MS Leaders Circle honorees, who are nominated by their peers or nominate themselves, have already made substantial contributions to civic, business and cultural endeavors in the region – but want to do more to give back.
The Western Pennsylvania Chapter is launching the 1st Inagural MS Leaders Circle. Honoress have the opportunity to raise awarness aobut MS, the Society and also conduct a special gifts campaign to fund MS Research and support local programs and services.
Participants who meet their fundraising goals are honored at an awards ceremony at the Duquesne Club, hosted by Robert Glimcher, of the Glimcher Group, MS Leaders Circle Honorary Chair.
The MS Leaders Circle is composed of upwardly mobile business professionals in the greater Pittsburgh region who want to make a difference in their community by undertaking a fundraising campaign to benefit local people living with multiple sclerosis. In addition, honorees have the option to partake in a community service project which offers an opportunity to personally make a difference in the MS community.
Membership in the Leaders Circle includes:
- Prestige to be among the region’s civic leaders
- Full page spread with member info in the Pittsburgh Magazine
- A welcome reception hosted by MS Leaders Circle Advisory Council (November 13th, Rivers Casino)
- An awards reception hosted by Robert Glimcher (February 2014, Duquense Club)
- Networking events with fellow honorees and alumni from corporations throughout the region
- Opportunity to broaden resume with nonprofit experience
- Raise a minimum of $1,500 through a special gifts campaign with guidance and support from Society staff
- Set and publish a fundraising goal
- Provide a biographical sketch including photo (can be taken at Awards Ceremony)
- Attend the awards reception in February of 2014
- Nominate individuals for future MS Leaders Circles
- Participate in group community service project (optional)
- To recognize 40 of our area’s corporate leaders
- To raise $50,000 to create a world free of MS
- To educate the business community about MS and raise awareness about chapter resources for those living with MS