DeShawn really tanked. She really can't be that naive to think everyone would donate something if they have the disposable income. She should have charged folks money to get it, and maybe turned the event into an entire weekend of festivities. One million bucks in one night? Yeah right! Surely, someone had to tell DeShawn she wasn't planning it the right way, but she probably ignored them.
Let's do the simple math. If 1,500 people went to the shindig, each of them would have to donate $660+ to make that one-million buck goal. If she charged $250 a head, then maybe...but come on!