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Make Every Event An 



Our Unique Approach

DAK Occasions understands that collaboration with our clients is essential to the successful outcome of an event. We recognize that no two events are exactly the same. Each event requires special consideration based upon the client and overall objectives. We listen at all times and respond immediately with professional assistance that far exceeds the expectations of clients. DAK Occasions ensures event deliverables are aligned with the client’s goals and organizational mission. We are always thinking ahead for the success of all stakeholders.


Attention to Detail

Preparedness is mandatory! DAK Occasions prides itself with the ability to make strategic decisions at a moment's notice. In the ever changing world of events, strategic adjustments prior to and on site is pivotal to event success. Clients can confidently rely on our team of professionals to handle every step of an event. With over twenty years of experience in event management and planning, DAK Occasions is uniquely qualified to meet customer needs while providing a high level of professional service that will always excel for the client.

Client Testimonials

"Events are something that we have to do as a nonprofit, but as a nonprofit, we don't always have the ability to allocate sufficient staff to oversee detailed planning without detracting from their other day-to-day responsibilities.  Debra and her team have proven more than capable of filling the gap for us. She's responsive to our inquires, sensitive to our needs and committed to helping us achieve our goals. Unafraid to offer options when she believes they are in our best interest, Debra is truly a valuable asset and unofficial member of our staff. We look forward to our continued partnership."

Central Union Mission, Client

“DAK Occasions has been a tremendous help to us, handling all aspects of event management as we started on this charitable journey at an amazingly affordable cost.  Having their help with event management allowed us to focus on our most important asset...our guests.  We would recommend DAK Occasions to any nonprofit.”

Path to Greatness, Client

Signature Client Roster

  • Central Union Mission Annual Events, 2015-2018

  • HHS Office of Minority Health, Health Equity Summit, 2015

  • Hillcrest Children and Family Center, Bicentennial Celebration, Washington, DC, 2015

  • Dream Moving Forward Inaugural Gala, Washington, DC , 2013

  • Prince Georges Hospital Center Foundation Strata Awards Gala, National Harbor, MD, 2012

  • Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, Inaugural Ball, Gaylord  National  Harbor, MD, 2010

  • BET Women Health Symposium Tour, BET Networks , 2007-2010

  • BET Summer Camp for Girls, Birmingham, AL, 2007-2010

  • American Diabetes Association Disparities Partnership Forum, 2010-2012

  • Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, 2008-2014

  • BESLA Annual Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2007

  • NBA All-Star Legends of Basketball Golf Tournament , Las Vegas, NV, 2007-2009

  • NBA All-Star Week, Private Screening of Basketball Man, Las Vegas, NV, 2006

  • NFL Superbowl Weekend, Gridiron Glamour Fashion Show, Miami, FL, 2006

  • Retired Players Association Annual Conference, Puerto Rico, 2006-2009

  • Laila Ali Fight Event, Bowie, MD, 2000

  • Latin American Festival, Gaithersburg, MD, 1998


Debra Kilpatrick Byrd, Event Planning Specialist


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