May 3, 2010

Introducing the Heart of West Michigan United Way's SUPERFRIENDZ!

The Heart of West Michigan United Way is proud to introduce the MI Superfriendz group to the community. The group is led by 2010 campaign chair, George Aquino, and United Way's VP of Development & Marketing, Michael De Meyer. The community's social media power brokers and generational leaders were recruited to spearhead the efforts in building awareness on ways United Way impacts the needs in the area. 

The group's special focus will be in recruiting volunteers and donors within the Gen X and Millennial base along with assisting United Way in building awareness within the vibrant small business community in West Michigan.

The group members are:

Ryan Slusarzyk - Marketing Manager for Amway Hotel Collection
Todd Ernst - Activsite Founder, Soundscape DJ and Schools of Hope volunteer
Julie Regan - Stella and Dot Director and Founding Leader in West Michigan
Rob Bliss - Major Events Planner, Rob Bliss Events
Jimmy Le - Grad Rapid's Social Dragon
Josh Depenbrok - Publisher of
Laura Caprara - Queen Bee at Grand Rapids Social Diary
Margaux Aquino - East Grand Rapids HS student and millennial generation designate
Don MacKenzie - Fundraising consultant for MacKenzie Consultants
Laura Velasquez - Wood TV8 Meteorologist and Schools of Hope volunteer
Paul Jendrasiak - Founder of and GR socialite
Andrea "Super Dre" Wallace - Nationally recognized DJ and producer
Pete Brand - Founder of Mindscape at Hanon McKendry and social media guru
Michael De Meyer - VP of Development and Marketing, Heart of West Michigan United Way
George Aquino - 2010 Campaign Chair and JW Marriott Grand Rapids General Manager, and My Hotel Life creator

Be a part of the MI Superfriendz's movement by helping spread the word about United Way and by participating in the events the group plan on hosting in the the coming months. This movement is just one small way we can impact West Michigan. 

Join us for the Superfriendz Reveal Party this Friday, May 7, at the JW Marriott's jdek from 6PM on. Help us launch of our movement and at the same time help us celebrate Superfriendz Ryan's 25th birthday. 

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