TESTIMONIALS

I WORKED WITH LAUREN ON THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATE'S TO THE RESCUE GALA AND AFTER PARTY, WHICH I CO-CHAIRED. SHE MADE PLANNING OF THE EVENT SEAMLESS AND EASY. LAUREN IS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH, HAS GREAT IDEAS, ENERGY, AND A GREAT ATTITUDE.
KIMBERLY OVITZ, DESIGNER & EVENT CO-CHAIR


LAUREN CONTINUES TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS IN HER ABILITY TO SEAMLESSLY BLEND THE CULTURE OF THE CHARITY WITH THE EVENT PROGRAM & MOTIF. WE SOLD OUT OUR FOURTH EVENT OF SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE DUE TO THE STABLE FOOTING OF HER PROCESSES AND PROTOCOLS THAT BOTH SHEPHERD THOSE INVOLVED & DRIVE TO CONCLUSION. WE FEEL FORTUNATE THAT SHE IS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT HER CRAFT AND INSISTENT ON THE HIGHEST CALIBER RESULTS!
SPENCER POTTS, THE RIVER FUND


LAUREN, YOU KILLED IT (IN THE BEST POSSIBLE SENSE OF THE PHRASE).
JOHN FORTE, EVENT HOST


I WANTED TO SEND A BRIEF NOTE THIS MORNING TO OFFER A SINCERE AND HEARTFELT THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO MAKE LAST NIGHT'S SPRING SOIREE EVENT A SUCCESS AND FOR YOUR ONGOING COMMITMENT TO THE VISION AND MISSION OF THE FORTUNE SOCIETY. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO LAUREN FOR HER PROFESSIONALISM, EXPERTISE AND TREMENDOUS HANDS-ON SUPPORT.
GLENN MARTIN, VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, THE FORTUNE SOCIETY


YOU ARE TO BE CONGRATULATED! IT IS NOT EVERYONE WHO CAN PULL OFF SUCH A SPECTACULAR DINNER WITH SUCH STYLE AND GRACE AND IN A TOTALLY UNFAMILIAR PLACE. I HEARD NOTHING BUT RAVE REVIEWS FROM ALL WHO WERE THERE. WELL DONE.
SALLE OBRIEN, ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR DEVELOPMENT AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY


I HOPE THIS ISN'T THE FIRST, OR LAST, EMAIL YOU GET ON THIS TOPIC TODAY, BUT I WANTED TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON PUTTING TOGETHER AN INCREDIBLE EVENT LAST NIGHT. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU DID.
BRENDAN MCLAUGHLIN, MERRILL LYNCH


I WANTED TO SAY GREAT JOB AND CONGRATULATIONS ON A TERRIFIC EVENT. I'VE GOTTEN SOME PRETTY AMAZING FEEDBACK FROM A LOT OF FOLKS. THE EVENT IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER EVERY YEAR!!! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS!!!
STEWART LEE, BARCLAYS CAPITAL


AS THEY SAY IN THE SOUTH, "IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!!!" THE EVENT WAS SIMPLY AWESOME IN EVERY RESPECT. AS USUAL, YOU ADDED TO THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND MADE ALL THE LOGISTICS SEAMLESS. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DID TO MAKE THIS TRIP A GREAT MEMORY.
RON SAMUELS, PRESIDENT & CEO, AVENUE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC.


I CAN'T SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE WITH THIS YEAR'S SOIREE. YOUR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE HAS BEEN INVALUABLE AND I AM BLOWN AWAY BY YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAIL. ON BEHALF OF THE KIDS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THANK YOU.
RISSA DURHAM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MINDS MATTER


YOU DID SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB LAST WEEK, THANK YOU AGAIN. WHAT MADE THE EXPERIENCE SO SPECIAL WAS YOUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND OUTLOOK, YOU WERE ALWAYS SMILING. THAT MAKES A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.
ELAINE MORELAND, EVENT GUEST


I THINK THE EVENTS WENT INCREDIBLY WELL, AND I KNOW THAT IT IS NOT EASY TO DO. YOU HAD A BIG JOB.
JULIANA HARRIS, DIRECTOR, W.P. CAREY FOUNDATION


LAUREN GRAFER IS ALWAYS PROACTIVE, ANTICIPATORY, AND THOROUGH IN EVERY WAY. HER HANDS-ON ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS THE REASON THINGS MOVE SO SMOOTHLY.
RAY KATZ, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, BEAR STEARNS


THE BEST WAY TO EVALUATE LAUREN IS TO HIGHLIGHT HOW SMOOTHLY EVERYTHING GOES AT THE EVENTS SHE MANAGES. SHE'S VERY GOOD AT HER JOB, PAYS ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL AND EVERYONE WALKS AWAY HAPPY. OUR ABILITY TO ATTRACT CORPORATE AND INVESTOR CLIENTS DEPENDS A LOT ON THE ORGANIZATION AND THOUGHTFULNESS THAT HAPPENS DURING THE EARLIEST STAGES OF THE PLANNING PROCESS AND SHE HAS INTRODUCED A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM TO KBW IN THIS REGARD.
DARYLE DILASCIA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KBW


THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK. EVERYTHING WENT WITHOUT A HITCH. WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!!
SUSAN HYDE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, W.P. CAREY


YOU DID A VERY NICE JOB LAST NIGHT. IT WAS TRULY AMAZING HOW MANY CLIENTS WERE AT THAT EVENT. I GOT GREAT FEEDBACK ON THE DINNERS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES YOU AND YOUR TEAM WORKED ON. YOU GUYS TRULY INGRATIATE YOURSELVES TO THE CLIENT BASE AN MAKE US LOOK REALLY GOOD.
TOM MARANO, SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, BEAR STEARNS


LAUREN, YOU KILLED IT! I REALLY CAN'T BELIEVE HOW EVERYTHING CAME TOGETHER, HOW EASY YOU MADE ALL OF IT, HOW BEAUTIFUL THE SPACE LOOKED. THANK YOU!!!
LUKE WEIL, EVENT HOST