2018 “A Mind Is…” Gala - San Francisco

 

The UNCF “A Mind Is…”Gala  is one of San Francisco’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year that support underserved minority students in the Bay Area and across the country.  Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and individuals, dignitaries, civic leaders, volunteers, public officials, alumni and others who support UNCF’s mission of investing in America’s future by getting students to and through college.

UNCF will recognize the extraordinary contributions of Ray Marshall, Esq. as “Individual of the Year” and Walmart as “Corporation of The Year." Each have exemplified significant contributions of time, talent and resources to support UNCF’s mission and work throughout the years. Approximately 500 attendees representing the Bay Area will come together to support education equality. The evening will consist of:

  • VIP Reception
  • Dinner and Awards Presentation
  • Live Auction
  • Live Music and Dancing

Attire: Formal, Black Tie Optional

Reserved seating only. Individual tickets are $200.

Presented by UNCF San Francisco

 

Gala Committee
Honorees
Relax and Enjoy the Music
Venue and Parking Details
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Presenting Sponsor  $50,000

  • Serve as presenting sponsor of the 2018 UNCF “A Mind Is” Gala
  • Ticket package inclusive of four priority seating tables of 10 (40 guests)
  • Naming rights and all access for guests to “A Mind Is” VIP reception
  • Remarks during VIP reception and banquet
  • Company name and/or logo in prominent place in electronic and printed media, invitations, and program
  • Corporate recognition via Honor Roll Scroll and brand placement in pre-function areas
  • Priority meet and greet, photo ops with UNCF senior leadership and corporate representatives with UNCF Leadership Council during VIP reception
  • Remarks by donor scholarship recipient* (*donors who have scholarships with UNCF will have this opportunity)

Platinum Sponsor  $25,000

  • Ticket package inclusive of three priority seating tables of 10 (30 guests)
  • 30 all-access passes to the “AMI” VIP Reception
  • Remarks by corporate spokesperson during VIP Reception
  • Photo opportunities, corporate acknowledgment during VIP Reception
  • Company name and/or logo in select electronic and printed media advertisement, invitations*
  • Corporate recognition via Honor Roll Scroll during banquet
  • Prominent brand placement in pre-function areas
  • Photo opportunities, meet-and-greet with UNCF senior leadership during VIP reception
  • Remarks by donor scholarship recipient * (*donors who have scholarships with UNCF will have this opportunity)

 

Gold Sponsor  $10,000

  • Ticket package inclusive of two priority seating tables of 10
  • 20 all-access passes to the “A Mind Is” VIP Reception
  • Photo opportunities, corporate acknowledgement during “A Mind Is” VIP Reception
  • Corporate recognition via Honor Roll Scroll during the banquet
  • Company name and/or logo in select electronic and printed media advertisement and invitations*
  • Photo opportunities during VIP reception
  • Prominent brand placement in pre-function areas

 

Silver Sponsor  $3,500

  • Ticket package inclusive of one reserved table of 10
  • 10 all-access passes to the “A Mind Is” VIP Reception
  • Corporate recognition via Honor Roll Scroll during the banquet
  • Company name and/or logo in select electronic and printed media advertisement*

 

Individual Guests  $200

*Company inclusion may vary based upon commitment and print deadlines. Please contact the UNCF/San Francisco Area Office for more information: 415-956-1018 or email Angela Wilbourn, Area Development Director angela.wilbourn@uncf.org.

Five Things You Should Know

UNCF “A Mind Is…”Gala is the party of the night.

We’re bringing both sides of the Bay together to drive change and stand up for education equality.  This year, we’re focusing on diversity and inclusion in the workplace especially the tech world.  UNCF believes that all young adults especially those of color should be given an equal opportunity to succeed and become a productive member of society.

 

Proceeds will benefit our HBCU Students and UNCF Member Institutions.

We can do this! This year's fundraising goal is $425,000. The proceeds raised from the event will go directly to support our HBCU students and 37-member institutions.  Yes, you heard us right, every penny of your pledge makes a difference in our young scholars' lives and historical institutions. Remember…“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”®

 

The Need Is Urgent.

By 2025, California will face a shortage of 1 million college-degree and certificate holders needed to fuel its workplace. Sixty percent of UNCF scholar recipients are first-generation college students and come from a household with an annual income of $37,000 or less.  We are counting on you to make a difference on February 24, and change a student’s life.  We cannot afford to fail these vital contributors to our future.  BE PREPARED TO GIVE!

 

Attire is “Black Tie.”

What does that mean?  We expect dresses, ball gowns, suits, bow ties, neckties and all sorts of “slayed” cocktail wear.  NO stuffiness and stiffness needed.

 

Don’t Be Late.

Please be on time. VIP reception starts at 6:30 p.m. and general registration starts at 6:45 p.m.  Dinner and program will start promptly at 7:30 p.m., but if you happen to be  caught in traffic, don’t worry, we will save your RESERVED seat!