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16 Mar

Maryland FBLA Continues to Support

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Maryland FBLA State Officers

Maryland FBLA State Officers

Maryland FBLA State Officers shine in their volunteer support of the March of Dimes! This spring, FBLA Region 2 Vice President Chelsea Wagely from Dundak High School will be walking in Baltimore with others from her FBLA chapter as a March for Babies team. And Maryland FBLA recently helped their local March for Babies Kickoff.


Chelsea and her fellow Maryland FBLA State Officers also volunteered their time on November 15, 2010 to help the Maryland chapter of the March of Dimes with an annual fundraiser, the March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction. Event attendees are able to sample extravagant dishes from renowned local chefs, as well as participate in silent and live auctions of products donated from local businesses. Proceeds raised from the event support the March of Dimes’ research, education, community service, and advocacy programs.


Maryland FBLA National Officers played an important role in the success of the event; they were in charge of overseeing the silent auction. The silent auction consisted of over 100 items and required the FBLA members to monitor the items and bid sheets during the auction and distribute the items to the winners at check-out. The students were responsible for all aspects of the auction from start to finish.


The March of Dimes staff was very impressed and thankful for the officers’ help. The event raised more than $150,000 for the March of Dimes. Maryland FBLA was honored to volunteer and support the efforts of the March of Dimes and looks forward to continuing to strengthen their partnership with the March of Dimes. Thanks to this FBLA chapter & state for joining the March of Dimes year-round!


Maryland FBLA Officers pictured, from L to R: Megan Harsham, Karthik Krishnan, Shirley Zhu, Govin Vatsan, Chelsea Wageley, Corey Majerowicz, Jack Fitzpatrick, Tim Fisher

17 Mar

Representing their mile of dimes at the school assembly.

Representing their mile of dimes at the school assembly.

Centennial High School FBLA in Oregon continues to grow in their fundraising efforts! Previously, they won the FBLA National Community Service Project with their efforts for the March of Dimes. This year, they used a variety of fundraising approaches to raise a mile of dimes – $11,333 to be exact, the most they have ever raised! Their most creative fundraiser was “Dancing with the Staff” where staff and students were paired in a dancing competition. They also raised money in the school, and held other events such as Bunco for Babies.

What were this team’s keys to success? Fun! Creativity! And a strong understanding of the cause. Led by a dedicated, outstanding FBLA adviser & teacher at the school, these students kept up their efforts all year to surpass their goal. Congrats to Adriann and all the students for their amazing work!

The FBLA also hosted a school assembly once they raised a mile of dimes, recognizing their team and congratulating the entire school on their efforts. The winning dance due performed, and they had a visual representation of dimes with $90 of dimes representing the $11,333 they raised as you can see in the photo.

For more on their success, check out their press coverage. Check out their Facebook page with Dancing with the Staff video & photos. And watch the phenomenal March of Dimes video they made for their school.

What has your FBLA, school or team done that has been fun & creative to support March for Babies? Share here!

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