09.24.10: Hollstadt Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Big Give Charity Contest and a Special Surprise

09.24.10: Hollstadt Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Big Give Charity Contest and a Special Surprise

Burnsville, MN (September 24, 2010) — Hollstadt & Associates (Hollstadt), a leading Twin Cities-based management consulting firm, has announced the winners of its third annual Hollstadt’s Big Give charity contest. While the company normally awards two winners with a $2,500 donation, it decided to honor five charities this year in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The winning charities included first place winner Early Youth Eyecare (EYE) Community Initiative, runner up The Bridge for Youth, and three-way tie winners Amanda Styles Cirelli (ASC) FoundationAmerican Red Cross Twin Cities EMS Team and Bundles of Love. Nominees were submitted by Hollstadt clients, consultants and staff.

“We are truly honored by this award,” agreed Pamela Ross, Project Director of The EYE Community Initiative, which is sponsored by the Phillips Eye Institute Foundation. “With this generous donation to the EYE initiative, we will be able to provide an entire classroom with vision screening and follow-up treatment. Thank you Hollstadt!”

“We are thrilled to receive the Big Give charity award,” said Kate Eubank, Director of Development of Bridge for Youth. “While every reunited family is the true reward of our work, it is a great feeling to be recognized within the community!”

A panel of four judges — made up of Hollstadt clients and consultants — chose the winning charities in Hollstadt’s Big Give contest from the pool of nominations. The winners were announced at Hollstadt’s 20th Anniversary celebration held at the Guthrie Theater on September 23. Along with the recognition of the contest winners, Hollstadt thanked clients and consultants for their strong support and loyalty throughout the year.

“Giving back to our community is such an important part of our culture at Hollstadt,” commented the company’s Founder and CEO, Rachel Hollstadt. “It’s a pleasure knowing that so many of our clients, consultants and staff are working with such wonderful volunteer programs. And we’re proud to help them in such a fun, meaningful way.”

To learn more about the Hollstadt & Associates 3rd Annual Big Give Charity Contest and this year’s winners, visit www.hollstadt.com. For more information, contact Susan Lowe atslowe@hollstadt.com or 952.898.6828.           

About Early Youth Eyecare Community Initiative
The Early Youth Eyecare (EYE) Community Initiative strives to remove vision problems as a major roadblock to learning by providing regular vision screenings and subsequent treatment services to Minneapolis school children in kindergarten, first, third, fifth and sixth grades. In addition to providing screening services, EYE works with families to identify and remove barriers to receiving treatment — offering interpreter services, transportation, and financial support for vision care, serving over 11,000 students annually. To learn more, go tohttp://www.allina.com/ahs/pei.nsf/page/Early_Youth_Eyecare_(EYE).

About Bridge for Youth 
Since 1970, The Bridge for Youth has played a critical role as our community’s 24-hour access point for youth and families in need, directly accessible without waiting lists, fees or red tape. With a dedicated staff and strong support from the community, they help hundreds of youth each year get off the street and into safe shelter, reunite with families and build skills for a better life. To learn more, go to www.bridgeforyouth.org.

About The Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation
The Amanda Styles Cirelli (ASC) Foundation provides funding to pediatric cancer research and programs supporting pediatric cancer patients and their families. Through events such as Annual Toast to Mandy, Chari-Tea and the annual ASCF Gala, the ASC Foundation honors the memory of Amanda Styles Cirelli by raising funds to fight cancer. Amanda lost her courageous battle to cancer at the age of 29. To learn more, go to www.ascfoundation.com.

About the American Red Cross Twin Cities EMS Team
The American Red Cross (ARC) is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement. It provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross Twin Cities Emergency Medical Services (EMS) members are part of a trained advanced life support team providing first aid at events such as the Minnesota State Fair, The Twin Cities Marathon, Taste of Minnesota, Minnesota Wild hockey games, other sporting events, concerts and other community events. To learn more, go to www.redcrosstc.org.

About Bundles of Love
Bundles of Love is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that provides clothing, bedding and necessities for infants in need; correctly sized clothing for premature infants of all sizes; and burial garments and keepsakes for families who have suffered the loss of an infant due to stillbirth, complications of birth, or illness. In 2008, we helped approximately 6,000 families and volunteers donated over 74,000 hours of their time at 276 events and at home. Bundles of Love regularly helps over 60 clinics, agencies, and hospitals. To learn more, go to www.bundlesoflove.org.

About Hollstadt & Associates (Hollstadt)
A Minnesota company established in 1990 and headquartered in the Twin Cities, Hollstadt & Associates, Inc. is an award-winning management consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients change and grow by providing professional consultants who define, analyze and manage business and technology initiatives. Hollstadt consistently provides clients with highly qualified management consultants, program and project managers, and business analysts. Hollstadt is an anchor member of the Minneapolis and St. Paul communities and actively supports several philanthropic ventures. Learn more at www.hollstadt.com.


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