Collector - August 2017 - 32
ACA Members Contribute to
Successful Collectors Challenge Month
Bake sales, sports tournaments, silent auctions and more helped raise
money for the ACA International Education Foundation.
By Katy Zillmer
ollectors Challenge Month is an
annual event during which ACA
International members hold fun
activities to raise money for the ACA
International Education Foundation
This year close to a dozen companies
developed creative ideas to help support
the ACAEF and its Loomer-Mortenson
Participants this year included:
* Agency of Credit Control
* American Profit Recovery Inc.
* Capio Partners
* Collection Bureau of Hudson Valley
* Concord Servicing Corp.
* Helvey & Associates
* North American Credit Services
* Optio Solutions, LLC
* ProCom Services of Illinois Inc.
* Sunrise Credit Services Inc.
* Williams & Fudge Inc.
Bake sales, sports tournaments, silent
auctions and more helped round out
Collectors Challenge Month. Among the
highlights, the Collection Bureau of the
Hudson Valley raised $490 through an
employee casual dress day, bake sale and
company matching funds.
"It is the company's and our employees'
great pleasure to support such a worthy
cause," said President Eric Najork.
Meanwhile, Concord Servicing Corp.'s
employees in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mexico
City joined in the annual fundraiser by
participating in a bake sale, silent auction,
craft sale, raffle, mini-golf tournament and
soccer shoot-out. The company donated
$1,282 to the ACAEF.
Each morning and afternoon, a member of the Pro Com Services of Illinois management team sold $1 snacks and beverages to employees in the office
during Collectors Challenge Month.
"Concord's partnership with ACA began
in 1993, providing Concord staff with
great support and educational resources,"
said Daniel Warskow, contact center and
compliance manager. "One of the most notable
opportunities to come from this relationship is
the potential for Concord families benefitting
from the Loomer-Mortenson Scholarship
Program. With these benefits in mind and
a long history of partnering with ACA, the
Concord team was excited to participate in the
Capio Partners donated $5,000 to support
the ACAEF as well.
Here are a few examples of how other
ACA members raised money:
Thor Hauth, a collector at Agency of Credit Control, and president/
owner Michael Horstmann participated in Collectors Challenge.
Horstmann won the raffle and popular vote for the pie-in-the-face
contest and Hauth volunteered to participate.