The Salvation Army, one of the oldest and most recognized nonprofits, relies on donations to fund its many vital community programs and services. The organization's Annual Civic Luncheon, which this year was held at The Renaissance in Downtown Cleveland, represents the largest fundraiser outside of the iconic red kettle holiday campaign.
This year, the organization tapped Rob Falls to serve as the event's chairman. Rob has always had a soft spot for The Salvation Army which he describes as the "best national nonprofit ever." As a result of Rob's strong affinity for the organization, the agency has been a leading supporter of its annual toy drive, collecting more than 1,000 toys over the years for underprivileged children.
As chair of this year's Civic Luncheon, Rob was able to make an even bigger impact for the organization beyond his commitment to again support the toy drive. Leveraging his strong community connections, Rob helped to attract new corporate sponsors and attendees. This year's event has been heralded as a major success, raising more than $200,000--a record for the event.
"I was both humbled and honored to be chosen as the chair for this great organization," said Rob.