Virtual fundraisers and friendraisers are incredibly effective, helping organizations expand their participation and reach their goals. WATCH some successful video examples of how a skilled host with a fan following can raise your event’s profile to draw the crowd your event needs.


Deshauna Barber: Miss USA (2016); Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve; President and CEO of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN); Inspirational Voice for Survivors of Bullying, Sexual Abuse and Loss

WATCH Barber speak on Good Morning America about her fundraiser with Olay.


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 compete in a virtual hotdish cook-off for Second Harvest Heartland, a food bank feeding families.


Lilly Singh: Award-Winning YouTube Personality and Comedian; New York Times Bestselling Author of How To Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life; Former Executive Producer and Host (2019-2021), NBC's A Little Late with Lilly Singh; Named to TIME's "30 Most Influential People on the Internet"

WATCH Singh host a fundraiser with GLAAD for CenterLink, which helps LGBTQ+ community centers providing critical services.


Matt Iseman: Licensed physician, Emmy Award winning Host and professional comedian who shares his “prescription for laughs”; Honors graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons; Cancer survivor who lives with Rheumatoid Arthritis; Host of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior & winner of the new Celebrity Apprentice

WATCH Iseman moderate the Survive and Thrive Celebrity Challenge for the Arthritis Foundation.


Padma Lakshmi: Emmy-Nominated Host and Producer, Bravo's Top Chef; Host of Acclaimed Hulu's Taste the Nation; New York Times Bestselling Author; Advocate for Women's Rights and Health

WATCH Lakshmi participate in the Night of Solidarity with Refinery29.


W. Kamau Bell: Sociopolitical Comedian, Political Satirist & Host of CNN's United Shades of America

WATCH Bell host Masks for the People, which raised money to buy masks for underserved populations.


John Rich: Multi-Platinum Artist, Singer, Songwriter & Producer for country duo Big & Rich; FOX NATION host: The Pursuit! With John Rich; Winner, The Celebrity Apprentice, Judge, NBC's Nashville Star, Producer and Host, CMT's Gone Country; Owner and founder of lifestyle brand, Redneck Riviera

WATCH Rich share how music education affected his life for the National Music Council.


"Maria Shriver is a celebrity of the highest order – one who gives back, continuously, helping those in need in any way she can."

-Attendee, Genesis Women's Shelter

"I want to pass along my appreciation and thanks to Ann for delivering an impactful speech. Many people were moved by her story. We ended up setting a new fundraising record… It's nice - especially during the pandemic - to feel moments of hope and inspiration."

-Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro

"What an amazing event we had today! Tamron was the reason over 400 people came! Tamron touched this audience in a way that I cannot begin to describe. One of our current residents of the shelter said that hearing Tamron's story showed her that even people who have resources go through what she is experiencing. This gave her hope that her life can be better. You can't put a price tag on the value of giving someone hope."


France is a popular choice for fundraiser events, especially ones that center the LGBTQ+ community. One such event was a virtual 1970's influenced variety show for OASIS, The Ali Forney Center's largest summer fundraiser, where he joined today's best & brightest LGBTQ+ stars and allies to pay a hilarious homage to that great American invention, the game show. The stream was free and raised $70K in donations humbly requested during the program.

Hines is sought-after at healthcare awareness and fundraising events, as audiences connect to her authentic voice and shared experiences supporting a loved one living with a disease. Hines recently delighted the maxed-out crowd at St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation Luncheon in Tampa, talking about the serious work of the hospital community - patients, family, caregivers and healthcare workers.

"Erin was amazing! She was down to earth and so easy to work with! She clearly did her research and prepared for the evening which in turn provided us with a first class production!! We had the largest crowd in history of the event (12 years) … we blew our financial goal out of the water and Erin won the hearts of every person in the room!"

-Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

Jeffries is a dynamic keynote, emcee, and moderator who groups rave about every single time for fundraising events! He's a brilliant communications expert and coach who has rapidly become the go-to-person for facilitating, moderating, and ‘MC-ing’ multinational events for organizations around the globe. If you want a keynote (or host) who will create an independent and unique presentation from his core keynote for every different client, you can guarantee a session that will feel absolutely dedicated to your people, targets, and objectives. Check out his virtual sizzle reel > >.

Menounos candidly shares her and her mom's journey with brain tumors to empower listeners on a variety of issues with regards to health. Maria covers the importance of being your own health advocate, how to take control of health crises, and the best means to approach and treat ailments of all kinds. Menounos is passionate about helping others navigate their own health journey, as well as speaking on education and prevention.