It’s a new month and with a new month comes a new “Dealer Spotlight” post. This month we are celebrating the achievements of Legacy Fundraising Partners while looking back on their journey with the Butter Braid® brand. Since joining the Butter Braid Fundraising team almost 15 years ago, Legacy Fundraising Partners has distinguished itself by providing superior service and support to all their fundraising groups.
Legacy Fundraising Partners is owned and operated by Tim Bell. Back in the early 2000s, Tim began looking for a new job, one that would allow him to provide for his family and be there for his wife and kids. See, Tim always goes above and beyond to help others. Whether it be his own family, his friends, or total strangers, Tim offers his support to the people around him. So, when the opportunity to open a Butter Braid Pastry fundraising dealership came up, Tim knew it was the perfect career choice for him. Now, he’d be able to support his family and support the dreams of local groups in his community. These goals would become the foundation of Legacy Fundraising Partners which opened in 2006 in Apex, North Carolina.
Changes to the Dealership
Over the years, as his kids grew up and moved away, Tim’s goals for the business began to change. However, the foundation of his business has remained the same: to provide the best support possible to the people who need it. In fact, Tim says the biggest change he’s made to his dealership has been himself. He constantly strives to improve and never passes up an opportunity to learn. “I have found that if I don’t grow then the dealership can’t grow,” Tim explained. “I have to constantly adapt; new systems, new ideas, new ways are just a part of life. There’s this expression I heard once that’s really stuck with me, ‘If you are not in, then you are in the way.’ So, I consistently make sure to ask myself, ‘Are you in or in the way?’”
Tim’s dedication to helping others is how Legacy Fundraising Partners has been able to help so many groups reach fundraising success. The dealership has worked with groups to raise money for uniforms, school trips, sports equipment, medical bills, relief funds, scholarship funds, and so much more. As of 2020, Legacy Fundraising Partners has helped local groups raise over $1 million.
Sellers and group leaders love the unwavering support they receive when they work with Legacy Fundraising Partners. It makes the fundraising process so simple and easy. Angie M., a local group leader, raves about her experience with Legacy Fundraising Partners, “We did a last-minute Butter Braid pastry fundraiser recently to help a local veteran’s group. Legacy Fundraising Partners was more than willing to help accommodate us and quickly do a fundraiser. The Butter Braid Pastries were definitely the star of the fundraiser, but Tim and his team also did a great job, making the process fun and enjoyable!”
After running fundraisers for 14 years, Tim has compiled some pretty funny stories and mishaps. Once, during pick-up for a school fundraiser, Tim was handing out orders to students when one student came up to him and said he had the wrong order. A little perplexed, Tim asked the student his name. The student replied, “Wong.” Tim said, “I understand it is the wrong package. I just need to know your name, so I know what order you are looking to pick up.” The student clarified, “No, I’m here for the Wong package.” Well, this is when he learned there were two Wongs in the school, and Wong took the wrong Wong order. The teacher overheard this exchange and said, “Well, two Wongs don’t make a right.” That certainly got a chuckle out of everyone! Now, even though it’s about a mistake, it’s one of Tim’s favorite stories to tell.
Legacy Fundraising Partners has been a great dealership to work with these past 14 years, and we are very fortunate to have them as part of the Butter Braid Fundraising team. If you’re in the North Carolina area and want to set up a fundraiser, give Tim Bell a call today! His superior service and dedication to helping others will have you on the fast track to fundraising success. Trust us, you can’t go “wrong” with Legacy Fundraising Partners.
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