Corporations and non-profits exist to meet specific goals. Often planning events take time and resources away from what you do best. We work with each client to determine needs and how we can best partner with the organization and create a custom plan so that we can take care of the details and event staffing and you can focus on meeting your objectives.

Food For Greater Elgin Gala: Grand Victoria Casino

In 2018, the event was held at Grand Victoria Casino, in their newly remodeled ballroom overlooking the Fox River. With over 265 guests, this event had more participants, and it also raised over $50,000, which was a $25% increase from the year before. The evening was centered around food and beverage tastings, but also included some games, a photo booth, prizes, a raffle, a silent auction and live jazz music. Founded in 2011,  FFGE is the largest client-choice food pantry in the Elgin area.  Photos were taken by Gil Feliciano. 

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Gala: Museum of Contemporary Art

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2015. While the organization typically offers a gala each year, it wanted to raise the bar and throw a special event for the anniversary year. The evening activities took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art and started off with a cocktail reception and silent auction, moved into a performance by Tommy Tune and concluded with dinner and a live auction. 

Performer: Tommy Tune - Catering: Culinaire - Desserts: Eli's Cheesecake - Photography: Sandra Armenteros

Chicago Auto Show Toyota Booth: McCormick Place

At the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, each company strives to build a booth that sets itself apart from the rest. This booth was designed in partnership with Toyota and Toyota representatives; the goal was to make sure that the branding was clear, the logo and tagline were easily absorbed by attendees, and that the booth was interactive and engaging so that it attracted guests even amidst all the other activity at the show.

Food For Greater Elgin Pallet to Palate Fundraising Event

RefugeeOne Gala: VenueOne

Annually, RefugeeOne invites supporters from the community to join them for a fundraising gala. This event has grown each and every year. With nearly 450 guests joining for a cocktail reception, dinner, program, live band and dancing, the 2015 gala, held at VenueOne, was a huge success and raised more funds than any year before. 

Catering: Food for Thought - Desserts: Eli's Cheesecake - Photography: Nicholas James Photography

RefugeeOne Conference: Gratz Center

RefugeeOne hosted its second annual conference for community leaders at the Gratz Center. I was honored that RefugeeOne was invited to be a part of the coordination again! Leaders enjoyed several plenary sessions, enjoyed global snacks and took part in workshops. Nearly 200 people participated in the event; it was a huge success!

Felix Goldrush Album Release Party: Kinfolk 94

Brooklyn-based artist Felix Goldrush debuted his premier album, “Deeper than Gold” at an October event at Kinfolk 94 in New York City. The album presents an honest portrait of the depths of human emotion, covering topics like love, obsession and heartache. The show was opened by artist Mariami photographed by Bearded Monkey Photography. We branded, planned and executed the album release party, and created the favors for the evening!

Holsten Fundraising Event: Private Office

Holsten Chicago invited about 100 donors to its annual fundraising gala, hosted in a private office in downtown Chicago. The event included a standing reception, program, ask and silent auction. We worked in partnership with their staff to plan and staff this event so that their team could focus on connecting with donors about the mission of the organization.

RefugeeOne Gala: Bridgeport Art Center

As the RefugeeOne gala continues to grow each year, we were given an opportunity to try out a new venue. With nearly 400 guests joining for a cocktail reception, dinner and program, the 2014 gala, held at the Bridgeport Art Center, was a huge success and raised more funds than any year before. 

Catering: Food for Thought - Desserts: Eli's Cheesecake