Tampa, FL, October 31, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Bob Reina, Founder & CEO of Tampa Bay video communication and relationship marketing company Talk Fusion, provided the highlight of an already stellar evening at the SPCA Florida “Putting on the Ritz” benefit gala last Saturday by donating $50,000 to the charity.
The Polk County organization’s first-ever black-tie gala and largest fundraiser of the year, “Putting on the Ritz” was an inspiring success, raising more than $294,000 in a single night of dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions and even a lighthearted roast of hometown hero and national celebrity, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. Television journalist Cynthia Smoot of Fox 13 News filled the roll of the evening’s host, and well-known auctioneer Marty Higgenbotham called the evening’s live auction.
During Mr. Higgenbotham’s final call for donations, Mr. Reina stunned the crowd by pledging $50,000 to SPCA Florida, whose stated mission is to eliminate animal suffering and engage the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. In keeping with Talk Fusion’s tradition of supporting charities both locally and worldwide, Mr. Reina and VP of Training & Development Allison Roberts also served as co-chairs for “Putting on the Ritz,” and the entire Talk Fusion Executive Team donated its time and talents by creating many of the event’s elements, from presentation slides and a heartwarming new video for the SPCA to securing vendors and outlining the program’s agenda.
“I’m just happy to have the means to help,” said Mr. Reina of his generosity. “I always like to say that with great success comes greater responsibility.”
Talk Fusion has a long history of philanthropic giving, to both animal and human charities alike. The company’s relationship with SPCA Florida began several months ago, when Talk Fusion helped raise funds to buy the nonprofit some new vans and have all its vehicles branded with custom wraps, as well as donating the money to build a new Feral Cat Patio for the organization’s Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release program to help control the feral cat population in the area with nonlethal means.
About Talk Fusion
Talk Fusion is a rapidly growing global company dedicated to changing lives through providing cutting-edge personal and business Video Communication Products and a lucrative business opportunity. Talk Fusion's innovative products are marketed person-to-person by Independent Associates in more than 140 countries.
The company was founded in 2007 by CEO Bob Reina and introduced the world’s first Instant Pay Compensation Plan. Talk Fusion adheres to the highest ethical business practices and is a member of the prestigious Direct Selling Association (DSA). Reina firmly believes that “with great success comes greater responsibility.” To that end, his commitment to giving back has benefited numerous charitable organizations. Learn more about us at www.TalkFusion.com, www.talkfusiongivesback.com and www.talkfusioninthenews.com and “Like” Talk Fusion at www.facebook.com/TalkFusion.