Celebrating Independence Gala Committee Member

Cause Areas


Thu Mar 01, 2018 - Sat Jun 30, 2018


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Committee Member Expectations

Are you looking to share your skills and positively influence others to make a difference in your community? The Center for Independent Living is looking for volunteers with excellent leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills to join our 3 rd Annual Celebrating Independence Gala Committee. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 23 rd at Leu Gardens 6:30pm-9:30pm.

An evening filled with CIL’s mission a cocktail hour, dinner, silent & live auction, and awarding the Beverly Chapman Legacy Award.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with event chair and CIL staff to implement action plan/timeline and reach event goal of $33,000 and 125 attendees
  • Collaborate with CIL staff to identify potential event/table sponsors, ticket sales, silent & live auction items, in kind donations and revenue enhancers
  • Promote CIL’s Celebrating Independence Gala in the community through presentations, meetings with high-level contacts and potential sponsors/donors/volunteers
  • Attend the Gala on June 23 rd, be a representative of CIL and network during the event.
  • Identify potential leadership volunteers to ensure growth of Gala Committee for following year

Training and Support:

  • Monthly planning calls with event chair and CIL staff
  • Additional Planning session(s) with CIL staff to develop plan of action and ensure committee goals
  • Past event information and budget CIL’s programs/services information
  • Meetings with staff partner (via phone or in person) to address any questions or concerns and to identify areas of greatest need


  • Leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as on a team
  • Prior project or event management experience a plus, Internet and email access

Time Commitment:

  • March 2018-June 2018
  • Monthly 1 hour face-to-face/phone meetings between event chair/CIL staff and Committee Members
  • First meeting Wednesday March 7 th 4pm-5pm at CIL. Meeting schedule to follow


  • Make a positive impact in the lives of those with disabilities
  • Network with high-impact community leaders
  • Develop and enhance current leadership and management skills
  • Gain valuable experience to enhance personal and career growth


  • Networking
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Management

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • First committee meeting will be in person at CIL
  • After first committee meeting, may call in to conference and work virtually

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