About CharityMania

CharityMania is a family owned business that has been operating since 1994. Over our company’s lifetime, we’ve helped over 20,000 organizations from across the country raise over $50,000,000! We pride ourselves on helping non-profit organizations raise money and build community involvement. We do this by providing inexpensive, easy-to-manage fundraisers that are fun to play… and with a commitment to exceptional customer service. Check out our fundraisers based on your favorite sports.
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We are a proud member of the Better Business Bureau’s Online Reliability Program. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and ethical business practices. For more information about our A+ rating, view our certification report.

Management Team – Meet the Founders

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CharityMania is a family owned business based in San Diego that has been operating since 1994. Neil, Chris, Michele, and Jeff are the company’s general partners and chief operating officers. All four have extensive education and work experience in the software industry (at companies such as Intuit, Accenture, HP and at Santa Clara University) and manage the employees and operations of the company. Read our quick biographies below to learn a bit about each of us and how CharityMania got started.

Neil Quinn, PhD

Founder and Managing Partner

Neil has a broad background in computer science, education, and entrepreneurship. With his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Southern California, Neil spent the first 30 years of his professional life working as an engineer, eventually founding his own business, Quad-Q Systems.

Specializing in computerized process control systems, Neil’s company created marine mammal life-support systems for Sea World and zoos; medical instrumentation control systems; and air conditioning, heating, and ventilation control systems, among others.

It came as a bit of a surprise to Neil’s friends and family when he decided to return to school and pursue a lifelong passion in the field of ethics and theology. He earned a graduate degree in theology (specializing in business ethics) from the University of Notre Dame and then accepted a job as a professor at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. While there, Neil taught graduate electrical engineering classes, business ethics classes, helped found the Santa Clara Center for Science, Technology and Society, and was a Presidential Fellow with the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

At about this same time, Neil began working with his son, Chris, on a fundraising idea he had to help out their local parish in San Diego. The fundraisers were so successful that Neil and Chris eventually decided to work on them full time… and CharityMania was born. Neil has served as the founder and managing partner of CharityMania since its inception over 25 years ago and is thrilled to be working full time with his son and daughter.

Neil has a BS in Physics from Loyola University, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from USC, and a Masters degree in Theology from Notre Dame University. In his spare time, Neil loves the outdoors and traveling. His latest adventures include walking the Camino de Santiago, and trips to Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and the Grand Canyon.


Chris Quinn

Founder and Partner

Chris has worked in the software industry for over 20 years. He began his career at Accenture as an information technology consultant for global telecommunication companies such as ATT and Deutsche Telekom.

After earning his graduate degree from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Chris worked as a Sr. Product Manager for Intuit’s award winning TurboTax Online product line and was a founder of the TurboTax division’s innovation lab. In this role he consulted with teams (both inside and outside Intuit) to help them develop their innovation processes and solve complex business problems.

Chris has worked with his father Neil on CharityMania fundraisers since their inception over 25 years ago. From the beginning Chris has worked on many different aspects of the business, but primarily focuses on the user experience design, statistical analyses, and business planning.

Chris has a BS in Physics from Santa Clara University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. In Chris’s spare time, he enjoys athletics of all types, especially volleyball, and spending time with the two joys of his life: his wife and daughter.


Michele Hannemann

Partner

Michele has worked in sales and customer support for over 20 years. She began her career in Silicon Valley working as a sales rep for Spectra Electronics, a small electronic component distributor.

She then started working for AltiGen Communications, a leading provider of voice over IP business phone systems, as their Channel Development Manager. Michele joined the CharityMania team full time in 2005 and now oversees all of CharityMania’s customer support and sales.

Michele has a BS in Combined Science from Santa Clara University. In her spare time, she enjoys running to stay healthy and has completed a number of half marathons. She loves sports of all kinds, traveling with her husband, Jeff, and spending time with family and friends.


Jeff Hannemann

Partner

Jeff has worked in the technology field for over 20 years. He spent the first several years of his career at Octel Communications, a leader in voicemail systems. Jeff then worked at Hewlett-Packard for over 13 years, where he lead software engineering teams and ran HP’s global Lotus Notes environment. Jeff joined CharityMania in 2009 and helps in all areas of the business, including operations, website management, product development, and marketing.

Jeff has a BA in Computer Science from Middlebury College in Vermont. When he’s not working, Jeff loves to play sports, play poker, travel, and spend time with his wife, daughter, and two sons.


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Annie the Dog

Therapy dog, family member

If you’ve ever called our office and heard a dog barking in the background, that was Annie. Annie is part of the family and we could not be more proud of her. She is a trained canine companion dog that now works as a specialized therapy dog at local hospitals, schools and all Alzheimer’s care facilities. When she is working, she is a calming influence and brings a smile to the face of the patients and students she meets. She embodies the helping and charitable spirit of our family and our company… so we felt she deserved a spot on the website!


CharityMania Company History

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It all started about 25 years ago when Neil Quinn ran a fundraiser for his local parish and youth group at St. James Catholic Church in San Diego, CA. That fundraiser was essentially what we call FootballMania today. The fundraiser was unique, fun, and raised a lot of money for the parish. Parishioners were excited and sold the tickets to friends and family across southern California.

Some of the FootballMania tickets were sold to members of a Catholic parish located in the Los Angeles area. That parish loved the fundraiser and called St. James to ask how they too could run it. They were told, “You gotta talk to Neil Quinn.” Instead of trying to document and explain all that needed to be done to run FootballMania, Neil offered to donate his time to run it for the parish in Los Angeles as well. They sold thousands of tickets and it was a huge success.

Over the next few years a variety of churches and nonprofit organizations from across the country learned about FootballMania through word-of-mouth and contacted Neil to ask if they could use the fundraiser as well. Neil was completely surprised by the growing interest in his fundraiser, but was also extremely proud that he could help so many organizations raise money and do great things. He didn’t know if he had the time to help every organization that wanted to run FootballMania, but he also felt that he had an obligation to help them if he could. Neil started spending more and more of his time helping run the fundraisers for organizations across the US. He charged a small fee to cover his expenses and time and ran the operations completely out of his home as a small side business. CharityMania was born!

As the business continued to grow rapidly, it was clear Neil could no longer handle the workload by himself. So he brought on his son, Chris, and his daughter, Michele, to work part time. Fast forward to today and now Neil, Chris, Michele, and Michele’s husband, Jeff, are all full time partners at CharityMania and the business continues to grow from the word-of-mouth of happy customers.

We are truly blessed to work for the business we created and are extremely proud that we’ve helped so many great organizations raise so much money for such worthy causes. We pride ourselves on helping organizations do great things, and on providing exceptional personal customer service. We look forward to many more fundraising years in the future!

Contact us today!

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If you are interested in using a CharityMania fundraiser for your organization, send us an e-mail or give us a call. You can be up and running within a day or so after you sign up. If you are unsure whether or not CharityMania is right for you, contact us and we can answer any questions you might have. Complete the form below and make sure to let us know how you would like to be contacted. Fields with a “ * ” are required.

Contact Us

Give us a call or email us if you have any questions about CharityMania. We are always happy to talk and help!

 

Phone: 888.909.9994

Hours: 8 am – 9 pm (Pacific Time)

 

Email: inquiry@charitymania.com

Or for faster response times, use the form on this web page.

 

US Postal Mail:

CharityMania LLC
777 Kalamath Dr
Del Mar, CA 92014

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We are a proud member of the Better Business Bureau’s Online Reliability Program. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and ethical business practices. For more information about our A+ rating, view our certification report.

What Do Our Customers Say About Our Fundraisers?

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Milwaukee Women's Bowling Association, WI
Milwaukee Women's Bowling Association, WI
Our Milwaukee Women's Bowling Association is always looking for ways to increase our funding. This was easy AND safe. And coming from a "football enthusiastic area" made our sales much easier.
Northwest Chargers Hockey, IL
Northwest Chargers Hockey, IL
I think this was my 5th year using CharityMania. The reason I choose this fundraiser is because it is easy, and we have made the most money from it. I am always telling people about using you guys! 🙂
Lollipop Cooperative Preschool, OH
Lollipop Cooperative Preschool, OH
We chose CharityMania as our fundraiser because the tickets are easy to sell, there's cross gender interest and the return to us is 70%. Last year we had nearly $3,000 in prize money won. We have been very successful using this fundraiser for our school!
Cherokee Ice Hockey Club , NJ
Cherokee Ice Hockey Club , NJ
We made our parents sell just 5 tickets each and we made over $6300 profit for our Hockey Club!
VFW Post 5151, IL
VFW Post 5151, IL
At VFW Post 5151 we have used CharityMania twice in the past and will use you again this year. In my option it's a no brainer to use CharityMania as a fundraiser. We trust CharityMania and it's a simple formula to use to raise funds.
Miamisburg Wrestling, OH
Miamisburg Wrestling, OH
We raised over $23,000… 3 times as much as any other fundraiser we have ever done. We are using the money to fund the first dedicated wrestling room our program has ever had. We will definitely use CharityMania in the future.
Auxiliary To MFD L215, WI
Auxiliary To MFD L215, WI
VERY Easy, Fun, Fundraiser for ALL involved (Sellers & Players alike)! Awesome!
St. William School, IL
St. William School, IL
CharityMania's FootballMania is a favorite fundraiser for our school and parish. People ask about it for months ahead of time! The guaranteed winner program is the best!
Finesse Fastpitch Girls Softball, MI
Finesse Fastpitch Girls Softball, MI
This was an absolute home run fundraiser for us last year! We raised $11,000 on sales of less than 800 tickets! This year we stepped it up even more and exceeded $17,000 in profit!
St. Agnes School, PA
St. Agnes School, PA
CharityMania was by far one of the easiest fundraisers we have ever done. As a small school, we have never been able to sell 500 of anything. But we did for this fundraiser! This is one fundraiser we will be sure to repeat.
Dwight Music Boosters, IL
Dwight Music Boosters, IL
This was the first time our organization has ever used CharityMania and it has by far been the best fundraiser I have been involved in.
St. Dismas Parish, IL
St. Dismas Parish, IL
FootballMania is the easiest fundraiser we have ever done. We have gained over $24,000 and the best part is you don’t need to know anything about football to win!
Hyde Park Little League, NY
Hyde Park Little League, NY
I'm a returning user of CharityMania because it offers the best return. The fact that you also can win some cash playing the game is a bonus to people. Hands down its one of the easiest fundraisers out there.
A grammar school in Maryland
A grammar school in Maryland
We now only have to run one fundraiser, FootballMania, rather than 10 small fundraisers like cookie dough, candles, and scratchers.
Knights of Columbus  9193, NJ
Knights of Columbus 9193, NJ
Everyone likes football and likes games of chance, so the tickets are easy to sell.
Marlton Cooperstown Teams, NJ
Marlton Cooperstown Teams, NJ
BaseballMania was an easy and profitable fundraiser for our organization. We exceeded our goal by selling both paper and electronic tickets.
Knights of Columbus Council 6100, NJ
Knights of Columbus Council 6100, NJ
Foolproof fundraiser, small start-up costs, big profit! We tried it once and we're hooked, 5 years strong...
Local 215 Milwaukee Professional FireFighters, WI
Local 215 Milwaukee Professional FireFighters, WI
We returned with CharityMania because it is a FUN, Well Organized, Simple, Profitable, extremely EASY & Great Customer Service Fundraiser!! I LOVE CharityMania!
Fierce All Star Cheer, CA
Fierce All Star Cheer, CA
Parents love this fundraiser!
Riverton Youth Baseball , IL
Riverton Youth Baseball , IL
We love using CharityMania for our baseball organization's fundraising.
A grammar school in Maryland
A grammar school in Maryland
We now only have to run one fundraiser, FootballMania, rather than 10 small fundraisers like cookie dough, candles, and scratchers.
Knights of Columbus Council #6090, IL
Knights of Columbus Council #6090, IL
FootballMania is a GREAT way to make extra funds; it is easy, it keeps people interested in the program, and it gives a number of people a chance to win!
Friends of Father Murphy, CA
Friends of Father Murphy, CA
You guys are the best at what you do. Also you make things so easy for us.
ACE Gymnastics USAG Teams, NJ
ACE Gymnastics USAG Teams, NJ
I have been doing this fundraiser for years, I have continued every year because it is successful. Specifically it gets the dads involved in a fundraiser for the group.
LITH Travel Baseball 15U Thunder, IL
LITH Travel Baseball 15U Thunder, IL
We like the fact that the 70% return is one of the best in the fundraising industry. Means less fundraising. Keep it that way and we keep coming back year after year.....