PVNC Director Of Education Raffled Off To IT Department In United Way Fundraiser

When PVNC Director of Education Michael Nasello agreed to raffle himself off for a day to raise money for the United Way, he was prepared for many possibilities. He was prepared to take over a kindergarten class. He was prepared to tackle the duties of a school secretary. Last year, he spent the day as an educational assistant.

But this year’s winning raffle ticket will put him in unfamiliar territory in the heart of the Board’s Information Technology department. During a day in January, Nasello will take over responsibilities at the busy IT Help Desk—the hub of all technical issues that come in through the Board office and their 36 Catholic schools.

Director of Education Michael Nasello and IT employee Mara Dal Cin.

Director of Education Michael Nasello and IT employee Mara Dal Cin.

“He’s got his work cut out for him—this phone doesn’t stop ringing and we get emails all day,” says Mara Dal Cin, who oversees the Help Desk each day at the Board office in Peterborough and whose winning raffle ticket has earned her a day off in the new year. “I love this job, I’m at the centre of everything. If anything technical goes wrong, they contact me and then I make sure something happens....and that the help gets to where it needs to go.”

Tickets for the Put Your Director to Work Day raffle went on sale board-wide in November. More than 300 tickets were purchased, raising a total of $1,354 for the United Way of Peterborough and District. Overall, PVNC has raised more than $41,000 for this year’s Peterborough campaign.

Watch the hilarious reaction when Mara won the Put Your Director to Work raffle in this video...

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