Edan Gelt understands the importance of community relations and volunteering within the community and has implemented these concepts into her professional career and everyday life.
Community relations is defined as the relationship a company or organization has with the people that live in the local area where the company is based often including things like:
- Community Programs
- Relationship-Building Activities
- Charitable Benefits
- Volunteer Work
Throughout her career Edan Gelt has emphasized the great importance of community relations to a company or organization’s brand, values, and overall mission statement. Developing positive and proactive connections within the local community creates a stronger feeling of trust and respect from community members and potential clients and customers while also making a large beneficial impact on the community itself.
As a communications consultant and strategist Edan Gelt has helped develop a wide variety of community events and charitable programs for clients. She has also been involved in numerous community relations projects herself which include:
Child Life Specialist Volunteer at Loyola University Hospital
Child Life Specialists are professionally trained to help children and their families cope when faced with difficult experiences related to the child’s health. The goal of a Child Life Specialist is to enhance the experience for children and their families while in the hospital, helping them relieve stress and anxiety in overwhelming situations.
Public Relations Chair & Fundraising for CureSearch Walk
CureSearch is a nonprofit organization focused on providing funding and support for children’s cancer research as well as providing resources to those affected by children’s cancer. Working with this group Edan Gelt has helped organize various events including walks and other family fun events.
Fundraising & Public Speaking for Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish is another nonprofit organization centered around children’s cancer and improving the experience of those affected. Edan Gelt has partnered with this organization on numerous occasions raising awareness through public speaking events and organizing fundraising campaigns to give children with life-threatening medical conditions a bright light to help them get through some extremely challenging times.
Check out these events and organizations as well as other programs in your local community and learn how you can volunteer and make a positive difference in the lives of others.