Not only was IM Charity Party the best party at SES San Jose, but thanks to amazing sponsors like ACS SEO, We Build Pages, BOTW, SureHits and everyone that attended, we were able to raise $40,000 for charity! We donated $26297.96 to the Children’s Hospital (Jon Kelly matched the original $13,133.98 bringing us to the $26k+ total) and $13732.04 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Highlights of the night included Marcus Tandler winning a Neil Patel and proceeding to sell him to Frank Watson for a beer and Carolyn Shelby getting every available dollar donated during the raffle.
(pic c/o Laura Lippay)
Since this event was such a success and just outright fun, we are doing it again TWICE!
Next up is SMX East. Jim Boykin and Pat Sexton are giving me a break on this one and throwing the party with 10e20, BOTW, Search Engine Journal and Surehits to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. So if you are at SMX East, go to the Social Bar (795 8th Avenue between 48th and 49th) on Monday night for an open bar extravaganza with your favorite new ninjas from 8-11pm. It’s all you can drink for $50 so come thirsty! For anyone who knows New York, this is a great deal and not to mention a tax write off. For more details and to DONATE IN ADVANCE, please check out IM Charity Party.
If you can’t make it to SMX East, you can still attend the next IM Charity event at Scary SEO. Hosted by David Snyder on October 25th at 8pm there will be a 3 course meal and open bar for only $65 a person. Proceeds will all go the Ronald McDonald House. If you are attending Scary SEO this is a MUST attend event.