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Amfar Gala Gets Tech Boost From Microsoft Partnership

The Foundation for AIDS Research held its New York Inspiration gala at the Plaza, taking over a number of the historic spot's spaces for a fashion show, reception, silent auction, and dinner that used Microsoft's new Surface tablet.

Event Report Posted June 17, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

How This Photo Booth Raised Money for Charity

Event Snapshot Posted June 12, 2013, 7:50 AM EDT

4 Tools to Help Raise Money at Your Next Event

Event Intelligence Posted February 28, 2013, 7:45 AM EST

“Kickstarter for Events”: The New Way Hosts Are Raising Money

Event Intelligence Posted February 5, 2013, 7:30 AM EST


Style Ideas

Why Brad Pitt's New Orleans Gala Had a Construction Theme

Sheets of nails became centerpieces and other decor choices reinforce the homebuilding mission of the nonprofit Make It Right Foundation.

Event Report Posted August 14, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

Gala Guests Take Down the Berlin Wall

With a Berlin-inspired theme, the Luminato Festival's Big Bang Bash had surprising decor that included hammers on the dinner tables.

Event Report Posted June 19, 2014, 7:47 AM EDT

See 1,000 Paper Cranes at Washington's Opera Ball

One of Washington's signature benefits took design inspiration from its host venue, the residence of the Japanese ambassador.

Event Report Posted June 17, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Museum Gala Channels Ancient Pompeii

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's architectural details made it an ideal site for the California Science Center's annual fund-raiser.

Event Report Posted May 27, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How the Whitney Museum Used the Same Space for Back-to-Back Events

Looking to save costs, the art institution used the same venue for its American Art Award gala and its annual Art Party.

Event Report Posted May 27, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

The Hills Are Alive: 9 Ideas for a 'Sound of Music'-Theme Party

Following the Lyric Opera of Chicago's example, here are clever ideas for hosting an event inspired by a classic musical.

Event Report Posted May 22, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

Hanging Firefly Jars Light Up Spring Gala

At the Butterfly Ball in Chicago, hanging jars held tiny LED lights that resembled twinkling fireflies.

Event Snapshot Posted May 19, 2014, 7:41 AM EDT

MoMA’s Party in the Garden Blooms With Classic English Design

The Museum of Modern Art's 2014 benefit featured a look reminiscent of grand British greenery with traditional boxwood hedges, sculptured topiaries, and a faux lawn.

Event Report Posted May 16, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

See the Robin Hood Gala's Dramatic Replica of the Brooklyn Bridge

With the help of Bruno Mars, John Oliver, and others, the nonprofit's blockbuster benefit had the theme of "Bridge to Possibility" and raised nearly $60 million to fight poverty in New York.

Event Report Posted May 14, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

Steppenwolf Gala Transports Guests to a Glitzy Prairie

The Chicago company hosted a prairie-theme gala inspired by its latest production, The Way West.

Event Report Posted May 14, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How to Raise Funds Without Sacrificing Entertainment

The American Cancer Society's Discovery Ball in Chicago raised more than $3.1 million this year, and didn't sacrifice fun and style as it worked toward raising funds.

Event Report Posted May 13, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

See the Met Gala's Towering Rose Sculpture

This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute gala used a towering 30-foot-tall installation of roses to reference the work and style of the American couturier Charles James.

Event Report Posted May 9, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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