By Kathleen Smith
Lately I have had to say goodbye to too many good friends and colleagues. We spend a large portion of our time with people we work with; sometimes much more than our own families friends. As I looked through several years of recruitDC pictures to find pictures of Jim Hollister, I was heartened at how our community has grown over the last 5 years. All of us have added so many new people to our professional networks and our lives through recruitDC. Each one of these connections has added considerable value to our lives inside and out of the office. But we have also known tragedy; we have lost recruiters and friends in the blink of an eye without any warning or reason. These moments make us remember that life is short and all so more precious.
We are taking one of those moments on September 23rd at Penn Social. I invite you to join us at a Social event with a cause. We are raising funds to assist Jim Hollister, former recruitDC board member and long time dedicated recruiter who was stricken with brain cancer last summer, to cover medical expenses.
We will be gathering from 5pm to 9pm at Penn Social and tickets will be $25. 100% of these proceeds will be going to support Jim. We will have food and beer and wine will be provided from 5-7pm. Rail drinks will be at happy hour prices.
If you cannot join us, but would still like to support Jim, several of his colleagues have set up a fund for him. You can donate here: https://www.crowdrise.com/jimhollister/fundraiser/nellbreidenstein