Sacha Lehto brings international experience and a wealth of knowledge from
her 13-year career in the Events and Nonprofit sector. Currently with a New
York City-based Consulting Firm, Sacha works with numerous charity clients
in fulling planning the scope of their events, from developing fundraising
strategies for finalizing logistical details. Her past positions in Vancouver, BC,
have including overseeing the Signature Events portfolio at BC Cancer
Foundation, the largest charitable funder of research and care in the province
of BC. At BC Cancer, one of the highlights was managing the 10 th anniversary
Inspiration Gala which raised over $5 million for the Personalized Onco-
Genomics Program, making it the highest grossing fundraising Gala in
Canada at that time.
Sacha&’s expertise, talents, and skill-set have resulted in recognition nationally
and internationally, including being one of only five nominees for Event
Planner of the Year at the 2016 Catersource Spotlight Awards in Las
Vegas. Sacha has also been a speaker at an Association of Fundraising
Professionals (AFP) session on “Gala Do’s and Don’ts.”
Sacha’s degree in Fashion Design lends its creativity to her events – from
conceptualizing the initial creative design to selecting venues and ultimately
ensuring every detail works cohesively and harmoniously.
On the ILEA New York Metro Chapter, Board of Directors, Sacha has a
focus on developing the Strategic Partnerships program.