People Are Talking

Wow – I wish there were enough words to thank you for all that you did for me this weekend! I seriously had the best time! You are the best!!! Wendy mentioned you gals may be in NYC again soon, so please get ahold of me if you have any free time to meet up!

Also, I wanted to send along a link for a VIP Sighting I got published on our website! We get close to 1 million visitors today, so hopefully lots of people will take a look at what Steadfast is all about. 🙂   Celebrity News, November 24, 2010 »

Thanks so much, again. I hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving! Hope to hear from you soon!

Brad Witter

Us Magazine

“WOW!! YOU PUT ON A GREAT SHOW. I’ll stop shouting now. Thanks T for everything. Tough party to exit from.”

Chris "Shooter McGavin" McDonald

Catwalk for Charity V

“Wonderful coverage in Buffalo News. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of a fabulous event. You did a superb job and it was a huge success. Please know Michael and I would love to be a continued support to this great organization and we will help in any way we can in the future. You should be so proud. Awesome!”

Michael (President , Independent Health) and Lois Cropp

Honorary Chair Couple, Catwalk for Charity VI

On behalf of The Steadfast Foundation, Ryan and myself, I want to thank you, one and all, for your hard work and dedication to produce such a tremendous event this year. By all accounts, Catwalk for Charity III was a roaring success. Sponsors, donors, attendees, the Sabres, and other special guests all agree that Catwalk was extremely well done and truly a night to remember.

T, you only get better at the art of the party. Thank you for all you do, but especially thank you for assembling and effectively and affectionately managing such a great collection of complimentary talent. What a team.

Our goals are to create a celebration, an evening of fun and excitement, that reminds people to appreciate how precious life is, and to help generate the necessary funds to continue our support of the psychosocial programs offered young cancer patients and their families through Carly’s Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I think we accomplished both. Thanks again.”

Dean Miller and Ryan Miller

“Therese, The Catwalk For Charity event featuring Ryan Miller & the entire Buffalo Sabres Hockey team was far and away one of the best inaugural efforts I have ever seen! Your ability to take several completely separate worlds of Pro Sports Personalities, the Buffalo Community and a start-up charitable organization such as The Steadfast Foundation, and put them together into one program that touched the crowd the way it did was truly amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing another side of the Buffalo Sabres personalities and was entertained from start to finish. You didn’t miss a single detail! The flow and energy of the show, the fun and excitement everyone showed and the true out-pouring of generous donations to a great cause had to make you proud of what you do! There was another great surprise around every turn! I’m sure the hard work paid great dividends to you as you watched it unfold in a seemingly effortless manner. In my eighteen years of producing top level events I am always intrigued to work with someone as passionate for details, professional on all levels and simply an absolute pleasure to work with and I would work with you anytime! Your staff was fantastic, your ideas right on target, and your positive energy relentless. Congratulations to you! Put my name on the list for next year now!”

Charlie Kennedy

Senior Director, Show/Event Production, Redken 5th Avenue, NYC

“Thank you for all your hospitality this past weekend. The tournament was definitely a first class event. We’re really looking forward to next year. Thanks again for taking such good care of us.”

Eddie Van Halen

Musician, Van Halen

Your parties are always fun from start to finish!! You are very thorough and always a pleasure to work with!”

Chris Berman

Anchor, ESPN

“Awesome!! Jill and I both chose this word to describe the success of our wedding and your efforts in making our wedding day special and unique!! We believe that the wedding and reception were enjoyed by all because of your creativity, thoroughness, commitment to detail and thoughtfulness for the participants, families, guests and media. You were able to anticipate our needs and those of our guests and by doing so, make each one feel a part of our wedding celebration.”

Jim Kelly

NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Buffalo Bills

Catwalk for Charity IV
Congratulations to you and your team. You killed it!!! Everyone was raving about it. Catwalk has definitely become Buffalo’s premier event. Thank you.”

Christopher Koch

CEO, New Era Cap Co.

“Organized, thorough, with great follow through would be terms I would use in describing Therese’s ability to manage. Her demeanor along with her ability to function extremely well under pressure makes her an ideal facilitator, particularly in the event related business. Her enthusiasm and energy level is singularly refreshing in an ever changing event related industry where the unexpected is the norm.”

Don Spasiano

Professor, Erie Community College

“High energy, highly organized! Therese is a can-do person who does exceptional work. The results are world class. I highly recommend her”

JD Hartman

Senior Account Manager, Inergex, Inc

“I have had the pleasure of participating in and attending dozens of events that Therese has coordinated over the years including weddings, fundraisers and charitable events. Her creative thinking and attention to detail are unmatched. Therese always applies 100% of her boundless energy to each project and she gives each occasion its own unique signature, specific to the nature of the event. I highly recommend Therese for any and all of your event planning needs.”

Michael Cleary

Manager of Business Development, Engineered Facility Solutions, Inc

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
“Therese Forton and her company Events to a Tee is TOP Notch. She exudes creativity in her work as an Event Planner. She pays close attention and listens to what her client’s needs and desires and comes back with a plan on how she is going to accomplish it on budget and on time. She has a deep knowledge of event planning and she consistently knocks it out of the ballpark. She is always punctual consistent and extremely reliable. Her creative thinking sets her apart from any other event planner I know.”

Elizabeth Clune

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
“Therese has created and managed the “premier events” in Western New York. Her creativity and attention to detail gives her the ability to exceed every customers expectations.”

Pat Sheridan

Repeat client since 2001

“Good Morning! I just wanted to take a minute and let you guys know what an awesome job you did on the Catwalk III. The night exceeded all expectations and was a truly entertaining and wonderful evening. Because I have some event planning experience (although nothing on this scale!) I realize how much hard work goes into organizing events. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back. You rock!!! Thank you as always for allowing me to be a part of it.”

Kathryn Ross


Therese is a very passionate, detail oriented and hard working Event Coordinator in the Buffalo, NY area. Her event’s are always very well planned and smoothly operated to ensure that the guests/clients have an unforgettable time as well as raise money for charity. She has worked with the Kelly for Kids Foundation for over 15 years helping to put together the annual Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Classic. With her help and commitment we have been able to raise over four million dollars for disabled and disadvantaged children’s charities. Her live and silent auction ideas are always one of a kind and meticulously planned. She is a wonderful Project manager by listening to everyone’s thoughts and ideas and deciding which one’s will work best for that situation. I recommend Therese for any event or gala that you may have, she is the best at what she does!”

Karen Stoklosa

Marketing Coordinator, Jim Kelly Inc / Kelly for Kids Foundation

“I have had the pleasure of working for and with Therese for over 15 years. If you ever want or need an event, festival, concert or fundraiser planned do not hesitate to call. Therese dedicates 100% of her special energy into each event. I have watched her from afar as she handles grueling event challenges and have thought how glad I was NOT to be her at that moment. Clearly, she is the go to girl if you need to get it done. Her rolodex is jam packed with contacts from all walks of life. Politicians, photographers, celebrities and even cab drivers… they all take her call for a reason. She makes things happen.”

Amy Doyle

Director of Promotions & Advertising, Jim Kelly Entertainment Complex

“Just want you to know that we appreciate the wonderful job you did for all of us. It was a time we will all remember for many years to come, due to your expertise and wonderful personality. We wish you all the success possible for the future.”

Gloria Connors

Owner, Divers World, Halifax, Nova Scotia

“My deepest appreciation for the outstanding efforts you put forth on the 1994 Winter Games. Your attention to detail and resourcefulness was a great help. Your dedicated efforts resulted in what is being heralded as the best Winter Games in the 24 years of the New York Special Olympics.”

Mary Michele Nangle

Director of Games and Competition, New York State Special Olympics

“Congratulations on a successful Stargaze ’94. Your coordination of the NFL Experience and the Stargaze event left a lasting impression on all who attended.”

Cheryl Klocke

Director of Promotions and Merchandising, WBEN/WMJQ

“You are wonderwoman! I am continually amazed at your energy level, organizing skills and juggling ability. You are certainly in the right business! I can’t thank you enough for producing our events for us — a lot of the success we enjoy is credited to you and your staff.”

Amy Russ

Manager of Marketing, Buffalo Place, Inc.

“Thank you for the hard work and dedication to the Carnival of Stars featuring Jim Kelly Celebrity Shootout. Your organizational ability and easy going attitude made this event so much easier to do. Thank you for everything!”

Dottie Gallagher

Executive Director, Kelly for Kids Foundation


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“I always try to plan an event by making certain that all ‘five senses’ are used by each attendee. Each event I produce is a puzzle. There are many pieces, and I must find ways for each one to fit. My sixth sense is organizing.”

– Therese Forton, Owner, Events to a Tee