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BOOM Events Launches to Champion Social Justice Causes


Veteran entertainment industry and non profit fundraising event professionals Scott Appel and Kathleen Cahill have teamed up to form BOOM Events, an event Production Company specializing in creating innovative and exciting special events for organizations supporting social justice issues.

With over twenty years experience in hospitality, non-profit fundraising, and public relations for celebrities, corporations and red carpet events. BOOM Events brings a unique team expertise that spans a wide range of services. The mission of BOOM Events is to create extraordinary event experiences by bringing innovative and creative ideas to benefit exceptionally significant causes.

Focused on partnering with agencies that work on human rights/humanitarian aid, child protection, animal/environmental advocacy, and peace building initiatives, BOOM Events is dedicated to shining the spotlight on these vital causes.
"BOOM Events conceptualizes and develops one-of-a kind special event experiences that tell the organization's story," said Cahill. "Working with our clients from inception through post-event, we transform ideas and visions, bringing the mission to life and creating memorable, lasting impressions. We are thrilled to be teaming up with organizations fighting on behalf of and for the LGBTQ community, minorities, immigrants, children's rights, animal rights, environmental protection, anti-war/anti-violence, and other issues that deserve the spotlight in these especially challenging times."

"BOOM Events works with Hollywood's philanthropists and elite, pairing them with your cause and bringing media attention and strength to the mission," added Appel. "Celebrities have the power to raise awareness to these significant causes that need support."

Scott Appel has owned and operated his own independent public relations practice since 1994. Clients over the years have included Time Inc, Reebok Entertainment, Sony Music, The Actors Fund, Starz Networks, Scholastic, Chicken Soup For The Soul, plus over 100 actors and recording artists including Matthew Morrison, Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Scott has most recently coordinated public relations, social media campaigns and talent bookings for A-list Hollywood events including San Diego Comic Con, Sundance Film Festival, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, The Looking Ahead Awards, Best In Drag Show and The Actors Fund's Tony Awards Viewing Gala. Scott is currently producing the "Fame" 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert at The Troubadour for The Actors Fund.

Kathleen Cahill began her career in hospitality management working for luxury hotels including The Plaza Hotel in New York City, The Warwick in Philadelphia and Shutters on the Beach in Los Angeles. Armed with a degree in communications from Temple University she moved on to television commercial production at a Hollywood studio where she began organizing holiday parties, luncheons and fundraisers. In 2006 Kathleen followed her heart and transitioned to the non-profit sector, working in development and fundraising for regional, national and international non-profit organizations. Kathleen has produced over 50 fundraising events and red carpet galas in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Palm Springs, honoring notables such as Al Gore, Russell Simmons, Hilary Swank, James Cameron, Florence Henderson, Mario Lopez, Joe Morton, Alfred Molina, Jane Velez-Mitchell, John Salley and Wilmer Valderrama.

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