Case Study: Giant Magellan Telescope Organization


A $750 million telescope project with 10 international partners, GMTO needed an impactful cultivation event for their 100 biggest prospects and donors.

Client Goals:

Provide an up-close experience of the mirror burning process taking place at the University of Arizona while entertaining and engaging high-end donors and qualified prospects.

Services Provided:

  • Event Planning & Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Local ‘Boots on the Ground’ Team
  • Entertain and Host Donors


  • Six- and 7-figure donors and prospects cultivated and engaged
  • Local, national and international media coverage

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