Mentoring’s Big Night brings together corporate executives, mentoring advocates and “A list” celebrities in support of mentoring programmes across the United States. We successfully transformed the front of Pier Sixty on the Hudson River in New York City from an underground parking garage into a large red carpet entrance to handle major television and print coverage as MENTOR presented Excellence in Mentoring Awards to actor Tom Cruise and NBC News Anchor Tom Brokaw. Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart served as the host for the event. As always, we coordinated all fundraising elements of the event, from corporate fundraising, sponsorship appeals and personal invitations to local and national celebrities. Specifically, a close working relationship with additional honoree Bank of America and the corporate event leadership ensured the event reached its goal of $2 Million.