No tie? No fancy dress? No problem!
The idea for Biz Bash came from attending too many dull fundraisers. Steve Bangert, CoBiz Chairman and CEO, brainstormed with his executive team of how they could raise important funds for community organizations, invite their friends AND have a good time.
In 2001 the Biz Bash was created. It combines music, mingling, a unique silent auction and delicious food – all to raise money for a great cause. The Biz Bash was well-received and quickly became known for being more black t-shirt than black tie, more dancing than programming, more epicurean than etiquette and just MORE fun. The mission of the Biz Bash is to produce a benefit party event that raises funds for worthy children's causes in both Arizona and Colorado, primarily supporting children and families in underserved communities. Our proven success comes from the support of CoBiz employees, clients, partners and friends who continue to believe in the Biz Bash’s mission year after year.
Since its inception, the Biz Bash has raised more than $5.9 million for local non-profit organizations in Arizona and Colorado. After becoming a qualified beneficiary, each nonprofit selected receives monies for one or two consecutive years. Net proceeds from the Biz Bash have ranged from $100,000 to $350,000 – an amazing feat for only one night!
Join us to experience philanthropy in a truly fun atmosphere. We'd love to hear from you and how to get you and/or your company involved in our annual event.