Urban Pathways First Online Gala
JKS Events coordinated with Urban Pathways, a non-profit involved with helping out homeless people in NYC. Despite COVID-19 affecting so many organizations, Urban Pathways was not only one of the first organizations to decide to make their gala virtual, they exceeded their fundraising expectations tremendously.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 40th Anniversary Gala
JKS Events produced a unique gala in NYC for the Hirshhorn Museum of the Smithsonian Institution to celebrate its 40 years and honor 40 contemporary artists.
Fosun International Broker Event
JKS Events produced an authentic Chinese New Year celebration to showcase the stunning skyscraper at 28 Liberty Street. The event encompassed the building’s courtyard, lobby, and the expansive raw space on the 44th floor.
Stefanie and Adam’s Wedding
JKS Events coordinated every aspect of the wedding weekend, including the rehearsal dinner, Church ceremony, reception, official after party, and Sunday brunch.
“When I told you sophisticated elegance you knew exactly what I meant! It was white glove service all the way but without the attitude.”
President, RFR Realty
JKS Events is a full-service event company. Our clients range from Non-Profit Organizations to Fortune 500 companies to individuals. We attend to every detail from concept creation, to marketing, to event production and press follow-up. We will make sure that your invitations support your brand and match the event theme, décor, and catering, creating a seamless marketing effort. Whether you want an intimate cocktail party for your nearest and dearest, a blowout bash that everyone will be talking about for years to come, or something in between, JKS Events can guide you in making the right choices, manage all the details, and make you look like you worked for months to put it all together.
Founder & President
After graduating from New York University, Janeen Saltman started her career in real estate advertising and marketing. During her time in these fields, Janeen’s natural talent for planning and hosting events became her signature. Full of experience, knowledge, and party planning skills, Janeen launched JKS Events to share her passion.
Senior Vice President
Alden Levy joined JKS Events in 2001, after spending almost 15 years in consulting and project management. Alden holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business of The University of Pennsylvania and served as chairman of The Wharton Club of New York’s Social and Special Events Committee.
Senior Event Producer
Doug has been an event producer since moving to New York in 2000 and joined the JKS Events team as a freelance Senior Event Producer in 2015. He has produced a wide range of events, from small intimate gatherings to multi-million dollar productions to benefits for many well-know New York city nonprofits. Some of these include Public Art Fund, Central Park Conservancy, Friends of Hudson River Park and Lincoln Center.
Senior Event Producer
Lizzeth Carreon has been in the events industry for nearly 10 years and joined the JKS team as a Senior Event Producer in July 2016. Lizzeth understands the powerful impact events have on a brand’s marketing strategy, and as a result, she aims to create event experiences that are innovative, exciting, and thought-provoking. From not-for-profit galas to weddings, brand launches to influencer getaways, Lizzeth focuses on creating seamless events with a purpose.
Executive Leading Manager
Jordyn has been working in the event industry for over 6 years. She has managed everything from the sports and media sectors to movie premieres and red carpet galas. As an Executive Leading Manager in New York City; it is her job to provide personnel to her high profile clientele. It was a seamless transition to have her join the JKS Event team in 2018, making her mark specializing in Celebrity Hospitality and Production.
Liz Davito has produced stage shows in New York City and internationally since 2002, from a field in rural England to the Greek National Opera. She has produced events in NYC since 2005, and her comprehensive understanding of the predictable unpredictability gives her a unique perspective in executing the performance. Liz enthusiastically joined the inimitable JKS team in 2017, and loves bringing her theatrical experience to their unmatched professionalism in creating superlative events.
Carl received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Performance in 2016. He started his career with non-profit theater organizations while also working in catering, here in New York City. After completing his General Management & Development internship with The Sheen Center, he worked on the Development and Special Events team for The Manhattan Theatre Club. Carl played many key roles at MTC; everything from operational behind-the-scenes tasks, to helping create and execute a seamless event. These events included Broadway & Off-Broadway shows, patron dinners and receptions, and MTC’s annual Spring Gala. Carl started working events with JKS Events in 2018 and has recently transitioned to full time in order to take on more full scale planning and logistics.
“We have Janeen… to thank for a perfectly orchestrated wedding, and we would encourage anyone to hire JKS Events.”
Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs
An Evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda Anthony Quinn Foundation Benefit
Backstage & Theater Pizzazz:
Theatre Communications Group Gala
The Commercial Observer:
The Commercial Observer:
Air Society “Sky’s the Limit” Benefit
New York Post & Daily News:
Public Prep Namesake Luncheon
March 2011 & May 2013
“Janeen is a rock star in her field!”
Senior Vice President, Silverstein Properties
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