Roll over the dots below to learn more about the successes achieved by The Macsata-Kornegay Group, Inc. for its clients over the past several years. The company’s successes include raising more than 30 million dollars in contributions and coordinating more than 150 fundraisers during the last 10 years with high-profile dignitaries like President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Vice-President Cheney, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, just to name a few. Additionally, TMKG has helped to completely restructure several non-profit organizations and elect numerous candidates to elected office.
US Business Leadership Network 2008 Annual Conference
October 5-8, 2008
Successfully planned, marketed and managed the USBLN® 2008 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. The 2008 conference, “Expanding Inclusion: The Business Strategy” was the preeminent national event for business, community leaders and BLN affiliates that have an interest in hiring employees with disabilities and marketing to consumers with disabilities. TMKG developed successful marketing strategies that resulted in conference attendance increasing by 22 percent. With over 20 corporate sponsors – including several media sponsors – and numerous federal sponsors, TMKG also secured a record number of pledges to finance the event. To learn more, please visit http://www.newworkforceconference.org/Portland/index.html.
National Harbor, Maryland
US Business Leadership Network 2009 Annual Conference
September 15-18, 2009
Successfully planned, marketed and managed the USBLN® 2009 Annual Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. The 2009 Annual Conference, “Connecting The Dots: Business Solutions” was the preeminent national event for business, community leaders and BLN affiliates that have an interest in hiring employees with disabilities, marketing to consumers with disabilities and vendoring with entrepreneurs with disabilities. The national event provided informational and educational opportunities of the highest quality. Despite the deep recession, TMKG broke its previous year’s record by securing over 30 corporate sponsors – including several media sponsors – and numerous federal sponsors. In addition, another successful year of marketing strategies resulted in yet another increase in attendance by 6 percent. Finally, TMKG helped to facilitate the launch of a national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment for the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), which the USBLN® is a founding partner.
US Business Leadership Network 2007 Annual Conference
September 23-26, 2007
Successfully planned, marketed and managed the USBLN® 2007 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. The 2007 conference, “Building the New Workforce- Inclusion and Innovation” was the preeminent national event for business, community leaders and BLN chapters that have an interest in hiring employees with disabilities and marketing to consumers with disabilities. TMKG pulled off the national event with less than 5 months of planning time – securing all the necessary corporate and government sponsorships, keynote and breakout speakers and on-site requirements. To learn more, please visit http://www.newworkforceconference.org/Orlando.
In 2005, TMKG effectively assisted CCDH prepare for a major programmatic expansion whereby its annual budget doubled. The process involved a successful top-to-bottom plan to reorganize CCHD’s governance structure, marketing strategies and information technologies. Over subsequent years, TMKG completely revamped CCDH’s website, initiated a corporate sponsorship program that secured numerous new funders, and streamlined its stakeholder communications. Additionally, TMKG provided trainings on marketing and media that resulted in some of its partners exceeding its programmatic goals.
Clinton, North Carolina
The Honorable Conrad Burns (R-MT)
As a former U.S. Senate colleague of Senator Conrad Burns, former Senator Lauch Faircloth hired TMKG to plan, fundraise and execute a successful evening fundraiser at his home in Clinton, NC. With a formidable candidate running head-to-head in all the national polls with Senator Burns for re-election in Montana, TMKG was able to successfully raise the Senator’s re-election campaign $40,000 from out-of-state supporters in North Carolina in less than three weeks.
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Honorable John Cornyn (R-TX)
As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator John Cornyn retained TMKG to organize a fundraiser luncheon in Charlotte, NC. The fundraiser was held at the City Club of Charlotte with Senator Cornyn taking the time to sit, eat and answer questions from a sophisticated financial crowd. The event raised the Senator’s re-election campaign just over $30,000.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Pat McCrory for Governor
with Special Guest, President George W. Bush
Pat McCrory, Mayor of Charlotte and North Carolina gubernatorial candidate, retained TMKG to manage their surrogate event in Raleigh, North Carolina with President George W. Bush (surrogate events are a unique animal compared to other fundraisers). TMKG has specialized in and has been overwhelming successful at planning the events, managing the budget of these events, and raising the necessary funds to make them worthwhile. Surrogates are VIPs that not only bring in larger dollars and crowds, but also cost significantly more. These events come with planning challenges of being able to execute an event within a lot of restraints due to the Secret Service presence and their security details. TMKG was triumphant in organizing a beautiful home event, a flawless photo line for over 150 clicks, a reception for 400+ individuals and raising the Mayor’s campaign over $450,000.
Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
September 2006 – November 2006
Conceptualized, developed and consulted on statewide public awareness campaign for the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF). During the 2006 Gubernatorial election, “ONE ILLINOIS: A Community Initiative for Persons with Disabilities” called on the next governor to adopt an Illinois agenda that would provide the needed supports and services to assure equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and mental illness to live, learn, work, and recreate in the community. The campaign accomplished its objective by receiving questionnaire responses from all three gubernatorial candidates, securing excellent media coverage and generating over 1,100 hits to the campaign website in less than 3 weeks. To learn more, visit http://www.oneillinois.info.
As a PAC consultant to BIOPAC, TMKG was retained to expand the overall PAC base, as well as to increase their election cycle receipts by at least 20%. By presenting the BIO stakeholders and Board members detailed information about the political process at their 2006 Annual Conference, TMKG opened the appropriate avenues to increase contributions and participation. Overall, there was $40,000 more raised during the 2006 cycle than in all previous election cycles, which was actually a 35% increase in their overall PAC receipts.
Vern Buchanan for Congress (R-13)
September 2006 – December 2006
The Honorable Vern Buchanan hired TMKG in September of 2006 for the final 90 days leading up to Election Day. After winning the Primary election as a self-financed candidate, Buchanan needed an organized finance shop to facilitate and manage his fundraising operation and the 7 surrogate events that would occur weekly from mid-September until Election Day. In less than 3 months, TMKG was able to assemble a finance operation on the ground in his Congressional district, facilitate all surrogate events – including ones with President George W. Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, Governor Jeb Bush, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor Mitt Romney and First Lady Laura Bush – which help to raise the candidate over $750,000. Buchanan was the only Republican elected in an open seat to Congress by the narrowest margin that election cycle.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Stay’N Alive Conference – SA’06
December 5-8, 2006
The Community Access National Network (formerly “TIICANN”), National Association for Persons with AIDS (NAPWA) and The AIDS Institute jointly hosted the 2006 Annual Conference: Stay’N Alive. TMKG was retained to secure corporate sponsors for this special event being held in New Orleans just months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The conference was a success and TMKG was able to help secure over $75,000 in sponsorships.
RESPECT of Florida
Conceptualized, developed and consulted on statewide public awareness campaign for the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (FARF) / RESPECT of Florida. The campaign – which highlighted the state-use employment program for Floridians with disabilities – included a dozen town hall meetings held throughout the state with key legislators, countless news media stories and culminated with the Florida Legislature passing a Resolution expressing its support for the program.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+)
December 3-5, 2008
Successfully convened the 1st Annual Conference for the ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+). The conference assembled advocates from across the country to discuss the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). Headlined by the nationally-recognized leader on health care policy, Dr. Michael Magee, set the tone for attendees to identify useful strategies to improve access to care for people living with HIV/AIDS. The conference also generated significant corporate funding for the newly-formed nonprofit organization.
Successfully planned, marketed and managed the ACCSES-DSPA Alliance 2006 Annual Conference in Monterey, California. The conference marked the last event before the two organizations merged into “ACCSES”. The event included interactive video conferencing sessions, as well as numerous policy experts on employment, housing, education and community supports for people with disabilities.
Successfully planned, marketed and managed the ACCSES 2007 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.
Disability Service Providers of America (DSPA)
Assisted Achieve Tampa Bay – a member of the Disability Service Providers of America (DSPA) – host a town hall meeting on Medicaid reform. At the time, Medicaid reform was being debated in the U.S. Congress, including potentially devastating funding cuts that would have jeopardized the lives of people with developmental disabilities. The town hall meeting was represented by several congressional offices, as well as numerous news media outlets. To watch a local television news clip, CLICK HERE.
Friends of Sharron Angle
July 2010 - November 2010
Coordinated and executed national fundraising strategies for the Friends of Sharron Angle (R) campaign. In challenging the sitting Senate Majority Leader, TMKG helped the Angle campaign raise a record-breaking $27.7 Million for the 2010 election cycle from over 285,000 individual donors. In addition, TMKG started and raised funds for the Joint Fundraising Committee, the Sharron Angle GOP Victory Committee, to assist with the campaign’s ground game, raising an additional $220,000 from August to October 2010.
Tommy Thompson for Senate (R-WI)
October 2011-November 2012
The Honorable Tommy Thompson hired TMKG in October 2011 for his race in the 2012 open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin. TMKG served as Thompson's National, PAC and D.C. fundraising shop. TMKG raised the necessary funds for Thompson to win the August 14th primary and then to compete in the 2012 General election. Overall the campaign raised an estimated $9 million dollars with over $5 million from National, PAC and D.C.