Newport is known around the globe for spectacular galas. The competition among nonprofits is fierce when it comes to creating events that impress and accomplish a range of goals, from raising funds to building clientele. With more than a decade of experience, Francesca shines with a talent for merging organizational and fundraising needs with her trademark creativity and first-rate production and management. The process: meticulous; the event: priceless.
Francesca’s events have not only been the talk of the town but have attracted supporters, garnered media attention, and produced record-breaking fundraising amounts for many clients, such as the Aquidneck Land Trust, Child & Family, Newport Art Museum, Oliver Hazard Perry RI, and Redwood Library.
The hallmark of an expert event planner, Francesca has the ability to visualize and execute an event whether it is intimate or large in scale. She is quick to assess a situation and organize and plan for all factors needed to make the vision spring to life. Francesca is a pro at layering – adding the touches that make a gala memorable and fun while never losing sight of the larger, strategic execution that makes an event successful.
An effective communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills, Francesca articulates the vision for an event in a clear, concise, and logical way that everyone involved can understand. She controls all aspects of an event from training staff to managing budgets and vendors.
As Director of Development for Child & Family and Event Planner for Art Unfurled at Newport Art Museum before launching her own business, Francesca knows how to move an event from concept to execution. If partnerships can make her event stronger, Francesca forges ties with others in the community, compelling them to be part of something that is vibrant and exciting. Prior to coming to Newport, Francesca was Director of Production and Operations for Rafanelli Events in Boston.