For the 7th year GFS Events contracted with the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation to plan and organize their Small Hands to Big Plans Benefit Luncheon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to pivot the March 26th event to a virtual fundraiser in May. The team worked tirelessly with the Board and Luncheon committee to secure over $65,000 in cash and in-kind sponsorships. GFS Events turned their table captain model into a virtual ambassador model and coordinated marketing, social media, videos and created the online giving platform for donations. We doubled the number of their “365 Club”: those donors that donate $1 per day for a year. This ended up being one of the highest grossing years in the history of the luncheon.
“It was a pleasure to work with both Gazala and Kavitha once again to bring our luncheon to light. This will be the 4th or 5th fundraiser I have personally worked with GFS Events on and would totally recommend. From start to finish and everything in between, they kept us on track to deliver our event on time this year. With the global pandemic COVID-19 putting a strain on our in-person annual event, we were challenged with taking our luncheon virtual and Gazala and Kavitha had a well laid out plan to execute our event in the virtual environment and reach an audience we may not have otherwise. Thoughtful insight was given with the consideration of holding an event during a pandemic and we were able to communicate in a sincere way and still set an attainable and realistic goal – that we met! I enjoyed working with GFS through our foundation and would highly recommend the services they provide.”
Board Member, Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation