Committee members join one of thirteen committees with people who have similar interests. As a group with an Executive Council leader, they coordinate multiple fundraising events throughout the year, promote our cause around campus and help to recruit philanthropists for the Fall semester.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 7:00 PM
The goal of the Corporate Relations committee is to create and maintain relationships with businesses and corporations in NE Georgia. We will utilize these contacts for guidance, to obtain sponsorships, and to tap new resources. Much of the committee’s focus will lie on securing monetary sponsorships for the HERO Olympics. Corporate Relations will also be responsible for planning and holding a corporate-sponsored event (such as a golf tournament) in an attempt to foster involvement from the Athens corporate world. Committee members are expected to visit businesses on a regular basis and should represent HERO in a professional manner. Students who are typically overachievers, business-oriented, hardworking, dependable, and enthusiastic would be a great addition to the Corporate Relations team!
High School Relations
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 7:00 PM
The High School Relations committee will be responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with local high schools to further expand HERO for Children’s mission and fundraising abilities. We wish to utilize local high schools to increase AIDS awareness and financial support for HERO in and around Athens. The committee should be composed of dedicated, energetic, and caring individuals who wish to better the world around them through the creation of mini HERO organizations within the high schools and through competitive committee fundraising. Committee members should be thinking outside the box for ways to get new schools involved as well as new ideas for current high schools!
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 6:30 PM
The Alumni Relations committee will be responsible for creating and maintaining valuable relationships with HEROs alumni. Committee members will be in contact with our alumni throughout the year and will work with them to expand our alumni network for even greater fundraising. This committee will also work on planning social events for current HEROs and HEROs alumni in Athens and Atlanta as a way for other members to connect with people who were in our position during their time at UGA. We want this committee to make sure our alumni continue their passion for HEROs long after their college careers. Alumni Relations committee members must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in person, through email and over the phone as well as conduct themselves professionally when necessary.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 5:45 PM
Child Relations will focus on raising awareness and educating committees about child-related issues with HIV so all of UGA HEROs is familiar with this issue, HERO’s cause, and HERO’s kids! We will be planning an event in Atlanta in the spring that will involve all of UGA HEROs’ members and the HERO kids. Committee members should be enthusiastic, positive, diligent, creative, and 110% committed to the kids, which requires driving the kids from Atlanta to the HERO Olympics, and developing a pen-pal program, as well as raising an extensive amount of money!**
**Note that Child Relations has no more interaction with the children than will other committees**
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 7:00 PM
HERO Events is responsible for planning, organizing, promoting, and staffing two major events for HERO: one new event in the spring as well as the HERO Olympics in the fall, which has been ranked the “Best Campus Event” for 2005 and 2007. People in this committee should be hard-working, creative, and committed to making UGA HEROs’ major events the most memorable and exciting events on campus! We will work closely with the Special Events Committee and the Child Relations Committee to keep up the awareness, the enthusiasm, and the WOW factor that defines UGA HEROs!
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 6:30 PM
The Special Events Committee is responsible for planning and implementing new and innovative ideas that should achieve two goals: to rally the UGA campus and Athens community together around our cause to raise a ridiculous amount of money for these kids, and to raise awareness for UGA HEROs and the impact of HIV/AIDS on Georgia children. Special Events is fully responsible for organizing the Date Auction and Twilight activities along with other events envisioned by this amazingly creative, organized and diligent group of HEROs!
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 8:00 PM
This special-interest committee is perfect for someone who has experience with filming, video editing, or photography. This committee will be working to create a video archive of HERO activity. Committee members will brainstorm new video projects, help film and produce short videos that promote and celebrate big events, and help maintain the website. Multimedia committee members will work closely with the Promotions/Marketing and WOW Committees. The goal of this committee is to utilize new technology in order to reach out to UGA HEROs’ members, to help recruit hundreds of philanthropists in the fall, and to inspire and raise awareness around our cause.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 7:00 PM
The Campus Development committee serves UGA HEROs by reaching out across campus to help coordinate recruitment of philanthropists as well as helping the organization by spreading our cause throughout campus. Campus Development will create events designed to attract campus members to our cause. This committee will concentrate on developing future leaders for the organization and inspiring more involvement within HERO. We are counting on this committee to help us grow our HERO family!
Meeting Time: Varies based on athlete schedules
The Athletic Relations committee is comprised of any and all types of UGA athletes who are interested in becoming involved with HEROs in a way that works around their athletic schedules and responsibilities. The Athletic Relations committee will be responsible for increasing HEROs outreach to all athletic departments and teams on UGA’s campus in order to have more athlete participation in fundraising and a greater presences at HERO events throughout the year, especially those involving our kids! All athletes should apply!
***NOTE: There is a separate application for this committee!!!***
Meeting Time: Sundays 7:30 PM
The Recruitment committee is slightly different in nature from our other committees. This committee will be composed of people who are innovative, creative, and EXTREMELY passionate about HEROs- enough so that they are able to instill that passion in those around them! The Recruitment committee will plan various recruitment initiatives throughout the year, including our huge recruitment push in the fall for new philanthropists: WOW Week! The Recruitment committee will work closely with WOW and PR/Marketing to make recruiting for our events as exciting and fun as possible and to ensure we reach all corners of campus to spread HERO love. Committee members will be thinking of new ways to get people to come to our smaller events as well! All PASSIONATE people should apply!