Awards

Emerald City Applause Awards 2018 Winner

Category: Best Public Event
Project Type: 5K
Client: Seattle Animal Shelter

GFS Events was contracted with the City of Seattle and Seattle Animal Shelter to manage and produce the 18th Annual Furry 5K. Each year, the Furry 5K attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by their four-legged companions. The race was followed by Pet-a-Palooza, with entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area. Find out more about the 5K here.

Emerald City Applause Awards 2018 Winner

Category: Best Nonprofit Event – Budget Under $50,000
Project Type: Benefit Auction
Client: Taste of the Valley

GFS Events managed the 7th Annual Taste of the Valley Benefit Auction benefitting the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance. The event took place in an open field on a working farm in Carnation. We had to bring in electricity, water, lighting and all rental equipment to turn the field into a gorgeous venue for the evening. The event included a silent and live auction and tastes from the Pacific Northwest’s best restaurants. Check out our event here.

ILEA Esprit Awards 2018 Nominee

Category: Best Public Event
Project Type: 5K
Client: Seattle Animal Shelter

GFS Events was contracted with the City of Seattle and Seattle Animal Shelter to manage and produce the 18th Annual Furry 5K. Each year, the Furry 5K attracts thousands of two-legged runners accompanied by their four-legged companions. The race was followed by Pet-a-Palooza, with entertainment, festive music, awards and an interactive vendor area. Find out more about the 5K here.

 

 

 

Emerald City Applause Awards 2017 Winner

Category: Best Nonprofit Event – Budget Under $50,000
Project Type: Benefit Auction
Client: Taste of the Valley

GFS chaired and managed the 6th Annual Taste of the Valley Benefit Auction benefitting the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance. The event took place in an open field on a working farm.  We had to bring in electricity, water, lighting and all rental equipment to turn the field into a gorgeous venue for the evening.   See pictures from the event here.

ILEA Esprit Awards 2017 Nominee

Category: Best Event for Nonprofit Organization under $75,000
Project Type: Benefit Auction
Client: Taste of the Valley

GFS chaired and managed the 6th Annual Taste of the Valley Benefit Auction benefitting the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance. The event took place in an open field on a working farm.  We had to bring in electricity, water, lighting and all rental equipment to turn the field into a gorgeous venue for the evening.  The event included a silent and live auction and tastes from the Pacific Northwest’s best restaurants. GFS managed all procurement, coordinated venue set-up, check-in and check-out procedures, and coordinated the restaurant sponsorships and permitting. We created an event timeline and coordinated all aspects of the auction to ensure a smooth evening and increased donations and dollars for the event. Check out our event here.

ILEA Esprit Awards 2016 Winner

Category: Best Event for Nonprofit Organization under $75,000
Project Type: Benefit Auction
Client: Taste of the Valley

GFS chaired and managed the 5th Annual Taste of the Valley Benefit Auction benefitting the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance. The event included both a silent and live auction and tastes from the Pacific Northwest’s best restaurants. GFS managed all procurement, coordinated venue set-up, check-in and check-out procedures, and coordinated the restaurant and business sponsorships. Check out our event here.

 

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