SOURCE: Travel Advantage Network

Travel Advantage Network

September 14, 2010 12:00 ET

Travel Advantage Network Employees Support National Audubon Society in Attempt to Aid Relief Work in Gulf of Mexico

Local Company Takes Steps Each Month to Engage Employees and Charities

MILLERSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) - Employees of Travel Advantage Network (TAN), a wholesale vacation accommodations program, raised $3,500 during a month-long fundraising effort for the National Audubon Society. 

Largely encouraged by the company's president, Travel Advantage Network employees seize the altruistic spirit each month by campaigning for one of a diverse selection of charities. During the month of July, employees of TAN's marketing department chose to support the National Audubon Society in an effort to provide important resources for volunteers and the vital work being done on the Gulf of Mexico and its surrounding natural habitats. 

"Audubon is grateful to Travel Advantage Network and all those whose generous support for our Gulf response and recovery effort is helping us make a difference for birds and their habitat," stated Tom Bancroft, Chief Scientist of National Audubon Society.

Fundraising efforts for the National Audubon Society featured a silent auction boasting such items as local restaurant gift cards, lunch with Travel Advantage Network's General Manager, as well as Baltimore Orioles baseball tickets. Additional events included a pay-to-wear-jeans day, ice cream socials, as well as being sponsored by a local restaurant for an evening, with 20% the cost of each employee's meal going towards the charity.

For information about Travel Advantage Network and its monthly charitable efforts, please visit PlanWithTAN.com or the Travel Advantage Network charity blog.

Since 1992, TAN, a wholesale priced vacation accommodations program, has helped families and individuals create lifelong vacation memories. TAN is the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Maryland's prestigious Torch Award for exemplifying high business standards and professional integrity, as well as the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Philanthropy in Business Award for outstanding and innovative commitment to local and national charities. TAN is a recipient of SmartCEO Magazine's 2008 and 2009 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing companies in the greater Baltimore area.