Lender Raises $9,000 for MDA
Executives from the Columbus, Ohio-based Residential Finance Corporation (RFC) competed for “bail money” after they were “arrested for having a big heart” and raised $9,000 at a fundraiser the mortgage lender hosted to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). RFC president Michael Isaacs, senior vice president and general counsel David Stein, vice president sales Obi Egbuna, chief operating officer Doug Harris, chief financial officer Darren Fleishman, and vice president and chief marketing officer Jessica Manna offered their services for the fundraiser, soliciting funds through personal appeals and social media outlets. The $9,000 raised exceeded the lender’s goal by 183%. “RFC employees are consistently participating in and supporting many causes to help others. For this fundraiser, we had fun doing a photo shoot depicting our executive team in ‘mock’ mug shots and sending out an appeal seeking ‘bail money’ in the form of donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association," said Manna, who also chairs the lender’s charitable giving committee, in a statement. "This is a great cause and we’re very excited by our results in raising such a large amount of money so quickly,” Manna added Write to Austin Kilgore.