I have had the pleasure of working with Rolanda for the past three years to plan and manage the annual Holiday Heroes Fundraiser, and it has been an unmitigated success.
The theme this year resonated strongly with our donors and the feedback was unaminously positive. Rolanda left nothing to chance. We recieved the best possible pricing without compromising on quality nor degrading the donor experience at the event.
Rolanda tapped into her rolodex of hospitality contacts including the world class photographers to support the event. Rolanda targeted a clientele that is passionate about helping sick children who are established businessmen and professionals.
Without Rolanda being generous with her skills, time and contacts, we would not be able to effectively execute the charity's mission.
Rolanda has been planning and executing successful events for the largest and most prominent corporations, organizations and prominent members of the Chicago community for many years.
In my career, I seek her advice and counsel for entertaining clients and executing my business developement initiatives with great results.
I greatly anticipate working with her in the future.
Member, Board of Directors
Holiday Heroes Foundation
Rolanda did an exceptional job planning and executing our 2013 Holiday Heroes Foundation annual benefit. Every minor detail was handled with utmost perfection with a very high capacity crowd of 500+ (nearly double of what we had last year).
I would recommend Rolanda to anyone looking to hire the best, plain and simple. Our crowd was on average 28 to 45, and I can guarantee you every single person walked away having the time of their life. Even more was that our foundation was able to raise double what we raised last year.
We are so extremely lucky for the hard work and dedication Rolanda put into making our annual benefit a tremendous success. Simply put there is no one in Chicago like her.
President of the Board of Directors,
Holiday Heroes Foundation
The first time I had to plan my company's Holiday Party, I was so nervous. I had never planned an event for over 80 people before. Rolanda helped me with every detail – details I never would have imagined to think of! She worked tirelessly with the chef on just the perfect menu. From appetizers through desert, everything was perfect. But the most enjoyable part of the event was planning it with Rolanda. I never would have been able to pull it off without her! She is such a creative mind and so professional! I can't wait for the opportunity to work with her again!
Sales Manager, Chicago Based Company
Well, it’s done for now! It was my pleasure to work with such a fun, professional person like yourself. This could have really stressed me out, but you made it run smoothly by taking everything into your own hands. I truly do appreciate all of your help! The response from everyone here was that the party was great, from the apps and décor, down to the dinner and ice sculptures. People were impressed! Very well done Rolanda! I look forward to working with you again!
I couldn’t have asked for a better person to plan our fabulous Bliss Chicago Launch Party with! Thank you so much for your patience, panache, and most importantly, your passion!!!
I was very impressed with Rolanda. I work with many hotels, and she was consistent, very attentive and personable, and very knowledgeable to what we would be needing! I work with the highest quality of hotels all over and because of my experience with her, I will return.
North Bank Vice President
Both prior to the event, and on site-you were pleasant and responsive to our needs. Additionally, we appreciated your willingness to work within our parameters to put on a sustainable event by encouraging recycling, minimizing waste and serving organic and locally grown items whenever possible. I know from our conversations that some of these items had not been requested before, but you would never know it based on the way everything went off without a hitch.
Thank you for your help with this event. I was delighted with your service. I look forward to working with you on future projects.
Marketing Communications Manager
Just wanted to thank you again for taking such good care of us last evening. Your creativity and presentation are always impressive-everyone had a great time!
I look forward to working with you again!
Chicago Based Company
I am writing to tell you that the Hometown America Holiday party was one of the best events I have ever hosted. I especially want to acknowledge Rolanda who took extra measures to ensure the vision I had in my head translated into the reality of the event. She also made sure that I understood costs and benefits and made the contracting experience as pleasant as it could be considering I was in the middle of a merger at the same time.
Every attendee has told me what a wonderful time they had. Everyone had a good experience.
Rolanda is someone that pays attention to detail and can make the impossible possible. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her, she makes doing business enjoyable. I would highly recommend using Rolanda for any event, you will be pleased with the outcome.