Gail S. Bower
Gail Bower specializes in raising the visibility, revenue, and impact of non-profit organizations. She's a professional consultant, writer, and speaker, with more than 20 years of experience managing some of the country's most important events, festivals and sponsorships and implementing marketing programs for clients. (Business Philadelphia named Gail among the "100 People to Watch" in 1993.) Launched in 1987, today Bower & Co. improves the effectiveness and results of clients' marketing, events, and corporate sponsorship programs.
Gail has advised clients in a wide range of industries and disciplines. Including: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Summer Search, Pro Bono Net, Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, International Visitors Council of Philadelphia, Social Enterprise Alliance, National Council of Nonprofits, International House, Philadelphia Education Fund, Lutheran Settlement House, Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Widener University, University City District, University of Pennsylvania, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Works on Paper Gallery, Women's Community Revitalization Project, Golden Slipper Camp, Golden Slipper Club & Charities, FMC Corporation, Philadelphia Inquirer, John Wanamaker, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Schools Service.
She has also produced, marketed, and developed sponsorship programs for festivals nationally. Regionally, these have included Philadelphia's Jambalaya Jam, RiverBlues, and the Mellon Jazz Festival; nationally they include the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Essence Music Festival, JVC Jazz Festival (Newport, New York, Miami), and the largest public events as part of former President Clinton's 1993 and 1997 Inaugurations, among others.
She teaches two half-day classes twice each year on Event Sponsorship for Temple University's School of Tourism & Hospitality Management and speaks regularly about sponsorship, marketing, and events. She's often a guest speaker at educational forums (Organization of American State's Event Management Symposium in Grenada and the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Franklin Forum in Philadelphia) and at conferences (Social Enterprise Alliance, Association of Nutrition Services Agencies, and the International Association of Jazz Educators) and is a trusted source for the media, quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, MPI's One+ magazine, and other media. Gail served on the boards of directors of Phrenic New Ballet and the ALS Association, Philadelphia Chapter. For more information, visit GailBower.com.
An American Journey, 1997 Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC
America's Reunion on the Mall, 1993 Presidential Inauguration,Washington, DC
Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival
Benson & Hedges Blues & Rhythm, Philadelphia
Breakfast in America, American Express event to benefit Share Our Strength, Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, DC
Essence Music Festival, New Orleans, Houston
International Hyperhidrosis Society Symposium, Philadelphia and Las Vegas
Jambalaya Jam, Philadelphia
JVC Jazz Festival, Miami
JVC Jazz Festival, Newport, R.I.
JVC Jazz Festival, New York
Mellon Jazz Festival, Philadelphia
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Newport Jazz Festival®, Philadelphia
Newport Jazz Festival®, Saratoga Springs, NY
PGA Magazine Travel Pavilion, Orlando, FL
Parliament Sound Series, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Education Fund's Eddy Awards, Philadelphia
Rock 'A' Rama, Philadelphia
Taking Liberties: Freedom, Creativity and Risk in the Media Arts, National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture 2005 Conference & 25th Anniversary, Hosted by Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia
Toyota Comedy Festival, Philadelphia
Verizon Music Festival, Tampa