Deb Fiscella, '85
Meet Deb Fiscella, whose 50th birthday present to herself is to raise $50,000 for Four Diamonds Fund!
There are many amazing people in the greater metro Washington DC area with many amazing stories to tell. But we can't remember a story much greater than the story of Deb Fiscella and what she's trying to do for for the Four Diamonds Fund.
The long-time resident of the DC area has taken on an incredible goal, to raise $50,000 herself this year for the Four Diamonds Fund. Her fundraising campaign, 50K for the Kids, is just taking off and we're excited to get you in at the start. Please read below to learn more about Deb and her reach for the stars.
My senior year, we not only broke the $200,000 mark, but the band I was in (Azgard, pictured right) played at the marathon on Saturday night!
We would love to see that playlist.
One of the songs was "Sunglasses at Night", obviously.
What about SFPA?
I loved working with SFPA -- we presented a variety of performing arts events, like The Second City touring company and Livingston Taylor. Plus, we shared an office in the HUB with the University Concert Committee and Colliquy, which was beyond fun.
Much of what I learned working with that organization laid the groundwork for what I do now (I work in the theater industry). I also have vague memories of playing intramural flag football and softball, but I'm not sure they're real.
Well, we do have chapter teams...
Fun! I think I might just focus on the fundraising for now, though.
How have you stayed involved with the chapter since graduation?
I'm turning 50 next year, and I wanted to do something special. And big...well, big to me anyway. So I thought about raising $50,000, because that's kind of big and a little crazy. Of course I thought of THON and the Four Diamonds Fund, and $50K for the Kids was born. The goal is to raise $50,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund in celebration of my 50th birthday.
Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM will be there - he's a friend and has been hugely supportive of this scheme of mine; an Arbonne rep will be there (up to 35% of the proceeds go to $50K FTK); we'll have cool music, appetizer specials, and more. And, most importantly, we'll have a special guest whose son was a Four Diamonds Fund kid and is now five years cancer free!
Down the road, I plan to have a Ping Pong for the Kids tournament, and a Donate Your Age Day (or several), and a few other events as well.
The Four Diamonds Fund has been extremely helpful, and they've set up a donation page: www.50kforthekids.org. I'll be launching the Facebook page this weekend.
I keep telling myself that all I need is 1000 folks that are turning 50 to each give $50. Easy, right?