Silly-String Fundraiser a Success for Enactus Club

Silly-String Fundraiser a Success for Enactus Club

The Enactus Club held the culminating event of its “Silly-String” Fundraiser on the mall on Oct. 15. 

The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money for the production of COVID-19 face shields. 

During the fundraiser, a table was set up in the lobby of Schwab Hall, where current students and faculty could donate to the cause. 

Collection cans with the images of several different Shields School of Business faculty members taped to them were placed in the Schwab lobby, and those who made donations put their money into the faculty member’s can of their choice.

A Venmo account was also available for alumni to contribute electronically. The fundraiser generated $1,202 for Enactus.

“We were overwhelmed by all of the support Enactus received, especially from the alumni,” said Anne-Marie Larkin, a junior Enactus member. 

The four SSOB faculty members whose cans collected the most money – Randy Frye, Jim Logue, John Miko and Kent Tonkin – were silly-stringed on the mall on Oct. 15. 

The Enactus Club will now order parts to manufacture face shields. 

“We are ordering parts now so we can start production,” said Morgan Flack, a junior Enactus member and one of the leaders of the initiative. 

“Two of our orders will be going to two different organizations at John’s Hopkins.”

The School of STEAM came up with the idea of manufacturing face shields. Member of this School shared the idea with a faculty member from the Shields School of Business, which led to the Enactus Club getting involved.