From ideation to event activation
We are experiential experts. Our team of event management connoisseurs are dedicated to bringing your vision into fruition – with stellar design, strategic conception-to-execution planning, and unparalleled attention-to-detail. No matter what, our projects are always on time, on budget, and on point.
the FM Process
Our process begins with you booking a strategy session with us in order to gain clarity on your needs, your time frame and your vision.
Our team of event curators formulate an entire design scheme, handle the logistics, and craft a seamless experience that aligns with your vision.
During this stage we confer with you to solidify and refine last minute details, and to ensure your event is unfolding the way that you imagined.
This is where your vision and our hard work comes into fruition. Watch your vision manifest into a fully loaded event production experience that you and your guests are sure to never forget.
We specialize in leveling up events of all types
We are a full-service management company dedicated to leveling up events of all types – with “can-do” fervor and stellar results to match. We specialize in getting the job done right, the first time. We pride ourselves on offering simplistic pricing, smooth processes, and even greater events.
What we offer
We understand that events are time consuming financial investments. We’ve successfully managed more than 500 plus events by connecting strategy and design with innovative technology to drive brands and businesses forward. We handle:
LOGISTICS & PRODUCTION
The proof is in the production
Evoke BEPrint Tour | Mixer & Workshop
This 2-day event centered on new life transformation service for women – by women. We garnered hundreds of emails, sold merchandise and shared the overview of the service with a room full of supporters. This event spanned across 5 cities.
General Motors | NCAA | Shadow League Mixer
In 2017, we brought music, sports and more than 400 car enthusiasts together to revel in the luxury of the brand new GM Buick Lacrosse.
Hi, I’m Nina Payne!
In 2000, Foundation Management, LLC, was birthed as an Artist & Event Management Company. With pure focus and drive, FMLLC quickly grew from a single LLC to a company managing more than 20 independent contractors – grabbing the attention of national artist management and event companies across the map.
I’ve also spearheaded event productions for General Motors, Detroit Police Department, Buick, Detroit Public Safety Foundation, Detroit Grand Prix, Delta, Shell, ASAE Conference, City of Detroit, Chene Park, EvokLife, DAPCEP, and many more.I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world and collaborate with some amazing talent in the areas of Artist, Road, Tour, Project, Production and Event Management. I’ve worked with a bevy of powerhouse artists such as KEM, Vickie Winans, Anthony Hamilton, Avery Sunshine, Anthony Anderson, Jay Moss, Ledisi, Steve Harvey, Nephew Tommy, Dorinda Clark, along with a host of many local, up-and-coming rising stars
Explore more of our events
Our mission is to provide executive-level client services, creating unforgettable experiences and making an impact in our community. And we’ve done just that for many of our clients – ranging from small, intimate experiences with 100 attendees to vast spaces and large events, amassing more than 180,000 attendees.
Dilla Youth Day
Overview: An event designed around the Super Producer JDilla to expose youth to STEM education by using music, interactive projects, poetry, break dancing, cyphers, etc to get their attention.
Results: Dilla Youth Day has created a brand that is the only one of it’s kind in the country and has impacted the lives of over 20,000 youth and adults in the last 7 years.
Overview: A signature fundraising event for Motown Recording Artist KEM – to help the homeless and hungry communities by celebrating life through music.
Results: The first event brought out 20,000 attendees, over 75 days. The community was in need of a celebrity to step up and give back to the city of Detroit. The second event grew by 300%, with more than 60,000 attendees, and 1800 meals served.
Overview: This annual conference that moves from city to city, focuses on sharing information regarding the event industry. provided project management and transportation logistics for 5 days.
Results: Organizing transportation for all 180,000 attendees was a challenge. But we were able to develop and execute a system that simulated the MDOT pickup strategy; for more than 180,000 attendees. This included multiple pickups and drop-offs at hotels, the airport and main conference venue. We contracted 92 buses and over 14 different bus companies.
Overview: This signature event within the Charles H. Wright African World Festival showcases some of Detroit’s best designers, models and music.
Results: Detroit Rocks the Runway has become an anticipated event that welcomes a variety of models, photographers, designers and makeup artists. The veterans teach the newcomers. The event offers workshops and training leading up to the event for new models that may not fit into the “typical industry look”.
Overview: The iconic annual event turns Belle Isle Park into a race track and welcomes 50K attendees over it’s 3-day weekend. We managed the logistics so that people can move safely on and off the island
Results: We were able to successfully transport all attendees, employees and vendors to and from their vehicles without any incidents. This effort required 58 buses, 18 bus companies and 14 Parking lots.
Overview: One of 4 signature events for the Detroit Public Safety Foundation, A&B is an amazing event that focuses on honoring women and men of the Detroit Police and Detroit Fire that have gone over the call of duty to keep the citizens of Detroit safe.
Results: FM is contracted each year to produce this event where we honor over 30+ Men and Women with Medals of Valor and Purple Hearts in front of their families.
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Years of Experience
At Foundation Management, we understand we are only as good as the sum of our parts. Our amazing team of hardworking, creative, and driven curators are what separates us from the rest of the competition. We band together rain or shine, no matter how complex the task may be – to get it done. Meet the squad below. #squadgoals
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Foundation Management LLC is a full-service management event company specializing in both small and large-scale events – with “can-do” fervor and stellar results to match. We specialize in getting the job done right, the first time. We pride ourselves on offering simplistic pricing, smooth processes, and even greater events
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Detroit, MI 48076