“When you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work hard for your money. But when you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat and tears.“

I provide support to (1) entrepreneurs interested in creating networking events and/or product launches, (2) business owners interested in creating a workshop or speaker series, and (3) nonprofit organizations interested in producing corporate events and/or galas. I have over 10 years of experience specializing in meeting & event coordination, logistics & planning, fundraising & sponsorship procurement, auction & raffle management, community outreach and development. I have a background in fundraising, a passion for mission-driven work, and am skilled in organizing events around a particular cause. I will work with you to increase your organizational revenue while determining the best way to increase awareness and reach your goals. I believe that business is personal, and attribute the success of my work to the relationships I've built and the level of care that I take in handling the details of each event. I will keep your event organized with an event flow, talking points, assigned roles for staff, vendor coordination, and the customer service skills to communicate effectively with all key players.


When You Work With L.I.R. You Get...


Quick Responses

I have always believed that there is no sense in putting off tomorrow what can be done today, so being responsive is one of the things that I pride myself on. Whether it's 2am or 6am, working with me guarantees you someone who is responsive to your needs, no matter the time or day.


Clarity + Creativity

My papa always taught me to "work smarter, not harder" which is something I carry in all that I do. Being someone that loves a challenge and is always thinking, I love coming up with ways to tackle what appears to be a tricky situation. Whether it's helping you figure out how to move your organization forward, or showing you how to increase your businesses' revenue and visibility, when you work with me, I provide you with clear + creative solutions.


Follow-Through

I am a firm believer that talk is cheap and work hard to be a person who is reliable, goal-oriented, and accountable. Whether it's making sure you're staying on track with your goal, or making sure an event goes off without a hitch, when you work with me you're guaranteed someone who is in your corner every step of the way.


“I was very impressed with Valerie’s professionalism & follow-through. Valerie exhibits an attention to detail, a clear sense of the overarching objectives of every project and a real passion for the mission of the organization, a critical factor in supporting and encouraging a successful and engaged volunteer effort. We were lucky to have her!”

-Lori Gans, Consultant in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy, LBG Consulting
“Valerie has a strong work ethic and did her job with enthusiasm and professionalism. We collaborated on a number of projects and Valerie was always willing to go the extra mile to advance our goals and ensure that programs and events were successful. In addition to her work ethic, Valerie is creative and designed high-quality, effective marketing and communications pieces. She was well-liked by colleagues, clients and lay leaders alike.”

-Stacy Davison, Assistant Project Director, Anti-Defamation League
“Valerie is great to work with - very efficient, organized, responds to emails in a timely manner, is very smart, easy to get along with and just an all-around great person!”

-Deborah Rosenthal, Engagement Manager, IDC