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Favorite DM Memory: My favorite DM memory can’t go back to a specific moment, but rather an aspect of this organization. The relationships and passion I see in these college students throughout the year and in all those who show up to the marathon keep me engaged in knowing that the impact we have here within IUDM is larger than simply fundraising.
Why to Contact: Regarding donor appreciation across the organization.
Major: Speech and Hearing Sciences
Favorite DM Memory: My favorite memory happened towards the end of last years marathon. I was standing next to McKenna, listening to BJ Yoho tell his Riley Story. He talked with such great passion about his faith in God and how that, and Riley Hospital, helped him form who he is today. He touched me, McKenna, and so many other people around us that day, and it is a moment I will absolutely never forget.
Why to Contact: Regarding personal or organizational enrollment.
Major: Finance & International Business
Favorite DM Memory: My favorite dance marathon memory was the Angels Among Us circle at the end of IUDM. I’ll never forget being arm in arm with my fellow MRicans and looking around to see how many people came together for Ryan, for Ashley, and for the Kids.
Why to Contact: Regarding high school or other collegiate dance marathons.
Major: Media Advertising
Favorite DM Memory: My favorite memory has to go to the dancer check-in at the marathon. Being the first faces new dancers see when they get to the marathon sets the tone for their experience and it is always an incredible moment!
Why to Contact: Regarding dancer group preparedness or dancer involvement.
Major: Operations Management, Marketing and International Business
Favorite DM Memory: Meeting new people every single day in this organization that continue to inspire me to give it my all.
Why to Contact: Regarding reconnecting with IUDM, Alumni Board, the alumni newsletter, or alumni events.
Favorite DM Memory: Meeting my Riley Buddy, Riley Lesh, & instantly creating a lifelong friendship.
Why to Contact: Regarding Riley family involvement and events.
Major: Sport Marketing & Management
Favorite DM Memory: My favorite thing about dance marathon, other than the miracles we make happen, is the relationships that we create throughout. I have met people I never would have because of dance marathon and shared some of my most vulnerable moments with those people. I have several favorite memories from dance marathon, but the best thing is knowing they won’t stop at graduation.
Why to Contact: Regarding stage games or the linedance.
Favorite DM Memory: The moment after the total went up, celebrating with the Fundraising committee and the thousands of other exhausted dancers in the Tennis Center.
Why to Contact: Regarding iudm.org, rentals, security, or operations for major IUDM events.
Favorite DM Memory: My favorite dance marathon memory was when I heard Eye of the Tiger come on at the beginning of the marathon. Knowing I was going into the best 36 hours of the year; I literally couldn’t stop smiling.
Why to Contact: Regarding food and beverage donations or dine and donate events.
Major: Contemporary Dance & Marketing
Favorite DM Memory: Entertaining everyone throughout the marathon and spending time with all of my committee in the entertainment booth!
Why to Contact: Regarding bands and acts for the Marathon or other IUDM events.
Major: Secondary Special Education
Favorite DM Memory: Meeting my Riley Kid, Mya, at the Easter Egg Hunt my freshman year. It’s crazy to think that playing freeze tag turned into one of my most closest relationships. I couldn’t imagine my IUDM experience without her!
Why to Contact: Regarding apparel, including apparel reorders or future orders.
Major: Community Health
Favorite DM Memory: Riley Development hitting our fundraising goal of $200,000 at IUDM 2017
Why to Contact: Regarding summaries of fundraising events or canning activities.
Major: Nonprofit Management
Favorite DM Memory: Having dance parties with our Riley families at events throughout the year.
Why to Contact: Regarding corporate partnerships, including in-kind donations and benefits packages.
Major: Accounting & Finance
Favorite DM Memory: My favorite moment in IUDM has to be when my committee went outside in the cold right before we were going to raise the total for the 2017 dance marathon. We all circled up and reflected on the past year and took a moment to look ahead to the future of IUDM. Everyone shared a story or something heartfelt that was on their mind at the time, and it showed us that we truly had become an IUDM “family”.
Why to Contact: Regarding participant fundraising totals or cash or check donations received in the IUDM office.
Major: Elementary Education
Favorite DM Memory: Choosing just one favorite memory from Dance Marathon would be impossible. Dance Marathon has become so integrated into my life; it is part of so many memories from the past three years. Nevertheless, one of my favorite memories from my first dance marathon was going into the inspiration booth and ready about Ashley Louise Crouse and the impact she made on IUDM. Ever since then I have held ALC extremely close to my heart and try to carry on her spirit and legacy.
Why to Contact: Regarding IUDM Golf Outings, the IUDM Gala, or other campus events.
Major: Journalism & Public Relations
Favorite DM Memory: My first Ryan & Ashley Week. It was incredible to learn about two people that made such a difference that it started a movement to make even greater things happen in this world.
Why to Contact: Regarding social media, press, and media coverage for IUDM.
Major: Marketing & Professional Sales
Favorite DM Memory: Raising almost $500,000 in 24 hours during Day of Hope 2017. It was truly amazing to see hundreds of us in one room uniting our passion to raise an absurd amount of money for Riley Hospital!
Why to Contact: Regarding marketing campaigns, graphic design, and photos or videos of IUDM events.
Major: Marketing and Healthcare Management
Favorite DM Memory: My first NICU baby shower at Riley Hospital for Children! It was so incredible to meet families and see the impact we have on the hospital.
Why to Contact: Regarding communication with Riley Hospital for Children or information regarding research done at the hospital.
Major: Sport Management
Favorite DM Memory: Firing up the Morale committee as the director before we went into the third and final shift of IUDM 2017!
Why to Contact: Regarding the IUDM application, interviews, or online donations and fundraising accounts.
Favorite DM Memory: Angels Among Us during IUDM 2017
Why to Contact: Regarding the Marathon, Kirkwood’s Rockin’ for Riley, or the FT5K.
Major: Finance & Accounting
Favorite DM Memory: My favorite DM memory was the in-event fundraising push on Saturday at 5PM during the 2017 marathon. I’ve never felt more proud of an organization and its leaders. I will never forget the impromptu nature and enthusiastic presentation of the push.
Why to Contact: Regarding matters that do not fall into a category covered by any executives listed below.
Major: Business Analytics & Marketing
Favorite DM Memory: There is nothing quite like the feeling of standing arm and arm with your best friends as the “Angels Among Us” song plays for the final time. Being the Operations Chair last year, I had been in the tennis center for 50 straight hours at that point, but all the pain and exahustion went away when I looked around the circle and realized that the people in that room are changing the world. For that 4 minutes and 9 seconds we all stopped and reflected on the past year, and in those minutes its not about the monetary total but about all the love we share with the world and the amazing kiddos at Riley.
Why to Contact: Regarding corporate matching, invoices, or IUDM finances.
Major: Non-Profit Management
Favorite DM Memory: Volunteering at Camp Riley one day last summer. We spent the day pampering the campers, and it was an absolute joy to interact and laugh with the sweet Riley kids.
Why to Contact: Regarding all major event coordination and planning.