Gala Fundraisers. Book Launches. Corporate Affairs. Film Festivals. No event is too large or too smal for Brian Dodson and his talented team of event planners and public relations and marketing specialists.

 

As President, Founder and CEO of Bee Season Consulting, Dodson is passionate about creating one-of-a-kind events...and he knows how to build a buzz around them!

 

Growing up in Westchester, New York, Dodson knew his affinity for all things creative and forward-thinking, coupled with his passion for helping and serving others, would one day take him to the hustle and bustle of New York City. And after he finished college, he did just that! He found his way to his first position as Suprervisor of Employment Initiatives at the YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities. Once there, Dodson dedicated himself to his role as mentor and teacher to the clients he served but it wasn't until he was approached to produce a small fundraiser for his department that he realized his true calling.
 

What came next was an impressive array of positions in Development offices at organizations ranging from foster care agencies to hospitals. Dodson led all fundrasising and marketing efforts, including annual appeals, grantwriting and capital campaigns as well as annual galas, press conferences and more. In total, Dodson has raised nearly 20 million in funds, largely benefitting the underserved and hardest-to-serve populations of New York City.

BRIAN O. DODSON, PRESIDENT AND CEO

It was during his time at North General Hospital, where he served as Vice President of Development, that he was approached by the M Group, a boutique lifestyle company, catering to the 2%. With the M Group, Dodson produced “The Crown Affair” a networking and member event featuring $500 million in real estate and luxury goods, as well as “Jazz for a Cause,” an exclusive fundraising concert featuring Josh Groban at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
 

 

Following the success of his relationship with the M Group, Dodson formed Bee Season Consulting in 2008 and has since produced over 100 events in both the private and non-profit sectors. In fact, Dodson has produced countless events throughout the United States and the West Indies—from restaurant and lounge launch events and opening nights; to fundraising galas and golf tournaments; to book and merchandise product launches. The list goes on and on.

Most notably, Dodson and Bee Season Consulting have successfully planned and executed:
 

  • Prominent New York City Cardiologist Theodore Hanley's Madison Pain Management Opening Reception; St. Kitts
     

  • Black Agency Executives Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon; New York City
     

  • Riverside Theater's Legacy to Promise Gala featuring Billy Cosby and Phylicia Rashad; New York City
     

  • “Jazz for a Cause,” featuring Josh Groban at the Sundance Film Festival; Park City, Utah
     

  • Spyker Cars “Spyker C* Aileron” Launch Party; New York City
     

  • Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need's Annual Vision & Voice Gala featuring actor/comedian Anthony Anderson; New York City
     

  • Shared Interest's Evening of South African Poetry with Danny Glover; New York City
     

  • Icla da Silva Foundation's 18th Annual Gala; New York City
     

  • Author Charles A. Archer's “Everybody Paddles” Book Launch; New York City, Washington D.C., Barbados
     

  • Author Dr. Pamela Antoinette's “Letters to the Brokenhearted,” Book Launch; Atlanta Milwaukee, Los Angeles, New York City
     

  • Morris Heights Health Center's Impact Awards Gala, New York City
     

  • North General Hospitals' Arthur and Patricia Hill VIP Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; New York City
     

  • North General Hospita'ls Visionary Awards Gala; New York City
     

  • North General Hospital's Eugene McCabe Golf Tournament; Westchester, New York
     

  • Apollo Theater Friends of Harlem-Dowling All Star Gala with Patti LaBelle, Rueben Studdard, Donnie McClurkin and Tommy Davidson; New York City
     

So contact Brian and his team at Bee Season Consulting today and let us create a buzz around your next event!

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