We recently hosted a screening and reception for our client, national radio personality Trey Morgan, celebrating the completion of his 30 Deeds, 30 Days project.
On September 1st, 2010, Trey Morgan embarked on a philanthropic project entitled “30 Deeds, 30 Days” wherein for the month of September, he spent each day volunteering with a different organization (30 total) all while holding down his day job at Z100 and maintaining his relationship with his wife.
The idea behind the project was that we all talk about wanting to give back in some way, but more often find an excuse not to (too busy, too tired, too much work, etc). Trey was attempting to prove that if an everyday guy like himself can find the time each day, then we can all find a little time here and there. While volunteering, Trey also managed to find the time to take photos, keep a blog, and post videos about his experiences each day. The culmination of all of this video footage was a documentary about the entire experience.
The event, which we titled “After The Final Deed”, took place on Thursday, October 21st at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in Tribeca. The invite-only crowd began arriving at the venue around 6:30pm and were immediately asked to fill out and have their pictures taken with a sign stating the one deed that they would do today if they could. Guests had fun thinking up their deeds and then headed in for a cocktail reception with delicious beverages from sponsor Given Liqueur and treats including gourmet kettle corn from sponsor Divvies and delicious seasonal pies from sponsor Ivy Bakery.
With the documentary screening beginning around 7:30pm, the kettle corn from Divvies was a big hit and the perfect treat to enjoy while watching the movie. Divvies also supplied their famous choco-lot brownie cookies as a treat for guests, a portion of proceeds from the sale of the cookies go to FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network), an organization which Trey volunteered with in September.
Following the 30 minute documentary screening, Kathryn Wilson of Tonic.com (another event sponsor) hosted a live Q&A session with the man of the hour, Trey Morgan. Trey was engaging and charismatic as ever but also thoughtful and honest when answering audience questions. The night was filled with tears and emotion but also laughter and an incredible positive energy as guests shared how Trey’s mission affected them. The night ended on a high note as everyone headed out into the night stuffed with treats and inspired to make a difference.
Check out these links for coverage of Trey’s 30 Deeds, 30 Days project:
Wall Street Journal
Red Rover Style
New York Gossip Gal
AOL’s Good News Now
Look To The Stars
The S Report