It Feels Like Spring: Time for Planning Events

The polar vortex may have tried to freeze us out, but at Events with Ginger & Co., it feels like spring – not just because of the space heater that kept the temp in our office above 60 degrees. It feels like spring because it’s all we’re thinking about! Our first event of the season is just 10 weeks away and, in the event planner’s world, that means it’s go time for planning events.

Spring Planning Events Events with Ginger & Co.

We’re planning an event that will take place on Wednesday, March 26 – the Warriors in Motion 1st Annual Master Chef Celebration at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, benefiting the Adaptive Sports Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. Chefs from Oceana to Hudson Valley Foie Gras will join Franklin Becker of The Little Beet in serving creative food to over 700 guests, including paralympians and the veterans who benefit from the Warriors in Motion program at Windham Mountain.

April is Autism Awareness Month and we’re planning events with two autism-related organizations taking place the same week: the Manhattan Childrens Center’s Annual Seeds of Hope Gala on Tuesday, April 8 at Bryant Park Grill and Autism Science Foundation’s 5th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 10 at the Yale Club of NYC. In addition to an evening gala dinner honoring Dr. Gerald Fischbach and Dr. Paul Offit, the Autism Science Foundation’s event will feature the autism community’s first TED-style conference during the day.

Later that month, we’ll be traveling down to Maryland to help produce an American Girl Fashion Show benefiting Cool Kids Campaign on April 26-27.

We’re glad to get a breather in May to give us more time for planning events in June: the 3rd annual Kidsbridge WALK2STOP BULLYING on Sunday, June 8 at The College of New Jersey and Macy’s 5K Run/Walk taking place in New York City later that month.

Want to join us at one or more of these events? Join our volunteer list and we’ll send you more information!

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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