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KSE Honored with ISES Ohio WOW Award

ARC 2014 HOTY Best NonProfit Event

Friday, April 17, 2015

Kingham Signature Events was honored as being named Best Non-Profit Event for budgets $85K – $150K for the 2014 American Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year produced on June 7, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  This prestigious honor, from ISES Ohio WOW Awards, recognized accomplishments by event producers working with major non-profit organizations in Ohio.  The award was presented by the International Special Event Society Ohio Chapters at the Ivory Room on Friday, April 17, in Columbus, Ohio.

The team developed creative for the client and worked with Audio Visual Experts from Mills James to produce the final elements of the show.

Humanitarian of the Year 2014 – The Crane Family

Theme: Sleeves Up. Hearts Open. All In.

These three phrases exemplify humanitarianism and give us the platform for showcasing the variety of stories about the Red Cross organization and the Crane Family. We unfolded the stories about getting involved, rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty; showcase compassion in times when others need it most; and showcase the level of commitment that it takes to make a difference and be a humanitarian on all levels. We want to tell the stories, showcase the accomplishments, motivate others to get involved and celebrate.

30-minutes of the live program are dedicated to sharing the Red Cross mission, history and community programs with recent and relevant stories. The programming will be experiential for the audience and showcase how the programs enhance the quality of life for so many in Central Ohio.

Each year it is important to engage and inspire audience members to take action with their talents, treasure or in some cases both. The stories touched the audience’s hearts and was told in a way that enabled the audience members to identify and put themselves in the situations that were unfolding before them on the stage and/or screen.

The three central themes Sleeves Up, Hearts Open and All In…gave the program a creative structure to the Red Cross stories positioning the stories under each central component of the theme. We used creative using a large front page of The Columbus Dispatch to showcase these stories as the program unfolded.