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We are excited to return to the luxurious Stowe Mountain Resort for our 22nd Annual FCS Race for Kids. (Note: we will be followi...
To celebrate the 16th annual presentation of the prestigious FCS Financial Marketer of the Year award, we invite you to join us...
The FCS is proud to again partner with Prosek Partners to present a virtual Spotlight event featuring a one-on-one conversation...
For our last event in 2021, the FCS is delighted to host an in-person Spotlight Luncheon featuring a fireside chat with Arianna...
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16th Annual FCS Marketer of the Year Award Gala --...New York
To celebrate the 16th annual presentation of the prestigious FCS Financial Marketer of the Year award, we invite you to join us for a Gala Dinner on Wednesday, December 1 at The New York Yacht Club in midtown Manhattan. This event will pay tribute to the 2021 FMY Award winner and the top two runners up.
[Note: all guests must provide proof of full vaccination, along with photo ID, to gain entry to the Club.]
We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2021 FCS Financial Marketer of the Year (listed alphabetically by company) are:
- Andrea Brimmer, Chief Marketing & PR Officer, Ally Financial
- Andrew Most, Head of Global Brand, Creative, & Content Strategy, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
- David Williams, CVP Advertising, Sponsorships, Creative Services, New York Life
We will also present this year's FCS Jamie E. DePeau Leadership Award at the gala. (Nominations now open.)
The event will open with a cocktail reception, and there will be an after party as well.
Cocktail Reception sponsor:Dianomi
Partner Sponsor:Fox Business
- Andrea BrimmerFINALIST
Chief Marketing & PR OfficerAlly Financial
- Andrew MostFINALIST
Head of Global Brand, Creative, & Content StrategyColumbia Threadneedle Investments
- David WilliamsFINALIST
CVP Advertising, Sponsorships, Creative ServicesNew York Life
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FCS Virtual Spotlight Event: Christine Anderson, G...New York
The FCS is proud to again partner with Prosek Partners to present a virtual Spotlight event featuring a one-on-one conversation with Christine Anderson, Global Head of External Affairs, Blackstone. Christine oversees Blackstone's Public Affairs, Marketing, and ESG functions.
Christine will be interviewed by Jennifer Prosek, Founder and Managing Partner of Prosek Partners. Our event will begin at 12:00 noon ET on Tuesday, December 7.
You’re welcome to submit questions to Christine ahead of this event by emailing us at [email protected]. Your question may be selected to be answered live during the event with attribution. In either case, your email will be provided to Christine.
This is a free event. Registration is required. The event will be recorded and a video replay will be posted on this page later that day.
Exclusive Programming Partner:Blackstone
- Christine AndersonGuest Speaker
Global Head of External RelationsBlackstone
- Jennifer ProsekInterviewer
Founder and Managing PartnerProsek Partners
This is a FREE EVENT. Registration is required.
Arianna Orpello Lewko, Head of Marketing, Consumer...New York
For our last event in 2021, the FCS is delighted to host an in-person Spotlight Luncheon featuring a fireside chat with Arianna Orpello Lewko, Head of Marketing, Consumer Bank, for Marcus by Goldman Sachs, on Thursday, December 16, at the New York Yacht Club. Our event begins at noon with networking, followed by a plated luncheon, our program and Q&A.
Join us as we gather for a compelling conversation about one of the most exciting and fastest growing brands in the B2C fintech space -- and have the opportunity to celebrate a holiday gathering in-person with friends and colleagues, old and new.
In gratitude to Arianna, the FCS will make a $1,000 donation to the children's charity of her choice.
The FCS and The New York Yacht Club will follow New York City mandated protocols regarding Covid-19. All guests must provide proof of vaccination. We will update this policy as NYC announces any changes.
- Arianna Orpello LewkoGuest speaker
Head of Marketing, Consumer Bank / MarcusMarcus by Goldman Sachs
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FCS Race for Kids 2022 Marketing Summit & Charity...Stowe, Vermont
We are excited to return to the luxurious Stowe Mountain Resort for our 22nd Annual FCS Race for Kids. (Note: we will be following all Covid protocols required by the venue and request that all guests above the age of 12 be vaccinated.)
Read below for information on:
- PARTICIPATION PRICING
- SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
- KID ADVENTURE CENTER (Lessons)
- FIRESIDE FORUMS
- CHARITY FUNDRAISER
ATTENDING FCS RACE FOR KIDS REQUIRES A TWO-STEP PROCESS.
FIRST: Book your accommodations. All activities will be held at the Lodge at Spruce Peak. Note: the FCS room block is sold out. Go online to book your room:
- Booking Link - https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BTVDH/G-U2FA
- Or call the Lodge at 1-888-478-6938
- Note: there are other hotel options in Stowe.
SECOND: Complete a registration form for you and your guests. To book your participation at the event, whether coming solo, with a family or group, or as part of a company-sponsored package, you must send us a completed registration form. We will then contact you for payment via credit card, or you may request an invoice for processing by your company (if applicable).
- Please email your completed registration forms (1 form for each guest) to FCS Admin Coordinator Marisa Jago.
Please download our Team/Individual Pricing Schedule to review the all-in pricing options. Packages cover Thursday evening reception (6-9pm); breakfast on Friday and Saturday; Friday night dinner (7-9:30pm); Awards reception on Saturday (5:30-7pm); afterparties on Friday and Saturday nights; Fireside Forums (Thurs 9-10pm; Fri 3:30-5:30pm; Sat 3:30-5:30pm).
- If you sign up as Ski/Snowboard, you will receive a deeply discounted 2 day lift ticket (covers Friday and Saturday; for other days, please book directly with Stowe). Note: we charge the same price if you choose to use your lift ticket for only one day.
- Guests are encouraged to book their Saturday evening dinner plans well in advance.
We encourage all guests to support this event through a Sponsorship Package. All options can be customized to cover all your guests' participation. To discuss sponsorship package options and to customize your package, please contact FCS CEO Kevin Windorf. Please note that accommodations are not included in Sponsorship Packages.
KIDS ADVENTURE CENTER
Please note that ski/snowboard lessons are not included in individual, group or sponsorship registrations. If you would like to enroll your child in a lesson program, this can be done directly through the Kids Adventure Center by clicking here. Lessons fill up quickly, so please register well in advance to guarantee your spot in your preferred program. Childrens lessons are full day with lunch for 3-14 year olds. You have the option to add on a "ski and ride school" lift ticket for $33.00 a day.
- Guests 12 and older enrolled in a full-day lesson will need to provide proof of vaccination in order to dine with the group.
- Adult lesson participants (15 and older) may choose to not provide proof of vaccination and dine without the group.
- Lunch for full-day child group lessons is included.
- Face coverings will only be required indoors and are not required to be worn during lessons while outside.
- All participants will be required to complete a pre-arrival self-health screening on the day of each lesson. If you have a minor in a lesson, please review the Child Sickness Policy.
- Prepare for your lesson: Click Here for more details to help you prep for your lesson!
Our legendary event brings together each component of the FCS mission: Community, Education, Philanthropy.
COMMUNITY: Race for Kids is a family-friendly event, where guests experience unparalleled personal and professional networking with industry colleagues. Spending time together skiing or riding on Mt. Mansfield, or just meeting up throughout the resort complex, our guests have ample opportunity to connect and build relationships. The event also offers plenty of off-slope activities, including: • Ice skating • Cross-country skiing • Snowshoeing • Sledding • Sleigh rides • Gondola rides • Fitness center • Rock climbing • Outdoor heated pool • Top-rated spa • Restaurants • Shopping. Plus you can sign up for an organized tour of the nearby Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory or visit on your own.
EDUCATION: The Marketing Summit component of the weekend will feature panel discussions and one-on-one interviews with senior marketers from leading financial brands and agency executives. These business sessions will be held Thursday evening (9pm-10pm) and on the afternoons (3:30pm-5:30pm) of Friday and Saturday.
PHILANTHROPY: Race for Kids is our biggest charity fundraiser of the year. 100% of our net proceeds is donated to:
• Hope & Heroes Columbia University Medical Center
• Downey Side Adoption Agency
• Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont
During our Friday night group dinner, we will meet families and representatives from the 3 charities. A raffle, silent auction and live auction will be held during the dinner, and during the Saturday evening awards reception. Guests are encouraged to donate prizes and bid high & often to help us raise money for the charities. [Contact Kevin Windorf re prize or cash donations.]
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE FCS RACE FOR KIDS.
Since 2000, with your generosity, we've been able to raise more than $2.7 million for our RFK Charities.
Saturday Evening Awards Reception:Financial Times
Thursday Welcome Reception & Friday Dinner sponsor:Dianomi
Friday Fireside Forum Sponsor:The Wall Street Journal | Barron's Group
Saturday Fireside Forum:Dotdash
- Marty WillisGuest Speaker
Chief Marketing OfficerTIAA
- Meredith VerdoneGuest speaker
Chief Marketing OfficerBank of America
Email your completed registration forms (1 form for each guest) to FCS Admin Coordinator Marisa Jago, [email protected]
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