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One on One Fitness Consultants Named Corporation of the Year by the
Association of Fundraising Professionals
November 15, 2011
One on One Fitness Consultants has done more than help their clients reach and maintain a high level of fitness and optimum health; they are also helping to build their clients philanthropic spirits. While many companies are looking for ways to cut back, One on One Fitness has found a unique and extremely effective way to give back, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has honored Bruce and Kym Burke, owners of One on One Fitness Consultants for their efforts.
Monday, November 14 was the National Day of Philanthropy. One on One Fitness, along with five other recipients in various categories gathered together with many AFP members at an awards luncheon in Harrisburg. One on One Fitness was named the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Corporation of the Year by the Central Mountain Chapter covering Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster and surrounding cities in central PA.
Beginning in 2009, One on One Fitness created its “Give Back” initiative by starting a group training program in which the participants, rather than pay One on One, would select one of the designated charitable organizations and make payment directly to them. Burke commented, “We created our “Give Back” initiative to simply leverage our giving…to raise two dollars for every one we spent. We have accomplished that, but it has become so much more. We have enjoyed more inspiration from our clients, staff and community than you could possibly imagine. It has been heartwarming. Many thanks to the AFP’s selection committee for honoring us with this very meaningful award.”
The program to date has raised more than $35,000 in total for the participating non-profits which are the Youth Service Bureau and Centre Volunteers in Medicine. Based on the success of the program, One on One has since included its lecture series, trainer bonus program and Nutrition Habit Challenge to their “Give Back” offerings, all for the cost of a donation to one of their charities.
Cheryl White, Executive Director of Centre Volunteers in Medicine offered, “One on One Fitness is a tremendous example of philanthropy in action, combining their love of fitness and health with their passion for helping others who are in need. The list of past recipients is extremely impressive and we’re proud to have One on One Fitness recognized for all their efforts.”
Past recipients include Capital Blue Cross, Giant Food Stores, Highmark Blue Shield, The Hershey Company, Way Point Bank, and Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club among others.
Centre Volunteers in Medicine
Founded February, 2003
Mission: Serve and advocate for the medically underserved residents of Centre County.
Submitted by: Cathy Brown
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