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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.

To see a complete list of our services, click here.

“When I told you sophisticated elegance you knew exactly what I meant! It was white glove service all the way but without the attitude.”

Aby Rosen

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.


  • Janeen Saltman

    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.

  • Alden Levy

    Chief Operating Officer

    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 the first chairperson of The Wharton Club of New York’s Social and Special Events Committee.

  • Doug Hood

    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.

  • Lizzeth Carreon

    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.

  • Jordyn Kessel

    Hospitality and Production 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 personal service 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

    Event Producer

    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.

“We have Janeen… to thank for a perfectly orchestrated wedding, and we would encourage anyone to hire JKS Events.”

Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs

Our fearless leader, Janeen Saltman, President and Founder of JKS Events, joined a panel of virtual gala and fundraising experts put on by www.partyslate.com to discuss best practices when planning a successful virtual gala.

Check it out here:

How to Plan a Successful Online Gala

A Common Ground Conversation with Janeen Saltman
Special Events Galore 2015
Elite Traveler October 2014
Feature Wedding: Spring/Summer 2013
Janeen Saltman Profile: Fall 2008
Beach Wedding: Beach Ball Summer 2003
Vows: Janeen Saltman & Alden Levy March 2001
Broadway World:
An Evening with Lin-Manuel Miranda Anthony Quinn Foundation Benefit

August 2017

Backstage & Theater Pizzazz:
Theatre Communications Group Gala

November 2014

The Commercial Observer:
Durst Organization

April 2013

The Commercial Observer:
Air Society “Sky’s the Limit” Benefit

July 2013

New York Post & Daily News:
Public Prep Namesake Luncheon

March 2011 & May 2013

“Janeen is a rock star in her field!”

Roger Silverstein

Senior Vice President, Silverstein Properties


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