Since September 2002, Donna Palladino has served as special events director for Purdue Marion & Associates, where she creates and implements special events and activities for each of the agency’s clients. Donna’s vast experience internationally, nationally and locally adds a special edge to the creativity she applies to each and every event. Her thoroughness allows for no detail to go unanswered and her creativity produces seamlessly memorable events that are exciting and effective – each designed to make the greatest impact while keeping the core goals of the client or organization top of mind. And the results speak for themselves.
Donna was the brainchild behind Community 911, a corporate philanthropic program that has raised more than $3 million and generated nearly 7,000 volunteer hours. The program has won several awards including the Public Relations Society of American’s 2006 Pinnacle Awards Best in Show, 2006 Governor’s Point of Light Award and the Associated Fundraising Professionals 2006 Outstanding Corporation Award. Donna currently manages the Mountain’s Edge Explorer Post, an outreach program that won the PRSA 2005 Pinnacle Awards Best of Show. And above all else, she has won the respect of her clients and her peers with her endless enthusiasm and high standards. At event time, her days start early and her nights end late, but her smile and spirit are constant.
Donna has volunteered her time and expertise to Adoption Exchange, AFAN, The American Heart Association, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, Child Haven, HopeLink, Olive Crest, Safe House and Shade Tree, to name just a few. She is a board member for Spread the Word Nevada: Kids to Kids, a literacy organization. Donna is a strong believer in giving back to the community and holds to the notion that even one person contributing to the greater good can make a difference in the lives of others.