Talk about taking a brilliant idea and turning it into reality in oh, less than 10 days, all for a good cause. That’s what Tom Meyer and his staff (aka his family) of Clyde’s Restaurant Group did when they decided to do a charity concert on November 11th at The Hamilton Live for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.Â Everyone involved worked tirelessly to pull this off, selling tickets, finding sponsors, silent auction and raffle items and making the benefit an overall success.
Six hundred tickets were sold with 100% of the proceeds going toward the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy ReliefÂ . When the final tally came in Clyde’s Restaurant Group raised a whooping $68,139 from this fundraiser.
The evening, which was emceed by NBC4 Anchor Wendy Rieger, included a special night of music, The Bandâ€™s Last Waltz (The Band being Bob Dylanâ€™s 1960â€²s backing band), paying tribute to The Bandâ€™s historic 1976 Thanksgiving evening farewell concert. Guests also enjoyed a â€œturkey parfaitâ€ dinner, just as the original audience received.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.