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What Clients Say

Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity and honor to work with some outstanding companies and organizations to create their recognition and achievement awards. Many of the people we’ve worked with called to thank us for a job well done. A few of them sent thank you notes or emails. Here’s how they summed up their experience working with us:

“It is always a pleasure working with you! I had been out of the office and when I returned, the FedEx with the new Spotlight Award Finalist pins were waiting for me. I am thrilled! Thank you for the time you spent consulting with me about making them slightly smaller. The new 2008 edition is perfect! Thanks for the good advice and the lovely product!”
~Carolyn Baragona, Vice President
Event Solutions Magazine
"Thank you again - the awards were simply spectacular! As always, our recipients were very pleased, and clearly honored with such a tremendous award."
~Marika Holmgren, President
Organic Events
"Thank you. The large awards arrived this morning. They are stunning!"
~Melissa Blackburn, Capital Campaign Director
Habitat for Humanity
“We just received the award. It is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for all of your help. I am so pleased that this will be the look for our award, it was well worth the price! It is so unique and elegant. It completely describes the mission of our organization and the feel of this inaugural event. THANK YOU!”
~Teresa Olson, Development Coordinator
“The awards are beautiful. Please pass on our great appreciation for the speedy delivery. Our Board of Trustees meeting is this Saturday, so we are very anxious to present to our top alumni. You all are wonderful!!!”
~Stephanie Martensen, Donor Relations Officer
Missouri University of Science and Technology
“The awards were absolutely stunning; everyone loved them. In fact, most thought they were nicer than the previous years. Thank you very much for your time and patience working with me on this endeavor.”
~Shyrl Boyd, Project Coordinator Academic Research & Technology Initiatives
Cisco Systems, Inc.
“Thank you so much for your beautiful artwork! We LOVE the award and are very excited to present it to Mrs. Marriott. Thank you again for all your hard work and creativity; we greatly appreciate it. I hope to work with you again in the near future.”
~Leah Blom, Development Associate Gala Coordinator
DC/MD/VA Chapter, ALS Association
“MK Shannon has the unique ability to take an individual’s vision and make it a reality. The unique sculptures that she created for our top awards within Georgia-Pacific’s North American Consumer Products business are simply magnificent works of art that each award winner is thrilled to receive.”
~Amy K. Hawkins, Director Meeting & Event Management
“For years, Cisco Systems has presented MK Shannon awards to Cisco employees for their outstanding achievements. The message that embodies an MK Shannon sculpture is one of great accomplishment and is a lifetime testimonial to receiving a distinguished award.”
~Jennifer Mitchell, Event Program Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc.
"You are amazing and so wonderful to work with. I’ll highly recommend your great service and products to all in the future!"
~Stanley Ellicott, Assistant to the Managing Director
Out & About
"Again our awards ceremony was fabulous! Every winner is thrilled with their award. We had the highest submissions for awards and the highest attendance since its inception 4 years ago. Thank you so much for all of your cooperation and, of course, for the design of the award."
~Sue A. Werb, CSEP
Simply Elegant Events, Inc.
"Our experience has been quite positive and I believe the program has been well worth the expense. The introduction of the McAuley Society sculpture has led to additional contributions and helped motivate others to look into our major gift program. It is clear to me that this form of recognition is far greater than traditional donor recognition and far more personal."
~H. John Shaw III, Director of Development
Mercy Foundation, Sacramento, CA
"Thanks so much for your note. It is nice to know that some people in the business world still believe in the personal touch. We think that your sculptures are absolutely beautiful and will keep you in mind for all our future needs. Kelle has been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to receiving our "Triumph".
~Dotty Grattan, Senior Executive Administrative Assistant
"We have presented your awards and they have been a major hit with our employees. We have received many positive comments about our Kaplan Spirit Award! Thank you for making our employee recognition program special. Many thanks for your support and assistance. I look forward to working with you again next year."
~Sherry M. Thompson, Manager, Events and Community Outreach
Kaplan University
"MK Shannon has an understanding of the Shaklee spirit. I recommend her art to anyone looking for truly outstanding and innovative pieces."
~Rich Perry, Vice President of Sales
Shaklee Corporation
"Let me start by saying how grateful we are for your wonderful talent. Your work is such a perfect symbol of all that we are trying to accomplish with the Disability Film Festival."
~Debby Barri, Special Projects Manager
Para Olympics Film Festival
"The magnificent bronze sculpture is the epitome of all I have envisioned as a symbol for the San Francisco SPCA. The constant comments from those entering my office confirm their enjoyment and appreciation."
~Richard Avanzino, President
SPCA San Francisco Office
"The incentive sculptures you created for me were beautiful and have been very effective in motivating my Branch Managers to excel. You exceeded my expectations throughout our dealings, and I know how rare that is in this day and age."
~Madalyn Mitchell, Regional Vice President
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., San Francisco, CA

Partial Client List

  • AARP
  • AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
  • AMC
  • American Institute of Architects
  • AONE
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • BASF Corporation
  • Bishop's Educational Foundation
  • Blockbuster
  • Boeing
  • Boys and Girls Club of America
  • BRAVO! Events By Design
  • Brite Ideas, Inc.
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Cancer Services
  • Catholic Charities
  • Catering Magazine
  • Cessna Aircraft Company
  • Charles Schwab & Co.
  • Children's Craniofacial Association
  • Children’s Home Society of Florida
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • ClubCorp, Inc.
  • Congressman Norm Moneta
  • Embarq
  • Event Publishing LLC
  • Event Solutions Magazine
  • Experient
  • Family Connection Partnership
  • Farr & Above
  • Fulfillment Fund
  • Junior Golf Association
  • Frankford Hospital Foundation
  • GE Aviation
  • GE Energy
  • General Electric
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Heal the Bay Foundation
  • Hispanic Hotel Owners Association
  • Indiana Youth Institute
  • Institute of Charitable Giving
  • Interplast
  • the Jane Goodall Institute
  • Jenny Craig, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kaplan University
  • KYDD Group
  • Lemoyn-Owen College
  • Lenscrafters
  • Lion's Eye Institute Foundation
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • LPGA
  • Mary Knoll Mission Association
  • Mercy Foundation
  • Million Dollar Round Table
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology
  • Multi-Channel News Magazine
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Society for Histotechnology
  • NBC
  • Nestle Purina
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Oakland Medical Center
  • Out & Equal
  • Pacific Miniatures
  • PACQ, Inc.
  • Para Olympics Film Festival
  • Partners Ending Domestic Violence
  • PBC Supply
  • Phoenix Symphony
  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Foundation
  • Quebecor World QVC
  • Red Cross
  • Rexair LLC
  • Sacramento Children’s Home
  • San Francisco SPCA
  • San Jose Grand Prix
  • Scientific Learning Corporation
  • Scooter Store
  • Self Storage Association
  • Shaklee Corporation
  • Sika
  • Simply Elegant Events, Inc.
  • Sisters of St. Dominic
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
  • Society for Marketing Professionals
  • Source Unlimited, Inc.
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Special Events Magazine
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Clare’s Hospital Foundation
  • St. Joseph’s Children’s Center
  • The Breast Cancer Fund
  • The Children’s Museum
  • Time Warner
  • Total Entertainment
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Way
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of California
  • University of Tennessee
  • USA Olympic Team
  • Vista Hill Foundation
  • Volunteers of America
  • Washington Mutual
  • White Memorial Medical Center
  • Women in Technology
  • Working Woman Magazine
  • WOW Productions
  • YMCA