Lauren Grafer

Lauren E. Grafer

Event Planning, Fundraising and Development at Madison Events

General Information

Experience

PRIVATE CLIENTS ON SOCIAL EVENTS

Vice President Of Corporate Events  - The Bear Stearns Companies Inc.

Director, Next Generation, Philanthropy  - The Humane Society of the United States

Vice President, Corporate Events  - GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS LLC

Manager, Meetings and Events  - KPMG LLP

Vice President of Event Management  - Keefe , Bruyette & Woods , Inc.

Education

BACHELOR OF ARTS  - COMMUNICATIONS , VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

Affiliations

Founder  - MADISON EVENTS

Founder  - Cultureli.com Li Jing

Recent News  

The quiet humming of the conference was entirely attributable to the extraordinary work Lauren put in ahead of time and the tone she set during the conference.
I and the firm are indebted to her and appreciate her efforts. I've worked on a lot of events in New York and with a lot of different people, and Lauren is by far my favorite event planner. She is a direct and to-the-point communicator, who not only proposes strong ideas, but also executes my ideas with out a lot of back-and-forth. It also helps that she is well-connected in New York City, making organizing an event with her that much easier! Lauren is extremely proficient and undeniably reliable in her event planning skills. I have attended hundreds of events since I moved to NYC in 1997 and can say each event Lauren has been part of has been superb. LAUREN GRAFER SCHWEIBOLD IS THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF MADISON EVENTS AND HAS PROVIDED EVENT PLANNING SERVICES TO VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS. IN 2000, SHE STARTED HER CAREER AS A VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE EVENTS AT BEAR, STEARNS & CO. INC., WHERE SHE PLANNED THE FIRM'S LARGEST AND MOST HIGH-PROFILE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS. MRS. SCHWEIBOLD WENT ON TO ORGANIZE THE EVENT PLANNING TEAM AT KEEFE, BRUYETTE & WOODS, PLANNING SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KBW'S EXECUTIVES AND THEIR CLIENTS, AND EVENTUALLY JOINED GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES AS A VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE ACCESS & SPECIAL EVENTS. MRS. SCHWEIBOLD HAS ALSO PROVIDED EVENT-PLANNING SERVICES TO NUMEROUS NON-PROFITS INCLUDING THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES, BLUE ENGINE, THE RIVER FUND, THE CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION, MINDS MATTER, THE FORTUNE SOCIETY, ROTACARE, THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION, THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND THE PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL OLYMPICS. SHE ALSO ENJOYS WORKING WITH PRIVATE CLIENTS ON SOCIAL EVENTS INCLUDING WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ANNIVERSARY EVENTS AND OTHER CELEBRATIONS. MRS. SCHWEIBOLD RECEIVED A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATIONS FROM VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY AND SPENDS HER FREE TIME VOLUNTEERING AND PARTICIPATING IN ENDURANCE SPORTS.

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The quiet humming of the conference was entirely attributable to the extraordinary work Lauren put in ahead of time and the tone she set during the conference.
I and the firm are indebted to her and appreciate her efforts. I've worked on a lot of events in New York and with a lot of different people, and Lauren is by far my favorite event planner. She is a direct and to-the-point communicator, who not only proposes strong ideas, but also executes my ideas with out a lot of back-and-forth. It also helps that she is well-connected in New York City, making organizing an event with her that much easier! Lauren is extremely proficient and undeniably reliable in her event planning skills. I have attended hundreds of events since I moved to NYC in 1997 and can say each event Lauren has been part of has been superb. ITS FOUNDER, LAUREN GRAFER SCHWEIBOLD, HAS DEVELOPED, PLANNED AND EXECUTED EVENT-PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS FOR LEADING INSTITUTIONS AND PRIVATE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

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The quiet humming of the conference was entirely attributable to the extraordinary work Lauren put in ahead of time and the tone she set during the conference.
I and the firm are indebted to her and appreciate her efforts. I've worked on a lot of events in New York and with a lot of different people, and Lauren is by far my favorite event planner. She is a direct and to-the-point communicator, who not only proposes strong ideas, but also executes my ideas with out a lot of back-and-forth. It also helps that she is well-connected in New York City, making organizing an event with her that much easier! Lauren is extremely proficient and undeniably reliable in her event planning skills. I have attended hundreds of events since I moved to NYC in 1997 and can say each event Lauren has been part of has been superb. LAUREN GRAFER SCHWEIBOLD IS THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF MADISON EVENTS AND HAS PROVIDED EVENT PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS. IN 2000, SHE WORKED AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE EVENTS AT BEAR, STEARNS & CO. INC., WHERE SHE PLANNED THE FIRM'S LARGEST AND MOST HIGH-PROFILE CONFERENCES AND EXECUTIVE EVENTS. MRS. SCHWEIBOLD WENT ON TO ORGANIZE THE EVENT PLANNING TEAM AT KEEFE, BRUYETTE & WOODS, PLANNING SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KBW'S EXECUTIVES AND THEIR CLIENTS, AND EVENTUALLY JOINED THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES AS THEIR PHILANTHROPY EVENT DIRECTOR. MRS. SCHWEIBOLD HAS ALSO PROVIDED EVENT-PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES TO NUMEROUS NON-PROFITS INCLUDING BLUE ENGINE, THE RIVER FUND, THE CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION, THE FORTUNE SOCIETY, MINDS MATTER, LIMPIA, ROTACARE, THE ROBIN HOOD FOUNDATION, FRIENDS OF FINN AND THE PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL OLYMPICS. SHE ALSO ENJOYS WORKING WITH PRIVATE CLIENTS ON THEIR WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARY EVENTS AND OTHER SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS.

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