About Powered by Professionals

Powered by Professionals (PBP) is a fundraising and event management company in New York City that specializes in helping charity and non-profit organizations.

Founded in 2002 by CEO Darren W. Port, and Kenneth J. Grosso, PBP was created to fulfill their own desires to help benevolent organizations and to create opportunities for others to do the same.


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 2019, PBP has connected more than 3640 individuals to volunteer opportunities and has helped raise more than $125 million for dozens of non-profit and charity organizations.


Using a personal, hands-on approach, PBP utilizes business ideology to help charity and non-profit organizations achieve the greatest results for their causes.


PBP bring sound business practices to the non-profit event management arena and, in so doing, has built an excellent reputation nationwide for:


The real value in partnering with PBP is the unique approach used to identify and work with individuals (e.g., board members, honorees, 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 include:

  • Fundraising Galas
  • Charity Walks and Runs
  • Benefit Concerts
  • Fundraising Conferences
  • Fashion Shows