Preparation for the Annual Gala is a big Annual Fundraiser. The Center is a non-profit organization as mentioned in the beginning of my internship. Because the Center is non-profit, the Center makes money with Donors who invest in the Center, most donation are made by long time companies which we work with closely—vendor, architects, etc.—once the money is donated, the Center is funded and is running smoothly.

Therefore, during the Annual Gala; we budget for a dinner party for our supports. Preparing for the Gala takes time and management. Invitation cards were created months in advance, sent out and then the planning began.

Meeting with caterers, going over fabric quality and colors. Design of the setting for table, bar, and food station placement. Once everything was finalized, the day of the Gala things were falling into play.

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