Community Homes’ Auction & Gala

October 2022

When Community Homes was ready to reinvent their annual auction & gala they reached out to GFS Events for a little spark and a new way of doing things. GFS Events encouraged Community Homes creativity while keeping the event committee on track with the overall event logistics. Together we created a new vision for the space, utilizing Meydenbauer’s outdoor patio, provided a family style meal, and implemented changes to the auction. The day of the event was smooth sailing for the Community Homes teams because GFS managed registration, AV, auctioneer details, volunteers, and tracking all contributions. Community Homes Executive Director, Development Director and entire staff for the first time in the history of the event, were able to fully participate with their donors and enjoy a well-organized event without having to be worried about and managing the details.

Fun Fact
Marci Muhlestein had only been the Executive Director of Community Homes for four months before jumping into planning their Annual Auction & Gala.
"The GFS team was a huge asset for Community Homes with this year's gala. We began a bit late, did not have a development team leader, and we needed a partner who had expertise and connections with event planning. From the beginning, we had a trusted partner that helped us pull off our best fundraising event to date including modern and creative ways to make our event more memorable. The GFS team will be a constant partner with our upcoming events in years to come."
Marci Muhlestein
Executive Director