Blue River Friends of NRA
Committee Chair | 21 Years of Service
- Sold 200 banquet tickets totaling $20,000
- Sold 126 Individual Sponsorship totaling $93,100
- Raised $15,000 in pre or post-event raffles
- Underwriting total of $67,400
- Donated various times
"Brad works with all of the local gun clubs and shooting teams year-round to make sure they are involved with Blue River Friends of NRA fundraising efforts.
Brad is not only the District Attorney for Shelby County, but he is also one of the longest standing Chairman in the Indiana Friends of NRA committees. He organizes and runs monthly committee meetings, creates bi-monthly progress emails, and communicates consistently with banquet facilities and FFL. Brad spends countless hours contacting sponsors and donors each year to make sure the maximum amount of funds are raised. He is also a prominent member of the state fund committee to help give focus and direction to the meeting.
As Brad is one of the longest standing Chairman in the state, he remains a strong source of information for all of the other committees. He is always open for calls to help other committees grow and succeed. In addition, Brad helps with the development of statewide donations and fundraising projects to help grow Friends of NRA in the state of Indiana.
Brad was the first person to develop the Gunapalooza event, which has grown to be the largest Friends of NRA special event in the country. This year, the post-event raffle brought in a record breaking net income of $100,000 dollars, making it the highest net event ever outside of a traditional banquet. Over the years, Brad has been an outstanding volunteer and leader for the Indiana Friends of NRA. Brad continues to grow his events as he fundraises all year long, and has even made his committee the top netting event in Indiana the past 2 years in a row, and the top 10 in the country."
- Josh Toennessen, NRA Field Representative