Tales from the Trail

Taylor Christensen and Suku Radia

Campaign season at the Polk County Housing Trust Fund brings a little pop to the step and an extra spray of cologne in the morning.  Just two weeks into my internship at PCHTF I attended my first call with two veterans of community fundraising - PCHTF Executive Director, Eric Burmiester, and PCHTF’s Board of Directors Chair, Vicki Facto.  Our call to Suku Radia, Bankers Trust President and CEO, was an experience I will always remember.  Suku really knows how to make a group of campaigners happy and that’s just what he did.  For the 14th consecutive year Bankers Trust made an extremely generous donation to the Combined Campaign for Housing.  In addition, Suku shared much appreciated wisdom about the community and thoughts about how we can continue to be successful with this year’s campaign.  Although I know every call will not be as fantastic as this one was, I look forward to calling on other members of the community for their help with our mission.