“The folks at PWE were amazing! They worked brilliantly with our team to plan an annual event that was better than the year before and was always on point with our brand and messaging.” — Amy Day (VP of Foundation, Presence Health)
Paulette Wolf Events was hired to produce their annual fundraising gala while tasked with creating a theme as well as contracting entertainment, venue, production and decor that aligned with their mission and core values of the foundation in order to raise funds.
The Presence Health Foundation is an Illinois non-profit corporation organized for charitable contributions that benefit all Presence Health entities. The Presence Health Annual Ball is their largest black-tie gala of the year and raises over 1 million dollars for the foundation.
For many years PWE produced the annual gala for Presence Health, formerly Resurrection Health Care Foundation. This black-tie gala invited more than 600 of Presence Health’s top sponsors, donors and VIP’s.
From the high energy Mucca Pazza Parade to the Three Waiters and some of Chicago’s best known restaurants, Paulette Wolf Events each year allowed the foundations to raise more and more dollars. One of the most successful years was to craft an event around the theme of One Team. We were able to enlist the support of former notable Chicago Athletes to attend the gala such as, Otis Wilson, Dan Hampton, Matt Forte and Frank Thomas, as well as helping to secure Mike Ditka who served as honorary chair that year.
In 2014, we were also brought on to consult internally creating their blueprint for all fundraising events moving forward.
In more recent years, Presence celebrated the gala with entertainment such as The Temptations and a One Hit Wonder show including The Drifters, The Trammps, Tommy Tutone and Ton Loc.