Hope for Heroes Gala 2017

October 2017

GFS Events was contracted for pre-event and day of event management for the Stronger Families’ Hope for Heroes Gala. We helped with coordinating vendors before the event, working with team and staff on registration and flow of event procedures as well as managing the set-up and coordination of the entire event. The event included a pre-event VIP reception, a raffle, live auction and raise the paddle. Over 350 attendees donated to an amazing nonprofit, and we raised over $440,000 for Stronger Families.
Fun Fact
We had an Aston Martin as part of our live auction and worked with the venue to get the car inside so guests could see the car in-person.
"Gazala is a pro at non-profit fundraising events and knows the ins and outs of how to create an event that will be the most effective for the specific mission and goal. She is able to handle multiple tasks and personalities at once and was invaluable in helping craft the flow of the night. She came on to help us execute an already planned event, which is no small feat. She excels at taking big picture ideas and breaking them down into executable pieces that create a message and experience that highlights the cause. Gazala is fun to work with and has great ideas that will add value to any event."
Karissa Meador
Stronger Families Gala Chair