Friday, January 13, 2017

AMG Raises $100k for North Carolina Food Bank

Paul Mengert, CMCA, PCAM, president and CEO of the North Carolina-based Association Management Group, AAMC, and his wife and AMG co-founder, May Gayle Mengert, AMS, vice president of AMG Triangle, presented a check for $100,000 to beneficiaries of the 2016 Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) Run on the Runway in September.

The Mengerts co-chaired the 2016 PTI event, which was held on the 9,000-foot PTI Airport runway in Greensboro, N.C., in June and included 5K, lOK, and 1 mile runs, as well as a kids' race. This year's fundraiser more than doubled the amount raised at the 2015 Run on the Runway.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and two of its partner food assistance agencies, Greensboro Urban Ministry and Open Door Ministry of High Point, N .C., will receive equal shares of the proceeds. "We live in what we believe is the most advanced country in the world, in thriving neighborhoods," said Paul Mengert of the event, now in its seventh year." Yet there are families who live and work within a few blocks or miles of us who don't have enough food to feed their children."

"I give Paul credit," says PTI Executive Director Kevin J. Baker. "He set a lofty goal and then led the team to achieve it. And he did it with a mixture of sponsors and donations from the community." More than 60 businesses and organizations helped to sponsor this year's run, according to Baker.

In addition to registration fees, event participants were asked to bring two non-perishable food items when they signed up for the run. As a result, the fundraiser collected nearly a ton of food to be distributed in addition to the '$100,000.

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