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SRQ Special Projects

Who We are…What We Do


SRQ SPECIAL PROJECTS wants to be your project solution source.  We will save you time and money while providing high-quality event management and other special project needs.  We consider your goals and objectives and carefully construct an execution plan. 

We make your events exquisite and profitable

Our team has over 25 years of experience in planning and executing a wide range of projects as well as an excellent reputation for donor stewardship, volunteer development, and networking for long-term partnerships.  We will guide your project from inception through successful completion.  We proudly uphold strong working relationships with effective communication.

Business gatherings, family affairs, or fundraising events — we plan, design, and produce them for you.

Community Events

Week-long festivals, full-day gatherings, government, faith-based, neighborhood or small business awareness events

Corporate Events

Grand openings, stakeholder gatherings, employee recognition, client dinner parties

Nonprofit Events

Galas, auctions, celebrations, concerts, donor recognition, and more

Private Parties

Holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, graduations, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Development and board-staff engagement

Development Plans

Through consultation and research, we will organize and write a development plan for your not-for-profit organization that will capture the imagination of your board, donors, and other constituents.

Board and Staff Engagement

There are a variety of ways to cultivate board commitment and nurture strong staff-board engagement. We can coach your team or implement a plan for you.

Community Outreach

The art of building strong partnerships throughout a community to support your mission can always be honed to a fine polish. We coach your team through winning foundations and the fine points of making magic with your network.

Collateral Material Design and Production

We have a circle of experienced design partners—graphic design, website design, videographer/animation specialists—that can help  tell your story and make it memorable and persuasive.


Networking and partnerships within the community

Fiduciary Vetting of Potential Partners

Researching and recommending suitable partnerships to match your desired outcome

Fund Development Strategy

Writing a development plan to reach your budgeted goals, along with a road map as to how to achieve these goals

Donor Stewardship Strategy

Consultation on suggested strategies to retain present donors and donors in the future

Staff and Board Training

Meeting with your board and staff, in large or small groups, to present ideas and strategies for fund development success

Our Services May Include

Staffing/security Site/venue research and selection
Invitations and reservations Photographer/videographer
Run-of-show and program Valet services
Theme and budget Entertainment options
Partnership coaching Catering and menu options

I have never known anyone as efficient and competent as Johnette Cappadona in her ability to organize and produce successful events.

My experience with her especially at JFCS when I chaired the annual Gala was extraordinary. Although I have chaired many other events and committees, her production eclipsed all others.”

Gerri Aaron

Who We are...

Johnette Cappadona has been working within the nonprofit sector for over 25 years.  Johnette is effective in resource development and has produced countless notable special events from Austin, Texas to Sarasota, Florida.

Noah Cappadona is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Culinary Arts.  Noah excels in client communications and relationships.  He brings his hospitality talents and extensive vendor contacts to complete this team.

Testimonials & Featured Projects

I go back a long time with Johnette Cappadona, having worked closely with her when I co-chaired (with the late Nikki Nilon) the JFCS gala several years ago, a collaboration that yielded a durable, highly successful template. We have worked together since on subsequent editions of that event. Johnette is exceptionally competent and creative in her work, personable, patient and reliable.

Molly Schecter, gala chair for  JFCS

Johnette Cappadona is a terrific Event Planner! When I worked with her at Aviva on “Eight Over Eighty”, she was prepared, creative, had great follow through on all the details, and worked collaboratively with the committee to assuage our concerns and include our ideas in practical ways. The event went off smoothly, costs were kept to a minimum, the room looked fabulous. And all the while Johnette stayed calm and supportive. No ruffled feathers anywhere. A remarkable woman to work with!

Carolyn Michel, event chair, Aviva/Jewish Housing Council Foundation

I have never known anyone as efficient and competent as Johnette Cappadona in her ability to organize and produce successful events. My experience with her especially at JFCS when I chaired the annual Gala was extraordinary. Although I have chaired many other events and committees, her production eclipsed all others."

Gerri Aaron, gala chair JFCS

We are grateful for our successes with the following organizations.

Austin Symphony Orchestra

CASA of Travis County

Diocese of Austin

JFCS of the Suncoast


New College of Florida Library Association

New College of Florida Foundation

All Faith’s Food Bank

Jewish Housing Council Foundation


Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County

 Sarasota Italian Cultural Events (SICE)

 Italian Cultural Association of Greater Austin

Turn your events and donor/client cultivation efforts into unforgettable memories.

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