Bright Futures Gala 2021

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BRIGHT FUTURES GALA

Thursday, May 6th 2021

EVENT CO-CHAIRS

David & Andrea Helms

Honoree

Jimmy Butler

Our Mission

Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life.
About Youth Guidance

Sponsorship

You can contribute towards one of Chicago’s leading providers of best-practice, evidence-based programming that works directly with children to help them make positive choices and remain on the right path towards life success. You’ll also receive great exposure to over 500 corporate and philanthropic leaders across Chicago.

Sponsor Levels

What is the Bright Futures Gala?

Bright Futures Gala is Youth Guidance’s premier annual event to raise the necessary funds for the organization to support programs such as Becoming A Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW), which served more than 13,000 youth directly this school year.

  • Who is Attending? More than 600 guests are expected to attend, virtually, including corporate and foundation sponsors, business owners, and philanthropic leaders.
  • Host Committee David & Andrea Helms, Ann Lennon, Sue Benton, Karen Bubrowski, Mike Cassel, John DeCaro, Mark Gerstein, Marcelo Halpern, Eva Loseth, Jim & Kimberly Mills, Jennifer Naber, Yui Namiki, Tim O’Gara, Matt & Carrie Parr, Paul & Diane Reilly, Harry Rosenberg, Rush Sturges and Dr. Rachel Goodman Sturges, PsyD., Travis Sullivan, Doug Walker, Jeffrey Wright
  • Payment Information We will accept credit cards, checks & all other forms of payment
  • Date Thursday, May 6th, 2021
  • Location Online
  • Schedule TBD

The 2020 Gala was Youth Guidance’s first ever Virtual Gala. Despite the shift to virtual, over 600 people tuned in to enjoy virtual cocktails and/or view our program and live paddle raise. In spite of challenging times, with the help of our amazing sponsors and guests, we raised more than ever! Please consider supporting our Youth Guidance Virtual Gala this year. It serves 13,000 youth and their families.

In addition, your support helps us deliver programs like Becoming A Man (BAM), which a University of Chicago study showed reduces violent crime arrests by 50% and increases on-time high school graduation rates by nearly 20% for students in BAM compared to a control group. Youth Guidance’s work also includes the Working On Womanhood (WOW) program, which helps to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms for young women struggling with, on average, more than five traumatic events in their young lives. More than 95% of our students are African-American and Hispanic/Latino and most reside in low income communities. Here are some of their stories.

Why Sponsor?

  • Receive great exposure to over 500 corporate and philanthropic leaders across Chicago.
  • Contribute towards one of Chicago’s leading providers of best-practice, evidence-based programming that works directly with children to help them make positive choices and remain on the right path towards life success.

Why Support?

  • Youth Guidance sees a bright and successful future for every elementary and high school student in Chicago’s most under resourced communities.
  • The struggles these young people face outside of the classroom directly impacts their ability to focus and learn in school. These challenges become harder when a student doesn’t have the guidance of adults who can lead them on a path to success. Youth Guidance meets kids where they are and gives them access to the support and tools they need to thrive. With your generous support, our programs not only impact the individual youth, but help make their schools and communities safer and more successful.

Gala Sponsorship Benefits

$50,000 Sponsor Level

  • Corporate logo placement on Gala 2020 program cover and Youth-Guidance.org
  • Two-page color advertisement in program (11 x 8.5”)
  • Dedicated corporate recognition story in Youth Guidance e-newsletter
  • Corporate logo displayed at FY21 Youth Guidance Events
  • Corporate logo in Gala 2021 program and event signage
  • Corporate logo featured in at least 2 dedicated e-blasts to Gala invitees and attendees
  • Corporate logo and link displayed on Youth Guidance’s website for one year
  • Formal Premier Sponsor acknowledgment during the program
  • Sponsorship recognition on all press materials, event advertising and promotion (print and electronic)

$25,000 Sponsor Level

  • Full-page inside front, inside back, or back cover color advertisement in program (5.5 x 8.5”)
  • Corporate logo in Gala 2021 program and event signage
  • Corporate logo featured in at least 2 dedicated e-blasts to Gala invitees and attendees
  • Corporate logo and link displayed on Youth Guidance’s website for one year
  • Formal Platinum Sponsor acknowledgment during the program
  • Sponsorship recognition on all press materials, event advertising and promotion (print and electronic)

$15,000 Sponsor Level

  • Full-page color advertisement in Gala program (5.5 x 8.5”)
  • Corporate logo in Gala 2021 program and event signage
  • Corporate logo featured in at least 2 dedicated e-blasts to Gala invitees and attendees
  • Corporate logo and link displayed on Youth Guidance’s website for one year
  • Formal Gold Sponsor acknowledgment during the program
  • Recognition in selected press materials, event advertising and promotion (print and electronic)

$10,000 Sponsor Level

  • Half-page color advertisement in Gala program (5.5 x 4.25”)
  • Listing in Gala 2021 program and event signage
  • Logo featured in at least 2 dedicated e-blasts to Gala invitees and attendees
  • Logo displayed on Youth Guidance’s website for one year
  • Formal Silver Sponsor acknowledgment during the program

$5,000 Sponsor Level

  • Half-page black & white advertisement in Gala program (5.5 x 4.25”)
  • Listing in Gala 2021 program and event signage
  • Listing displayed on Youth Guidance’s website for one year
  • Listing featured in at least 2 dedicated e-blasts to gala invitees and attendees
  • Formal Bronze Sponsor acknowledgment during the program

$3,500 Sponsor Level

  • Listing inside Gala 2021 program book
  • Listing on printed materials

2019 Bright Futures Gala

2021 Bright Futures Gala Sponsors

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