Trish MS Research Foundation
The Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation has raised over $6.2 million since its beginnings to help fund vital research into the debilitating disease. The non-profits' goal is to help find a cure or preventative strategy that will ultimately see the world free of multiple sclerosis altogether. Fundraising is an integral part of what the charity does, and as such, they have chosen to work with Givergy for several years now.
Hosted as part of their annual fundraising efforts, The Trish MS Glitz & Glamour Ball 2022 was a spectacular evening hosted in September. This year’s event was held at a beautiful ballroom at the Hilton, Sydney, which made for a lovely and vibrant setting.
The Ball is a very high-profile event with some of the world's leading MS scientists in attendance each year. As well as providing on-site staffing support, Givergy supported in the form of both live and online auctions. Using both types of auctions is the preferred choice by the Trish MS Research Foundation as it allowed remote bidding until the event auction closed in the ballroom at 11.10pm. This organisation has a special place in the hearts of many, so its important to ensure that donors can support from wherever they are based.
The total amount raised was $37,124, which Trish MS was thrilled about. The charity always aims to exceed their previous year's contributions, but is happy with whatever amount they bring in..
"Definitely engage Givergy. Their advice to go live with our online auction website a couple of weeks prior to our Ball was brilliant advice. Givergy also advised us to send an direct mail to our supporters when the online auction website went live – advice which has been gold and has resulted in significant bids from supporters not attending our Ball". – Carol Langsford, Chair for Trish MS Research Foundation
"The Foundation's team of volunteers, our honorary Board and our honorary Scientific Research Committee could not be happier with the tremendous contribution Givergy continues to make to our charity. Givergy and its predecessors have been supporting the Trish Foundation since 2007. The staff leading the event on the evening of our Ball and post-Ball are always professional, experts at their jobs, friendly and truly a pleasure to work with. We would never consider using any other provider".