EMPOWER Gala

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville

Interested in sponsoring our future 2020 Gala? Contact our sponsorship team to learn how.

Shining a light on kids finding their pathway to a fulfilling life.

This year’s fun-filled evening will follow the theme of the game of LIFE, a game that ties directly into our mission to build resilient kids who say “No” to destructive choices and “Yes” to endless possibilities.

We expect 400 influential business professionals, community leaders and philanthropic donors who understand and believe in KidsMatter and our ability to EMPOWER children to join us this year for our Gala. 

Gala features include:

  • hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
  • a live and silent auction
  • dinner during the main program
  • a paddle-raise, and
  • dancing to the sounds of the band, Trés Moustache

The true highlight of our evening will be the very kids that KidsMatter supports. An abundance of students from our area will display and demonstrate a variety of their skills during the event’s reception, immediately prior to the main program. 

Every year, we rely on the tremendous support of our business and community sponsors to make our Gala one that people will remember.

Please take a moment to look through our sponsorship packages to learn how you can support the community, engage with attendees, and promote your business or organization.

Or, take advantage of a new donor opportunity this year—secure an advertisement or tribute in our Gala program booklet. 

All proceeds from our EMPOWER Gala will champion the vision of KidsMatter to EMPOWER kids, realize their potential, know their value, find their pathway, and fund the important initiatives of KidsMatter and the 45,000 kids we support.

GALA SPEAKERS

KAMALA MARTINEZ

Gala Speaker

CEO & Executive Director
KidsMatter

JOE CHURA

Keynote Speaker

CEO & Co-Founder
D
ealer Inspire

BRETT WALKOW

Gala MC

Auctioneer, Actor & Comedian

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

HEADLINER

$15,000

  • Category exclusivity of sponsorship at this level.
  • Introduction during event program as Headliner Sponsor.
  • Two-minute address to Gala attendees during the main program.
  • Recognition as the Gala’s musical sponsor, including on-stage signage during Trés Moustache’s performance.
  • 10 VIP tickets (a $1,500 value), which include the Gala reception and a reserved table at the Gala.
  • Extra-large feature logo on all printed Gala materials as the Headliner Sponsor.
    Premier program book advertising: exclusive two-page center spread (a $4,500 value).
  • Corporate recognition online, leading up to the event, and at the event.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

$10,000

  • One-hour of recognition as cocktail reception sponsor during Gala cocktail reception.
  • Corporate logo on cocktail napkins used throughout the evening.
  • Signage at two bar stations available to all attendees during the cocktail reception and after the main program.
  • 10 VIP tickets (a $1,500 value), which include the pre-event reception and a reserved table at the Gala.
  • Large feature logo on all printed Gala materials.
  • Premier program book advertising: full-color ad in the inside front or inside back cover (a $3,500 value).
  • Corporate recognition online, leading up to the event, and at the event.

PADDLE RAISE

$7,500

  • Half-an-hour of continuous recognition as paddle raise sponsor during Gala paddle raise.
  • Corporate logo printed on paddle raise card for all event attendees.
  • 10 VIP tickets (a $1,500 value), which include the pre-event reception and main Gala program.
  • Large feature logo on all printed Gala materials.
  • Premier program book advertising: full-page color program ad (a $2,500 value).
  • Corporate recognition online, leading up to the event, and at the event.

GIVEAWAY

$5,000

  • Recognition during the event as giveaway sponsor.
  • Corporate logo printed on giveaway item given to all event attendees.
  • 10 VIP tickets (a $1,500 value), which include the pre-event reception and main Gala program.
  • Medium feature logo on all printed Gala materials and a full-page B&W program ad (a $1,000 value).
  • Corporate recognition online, leading up to the event, and at the event.

PHOTOGRAPHY

$2,500

  • Recognition during the event as photography sponsor.
  • Six (6) tickets (a $900 value), which include the pre-event reception and main Gala program.
  • Corporate logo on all printed Gala materials and a half-page B&W program ad (a $450 value).
  • Corporate recognition online, leading up to the event, and at the event.

FEATURES

$1,500

  • Four (4) tickets (a $600 value), which include the pre-event reception and main Gala program.
  • Signage on 50/50 bracelets or at gift card display area.
  • Corporate recognition online, leading up to the event, and at the event.

ESSENTIALS

$1,000

  • Four (4) tickets (a $600 value), which include the pre-event reception and main Gala program.
  • Signage at the dessert table, in each restroom, or at the event for various sponsors.
  • Corporate logo and link from KidsMatter website to your website.
  • Corporate logo displayed electronically at Gala.
  • Promotional item placement in gift bags.

FRIENDS

$500

  • Two (2) tickets (a $300 value), which include the pre-event reception and main Gala program.
  • Corporate logo and link from KidsMatter website to your website.
  • Corporate logo displayed electronically at Gala.
  • Promotional item placement in gift bags.

Interested in sponsoring our 2020 Gala? Contact our sponsorship team to learn how,
call 630-300-0228.

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