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Ardsley, New York, 10502, United States
May 31, 2010

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Margie Ostrower

* ***** ****** ( Ardsley, New York 10502 ( 914 ***-**** H / 914 ***- **** C (


. Accomplished business professional with extensive and diverse

experience in the special events industry with developed skill sets in

. not-for-profit, marketing, community outreach and management.

. Signature strengths include impeccable organizational skills, people

skills, multi tasking, networking and a discrete professional



Director of Special Events, Westchester Medical Center Foundation and

Children's Hospital Foundation, Valhalla, NY

June 2009-present

. Retain full responsibility for marketing and execution of foundation

event calendar with annual revenue of $3.5 million.

. Execute events from inception, through post event analysis including

oversight of budgeting, imaging, scheduling, vendor contracts,

solicitation of in-kind gifts, printed materials, venue layout,

staging set up, video screen coordination, honoree letter campaigns,

auction solicitation and organization, large seating tasks and

supervision of volunteers for event.

. Manage our hospital relationship with national sponsors through

Children's Miracle Network and national event programs and campaigns.

. Continue all earlier responsibilities listed below before taking on

additional foundation.

Children's Hospital Foundation at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

January 2003- June 2009

Director of Special Events

. Full responsibility for marketing and execution of foundation event

calendar with annual revenue of $2 million.

. Maintained full responsibility for event budgets and annual margins as

well as heavy annual calendar of mailings.

. Responsible for long range planning and strategy including event

scheduling and marketing efforts associated with events.

. Supervise staff of three.

. Primary leader to hospital teen leadership committee with

representation of teens from 30 area high schools.

. Recruited all corporate sponsors with emphasis on events, co-branding

and general support.

. Act as sole representation to outside vendors on behalf of foundation

office and Westchester Medical Center

. Worked closely with office of Risk Management and Legal Affairs in

efforts to comply with all safety and insurance issues related to

special events.

. Interact with many foundation and organization leaders on a

stewardship level.

. Portfolio of events included Regatta, Dinner Gala, Wine Tasting, Walk,

Radiothon, Golf Tournament, Yacht Hop, Outdoor Concert, Food and Wine

Show, Bike Ride, Biathlon and Comedy Night.

. Maintained full responsibility for master promotional calendar

including all newsletters, annual appeals, event invitations and event


. Partnered with hospital media relations department to oversee

publicity exposure through press coverage and press events.

. Partnered with ad agency as primary contact for foundation mailings.

. Organized meetings with corporate partners, sponsor's employees and


. Interfaced with county and local government agencies on logistical


. Organized and managed live and silent auctions with revenue of over


. Solicited in-kind donations.

. Managed large base of volunteers.

Children's Hospital Foundation at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla,


2000 to 2003


. Chaired committee for "Girls' Night Out" Fundraiser in 2002-2006,

raising over $125,000.

. Participated on committee for annual Bicycle Challenge Ride with

attendance of 400 riders.

. Participated on committee for the annual Buick Classic golf event to

oversee volunteer coverage.

Time of the Month, Inc., Scarsdale, NY

1995 to 2000

Owner and President

. Founded wholesaler and retailer of novelty candy products.

. Conceived product idea and brought product to market, calling on

extensive marketing and wholesale/retail experience of prior


. Devised marketing plans; secured sales coverage in 35 states,

developed promotional campaigns resulting in nationwide publicity and

shelf space in 3,500 stores and catalogs.

. Implemented innovative and highly profitable direct mail campaign.

. Appeared on several national and local television and radio programs

to promote product.


1991 to 1993

Senior Account Executive/Head of Sales (9/91-5/93);

Account Executive (1/91-9/91)


1985 to 1991

Buyer, Traditional and Seasonal Footwear (1/90-1/91)

Buyer, Ladies Lingerie (8/88-1/90)

Department Manager, Assistant Buyer, Associate Group Manager (8/85-8/88)

EDUCATION: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; B.A., Marketing,


REFERENCES: Available upon request.

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