April 10, 2013

Capital Award Winners for Best Sponsored Team Event


(Reston, VA)  posh productions, LLC, a strategic event management company located in Reston, VA, has been awarded a prestigious Capital Award in the category of Best Sponsored Event Team for their instrumental role in producing the “Did you Hear the News?” fundraising gala on March 25, 2012 at the Gannett/USA Today Headquarters in McLean, VA.

Hosted by the Greater Washington, DC chapter of the International Special Event Society (ISES DC), the Capital Awards recognize and honor the best of the special events industry in the DC metro region.  Award winners were announced at the annual awards gala on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at The Ballroom in Bethesda, MD.

A first-time industry award winner, posh productions is exceptionally excited for this award, Best Sponsored Event Team, which awards the most successful team effort by three or more ISES members for an event where the products and services were donated or performed in-kind.  With no funds available and very lofty goals and objectives, thirty sponsors and a 14-person steering committee collaborated to transform the stark glass-front lobby of a newspaper publishing company headquarters into a bright red, royal blue and deep purple dinner lounge.  Highlights included a reception for 64 award nominees and VIPs, an awards ceremony with 22 winners, a dinner lounge with three delicious buffet stations and a dessert reception with after-party dancing for 200 guests.

“As co-producer of this fundraising gala, it is exciting to be recognized by my peers for outstanding teamwork,” said Ashleigh Dorfman, certified special event professional (CSEP) and owner of posh productions.  “This award is a true reflection of how I produce all events.”


 posh productions, LLC is a strategic event management company in Reston, VA specializing in marketing events, fundraising galas and milestone celebrations.  For more information, please visit

 The Greater Washington, DC chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES DC) is the professional association for the event planning industry. For more information, please visit