Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Quick update on what WIB at RIT has been doing since the beginning of the year:
In October we raised money for the Al Sigl Community walk. This was an event held at the Marketplace mall. We raised $200 toward adults with disabilities. The walk had a Halloween theme and was a great success.
November 6th Women in Business lent a helping hand at Foodlink's warehouse. We were there from nine a.m. until noon. We helped sort over 600 pounds of food to be distributed throughout 10 counties.
December 1st there was a swimming social with Pi Kappa Psi followed by No Voice Zone. We got some exercise while playing some pool basketball and warmed up in the hot tub.
WIB held a bake sale on Tuesday December 7th to raise money to buy toys for less fortunate children in the Rochester area. Thank you to everyone who helped we raise just over $250. We were glad to be able to give joy to children in our area
We will be doing a bake sale quarterly to raise funds for different events and causes. Be sure to stop whenever you see us and support our vairous cuases, or just say hello.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Over the weekend WIB founder, Heather Knowles walked in the Rochester's Fashion Week Runway Show, The Height of Fashion. The event, which raised $30,000 to be donated to the Rochester Center for Youth, took place at the Memorial Art Gallery downtown. In addition to modeling for the event, Heather was also part of the planning process for the event. She worked closely with Chantiza Stern, the Chief Event Organizer and Meghan Mundy, the Chief Fashion Organizer, to plan and execute this successful event. Next year Heather has been asked to stay on as Assistant Event Organizer and modeling coach for the runway shows.
Heather is excited to have been given this opportunity and encourages everyone to participate in the 2011 event, as it will be bigger and better!!!
For more information and pictures from the event(s) visit: fashionweekofrochester.org
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Kara is a fourth year Marketing student and will graduate in the spring. Kara has been involved with WIB since 2007 and has served as VP of Community Service for two years. She is also involved with other organizations on campus and has worked for the RIT Undergraduate Admissions office for three years.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Women in Business not only hosts events to raise money for Joining Hearts and Hands to make a difference in the lives of African people, but will be traveling there to share our knowledge of business and personal empowerment with the IGLA’s (Income Generating Learning Activities) and at several schools Joining Hearts and Hands has built. Our idea of innovation in Africa means giving the people necessary tools and knowledge to live a healthy and dignified lifestyle.
Visitors will walk away with a renewed sense of empowerment, the importance of reaching out to others, and ideas how they can help RIT’s Women in Business group with meet our objectives and continue that work in their own community.
Hope to see you there!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
We want to congratulate the Zeta Tau Alpha ladies and the Men's and Women's Hockey teams for such a successful event.
Check out this article by RIT's Bob Finnerty, Feb. 2, 2010 —Tiger Hockey, Sorority Raise $21,248 to Fight Cancer During ‘Pink Rink’
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hannah Congdon was the inspiration behind this event and we are proud to carry on her legacy! Hannah’s hope was that the less fortunate of the world would have a better life.
Learn more about Hannah and Hannah's Hope by visiting the following links:
This event brought together students, staff, and the local community for a fun night of skating with family and friends. Skate For a Cause was able to provide an opportunity for all of those involved to support and give back to those who are in need.
For coverage from the event, check out this video
Friday, January 22, 2010
Press Release, by RIT:
Skating Event to Raise Money for Kenya School Built in Memory of Fairport’s Hannah Congdon
RIT’s Women in Business hosts ‘Skate for a Cause,’ proceeds will help build classroom at Hannah’s Hope
The promising young life of Hannah Congdon was cut short in 2007 when the Fairport teenager died in a car crash along with four other students from Fairport High School just days following graduation. Thanks to the Rochester-based organization Joining Hearts and Hands, Congdon’s memory lives on through a school built last year in Kenya called Hannah’s Hope.
The next building phase will be the addition of two new classrooms. To help raise money for the project, RIT’s Women in Business Club will host “Skate for A Cause” at RIT’s Ritter Arena from 8 to 10 p.m. this Friday. A $3 donation per person covers admission, skate rental and hot chocolate.
“I remember Hannah as an ambitious, outgoing and friendly girl who was always smiling,” says Heather Knowles, president and founder of RIT’s Women in Business Club and a member of the 2007 graduating class from Fairport High. “Hannah will always be missed by myself and everyone who knew her. While I will never understand why it was her time to go, she has left behind an inspiring legacy. Her legacy has inspired me to help build an additional classroom at Hannah’s Hope. I am elated that RIT’s Women in Business is raising money for such a momentous cause.”
All proceeds from Friday’s benefit will go to Joining Hearts and Hands toward the next phase of construction at Hannah’s Hope. Joining Hearts and Hands founders William and Joanne Cala will be in attendance at Friday night’s event. Students from RIT’s Women in Business Club hope to travel to Kenya with the Cala's in the spring of 2011.
To find out more about Joining Hearts and Hands and Hannah’s Hope, visit www.joiningheartsandhands.org
Look for pictures and an update on how the event goes in my next post!
Friday, January 15, 2010
Check out more pictures from the Trendy Tuesday event on our Facebook page!