MEMPHIS, Tenn. — inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, celebrated National Philanthropy Day on November 15 with a lunch event to recognize employees for their volunteer contributions within the community. The event featured guest speaker Brandon Bland from BRIDGES, USA and acknowledged the 77% increase of staff participation in the agency’s Fuelanthropic program, which gives staff members a week of paid time off to support charitable organizations of their choosing.
“We’re extremely pleased to see a large number of employees taking part in our Fuelanthropic program this year to help the communities where they live,” said Tim Sellers, Agency Partner at inferno. “So far this year, our agency employees have dedicated more than 475 hours of civic time to serving the community.”
Sellers kicked off the lunch event with a presentation on the history and mission of Fuelanthropic, noting that this year marked a significant increase in the number of employees who used their civic time. He then introduced Bland, who explained his work with BRIDGES’ ClimBRIDGES program and spoke about the various ways inferno employees could get involved.
Afterward, inferno employees Anne Dugan and Joe McLaughlin reflected on how they individually used their civic time in 2013. Dugan volunteered during the Indie Memphis Film Festival, while McLaughlin has provided assistance at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Soup Kitchen, BRIDGES and the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
At the end of the event, all of the agency’s 2013 Fuelanthropic members were recognized, including Rebecca Bolding, Linda Corti, Dugan, Beverly Hendrichovsky, Doretha Jones, Amy Lind, McLaughlin, Ashley Merchant, Dan O’Brien, Michael Overton, Colleen Radish, Liza Routh, Lyle Wardlaw, Lindsey Woodard and David Zachry.
inferno is a leading full-service agency, serving clients in a variety of industry sectors including healthcare, relocation, logistics, retail, banking, agriculture, nonprofit and entertainment. Headquartered in Memphis with satellite offices in Jonesboro, Ark. and Kalamazoo, Mich., inferno has become the strongest mid-size provider of business-to-business and consumer marketing solutions, offering experience in advertising, brand development, graphic design, interactive, public relations, social media and strategic planning