A leading clinical research firm serving the public health sector experienced an especially busy year during the pandemic, and they needed an end-of-year celebration that also allowed them to honor three C-level retirees.
JDC developed a run of show to honor the retirees, engage in corporate giving, and create opportunities for participants to have fun together even while they were physically apart. To open the event, a sizzle reel of staff remarks honored the retirees and set a tone of levity. Each honoree selected a charity of choice, and they were recorded describing the charity’s work and goals.
A major factor for the night was to play with a purpose. All participants were asked to play and engage with games throughout the evening. The more they participated, the more money would be raised. JDC chose high-engagement online entertainment in order to facilitate this, including a live band, caricature artists, karaoke, a DJ dance party, mixology/comedy, and virtual blackjack, roulette and “whack-a-virus.” This allowed for high engagement and entertainment at a variety of activity levels for every attendee.