Advocating for positive social change through professionally planned events.
Blue Beacon Events specializes in event planning and management for non-profit and service-minded organizations, empowering your mission and strengthening your community impact. We collaborate with cause leaders passionate about making a difference by acting as the catalyst that transforms events into exceptional experiences.
Let’s plan with purpose.
What our partners are saying:
Sarah is so organized and an excellent communicator, who is also efficient with time management and ensuring clear expectations of project timelines and deliverables. Sarah offers innovative ideas and brings a ton of experience to her work, and was very honest about her experience and what she was willing to learn to meet our organization needs. The products Sarah produced for our organization were excellent, and our webinar that we coordinated with her to manage was flawless! Everything from project development, content creation, project promotion, to logistics was better than we could have envisioned. I’d trust Blue Beacon with any project, as they have proven to be professional, reliable, and a small business who really is there for the customer and their needs. I’m so impressed, and look forward to future project opportunities to hire Blue Beacon as my consultant!
—Octavia Marsh, BeWellVA
Working with Sarah has been the highlight of planning the Virginia Fund Raising Institute Annual Conference. Not only does she provide a great backbone to the planning process with organized documents, commitment to deadlines and moving objectives forward, she does so with a positive attitude and a smile. Like everyone in the events industry, we had to pivot quickly during COVID19 and she provided a great sense of stability and resourcefulness for our volunteer committee. She is a true asset to our organization.
—Michelle Adcock, Virginia Fund Raising Institute (VFRI)
Sarah at Blue Beacon Events assisted our non-profit in developing a new concept for a teen safe driving campaign and we are thrilled with the results. Sarah was very thorough in developing the campaign from concept to completion and worked closely with our team to turn our vision into a product we are excited to offer our member schools and youth groups. Sarah really took the time to research our target audience and gave us a creative product that is fun, exciting, and will definitely engage and educate our teens on the importance of buckling up and driving safely.
—Mary King, Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO) and Virginia Dept. of State Police
Sarah was contracted with the James River Association to assist with the planning of webinars and special events. In the beginning of the pandemic, we created Virtual Program Webinars to build awareness of JRA’s work, and adapted our annual in person Annual Oyster Roast into a successful Virtual Event. Sarah’s knowledge and attention to detail aided in keeping our events on track despite the need to pivot to a virtual format. She is quick to adapt and has the skills to switch course at a moment’s notice. I would recommend Sarah to any organization needing help planning and executing an event of any scale.
—Kristen Miller, James River Association
Sarah with Blue Beacon Events has been a life-saver for the AFP Central Virginia Chapter and its ability to carry out its work. She came on mid-year, in the middle of a global pandemic, and was able to hit the ground running. Her professionalism and ability to get things done is truly invaluable.
—Scott Dodson, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Central Virginia Chapter
When faced with planning events or managing special projects we turn to Sarah Westphal and Blue Beacon Events. Sarah is always organized, professional, collaborative and efficient and we can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that she will get the job done and do it well.
—Mylinda Moore, CHIP of Virginia at Families Forward Virginia