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Blue Jean Ball 2014 in New Jersey Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding powered by Gesture

BJB2014wherewhen On Saturday evening, April 5, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host our annual fundraiser, The Blue Jean Ball, which attracts more than 500 friends of the FoodBank, including leaders from some of New Jersey’s most-respected corporations and institutions. The Blue Jean Ball is a fun-filled evening with top-notch food and music, an open bar, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.

This year’s theme, Let the Sunshine In: The 18th Annual Blue Jean Ball, will celebrate the spirit of peace, love, and happiness from the 60’s. We invite you to wear your psychedelic best – tie dye, love beads, fringe, bell bottoms, mini-skirts, and flowers in your hair!

We’re thrilled the following chefs will be taking part in offering tasting-style menus:

Kevin Takafuji, Executive Chef, Blue Morel Restaurant & Wine Bar; Food Network™ Chopped Champion Chef Eric LeVine from Morris Tap & Grill; Marty Kester, Chef de Cuisine, Ninety Acres Culinary Center at Natirar; James Laird, Executive Chef, Restaurant Serenade; Ryan Foo, Executive Chef, Upper Montclair Country Club; Bill Hendra, Executive Chef, Huntley Tavern & Bruce Johnson, Executive Chef, Harvest Restaurant Group; Joseph Krupka, District Executive Chef, Eurest, Compass Group USA; Mark Dabundo, Executive Chef, Gourmet Dining Services; Jason Waldman, Area Executive Chef, Sodexo; Paul Kapner, Executive Chef, The Community FoodBank of New Jersey; And the fantastic teams from Gourmet Kitchen, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, and Vermont Creamery.

The money raised by the Blue Jean Ball will help put food on the table for more than 3,000 families in New Jersey who go hungry every month. In the face of long lines at our member food pantries and soup kitchens, we are counting on a successful Ball so that, together, we can continue to meet the need for food among our most vulnerable neighbors.

We hope that our long time partners and new friends will participate in this high-profile, high-reward event. Sponsorship offers marketing, public relations, and advertising opportunities. And we are seeking Silent Auction items! We are looking for experiential, exclusive or hard-to-find specialty items – each item is another opportunity to bring in a generous donation for the FoodBank. If you have any questions or wish to make a donation, please contact Rachel Wood, or 908-355-3663.

We look forward to seeing you at the Ball!

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the New Jersey area? Contact:
Susan Funcheon
Business Development Manager
Direct: 845.274.0910

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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National Kidney Foundation 30th Annual Kidney Ball in Philadelphia, Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding powered by Gesture

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
To Benefit the
National Kidney Foundation

Philadelphia, PA — February 12, 2014 — On March 8th, 2014, over 400 guests are expected to attend the National Kidney Foundation (NKF)’s 30th Annual Kidney Ball at Vie in Philadelphia. The Kidney Ball is one of the organization’s largest annual fundraisers and is anticipated to raise $400,000 toward the organization’s mission of awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease.

The Kidney Ball is the NKF’s annual black-tie affair, and serves as an occasion to honor those in the renal community that have made a difference in the lives of the patients we serve and that show a dedication to the NKF’s mission.

Each year the NKF selects a volunteer and physician to honor who has championed our mission and who is dedicated to helping those with kidney disease. This year’s gala will honor Fran Lynam, our Bobby Rydell Volunteer Honoree, and nephrologist Dr. George Francos, the Beatrice F. Nicoletti Professor of Nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

The Kidney Ball will be emcee’d by ten-time Emmy Award winner and co-anchor of Fox 29’s “Good Day Philadelphia,” Mike Jerrick. A live and silent auction will take place and guests will be entertained by the Ken Silver Orchestra and mummers from the Aqua String Band. Mobile bidding and silent auctions provided by Gesture.

The Kidney Ball is sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, TD Bank, Crozer- Keystone Health System, Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., DaVita, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Delaware Valley Nephrology and Hypertension Associates and many more. Those interested in attending or sponsoring can find more information online at

Why Participate?
◆ Access to doctors from major local hospitals, nephrology practices, transplant programs, and dialysis centers
at a prestigious venue

◆ Entertainment opportunity for local doctors and potential clients

◆ Brand alignment with the premier event for renal physicians in the Delaware Valley

◆ Marketing and advertising opportunities

◆ Community goodwill by supporting the NKF’s mission, programs and services

◆ Volunteer opportunities for staff and leadership

More information about the event:

Interested in Mobile Bidding and Silent Auction in the Philadelphia area? Contact:
Sandi Urso
Business Development Manager
Direct: 301.728.7162

About Gesture
At Gesture, we believe helping our partners build better donor relationships is the key to fundraising success. By combining fun, easy-to-use technology with a team of dedicated charity event experts, we offer a service that allows charities all across the country to engage donors in a fresh, impactful way that has been known to result in raising as much as two or three times over their goal.

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Chicago Volunteer Expo 2014


There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2014. Find the one that’s right for you at the Chicago Volunteer Expo!

Visit over 100 nonprofit organizations from all over the city to learn how you can lend a hand.

Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.

Why Attend?
Maybe you made a New Year’s resolution to volunteer.
Maybe you need service hours for school.
Or maybe all your friends are doing it and you want to join the fun.
Regardless of your motivation to serve, there’s an opportunity that’s perfect for you. The Chicago Volunteer Expo is your one-stop shop to find it.


FREE to attend!
February 16, 2014
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614
Consider taking public transportation, bus #’s 76, 156, & 151 will drop you off just steps from from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. If you drive, there is free street parking along Cannon Drive and a pay lot ($13 daily flat rate) directly across from the Nature Museum.
Registration is not required, but if you want to let us know you’re coming, do so here.

Who’s coming?
Click here to see a list of organizations that you will meet at this year’s expo.
Like us on Facebook to see the most current information regarding the many organizations that will be attending this year.


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LA Kings Team Up with Gesture

On Saturday, February 1, the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club will host Tip-A-King at the LA Live Event Deck, a premier event venue located in Downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Kings players, coaches and broadcasters will be on hand to receive tips for photographs and autographs from their fans in the carnival style event. Tip-A-King has become the signature fundraising event for the Kings Care Foundation, the team’s award-winning non-profit foundation that provides educational and recreational opportunities for children throughout Greater Los Angeles.

Gesture is thrilled to be picked to provide its mobile bidding services to this great event. The LA Kings Tip-A-King 2014 Auction is live, with great items like game-worn Los Angeles Kings jerseys, signed hockey gear and collectibles (Wayne Gretzky Stick!), great sporting and entertainment tickets and VIP packages, and more! Go to to bid.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Kings Care Foundation, the team’s award-winning charity dedicated to providing educational and recreational opportunities for youth of the Greater Los Angeles area. Since its inception in 1996 the Kings Care Foundation has donated nearly $6 million in monetary and in-kind support to the local community. In August 2009, the Kings Care Foundation proudly announced a $500,000 commitment to the Blood Donor Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The largest donation ever made by the Foundation will serve to increase the much needed collection of life-saving blood for the most seriously ill and injured children at CHLA through the LA Kings Bloodmobile. Your generous support will help continue to fund this vital initiative.

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