Abstracts of two TIF committees and the designated staff contact(s) are also included below. To inquire about current and upcoming activities of these committees, please contact the staff liaison(s).
This Committee shall promote awareness of the Foundation among TIA membership and the general public, provide guidance an input on all levels of TIF marketing, and conduct program reviews to evaluate the ongoing success of marketing efforts.
Chairman: Arnie Rubin, Funrise Toy Corporation
Staff Liaisons: Jean Butler, Executive Director, TIF; Stacy Leistner, VP, TIA Strategic Communications; Marisa Medina, Foundation Manager
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
It shall be the duty of this committee to oversee, implement and evaluate TIF’s development initiatives and provide guidance and input regarding industry outreach. Members’ efforts through the TOTY Tribute Book and Leaders Circle campaigns, as well as the establishment of new giving opportunities, generate funding to address the obstacles that stand in the way of children’s access to play.
Co-Chairmen: Robert Wann, Patch Products, Inc.
Staff Liaisons: Jean Butler, Executive Director, TIF; Marisa Medina, Foundation Manager
TOY BANK COMMITTEE
This committee shall promote awareness of The Toy Bank, the Toy Industry Foundation’s signature program, and conduct successful drives throughout the year, resulting in an increased number of donors and number of toys donated to benefit children in need.
Co-Chairmen: Tom Neville, TCG; Richard Neitz, Rick Neitz & Associates, LLC
Staff Liaison: Melissa Sorvillo, Toy Industry Foundation Coordinator