Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Event at the NYSE

Our dear client Autism Speaks is having their first young professionals event and we actually get to attend, rather than plan it! Autism Speaks to Young Professionals is a cocktail party taking place on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. We can’t think of a better way to entice the Generation Y crowd into getting involved in a cause that will severely impact our future (our children!) unless we do something about it.

Young Professionals Event Events with Ginger & Co.

The event takes place on Thursday, August 6, 2009 from 7-10 p.m. It’s being organized by the sassy and savvy Justine Benisch, who we’ve had the pleasure to work with on numerous Autism Speaks events, so it’s pretty much guaranteed to be a fantastic evening. $50 pays for your entrance fee, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and of course, supports an organization that is changing the future of autism.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://events.autismspeaks.org/youngprofessionals

See you there!

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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