Dr. Sonaliz Morel-Baker, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and Ms. Sherry Ann Batelli, Development and Strategic Events Associate facilitated the first 2019 Thankathon which is part of the ICHS Phonathon program. The ICHS Phonathon program is an elite team comprised of personable and knowledgeable Student Ambassadors and Student Council members. Student callers connect with alumnae and parents through a personalized phone conversation, during which they provide updates on developments and secure critical financial support for scholarships and academic programs. Student callers are vital to the success of fundraising at ICHS and to maintaining strong relationships with all our constituents. Students are the best ambassadors to talk about the ICHS experience because they are living it!
Mary Flood `20, shared, “Calling ICHS’s generous donors is an excellent opportunity to develop our knowledge and expertise in communication, fundraising, and public relations!”
Jenni Atz `20, added, “Participating in the Thankathon allowed me to establish an open line of communication between ICHS and our incredible supporters.”
Dr. Sonaliz Morel-Baker stated, “Using our amazing students allows them to gain a greater understanding of ICHS and the appreciation for the donor’s generosity for their continued success and the longevity of the mission of ICHS.”
A supporter said, “I received the most genuine and enthusiastic call today from an ICHS student thanking me for my support of ICHS and blessings for Christmas and the New Year. How special! I'm still smiling, and my heart is warm!”
ICHS plans to do another Phonathon program in the Spring to call constituents including alumnae, parents, and friends of ICHS, to build personal rapport, update demographic information, and acquire gifts to the Annual Fund.