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Meet Cheryl Clark

Cheryl Clark, president & CEO of Dare to Dream Event Management accepting her business of distinction award at the Greater Topeka Partnership annual meeting.Cheryl Clark, president & CEO of Dare to Dream Event Management accepting her Business of Distinction award at the Greater Topeka Partnership annual meeting.

Cheryl Clark Business of DistictionClick to watch our video.Owner and founder of Dare to Dream Event Management, she is a Certificated Wedding Planner and Certified Event Designer with over 25 years of experience. Her passion for event design and planning shows in every event she creates. 

Over the past quarter century, Cheryl has worked with a wide array of clients from “Pop-Up” picnics (the perfect way to surprise your someone special!) to high-profile events honoring professional athletes including an NFL Super Bowl champion and NBA basketball player. Weddings, birthday parties, graduations, baby showers, retirement parties - no event it too big or too small. Her natural talent for business and an unwavering work ethic have helped her business to thrive.

Earlier this year, Dare to Dream Event Management was a recipient of the prestigious Minority Owned Business Of Distinction Award from the Greater Topeka Partnership.

Cheryl Clark Woman of Influence AwardCheryl Clark with her Woman of Influence Outstanding Entrepreneur 2021 award at GO Topeka event.Cheryl Clark was born, raised and educated in Topeka, Kansas and has put down deep roots in her community.

Cheryl volunteers a great deal of her time in the community in various capacities. Currently she serves on Women’s Minority Business Development Board. Previously, she served on the Kansas Black Expo Board from 2004-2006 as the Director of the Parade & Battle of the Bands. Additionally, she has held various positions at her church as the Event Planner, Marketing Director, Public Relations Coordinator for over 15 years and a youth teacher/mentor to young girls. She has served on the USD 501 Citizens Advisory Committee.

Happily married for 27 years and the mother of two young men and a grandmother to a perfect grandson, she loves travelling, spending time with her family and making a difference in the lives of others.

Dare to Dream Testimonials

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - If it wasn’t for her I would be sooo lost!

    Cheryl was a pleasure working with and stayed in contact with me from the very beginning showing me so many different options to choose from and went over and beyond on helping me find a fabulous photographer, She also helped me find and order the yummy cake - chocolate covered Oreo and apples - with the wedding ring around them (it’s the details for me). If it wasn’t for her I would be sooo lost! She helped me with the welcome sign and even questions to ask the groom. All we had to do was arrive and take the leftovers home ❤️. She’s the best hands down! -Mia

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - Her professionalism is top tier and you get MORE than what you pay for.

    “Nothing less than perfect.” has been our experience working with Cheryl. She was made for this and has been a complete blessing during the entire planning process. You don’t just get a coordinator with her, you get a friend who becomes adopted as family. We would not have been able to pull it off without her and her expertise. Her professionalism is top tier and you get MORE than what you pay for. #comingtodjedjes

  • Dare to Dream Event Management - I married my King and got my fairytale wedding.

    11/10/17, was everything and more. I married my King and got my fairytale wedding. Thanks to Dare to Dream for creating some of the most amazing memories that people are still talking about years later. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. #MakingAMaxwell

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - She is more then just a party planner... she's a friend and listening ear as well!

    Where do I begin? Mrs. Cheryl Clark is the best hands down  - she really did a phenomenal job on my son's birthday party!! She was able to take my small thoughts and create something magical and made every one that came to the party feel like a kid again! Lastly she is more then just a party planner you hire, but a friend and listening ear as well!!!

  • Dare to Dream Event Management - I married my King and got my fairytale wedding.

    We had the BEST experience with Cheryl. She was very quick to respond to my questions and went out of her way to make our experience better than I ever expected. Highly recommended! -Angela Hilliard

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - You will love Cheryl and her team as much as you loved your event!

    Many people ask til this day who was the mastermind behind my baby shower and I can’t be more proud to say Dare to Dream Event Management! Cheryl and her team do phenomenal work! I remember sending Dare to Dream my inspiration picture thinking to myself their pricing definitely has to be off the roof, I was scared to see the quote (haha), but it was super reasonable. I was left speechless and in awe walking in to our event and seeing how beautiful it looked! There’s no doubt we will be booking our further events with Cheryl and as always I definitely recommend Dare to Dream Management to anyone who asks for an event planner. They are the whole package and you will love Cheryl and her team as much as you loved your event! -Idalis & Cameron

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - Simply beautiful and elegant

    Dare to Dream made our 25th Anniversary Party one for the books. Cheryl took our vision and made it reality. Paying attention to every detail. It was simply beautiful and elegant. Thank you D2D.

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - She captured exactly what I envisioned.

    Cheryl and the Dare to Dream team, made my birthday AND my wedding reception amazing. I’ve never had such awesome decor. She captured exactly what I envisioned. Thank you so much. We’ll definitely be using you again. -Stacie Starks

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - I’m secretly looking for a reason to hire Cheryl again!

    I don’t know how I could of pulled off such an extravagant special event as our wedding without the help of Dare to Dream. I’m secretly looking for a reason to hire Cheryl again such an amazing turn out that we will never forget! -Natasha Tibbs

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - D2D is an event planning extraordinaire that simply put are in a class of their own.

    Dare to Dream delivers a touch of class for any occasion. You need a large party planned in 2 weeks? They deliver class in a crunch. You want a private picnic at your location of choice? They deliver a classy and cozy environmental delight. You’re planning a ribbon-cutting to unveil a new business? They deliver a classy, corporate ambiance outdoors. D2D is an event planning extraordinaire that simply put are in a class of their own. -J. Patrick

  • Dare to Dream Event Management by Cheryl Clark - She’s our official planner we love her and all her work.

    Dare to Dream does all my children’s parties at least 4 times a year. She’s our official planner we love her and all her work. -Jessica

  • Dare to Dream Event Management - Their attention to detail and desire to make a client's vision come to life is second-to-none.

    If you're looking for professionalism, creativity, and sophistication, book with Dare to Dream Event Management! Their attention to detail and desire to make a client's vision come to life is second-to-none. -Lonnie & Alicia