Sarah Effertz – EMPOWER Conference Speaker

Owner, Blu Elefante Events

Presentation: What is Your SPARC? Using Your Unique Passion to Make an Impact Where Your Feet Are

Have you ever thought: “I wish I felt more fulfilled in my job” or “I don’t have time to do what I love”, or even “I wish I could take the risk to start my own business someday”? We will explore what makes you passionate, how to discover new joy, and renew the belief in yourself for a fulfilling career and life!


Sarah Effertz, owner of Blu Elefante Events, has a passion for creating unforgettable experiences! With over 18 years of event planning and marketing experience, Sarah has helped create powerful and profitable fundraisers for community partners, helped companies celebrate key milestones with cocktail receptions and golf tournaments, gathered like-minded individuals for intimate dinner parties, blown the roof off of venues for concerts and music festivals, and glammed up the runway with striking fashion shows. Blu Elefante Events has also helped families and friends come together to celebrate some of life’s greatest moments! What makes Blu Elefante stand out is Sarah’s passion and creativity, her love of community, and seeing the magic that happens when everything comes together to give you and your guests an amazing experience that you won’t soon forget!

Sarah is a dynamic professional with a bachelor’s in business administration, with a focus on marketing and finance, along with a master’s degree in project management. Her home base is Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and services the greater NEPA region, along with Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York. Her history of service includes: past board of directors for Dress For Success Lackawanna, past regional director for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and past school board member for Summit Christian Academy. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Scranton Jazz Festival, a Director of Community Relations for Here 4 A Reason, a worship team vocalist at The Grove Church in Scranton, a wife and mother to three wonderful children (and 4 dogs, 1 cat)!