WHO WE ARE
Raise Your Glass Promotions is a boutique event management and production company that specializes in conceptualizing social networking and professional development event series. Our mission is to CONNECT people, DEVELOP partnerships and CELEBRATE the accomplishments of our successful executives, entrepreneurs and servant leaders. Our success relies upon the success of our partners.
Over the last seven years, we have built a brand that is focused on intentional networking that creates opportunities for collaboration, empowerment and community outreach. We strive to create impactful events that grow each year and include diversity celebrations. We have no desire to create cookie cutter, single use events. Our continued goal is to build a sustainable, profitable business model through strategic alignments that drive results for the company, as well as our sponsors, clients and partners.
As our vision states, we aim to CONNECT with more people, partners, organizations and groups, DEVELOP new strategic business relationships to strengthen community brands and CELEBRATE diversity and the accomplishments of our leading African American community, civic and government leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate executives.
Our marquee events are the UNITY Networking Mixer, which began in February of 2014, and our DECADES House Party, which began in December of 2013 and is a themed event for 30+ professionals to unwind; it’s “nostalgia for the old school urban music lover”. Additional events have included a monthly jazz series and cultural heritage musical celebrations (Black History Month, Caribbean American History Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month).
OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNERS
The mission of Space to Grow Charities is to engage the community to support programs that benefit children and families by assisting Non Profit Organizations (NPOs) in Central Florida through Giving Events. Giving Events are individually designed to 1) meet critical operational and program shortages of NPOs and 2) create unique volunteer opportunities to engage the community. Giving Events© have three components – fundraising, collection drives and volunteerism.
We strive to assist NPOs to build stronger families through community service projects that empower, enrich and educate both the clients and the donors. Our goal is to create innovative projects that leverage the power of partnerships to address the barriers that stand in the way of self-sufficiency, self-love and self-confidence. Our partners include individuals, groups, non-profit organizations, corporations and foundations.
The next generation of amazing role models, caring supporters and fearless leaders.
The Greatest Investment (“TGI”) camp was created to empower the next generation of female leaders by challenging female professionals, business owners, community leaders and volunteers to take an active role in shaping the life of a future female leader.
Until TGI, there were no summer camps in Orlando that focused on developing strong, confident and fierce female leaders. In these tough economic times when community programs are being cut and parents do not have the funds to send their kids to summer camps, TGI sees Orlando’s kids, especially vulnerable teenage girls, being left unsupervised to learn essential life lessons from negative reality tv shows or misguided friends. TGI has filled this void by stepping up to create an educational, enriching and fun summer for 30 Orlando girls.
The mission of the camp is to inspire a conversion of heart and purposeful action by directing teenage girls to a better future by exposure to positive new areas and new possibilities.
This is why TGI is so essential! The volunteers at the camp are dedicated to spending the time, sharing lessons and expanding the experiences of the teenage girls in the camp to properly equip them for the challenges that they will face in their daily lives. The Greatest Investment is a free four-week camp tailored to 11-year old to 18-year old at-risk girls, predominantly from the Parramore and Pine Hills areas of Orlando. The camp focuses on positively shaping the girls’ self-esteem and character, developing their interpersonal skills, exposing them to life skills such as financial literacy, goal-setting, health and nutrition, career building and community development. The camp teaches the girls to expand their interests and share their talents by shadowing business and community leaders. The camp provides a nurturing environment for the girls to learn more about who they are, how to deal with the challenges that they may be facing at home, at school and in their communities, and creating the foundation and values to withstand the many temptations that they face as teenage girls. The camp includes individual and group counseling sessions, peer discussions about hot topics, guest speakers, interactive activities and exciting field trips.