Development Strategy Consultants (DSC) was brought-on to lead the fundraising strategy and event planning for QCARE’s first gala. Julie Helmes, served as the project lead managing the event committee, project timeline and tasks, creating and designing event materials, organizing and managing sponsor and invitation outreach, and implementing an online silent auction.
QCARE celebrated its 30th anniversary in the community through it's first ever gala. Quincy After School Child Care is involved with 9 elementary schools and 4 middle schools, serving 425 children every afternoon. Their mission is to provide affordable childcare and enrichment services of the highest quality through innovative and carefully crafted programs that are governed by quality and passionate caregivers.
“I was incredibly overwhelmed by the idea of our organization hosting our first ever gala. Enter Julie Helmes and DSC. Julie’s can-do attitude, genuine presence, superior organization, and her ability to drive planning and execute all key aspects of this event were exactly what we needed to succeed. She demonstrated the finesse and experience necessary to encourage sponsorship from new donors, exhibited grace under pressure, and showed the innovation needed to make our event not only successful, but extraordinary! I look forward to working with Julie and her team again, and building on the experience that DSC so expertly guided us through.” said Sarah Morrison, QCARE Executive Director
63 Sponsors (for a first time event!)
The event exceeded the fundraising goal and created a new constituency of individuals and corporations. The organization is now preparing for the 2019 Gala with DSC!
To learn more about QCARE please visit, www.quincyafterschool.org
Located in Quincy, MA, QCARE provides licensed care for school aged children, from kindergarten to thirteen years old. Their set goals are to:
- Provide a safe, healthy environment.
- Stimulate the child's potential to grow physically, emotionally, culturally, intellectually and socially.
- Increase a child's self-awareness, confidence, and self-worth.
- Improve communication among family members.
- Build interpersonal relationships with peers and adults.