Event Production Highlights

Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)
Revolution Ride fundraiser  

The BORP adaptive sports program in Berkeley, CA holds an annual bike ride event, the Revolution Ride aka "The Rev" in the scenic California wine country as its major fundraiser. In 2015 and 2016, it was an honor to support their development team in putting on the event and to work closely with the dedicated staff, volunteers, the BORP family, on this incredible event. As festival organizer, the responsibility for the reception site venue, which was the start/finish for the riders, as well as working on the marketing, custom bike jersey, food and beverage ops, volunteer management, and more. BORP's promo videos speak to the power, and need, for their incredible organization. 

Bike East Bay: Bike Happy Hour & Biketopia Events 
Each year the Bike East Bay team works tirelessly on Bike to Work Day, coordinating and hosting energizer stations with swag bags across the East Bay. The happy, day-long is capped off with a Bike Happy Hour event full of music, food, and fun. Coming on board to support BEB in 2017, event production for Bike Happy Hour has included coordinating with City officials and vendors to closing off the streets and managing on-site volunteers, this event is a favorite to produce. Additional BEB events including the Grand Fondo, PedalFest, and the Biketopia fundraiser have been a pleasure to support in as well, with it's happy attendees, exciting auction, and dedicated membership coming out for the music-filled night of bike-tastic fun.

CASC 70th Anniversary Event & Fundraising Auction 

The California Association of Student Councils (CASC) works to develop moral and compassionate leaders, and the at begins with high school students. Bringing together current CASC participants and alumni from across the country for the CASC 70th anniversary event was a thrill. Producing the 2017 event and it's auction required work with the CASC Executive Director and staff, coordination with the venue, caterers, a/v vendors, and more. From name tags and printed program to auction set-up and videography, management of this carefully timed event was a joy. 

Oakland First Fridays street festival  

Closing off seven blocks of a major public street for a monthly street festival is just as much work as you m ight imagine, and then some. In 2014, the task at hand was tin creating an event infrastructure that could be integrated on the spot for this pre-existing event, and to do so while increasing safety, managing vendors, performers, permits, and press. This beloved event that earned national media coverage in 2014 and featured fantastic art and performers including local favorites Kev Choice, Uriah Duffy, and many more. 

Tipping for Teachers Celebrity Waiter Dinner  

Raising money for public schools is a 'yes, please' sort of event, and that's jut what we did for the San Francisco Education Fund in 2008 and 2009. By bringing together San Francisco's m overs and shakers for a fun night of philanthropy, the SF Ed Fund was able to raise big donation dollars each year with this unforgettable event. 

The Ed Fund's Excellence in Education Banquet

Honoring and supporting the good work of educators always makes for a good time, and that's just what the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund, The Ed Fund, does each year.

Timeless Testimonials

I feel so fortunate to have had Sarah Kidder as Board Secretary during my tenure as Chairperson at the Pardee Historic Home in Oakland. Sarah is consistently responsive to whatever task is asked of her, whether large or small. Her intelligence and professionalism allow her to offer invaluable solutions, both creative and practical, with enthusiasm and aplomb. In my role as Chairperson, I find myself often relying on Sarah and she never disappoints. She is supportive, takes initiative and is consistently up-beat and a wonderful team-member. I cannot recommend Sarah more highly--she is simply THE BEST!

- Karen, Chairperson, Board of Directors 

Pardee Historic Home Museum, 2020

I have worked with, and for, Sarah on several different events and large scale projects and have seen her solve all kinds of problems on the fly without batting an eye. She switches seamlessly in and out of leading to doing alongside others, and she finds the right tone with everyone on the team, from directors to volunteers. She is incredibly detail oriented and understands the logistical as well as creative aspects of successfully putting on functions and events. She is fun to be around, always professional, and an amazing ally to have on any project.

- Dora, 2020

 

OMG! You did soooo great. Thank you so so much. It was perfect. You're the best!

Hope to work together again.

Will, Tour Manager, 2018

Sarah is an excellent choice when you're looking to have an amazing, memorable and successful event, be it large or small.

- Lorna, 2014

While working for the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (serving students and community in West Contra Costa County), I had the great pleasure to work with Sarah to plan our annual fundraising gala. Every year, Sarah has helped us to put on a beautiful and successful event (with over 350 guests). We couldn't have done it without her! She is professional, thorough, punctual, creative and resourceful. She makes you feel as though your business is her top priority and works very hard to ensure that you achieve the results you desire. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to put on a fabulous event. She is amazing and very good at her profession.

- Emily, 2012

While working for the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (serving students and community in West Contra Costa County), I had the great pleasure to work with Sarah to plan our annual fundraising gala. Every year, Sarah has helped us to put on a beautiful and successful event (with over 350 guests). We couldn't have done it without her! She is professional, thorough, punctual, creative and resourceful. She makes you feel as though your business is her top priority and works very hard to ensure that you achieve the results you desire. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to put on a fabulous event. She is amazing and very good at her profession.

- Jennifer, Executive Director, WCCPEF

Fundraising Dinner & Auction, 2011, 2012

Dear Sarah,
The San Francisco Education Fund’s Tipping for Teachers dinner was a tremendous success, thanks to your participation and contribution! The event raised approximately $300,000 for the benefit of the Ed Fund…

Sincerely,
Hugh, Executive Director, SF Ed Fund
Fundraising Dinner & Auction, 2009

Dear Sarah,
You are the best! Everyone here enjoyed working with you. You and Jeanette are a great team.

Sincerely,
Wendy, President, PEN
20th Anniversary Gala, 2008

Dear Sarah,
What a beautiful job you did for Jennifer on June 24 ! I can’t thank you enough for helping to make the day fun and carefree for us and for sharing your wonderful creative god given talents!
Love, Jan Pimentel
Wedding, 2005

Sarah!
Thank you for all your work! I am so glad you were there!! I will email you because I’m die’n to hear the behind the scenes scoop!
Jennifer
Wedding, 2003

Dear Sarah,
I just wanted to let you know how happy and glad I am to have had you as my florist for our special day! Thank you, not just for doing a superb job with the bouquets, corsages, bouts, and decorations, but for giving beyond that: being someone I could count on for help, advice and encouragement. As a gifted and creative professional, and truly caring person, you have helped make our wedding absolutely beautiful!
Sincerely,
Janet 
p.s. It will be my honor to refer you to future customers/clients since I think everyone should have the pleasure of working with you.
Wedding, 2002

Dear Sarah,
I just wanted to thank you for all the help you’ve given us. I really do not know what I would have done without you. I appreciate your help in so many ways!
Thanks, Jenny
Wedding, 2001

Sarah-Sarah-Sarah!
What a beautiful wedding you helped create last Saturday. … I can’t thank you enough.
Love, Jenny (& Jeff, too)
Wedding, 2000