Dawn Jessica Strain, President and Founder of DJS Events, has created some of the most extraordinary affairs for a prestigious clientele in the corporate, non-profit and social sectors. Dawn is a charismatic leader in the business and networking communities, which led her to become the second youngest woman to be named to the Long Island Business News’ “Top 50 Business Woman of the Year” in 2009 and to receive this award for a second time in 2012. Dawn was featured on the cover of Networking Magazine and her work has generated regional and national media coverage in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crain’s Business New York and The Huffington Post.
Dawn’s passion for philanthropy and community motivated her to become Founder of the Long Island Elite (LIE), a 501(c)3 organization, established in 2002. This unique networking group connects successful executives under the age of 40 while demonstrating the value and fulfillment of raising money for Long Island’s charities. Dawn served the organization as president from 2002 through 2012.
In 2012, Dawn created the innovative “WoofWoofWedding,” a unique fundraiser benefiting North Shore Animal League and Waggy Tails Rescue. This unique event was featured on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” and TLC’s “Say Yes to The Dress.”
Dawn is a proud daughter, sister and a loyal friend to many. She recognizes that she could not accomplish any of this without support and effort from her amazing team. Dawn’s unyielding commitment to excellence and dedication to her clients’ needs results in event productions of the highest order. Most important, Dawn’s immediate family includes the infamous Piper, her eight year old Chihuahua, who usually accompanies her and was the bride and star of the Woof Woof Wedding and its media coverage as well as its newest edition, a three year old rescue Chorkie Thalia.