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Charityfest Fundraising Results

This year’s fundraising event raised a total of $4,841.00 for Horizons for Homeless Children. This is an amazing amount considering our present economic climate. We should all be proud that together we have made a dent in charitable giving!

PIB thanks you for the wonderful donations we received from Pearson employees as well as private individuals, and for the generous donations from local businesses. Your selfless giving made all the difference and we could not have done it without you!

Happy Holidays!


Way-To-Go Winners Announcement

It is an honor to be nominated!

PIB received peer nominations for 21 deserving employees for the 2009 Way-To-Go Awards. From that list of distinguished candidates 5 individuals were selected as winners, receiving a certificate of merit for going the extra mile and being recognized for the positive contributions they have made in improving the workplace. Each certificate was accompanied by a $25.00 gift certificate.

Among the 2009 Way-To-Go Award winners were:

Ken Chang

Jorgensen Fernandez

Cathy Terwilliger

Cindy Strowman

Kevin Wong

Congratulations to this year’s Way-To-Go Award winners!

The complete list of nominees include:
Sara Castrignano
Ken Chang
Sheila DeFazio
Amanda Ferguson
Jorgensen Fernandez
Will Hirschowitz
Karen Holtzman
Stephanie Krol
Ben Leveillee
Abigail Lewis
Robyn Matzke
Debbie Munson
Susan Nimmo
William Oppenheimer
Jodi O’Rourke
Stephen Rider
Susan Saris
Cindy Strowman
Cathy Terwilliger
Maria Torti
Laura Vivenzio
Kevin Wong

Thank you who took time to nominate these fine individuals for the recognition they so rightfully deserve!

What is Charityfest?

Dear fellow employees,
Partners in Business is pleased to announce Charityfest 2009, an event this year that will emphasize one of the best things we’ve done collectively throughout the years—charitable giving. We hope that everyone will support this charitable event and that you will continue to support events like this one in the future.

Charityfest 2009 will include a Silent Auction, Charity Raffle, and 50/50 Raffle. It will take place December 11 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Boylston cafeteria. We will be serving light refreshments.

On the day of Charityfest, the Way-To-Go Award winners will be presented, and an acknowlegement of the significant contribution that employees have made to Rosie’s Place will be made.

Start Today!
You can purchase your 50/50 Raffle tickets right now by coming to the Boylston cafeteria between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. this week (beginning November 30) and next week (up until December 11). At the same time, we are conducting a Food Drive to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank (canned or dry goods only). We will also preview some of the Silent Auction items.

We encourage you to donate items for the Silent Auction and Charity Raffle. Please read the information below this message. All donated items will be displayed for live viewing along with a preview of the items posted on the PIB blog.

We welcome your participation and encourage your charitable giving!


Charityfest 2009 Donation Information

Charityfest 2009 Silent Auction/Raffle Information for 2009
When: Friday, December 11th
Where: Boylston Cafeteria
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM (Auction/Raffle closes at 4:30PM)

2009 Beneficiary
Horizons for Homeless Children

What to donate?
Popular items in the past have included:
• Employee-produced artwork
• Employee time and talent (in-kind), such as a golf lesson or a photo session. Please contact Al Velasquez to make an in-kind donation. • Homemade crafts, such as sweaters and baked goods If you are donating baked goods, please make sure they are in an AIRTIGHT hard plastic or metal container, both for freshness and pest deterrence.
• Tickets to sporting events, plays, and concerts

Please note that items should be in new or like-new condition, in the original, unopened packages.

When to donate?
You may donate items through Monday, December 7.

Where to donate?
9th floor Human Resources Suite – 9E 302 (Keryn Broydrick)
or any PIB member (see PIB blog for PIB member information)

Visit the Boston PIB Blog for information on PIB, Charityfest 2009, and to
view Auction Items