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Event Planning & Production

Megara talks strategy for experience, marketing, fundraising methods, production logistics, volunteer management, donation solicitation and most importantly, donor and volunteer appreciation.  She is passionate that the organization maintain its spirit and personality while showcasing itself to guests.  She likes to facilitate connections, organize experiences and create a fun atmosphere.

Megara works closely with clients to develop and implement a plan that best achieves the desired goal.  She has experience entering the picture at different points in the process: initial conceptualization and venue selection; mid-production to execute on a plan; and even day-of event to provide onsite management and last-minute troubleshooting.  

Megara manages the timeline, budget, contracts, vendors, transportation, and other details so that the client can be the host. Whether it’s a gala dinner or a block party, Megara manages the micro and the macro from behind the scenes, while ensuring the guest and client experience is optimal.

Megara has a casual approach in the planning process and a calm handle on the event day.

She has extensive experience with:

  • Fundraisers
  • Galas
  • Performances
  • Appreciation Dinners/Lunches
  • Lectures
  • Civic Events 
  • Parades
  • Fun Parties!

Learn more about Megara.

  A highlight of Megara's career  was an engagement with the Presidential Inaugural Committee to assist in planning and producing  President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Parade in January 2009 . The project required months of on-site work with numerous governmental agencies, complex security protocols, a lunar rover and lots of horses–but resulted in the most-attended public event ever to occur in Washington DC.  

A highlight of Megara's career was an engagement with the Presidential Inaugural Committee to assist in planning and producing President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Parade in January 2009. The project required months of on-site work with numerous governmental agencies, complex security protocols, a lunar rover and lots of horses–but resulted in the most-attended public event ever to occur in Washington DC.  

Select Clients

 

San Francisco Free Clinic

Art Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Testimonials

"Megara is the calm, cool and steady presence in the storminess of event coordination. She is a superb communicator, always keeping the client in the loop, but not over burdening with details. Megara is a delight to work with, an opinion confirmed by all the vendors who interfaced with her on all logistics. She steered the ship on course for the entire duration of planning through the end of the event. And she was the one I wanted to have a celebratory cocktail with afterwards. I cannot praise her enough.” - Rachelle Axel, Director of Public and Private Partnerships, San Francisco Arts Commission

"Megara is a highly organized, fun, intelligent and detail-oriented event-partner. We felt like she was part of the team from the very first meeting, and she understood our needs even better than we did ourselves. Megara is excellent at anticipating issues and mitigating them diplomatically and efficiently and she comes prepared for anything." - Catherine Morris, Associate Editor, Eyenet, American Academy of Ophthalmology