I am proud to announce that Powered by Professionals has surpassed the $30 million fundraising mark! Throughout the decade, we have worked with 30 different non-profit organizations, building 11 of them from inception, and managed hundreds of events to reach this milestone. We are looking forward to the next decade of continuing to help our charity clients exceed their fundraising goals!
Voices Against Brain Cancer in 2011!
The Lichtenstein Family founded Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) 7 years ago, and 2011 marked milestones for the organization in fundraising, as they raised over 1.6 million dollars, and in growth, as events were hosted nationwide! VABC mirrored their annual Benefit Concert in New York City with their 1st Annual Benefit Concert in Miami – performances by The Beach Boys, John Stamos and Gloria Gaynor among others helped VABC raise funds and awareness in Florida. Click here to read more.
National Expansion for the Melanoma Research Foundation
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) has outsourced their annual New York Fundraising Gala to PBP for the past six years. In 2011, the working relationship between PBP and MRF grew, as the MRF sought to fulfill their goal of expanding their national presence. PBP was hired to manage the MRF’s San Francisco gala and they immediately implemented their fundraising advantage, identifying and working with honorees and award recipients. Click here to read more.
Sarcoma Foundation of America’s 10th Anniversary!
2011 marked the Sarcoma Foundation of America’s 10th Anniversary and their Annual Fundraising Gala, Finding the Cure in Our Time, was the perfect place to celebrate! The gala was the fourth that PBP had managed for the SFA and a goal of raising one million dollars, an amount that had never been reached, was set. The 615 person, sold-out dinner was held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Monday, May 2, 2011. Click here to read more.
Volunteer Spotlight: The Shapiro Family
Michael and Jodi Shapiro live in Tarrytown, NY with their two sons, Matthew and Lucas. Just after Matthew turned 2, and their baby, Lucas, hit 5 months, Jodi and Michael were given devastating news – Michael was diagnosed with a GBM. Michael and Jodi turned to Eric Lichtenstein, co-founder of VABC and a family friend and co-worker of Michael’s, for guidance. With the support of his entire family, Michael began a grueling two-month period of chemotherapy and radiation; however, the results were not good. Never giving up hope, Michael continued with various treatments, and after two craniotomies, rehab, and proper medication, Michael received a good MRI!The Shapiro family, along with their parents, brothers and sisters, was honored at VABC’s 6th Annual Sounding Off for a Cure Benefit Concert in June of 2011 with the Vision of Hope Award. In December, at VABC’s Join the Voices! Run/Walk, Team Shapiro had one of the largest teams of 170 members! Click here to read more.