MUCH MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL EVENT

Whether you are kicking off a Capital Campaign or hosting a cultivation reception, Elinor Ross Events can fulfill all of your planning needs. Leave all of details in our team’s capable hands while you stay focused on the intrinsic work of your office.
MAKING YOUR EVENTS EXTRAORDINARY

Elinor Ross Events will work closely with your staff to maintain the tone, branding, and mission for your organization throughout the event and on all collateral materials. We stay within budget and exceed expectations. From intimate dinners to large gala celebrations, and anything in between, Elinor Ross Events is here to streamline, facilitate and support your staff with event production.

In addition to event coordination Elinor Ross Events offers fundraising support to complement your event, such as researching potential Donors and Sponsors, soliciting Corporate Sponsorships and Auction Items, writing request letters and other collateral materials. The event-based fundraising component of Elinor Ross Events means your team has extra, expert hands to coordinate all of those details that can bog down Development Offices when there is too much to do and too few people to do it! We specialize in producing successful fundraising events and teeing your team up for the “ask” so that ultimately the donor relationship remains within your organization.

VENUES
CATERERS
HOTELS
TRANSPORTATION
ENTERTAINMENT
DECOR & SETUP
STAFF
FAVORS
SPEAKERS
SPONSORSHIP SOLICITATIONS
DEVELOPMENT
AUCTION ITEM ACQUISITION
FUNDRAISING
ELINOR ROSS
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

For over nine years, Elinor worked at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA, as the All School Special Events Coordinator and general liaison. She continues to be engaged at BB&N, planning events for the Head of the School. Other recent clients include The Fay School, Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute, The Japan Society of Boston, and Six Degree Hospitality Consulting.

CALL: 617-921-6203     EMAIL: ELINOR@ELINORROSS.COM

ERIN DEEGAN
DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING

Erin Deegan brings a wealth of fundraising and event planning knowledge to Elinor Ross Events. Her varied experience includes working on the Annual Fund at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Out of the Darkness Walk coordination for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and event and sponsorship management for a number of organizations. In addition to this Erin has overseen recruitment, admissions and alumni programs for International study abroad programs. For the last four year she has increased her international fundraising understanding while living in Cambridge, England. Erin is a graduate of Cornell University.

CALL: 617-460-0055     EMAIL: ERIN@ELINORROSS.COM

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“Elinor is terrific. She is very creative, always cost-conscious, and has an uncanny ability to set just the right tone for any kind of events. I always look forward to the next event Elinor plans and marvel at what she comes up with. Working with her is fun, inspiring, and so easy.”

REBECCA T. UPHAM
Head of School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Cambridge, MA

“Thank you Elinor! The Fay 150th party was spectacular…I have been receiving emails and calls from people telling me what an amazing party it was – the best party Fay School has ever put on. You were a true partner who made me look good to my boss, my colleagues, and my constituents. I will be forever grateful to you.”

ANN M. WARDELL
Director of Advancement
The Fay School

“Elinor is amazing: great attention to detail, very easy to work with, and extremely organized. You will feel, as we did, that no matter what happens, she is there to handle it.”

MARION DAVIS & JERI LEVITT
Founders
Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute
Boston, MA

“Elinor has literally transformed a gym into a medieval castle. She knows how to manage volunteers and vendors and is cognizant of the key details that make or break an event. The best part? She usually comes in under budget. Elinor is well known for doing more with less and is always several steps ahead.”

KI PERRY
Director of Institutional Advancement
The Fessenden School
West Newton, MA
Formerly Director of Development
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

“When you need a truly outstanding event planner, Elinor is the one to call! She is incredibly creative, absolutely thorough, and very mindful of cost. I am always amazed at the touches she puts on an event to make it unique, fun, and worry-free. She’s also terrific to work with – which makes all the difference.”

MARNEY HUPPER
Major Gifts Officer
The Seven Hills School
Cincinnati, OH
Formerly Associate Director of Advancement
Rivers School

“Elinor Ross events are always spectacular! She goes above and beyond to make every event incredibly special. I’ve worked with her on intimate dinners as well as large galas and reunion weekends and she has never disappointed – no detail is ever overlooked, she thinks of everything and takes care of it so you don’t have to. Elinor has the remarkable power to deliver the exact event you had envisioned but takes it to the next level, keeping within budget while never compromising the quality of the event.”

JUDY LAND
Director of Stewardship
UCLA Health Sciences Development

“There’s no better event than an Elinor Ross event. Each delightful detail is imagined and executed to perfection. Guests and hosts alike come away feeling like they’ve been let in on a wonderful secret; each event, whether humble or grand, is an occasion to be anticipated and savored. Elinor’s professionalism and precision is exceeded only by her contagious joy.”

LAURA MOBERG LAVOIE
Director of Philanthropy
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego

“Thank goodness I worked with Elinor Ross Events to organize my Harvard Business School reunion dinner! Elinor found us an incredible venue, made the space warm and welcoming, and handled all of the details. Her team’s involvement gave me the freedom to enjoy the event as everything was handled. My classmates and I were so impressed!”

KIMBERLY CLOUSE
Founder and CEO, Via Global Advisors
Harvard Business School, Class of 1997