It’s April – Let’s Celebrate Volunteerism

April is National Volunteer Month – a time to spotlight Randle employees who are giving back to the community.

Volunteerism is a great way for companies to get involved in local charities and the communities they serve, build relationships and support causes they believe in.

While all Randle employees are involved in various philanthropic and volunteer efforts with great causes, we’re highlighting a few recent examples in celebration of the month!

Senior Account Executive Mary Parra and her family make volunteerism a family affair, often supporting organizations that have a direct impact on people they know. Mary and her husband Jerome merge their love of running with good causes, participating in the Shamrock’n Half Marathon as well as the Epilepsy Run. “The beneficiary in the Shamrock’n event was the Triumph Cancer Foundation, which our neighbor participated in during her recovery from Leukemia,” Mary says. A player on their son’s baseball team also has epilepsy, which prompted the two to participate in the Epilepsy run.

Another volunteer advocate is Jennifer Kifer, Randle’s longtime Controller. The Kifer family supports Saint John’s Hope for Change Polo Match. The tournament, themed “Polo for Change,” raises several thousand dollars annually for homeless women and children.

The Kifer Family, flanked by Randle Controller Jennifer (center), makes volunteering fun. Each year they participate in the annual Saint John’s Polo for Change Polo Match.

“It’s an event we all do together as a family,” says Jennifer. “Volunteering should be fun and worthwhile. We’re also proud to be involved in other events to support the Special Olympics.”

Erin Dunlay and her family balance work and volunteer life through a wide range of activities as well. Erin spent six years on the Board of Directors for River City Food Bank, and, also competed in this year’s 5K Bonnie J. Addario run/walk. Erin and husband Ryan volunteer at the annual reception for their alma mater, Creighton University, encouraging prospective students to consider the university for their collegiate career.

Ryan is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Dad’s Club and Patron of the Arts Council at St. Francis High School in Sacramento.
“Volunteering and giving back is something we take seriously and enjoy at the same time,” says Erin.