Projects & Collaborations

We take pride in collaborating with our clients and finding unique ways they can use events or meet their organization’s objectives.

On April 12, 2022 the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies hosted its 25th annual “The Legacy Continues” Awards Gala at 583 Park Avenue in NYC. Invitation Design by Luanda Lozano Designs Inc.

On September 28, 2021 the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID hosted its annual Breakfast & Conversation with our Legislators, to Empower Business and Stakeholder Interests in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s commercial corridor.

As one of the community’s chief advocates, the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID has been working on the ground to help businesses and residents navigate (and survive) in the post Covid-19 era and beyond.  The BID was joined by Assemblywoman Stefani Zinerman, Council Member Robert Cornegy, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and New York State Senator Jabari Brisport.

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On April 30, 2020 the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID (BID) hosted a webinar, attended by 44 participants. During this hour-long conversation, we heard from 3 business owners and stakeholders in the Bed-Stuy BID’s commercial corridor. Each speaker shared his/her experience with running a business during the pandemic and thoughts on the future.

Bed-Stuy BID Webinar April 30,2020

By providing access to higher education AFUWI is taking a lead role in the quest to break the cycle of generational poverty for students attending The UWI.  Over the past 10 years, AFUWI has provided approx. 500 tuition scholarships to students across the Caribbean region, donated $7M in goods and brokered multiple relationships with other tier one institutions. The majority of the funds which provide for the scholarships are raised from the Annual Gala.  Invitation designed by Luanda Lozano Designs.

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In 2019 we were honored to support the work of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and plan the December 2, 2019 benefit fundraiser in honor of EJI’s founder Bryan Stevenson and celebrate the acclaimed film Just Mercy, to be released by Time Warner in January 2020. The invitation was designed by Kelly Szymanowski of Alpine Creative in NYC.

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In 2019, we collaborated with the Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District (BID), Medina Sadiq JD, Executive Director, and Lynette Battle, Deputy Director, to produce its 10th Annual Meeting & Holiday Reception.  The theme for this event: Celebrating 10 Years and Beyond: Impacting the Future of Bed-Stuy. Many leaders and stakeholders helped the BID celebrate, including: Hon. Kathleen Courtney Hochu, Lt. Governor of New York State; Milovan Blair, Sr. VP of Operations, Con Edison, Juliet Lewis, Community Relations Manager, Con Edison; Assemblywoman Tramaine Wright and representing Hon. Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, was Nan Blackshear, Director of Community Affairs.  Photos by 1982 Creative Studios.


In 2019, Event Strategies For Success collaborated with the Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District (BID) to produce a Legislative Breakfast in honor of the BID’s 10th Anniversary. The theme: 10 Years and Beyond. Hon. Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, esteemed guests, elected officials and stakeholders shared their views on successes and challenges. Video created by 1982 Creative Studios.

BID Breakfast from 1982 Creative Studios on Vimeo.

Every Woman Should Have Access to Quality Maternal Healthcare – Anywhere in the World! In early 2019 we were honored to create this comprehensive overview to support the work of the Freedom From Fistula Foundation as they prepared to lay the groundwork for their inaugural Gala.

It’s all in the details.  When planning high level events, every detail must be managed with care and professionalism  I’m delighted to share The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, excels in this area. Here are a few menu items from the 2018 tasting for the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) Annual Legacy Awards Gala.  

In 2016 Event Strategies For Success hosted a round-table discussion for members of Start NY’s C-Suite to help them reimagine their annual signature fundraising gala.  This hands-on approach helped all participates reimagine their annual gala and create a successful outcome.

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