Wednesday, September 2, 2015

An Interview With the Host Committee: Part 3

Don't forget to purchase a ticket to this fall's event!
Greetings everyone! We welcome you yet again to another special Fashion Foundation host committee interview! It has been such a rewarding experience to get to conduct these interviews. It is truly remarkable to see the level of talent that exists in the people who are behind the scenes for The Fashion Foundation, and I am happy to say that for the next couple of posts, we'll be introducing you to more of the special pieces that make The Foundation whole.

But before we jump into today's piece... 

I'd like to give a special reminder for this month: Saturday, September 26th's "Fall Into Fashion Fundraiser" at the TAJ Lounge in NYC is right around the corner! If you haven't purchased a ticket yet, you can buy them by visiting our main website ( or click the link here. If you'd like to find out more information about the event then help yourself by clicking the link here.

And now, back to the fun stuff!

It's a pleasure to introduce another special member of the Host Committee, and my subject for today's interview post, Ms. Shannon Modri.

Shannon is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where she majored in Accounting. Shannon works tirelessly to help sell tickets for Foundation events and collect donations. She is also active in attending networking gatherings while helping the Foundation establish its social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. She graciously agreed to answer the questions I created for her; I think you will agree, she provided some really awesome insight about what it's like to work for an up and coming non-profit organization. I hope you enjoy!  

Can you please provide a brief description of yourself? (Hobbies, college(s) attended: major, minor, year graduated; what you’d like to do for your career).
I recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island in May 2015 where I majored in Accounting. I was in the sorority, Delta Zeta, and I was a part of their philanthropy committee. For my career, I always wanted to be involved with fashion.

What is your daytime job and what is your position/title at The Fashion Foundation?
I just accepted a Merchandise Coordinator position at Calvin Klein. For the Fashion Foundation, I am a member of the host committee.

How did you become involved with The Foundation? How did you hear about them?
The reason why I became involved with The Foundation is because of my friend Alexis who joined The Foundation last year. I worked with her at Calvin Klein and she mentioned she was working with a non-profit organization. Alexis explained to me that the Fashion Foundation works to help students in need to provide them with school supplies. I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to join and do something useful with my extra time.

Can you give us a brief description of your job responsibilities at The Foundation? What are some of the recent activities you have worked on for The FF?
My job for The Foundation is being a host committee member. Some of my job responsibilities are to sell tickets and receive donations for the Fall into Fashion Fundraiser that is on September 26th. I also attend networking events and post on social media to spread awareness for The Foundation.

From your experience, why is it so important for an organization like The Fashion Foundation to invest a lot of time in networking with other people and companies?
The Fashion Foundation is a start-up non profit organization. To make people and companies more aware of The Foundation, I network through events and social media to try to spread the word. Investing a lot of time in networking is important because the more connections you make, the better.

What are some of the things you do to establish a social network presence for The Foundation?
I post pictures of the invitations for The Fall into Fashion Fundraiser on Instagram. This will allow my followers to know when and where the event is. Also, it includes the link to buy tickets for the event. Also, it is important because people who do not follow me can also see my posts if one of our mutual followers “like” it. Also, I like photos and posts of other committee members on Facebook as well as the Fashion Foundation write-ups on their page.

As far as The Foundation is concerned, how are you preparing for the Fall Season? Is there anything exciting on the horizon for the Host Committee?
The Fall Season is very busy because we are preparing for our Fall into Fashion Fundraiser on September 26th. We are working on selling tickets for the event, getting donations for raffles and networking about the fundraiser, constantly. We are also brainstorming ideas for next year’s fundraiser!

What are some of the things you wish to accomplish personally through your involvement with The Foundation?
I want to make more of my friends, family and networking connections aware that the Fashion Foundation is a nonprofit organization that donates money to help students that cannot afford school supplies. This is a huge issue because I could not imagine not being able to afford necessities for school. I want to spread awareness as much as I can.

Our awesome flyer for this month's event!
Why should supporters attend the “Fall into Fashion Fundraiser” on September 26th @ 7pm?
Supporters should attend the Fall into Fashion Fundraiser because it is for a great cause. The event will help us accomplish our goal to help students who do not have the money to afford school supplies. It is rewarding to know that we are helping a child to a better education.

Lastly, can you give our readers a reason why participating and/or donating to The Foundation is worth their while.
Readers will have the opportunity to become a part of helping students in need. A little goes a long way; any donation helps! We want readers to participate and donate because it will supply students with the tools required to learn. School supplies are a basis of learning. Every child should have the opportunity to learn.

Once again, The Fashion Foundation would like to thank Shannon for this interview and for all that she does and will continue to do for The Foundation. As you can see, The Foundation's host committee does an excellent job each day to ensure that we achieve our mission to help children in need. With Shannon an the rest of the committee's unwavering commitment, we will continue to succeed with helping the students who need it the most.

Don’t forget to follow The Fashion Foundation on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and of course, don't forget to donate to our website at Till next time!

Joseph A. Jungermann is a freelance copy editor and blogger for The Fashion Foundation. He also authors his own personal blog, titled: “A Tuesday Afternoon.” He is the founder of the copy editing company: Elemental Edit, which provides content editing services for students, professionals, and small businesses. Joe obtained his Bachelors of Arts in English at Stony Brook University through their honor’s college in December of 2013. As a passionate reader, writer, and aspiring entrepreneur, he also enjoys playing guitar, reading poetry, and spending time with family and friends. 

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