Some of our achievements include: Southern Oregon:
The Arc Jackson County, Medford, OR Organization that advocates for people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD): • Produced the annual Live to Dance with The Arc Stars events from 2011 – 2016; • Event pairs people with IDD with local celebrities or their dance instructor in a dance competition fashioned after Dancing with the Stars including a panel of judges and trophies for a myriad of dance categories; • Attendance at the event, awareness about The Arc and people with IDD, and funds raised continues to increase annually; • Corporate sponsorships for the event has tripled in 3 years.
Rogue Valley Chorale Association, Medford, OR Organization provides chorale music entertainment for the Rogue Valley and beyond: • Provided a year of board training and coaching, including assisting them in creating their Vision and Case Statements, refocusing their Mission Statement, creating a Fundraising Plan and restructuring their Strategic Plan into a workable program; • Fearless Fundraising…Power of The Passiontraining course resulting in board members actually looking forward to board solicitation; • Produced their first annual Stakeholders AskEvent honoring the retiring founder and Conductor, Lynn Sjolund, to a sold-out audience; resulting in more than doubling their projected annual fundraising goal, with just this one fundraising activity, as well as building great awareness and 'friendraising'. Attendees said: "...usually bored at most events...this one was so much fun!"
Heart of Medford Association, Medford, OR • Organized new approach to 30th Annual Pear Blossom Spring Fair (2010) taking it from downtown to larger venue, Hawthorne Park • Acquired top local musical talent (pro bono), a concert-sized outdoor stage and A/V equipment; power, water, etc. • Increased attendance to 20,000 attendees, 150 vendors (many said it was their most profitable event in years); • Added new nonprofit group sector.
Hearts With A Mission, Medford, OR Shelter for children alone and homeless: • Assisted in building initial community support and City Council funding for acquisition and renovation of new teen shelter; • Produced Stakeholders Ask Event for 2 years, securing significant initial and continuing operating funds, along with getting major broadcast bites and print publicity, building critical positive community awareness and recognition;
Camelot Theatre Company, Talent, OR • Created and organized first Stakeholders Ask Event, a multi-year pledge event featuring 'Charitainment', showcasing many of their best musical theatre talent; • Resulted in a 1000% increase from previous traditional annual dinner/dance/auction style events...and the Artistic Director, Livia Genise, exclaiming that it had "exceeded our most ambitious expectations".
Dave Marston Family Benefit Concert, Ashland, OR A beloved regional composer, musician, teacher and maestro had contracted a rare and fatal neurological disease leaving the family devastated and the need to raise income for his family: • Produced sold-out, 2-day benefit community concert at Ashland Historic Armory to raise funds; • Over 200 individual and chorale singers performed in tribute to Dave with over 700 people attending each day (he past away the next day); • Voted as "Best Concert in Ashland in 2009", by Sneak Preview readers.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Foundation, Los Angeles, CA • Executive Producer of Children’s Miracle Network live/tape television broadcast aired on KABC-TV live from Disneyland; • Christie's Los Angeles, Auction of Goodbye England’s Rose, Lyric by Bernie Taupin, and performed by Elton John (at Princess Di's funeral). Raised record-breaking $400,000 (highest amount ever received for lyrics) with heavy global media attention;
• Princess Diana Ball, Princess Diana Memorial Foundation attended by ‘A’ list entertainment celebrities.
United Way of Fresno, CA • Produced and managed economic development/cultural diversity event showcasing the Southeast Asian population including Hmong, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Lahu, and Mien; • Over 5,000 in attendance; • 24 jobs secured; • Ethnic Chamber of Commerce created.
Valley Children’s Hospital Foundation (renamed Children's Hospital of Central California), Fresno, CA
• California International Balloon Festival, Labor Day holiday event – 40,000 spectators, 100 hot air balloons–raised over $100,000;
• TheAmerican Dream Home sweepstakes, created concept and implemented the event; donated home including all amenities, including housekeeper, gardener, food-for-a-year, utilities paid for a year, fully furnished, and much more. Executive Producer of the 2-hour NBC, July 4th TV special where the winner was drawn; single largest revenue producing special event (over $400,000)
• The Great Valley Duck Race, held 2 years consecutive, 25,000 ‘racing’ ducks adopted, raising over $110,000.
Juarez, Mexico • Assessed fundraising efforts for the building of new children’s hospital; • Created strategic alliance plans; • Executive Producer of 21-hour television broadcast resulting in raising US$130,000.
Bangkok, Thailand (Monastery) • Traveled to Thailand highlands at the request of Laotian General Vang Pao and completed a needs assessment of 20,000 Hmong refugees (from Laos) living in illegal asylum and prepared overall plan for humanitarian relief from non-governmental sources. As of 2004, refugees have now found asylum within the USA.
Joy & Larry Marshall, Managing Partners Marshall Fundraising & Event Management Ashland, OR 541-488-3121 MarshFund@gmail.com