NEWS // The Special Event Company Honored at Special Events Gala Awards

Philanthropic Event at 2017 National Scout Jamboree Recognized Among Best Non-Profit Events of the Year

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Special Event Company has been nominated for one of the top honors to be presented at the 2018 Special Events Magazine Gala Awards on Feb. 1. The nomination for Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization recognizes a special program produced this year by The Special Event Company for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) as part of its 2017 National Jamboree in July.

The “BSA Jamboree Philanthropy Program,” a 10-day donor relations event for the BSA Office of Philanthropy, was designed to support the future development of the Summit Bechtel Reserve National Scout Camp in West Virginia. The program was held in conjunction with the 2017 National Jamboree, which welcomed 40,000 people to the Summit Bechtel Reserve for one of Scouting’s largest celebrations of adventure, service and conservation.

The Jamboree Philanthropy Program hosted 80 donor families, over 900 guests, 25 groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, VIP dinners each evening and separate addresses by national and political dignitaries and VIP donor guests.

“We are incredibly honored to be among the nominees for the 2018 Gala Awards,” said The Special Event Company CEO, Sally Webb Berry, CSEP. “Our team was both challenged and rewarded by the planning of this event and we were thrilled to be a part of such an important campaign for the Boy Scouts of America. On top of that, being recognized by the Special Events Advisory Board truly makes this event special for our team.”

Nominations for the prestigious Gala Awards are announced annually by the advisory board of Special Events magazine. The awards will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1 during The Special Event in New Orleans, La., an industry trade show. The Special Event Company has won a total of eight Gala Awards since 2001.

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