Travis Manion Foundation

Annual Gala


TMF’s “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala brings together corporate, community and military leaders to honor fallen heroes, veterans, active duty troops and military families. Quite an undertaking and a more deserving group isn’t out there. Poretta & Orr has been producing this black tie event in Philadelphia since 2012.

Poretta & Orr was charged with the full event production and program management of this important community black-tie event. This included working with TMF staff to develop on-point scripting, management of all related vendors, producing creating and high-end collateral design, as well as logistical management, which included the gala’s entertainment.

Poretta & Orr worked to integrate new technology into a beautiful 100+year-old room in the Union League of Philadelphia.  P&O designed a stage set that brought understated elegance to the event.  A fiber-optic curtain, Lucite podium and dual LCD projection screens were seamlessly integrated into the room to make the event a success and in budget.  Recognizing character and leadership, the spotlight truly shined on the guests of honor.