Daily Archives: Oct. 14, 2011

Sedgwick County employees agree to “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” treatment for charity

Employees in the division of information and operations at Sedgwick County are at it again with creative ideas to raise money for the United Way.

Last year, Mary Davenport, a project manager for information technology for the county, agreed to shave her head if her co-workers raised at least $2,000 in their internal campaign for the United Way. Employees raised just more than $3,000, so Davenport underwent the clippers.

This year, five men in information technology have agreed to wax body parts such as legs, arms and backs — think Steve Carrell in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” — for charity.

The employee who gets the most votes has to get waxed — by a professional, Carrie Seyam, administrative assistant for the division, is quick to add.

Those who may soon have baby-smooth skin are Kelly Looney, a software instructor; Todd Evans, a customer support analyst; Joe Currier, a customer support manager; and Steven Menefee, a GIS analyst.

Rounding out the fun is Richard Vogt, head of the department. Vogt has agreed to dress up like a woman if employees raise $3,500 and wax his legs if staff raises $5,000.

Other fund-raising events in the county’s campaign include a “spare change” campaign where employees can donate just that and a crockpot cookoff as well as a giveaway for prizes.