Not Your Grandmother’s Phonathon
Publication Date: 11/9/2007
Anyone who has ever participated in a phonathon has images of banks of telephones arranged in cubicles, the smell of pizza wafting through the air and a bell ringing when someone completes a successful call.
Times have changed.
The Rhodes College Kinney program teamed up recently with the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and held a phonathon in a campus classroom. No banks of phones. Cingular Wireless provided cells.
The pizza was the same.
“It was a great event! We had 11 Rhodes volunteers who made 236 phone calls. Many people were unable to be reached, but we ended up raising $650 - with a possibility for more to come,” reports WFGM development coordinator Brenna Ragghianti (pictured at left), a Rhodes alumna. “I couldn’t be more pleased.”