Nordstrom makes their community support efforts FUN by adding events like Denim Days (employees pay $5 to wear jeans/no tie to work along with a sticker showing their support of United Way), a silent auction, bake sales, and perhaps the most fun—a live Pie in the Face contest. Six managers put themselves on the line for charity as the entire staff gets to “bid” on the chance to watch a pie be thrown in the manager’s face.
This year’s pie in the face contest was the most exciting yet — it raised almost $2,000!! Many pies were thrown and laughter and applause filled the store as Nordstrom rallied behind our community. (For the right price, Cara agreed to take off her plastic poncho and take 2 pies at a time!! She raised an all-time high for most $$ raised for one manager.)
Managers who sacrificed themselves this year are: Beth Adame, Whitney Hauser, Nancy Khashou, Cody Cooper, Cara Mahan, and Angelia Ibarra.