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Gala Sponsor Benefit Packages

Exclusive Gala Presenting Sponsor $100,000

The Presenting Sponsor will be referred to as the Presenting Sponsor in all event materials and promotions as follows: XYZ Company presents Reading Is Fundamental’s 2014 Gala Celebration of “The Cat in the Hat” 2 premier tables of 10 and opportunity to include celebrity hosts/VIPs as guests at Presenting Sponsor’s tables
  • 20 invitations to the pre-dinner Bowtie VIP Reception 
  • 20 invitations to the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! 
  • Sponsor’s logo listed on RIF’s gala webpage with link to sponsor’s website 
  • Sponsor’s logo on print and electronic invitation (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Sponsor’s logo on dedicated gala eNews 
  • Full-page color congratulatory note/ad on gala program back outside cover (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Sponsor’s name or logo displayed on the front cover of the gala program book 
  • Personalized photo opportunities with celebrity hosts and featured guests (Associated Press will be in attendance) 
  • Recognition from the stage during the gala program 
  • Complimentary suite at the Four Seasons Washington, DC Hotel on the night of the gala (April 24, 2014) 
  • Opportunity to place branded material in the gift bag for gala attendees 
  • Sponsor will be featured in RIF pre- and post-event press releases and social media outreach 
  • 10 invitations to the RIF Book Distribution the morning following the gala (Friday, April 25) at a RIF DC school. Guests will participate in a hands-on direct mission-related experience with RIF Board members and gala celebrities as kids select their new, free books to keep and take home. Recognition in the event’s speaking program (Associated Press will be in attendance) 
  • Sponsor’s name listed in RIF’s FY2014 annual report 
  • ($91,100 is tax deductible) 

“Mischief” Sponsor $50,000

  • 2 premiere tables of 10 for dinner, 20 invitations to the pre-dinner Bowtie VIP Reception, and 20 invitations for the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! 
  • Sponsor’s logo listed on RIF’s gala webpage with link to sponsor’s website 
  • Sponsor’s logo on print and electronic invitation (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Sponsor’s name or logo on dedicated gala eNews 
  • Full-page color congratulatory notice/ad with prominent placing in gala program (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Sponsor’s name and logo listed inside the event program book 
  • Photo opportunity with celebrity hosts and featured guests (Associated Press will be in attendance) 
  • Recognition from the stage during the gala program 
  • 5 invitations to the RIF Book Distribution the morning following the gala (Friday, April 25) at a RIF DC school. Guests will participate in a hands-on direct mission-related experience as kids select their new, free books to keep and take home. Recognition in the event’s speaking program. (Associated Press will be in attendance) 
  • Sponsor’s name listed in RIF’s FY2014 annual report 
  • ($45,100 is tax deductible) 

“Fun” Sponsor $25,000

  • 1 premiere table of 10 for dinner, 10 invitations to the pre-dinner Bowtie VIP Reception, and 10 invitations to the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! 
  • Sponsor’s name or logo listed on RIF’s gala website 
  • Sponsor’s logo on print and electronic invitation (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Sponsor’s name or logo on dedicated gala eNews 
  • Sponsor’s name listed inside the event program book 
  • Full-page color congratulatory notice/ad in gala program book (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • 5 invitations to the RIF Book Distribution the morning following the gala (Friday, April 25) at a RIF DC school. Guests will participate in a hands-on direct mission-related experience as kids select their new, free books to keep and take home. (Associated Press will be in attendance) 
  • Sponsor’s name listed in RIF’s FY2014 annual report 
  • ($21,800 is tax deductible) 

“Games” Sponsor $10,000

  • 1 table of 10 seats, for dinner, 10 invitations to the general pre-dinner reception, and 10 invitations to the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! 
  • Sponsor’s name listed on RIF’s gala website, inside the event program book, and in the FY2014 annual report 
  • Sponsor name on print and electronic invitation (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Sponsor’s name on dedicated gala eNews 
  • A quarter--page color congratulatory notice/ad in gala program (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • ($7,800 is tax deductible) 

“Tricks” Sponsor $5,000

  • 4 reserved seats, for dinner, 4 invitations to the pre-dinner general reception, and 4 invitations to the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! 
  • Sponsor’s name listed on RIF’s gala website, inside the event program book, and in the FY2014 annual report 
  • ($4,320 is tax deductible) 

“Play” Sponsor $2,500

  • 2 reserved seats, for dinner, 2 invitations to the pre-dinner general reception, & 2 invitations to the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! 
  • Sponsor’s name listed on RIF’s gala website, inside the event program book, and in the FY2014 annual report 
  • ($2,160 is tax deductible) 

Individual tickets @ $500

  • Includes 1 reserved seat for dinner, 1 invitation to the pre-dinner general reception, and 1 invitation to the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! ($330 is tax deductible) 

Individual ticket @ $1,000

  • Includes 1 reserved seat for dinner, 1 invitation to the pre-dinner Bowtie VIP Reception, and 1 invitation to the post-dinner reception: Sweet eats, desserts & treats! ($830 is tax deductible) 

Other Unique Sponsor Opportunities

Sweet eats, desserts & treats! Dessert Reception Hosting Sponsor $15,000 with cash bar; $20,000 with open bar

  • The Sweet eats, desserts & treats! reception will occur after dinner in the same room as the pre-dinner general reception (directly across the hall from the dining room). It will be 45 minutes in duration (9:15 – 10:00) and will feature amazing Cat in the Hat chocolate desserts and other sweet confections specially designed for our event by the Four Seasons Pastry Chefs. There will be a cash bar available OR an open bar IF the sponsor wishes to also sponsor the bar service. 
  • The Hosting Sponsor of Sweet eats, desserts & treats! will receive the following benefits (these benefits are distinct from table sponsorships): 
  • The Sweet eats, desserts & treats! Hosting Sponsor will be referred to as the Hosting Sponsor in all event materials and promotions as follows: Sweet eats, desserts & treat! hosted by XYZ Company 
  • Half-page color congratulatory notice/ad in gala program (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Recognition from the stage during the gala program 
  • Signage with logo in the party space before and after dinner 
  • Opportunity for photo with celebrity hosts and featured guests 
  • Sponsor will be included in RIF pre- and post-event press releases and social media outreach 
  • ($13,500 is tax deductible with cash bar; $23,500 is tax -deductible with open bar) 

Bowtie VIP Reception $10,000 

  • The Bowtie VIP Reception is limited to gala sponsors of $25K+, RIF Board members, and a select number of VIP guests (including our Congressional guests.) . The reception will be in the Four Season’s Douglass room that has exclusive patio and garden access. It will be 45 minutes in duration (6:00 – 6:45) and will feature a signature event cocktail and unique hors d’oeuvres. An open bar with premium brands also will be provided. The Hosting Sponsor of the Bowtie VIP Reception will receive the following benefits (these benefits are distinct from table sponsorships): 
  • The Bowtie VIP Reception Hosting Sponsor will be referred to as the Hosting Sponsor in all event materials and promotions 
  • Half-page color congratulatory notice/ad in gala program (if signed pledge received by 01/31/2014) 
  • Recognition from the stage during the gala program 
  • Signage with logo in the event space 
  • Opportunity for photo with celebrity hosts and featured guests 
  • ($9,000 is tax deductible) 

Please note: other in-kind and sponsor opportunities are available, including:
  • Print Services 
  • Technology/IT partner 
  • Décor and Floral, etc. 
For details, please contact Aileen Moffatt: amoffatt@rif.org or 202-536-3417.


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Gala Sponsor Benefit Packages