Ep226: Ohio Ice Cream Maker Raises Cold Cash to Cream Cancer

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Today on CauseTalk Radio, Megan and I talk to Luconda Dager, President of Velvet Ice Cream, about their long-term partnership with Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour that funds cancer research at The Ohio State University. On the eve of this year's ride, Pelotonia is working with partners like Velvet Ice Cream to exceed last year's total of over $24 million raised.

On the show, Megan, Luconda and I discuss:

Luconda Dager, Velvet Ice Cream

Luconda Dager, Velvet Ice Cream

  • The history of Velvet Ice Cream, its long history of giving and how they got involved with Pelotonia.
  • The individuals and companies that power Pelotonia.
  • How Velvet's support for Pelotonia has grown since they got involved in 2008.
  • Velvet's decision to release a new package featuring the Pelotonia logo and to donate 25 cents from the sale of every carton to the nonprofit.
  • How consumers and employees have responded to the promotion.
  • The need for brands to pivot on their cause promotions.
  • How involved was Pelotonia involved in the decision process?
  • Future plans for the partnership.

Show Notes

Velvet Ice Cream

Pelotonia