Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Successful Fundrasing Events

More charitable foundations are hiring professional decorators to create themed events for fund raising galas. The draw to events like these are the extras that organizations put in. If the event has a great evening of entertainment, food, decor and quality auction items, great funds are raised. Once word gets around about the fun in attending an event such as these, attendance explodes and the event sells out every year.

The Chef's Gourmet Dinner is hosted by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. This fund raising event takes place each year at Bingemans. The theme this year was 1930's (flapper) dinner club. Very dramatic black , white and damask fabrics and added chandeliers, crystals and red up lighting all added that extra wow to this event. Floor length black pin tuck linen, topped with a damask runner along with a tall centrepiece of black and white Malibu feathers were the finishing touches. Volunteers dressed in flapper costumes and guests were greeted by Al Cappon. The evening was a huge success with many rave reviews.

The Glass Slipper Affair is hosted by Family and Children Services of Waterloo Region. The location this year was the beautiful Victoria Park Pavilion. Springtime in Paris was their theme, with Tiffany Blue and Black as the colours. Gobo lights throwing images of the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre with Tiffany blue carpet and hung pictures of Sponsor recognitions, draped ceiling with pin fairy lights, glass shoes with fresh florals and so many more Eiffel themed additions helped to make this event truly memorable. The talk of the evening was a seven foot balloon sculpture created by our own Tim Krete. Both events were extremely successful raising over $25,000 each. One thing we have to remember is organizations such as these would not be successful without the many wonderful volunteers that donate their time and abilities to make these galas happen. If you get the opportunity to volunteer you will not regret it. Enjoy. -Lynne