Testimonials

Susan M. Baer, Director of Aviation, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

“Working with you was wonderful – professional, poised and polished with a healthy dollop of common sense. Thank you for everything.”

 
Tracey Alexander, President, Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity, Newark

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do… With your guidance, we actually met our goal which was high to begin with.”

 
Giorgio Kolaj, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Famous Famiglia

“Now that the dust has settled from your hard work for last night’s gala, I wanted to thank you VERY much for the incredible amount of work you put in. The success of the event, as well as it’s incredible smoothness, is a testament to Special Events Unlimited’s capabilities and competencies. We remain very impressed with the event you planned and executed and are grateful for all your assistance to and support of us.”

 
Meredith Celentano, Hofstra University

“Thank you so much for such a terrific and substantive presentation yesterday…people were pleased, satisfied, and generally up-lifted. This has been a challenging time so to walk away from a lecture on special events with a renewed sense of spirit is an accomplishment unto itself!”

 
Matt Wanning, Red Apple Group

“GREAT DINNER. You two are very good.”

 
Candie Benn, Board, National Meningitis Association

“I wanted to let you both know that the event was amazing and over the top. It appeared to be effortless but I know there was hard work behind it…The pace of the evening was right on target…even the press releases are calling this a success.”

 
Charlie Parsons, President & CEO, D.A.R.E. America

“A sincere thanks to you, Susan and Laurie, for making the event – once again – so successful and for making it look easy when it isn’t. You guys are the best!”

 
Gene Bernstein, President, Northville Industries

“Now that the Gala for the Institute for Community Development is over, I want to let you know how instrumental your efforts were in creating such a huge success. I’ve been involved with over a dozen such events and I’ve never seen one pulled off at such a high level of coordination, focus and financial as well as artistic success. You did a great job of keeping things both on track and moving along at a good clip. Congratulations on a superb job.”

 
Karen P. Tandy, Administrator, U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration

“The Gala was terrific from beginning to end, a sure testament to your skill and expertise at planning and running important events such as these. It was a simply spectacular evening.”

 
Leila Zogby, Board, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

“You held our hands when we worried. You coached us through difficult discussions. You anticipated problems and always offered logical solutions. No job was too large or too small for you. We could not have achieved this level of success without you and your wise counsel.”

 
Ginny Louloudes, Executive Director, Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York

There is a reason tonight went so well, and it’s because of you. You were the most amazing consultant to work with and I just want to say “Take A Bow”! We learned so much from you.”

 
Betsy Kovacs, Director of External Affairs, AMREF USA

“You did an excellent job. You got us so well organized and energized when we most needed it. And, most of all, it was a pleasure working with you.”

 
Anne Zehren, Editor, Teen People

“Just want to say that you were an absolute dream to work with. Without your professionalism, humor and “never give up” attitude, DARE wouldn’t have received such a strong financial outcome…especially during such difficult times. As we say at Teen People: You rock!”

 
Henry DeGeneste, Senior Vice President, Prudential Securities

“I want to thank you guys for the great job you did in organizing and assisting our dinner committee. It was a joy to watch your enthusiasm and spirit. The evening was an unqualified success, thanks in large part to your organizational abilities, perseverance, and interpersonal skills.”

 
Joan Lambert, Development Director, Covenant House

“Congratulations on a spectacular celebration! Every facet of this multi-faceted event was so flawlessly carried out. I appreciate the “behind-the-scenes” hard work and thank you for your never failing patience and good humor.”

 
Adele Smithers, The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation

“I’d like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the excellent job you did on the Angel Ball. Your experience, diligence and hard work, and most of all, your unswerving patience, really helped us to make this the best ball ever.”

 
Barbara Gill Rogus, Executive Director, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

“Thanks so much for being so terrific. You’re a vital part of ‘The Team!’ You’ve been wonderful and I love working with you.”

 
John Hart, Vice President, Emigrant Savings Bank

“Your timing is perfect! Thanks for doing first-class work.”

 
Taro Alexander, Founder and Director, Our Time Theatre Company

“Your passion, dedication and hard work made this event a huge success! You are both so caring and it meant the world to me that you cared so deeply about our organization. You took us to a whole new level and we are thrilled.”

 
Edward Morgan, President, The Bowery Mission

“What a great report. Nice job. Thanks for keeping all this going.”

 
Gretchen Browne, President, Nassau County Library Association

“Thank you for the excellent workshop you presented. It was most informative and exciting…the ideas you had were great.”

 
Donald Everett Axinn

“Our sincerest thanks for a wonderful evening. It was clear that much work went into ‘Live from the Landmark Ballroom.’ You are to be complimented for your thoroughness, diligence and sophistication.”

 
Theodore Bookman, Executive Director, Friends of the Arts

“The Phantom event was a huge success, both aesthetically and monetarily. I would like to give special credit to Susan and Laurie for the success of the evening.”

 
Lew Rice, VP Global Security and Trademark Protection, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

“It’s a pleasure to work with two dedicated and passionate people. Our nation’s youth are fortunate to have you as their advocate.”

 
Naomi Levine, Chair/Executive Director, NYU Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising

I want to thank you for your participation in the Leadership in Fundraising Conference….. I thought your presentation was terrific.  I deeply appreciate it.

 
Stefanie Lindeman, Senior Director of Operations, Community Health Care Association of New York State

Thank you for the tremendous job you did with CHCANYS’ Night of the CHCStars event. We could not have done it without you. Working with you was a joy and the outcome was nothing short of amazing. Please also thank your wonderful staff, who did a terrific job making everyone feel welcome.

 
Karen Geer, Executive Director, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

“Thanks so much for all your help.  I learned a lot through the process…You had confidence in us when we were all pessimistic.  We had no idea how many people could support our organization.”