Client Testimonials

“The relationships Powered by Professionals has helped us cultivate over the years – with major donors, doctors and patients – have had a profound impact on the continued success of our annual gala in New York and on the overall growth of our organization.”
– Tim Turnham, Executive Director, Melanoma Research Foundation


“Thank you for a hugely successful event last night. Wow! What a transformation from last year! We are thrilled with the result and are so excited to begin discussions about next year. All of our guests were raving about the evening and were ready to sign-up for next year. Amazing job getting to $100,000 during the Fund-A-Grant so quickly. We cannot thank you enough for the great work!”
– Anna Rembold & Jen Stephan, Melanoma Research Foundation, San Francisco Gala Committee Members


“The Wings Event was truly a wonderful evening filled with hope for a positive future for the Melanoma Research Foundation… largely due to your help in raising awareness. I sincerely thank you and your wonderful team at Powered by Professionals.”
– Gail Aronow, Melanoma Research Foundation, Committee Member & 10th Anniversary Champion Award Recipient


“Thanks for all of your hard work in creating a special event for the Melanoma Research Foundation! It was a lot of fun and I’ve received such positive feedback from people who attended. It’s been a pleasure working with you again, this year!”
– Mary Mendoza, Manager of Community Engagement, Melanoma Research Foundation


“Great job last night everyone! Was a great night for melanoma research. Darren, Arienne and the rest of the PBP team, thanks for all of the hard work and pulling it together – great work.”
– Greg Rush, Melanoma Research Foundation, Gala Co-Chair


“Sue and I have received tons of e-mails and phone calls stating what an outstanding event the Gala was. The food, the venue, everything was above our expectations – Darren, thank you for a job well done. Ultimately, the event spoke for itself and everyone had a great time for a now established event and a great cause.”
– Michael Lescure, Melanoma Research Foundation, 2011 Vision of Hope Honoree

“Bravo to the entire committee for a wonderful night. I got terrific feedback from my guests. Some said it was the best fundraising event they had ever attended. Congratulations to all!”
– Candace Sue, Sarcoma Foundation of America, Board Member


“Powered by Professionals’ expertise has helped the Sarcoma Foundation of America turn our annual gala into a 1.2 million dollar event, an increase of close to 100% over the past four years. We have exceeded our fundraising goal in every year working with them, our donor base continues to grow and our organization’s presence in New York is more prominent than ever before.”
– Matthew Alsante, Executive Director, Sarcoma Foundation of America


“We were so impressed with your professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. We had very high expectations for the event, and you surpassed them all!”
–Bert Thomas, CEO, Sarcoma Foundation of America


“Powered by Professionals has prepared me and my family for all of the ups and downs of running a charitable organization with their clear and concise operating plan. They have instilled a winning formula that ultimately made our vision of creating a charity a reality and has allowed us to carry on the legacy of my brother Gary, who lost his life to brain cancer at 24 years old.”

– Eric Lichtenstein, Co-Founder, Voices Against Brain Cancer


“Powered by Professionals made us look good. We had some good ideas, but PBP was the engine that got us to actualize these ideas. Ideas, even good ideas, are a dime a dozen; it’s the execution that’s tough. PBP put imposed structure, discipline and organization on us. If not for that, we would still be batting around ideas instead of being able to donate a quarter million to brain cancer research.”

– Sharon Seidler, Board Member, Voices Against Brain Cancer


“Tonight was awesome! Thanks for all you and yours do to pull that off – a memorable night for all that my family won’t soon forget.”
– Michael Burkdhardt, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Board of Directors


“I just want to thank all of you for the outstanding work that you did in making the Comunilife Breakfast a success yesterday. Many of the guests as well as members of the Comunilife Corporate Advisory Council and Board of Directors praised the execution of the event. I appreciated your hard work and especially the expertise that you have in doing events, such as ours.”
– Dr. Rosa M. Gil, President & CEO, Comunilife, Inc.


“Comunilife outdid itself with a very professional location, great food and service, wonderful and professional film clips and short speeches. This event was top notch. What a pleasure to belong to an organization that is constantly improving itself. Send my regards to all the staff who worked on this. The best is yet to come!”
– Ann Sullivan, Comunilife, Board of Directors


“Thanks to all of you for helping to put together a wonderful event. It went really smoothly and our honorees and guests had a great time.”
– Illyse Kaplan, Comunilife, Director of Development


“PBP’s team was instrumental in the production and organization of our benefit concert. The creativity and professionalism they brought to the event enabled us to focus on our fundraising goals.”
– Phyllis Rabinowitz, Founder, R Baby Foundation


“PBP’s knowledge of database management tools and CRM solutions have proven to be priceless time and time again, leaving us with more time to focus on our mission”
– Staci Grodin, Vice Chair, Turn the Corner Foundation


“In less than two years, PBP was able to implement their fundraising process and increase our bottom line by 200%”
– Lynn Judell , BVLP, Board Member


“You were amazing. The kids part of the program (your idea) was the hit of the night! I’ve been getting calls and e-mails and many people talked to me about the event this afternoon at the Jewish Federation Board Meeting!”
– Wayne Kimmel, Jewish Relief Agency, Board of Directors

“Congratulations to you guys on an amazing event last week! The crowd was great, the food and drinks were a plenty and we raised a lot of money – all the components of a successful night!  Looking forward to event #3!”
– Nicole Boyer, University of Maryland Alumni Association, Host Committee

“WOW WOW WOW!!! Last night’s event was outstanding!!! You all did a spectacular job! My family friends and business colleagues have all been raving about the evening! Job well done is an understatement!!”
– George J. Matthews, Stuart C. Gruskin Family Foundation, Board Member