Vanessa  Lazar


Events Coordinator, “Jammin for a Cause” Co-Producer


Vanessa Lazar has excellent fundraising and event planning skills.   Ms. Lazar raised thousands of dollars on her time for Save the Children Ethiopian programs, and then traveled to Addis, Ababa to donate much needed medical supplies. 


In addition, she formed her own Non-Profit Corporation in 2001, Reflections, a Non-Profit Corporation, whose mission was to educate/motivate teens through interactive workshops.  Ms. Lazar also has had featured articles written about her workshops for teen in the Chicago Sun-Times, and has facilitated her "Preventing Teen Pregnancy" workshop to the following organizations: The Chicago Boys and Girls Club, Maryville Academy, The Chicago Park Districts, Chicago Homeless Coalition, and the YMCA.  Also, she has had featured articles published about her grass-roots fundraising efforts for Ethiopia in U.S. News, World Report Magazine, and the Chicago Tribune. 


            Ms. Lazar also volunteered her time to giving her homeless testimony for the Chicago Homeless Coalition, and volunteers to feed the homeless with her son yearly.  Her talents in special event planning and fundraising is an asset, as she assists agencies gain the necessary funds, to continue delivering their services.  In 2005, after relocating to Austin from Chicago, Ms. Lazar, formed Reflektions Events.  Reflektions Events specializes in: Event-planning, Fundraising and Interactive workshops for teens.  Ms. Lazar has excellent relationship building skills, and uses these skills to build and maintain fruitful relationships with community stakeholders. Ms. Lazar loves working out, dancing and, spending time with her twelve-year old son.



Vanessa (Right Front) pictured with Staff-

HIV Orphanage, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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