An emcee can take your event to the next level by drawing a crowd, engaging the audience, and keeping the event running smoothly. Here are just a few speakers who are frequently sought-out to host fundraisers and friendraisers:


HASAN MINHAJ: Peabody Award-Winning Comedian; Creator and Host, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

WATCH Minhaj host the Vax India Now event:


MARIA MENOUNOS: Emmy Award-Winning Journalist; New York Times Bestselling Author of The EveryGirl's Guide to... Series; Host of SiriusXM Stars’ Conversations with Maria and her own Better Together Podcast

WATCH Menounos speak at the Annual Beverly Hills Dog Show:


DEION SANDERS: NFL Hall of Famer, Two-Time Super Bowl Champion, and Broadcast Analyst; Head Football Coach at Jackson State University

WATCH Sanders speak at the Boys and Girls Club:


TINA BROWN: Award-Winning Journalist, Author and Editor; President & CEO, Tina Brown Live Media; Host, TBD with Tina Brown; Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast; Founder, Women in the World Summit

WATCH Brown open the Women in the World Summit:


ANDREW ZIMMERN: James Beard Award-Winning Chef and Anthropologist; Creator, Executive Producer and Host, Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods Franchise; Social Justice Advocate and Global Thought Leader

WATCH Zimmern speak with Yahoo! Finance about the government's restaurant relief funds:


CHERYL HINES: Emmy Award-Winning Actor; Producer and Director; Activist and Philanthropist

WATCH Hines speak about a comedy benefit:


ROBERT IRVINE: World-Class Chef and Host, Restaurant: Impossible; 16-Year Royal Navy Veteran

WATCH Irvine at the Salute to Our Heroes virtual concert:


MATT ISEMAN moderated the Survive and Thrive Celebrity Challenge for the Arthritis Foundation.

Watch him speak about the Survive and Thrive Celebrity Challenge> >

TAN FRANCE spoke at Act To Change's 3rd Annual National #AAPI #DayAgainstBullying virtual event.

Watch him speak about Act to Change > >

MARIO LOPEZ spoke at an event for The Eva Longoria Foundation.

Watch him speak about the Eva Longoria Foundation > >

TAMRON HALL spoke at the National Cares Mentoring Gala.

Watch her speak about the National Cares Mentoring Gala> >

KELTIE KNIGHT spoke on the Industry Dance Awards red carpet.

Watch her speak about the Industry Dance Awards > >

W. KAMAU BELL spoke at Masks for the People, working to raise money for masks for those in underserved areas.

Watch him speak about Masks for the People > >

CHESLIE KRYST spoke as the Dress for Success Ambassador with the goal of empowering women to achieve economic independence.

Watch her speak about Dress for Success > >

SUNNY HOSTIN discussed hosting the UNICEF Snowflake Gala on The View.

Watch her speak about Unicef > >


We have many more speakers who are in-demand for fundraisers - take a look on our website for more programming ideas. I'm happy to help you create a successful virtual or in-person fundraiser. Call or email or me to discuss your event anytime, I look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Amanda Emerson 
Senior Vice President  
Tel: 646-289-4346 | Cell: 646-419-0750  
[email protected] 

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