Pam Kassner, chapter coordinator for Medals4Mettle, Pewaukee
Name: Pam Kassner
Title: Chapter Coordinator
Nonprofit organization: Medals4Mettle
Nonprofit Address: N27 W26458 Christian Ct. West, Suite B, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Mission of the organization: Celebrate and reward the individual and collective courage of all human beings by facilitating the gifting finishers’ medals from half marathons, marathons and all distances of triathlons to patients fighting chronic or life threatening illnesses, as well as survivors
What makes your organization unique? "Medals4Mettle does not compete with other charities for valuable dollars, and actually supports the patients benefiting from the missions of those organizations. "
What is one key thing needed for leadership in the non profit sector? "Run your organization as though it is a for-profit business."
How can business people/the community help your organization? "If you have completed a half marathon, marathon or any distance triathlon, please donate your finishers medals to us. Also, we replace the existing ribbons on medals with a Medals4Mettle ribbon. Each ribbon costs us $4, so please consider donating the cost of a ribbon at http://www.firstgiving.com/pamkassner. We have no national chapter budget so all expenses are the responsibility of the chapter coordinator."
Why do you think people should volunteer? "Your support will have a direct impact on a patient’s ability to get well. Doctors and family members agree that these medals improve patient attitudes and a positive attitude benefits a patient’s ability to improve."