Hi. My name is Darren Van Soye and I am the chairman of Run-Walk Events (RWE). RWE non-profit corporation for the public benefit, headquartered in Southern California. Our mission is to create world-class events that raise money in support of childhood fitness. Last year, we raised over $55,000 for charity.
Run-Walk Events was originally created to host the Race Across the USA. We ran a marathon a day from Huntington Beach, CA all the way to the White House in Washington DC 4 1/2 months later. A dozen runners left Huntington Beach... seven of us actually made it the entire 3,080 miles across the country. To be sure, this was an epic journey. (The state of Texas alone took nearly a month to cross!) Along the way, we visited over 5,000 students in 29 schools to challenge and encourage them around getting active and eating right.
Our board is looking for another board member with the experience to take Run-Walk Events to the next level. Using the Race Across the USA as our launchpad, we are planning a series of running events that will begin on January 1, 2017 in Anaheim. The following year, we plan to add San Diego and Santa Barbara. Every event we hold will be a fundraiser in support of a local childhood fitness organization.
As a board member, you will be helping to guide and support our team as we produce new fundraising events. We are specifically looking for someone with a track record of successful business endeavors. The field of that experience is not important. Successful board members are well-connected, good communicators, are organized, and can inspire others.
What is the time commitment? At a minimum, you would be expected to participate in the board meetings in person or via laptop. They typically last an hour and occur six times a year. During these meetings, we review and approve financials and also discuss ideas for upcoming events. All you need to participate is a laptop and a solid Internet connection. If this sounds like a good fit, please get in touch so we can answer your questions.
- Resource Development / Management
- Public Relations
- Outdoor Recreation
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 2 hours per month