DSW Awards Grant to Autism Speaks Grant Money from Social Media Contest

(Left to Right) Nancy McInroy, National Director of Development and Stewardship, Autism Speaks; Kerry Margo, Social Marketing Coordinator, Autism Speaks; Scott Newman, Chief Financial Officer, Autism Speaks; Michael Rosen, Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Autism Speaks; Denise Bianchi, Executive Assistant -- Marketing, Awareness & Events, Autism Speaks; Gary Jaworski, Senior Vice President of Development, Autism Speaks; Kenneth Alumbaugh, Merchandise Manager, DSW Inc; Michael MacDonald, President and CEO, DSW Inc; Lisa Goring, Vice President of Family Services, Autism Speaks.

(Left to Right) Nancy McInroy, National Director of Development and Stewardship, Autism Speaks; Kerry Margo, Social Marketing Coordinator, Autism Speaks; Scott Newman, Chief Financial Officer, Autism Speaks; Michael Rosen, Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Autism Speaks; Denise Bianchi, Executive Assistant — Marketing, Awareness & Events, Autism Speaks; Gary Jaworski, Senior Vice President of Development, Autism Speaks; Kenneth Alumbaugh, Merchandise Manager, DSW Inc; Michael MacDonald, President and CEO, DSW Inc; Lisa Goring, Vice President of Family Services, Autism Speaks.

Columbus, OH—Thanks to online input from its sales associates and shoe lovers across the country, DSW Inc. awarded a $75,000 grant to Autism Speaks as part of its Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program.

DSW Shoe Lover associates nominated nearly 200 non-profit organizations that they are most passionate about, to have the opportunity to win a grant. Finalists were selected by DSW and then presented via social media for public voting. Voting wrapped up in late June. DSW associate Kenneth Alumbaugh from Leander, Texas, nominated Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

A check was recently presented at the Autism Speaks headquarters in New York City. Mike MacDonald, president/ceo, Holly Ross, human resource and philanthropic manager and Kenneth Alumbaugh, merchandise manager were present from DSW Inc.

 

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