Spendgo Helps Raise Funds for Folds of Honor Foundation
Spendgo's Loyalty Marketing Solution Facilitates Bidding Experience at Restaurant Leadership Conference
Phoenix, AZ – April 4, 2016 – Today, in conjunction with the Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC), Spendgo, a provider of personalized customer engagement solutions for restaurants and retailers, announced that it is helping to raise funds for the CARRE Foundation’s “Spotlighted Charity,” the Folds Of Honor (FOH), which provides educational scholarships to the children of fallen and disabled service members. Spendgo’s easy to use solution facilitates a larger numbers of bids, increasing the money raised for FOH. The RLC is taking place from April 3- 6 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
Spendgo’s customer experience platform allows RLC attendees to use the conference app and Spendgo kiosks located throughout the show to bid on silent auction items. The bids will be communicated through leader boards and individuals will get notifications when they’ve been outbid to gamify the experience and help drive donations.
“We really value the partnership with our conference sponsors,” said Luke Kircher, conference director, Foodservice, Winsight Events. “Spendgo has helped elevate the attendees’ experience, awareness and participation with CARRE and its “Spotlighted Charity” FOH, in a meaningful way. The whole bidding experience is powered by the Spendgo content engine and loyalty platform, which makes it very easy for our conference guests to bid on auction items.”
“We are honored to partner with CARRE to support the FOH charity,” said Ivan Matkovic, founder and CEO of Spendgo. “Families face harsh realities when a loved one in uniform is killed or wounded and we are happy to play a small part in easing some of their burdens.”
Sarah White, one of the first children to benefit from FOH, is the daughter of US Air Force Captain Dennis Michael White. Her life was forever changed over Easter weekend of 1995 when her dad set out on a routine training mission and never came home. Since the loss of her father Sarah has gone on to earn her bachelor’s from Auburn University thanks to FOH.
About Folds Of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 10,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 2,500 in 2015 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, visit www.foldsofhonor.org.
Spendgo, located in San Francisco, Calif., helps businesses create digital customer loyalty programs and marketing campaigns that are particularly well suited for in-store, mobile, and
online businesses. Companies can send offers via email or text, and integrate offers with the POS system so a customer can redeem incentives on the spot. Spendgo partners with industry leaders in POS, tech support, mobile payments, ecommerce, and mobile marketing and has a wide range of clients including Jamba Juice, Round Table Pizza, Cold Stone and more. For more information, please visit www.spendgo.com