Band Together NC Announces Event Co-Chairs for 2013
Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 2, 2012 — Band Together NC, a Triangle-based organization that uses live music as a platform for social change, has announced that Billy Pomarico and Missie Thompson have been selected as event co-chairs for Band Together’s 2012-2013 partnership with Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Pomarico and Thompson will lead event planning, fundraising and public awareness efforts on behalf of the campaign to support Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, Band Together’s nonprofit partner for 2013. Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs.
Band Together’s May 2012 concert featuring the B-52s attracted nearly 4,000 attendees and helped raise $566,000 for Urban Ministries of Wake County. Next year, Band Together hopes to raise more than $850,000 for the Band Together partnership with Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Pomarico is a senior account manager at SharedVue, a division of UBM Channel. This will be his fourth year volunteering with Band Together. In his previous role as co-chair of the silent auction committee, Billy helped the committee grow revenue by 35 percent while streamlining the bidding and checkout processes. For 2013, he will focus on assisting and mentoring the volunteer, silent auction/raffle, music selection and After Work Social committees.
Thompson is a channel development advisor for PNC Wealth Management. Through her involvement last year with Leadership Raleigh 27, she was able to work closely on Band Together’s very successful, second annual Last Band Standing event. She is also involved with other local philanthropic organizations, including Triangle Breakfast Club as well as the Wake County Boys and Girls Club, Band Together’s 2006 nonprofit partner. For 2013, she will assist in a mentor role for the VIP, Last Band Standing, set-up/clean-up and ticketing committees.
“I am thrilled to have these two outstanding leaders taking the reins in driving this 2013 partnership with Tammy Lynn Center,” said Matt Strickland, executive director of Band Together. “I feel very confident that these passionate, dedicated and skilled co-chairs will make this Band Together’s best effort yet.”
For more information about Band Together, visit www.bandtogethernc.org, become a fan on Facebook, join their LinkedIn group or follow @bandtogethernc on Twitter. To learn more about Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, visit www.tammylynncenter.org.
About Band Together NC
Band Together NC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of business and community leaders and volunteers from across the Triangle. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has donated $2,034,000 to philanthropic organizations through one mission: using live music as a platform for social change. Band Together’s annual concert event is organized and led by a team of more than 500 volunteers.
About Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities
Located on a nine-acre campus near North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities (TLCDD) offers educational, residential and family support services to children and adults with special needs. Founded in 1969, the center remains committed to providing the individuals it serves with the opportunity to maximize their abilities and potential in a loving, nurturing environment. TLCDD is owned by the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. and is independently operated by TLC Operations, Inc. Both corporations are under the parent company Tammy Lynn Center, Inc. All organizations are nonprofit entities 510(c)(3), and contributions are tax deductible. For more information, visit www.tammylynncenter.org.
All proceeds from the 2013 Band Together–Tammy Lynn Center partnership benefit Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation, Inc. to support the following programs and services of the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities: Community Residential, Respite Care, Early Childhood Intervention and non-Medicaid Day Services.