AFCEA DC is a leading volunteer chapter of AFCEA International serving the intelligence, national security, and military communities. For nearly 50 years, their annual Winter Gala has been the premier social event for the defense and federal IT industry, fundraising for charities like Toys for Tots and various STEM initiatives. When COVID hit in 2020, the beloved gala was threatened. AFCEA DC needed to keep chapter members connected and engaged, when all other in-person gatherings had been called off. Being their comprehensive partner for everything from events to board meetings, Yes& accepted the challenge.