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Cupid’s Charity and its loyal community of supporters is on a mission to find a cure for neurofibromatosis.
If you want in, there are a variety of ways to get involved with our cause.
Volunteer Event Director: Baltimore, Dallas, LA, Seattle, & Washington DC
Cupid’s Undie Run is currently located in 30+ cities, all run by volunteer Event Directors. We have a strong community of 50+ Directors that support one another and act as on the ground ambassadors, best of the best party planners, NF community connectors, and more! This position is seasonal, beginning at our volunteer training retreat in July and wrapping up at the end of February. High points in the season are October, December, and Jan./Feb. Our volunteers are the glue that holds this ship together and we could not be more grateful for your interest in coming on board!
Responsibilities (subject to change and supported by your Regional Manager):
- Manage city specific email account
- Establish small committee to help delegate tasks (2-3 people in your first year)
- Secure venue
- Permit 1 mile route
- Negotiate open bar per-person cost or liquor sponsorship
- Secure day of entertainment (DJ, emcee)
- Secure photographers
- Local grassroots promotion
- Scout local sponsorship or partnership opportunities
- Manage city specific Cupid’s Undie Run Facebook group
- Local emails to your runners (if needed; we have National Marketing as well)
- Postcard and Poster Distribution
- NF Champions/Local NF Community Support
- Coordinate day-of volunteers
- Media contact outreach and appearances
Fill out our Event Director application to be considered for the role.
Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities
Planning committee and event day volunteer sign-ups open in the fall. Opportunities are available in all cities where Cupid’s Undie Run events take place. You can sign up to volunteer via our sign-up form.
Bring Cupid’s Undie Run To Your City
Just can’t accept the fact that’s there’s no Cupid’s Undie Run in your city? We feel you! We’re always looking for people who are super-passionate about our cause. If that’s you… we want to hear from you! Apply here to bring Cupid’s to your city, town or university.
MEET THE NATIONAL STAFF
With a home base in Denver, Colorado, Cupid’s national staff brings together and inspires communities to take action and support our vision of a world without NF.
A native of New York eager to leave the corporate world, Alyssa, Cupid’s Client Service Manager, packed her car up one morning and ventured out west to the beautiful state of Colorado. Home of friendly people, outdoor lifestyles and some of the best craft beers around, Alyssa knew she had to be a part of something awesome in Denver. Just her luck, Cupid’s Undie Run had expanded to the Mile High City a year earlier! Grateful for her years of customer service experience, Alyssa was offered a spot at Cupid’s. Got an undie question? Alyssa has your answer!
After a short stint in corporate America, Amy translated her childhood passion for selling painted rocks into a career in nonprofit fundraising. A career advancement in 2001 saw Amy give up lakeside living in Michigan to embrace the mountain lifestyle of Colorado. She has worked at some incredible organizations during her 20-year nonprofit career but Cupid’s is by far her favorite! When she’s not partying in her underwear, Amy enjoys spending time with her two adorable kids, cooking, reading, doing yoga, making jewelry, and maybe one day soon, painting rocks again.
Cassidy just recently moved back to the Mile High City after having ventured out west to the small beach town of Santa Barbara, California. While the ocean was her world, the mountains were calling and so was her new position as the National Development Manager on the Cupid’s National Team! Cassidy has extensive Marketing and Event Management experience and is excited to reunite with her non-profit roots. Cassidy has a rare zest for life and is passionate about giving back to something greater than herself! As a yogi and former pro-dancer, you can probably find Cassidy having a “pants-off dance-off” to ultimately end NF!
Jamie is Cupid’s Chief Development Officer. With Midwestern values and South Florida flair, Jamie hails from Indianapolis and comes to Cupid’s from Miami, Florida where she learned there’s no modesty in raising money or hanging out “sans pants”. With tons of fundraising experience and a sense of humor, Jamie is ready to conquer the Undie World and help end NF. In her spare time, you can find her hanging out with her husband, kids and dog, exploring Denver, and most likely eating sushi.
Jenna comes to Cupid’s after spending her whole life in sunny California, but after a few visits with friends to beautiful Colorado she knew something about it felt right! With loads of both small and large-scale event production and volunteer management experience, she can’t wait to jump right into a pair of undies and join the team as a National Development Manager. Outside of work, you can find Jenna in a yoga class, cooking (and eating… duh,) at a rock show, or Netflix binging with her friends!
Cupid’s Technology Manager, Katie Doyle, hails from upstate New York, where as a child she spent her time on horseback, on a computer, or nose-deep in a book (or, a story of her own). Her tinkering with reading, writing and the Internet evolved into a career in digital media, project management and web design. Katie is deeply grateful for the opportunity to use these skills in the fight against NF. Currently based in Saratoga Springs, NY, in her free time you can still catch Katie writing stories – or, on a yoga mat, playing with her pup Tobie, or painting. All of her subjects happen to be dogs.
Rachel comes to us from the great state of Montana. She’s as crazy about thrillanthropy as she is about the rocky mountains. She headed to Denver to live a city life among the peaks. With a background in operations and project management, she jumped into Team Cupid as our Chief Operations Officer. She loves to plan, plan, plan. When she’s not wrangling all things office undies, you can find her exploring exotic locales with her husband, Justin, or romping around the woods with her border collie Olive.
Sarah, Cupid’s Digital Marketing and Social Media Manager, was raised in Utah but quickly left the Beehive State in search of better breweries, parties, and undies. Luckily, all of those things were waiting for her just across the border in Colorado. Sarah brings years of experience in digital marketing, social media, and nonprofits to Cupids and she is excited to fill the internet with pictures of people stripping down for a good cause. When she isn’t running through the streets in her skivvies or spreading the word about Cupid’s, you won’t find Sarah — she’ll be off the grid on her next adventure with her husband and their dog, Dingo.
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Hailing from a diverse range of backgrounds, our Board of Directors combine professionalism and passion as they help steer Cupid’s Charity to success.
Based in Orlando, FL, Bill Brooks is Aviation Leader of HNTB Corporation’s Southeast Division.
When he’s not building airport terminals with his day job, he’s active in non-profit charitable and community service. Bill recently completed his term on the national board of directors of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. He also served on the Nemours Council during the founding of the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. After many years as the Orlando Event Director, Bill joined Cupid’s Board in the spring of 2019.
Brooks recently retired after five terms as mayor of the city of Belle Isle, Florida.
He and his wife are proud parents of twin sons, a daughter, two dogs and a cat.
Bobby is one of the original three co-founders of Cupid’s Charity from back in the olden days of 2010. From it’s inception, Bobby led Cupid’s social, marketing and grassroots efforts. In 2013, after Cupid’s Undie Run grossed $1 Million for the first time annually, Bobby left his engineering career behind and put his full weight behind Cupid’s efforts to become Chief Operating Officer. After landing the cover of Runner’s World magazine and realizing he had peaked, he retired his red briefs in 2016 to usher in a new generation of thrillanthropy leadership. Bobby now works in regenerative agriculture trying to save the planet one healthy grassfed bite at a time.
Brendan Hanrahan set Cupid in motion with mock-up flyer e-mailed to a friend. Ten years later he serves as Cupid Charities Board Chair after a long stint as the Washington D.C. Volunteer Event Director. During the day he works in a laboratory developing new energy technologies for the U.S. Army.
Elizabeth, a Floridian turned Coloradan, joined the Cupid’s Board in 2019. After helping Cupid’s behind the scenes with legal work for several years, she’s excited to join the Board and officially be on Team Cupid! Her day job is an IP litigator at the Denver office of Perkins Coie LLP.
Emily Parker has spent the entirety of her career in the private wealth management industry, working in both client-facing and strategic business roles. She currently serves as Vice President and Client and Business Manager of a large Private Bank in New York City, where she works within the Investments organization of the bank, focusing on both the day-to-day operations of the business, as well as coaching and career development of investment analysts.
Prior to stepping into this role, Emily focused on practice management and sales execution at Barclays Wealth, creating and delivering business development strategies for over 300 investment advisors. Prior to that, she spent time on a sales team within the private banking arms of Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. Emily has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Financial Economics from Binghamton University. She lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.
George Thuronyi has been a Cupid’s participant and enthusiast since 2011. He’s involved in many charitable and philanthropic activities in the Washington, DC, area and also spends his free time cycling and running. In his professional life, George educates and provides public outreach at the Library of Congress, where he is Deputy Director of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office.
Steve Lorberbaum is the owner of Assisting Hands Home Care Serving Potomac providing personal in home care to seniors and individuals with disabilities. He has more than 25 years practicing law in both private practice and as General Corporate Counsel. He spent ten years as COO/President working in financial services, software and systems integration and commercial real estate development. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He continued his education with a JD degree from George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. Steve has been active with The Children’s Tumor Foundation and has been a runner, Event Director and Board Member of Cupid’s Charity since 2014.
Tamara, a native of Chicago, has served on the Cupid’s Board since it was created. She volunteered at the very first Cupid’s Undie Run and has been the Event Director in Washington, DC and Chicago. She first learned about NF from her husband and Cupid’s founder, Brendan, and has helped to f’undie’raise money to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation ever since.
MEET OUR EVENT DIRECTORS
Our all-star event directors execute stellar Cupid’s Undie Run events and nurture strong Cupid’s communities in their city. Get to know the awesome people who make Cupid’s Undie Run possible!
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