Sundog Raises More Than $23,000 for United Way

October 19, 2016

Fargo, ND – Sundog Interactive, Inc. raised $23,397.49 for its 2017 United Way campaign.

Sundog team members took part in a month-long campaign to raise funds for the United Way of Cass-Clay. The campaign kicked off with impact speakers Tom Hill and Cody Schuler, sharing their work with homelessness to help team members recognize the impact they have within the Fargo-Moorhead community.

The company’s fundraising events included a soup cook-off, taco-in-a-bag bar and breakfast cart. The first Sundog Block Party, which was open to the entire community, alone raised $8,769.91.

Matt Gustafson, Kristi Huber, Dani Krolak, Brent Teiken & Matthew McGarry
Matt Gustafson, Kristi Huber, Dani Krolak, Brent Teiken & Matthew McGarry

Held on September 14, the lunch event featured grilled burgers and brats from Shotgun Sally’s, along with raffles for five different prize packages valued around $1,000 each. Winners of the raffle packages included:

Package 1: Apple Watch + More! - Darin Livdahl

Package 2: Pamper Yourself - Anna G. Larson

Package 3: Date Night - Jan Sanders

Package 4: Kid Around - Kirsten Jensen

Package 5: Best of Fargo-Moorhead - Karen Nelson

“Our first annual Block Party was a crucial part of our overall campaign success this year,” said Matthew McGarry, one of Sundog’s United Way campaign committee members. “We were humbled by the generosity of our neighbors and area businesses. The success of this event would not have been possible without their support. We’re going bigger next year, and we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Breaking new records with this year’s campaign, Sundog had a 99% response rate with its team members and exceeded its goal by almost 17%, increasing the company’s donation to United Way by over $5,000 or almost 28% compared to last year.

United Way Campaign Committee members at Sundog include: Crystal Aakre, Heidi Haaven, Ashley Hahn, Dani Krolak, Matthew McGarry, Chelsea Monda, Beth Richels and Jen Thompson.

Sundog won the 2015 United Way Outstanding Employee Engagement Award for last year’s campaign, which raised $18,324.58 with a 93% participation rate, previously the company’s best to date.

2016 Sundog Block Party and Raffle sponsors included:


Premier Level ($2,500+)

Ag Country

Executive Level ($1,500+)

Shotgun Sally’s & Food Services of America

Sky Digital

Platinum Level ($500+)


Elevate Human Potential


Supporter (under $500)

99 Bottles

Bar 9



Blush Photography

Catalyst Medical Center

Cole Papers


Dr. Dye

Fargo Brewing Company

Fargo Escape Room

Fargo Force

Gateway Chevrolet

Happy Harry’s

Jade Presents

Junkyard Brewing Company

Kylee Seifert

Marcus Theatres


Meats by John & Wayne

Midwest Radio

Radio FM

Scheels Arena


Sweet Banana Spa

Taya Spelhaug

Thunder Road

Travel Travel

The United Way of Cass-Clay “connects people to people, needs to resources, and experts to advocates to improve lives and advance the common good throughout Cass and Clay counties.”

Founded in 1995, Sundog specializes in revenue performance-focused marketing. With a long history of expertise with indirect sales channels, the company is a trusted leader for industries including manufacturing, food service, wholesale trade and agriculture. Sundog turns leads into revenue through customer journey mapping and segmentation, lead management, mobile and web development, insights and analytics, complex integrations and more.