Spot of Tea, Anyone?
Some events are worth blogging about! Our recent spring fundraiser with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic is one of those events. What an afternoon to remember!
I met representatives from the Philharmonic after they stopped in our Sewickley location. They were just dipping their toes back into fundraising for the organization—it would be their first formal fundraiser in years.
I knew I just had to
help make it as easy as possible.
We met and settled on a tea party to engage their supporters. We discuss their fundraising goals and their target audience. We also crafted an agenda that would help provide meaningful interactions with their supporters. Nearly 60 percent of the ticket sales went to benefit the Philharmonic, helping them to come oh-so-close to reaching their fundraising goals.
More important than money, they provided an intimate engagement opportunity for supports to get to know members of the board and the music director. Their music director shared insight into why he selected certain pieces for their upcoming spring concert, and performed snippets for guests sprinkled with some music education for good measure.
Guests dined on tea sandwiches, a delightful quiche, lemon poppy scones, and delicious white chocolate raspberry tartlets. The event was catered by The Merrie Chef, a local Sewickley caterer.