ArchCare Virtual Gala
October 2020. Virtual
ArchCare’s first ever Virtual Gala, hosted by Rosanna Scotto, Co-host of FOX 5’s Good Day New York, was livestreamed on October 22, 2020, to a custom-designed event microsite.
The entirely original virtual program featured His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; Scott LaRue, President & CEO of ArchCare; tributes from comedian Jim Gaffigan & his wife Jeannie; Tino Martinez; Mike Piazza; Nicole Henry, and more.
The evening celebrated ArchCare’s Healthcare Heroes and the challenges they faced throughout the past seven months of Covid-19. Their efforts were spotlighted through a series of powerful video vignettes illustrating the everyday lives and motivations of a few of the incredibly heroic individuals working at each of ArchCare’s programs including Managed Care, Home Care, Nursing Homes, Specialty Hospital, and PACE Centers.
Before the program began, guests joined the microsite to preview the evening’s agenda below the video player window and view the donor scroll. The evening opened with a welcome video and invocation by Monsignor Joseph P. LaMorte followed by the ArchCare Gala’s traditional performance of “God Bless America” - sung by the New York Tenors.
The program of speakers and videos highlighted Healthcare Heroes’ tireless efforts and honorable commitment to helping the most vulnerable populations in extremely dangerous and uncertain times. ArchCare’s administrative departments supported frontline workers and volunteers forging an inspiring motto, “you be there for them, and we’ll be there for you.”
For the text-to-pledge moment to solicit donations, a moving performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” by the New York Tenors paired with onscreen visuals and donor recognition inspired the live audience to give generously.
ArchCare recognized Quest Diagnostics for its partnership before the evening was closed with a spirited sing-along video compilation to “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles, performed by Sing for Your Seniors.
CMI Event Planning + Fundraising is a longtime producer of ArchCare’s in-person Gala. This year, CMI and Empire worked in partnership to produce the high-level, virtual event ArchCare needed. Empire worked with ArchCare and CMI to develop and produce the entire program including shaping the run of show, writing a moving script, producing original video packages and graphics / animations, editing all content and managing the technical delivery of the livestream and microsite.
Empire Entertainment was honored to work with ArchCare and help support their work.
Empire is a leading producer of highly effective virtual fundraising events.