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Topic Archive: Benefits/Fund-raisers

9 Ideas for an Elegant Carnival Theme

The Lyric Opera celebrated its production of Carousel with an elegant-yet-whimsical celebration.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

How to Celebrate a Major Anniversary—and Raise $5 Million

To fete its 50th year, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted a special gala apart from its annual fund-raiser.

Event Report Posted 7 days ago

Corcoran Ball Makes Big Changes for 60th Anniversary

After a tumultuous year, a dedicated committee pulled off the event with a mix of old and new elements.

Event Report Posted 9 days ago

How a Chicago Gala Transported Guests to Ireland

To celebrate its new Ireland-theme exhibition, the Art Institute of Chicago hosted a gala that immersed guests in Irish culture.

Event Snapshot Posted April 14, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

6 Interactive Ideas From a Young Patrons' Benefit

For its final iteration, the Royal Ontario Museum's "prom" engaged guests with hands-on activations.

Event Report Posted April 9, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

Why Listening to Your Sponsors Matters

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Ball planners worked with potential sponsors to find the right channel for their support.

Event Report Posted April 1, 2015, 7:45 AM EDT

22 Ideas From Winter Benefits

Here's a look at decor, entertainment, catering, and more from the season's biggest benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted March 19, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

What Happens When Lady Gaga Crashes an Event

The Special Olympics Chicago's Polar Plunge drew unprecedented participation this year—and raised more funds—with the help of some famous faces.

Event Report Posted March 18, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

This Ancient Jerusalem-Inspired Gala Set a Fund-Raising Record

To fete its new Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, the California Science Center's annual ball featured two-story projections, live goats, and a cave-like cocktail hour.

Event Report Posted March 16, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT

How Increasing a Benefit's Footprint Helped Fund-Raising

The Special Olympics Canada's Motionball gala met its fund-raising goal by adding space and guests.

Event Report Posted March 12, 2015, 7:00 AM EDT

See a Benefit That Took Guests Back to the '90s

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay gave its annual fund-raiser a throwback theme.

Event Report Posted March 5, 2015, 7:00 AM EST

11 Ways to Engage a Literary Crowd

The Toronto Public Library's 10th annual Book Lovers' Ball introduced fresh ideas for engaging a highbrow crowd.

Event Report Posted February 19, 2015, 12:23 PM EST

How One Gala Offered Three Unique Experiences

The Pérez Art Museum Miami's benefit divided the evening into three sections, with different menus and service based on ticket price.

Event Report Posted January 20, 2015, 7:15 AM EST

What the Whitney's Last Gala at the Breuer Building Looked Like

The contemporary art museum bid farewell to its uptown home with an homage to its past, along with a view into the future.

Event Report Posted December 8, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Why Guests Ate Shoes at This Gala

The Chicago History Museum's Costume Ball had a fashion-theme custom cake.

Event Snapshot Posted December 5, 2014, 7:15 AM EST

25 Ideas From Fall Benefits

Here's a look at decor, entertainment, catering, and more from the season's biggest benefits across North America.

Event Report Posted November 26, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Behind the Scenes at the Met Gala and Its Inspirational Exhibitions

Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute explores the history of New York's most-buzzed-about benefit.

News Posted November 25, 2014, 7:45 AM EST

Why "Protesters" Filled the Design Exchange Gala

With a "Rise Up" theme, this year's DX Intersection gala saw mock protests and plenty of political statements.

Event Report Posted November 25, 2014, 6:45 AM EST

Washington's Fight Night Benefit Sets New Fund-Raising Record

The boxing event for charity raised $4.7 million.

Event Report Posted November 18, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

MoMA Pays Tribute to Alfonso Cuarón With Space-Theme Benefit

Taking inspiration from the director's Oscar-winning movie Gravity, the art institution's fund-raiser featured deep blues, metal sculptures, and aircraft lighting.

Event Report Posted November 17, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

How Performa's Guests Destroyed the Benefit—on Purpose

The nonprofit arts organization once again invited attendees to get hands on—by throwing dishes and wielding hammers—at its fund-raiser.

Event Report Posted November 7, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Human Rights Campaign Gala Evolves With Guests

Multidimensional decor reflected the "evolve" theme at the Human Rights Campaign's 18th annual National Dinner.

Event Report Posted November 6, 2014, 10:18 AM EST

Miami Gala Gives 'Wizard of Oz' a Glamorous Update

For its 20th anniversary, the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball gave a "couture twist" to the yellow brick road, Dorothy's Kansas farmhouse, and other iconic venues from the classic film.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Inside Boobyball's Circus-Theme Fund-Raiser

Rethink Breast Cancer's annual fund-raiser brought fun-house mirrors, stilt walkers, and a kissing booth to Toronto's Kool Haus.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

How a Benefit's Theme Combined Lights, Spain, and the '90s

With the theme, "Light Up the Night" and inspiration from its forthcoming production of The Barber of Seville, the Canadian Opera Company entertained 1,000 guests at its 11th annual Operanation benefit.

Event Report Posted November 3, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

See a Gala With Entertainment Everywhere

The Boston Lyric Opera's gala featured performances in unique places.

Event Report Posted October 30, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How an Anti-Domestic Violence Benefit Is Confronting Recent N.F.L. Scandals

The sixth annual Walk This Way Fashion Show features N.F.L. players as models in the fund-raiser to fight violence against women.

Event Intelligence Posted October 28, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Why One Nonprofit Opted for a Smaller Fund-Raiser

For the 25th anniversary of its A Time for Heroes event, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation whittled 1,000 people off of last year's guest list in order to give donors and their families an intimate experience.

Event Report Posted October 23, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

How the San Francisco Symphony Held 5 Events on a Single Night

To celebrate the start of its 103rd season, the San Francisco Symphony hosted an Opening Night gala with several moving parts.

Event Report Posted October 20, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

See Why Stormtroopers Guarded a Los Angeles Gala

The Los Angeles Philharmonic gala featured an appearance from some otherworldly characters.

Event Report Posted October 15, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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