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Non-Profit Consulting Firm Expands Corporate Division Teams with Premiere Event Companies

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2006 -- Alcott & Partners, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in creating customized development strategies for non-profit organizations and for-profit corporations, is celebrating ten years in business with the announcement of strategic partnerships with SKYPICTUREFX and Fleurs De Florissima, internationally-inspired event production and design companies, respectively.

Alcott & Partners provides services to local, national and international non-profits of all sizes as well as large and small companies, including major gift and event fundraising, board-building, strategic planning and communications, creative marketing and event production and planning.

"Our full-service approach provides the results our clients want, “with heart.” We combine strategic programs with personal panache to design programs that guide clients from the creative concept and preparatory stages of a campaign or event through to the successful completion," said Jill K. Alcott, CEO of Alcott & Partners, Inc.

"Having working affiliations with some of the top organizations in event design and catering adds a new dimension to our event services, offering a seamless package for clients," Alcott added. "We can now function as a one-stop source of consulting and event production."

Alcott has more than 20 years of development and event management experience, including several years as manager of corporate development and manager of public affairs and special events for the Wildlife Conservation Society which op the Central Park Zoo,Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and City Zoos as well as a far-reaching international wildlife conservation program. Her firm has done work for the League of Conservation Voters, where she increased revenues by 30 percent, the World Wildlife Fund, where she spearheaded a New York-based major gifts campaign that raised more than $1 million, American Tap Dance Foundation, where she has managed successful galas, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, where she spearheaded a program that has tripled annual revenues over a five-year period, and the Peter C. Alderman Foundation, a three-year old international aid organization that she helped develop.

Alcott, a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, has also handled projects for the Coalition for the Homeless, with Paramount Pictures, the 1998 Goodwill Games for Turner Sports, 1996 Save Our Everglades Campaign, and the Winston Preparatory School.

SKYPICTUREFX is an international special effects production company whose lighting effect's systems are mobile, making them suitable for use at both indoor and outdoor events. SKYPICTUREFX designs and creates large format visual image environments for architecture, sports, entertainment, special events, corporate theatre, exhibitions, trade shows, themed events, award galas, fashion shows, event marketing, commercials, worship environments, movies, product launches, night clubs, retail stores, advertising and public relations.

Treasures from the Silk Road to the Gold Coast, Fleurs De Florissima is an internationally inspired event design company that specializes in creating opulent party d?cor for special events ranging from wedding ceremonies and receptions to exclusive black tie functions and everything in between.


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