Back in August, we (the UNI DM Executive Team) sat down and planned out this past year of DM. We decided we wanted to do everything BIGGER and BETTER than we ever have before.
We wanted everybody on campus to know what DM stood for and why we raise money for the kiddos we support.
We wanted to engage the Cedar Falls and Waterloo communities and get them involved in our cause.
We wanted to push our limits and do something that no other student group had ever done before at UNI, raise $225,000.
Over the course of the year, we challenged the community, the student body and ourselves to go above and beyond in everything we did. We hosted new fundraising events, revamped old ones and overall, we focused in on doing everything FTK.
As a 4th year program, we wanted to continue to grow. We didn't want to become complacent with everything we had done in the past. We looked at every opportunity in front of us and figured out what we could do to improve it.
In the end, though, everything we accomplished wasn't because of the 13 of us executives. It is because of all of you. The committee members, faculty, staff, family, friends and community members. You all believed in this organization and this cause. You believed in what we stand for and believed that the kiddos we raise money for deserve a better life.
It is because of you, that we were able to raise $278,135.04 FOR THE KIDS; those aren't just numbers, but lives saved thanks in part to you!
Thank you all for your support this year, we all have enjoyed serving in our positions and are excited to see what new heights next year's executive team for UNI DM pursues and everything that will be accomplished FTK!