[Editor's Note: This post was written by Rachael Datello of She's the First: LA, a city chapter of STF that holds fundraisers and awareness events on the West Coast. Want to get involved? Email us!]
It’s a new year and that means it’s time to come up with new fundraising ideas for 2012! Creative juices were flowing at the She’s the First: LA brainstorming session last week. Colleen Wormsley, an Ithaca College student, has joined the LA team while studying in the City of Angels for the semester, and her presence sparked our newest idea.
Here’s the plan: Our first fundraiser on March 18th will be geared toward college students like Colleen. We’ll hold a television and film industry panel for college students about to break into the entertainment industry—a huge demographic in LA. Panelists from all walks of the industry will be there to answer students’ questions and speak about their respective areas, giving tips for starting your career and advice for when you’re on the job.
That wasn’t the end of the brainstorm session, though. We thought about what might appeal to the LA lifestyle, and personally, I love the comedy community out here. It is everywhere! Everyone loves to laugh, so why not put on a comedy show? Right now there are a lot of options: improv, stand up, sketch comedy, or even a combination. All the details still need to be ironed out, but we’re planning on the end of April before Colleen heads back to the east coast. Emails have been sent and calls have been made, and now we just need to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and turn it into a stellar event. Updates to come as the event progresses!