“I have enjoyed getting to know Ellie. Her knowledge, expertise, great ideas and positive energy make event chairpersons shine! Ellie and I started working together on the 2009 Communities In Schools Gala. Since then, we have completed two other successful events together. Ellie and her company are now in the process of planning and producing three additional events that I am chairing.

Ellie can create an event from top to bottom! She knows the nuts and bolts of staging a major event — from development of the sponsor and underwriter letters to managing all the details related to hosting a successful and enjoyable event. Ellie’s expertise guarantees that her events run smoothly. She also provides excellent guidance for raising funds in ways that appeal to supporters and causes close to their hearts.”

as quoted by Community Volunteer, Social Leader and Philanthropist

“For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure and the privilege to work closely with Ellie Francisco on Citizens for Animal Protection’s major annual fund-raiser, the Celebrity Paws Gala.

Ellie is professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable, energetic and delightful to work with – any time, any place, anywhere! In the opinion of all of us at Citizens for Animal Protection, she is a great asset to our organization.”

Kappy Muenzer
Executive Director
Citizens for Animal Protection

“Ellie’s events have a certain stamp that makes them stand out as unique and special. With francisco+co, there are never any surprises. Ellie is incredibly smart and organized and no one follows up like she does. No stone is left unturned in making every event she is involved with outstanding. It has been my pleasure working with here these past years…I cannot imagine doing any event without Ellie Francisco and her team.

She never leaves a stone unturned, and she provides an amazing level of attention to detail. I have seen her make the events she produces better year over year.”

Leisa Holland-Nelson
President and Chief Operating Officer