Auburn Valley Humane Society Auction and Week of Giving 2020

October 2020

GFS Events was thrilled to contract with a nonprofit that focuses on animals in our communities. Auburn Valley Humane Society enriches the lives of companion animals and people through animal sheltering, programs and community engagement. They brought us on to help with their annual Gala & Auction that normally takes place in the spring. Due to COVID, we shifted their in-person event to Week of Giving & Online Auction. We created their timeline, assisted with auction packaging, provided input on sponsorship benefits, developed email content and scripts, assisted with video production, gave feedback on videos, designed video thumbnails, communicated with ambassadors and equipped ambassadors with tools to spread the word around the event, and oversaw the online auction proceedings. One of the highlights during the event planning process was to visit the shelter and meet all the animals!
Fun Fact
We had two animal co-hosts, Norman and Bones! They are a dog and cat duo and they emceed our entire event. They have both been adopted.
"GFS is a pleasure to work with. They are very professional and focused and kept us and our event on track. They are also flexible and assisted us greatly during the pandemic pivot from live to virtual. Our event would not have been as successful as it was without their participation."
Phillip Morgan
President/CEO, Auburn Valley Humane Society