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POSTPONED: 2020 UNCF “A Mind Is…” Smooth Jazz Concert Gala – Richmond

(4/2/20) This event has been postponed. Visit UNCF Richmond for information and updates.


The UNCF Richmond “A Mind Is…” Smooth Jazz Concert Gala featuring Nick Colionne, and special guest, Jazmin Ghent is a premier fundraising gala and a major social event that raises public awareness and large corporate and individual donations to support deserving students through UNCF. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and local businesses, it involves celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for us all by getting students to and through college.

This music-filled evening will feature a cocktail hour, fine dining, and a special performance by Nick Colionne, “one of the most tireless & explosive live performers” of the smooth jazz format; along with a special appearance by the lovely young saxtress with the killer smile, Jazmin Ghent.

Tickets start at $125; sponsorship opportunities are available.

Presented by UNCF Richmond.

​The Jefferson Hotel

​The Jefferson Hotel

Visit the venue website for directions and information.

DIAMOND SPONSOR: $20,000

  • Twenty premium seat tickets
  • Program named in honor of your company: (Presented By:)
  • Photo opportunities with entertainers, event host and honorees
  • Two sixty-second PSAs shown during event
  • Brand recognition in select print and electronic media
  • Prominent brand placement in pre-function area and event signage
  • Opportunity for company representative to serve as “A Mind Is…” Smooth Jazz Concert Gala chairperson
  • Event souvenir photo
  • Company logo displayed on sponsor video loop
  • Full-screen ad on sponsor video presentation
  • Local media interview opportunities

RUBY SPONSOR: $10,000

  • Ten premium seat tickets
  • Photo opportunities with entertainers, event hosts and honorees
  • One sixty-second PSAs shown during event
  • Brand recognition in select print and electronic media
  • Opportunity for company representative to serve as “A Mind Is…” Smooth Jazz Concert Gala co-chairperson
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event signage
  • Event souvenir photo
  • Company logo displayed on a shared screen as part of the sponsor video presentation
  • Sponsor logo listed in event program

EMERALD SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Eight premium seat tickets
  • Photo opportunities with entertainers, event hosts and honorees
  • Brand recognition in select print and electronic media
  • Sponsor logo inclusion on event signage
  • Company logo displayed on a shared screen as part of the sponsor video presentation
  • Sponsor logo listed in event program

SAPPHIRE SPONSOR:  $3,000

(Package specifically for colleges, universities and education institutions) 

  • Six premium seat tickets
  • Photo opportunities with entertainers, event hosts and honorees
  • University logo inclusion on event signage
  • University logo displayed on a shared screen as part of the sponsor video presentation
  • University logo listed in event program

UNCF PARTNER (Must be purchased as a package): $1,500

  • Four premium seat tickets
  • Photo opportunities with entertainers, event hosts and honoree
  • Recognition as a UNCF partner or sponsor logo in program

VIP REGISTRATION PACKAGE: $175

  • One premium seat ticket
  • Photo opportunities with entertainers, event hosts, and honorees

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: $125