Camp Kesem Magic Ball

“Thank you for all that you did to make our event a huge success. We raised $1.2 million! I always feel better knowing that PWE is part of the Kesem team.”

— Jim Higley (Chief Brand Officer, Camp Kesem)


PWE was hired by Camp Kesem in 2015 to produce their first ever annual gala “Magic Ball” in Chicago.  Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer.  The objective was to educate and inspire local donors to contribute and be involved in this incredible cause.


Since 2015 PWE has produced the annual gala for Camp Kesem in the following cities: Chicago, Boston, San Francisco & Los Angeles. The gala invites more than 1,000 of Camp Kesem’s top sponsors, donors and supporters.

In addition to the Magic Ball, PWE produces a 3-day summit for 800 college students to learn how to fundraise and create messaging for their chapters at their respective Universities.

Camp Kesem Magic Galas have raised over $4 million across these four markets.