Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools’ Annual Luncheon 2019

May 2019

GFS Events was hired to produce the 17th Annual Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools’ Luncheon. The event saw its largest attendance to date and raised a record $300,000 in support of the 23,000 students in 37 VPS schools and programs across the district. GFS implemented a table captain model and conducted two Table Captain Kick-off events in Vancouver. We coordinated registration, table seating, table captain recruitment, venue and AV logistics. On the day of the event, we acted as the stage manager for the event and coordinated all speaker, Raise the Paddle and guest details during the event and managed the trouble shooting table for guests. This event was one of the most successful events produced for FVPS.
Fun Fact
We managed to get over 500 guests through the buffet in under 30 minutes with a energizing student jazz band as the backdrop
"The GFS Events team worked collaboratively with our staff, Board, and volunteers to help increase the number of guests by 20%. GFS took on administrative tasks which freed up staff time to build relationships and raise a record level of donations and sponsorships."
Nada Wheelock
Executive Director, Vancouver Public School