Galas/Fundraisers http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/7411/more en Grand Gala: Blueprint Studios Oversees the S.F. Symphony Opening Night Gala http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/grand-gala-blueprint-studios-oversees-sf-symphony-opening-night-gala <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>One of the biggest nights in the City by the Bay, the opening night gala 2014 for the San Francisco Symphony gets the grand treatment from Blueprint Studios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/grand-gala-blueprint-studios-oversees-sf-symphony-opening-night-gala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/grand-gala-blueprint-studios-oversees-sf-symphony-opening-night-gala#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:25:00 +0000 19401 at http://specialevents.com 7 Tips for Successful Fundraising Galas http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/7-tips-successful-fundraising-galas <div class="field-deck"> Gala expert Alison Silcoff shares secrets to fundraising success </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alison Silcoff, longtime mastermind of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Ball—a perennial Gala Award winner—offers her tips on the "never to be broken" rules for fundraising galas</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/7-tips-successful-fundraising-galas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/7-tips-successful-fundraising-galas#comments Galas/Fundraisers Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:20:00 +0000 19171 at http://specialevents.com <p>The fanciful Alice in Wonderland theme at the 2012 Daffodil Ball, a Gala Award-winner for Alison Silcoff Events and team.</p> Party at the Phillips: The 2014 Gala is All 'Glitter and Glam' http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/party-phillips-2014-gala-all-glitter-and-glam <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Washington society turns out for the annual opportunity to dine among masterworks at the Phillips Collection. The 2014 theme: fun, flashy "Glitter and Glam" a la 1970s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/party-phillips-2014-gala-all-glitter-and-glam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/party-phillips-2014-gala-all-glitter-and-glam#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 18871 at http://specialevents.com Living Color: 2014 Emmy Ball Keys on Color Theme http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/living-color-2014-emmy-ball-keys-color-theme <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The Sequoia Productions team takes the 66th Emmy Awards Governors Ball out for a spin on the color wheel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/living-color-2014-emmy-ball-keys-color-theme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/living-color-2014-emmy-ball-keys-color-theme#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:33:00 +0000 18651 at http://specialevents.com Pompeii Party: The California Science Center Goes A-Roman at the 16th Discovery Ball http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/pompeii-party-california-science-center-goes-roman-16th-discovery-ball <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The California Science Center celebrates the 16th annual Discovery Ball with a trip back to ancient Rome. Photos by Nadine Froger Photography.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/pompeii-party-california-science-center-goes-roman-16th-discovery-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/pompeii-party-california-science-center-goes-roman-16th-discovery-ball#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Wed, 28 May 2014 17:42:00 +0000 17811 at http://specialevents.com <p>Gladiators pose in front of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the 16th annual California Science Center Discovery Ball. Photo by Nadine Froger Photography.</p> Happy Haunting: Shiraz Events Stages UNICEF Masquerade Ball http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/happy-haunting-shiraz-events-stages-unicef-masquerade-ball <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Spirits were high at the UNICEF Haunted Venetian Masquerade Ball in New York staged by Shiraz Events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/happy-haunting-shiraz-events-stages-unicef-masquerade-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/happy-haunting-shiraz-events-stages-unicef-masquerade-ball#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Themed Events Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:30:00 +0000 15271 at http://specialevents.com TV Star: Sequoia Productions Previews the 2013 Emmy Governors Ball http://specialevents.com/lighting/tv-star-sequoia-productions-previews-2013-emmy-governors-ball <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Veteran Emmy Ball producer Sequoia Productions gives a preview of the 2013 event, which transforms a cavernous hall at the L.A. Convention Center into an enchanted forest.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/lighting/tv-star-sequoia-productions-previews-2013-emmy-governors-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/lighting/tv-star-sequoia-productions-previews-2013-emmy-governors-ball#comments Decor Galas/Fundraisers Lighting Photo Galleries Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:07:00 +0000 14422 at http://specialevents.com Rock the Casbah: T'Da Design's Fundraiser is Moroccan Bound http://specialevents.com/themed-events/rock-casbah-tda-designs-fundraiser-moroccan-bound <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>T'Da Design creates a richly detailed Moroccan marketplace for fundraiser, treating 325 event professionals to a world of spices, belly dancers and fabulous food. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/themed-events/rock-casbah-tda-designs-fundraiser-moroccan-bound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/themed-events/rock-casbah-tda-designs-fundraiser-moroccan-bound#comments Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Themed Events Wed, 21 Aug 2013 06:19:00 +0000 13882 at http://specialevents.com Decor Decisions: Where to Spend, Where to Save on Gala Decor http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/decor-decisions-where-spend-where-save-gala-decor <div class="field-byline"> Susan Cuadrado </div> <div class="field-deck"> As the economy slowly improves, decor experts share tips on where to spend and where to save on decor for fundraising galas </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div> The adage &ldquo;go big or go home&rdquo; seems to be the consensus among event designers when it comes to gala decor. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no middle ground,&rdquo; says Leslee Bell, partner at Decor and More, Oakville, Ontario</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/decor-decisions-where-spend-where-save-gala-decor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/decor-decisions-where-spend-where-save-gala-decor#comments Decor Galas/Fundraisers Silver Wed, 21 Aug 2013 05:22:00 +0000 13862 at http://specialevents.com <p>The power of beautiful lighting in an event from Vangard Events. Photo by Christopher Nelson.</p> Fundraisers Share Gala Outlook as Economy Improves http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/fundraisers-share-gala-outlook-economy-improves <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Producers of fundraising galas say the improving economy is taking some of the pressure to cut costs off of event planners, but clients still demand bang for their budget bucks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Producers of fundraising galas say the improving economy is taking some of the pressure to cut costs off of event planners, but clients still demand bang for their budget bucks</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/fundraisers-share-gala-outlook-economy-improves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/fundraisers-share-gala-outlook-economy-improves#comments Galas/Fundraisers Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:14:00 +0000 13722 at http://specialevents.com <p> Healthy revenue figures for the 2013 Daffodil Ball enabled event producer Alison Silcoff to invest in extra frills, including Roaring 20s style headbands for staff at the &#39;Great Gatsby&#39;-themed event. Photo by Stephane Poirier.</p>