2018 We Are United Luncheon

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MAY 18, 2018 | ARIZONA BILTMORE
HOSTED BY VALLEY OF THE SUN UNITED WAY'S WOMEN UNITED


YOUR SUPPORT HELPS FUND ENDING HUNGER IN THE CLASSROOM FOR CHILDREN IN NEED.

United, we fight to end hunger in the classroom by providing breakfast to 130 schools serving more than 75,000 local children throughout Maricopa County. These schools have high rates of poverty and hunger. Many of their students are at risk of not having a steady, healthy, nutritious breakfast each morning.

We Are UNITED, presented by Women United, is our signature event to fund ending children’s hunger initiatives, such as WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks and Breakfast in the Classroom, that ensure every child is well nourished and ready to learn. See highlights and photos from last year's event.

This year, we are thrilled to present key note speaker Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold millions of albums worldwide and has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television.


BE A GAME CHANGER. BE A HAND RAISER AND HELP US ACHIEVE OUR GOAL.

2018 Luncheon Goal
$320,000
2017 Luncheon Raised
$200,000

WHAT YOUR HELP CAN DO

$20,000 - FUNDS 5 SCHOOLS
Provides 2,850 children each year with Breakfast in the Classroom—that’s over 513,000 breakfasts per year
$5,000 – FUNDS WEEKEND MEALS
Provides 16 children WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks throughout the year
$15,000 - FUNDS WEEKEND MEALS
Provides 48 children WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks throughout the year, so they have food over the weekend and show up ready to learn on Monday
$2,500 – FUNDS HALF A SCHOOL
When we match up 2 donors to fund one school, we can provide 570 children each year with Breakfast in the Classroom
$10,000 - FUNDS 2 SCHOOLS
Provides 1140 children each year with Breakfast in the Classroom
 

VALLEY OF THE SUN UNITED WAY WOMEN UNITED

Women United embraces the philanthropic spirit of Frances Wisebart Jacobs, founder of the nation’s first United Way 125 years ago, who understood the power of women to effect change. The passionate, influential, and engaged members of Women United advocate to support United Way by giving, volunteering, and inspiring others to join in creating lasting change for our community.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Kelli Fawcett, Director – Donor Relations
Cell: 602-677-3052
E-Mail: kfawcett@vsuw.org

VANESSA WILLIAMS

Vanessa Williams was consumed by the arts at a young age, as her parents were music teachers who encouraged her to pursue her love of performing arts. While attending Syracuse University, Williams participated in the Miss Greater Syracuse Pageant. Three months later, she won the Miss America title, becoming the first African American to earn the crown. She credits an ensuing controversy with further empowering her commitment to a career in entertainment.

In 1996, Williams won the Lena Horne Career Achievement Award at the Soul Train “Lady of Soul” Awards. She is actively involved with charitable organizations, including Green Chimneys, helping troubled inner-city adolescents; The Open
Door, providing walk-in medical care for homeless families; The Cottage School for displaced young women; and the Special Olympics.

Throughout her performing career, Vanessa Williams has maintained a reputation as one of the most respected and multi-faceted entertainers in the world, amassing one accomplishment after another. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television, and motion pictures.

Williams launched her recording career with The Right Stuff and received three Grammy nominations. There were more Grammy nods with her hit single “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas—which garnered Academy and Golden Globe Awards, as well as the Grammy for Best Song in a Motion Picture. In 1993, she realized a lifelong dream, taking Broadway by storm in the box-office sensation “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and her individual performance won critics over, firmly establishing Williams as an entertainment triple-threat.

She has sold over four million albums worldwide and her skills as an actress on stage, in film, and on television consistently earn great praise. She has also become an author with the release of her new book, co-authored with her mother, Helen Williams, entitled You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other).

Her musical accomplishments also include Ain’t Nuthin’ but a She Thing, a special all-female concept record with funds from the album donated to The Shirley Divers Foundation for Women and charities dedicated to women’s health. She can also be heard on People, an album celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, and contributed the song “Snowflakes” to For Our Children Too!, a collection to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Williams has been nominated for both Grammy and Tony awards and received critical acclaim for her role in the hit show Ugly Betty. She earned an NAACP Image Award for the box-office hit Soul Food and has starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Eraser and Laurence Fishburne in Hoodlum. Other film credits include Under the Gun, Another You, The Pick-Up Artist, and Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.

Vanessa Williams inspires audiences to recognize when “opportunity unexpectedly knocks at your door.” A devoted mother of four who balances family life with the demands of her entertainment career, she is an example of strength, determination, grace, and dignity to women who face adversity while pursuing dreams.


CHANGE WON’T HAPPEN ALONE. TO LIVE BETTER, WE MUST LIVE UNITED.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


PRESENTING SPONSOR - $25,000 (EXCLUSIVE) SOLD OUT

  • 20 Tickets to the VIP Pre-Event Reception with Vanessa Williams
  • Special Recognition From the Podium as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Speaking Opportunity During Event
  • Logo Placement on Cover of Program
  • 2 VIP Tables (20 seats) with Prominent Placement at the Luncheon
  • Digital On-Screen Listing at the Luncheon
  • Full-Page Ad in Event Program
  • Logo Recognition on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E-Communications for Luncheon and E-Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in Event Press Releases, 3 Social Media Posts, and a United Way Blog Post
  • Includes 3 Women United Annual Memberships


PREMIER SPONSOR - $20,000

  • 10 Tickets to the VIP Pre-Event Reception with Vanessa Williams
  • Special Mention from the Podium as a Premier Sponsor
  • 1 VIP Table (10 seats) with Prominent Placement at the Luncheon
  • Digital On-Screen Listing at the Luncheon
  • Logo Placement on the Event Invitation
  • Full-Page Ad in Event Program
  • Logo Recognition on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E-Communication for Luncheon and E-Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in Event Press Releases, 3 Social Media Posts and a United Way Blog Post
  • Includes 3 Women United Annual Memberships


VIP RECEPTION SPONSOR - $15,000

  • 10 Tickets to the VIP Pre-Event Reception with Vanessa Williams
  • Special Mention from the Podium as the VIP Reception Sponsor
  • Logo Placement at VIP Registration
  • 1 VIP Table (10 seats) with Prominent Placement at the Luncheon
  • Digital On-Screen Listing at the Luncheon
  • Logo Recognition on all Event Collateral Including Invitation and Luncheon Program
  • Logo Recognition on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E-Communications for Luncheon and E-Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in Event Press Releases, 3 Social Media Posts, and a United Way Blog Post
  • Includes 2 Women United Annual Memberships


CHAMPION SPONSOR - $10,000

  • VIP Table (10 seats) Prominent Placement at the Luncheon
  • Logo Placement on Event Signage
  • Digital On-Screen Logo Recognition at the Luncheon
  • Recognition from the Podium
  • Logo Recognition on all Event Collateral Including Invitation and Luncheon Program
  • Logo Recognition on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E-Communications for Luncheon and E-Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in Event Press Releases, 3 Social Media Posts, and a United Way Blog Post
  • Includes 2 Women United Annual Memberships


SUPPORTING SPONSOR - $5,000

  • 1 Table (10 seats) with Prominent Placement at the Luncheon
  • Digital On-Screen Listing at the Luncheon
  • Logo Recognition on all Event Collateral Including Invitation and Luncheon Program
  • Logo Recognition on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E-Communications for Luncheon and E-Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in 2 Social Media Posts and a United Way Blog Post
  • Includes 1 Women United Annual Membership


ASSOCIATE SPONSOR - $2,500

  • Hosted Table for 10 at the Luncheon
  • Listing in the Luncheon Program
  • Listing on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E-Communications for Luncheon and E- Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in 1 Social Media Post and a United Way Blog Post


PRINTING SPONSOR - In-kind Donation (Save the Date, Invitation, Program Book)

  • 2 Tickets to the VIP Pre-Event Reception with Vanessa Williams
  • 4 Seats at a VIP Table with Premier Placement at the Luncheon
  • Logo Recognition on the Back Cover of the Printed Invitation and Luncheon Program
  • Digital On-Screen Logo Recognition at the Luncheon
  • Recognition from the Podium
  • Logo Recognition on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E- Communications for Luncheon and E-Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in 2 Social Media Posts and a United Way Blog Post


VALET SPONSOR - $2,500

  • 2 Seats at a VIP Table with Premier Placement at the Luncheon
  • Logo Recognition on the Valet Signage at the Luncheon
  • Digital On-Screen Listing at the Luncheon
  • Listing in the Luncheon Program
  • Listing on the Valley of the Sun United Way Website (Event Page)
  • Inclusion in United Way E-Communications for Luncheon and E-Invitation
  • Recognition as a Sponsor in 1 Social Media Post and a United Way Blog Post


VIP TICKET - $2,000

  • 1 Ticket to the VIP Pre-Event Reception with Vanessa Williams
  • 1 Seat at a VIP Table with Premier Placement at the Luncheon
  • Digital On-Screen Listing at the Luncheon
  • Listing as a VIP Ticket Sponsor in the Luncheon Program


TABLE SPONSOR - $1,000

  • 1 Table (10 seats) at the Luncheon
  • Listing in the Luncheon Program

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Kelli Fawcett, Director – Donor Relations
Cell: 602-677-3052
E-Mail: kfawcett@vsuw.org

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORING PARTNERS


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