Many non-profits mark an anniversary with a gala, but an incredible party was just the capstone of the Center for Health Affairs’ remarkable centennial celebration. Inbloom supported every part of the project, from fundraising to event management.
The Center for Health Affairs
Centennial Gala + Fundraising Campaign
The Center for Health Affairs (CHFA) is the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, providing members with vital services and resources aimed at enhancing the region's healthcare community. In 2016, CFHA marked its 100th year. To celebrate, leadership decided to host a gala, and to make a transformative philanthropic gift focused on the health and wellness of NE Ohio residents. Through a partnership with Medworks, a Cleveland-based group dedicated to providing healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured, CHFA chose to create a new program providing restorative dental care, and pledged to match up to $150,000 in donations.
CHFA ASKED INBLOOM FOR SUPPORT ON TWO COMPLEMENTARY PROJECTS
- To develop and support an event fundraising campaign to be executed by CFHA staff
- To plan and execute a gala for 500 guests
Inbloom worked closely with CFHA to develop an ambitious event fundraising strategy, training, coaching, and supporting CFHA staff throughout the campaign. For the gala, Inbloom offered support with planning and logistics, invitation list management, and was on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly.
The Center for Health Affairs hosted a memorable gala, and was able to make a $311,510 gift to Medworks, providing care to more than 600 patients.
“When it came time to plan our organization’s centennial, our team brainstormed countless ideas for how to honor our 100-year history, but needed help figuring out how to get started. Inbloom stepped in at just the right time. They helped us streamline and focus our plan, provided invaluable guidance that enabled us to surpass our fundraising goals and suggested creative touches that made our yearlong celebration extra special.”
— Kirstin Craciun, Director, Community Outreach, & Luisa Barone Gantt, Digital Marketing Manager