S: Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. - John Updike
BC: The End
FC: "It is easy to do things for our own families and loved ones, but to give of our substance for the stranger who is in need is the real test of our charity and our love for our fellowmen. - N. Eldon Tanner | Dana Rae's Portfolio
1: "It was clear that Dana has an ability to create consensus, handle conflict, and bring out the best in her colleagues." -Jim Hobart Instructor, Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida
2: Born and raised in Sarasota, Fla. I recently attended school in "Mickey Mouse Land." While attending college, I was extremely fortunate to be part of the Inaugural Bright House Networks Stadium football game as a Marching Knight, an avid Orlando Magic fan, an academic scholar and an intern to numerous companies throughout Central Florida. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations. My most memorable experiences in the fund-raising field have been from working with Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by implanting successful social media awareness; building a strong sponsor base for the University of Central Florida’s largest student –run philanthropy, Knight-Thon; having the privilege to do post game quotes after a Magic vs. Lakers game - interviewing Dwight Howard, and working with the media during the Florida Citrus Sports bowl games. I have an innate passion for writing, conquering social media, creativity, networking and teamwork.
3: I'm a KNIGHT!
4: We won two awards at DM National Conference Best T-shirt and Most Improved!
5: I think this is the moment my heart was beating out of my chest. We were all so nervous!
6: Pure joy.
8: For The Kids
10: Attending the CMN Hospitals National Conference was unbelievable! I'm so fortunate for that opportunity. | The Sunglass Soiree' was a blast! Supporting the kids of Orlando - what a way to start off the New Year!
12: BREAKING INTO BUSINESS SUMMER CAMP 2011 - TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN Sarasota, Florida | At the last moment, we received a donation to put on a pilot summer camp program. In two weeks, I scheduled guest speakers, field trips and daily activities. Photos shown: Photography Therapy with Star Shooter and YMCA Alpine Tower
13: ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK 2009 - JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT Birmingham, Alabama
14: "Her poise and enthusiasm were engaging and contagious." - Jim Hobart Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County has been a "best kept secret" in Sarasota for quite sometime. What a better way to spread the word than a fun Flash Mob during a live concert intermission!
16: I have been a sports fan for as long as I can remember. During college, I was in the Marching Knights and realized that wasn't close enough. I became an intern for UCF Athletics and worked football and basketball games in the press box. I was in charge of post-game quotes and numerous other responsibilities. As I networked in the press box, I got asked to cover post-game quotes for the Magic vs. Lakers game and work the Florida Citrus Sports Bowl games. After graduation, I was extremely blessed and was sponsored by an owner of the Boston Celtics to attend the ESPN/MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.
17: “Dana is a high energy, creative person who is passionate about her work. She is an innovative thinker with a strong competitive drive to succeed.” - Cathy Droke Director Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network
18: Teaching Junior Achievement was definitely a challenge. Working and living with people I'd never met before was the fun and interesting part! During our trip, we visited two different schools. One school, we paired up with a partner and the other - we were on our own. The class I had to teach alone had been through three teachers in one year. After realizing the JA curriculum wasn't going to work I created a Rewards Program for the week. The students responded so well! Teaching JA was a great personal learning experience.
20: "Dana has been instrumental to the re-branding of our program and its initial success. She is one I can count on to complete any task and is a great asset to our team." - Mike Kilbride Knight-Thon Executive Director