For the second year in a row, we had a pretty big incentive for donors. Paramount Kia of Asheville donated a new Kia Soul and it helped increase new donations to the Community Investment Fund by $111,705. Anyone who made a contribution of $250 or more by January 30 was eligible to become a finalist.
10 semi-finalists were randomly selected from more than 800 entries. They drew keys and tried them one-by-one to see which would unlock the Kia Soul. Congratulations to Jeff Staudinger who is the proud new owner of the Kia Soul and thanks to all who participated to in the contest.
A tremendous amount of gratitude goes to Paramount Kia of Ashevillle for providing this incredible incentive. It was great fun to work with their team to raise money in support of our work to reduce the impact of poverty in our community. Please keep them in mind when you get the urge to update your ride.
Congratulations and thanks to all our semi-finalists!
- Bob Burnett, Beverly-Hanks & Associations
- Jonna Bradham, Asheville Savings Bank
- Linda Gamble, Community Action Opportunities
- Heather Whitaker Goldstein, The Van Winkle Law Firm
- Timothy Poulton, Mission Health
- Jeff Staudinger, City of Asheville
- Lisa M. O'Connor, EATON
- Lizabeth Wyche, Housing Authority of Asheville
- Susan Fischer, Mission Health
- Jerry Oliver, Goodwill Industries of Northwest Western North Carolina
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