David Foster Foundation
2013 Miracle Gala and Concert
He’s a 16-time Grammy Award winner, Chairman of The Verve Music Group and known worldwide simply as “The Hitman”. But, David Foster touches the world with much more than his music, something he’s done at a chart-topping level for over 40 years. Strike up a conversation and the subject invariably turns to what is most near and dear to his heart, giving back and helping families through his 26 year old charity, The David Foster Foundation. Davidfosterfoundation.com
The foundation is a year-round passion, raising millions to support families with children undergoing organ transplants and raising awareness of the importance of being an organ donor. But there is a special time each year when David throws down the challenge to set new benchmarks for giving, and to celebrate the group’s accomplishments. The Annual David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert is one of the most anticipated and celebrated events in Canada, and for good reason; David Foster is a national hero…it’s for a great cause…and it just so happens that nobody throws a Gala like David. The event is known for attracting an all-star cast, and this year bolstered that reputation with performances by Andrea Bocelli, The Tenors, Earth, Wind and Fire, Russian Soprano Aida Garifullino, plus the legendary comedian Sinbad.
In 2013, EVI had the honor of partnering with Foster, David Foster Foundation President Michael Ravenhill, Foster Musical Director Matthew Della Polla, and Mandell Entertainment as Producer of this magnificent live event.
The EVI team delivered complete executive producing and event production services:
Complete Project Management, Live Event Design and Creative Direction,
Show Scripting, Live Show Direction, Design and Creation of Show Visuals,
Show Media Producing, Staging and Technical Design and Execution,
Budget Management, Consulting/Direction of Onsite Logistics, Venue Management,
Talent Booking and On-Site Talent Management.
When all was said and done, over 4.5 million dollars had been raised, setting the David Foster Foundation well on its way to reaching the goal of raising 30 million in 30 years.
Executive Visions salutes the Foundation and everyone involved and is privileged to have a played a role in supporting the mission of its longtime partner and friend…the incomparable David Foster.