I have gone through two event planners who I’ve trained and given them all they need so they can do the fund raising for me for the school. The budget is $4.4 million and I’ve designed several events to raise the entire amount.
Today I got to meet with Kate Johnston who has been out of my life for more than a year. She moved to Germany to launch a new company, then six months in Florida and just came back to the Bay Area.
I heard about the Food Bank’s fund raiser in Oakland today and Kate said she’d meet me there. We started out having a cup of coffee at the Waterfront Hotel, since the Barnes and Noble Starbucks is no longer there.
We had a great time catching up and the weather was the most perfect May Day you could imagine.
I told Kate about my dilemma with the event organizers and she offered to introduce me to Jim Plunkett and a friend who is a professional event planner.
So my friend Kate has offered to come through for me!