Meet THON 2024 Supply Logistics Director Keegan Sobczak

By Haylee Yocum 11/30/23

Name: Keegan Sobczak
Major: Supply chain and information systems
[Fraternity: Theta Chi]

Previous THON Involvement:

THON 2021 Hospitality committee member
THON 2022 Hospitality committee member
THON 2023 Theta Chi Primary THON Chair, dancer, and supply logistics paper and office supplies/GCI captain

Why did you want to apply for a director position for THON 2024?

I wanted to become a director for the largest student-run philanthropy in the world to see the impact of this amazing organization on a larger scale and for the ability to have more interactions with our families and leave an impact on their courageous battle.

Also, being able to lead a committee is something I’ve always wanted to do, and hopefully, I will inspire the next generation of leaders within the THON community. Seeing how passionate this community is about our mission and the effect we have on our families is what has grown my love for this organization year after year, and I am so honored to be the supply logistics director for THON 2024.

What do you want to implement in your position this year that’s unique and differs from previous years?

For THON 2024, I am hoping to establish an emphasis on SL’s data, DEI efforts, and storage optimization. By utilizing data recorded from several previous years, SL is able to better forecast supplies needed throughout the year and also understand where we can coordinate our donor contacting efforts to acquire them through in-kind donations.

SL also has a unique way to contribute to THON’s DEI efforts by decreasing financial obligations to volunteers through our Extra Items Drive, for example, where volunteers are able to donate supplies they used for THON Weekend and no longer need. Spectators, organization members, volunteers, and IDCs can then purchase them at a very reduced cost to limit the requirement of going out and buying these items, which can add up. As THON has grown over the years, it’s also important for me and my inventory team to be cognizant of ways to optimize the storage we have by utilizing different inventory strategies to account for our YTY growth.