Twenty-five years ago, several McKinney community leaders saw a great need for a centralized hub for community members to find local volunteer opportunities and for service organizations to find volunteers. From this need, Volunteer McKinney was born. This is the organization’s 25th year of service to the nonprofit sector.
An anniversary gala will be held on Sept. 15 to help commemorate the organization's 25 years of service.
“The gala will be a celebration dinner where we will share our history and vision moving forward,” says Christine Ortega, Volunteer McKinney executive director. “We partner with over 200 nonprofit organizations in Collin County and have lots to celebrate!”
Since 1998, Volunteer McKinney has connected volunteers to Collin County nonprofit organizations, and has provided support services to these organizations through training and collaboration. Collin County is a thriving community served by strong nonprofits and servants' hearts.
Working with Volunteer McKinney is simple. Everything takes place on the group's volunteer portal located on the organization’s website. Users can browse opportunities without an account, but will need to register and create a profile to respond to an opportunity.
Users may “Become a Fan” of any agency to get updates on their needs. Opportunities are added at an ongoing pace. Each agency's managers have their group's own process for accepting volunteers to make sure it’s a good fit for them. There are currently more than 11,000 volunteer users in the portal.
Volunteer McKinney participates in three events annually. Each year, community residents enjoy the opportunity to recognize outstanding volunteers at the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards dinner. This year’s dinner will be held on April 20. Secondly, Volunteer McKinney representatives participate in North Texas Giving Day, an online communitywide giving event to help raise awareness of nonprofits in the area. On the fourth Saturday of October, Volunteer McKinney coordinates Make a Difference Day in McKinney at various projects with nonprofit organizations across the city. This event has one purpose -- to improve the lives of others.
The nonprofit's 25th Anniversary Gala this fall will be held from 6-10 p.m. at Frisco Hall at 5353 Independence Parkway, Suite 1, in Frisco. Volunteer McKinney leaders are seeking sponsorships at a variety of levels for the anniversary gala. In-kind, auction and raffle items also are being requested. Individual tickets are $125 and can be purchased on the Volunteer McKinney website.
Volunteer McKinney is supported by 13 board of directors, all of whom contribute a variety of personal talents and experiences to the group.
Volunteer McKinney's 25th Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Levels:
Cheers To 25 Years – $10,000
Pop The Bubbly – $7,500
Sip & Roll – $7,500
Lucky Winner – $5,000
Strike A Pose – $5,000
Celebrate Good Times – $2,500
Party Like It’s 1998 – $1,000
For additional details, visit VolunteerMcKinney.org/Sponsorship-Opportunities-25th