Leadership is one of the competencies considered during the selection process of our interns, so it is no surprise that our alumni can do great things. But, what does surprise us is what they do. Because of the impressive work completed by our interns, two newly created awards have been, and will be given out annually at the D-SIP Closing Ceremony.
One of these awards is given to an individual who works in the development profession and remains steadfast in making the profession better in some capacity. This award, the Chrissi Rawak Award of Distinction in Development, is named after Chrissi Rawak whose vision was critical in the creation the Development Summer Internship Program. Although the impact of her work goes beyond students, her passion for creating a pipeline for students to enter into the development profession has created a transformative experience for many U-M undergraduates.
The other award granted this year was the Block M of Honor for Community Impact. This award is given to an individual that has made an impact in their community.
Without further ado, let’s meet the honorees.
Amy Pfaehler, D-SIP 2007, was granted the Chrissi Rawak Award for Distinction in Development. Just as Chrissi helped to create a pipeline into the profession for young professionals, Amy continued such work for D-SIP alumni. An advocate for development work, Amy gladly met with all D-SIP alum searching for jobs in the D.C. area and provided guidance. In fact, her help led one of our alumni right into another political fundraising position in D.C.
The Block M of Honor for Community Impact was given to Nick Glauch, D-SIP 2007. Nick was responsible for raising 25,000 dollars for an endowment he established for his local high school. He achieved his goal due to his ability to work with the senior class, alumni, and community members. In today’s economy, such an endowment is quite an accomplishment and, even more, a great help to his high school.
Congratulations Amy and Nick!