Founded in New York City in 2011, A Good Gathering is an event production company that helps discerning clients in the creative industry balance a good night out with a good cause. Mayumi Tatsuta and Ben Pruess formed A Good Gathering in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunamis in Tohoku, Japan. Seeking to do more with their skills and resources other than to just write a check, A Good Gathering has brought together acclaimed photographers and artists for “Japan: Rising,” a silent art auction and party, presented by AOL and Scion, to be held at Milk Gallery on April 28, 2011.
Ben Pruess, formerly the Vice President of Adidas Originals, and Mayumi Tatsuta, an Associate Creative Director at Mcgarrybowen, are 20+ year veterans of the fashion, media and advertising industry. With that experience, they draw on their powerful network of tastemakers, brand builders, media platforms, and gifted Creatives with the goal of helping the creative community produce a respectful, high-end cause-based event that has the spirit of a fun party with a great group of people… making it a good gathering.