There’s a baby boom taking place at our company and I like it! Over the past few months we have welcomed several new babies into the RoundTower family, and I’ve offered congrats to many coworkers who are patiently awaiting their bundle of joy. As a newish mom, I identify with the happiness a new baby brings into your life, and I even enjoy looking at other people’s baby pictures!
Though it may be cliché, I can testify that “having a baby will change your life!” I knew my priorities were realigned when I gladly replaced last call and fourth meal with night-night stories and The Tickle Monster. My heart melts instantly when I hear of a sick child. I quickly start to think, “What if that happened to my daughter, Charlie?” Then I consider how lucky I am to have a healthy child and how fortunate we are to have Cincinnati Children’s in our own backyard. I absolutely love that my position at RoundTower allows me to help this top-ranked hospital assure that more families share in the blessing of a healthy child.
So, to increase our contribution in year two of our three-year sponsorship agreement with Children’s, we decided to add a silent auction during the reception of our annual Golf Skills Challenge. This flagship golf outing is held in the Fall of each year and is one of the most widely anticipated events among our customers and partners. Thanks to the generous support of many businesses, we offered a robust and enticing auction with a large variety of items to attract bidders of all interests. Our Golf Skills attendees proved very generous and our decision to add the auction was validated. We crushed our $25,000 Walk for Kids goal!
Once all the money was tallied, I was very excited to share RoundTower’s final Walks for Kids fundraising total. Drum roll please...$36,610! Because so many people contributed to the success of our fundraising, we wanted to make sure the good news traveled fast, to as many people as possible. As luck would have it, we planned to host the Grand Showcase of our new HQ office just three weeks after the Golf Skills Challenge. This was the perfect opportunity to share our final total and say thank you to some of the people who contributed to our fundraising efforts.
At the RoundTower Grand Showcase, we presented Tony Johnston, Vice President and CTO at Cincinnati Children’s, with a check to represent our final fundraising total, officially placing us third among the companies that raised funds for the 2016 Cincinnati Walks for Kids! This is our second consecutive year as one of the top three companies and I am eyeing the top spot for next year. The better we do, the more it benefits Cincinnati Children’s and the children they serve.
I want to extend a very special thanks to all our sponsors for their generous support in helping us to help Children’s. We could not have accomplished this without the partnership of EMC, Cisco, VMware, Veeam, Zerto, Arrow, Morphick, Splunk, ServiceNow, Talari Networks, Varonis, and Mainstream.
I hope the holidays are a blessing to you and your family.