At the Metropolitan Museum Event: One Unbelievable Night

On Wednesday, April 14, over 400 generous donors joined current and former NBA and WNBA players to raise more than $1.3 million for Autism Speaks and The Gillen Brewer School at the “Tip-Off for a Cure” museum event and gala dinner. The setting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City was magnificent with cocktails and press photos in the Great Hall and the Temple of Dendur lit up for dinner.

Museum Event Events with Ginger & Co.

Events with Ginger & Co. was honored to be involved in this year’s fundraiser, organizing the guest list and volunteer responsibilities. This was our first opportunity to work with BidPal, which the engaged crowd used to bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items. Each device was pre-set with guest information, including table numbers. Since guests were lined up outside the museum until the doors opened at 6:30 p.m., this helped to speed the check-in process.

Once dinner was underway, honorees from Alcoa, Allen & Company, FedEx and Morgan Stanley accepted awards and special guest Taylor Crowe spoke about his experiences living with autism.

No doubt the Metropolitan Museum is a setting to to make any event special, but this museum event was more than that; it was inspirational.

About Ginger Berman

As President of Events with Ginger & Co., Ginger oversees the planning of 15-20 events each year, including the five simultaneous Light The Night Walks for the NJ chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as well as conferences and gala dinners for various other nonprofit organizations and corporate and professional services firms.Previously, as Special Projects Manager/Consultant to the co-founders of the organization Autism Speaks, she designed and executed events from concept to completion, ensuring they went off without a hitch and met their awareness-building and fundraising potential. High-profile events included the first chefs’ tasting in NYC to offer table-side cooking to over 370 people, which raised over $1.1 million, and the $1.8 million Concert for Autism Speaks featuring Lionel Richie.Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Ginger created the position of Marketing Manager, Conference and Event Planning at the New York headquarters office of White & Case, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. She managed client-facing retreats, educational seminars and other special events for the firm. In 2007, she returned to the firm as a consultant, organizing six days of events in three months time, including registration, hotel, airport transfers, two receptions, an all-day meeting and a black tie dinner dance for more than 550 people.Ginger earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications from Towson University and also attended American University of Rome in Italy. She lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband and son.

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