DJS Events is dedicated to helping nonprofits and social enterprises improve the lives of people and communities.
Dawn’s passion for philanthropy and community motivated her in 2002 to form the Long Island Elite (LIE). LIE is a unique business networking group for executives under the age of 40. LIE encourages its members to further their businesses and careers while “giving back” to the community. Each year, the organization raises money for local Long Island charities with its “Masquerade Ball” at the majestic Oheka Castle. This signature event showcases the talents and versatility of DJS Events. The firm donates its time and resources to produce this unparalleled event that attracts more than 350 guests annually and has donated over $400,000 to the Long Island community.
In 2010, Dawn created the “Believe Symposium” on behalf of The Long Island Elite. This educational and inspirational conference encouraged and engaged high school students to believe in their futures, the community and in themselves. DJS Events has also worked or donated its time to benefit other foundations including: Education and Assistance Corporation (EAC), Best Buddies (LI Chapter), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LI Chapter) and North Shore Animal League.