Monday, September 17, 2012

Date Auction Success!

Well friends, it was another terrific night for the Date Auction! The months of effort, the stress and anxiety- it was all worth it. We had another awesome attendance and we raised $14,000 for PS. That is less money than last year, but I'm happy with it. We were featured in the Names section of the Boston Globe today which was excellent. This is our second time in a week to be in the Globe. Here is the link to the photo/write-up:

I had a ton of great feedback from the people who were guests and also the bachelors/ettes. It's always great to hear the feedback. We had some awesome staffers that were sent from a staffing agency that has been supporting our event. They worked with the volunteers and did a great job ensuring that the event ran smoothly. There were so many people that helped make the event possible- our sponsors, hosts, Gypsy Bar, donors, participants, guests, volunteers. Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser. I couldn't have done it without you and I appreciate everyone's help.

There is always so much work to do after an event- it is funny how I forget that. I spent time following up with people who bid on our silent auction items, contacting the winners for the Sofft shoes gift cards (they were so happy) and thanking people who were involved. I got most of it done today, but there are a few more things that need to get done. I can't wait to see event pictures. That is one of the best things after an event.

Now that the Date Auction is over it is full force onto our next big event, our 9th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 19. The paper invitations came out beautifully. I had a volunteer in today who was working on addressing the invites. We still have a lot more left to do. The goal is to get them out over the next couple of days. Then we start with the email blasts and reaching out to other people to help bring guests. This event is equally important as the Date Auction and needs to be another big fundraiser.

We also have our fall fashion show fundraiser at Copley Place on October 4. The event is part of Boston Fashion Week. It is shaping up to be another lovely night. The email blast about that will go out tomorrow to our Smiling Stiletto members.

Well, that's the latest for tonight. I'm really tired. The pressure from the Date Auction is over, but now it is all about the Anniversary Celebration. It does feel funny not to keep checking my email every 10 minutes to check on ticket sales- I was rather obsessed. Thank you again to everyone who helped make our event a success. Your support means so much to me! Until tomorrow friends...

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