IMPACT Client Joe Corbis Outsources Fundraising Arm to Top National Management Firm

2014-06-19: 
Pizza kit pioneer joins Auntie Anne’s, Mrs. Fields on Fundraising Manager’s prestigious client roster

BALTIMORE, Md., June 19, 2014 – With the outsourcing of its legendary fundraising arm, Joe Corbi’s Wholesale Pizza, Inc. (“JCWP”) joins Auntie Anne’s and Mrs. Fields on the client roster of top national management firm Fundraising Manager.

The decision to outsource the company’s fundraising arm is an outgrowth of the company’s strategic plan under its new president, Drew McManigle, and represents an evolution within the decades old business model in place when McManigle came on board on January 22, 2014. Corbi’s was the first company to sell pizza kits as a fundraiser. By partnering with Fundraising Manager, Corbi’s will ensure the continued success of its legacy fundraising business and nationalize the scope of the distribution of its products while renewing its focus on manufacturing the highest-quality foods.

“Since I came on board in January of this year, our singular focus has been “Back to the Future” or in other words getting back to what we do best: manufacturing the best tasting, highest quality and most beloved pizza kits in the country along with our other delicious JCWP products like our Chee-Zee® Bread,” said McManigle. “Partnering with Fundraising Manager takes us another step closer to that goal because they have the infrastructure, systems, and connections to most efficiently work with the thousands of schools, sports teams, and other groups that love to sell our products to raise money for their programs. Now that we don’t have to worry about those significant logistics – we can focus on expanding our manufacturing capabilities, including private label manufacturing; and, develop new products while improving quality control.”

In business since 1986, Fundraising Manager boasts the industry’s most powerful automation system, which processes orders in just nine seconds. The firm’s reliable, on-time delivery; customer service commitment; and cross-brand lead generation has helped take several other food brands to the top.

Joe Corbi’s has been successful for decades, and Fundraising Manager is excited to add the company to its prestigious client roster. “We work with only the nation’s best food brands, such as Auntie Anne’s and Mrs. Fields,” said Dave Simons, President of Fundraising Manager. “Adding Joe Corbi’s to our mix is a natural fit because of its high quality and dedicated hometown customer base.”

To ensure continued customer satisfaction, Joe Corbi’s will phase out several products that are inconsistent with its standards on or before June 30. A new product catalog will be available on July 1.

About Joe Corbi’s Wholesale Pizza, Inc.

Joe Corbi’s Wholesale Pizza, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Baltimore native Joe Corbi. A true innovator, Corbi was the first to box gourmet pizza kits for fundraising purposes. Since 1988, Corbi’s has helped raise more than $150 million for local organizations. After decades in business, the company remains Baltimore’s go-to brand for gourmet pizza, desserts, and specialty foods.

About Fundraising Manager

With a client roster that includes top brands such as Auntie Anne’s and Mrs. Fields, Fundraising Manager is the nation’s most successful fundraising management firm. Since 1986, the company has led the food fundraising industry in introducing new products, services, and technologies, including the industry’s most powerful automation system. Fundraising Manager specializes in identifying high-quality products, coordinating deliveries, and providing superior customer service.

Media Contacts:

Drew McManigle
President, Joe Corbi’s
(443) 844-3688
drew.mcmanigle@joecorbi.com

Duane Carey
President, IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations
(410) 312-0081
dcarey@impactmarketing.net

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