December Newsletter

On behalf of People First Professionals — Happy Holidays!

Our December newsletter follows our first annual holiday fundraiser, The Santa Cause, benefiting Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina. What an incredible night!

We are excited to announce that thanks to you, we were able to raise in total over $23,000 for Make-a-Wish of Eastern NC through the SantaCause1 Initiative. That is approximately 3 children’s wishes fulfilled via your giving!

First, a big thank you to our generous corporate sponsors — our gold sponsor, Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), and our silver sponsors, Red Hat, BMC Software, the Junction Salon, Raleigh Wine Shop, Brewery Bhavana, and Opex Technologies.  The night would not have been possible without their support!

We also want to thank each of you who generously shared your Wednesday evening with us during a busy holiday season. We are so humbled by your support, and thankful to have had such an amazing turnout in support of a great cause.

Finally, thank you to the many local vendors who eagerly donated raffle and silent auction items.  We share some of the highlights from the evening below in case you missed them, and added a few pictures from the night of.

We sincerely hope each of you has a chance to relax, unplug, and enjoy the holidays with loved ones this holiday season. Our team will be doing the same. We learned and accomplished so much in 2018 and we have even bigger plans for 2019, so stay tuned and look forward to some big announcements early in the new year!

We will have the 2019 calendar of events released on the site in early January so be sure to check back to and subscribe to the newsletter if you haven’t already at

Thanks for a great 2018 and an incredible cap to the year with The Santa Cause!

- People First Professionals

alec peterson