Meet the Executive Board
PUDM is the largest philanthropic organization on campus, and it is filled with hundreds of students who want to make a difference for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children.
The organizational structure of PUDM is broken down into four different focuses. Each focus controls certain aspects of PUDM including- internal affairs, external relations, finances and membership. The Presidential Board, which is comprised of our dedicated leaders who help coach, teach and motivate everyone involved in PUDM and oversee the focuses. Finally, each focus is broken down into committees who have certain jobs to ensure PUDM is as successful as it can be. Meet the leaders of our 11 hardworking committees.
When the External focus needs help with anything PUDM (or life related), Anne is their main contact. She helps mentor the External executives so they can lead their own committees to success.
There is a lot of work that goes into planning the marathon. Bailey is the head of the Internal focus. She is in charge of making sure the Internal committees are doing everything possible to make this marathon the best one yet.
PUDM has hundreds of people join us every year as a dancer, committee member, chair or executive, and Kristen is in charge of making sure everyone knows how important they are to this organization. She is also the person to go to when asking questions thanking donors or showing gratitude toward the people who support us and our cause.
PUDM raises more and more money each year, and to help the finance executives keep track and sort all the money, Jeremy is their amazing Vice President. He helps contact businesses for donations or canning availability, sort money after canning’s and brainstorm new ideas on how to fundraise.
Lights. Camera. Action! Our beautiful video productions that you see on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook are all lead by Jackie. Other than leading video shoots, she oversees website updates, livestream and our app as the Productions Media executive. She runs the group in charge of creating the content posted on our social media and website.
If you are on Purdue’s campus, you have seen our fabulous PUDM apparel from sweatshirts to t-shirts to hats. All of our clothing is designed to represent our organization loud and proud. Our graphics and merchandise are overseen and approved by our Design executive. Jonathan ensures all designs and graphics are matching our theme and staying on brand to who we are as an organization.
If you do not follow us on our social media, you are missing out. Our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are all run by Nadia, our Public Relations executive. She posts everything pictures from our events to stories of our amazing Riley kids. As the Public Relations executive, she keeps our social media fun and interactive while informing the public on the latest news and current events happening within PUDM.
Greek life is a huge part of Purdue’s campus, and many of our PUDM members are a part of fraternities, sororities or cooperatives. Nathan and his team inform Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life members about the latest updates on PUDM and their events, and they even organize events specially geared towards FSCL- associated students.
Purdue is a very diverse campus with people from different backgrounds with different views on life, and PUDM prides itself on being a place where everyone is welcome. Matt is in charge of making sure everyone on campus knows about PUDM’s mission. His goal is to provide each Purdue student with an opportunity to help the kids at Riley in their own personal way.
Noah MilletSponsorship Monetary
Carly SandrockHigh School Marathon Relations
PUDM would not be where it is today without people who support us. We have numerous business on and off campus who donate their time, money and merchandise to help us succeed. Our relationship with these businesses are very appreciated and important to us, and Noah is the man who makes and maintains relationships with corporate sponsors.
Fundraising- it’s what we do. A large part of PUDM involves asking friends, family and strangers to donate to Riley Hospital for Children, and Ali is the girl who gives advice on what works best when it comes to asking for donations. Ali and her team come up with fun and unique ways to get people to donate as well as mentoring on how to make a general ask in hopes of raising the most money.
Purdue University students are not the only students who help us raise money for Riley. There are amazing schools around the West Lafayette and the Indianapolis area who raise money all year long and have their own dance marathon to help the kids at Riley as well. Carly helps guide these schools in every way possible from fundraising strategies to marathon festivities. She even celebrates all their hard work at their dance marathons with them.
Nicole EspositoSponsorship In-kind
Daniella PezzuloFinancial Development
PUDM has great relations with local businesses thanks to our Sponsorship In-kind executive Nicole. She helps us all year long give back to our community and our hard working committee members by giving them everyone’s favorite gift- FOOD! She is also the gal who supplies food for our 18 hour marathon so everyone has enough energy to celebrate the whole night.
We raise a lot of money for the kids at Riley, and Caroline and her chairs keep the money controlled. She is the executive who contacts business for us to fundraise at, and after a long day of canning, Caroline and her team count and sort all the money for us. She is the money woman.
Have you seen our online store? This is all thanks to Daniella! She not only makes sure our merch financials are in order, but she makes ensures we are as fashionable as can be.
Megan is the woman behind the scenes. She likes to refer to his group as the secret service of PUDM. Megan and her team runs the security at the marathon, in addition to scheduling the performances and activities during the marathon to make it the best night of the year. Her team ensures everything is running safely and smoothly all night long.
Every year members of the Morale committee choreograph a dance to teach everyone at the marathon. This dance unites everybody in the room from parents to students to Riley kids. The morale committee is led by Grant. Other than showcasing their awesome dance moves, the Morale committee is in charge of keeping the energy up and alive all night.
We do everything is for our amazing Riley kids. Joey and his committee create special bonds with Riley kids and families. Riley Relations does everything in their power to keep our Riley kids included by inviting them to all of our special events and athletic games throughout the year. We want the families in on everything PUDM is up to, and we want them along with us on this amazing journey.
PUDM raises money all year long, as well as, organizing events to help us fundraise in entertaining, exciting ways. Erika is in charge of putting on these events. She organizes multiple Special Events throughout the year with her amazing team so people on and off campus can come together for an amazing cause.
There are a lot of people involved with PUDM, but the largest group of people are the Participants. We had over 2,000 Participants at the marathon in 2018, and Elizabeth is in charge of providing participants with the best experience possible and making them feel appreciated and important.
Other than our amazing dancers, we have committee members, chairs and executives who raise money and awareness for Riley all year long. Kayla and her team are in charge of making sure these groups of people are having a great experience while fundraising. This group wants everyone to feel important and loved here in PUDM.
Making the ask is an important part of fundraising, but showing thanks to our donors and supporters is just as important. Renee is the mastermind behind the perfect thank you to send to our supporters. She also is the person who gets our PUDM Alumni involved in activities and events throughout the year.