Uncommon Friends Foundation Gala Sponsorships Now Available

“Starry Starry Night”
Uncommon Evening

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 ~ 6-9pm

Each year, the Uncommon Friends Foundation and its supporters gather to celebrate the core values and principles of the “Uncommon Friends,” and award scholarships to deserving recipients, recognize the efforts of a local educator who champions character education in the classroom, and showcase a local business which exemplifies high ethical standards. The Gale McBride Pavilion at the Burroughs Home and Gardens’ historical, riverfront setting is the host of one of the grandest social events of the season.

Guests can watch the sunset while visiting with new and old friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. During an elegant dinner, the Foundation’s leaders will announce the Business Ethics Award winner, the Character Education Champion Teacher Award winner, and student scholarship recipients.

We Count on Support from Our Community and Local Businesses!

The Uncommon Evening Gala is the Foundation’s Annual Signature Event, raising funds to support its efforts for character education, business ethics, scholarships, and historical preservation. Support of sponsors and individuals throughout our community is vital to our success. For more information, contact the Foundation’s office at 239-337-9503 or email Executive Director Jennifer Nelson at jennifer@uncommonfriends.org.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT,

Kerri Goldsmith, Chair
Caryn Smith, Co-Chair
Jennifer Nelson, Executive Director

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND SPONSORSHIP FORM!


“Starry Starry Night” Sponsorship Opportunities


JIM & ELLIE NEWTON PRESENTING SPONSOR $10,000 (EXCLUSIVE)

Take the stage to present the Business Ethics Award to our 2017 winner.
Includes cocktail reception with dignitaries for eight and eight priority dinner seats near the stage.
Your name and logo will be prominently displayed on all event marketing materials, invitations,
the printed program, table sign, and news releases. 5% of sponsorship goes to UFF Scholarship Fund.


UNCOMMON FRIENDS SPONSORSHIP $5,000 (5 Available)

You will take the stage to present a scholarship to a student who exemplifies
the character traits of the Uncommon Friends.
Includes cocktail reception with dignitaries for six guests and reserved dinner seats near the stage.
Your name and logo will be prominently displayed on all event marketing materials, invitations,
the printed program, table sign, and news releases. 5% of sponsorship goes to UFF Scholarship Fund.


BURROUGHS HOME ROOM SPONSORSHIP $3,000 (7 Available)

Your company name or logo will be displayed in one of seven Burroughs Home rooms for a year, including popular Holiday House tours. 20,000 guests visit the Burroughs Home annually, so this is an ideal sponsorship if you are looking to grow your business.
Includes cocktail reception with dignitaries for four and four reserved dinner seats.
Logo displayed on all event marketing materials, invitations, table sign, and printed program.
5% of sponsorship goes to UFF Scholarship Fund.


ENTERTAINMENT, HORS D’OEUVRE COCKTAIL, DESSERT,
OR VALET SPONSORSHIP $2,500 (5 Available)

Be the exclusive sponsor of one of the key elements of Uncommon Evening.
Includes cocktail reception with dignitaries for four and four reserved dinner seats.
Your logo will appear on signage at the event, on all event marketing materials,
invitations, table signage, and printed program. 5% of sponsorship goes to UFF Scholarship Fund.


FOUNDATION SPONSOR $1,500 (Limited Availability)

Includes a reserved dinner table for six with a company sign.
Two scholarship winners may be seated at your table.


CUSTOM SPONSORSHIP (Limited Availability)

If you’d like to discuss a creative idea for supporting the event, UFF Executive Director Jennifer Nelson
and Event Chair Kerri Goldsmith will meet with you to create a custom sponsorship package.


SCHOLARSHIP ANGEL SPONSOR $300

Underwrite attendance of a student scholarship winner and their guest.


INDIVIDUAL TICKETS/GENERAL SEATING $125 per person