In preparation of their 40th Year Anniversary, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) engaged Perfection Events to create a fresh experience for guests and ensure their strategic objectives were translated into the event design. Like many anniversary celebrations, the 40th anniversary afforded the museum the opportunity to accomplish several key goals, including showcasing its outstanding achievements and acknowledging the contributions of key decision-makers, members of the Board of Directors and staff. While AAMP intended to incorporate these traditional goals in its 40th anniversary celebration, priority was given to announcing the beginning of a new era of accomplishment for the museum. Hallmarks of this new era highlighted four high level strategic initiatives.
Through creative and strategic redesign, Perfection Events worked with all members of staff and stakeholders to bring the vision to life—although it was a traditional gala in terms of it being a seated dinner, there was nothing traditional about the evening! We utilized production and multimedia to give guests an exciting evening replete with surprise announcements, riveting calls to action from industry trailblazers, innovative giving opportunities, and of course ended with a lively dance party!
Perfection Events certainly lived up to its name as the planning coordinator for the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s 40th anniversary gala in 2017. Mazda and her team ensured that over 500 business, cultural and political leaders enjoyed a fun-filled evening of networking, entertainment and pure celebration. Their creative input, attention to detail, and collegial cooperation with our staff resulted in an event that exceeded all of our measures of success. The night was the very essence of perfection! -Patrica Wilson-Aden, CEO, African American Museum in Philadelphia
Photo credit: M. Edlow