Venas Matthews-Bazin, Senior Director of Special Events

Venas Matthews-Bazin is the Senior Director of Special Events for Shatterproof. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of all special events nationally.  Venas is also tasked with the role of the development of concepts, themes and formats for cultivation events for the organization that engages supporters, increases brand awareness and grows revenue.  

Venas brings years of experience in managing large events, creating and developing event timelines, vendor relations, recruiting and managing volunteers, cultivating and stewarding relationships, raising brand awareness, and implementing fundraising and mission-relating national events to help achieve organization revenue goal.

Prior to joining Shatterproof, Venas spent years working in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors at companies such as Time Warner, The Apollo Theatre, MTV, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers at Scholastic and most recently, she was the Senior Director of Special Events for the past seven years at Autism Speaks. 

Venas is a graduate of New York University. Born and raised in New York City, she currently resides in New Jersey.  Here favorite quote is “Teamwork make the Dreamwork”.

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