Client Press: Anne Neilson on Today Show

Our keynote speaker for the "Love Thy Neighbor" event last week, Kathie Lee Gifford, talked about her visit to Charlotte on The Today Show on Wednesday. Client and co-chair Anne Neilson became fast friends with Kathie Lee after sending a copy of her book earlier this year, a relationship that made her rare speaking appearance possible. Kathie Lee was delightful and gracious, and clearly enjoyed her time with us as much as we enjoyed having her.

Event: Love Thy Neighbor

We enjoyed an inspirational evening with The Harvest Center and special guest Kathie Lee Gifford tonight at the Westin, their biggest-ever "Love Thy Neighbor" annual fundraiser.  I was honored to help plan this event, to provide design of programs, banners and other visual marketing materials, and to participate as one of 900 guests in this lovely dinner!

I look forward to quality photography from the pros, but until then, share a few pre-party captures from this well-executed event.

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Event Branding: Harvest Center "Love Thy Neighbor"

On October 24, 2013, The Harvest Center will host its biggest-ever, annual "Love Thy Neighbor" fundraiser. Artist and philanthropist Anne Neilson is co-chairing the elegant dinner event which will feature keynote speaker Kathie Lee Gifford and will include 900 guests.

Stir Studios is proud to serve as sponsor and steering committee member for the important fundraiser, which will serve Charlotte's homeless community through transformative work of the The Harvest Center.  Today, volunteers assembled our programs, which were printed beautifully (and generously!) by United Printing.

Hats off to Anne and co-chair Cindy Grantham for their extraordinary vision and organization. They've already raised over $100,000 in sponsorships!  Can't wait to celebrate this wonderful evening next week! 

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Harvest Center Christmas Project

This Christmas, my kind-hearted client Anne Neilson coordinated a colossal effort to provide a big Christmas for a lot of less fortunate families served by The Harvest Center

She and a dedicated group of friends and volunteers decorated three Harvest Center homes that serve as temporary housing for seven homeless families, gathered piles of stocking stuffers, went shopping to fulfill the wish lists of children whose single mothers are struggling to provide basic needs this season, then wrapped and delivered a decadent Christmas to over 75 needy Charlotteans.

I was proud to lend a hand with her solicitations for contributions, using email marketing, facebook, and blog postings to help coordinate the effort.

Great Press for Anne Neilson's "Angels In Our Midst" benefit art show

I'm excited to share we scored some terrific coverage for my clients' art show next week.  "Angels In Our Midst", featuring Charlotte artist Anne Neilson's stunning Angel Series will exhibit at an opening reception Thursday, February 12, 5-9pm at Sophia's Gallery in Dilworth.  Anne's talent and her passion for serving the homeless with her work is a story that deserves the attention.

Check out these great articles, and check out the show!

Charlotte artist Anne Neilson and her Angel Series featured in February's American Art Collector, the "must read" magazine for galleries, collectors and painters of traditional art Charlotte artist Anne Neilson and her Angel Series featured in February's American Art Collector, the "must read" magazine for galleries, collectors and painters of traditional art.

Charlotte Weekly's 3-page coverage of Anne Neilson's "Angels In Our Midst" benefit art show and The Harvest Center's late founder, Barbara Brewton Cameron, honoree Charlotte Weekly's 3-page coverage of Anne Neilson's "Angels In Our Midst" benefit art show and The Harvest Center's late founder, Barbara Brewton Cameron, the show's honoree.  Thirty percent of the artist's proceeds will benefit The Harvest Center.

The Show will be available for preview and pre-purchase begining Monday, Feb 9.  The artist's opening reception is Thursday, Feb 12, 5-9pm at Sophia's Gallery, 1528 East Boulevard, Charlotte.

More information on the artist: http://www.anneneilsonfineart.com;  More information on the gallery: http://www.sophiasgalleries.com