Uncommon Evening

November 14, 2019 – 6 to 9 p.m.

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 that demonstrates high ethical standards. Join us at the outdoor Gale McBride Pavilion on the riverfront grounds of the Burroughs Home and Gardens located at 2505 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District.

Guests can watch the sun set below the horizon, while visiting with new and old friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. An elegant dinner precedes the announcements of scholarship winners, as well as the winner of the Champion Character Education Teacher of the Year award and the Business Ethics award.

This year, we are thrilled to have Dr. Michael V. Martin, Florida Gulf Coast University President as our keynote speaker.  Dr. Martin was unanimously selected to serve as FGCU’s fourth president on July 1, 2017.

We Count on Support from Our Community and Local Businesses!

The Uncommon Evening Gala is the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s annual signature event that raises funds to support its efforts toward character education, business ethics, scholarships, and historical preservation all year long. Support of sponsors and individuals throughout our community is vital to our success.

For more information, contact our office at 239-337-9503 or email Executive Director Jennifer Nelson at jennifer@uncommonfriends.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Jennifer Nelson, Executive Director

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Admission is $150 per person or $1,500 for a table sponsorship (includes 6 seats).


NOVEMBER 14, 2019 ~ 6-9 p.m.
UNCOMMON EVENING GALA

SPONSORSHIPS


JIM & ELLIE NEWTON PRESENTING SPONSOR $10,000 – SOLD!

Take the stage to present the Business Ethics Award to our 2019 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 scholarships.


UNCOMMON FRIENDS SPONSORSHIP $5,000

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 scholarships.


BURROUGHS HOME ROOM SPONSORSHIP $3,000
Thank you Allyn International, FGCU, Henderson Franklin and Waste Pro!

Your company name or logo will be displayed in one of seven Burroughs Home rooms for a year. 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 scholarships.


ENTERTAINMENT, HORS D’OEUVRES, COCKTAIL, DESSERT,
OR VALET SPONSORSHIP $2,500
Thanks Entertainment Sponsor LCEC, Dessert Sponsor Edison National Bank, and Valet Sponsor McGriff Insurance/BB&T!

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 scholarships.


FOUNDATION SPONSOR $1,500 

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, we will meet with you to create a custom sponsorship package.


SCHOLARSHIP ANGEL SPONSOR $300

Underwrite attendance of a student scholarship winner and their guest.


Thanks to our generous sponsors

Media Sponsors:


CDM Smith Consulting
Eunice Bremner and Alexandra Bremner
Gary Eskin
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
PACE Center for Girls – Lee County
Sanibel- Captiva Community Bank
Wayne Smith