SECOND BOLT TESTIMONIALS
In 2022, Allison and the Second
Bolt team stepped in to help produce our annual Founders Award Dinner during a period of transition at our organization. They served as true partners and friends as we worked against the odds to create one of the best events in its 22 year history. We brought Second Bolt on again to help produce this year's event, this time pivoting to a cocktail party and celebration. The Second Bolt team is great at brainstorming big ideas, and also at executing the small details. They understand our audience and are great at tailoring the experience to our needs.
Deputy Director, Historic House
Trust of NYC
Allison Prouty and her team at Second Bolt are an amazing group to work with. I let them run with the aspects of event planning that they have the best contacts and expertise for, so that my team and I can focus on our donors and the fundraising. Throughout the process they kept our planning on track, treated my staff and my guests with kindness and respect, and made sure that as a leader I had the support I needed to remain focused and in the moment the night of. I will work with them as often as I am able.
Executive Director, José Limón Dance Foundation
It’s been nothing but a phenomenal experience working with Allison and Second Bolt from start to finish. She provided all the handholding I needed, which was a lot, but also none of it that I didn’t—that’s a balance that is a real challenge to strike. The entire evening was run with consummate professionalism, efficiency, and care—from how gorgeous the setup looked when I arrived to the swiftness with which people were checked in and the smiles and friendliness with which her team handled all of our guests, vendors, venue staff, and musicians. Second Bolt not only put on a great event, but represented us in a way that reflects the values of our organization.
Executive Director, Stockade Works
Like the lightning bolt in their name, Second Bolt is a brilliant jolt of energy that infuses every event they produce. We worked with the team Second Bolt on our annual gala in May '23, and were bowled over by the brilliant team's expertise, efficiency, lovingly applied but firm deadlines, and the innovation and care that everyone involved brought to our event. Second Bolt helped us rethink our event in ways that were exciting, elevating, economical, and smart, and resulted in one of our best galas in years. We can't wait to work with them again on our 2024 gala, and hopefully (if they'll have us) all the galas to come. We love these absolute superstars!
Producing Artistic Director, WP Theater