Life Enrichment Options Enriching Lives 2020 Luncheon

October 2020

GFS Events was hired for the third year to assist LEO in creating an exceptional community luncheon. The COVID pandemic caused the traditional 300 person event to turn into a virtual luncheon celebration. We worked with the residents, parents and staff of the LEO homes to create an uplifting and meaningful week of giving campaign. We worked with a video producer to create heartfelt videos that were played throughout the week. We also created a specific luncheon video that included similar elements to the live program such as musical performances by the residents and testimonial messages from the parents. In addition to all collateral creation, email content and social media support, we also guided the team on audience and donor development and virtual ambassador support. The entire event brought the LEO community together to raise over $140,000 to support those individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their goals through supportive housing and recreation.
Fun Fact
Since we couldn't bring guests in person to a luncheon, we brought them inside a LEO home through the magic of video so they could see first hand how LEO creates a warm, inviting and safe space for their residents.
"We have worked with GFS for our annual fundraiser luncheon. This year we went virtual. GFS was very professional and did a great job adapting. We increased our goal by $40,000 and came within a few thousand in reaching this new goal! We could not have done it without GFS!"
Becky Kitz
Treasurer, Life Enrichment Options