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Our Staff

An Experienced Team Committed to Your Success!

Individually, the people at Great Western Reserve Fundraising are some of the finest folks you’ll ever meet. They’re smart, professional, knowledgeable and get genuine pleasure in helping organizations succeed in their fundraising events.

Together, our fundraising experts have helped thousands upon thousands of schools, teams, youth groups, churches, non-profits and other organizations raise more than $100 MILLION since 1981. We’re fully committed to your fundraising efforts and work hard to make it a success.

Here are some of the hard-working team members at Great Western Reserve Fundraising:

staff_JohnKukta2John Kukta, Owner / President

35+ Years in the Fundraising Business

As founder of Great Western Reserve Corporation, John specializes in product development and runs the sales force. He has served on the Executive Board as Treasurer for the Association of Fund Raising Distributors and Suppliers (AFRDS) and has also had a membership of the association’s Safety Task Force.

staff_NickNick Kukta, Vice President

15 Years in the Fundraising Business

Nick oversees our Computer Operation and the Delivery function, and is also one of our veteran Sales Representatives. When he’s not on the road servicing customers, Nick ensures that GWRC’s IT operation is in perfect condition so we can process your orders correctly and efficiently. Nick also helps coordinate product ordering and scheduling of school deliveries. Nick grew up in the fundraising business, so he knows it inside out, making him an integral part of our day-to-day operations.

staff_LaurenLauren Kukta, Delivery Room/Warehouse

5 Years in the Fundraising Business

Lauren manages our shipping and receiving department and also handles inventory control. A recent graduate of the University of Akron, Lauren has literally grown up in the fundraising business and plans on sticking around for a while!

Sue Ramsey, Office Manager
20+ Years in the Fundraising Business

Suzie oversees every office detail, from ordering pencils to handling all of our billing to working on the pack line when needed. Her vast experience makes her our official “Go-To” person for almost any question or problem.

Pam Bogdanovich, Customer Service
10 Years in the Fundraising Business

Pam manages our award-winning Customer Service Department. When you have questions or problems just give her a call!  When your fundraising event has completed she will make sure you receive all of your top seller incentives and bonuses. She also does some work in our Telemarketing Department.

Vicki Tomor, IT Department
15 Years in the Fundraising Business

Vicki runs the day-to day operations in the computer room. When your orders arrive at our warehouse, Vicki manages those orders from the time they are checked in to the time they are ready to be packed. She’s got this intensive function down to a science!

Karol Brown, Prize Department
20+ Years in the Fundraising Business

Karol ensures that all of our “Junior Sales People” (students) get the prizes they work so hard for. Karol is also a major part of our development team, she remains one of our top telemarketers!

Louis Bender, Warehouse & Driver
20 Years in the Fundraising Business

Louie is our “jack of all trades”  assisting with kick-offs and deliveries when needed. Louie remains one of our top telemarketers.