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JKS Events has a true expertise in non-profit event and gala planning. We tackled our first benefit in 2001 for MOUSE (Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools and Education) and since then we have helped conceptualize and execute countless non-profit events. We assist with all aspects of fundraiser planning, and have helped bring to fruition events ranging from first annual fundraisers to seasoned galas that have raised over a million dollars, small luncheons to dinners of over 1,000 guests. Some of our specialties include: silent and live auctions, raffles, performances and live shows, and awards presentations. JKS Events is registered with the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General as a Professional Fund Raiser, a designation required of any firm that advises on pricing, solicits raffle and auction items, conducts correspondence with organization constituents to sell tickets and tables, or collects any money for registered non-profit organizations.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 40th Anniversary Gala

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Venue: 4 World Trade Center, 68th Floor

  • JKS Events produced a unique gala in NYC for the The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to celebrate its 40 years and honor 40 contemporary artists.
  • To fully transform the raw space, JKS Events contracted more than 21 top vendors.
  • Design elements including an expansive 70’ long art installation of the word “HIRSHHORN” and an 85’ floating votive candle wall, created by MWD Lifestyles. A 14’ fabric scrim printed with a vintage photograph of the Museum separated cocktails from dinner.
  • Installation artist and musician, Theaster Gates, performed original material with The Black Monks of Mississippi.

Theatre Communications Group Gala

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Venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation

  • JKS Events served as producer for the TCG Gala, and coordinated venue logistics, stage design, food and beverage, décor, lighting, sound, rentals, and green room wrangling.
  • The evening’s entertainment included special performances from TCG Member Theatre productions.
  • Catering was provided by Steven Brown Caterers with décor design by Flowers, Sticks & Stones.

The New York Air Society Benefit

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Venue: 4 World Trade Center, 68th Floor

  • JKS Events has produced The NY AIR Society’s annual benefit since 2009.
  • The three-day production commenced with the installation of 10,000 square feet of carpet, running of electrical power throughout, and a full kitchen build-out.
  • JKS Events worked with MWD Lifestyles and Levy Lighting to bring in décor elements including branding, red-carpet, step and repeat, lounges, auction and buffet stations, sculptural florals, high-tech staging with HD projection mapping, and a DJ/dance area with intelligent lighting.
  • Custom cocktails, creative hors d’oeuvres, and epicurean stations, including hand-rolled sushi and specialty tacos, were provided by OnTheMarc.

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Benefit

Congregation Beth Elohim Purim Masquerade Gala

New York Transit Museum Gala