2021 “A Mind Is…” Virtual Gala – California

Three Cities. One Night. One Party.

LOS ANGELES | SAN DIEGO | SAN FRANCISCO

UNCF California Regional Leadership Councils invite you to the UNCF California inaugural Virtual “A Mind Is…” Gala.

UNCF has reimagined their most popular event to an engaging and interactive virtual experience that you do not want to miss. This year, three major cities—Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco—and extra bonus programming from Washington D.C. will come together on this special night to celebrate our nation’s HBCU institutions and students. Just imagine a party in your home, dressed as you are, no traffic and a dinner of your choice…. a night you cannot reimagine!

UNCF California “A Mind Is…” Gala is a premier fundraising gala and major social event for the western region focusing on raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education, the students UNCF serves and the contributions of historically Black colleges and universities. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors, local businesses and professional organizations, the California “A Mind Is…” Gala will be an evening of celebration attended by local and national celebrities, civic leaders, alumni, dignitaries, volunteers and friends of UNCF. This must-attend virtual event is full of excitement, engaging, interactive fun; while supporting UNCF’s mission of investing in Better Futures® for the young men and women we serve and by helping them move to and through college.

California “A Mind Is…” Gala will recognize the extraordinary contributions of “Individuals of the Year” and “Corporations of The Year,” supporters who have exemplified significant contributions of time, talent and resources to support UNCF’s mission and work throughout the years. You will also have the opportunity to hear from HBCU scholarship recipients, donors and last but not least live entertainment from a professional recording artist.

Doors open at 5:45!

California “A Mind Is…” Gala features :

  • Cocktail Reception with Interactive Mixologist
  • Celebratory Toast
  • Program
  • Fund-A-Need
  • Live Entertainment

SIGNATURE COCKTAIL: WINTER IN PARADISE

WINTER SPICED HONEY MAPLE GASTRIQUE (2oz) BOTTLE
1 GRAPEFRUIT
GROUND CINNAMON (0.5TSP)
SCRAPPY’S AROMATIC BITTERS (O.5oz) BOTTLE
VODKA (50ML) BOTTLES
CINNAMON STICKS (2) PACKET

*Attire: Dress somewhere in between glamorous PJs and Black Tie

*Reserved Seating in Your Home!

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $100,000

  • Presenting sponsor recognition on event marketing and press materials in select markets
  • Opportunity for CEO or Senior Executive to pre-taped video message to be included in local virtual program and promotion of event in select markets
  • Company logo and name prominently displayed as a Presenting sponsor on event webpages and virtual program platform
  • Promotional acknowledgement in pre, during, and post-gala social media event activities
  • Recognition as a Presenting sponsor on press releases, virtual banners, social media channels in select AMI Gala markets
  • Full page ad in digital program
  • Gala registration for guests
  • Pre-event access to virtual interactive guest experience
  • UNCF branded gift boxes

DOCTORATE LEVEL SPONSOR: $50,000

  • Doctorate Level sponsor recognition on event marketing and press materials in select markets
  • Opportunity for CEO or Senior Executive to pre-taped video message to be included in promotion of event in select markets
  • Company logo as Doctorate Level sponsor displayed on event webpage and virtual program platform
  • Recognition as a Doctorate Level sponsor on press releases, virtual banners, social media channels in select AMI Gala markets
  • Full page ad in digital program
  • Gala registration for guests
  • Pre-event access to virtual interactive guest experience
  • UNCF branded gift boxes

MASTERS LEVEL SPONSOR: $25,000

  • Masters Level recognition on event marketing and press materials in select markets
  • Opportunity for CEO or Senior Executive to pre-taped video message to be included in promotion of event in local market
  • Company logo as a Masters Level sponsor displayed on event webpage and virtual program viewing platform
  • Promotional acknowledgement in pre, during, and post-gala social media event activities
  • Ad in digital platform
  • Gala registration for guests
  • Pre-event access to interactive guest experience
  • UNCF branded gift boxes

BACHELORS LEVEL SPONSOR: $10,000

  • Bachelors Level recognition on event marketing materials in select markets
  • Company logo as a Bachelors Level sponsor displayed on event webpage and virtual program viewing platform
  • Ad on digital platform
  • Gala registration for guests
  • Pre-event access to virtual interactive guest experience
  • UNCF branded gift boxes

ASSOCIATE LEVEL SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Associate Level recognition on all event marketing materials in the local market
  • Ad on digital platform
  • Gala registration for guests
  • Pre-event access to virtual interactive guest experience
  • UNCF branded gift boxes

A MIND IS SOCIETY PATRON: $1000

  • Gala registration for guests
  • Listed as A Mind Is Society Patron on digital platform in the local market

 


 

Fund A Need is accessible throughout the program, just go to the Fund A Need Lounge and make a donation to support our nation’s HBCU institutions and students. Fund A Need is an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of young students needing financial support to complete their educational endeavors. A portion of the funds will also support our HBCU institutions that are in desperate need of operational financial support during these unprecedented and challenging times due to COVID 19. Please note all funds donated are 100% tax-deductible. In advance we appreciate your support.

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