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Global Divas for St. Stephens Community House

Global Divas for St. Stephens Community House

St. Stephen’s Community House hired Esteemed Events in 2005 to plan and execute their annual signature event, Global Divas.  In addition, Esteemed Events was tasked with the creation of a sponsorship strategy.  The objectives for Global Divas were to fundraise and build support and awareness for St. Stephen’s Community House.

Global Divas is a concert, celebrated as one of the Toronto’s premier world music events, and held at the Kool Haus. Jazz virtuoso Jane Bunnett directs and headlines the event.   In addition to great music, Global Divas allows VIP guests to sample flavours from some of the city’s most creative kitchens and bid on unique items in the Global Marketplace silent auction.

Esteemed Events secured the first-ever presenting partner for Global Divas, Scotiabank.  Esteemed Events managed the event committee and all key logistics for this event, including the recruitment of seven restaurants to provide food for the evening; and transformation of the Kool Haus to accommodate a VIP dinner, silent auction and concert.  Results included a sixty percent increase over the previous year’s fundraising and a seventy percent increase in sponsorship revenue.  On top of the successful efforts of a public relations expert, 800 guests were present to receive the St. Stephen’s Community House key messages and invitation to support the organization moving forward.

Esteemed Events also managed this event in 2006.