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AFP DC, Washington D.C. Metro Area Chapter: Death of The Rubber Chicken Dinner

March 20, 2018

What does an “Under The Sea” theme have to do with Cancer Research? Why is a school for the blind hosting a Kentucky Derby Party? Every year, hundreds of non-profit organizations around the country host events that have little to do with their mission. This session explores how organizations can better connect their mission to their audience through events. And make them fun! Through a combination of humor and blunt facts, our speaker will draw conclusions about the pitfalls of low impact fundraising events. 

Learning objectives:

  • How to identify the Core Mission Objectives of an event
  • How to galvanize a committee, board and leadership around those objectives
  • How to build the event identity around these objectives and the mission of the organization
  • How to strategically invest in the objectives instead of event “fluff” that may be ancillary to the mission


  • Sam Foxman, President, Evntiv

Session details:


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

8:30 - 10:00 AM


Lautman Maska Neill & Co, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036

Registration Fees:

Member Pricing:

$25 flat registration fee

Non-Member Pricing:

$45 early bird non-member

$55 for regular non-member registration

$65 onsite non-member registration


Pre-Registration is Now Closed for This Event.  Onsites are Welcome on Tuesday Morning!
Speaker Bio: 
Born in St. Louis, Sam Foxman has been producing concerts and special events for over 20 years. Working for such noteworthy entertainment companies as Clear Channel Entertainment (Live Nation), SFX Entertainment and Contemporary Productions, Foxman’s eye for design, quality entertainment and technical expertise has made him one of the most sought after event planners in the country.

Some of Foxman’s early accomplishments include the launching of the brand in New York City, producing a ten-city tour for Rolling Stone Magazine, producing a five-city tour for The American Music Awards and creating branding events for Coca-Cola Company. 

More recent projects include the grand re-opening of The Saint Louis Art Museum, 
F-15SA Fighter Jet reveal for Boeing, booking and promoting concerts at the scenic Liberty Bank Amphitheater in Alton, Il and multiple events to kick-off Webster University’s 100th Anniversary. 

Other notable projects include the 10th Anniversary Celebration of The Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, helicopter reveal event for Sundance Helicopters in Las Vegas and the grand opening of launch of the St. Louis Fashion Fund- the first fashion incubator in St. Louis. Foxman is also the Creative Director for St. Louis Fashion Week. 

Sam Foxman is a St. Louis Business Journal “30-Under-30” award recipient and participates on committees and advisory boards for The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum and Laumeier Sculpture Park. Foxman has been a guest lecturer for The Public Relations Society of America, Washington University and Webster University. He has been profiled in publications that include Encore Entertainment News, Pollstar Concert Publication, ALIVE Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Magazine, BizBash New York and The Riverfront Times.