"Stacy is a skilled event producer with a strong passion for creating unique and unforgettable experiences, while maintaining a focus on minimizing expense and driving revenue. Whether working directly with staff, board members or volunteers, Stacy appropriately interacts with the different constituents, and provides direction to event committees, while still managing to make them feel relevant by incorporating their feedback in a meaningful way. Be it a run/walk, gala or golf outing, Stacy uses her creativity to deliver unparalleled experiences and mission focus to drive donor engagement."–Nancy Bulzoni, Executive Director, Cancer Wellness Center
“I highly recommend Stacy Erker Event Strategy for your event planning needs! We worked with Stacy for our annual fundraising gala, and her expertise and experience facilitated everything from menu and venue considerations, to the many hired vendors for the event. She listens to the client to uncover their event goals, and offers valuable suggestions to achieve the desired result. It is not only her handling of the logistics for the event, but her understanding of fundraising needs that is an added benefit of her services. With Stacy as our event planner, we felt assured everything would go smoothly the night of the event, evidenced by one gust remarking how it was a ‘magical’ evening.” –Deb Flores, Chief Development Officer, City Garden Montessori School
"Stacy is incredible! I could not be more thankful to her for making our day absolutely perfect. She is extremely organized and made sure that all aspects of the day were on time and executed perfectly. As a bride, I was able to enjoy the day and didn't have to worry about anything. It was the best day of my life!"–Meredith Gibbons, Bride
”I work on several galas every year and work with all types of planners. Working with Stacy was excellent. Stacy is a true pro I would gladly do any event with in the future!” –Josh Horn, GM and Operations, TKO DJs
“We worked with Stacy on our annual gala. Our event was fantastic and we owe most of this to Stacy! She kept us on track, had great ideas, and was on top of everything! We couldn’t have done it without her!” –Amy Worth, Event Co-Chair, Chads Coalition for Mental Health
"I don't want to over promise, but Stacy is a miracle worker. My husband and I envisioned an intimate wedding with limited guest list of 65 at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Mott Street. It's hard to do "small and intimate" when you have a large family and can't imagine anyone not being there. Stacy made our vision come to life - accommodating our 100+ guest list - and even figured out how to seamlessly incorporate a 9 piece band!
Stacy is detail oriented, forward thinking and a straight shooter. She will keep you on schedule, she will ask the right questions and she will make sure your vendors go above and beyond for you leading up to, and on, your wedding day.
Three to four weeks out, we did not have to deal with our vendors at all. She took over all of the communication so that we could just focus on getting married. On our wedding day, we could not have been more calm. I have never felt more comfortable handing the reigns over to anyone! Honestly, if anything went wrong on our wedding day, we had no idea.
On top of all of this, Stacy is a great person to be around. She worked easily with our photographers, band, and venue - and they all walked away learning something that will make their next event better.
We cannot thank Stacy enough for executing an incredible event for our wedding. I'm already trying to figure out another celebration large enough to justify working with her again!"–Katie Pearse, Bride
"Stacy was fantastic to work with and a valuable resource to our team during the planning and execution of the Brave Free Fashion Show. This was a first time event for 300 attendees with a lot of moving parts. Stacy made sure that we were organized, stayed on task and provided helpful and budget-conscious guidance throughout the entire planning process as well as flawless onsite execution. My team and I really enjoyed working with Stacy and look forward to having her be part of our future events!"–Savannah Rigley, Development Director, Magdalene St. Louis
"When it comes to experiential marketing & events, there are many planners and agencies that can follow direction to help coordinate an event, but Stacy's level of expertise sets her above the rest. From her marketing chops and visual creativity to her ability to pull off programs of any size, she is absolutely one of the best in the business. In her role at Groupon, Stacy worked on my team for ~5 years where she successfully produced more than 300 events and became a trusted leader on my team and within the larger company environment. I would absolutely recommend Stacy and personally hope to work with her again in the future!"–Noelle Provencial, Director of Special Events, ContextMedia: Health
”I worked with Stacy on several events for KIPP St. Louis and have loved every minute of it! Stacy is a true talent! –Shannon Antonini, KIPP St. Louis
"As Mother of the Bride I did not have to worry about anything the day of my daughter's wedding. Stacy was there making sure that all went as planned. She created the schedule of events with every detail mapped out; what time we left the hotel for the church, who spoke at what time, when the band would start, and what time the dessert was served. It was one of the most fun days of my life, all made possible by having Stacy with us through the entire planning and execution."–Liz Gibbons, Mother of the Bride
“Stacy was our wedding planner and we absolutely loved her! From day one, she was incredibly helpful as we sent her tons of emails with questions. She would always get back to us promptly and with useful information. She knows pretty much all the vendors in St. Louis and was helped make sure everything came together smoothly. Once we got to the actual wedding, we couldn't have felt like we were in better hands thanks to Stacy. She was always two steps ahead of us. She knew every detail of the wedding, and with all the moving parts it was such a relief to have her there who handled everything so quickly. Stacy is incredibly organized, helpful, and easy to work with. We give her our highest recommendation!” –Matt Gold, Groom