Sammamish Symphony’s Gala Dinner & Auction 2015

May 2015

GFS consulted on Sammamish Symphony and Orchestra’s annual Benefit Auction. The auction included both a silent and live auction, on-line auction, raffle, wine grab, dessert dash and raise the paddle. GFS introduced a sponsorship component to the auction and consulted on all aspects of procurement, venue set-up, check-in and check-out procedures, and volunteer management to ensure a smooth evening and increased donations and dollars for the event. We were successful in increasing the fundraising from previous years as well as attendance to the event.

“Gazala did an outstanding job managing the annual auction for the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. She ran a successful event from the early planning stages to the night of the auction and worked tirelessly to make sure volunteers were engaged, timelines were on track and goals were met. Gazala is a high energy, detailed oriented person. I would use her services again and highly recommend her.”


Miranda Thorpe
Sammamish Symphony

Fun Fact
“After many auctions for our organization, last year was tough getting organized and making the auction fresh to attract new attendees. After hiring GFS Events we got moving along with many new ideas and new companies to reach out to for donations, making our 2015 event a success. Attendees commented on seeing new ideas and the presentation in the silent auction looked very professional.”
Cindy Jorgensen
Sammamish Symphony