Justin Savin & CJ Patel
The Executive Co-Chairs oversee interactions between co-chair pairs, between co-chairs and the administration, and between co-chairs and external supporters. The Executive Co-Chairs support all the work leading up to NUDM 2018, always keeping in mind NUDM’s long-term place on Northwestern’s campus.
Email about: big-picture NUDM questions
Megy Appalaraju & Ellen Furgis
Development & Alumni Relations
Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) focuses on engaging alumni and donors around the country to spread NUDM beyond the Northwestern University campus. DAR expands the opportunities for alumni and donors to remain connected with NUDM and grows initiatives and events, such as the annual Gala. And their work doesn’t stop weekend-of: DAR runs security for all 30 hours of NUDM!
Email about: alumni and donor involvement
Talia Prusky & Christina Parker
Community Engagement (CommE) works to think critically and expand upon NUDM’s inclusion and accessibility efforts. CommE spends a significant amount of time reaching out to other student groups, facilitating community discussions and working to implement these new perspectives. Beyond developing more accessible fundraising opportunities for dancers, CommE aims to recruit new teams, create new opportunities for non-dancer involvement and broaden NUDM’s reach by tapping into other NU communities. CommE also connects the Evanston Community Foundation to Northwestern’s campus through education and local service opportunities.
Email about: accessibility/inclusion concerns, starting a new dancer team
Dan Gorulko & Allie Hall
Corporate Relations (Corp) establishes and cultivates relationships with companies big and small. Through building relationships and specialized benefit packages for Fortune 500 firms and smaller Evanston businesses alike, Corp secures significant sponsorships for NUDM as well as product donations for dancers, events and the silent auction. Corp connects corporations, foundations and grants to the NUDM brand and Northwestern University campus.
Email about: corporate sponsorships
Dalia Jude & Daniel Abia
Dancer and Beneficiary Relations
Dancer Accessibility & Experience (DAE) is the primary contact for dancers throughout the entire year — and especially during the 30-hours. Throughout the year, DAE prepares dancers for the 30 hours, and they educate and connect dancers to the primary beneficiary through a variety of programming, facilitating engagement between CIS of Chicago and the Northwestern community. On top of these responsibilities, DAE leads the individual fundraising mentorship program. Finally, DAE keeps dancers pumped up and motivated (through weekend-of programming and celebrity videos) from the time they register until the final seconds of Block 10.
Email about: beneficiary engagement program, dancer involvement
Lindsey Waxman & Kamryn Lewis
Finance’s primary duty (unsurprisingly) is to track, process and manage all monetary donations made to NUDM. Finance manages all dancer fundraising accounts and helps dancers reach their personal fundraising goals. Finance also manages and develops the grouphead program to communicate key information, keep teams organized and motivate them all to fundraise.
Email about: group head information, fundraising
Tynan Friend & Nicole Bankowski
Food is the sustenance for all the dancers on their 30-hour journey. It’s an important part of NUDM, as not only providing the necessary fuel, but also ensuring all dancers’ allergy needs are addressed. Food secures donations from both local restaurants and national businesses for all events related to NUDM. Whether fulfilling the needs of other committees, such as organizing profit-shares or getting food for many special events including the Gala throughout the year, Food plays an important role.
Email about: food donations
Michelle Galliani & Jennimai Nguyen
Marketing and Media
Marketing and Media (M&M) is the voice of NUDM. M&M maintains all NUDM social media accounts, branding and media relations. M&M creates campus promotions, campaigns, and NUDM-related and beneficiary-related informative content. On top of these responsibilities, M&M manages graphic design and the creation NUDM 2018 merchandise. M&M aims to maximize NUDM’s impact by reaching out to campus and beyond, partnering with both campus and external media sources throughout the year.
Email about: media contact
Jordan Kim & Meredith Mackey
Productions handles all of the logistical and technical aspects of putting on NUDM. Productions works throughout the year to collaborate with top lighting, sound and video vendors to find new and innovative ways to improve the experience inside the tent each year. From lighting, to set design, from video to sound, from block themes to emcees, Productions puts on the show and ensures everything runs smoothly during the weekend-of.
Email about: weekend-of information
Sydney Summerlin & Eliana Scobey
Special Events ensures NUDM is more than just 30 hours by planning a variety of events during the year and for weekend-of. These events raise money and maintain excitement for NUDM throughout the year. They also allow those not directly involved in NUDM to participate in and contribute to the organization. Special Events plans Trivia Nights, the Alumni Gala, Top Chef and more. They also run weekend-of events such as the 5K.
Email about: events throughout the year, gala inquiries
Garrett Matsuda & Kirk Willens
Tech and Analytics
Tech and Analytics ensures the executive board is designing programs with measurable goals, by working with the board to collect, analyze, and act on data. They critically evaluate data collected from past NUDMs and collect new information to identify future areas for growth. Additionally, Tech and Analytics is the point of contact for the NUDM website, updating information about upcoming events, facilitating online registration, and monitoring the NUDM online store.
Email about: nudm.org, merchandise