OCEANA FUNDRAISING GALA
Oceana Fundraising Gala
RISE & SET helped Oceana host its annual fundraising gala at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City. The April 2016 event, which marked 15 years since the organization’s inauguration, consisted of an elegant evening of cocktails, sit-down dinner, music, and a live auction. The event, hosted by David and Susan Rockefeller and Violaine and John Bernbach, was a massive success as Oceana eclipsed its fundraising goals by raising more than $1 million during the evening. RISE & SET handled all event production and execution including decorating the legendary Four Seasons Pool Room with an oceanic theme, focused on elegant lighting and delicate coral-wrapped centerpieces. Actor and Master of Ceremonies Jeff Goldblum highlighted the evening with a musical performance, and Dr. Kristian Parker – one of Oceana’s founders – was honored with an award recognizing his contributions to the environmental preservation effort.