I have chosen to work with Sarah Lopez and Transcend Marketing & Events for several years on our large-scale fundraising gala, not only because of her mastery of the details and nuances necessary to execute a successful special event, but because of her understanding of the fundraising industry, her pleasant demeanor and her willingness to truly partner with her clients. Sarah’s attention to detail, timeliness and professionalism are unparalleled. She goes above and beyond and fully engages and participates in pre- and post-event meetings, along with staff and committee members.
– Chartese Berry, President, National MS Society, Greater DC-Maryland Chapter
Transcend Marketing & Events has been my go-to events company since its founding in 2008. It started when I hired Sarah to plan and execute the first Big Sky Night (The Montana Party at the Democratic National Convention in Denver). Since then Sarah and her team have designed and managed four large-scale production events for the State of Montana at the Democratic National Conventions and Presidential Inaugurations, coordinated client conferences on Capitol Hill as well as managed my firm and personal events. Simply put – I trust her with every event that reflects on me or my business.
—Shannon Finley, Chair, Big Sky Night
For many years I have watched Sarah conceptualize, develop and flawlessly manage numerous successful conferences and events. Sarah’s financial acumen and organizational skills were evident when she developed the budget for the first FBR Open in three months and created a venue that was both conducive to conducting business while showcasing the “Greatest Show on Grass.” Her ability to think out of the box, her attention to detail and her flexibility in adjusting to last minute changes differentiate her from others in her industry.
—Emanuel Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, EJF Capital, LLC (Former CEO of FBR)
Sarah is simply the best. I’ve worked with many event management firms throughout my marketing career, but it is the last three years working with Sarah that stand out for their excellence. Her expertise in weaving together all elements of an event, advising and guiding multiple client stakeholders and managing various vendors is second-to-none. As a trusted extension of our internal team, she is always looking out for the best interest of us, her clients, which is not something that I’ve often experienced with other event companies. Add to that her constant smile and ability to remain calm no matter how extreme the crisis, and you have a winning formula for a spectacular and flawless event, each and every time.
– Nicole Hockley, Founder and Managing Director, Sandy Hook Promise
When we asked Sarah to plan our wedding in two weeks, we knew we were asking the impossible. Imagine our delight when she stunned us with an event that far exceeded our expectations! The presentation and décor were gorgeous. The food was delicious and the service was flawless. I expected to hear “no” a few times, considering our time frame, but Sarah found a way to meet each of our requests and respect our budget. She found a bagpiper to play at our ceremony, a tuxedo for our dog (who served as our ring bearer), and because she knew we love sweets, she included a candy bar and an ice cream sandwich bar. There are so many little details we didn’t think of and she took care of them without being asked. She also kept everything running smoothly and on schedule. Our families and friends loved it too. We heard a few people comment that they didn’t know it was possible to plan a wedding in two weeks. Our takeaway from the evening is that it wouldn’t have been possible to plan a wedding in two weeks without Sarah’s incredible organization, patience, and talent.
—Jake & Amanda Perry
Sarah’s work is exceptional. I have worked with her for several years in many capacities. She not only served as FBR’s liaison while they were the title sponsor of my celebrity golf tournament, Hooptee Celebrity Classic, she also hosted me and my guests each year at the FBR Open. I have always been impressed with the results of Sarah’s hard work. Her creativity, organization and attention to detail, as well as the professional yet personal attention she gives to every guest makes her tops in her field.
—Fred Whitfield, President & Chief Operating Office, Hornets Sports & Entertainment