Our Story

What We Do

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


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 4034 individuals to volunteer opportunities and has helped raise more than $276 million for dozens of nonprofit and charity organizations.

PBP's Mission

PBP brings sound business practices to the non-profit 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)
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