Center for American Progress – Progressive Party

For the last eight years, Podium Arts has conceived and produced CAP's marquis fundraising event in collaboration with the CAP development team. The "Progressive Party" is a departure from the traditional DC fundraising gathering, with a minimal entertainment-oriented program and an open, dynamic environment that promotes movement and interaction. The event has been set in both the historic Mellon Auditorium and the Newseum’s modern Great Hall of News, both in downtown Washington, DC and both challenging venues. Podium Arts conceived the original progressive direction for the event and has reinvented the celebration each year, capturing the unique energy and excitement of this trend-setting organization. 

“Joseph Finneran has been indispensable to CAP. Over the past eight years, Joseph
and his team at Podium Arts have produced our annual Progressive Party, guided
the development of our in-house video capability, and managed the upgrade of our presentation space, among other projects. Each has been executed with great discipline and creative flair.”
— John Podesta, Founder and First President, Center for American Progress