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YGE helps FF raise more than $500k

YGE helps FF raise more than $500k

At a star-studded event in the heart of Beverly Hills, Your Great Event rolled out an actual red carpet to welcome a celebrity crowd that had gathered to show their support for a very worthy cause. Face Forward has set as its mission to provide emotional support and pro bono reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, war crimes and any other degrading criminal acts. To raise needed funds for this worthy cause, Face Forward recruited the services of event planning professionals at Your Great Event, that took care of all logistical needs of an event of this caliber including celebrity lineup and silent and live auctions of prized donations. 

The emcee for the event was no less than Jeremy Piven, the comedian and the Entourage star, who had the pleasant task of calling to stage such big names as The Grammy award winner Ne-Yo, who got everyone on their feet to boogie the night away. Caitlyn Jenner gave a moving account of what the trans members of our society have to endure in their everyday lives. 

For this one-of-a-kind event Your Great Event had secured Beverley Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, which proved to be a fitting venue given the caliber of the audience. “It was gratifying” said Hanson Ansary, CEO of Your Great Event, “to see our client FF CEO Deborah Alessi, being recognized for her heart-warming commitment to this cause. At Your Great Event, we draw a great deal of satisfaction from our non-profit clients’ success at their fundraising events. We remain committed” continued Ansary, “to help our clients with their outreach programs.”

Founded over 20 years ago, Your Great Event is the only event planning company solely dedicated to helping the non-profit sector.

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5 Ways to Spice Up Your Traditional Golf Classic

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Traditional Golf Classic

We recently produced a golf classic for our friends at Five Acres. Rather than a typical golf classic execution including a day of golf, auction and awards dinner, we introduced a touch of plaid!  Here are five ways we spiced things up for Five Acres.

Event Theme

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Encourage guest engagement by adding a theme. This year, we created the “30th Anniversary and Five Acres Mad for Plaid Par-Tee!” Everyone arrived in their best plaid and embraced their inner Scot!

Creative Catering

Don’t get stuck with the same old F&B! Include themed meals and interactive food stations!  Our reception and dinner menu included a nod to Scottish fare and the family-style bread pudding was simply mouth-watering!

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Signature Drinks

Everyone loves a signature drink.  Spicy cocktails are on trend and add a little heat to your cocktail receptions.   

Décor & Live Entertainment

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To round off our Mad for Plaid Par-Tee, we transformed the club house into a Scottish tavern that included an authentic Scottish/Irish Band, Scottish Dancers and rustic tavern decor. 

Looking to spice up your next golf tourney?  Let Your Great Event help theme your next guest experience!  Your Great Event is a leading event planning and production company serving the needs of non-profit organizations throughout California. 

 

Your Great Event Produces Cirque Fantastique!

Your Great Event Produces Cirque Fantastique!

Glendale Memorial Health Foundation’s annual fundraiser Wine and Roses celebrated its 30th Anniversary this year with an evening of excellent food, spectacular entertainment, and a very special award presentation.

As a part of the “Human Kindness in the Making” initiative, the Glendale Memorial Health Foundation’s goal is 5 million dollars over five years. We are proud to say that the 2017 Wine and Roses gala, recently held at the Langham Pasadena, raised more than $340,000 toward that goal. Led by committee co-chairs Dr. Kathleen Dennis-Zarate and Haig Youredjian, Wine & Roses started off with a delicious dinner followed by the posthumous presentation of the Human Kindness Award to Edwin “Eddie” Johnston. Eddie was a well-respected businessman who supported Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center for many years. His family accepted the award in his behalf. 

Interspersed throughout the evening were performances by cirque artists including, Michael Raymer whose signature trick is spinning a McDonalds cheeseburger on an umbrella. Joining Michael were Sofie Dossi, contortionist extraordinaire, Marawa who holds the world record for 200 hula hoops at once, Maya Kramer, world renowned aerial artist, and Chris Crabber who balances more than 20 feet in the air on 9 chairs. The audience danced the night away to the music of Splash, a group of talented performers who have entertained at the Oscars and the Emmys.

We were excited to, once again, produce Wine and Roses for the Foundation. We’ve been creating events for them since 2006.  They took a risk by changing it up with a new theme, new entertainment, new start time, new everything. But these changes paid off by in a big way. At Your Great Event, we believe that our clients should experience event excellence – and be a guest at their own party.

We can replicate the same magic that was created for Wine & Roses for your event. Contact us today!

The event was also covered by the Los Angeles Times. Read more here.

The Crescenta Valley Weekly also covered the event. For the full article click here.

Dinner Set-up at the  Langham Huntington Pasadena Hotel    

Dinner Set-up at the Langham Huntington Pasadena Hotel

 

Silent Auction at the  Langham Huntington Pasadena Hotel

Silent Auction at the Langham Huntington Pasadena Hotel