Join us on April 28th at The JW Marriott as we celebrate
 Austin Montessori School.

Current and former families, staff, alumni, associated colleagues, community partners and friends are all invited to honor the school's foundations and share in the future goals!

The evening will start with a Welcome Reception with passed appetizers and Silent Auction followed by a buffet dinner and short presentation by our Head of School.

The Live Auction and Fund-A-Need hosted by Gayle Stallings of FUN Auctions will be an exciting time with outstanding bidding options. You won't want to miss!

Following the dinner and auction all guests are invited to socialize and dance as music will carry us on into the night!

All proceeds of the evening will benefit Austin Montessori School's student body and staff as we strive to provide integrated, inclusive and highly personalized education for children ages 16 months to 15 years.

 



We invite you to consider an investment
in Austin Montessori School


Gala 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

 

All Title and Supporting Sponsor Opportunities are for cash donations only. In-kind donations of similar value will also receive appropriate recognition based on value of donation. Intellectual material must be received by March 30th.


Sponsor Opportunities 

Milestone -Title- Sponsor $7,000

  • Party Favor Underwriter
  • Favor box placed at each place setting
  • Admission for 8 plus VIP table
  • 2 drink tickets for each admission
  • Sponsor requested premier placement with table group name on table
  • Donor logo displayed at check-in/out, ballroom entrance, bars, stage side banners, electronic leaderboard and individual users smart phones via mobile bidding interface
  • Recognition by speakers at podium
  • Social media, event site & school’s website recognition prior to and after event
  • Use of company logo’s on event promotionals

Visionary -Supporting- Sponsor  $3000

  • Admission for 8 and VIP table
  • 2 drink tickets for each admission
  • Premier table placement with table group name on table
  • Donor logo displayed at check-in/out, ballroom entrance, bars, stage side banners, electronic leaderboard and individual users smart phones via mobile bidding interface
  • Recognition by speakers at podium
  • Social media, event site & school’s website recognition prior to and after event
  • Use of company logo’s on event promotionals

Spotlight -Supporting- Sponsor $1500

  • Donor logo displayed at check-in/out, ballroom entrance, bars, stage side banners, electronic leaderboard and individual users smart phones via mobile bidding interface
  • Recognition by speakers at podium
  • Social media, event site & school’s website recognition prior to and after event
  • Use of company logo on event promotionals

Partner -Supporting- Sponsor 
      Suggestion donation range: $200-$1000
      Fundraising goal: $10,000

  • Donor name recognition on all sponsor signage


Additional Sponsorship Opportunities


VIP Table $1,000
Admission for 8  + 2 drink tickets for each admission + Complimentary Bottle of Champagne at the table
Premier table placement with table group name on table

Wine Table-Service Sponsor
In-kind or monetary donation to provide white and red wine during dinner service
Monetary donation based on venue’s pricing of 2 bottles per table -or- In-Kind donation from winery or alcohol distribution company
Donor name recognition at each table and on sponsor signage

Raffle Sponsor $2,000
Purchases a Raffle Item
Admission for 8 and VIP table + 2 Drink tickets for each admission
Donor name & logo recognition at raffle stand and event signage

Flower Sponsor $1,200
Donor name recognition at each table and on sponsor signage

Community Projects Bid Board – Live Speed Auction $500
Donor name recognition on Community Bid Board

Sponsor-a-Staff $75
General Fund to underwrite the staff’s admission
*Does not associate to a specific staff member but rather funds all staff to attend at no charge.
Donor name recognition on sponsor signage

When you support Austin Montessori, you are not just giving to a place. You are opening up a child’s life and changing the world for the better.
Thank you for joining us on this mission!

 

Sponsorship Benefits

As one of the top rated Montessori schools in the nation, the Austin Montessori community thrives with an economically diverse and strong group of parents and supporters. Recognizing the benefit of Montessori education in Austin, Gala 2018 will be attended by parents, grandparents, business professionals, and city-wide community members and leaders. The anticipated number of attendees is 300-325.

Sponsorships and donations help underwrite the cost of the event, maximizing the impact of what is raised through Gala 2018 ticket sales, live & silent auctions and the Fund-A-Need campaign. This year as Austin Montessori celebrates we hope to provide admission free-of-charge to the school’s 50+ educators and staff. Sponsorship dollars make this special opportunity possible. All funds collected at the event will be used to improve, strengthen, and invest in our school’s environment as well as provide educational opportunities for our students and further the education of our children’s guides.

All sponsorship donations are 100% tax deductible (minus the value of any event tickets that are included). Sponsors and Donors are appreciated greatly for their invaluable contribution to the success of this event. To show our appreciation for this vital support, event sponsors will enjoy a variety of recognition opportunities based on support levels. Please reach out to Amanda Brown if you have any questions about sponsor opportunities.

Our annual fundraising Gala will be held on April 28, 2018 at The JW Marriott in Downtown Austin. Austin Montessori’s annual Gala attracts more attendees each year and this year is no exception as we extend invitations to the community at large as well as former parents, educators and alumni of the school.  

As you may know, financial support is extremely important to the success not only of this event, our biggest fundraiser of the year, but also to our school’s enduring success. Sponsors like you have helped grow Austin Montessori School from a community of 17 children in 1967 to a multi-campus community serving over 350 children ages 16 months to 15 years. Sponsors like you will assure the expense of the event does not deduct from auction proceeds. Our fundraising goal is $75,000.

Your support will not go unnoticed at the event! Please review the attached sponsorship information to see how you will be recognized leading up to and at the event. You may either contact me at the email or phone numbers below or register your desire to sponsor on this event website. 

We hope that we can count on you to support our mission to guide the intellectual and character development of each child along a path towards his full and unknown potential through the annual gala fundraiser.

With sincere gratitude and appreciation for your support,

Austin Montessori School