Celebrating 115 Years of Inspiration, Joy, and Unity
After a few distant years of virtual settings and remote connections, the Washington National Cathedral Homecoming Weekend and Future Public Campaign Launch came at a perfect time to celebrate 115 years of being a source of inspiration, joy, and unity. For Linder Global Events, the task was unique – take an already beautiful backdrop of the cathedral and elevate it to create a truly unique and transformative experience, resulting in an unforgettable weekend while yielding results for a vital campaign to restore and preserve the campus.
An Up-Close-and-Personal Experience
What started as a consulting partnership, the Linder team partnered with the established National Cathedral team to navigate and support a magical weekend. As the weekend included varying groups and needs, Linder supported and operated a range of events focused on their membership, private donors, and the dedication of a new building! The National Cathedral’s Homecoming Weekend was an extraordinary celebration of togetherness as many of those in attendance hadn’t seen the cathedral in person after joining worship online for a few years. Additionally, private donors were welcomed for a special VIP Donor Dinner in the Nave Saturday night. From hugs with preachers, special musical performances, fellowship, grounds and behind-the-scenes tours, prayer, and a Cathedral Celebration on the west lawn to top it all off, there was no shortage of special moments while looking ahead to an impactful future.
Event Partnership Success
From creation to execution, Linder ensured that the Washington National Cathedral’s Homecoming Weekend and Future Public Campaign launch was a success with attention to detail to deliver a seamless and transformative experience for all in attendance.
Success in the Numbers
A ribbon cutting and dedication for the brand-new Virginia Mae Center, a place for people of all faiths to explore art, music, and spiritual formation, as well as important issues of social and racial justice.
A performance by the Cathedral’s contemporary music team similar to a New Orleans Frenchmen performance, equipped with instrumental and vocals to match the buzz and excitement during the first night of the weekend.
As weather was unpredictable, our team ensured there would be no limitation of celebration with equipment needed to adapt and a canopy tent on the west lawn to continue the Cathedral Day festivities.
The weekend ended with a special prayer service, open to the public, in attendance along with a west lawn celebration of Cathedral Day, with lunch catered by Ridgwells and live music by CAISO Steel Drum Band.
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