About PBP

Our Story


Powered By Professionals is a fundraising and event management company based in New York City that specializes in helping charity and nonprofit organizations. 

Our Mission

PBP brings sound business practices to the nonprofit event management arena. Over the last 22 years PBP has built an excellent reputation nationwide for:

  • Event Planning
  • Event Management
  • Administration and Data Management
  • Fundraising

The real value in partnering with PBP is the strategic approach used to identify and work with individuals including board members, honorees, and committee members that are passionate about their causes. PBP will work with them to help transition their personal relationships into fundraising relationships, and use this focused effort toward their fundraising event that may include:

  • Benefit Concerts & Runway Shows
  • Galas, Tastings & Cocktail Receptions
  • Run/Walk A-thons
  • Board Meetings & Cultivation Dinners
  • Fundraising Conferences
  • Sporting Events (e.g Tennis, Golf)

Our Founder

Founded in 2002 by CEO Darren W. Port, and Kenneth J. Grosso, PBP was created to provide benevolent organizations with the guidance and resources they need to achieve awareness goals and maximize fundraising.

In 2010, Port took sole ownership of the company. He has continued to recruit a talented team of passionate, experienced and well-educated individuals who share PBP’s vision and help him execute the company’s mission.

As of 2024, PBP has connected more than 4000 individuals to volunteer opportunities and has helped raise more than $276 million for dozens of nonprofit and charity organizations.

Our Impact

As one of the nation’s premier charity and fundraising event management companies, we have the proven experience to plan, manage and produce virtually any type of event anywhere in the United States.




Events Planned


Volunteers Activated


Charities Engaged
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