ALS Ice Bucket Challenges at Gabriel Group

Although St. Louis has been quite warm, some of our associates have not been … in fact, they were freezing cold! It all started on Monday, August 25th at our All Company Meeting when, owner and CEO, Mike Peterson announced that he would be completing the Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of his father who passed away forty-three years ago from ALS.

He nominated our Executive Team, and it trickled down from there. All in all, 48 buckets of ice water were poured on Gabriel Group associates and two vendor-partners who were nominated and agreed to participate in the challenge at work. You can watch Mike’s video, in addition to the videos of other Gabriel Group associates, on our Facebook page, here.

In addition to personal donations many of the associates made, Mike informed the company that he would make a $25 donation for each Gabriel Group associate that participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge … Tuesday he donated $1,250 to our local chapter of the ALS Association. Associates had lots of fun watching and participating in this great cause!

Congrats to Alpha Gamma Rho!


Pictured above (left to right): Catherine Winge from Aria Communications, Stasia Sherman from AGR, Brad Garrison from AGR and Elsie Listrom from Gabriel Group).  

Gabriel Group would like to congratulate its client, The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho, this year’s recipient of the North-American Interfraternity Conference’s Best Development Effort in an Annual Campaign award.

Under new leadership, and following a record-setting 2012-13 Annual Appeal, The Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho sought to enhance its annual unrestricted giving campaign during the 2013-14 year to better communicate core messaging of the Foundation while striving to increase donor retention and maximize results.

The results are in, and they are impressive … Applying what they learned through the Cygnus-NICF Research Study, the Foundation increased total dollars raised by 20% over the previous year.  They realized a 66% donor retention rate.  And best of all, 198 new donors gave to the Foundation!

“We are thrilled with the results of Alpha Gamma Rho’s Loyalty Fund, and to top it off, they received the prestigious NICF’s Best Development Effort in an Annual Campaign award,” said Elsie Listrom, CFRE, Senior Vice President, Fundraising Services. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Alpha Gamma Rho and can’t wait to see what 2015 holds.”