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The Corporate Advocate (TCA) is hosting an event to raise money to support Youth Transitioning from Foster Care to Independence. As a community, we need to help support the next generation who will one day be our future. This vulnerable population has been drastically under served and under supported. All money raised will go to Aspiranet a 501(c) (3) California non-profit that is helping Transitional Aged Youth overcome personal, financial and educational barriers.

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Purpose Gala September 7th 2017

What is the Event?

Purpose Gala – Investing In the Future of Our Foster Youth. This event will be a Masquerade Fundraiser Dinner. There will be Food, Drinks, Live DJ for entertainment, Guest Speakers, Silent Auction, Art Gallery (Foster Youth Art Work), and an Award Ceremony recognizing youth for their resilience, passion and accomplishments.

Our Goal

Raise $25,000 which will support several non-profit organizations working with Transitional Aged Youth. These funds will provide basic needs and everyday necessities we often take for granted, such as: Emergency Housing, Food, Clothing, Hygiene/Toiletries, Job Training and much more. Receipts will be provided to all donors for tax purposes.

How Can You Help?

There are specific items which will be purchased for the young adults. That being said, we are gladly accepting cash donations. Here are three ways you can donate to the cause:

  1. Sponsorship Levels
  2. Check/Cash/ Credit Card Donations.
  3. Can’t attend the event or it is sold out. No Problem you can still help by spreading the word or letting us know if you would like to be a Mentor to a young adult.

Keynote Speakers

Ron Stark President of Voice Marketing

Ron is known as the “Voice of the Inland Empire.” He hosts the longest running, most popular, TV and Internet talk show in the Region. Voice of the Inland Empire is broadcast throughout the Inland Empire on Spectrum Cable (formerly Charter) and the show can be seen online at VoiceftheInlandEmpire.com on YouTube and Facebook.

Chris Chmielewshi Owner/Editor/Creator/Former Foster Kid - Foster Focus

Chris Chmielewski, Owner/Editor/Creator of Foster Focus Magazine has changed the way foster care in America is covered. Chris’ foster care journey began at the age of 14 when he found himself under the care of the state.

Trinity Wallace-Ellis Inspirational Speaker/ Child Advocate/ Trainer

Trinity has worked for the betterment of the lives of youth in foster care, for almost TWO decades!! (I know, I know, she doesn’t look it! LOL)  As an alumna of the foster care system, she intrinsically brings an understanding and a connection to youth at-risk as well as a clear vision on how to reach and serve them.  With an extensive background and experience in advocating for youth on a local, state and national level and demonstrated effectiveness in overseeing comprehensive support programs for foster youth and probation youth, Trinity is innovative, creative and a true leader in the foster care field.

1231 East 16th Street
Upland, CA 91784
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The Gala takes place on September 7th, 2017. Here is an agenda of the night.

6:00 - Red Carpet Registration

Fast Check In, receive program, pictures taken on Red Carpet, and explore Youth Art & Silent Auction.

6:30 - Welcome Intro

Tables will be called for the Dinner Buffet

7:00 - Guest Speaker

Chris Chmielewshi

7:45 - Guest Speaker

Trinity Wallace-Ellis

8:15 - Mix and Network

Take this break to visit the Youth Art Gallery and the Silent Auction, last chance to bid on items for Art and Silent Auction.

9:00 - Awards Ceremony

We will be announcing awards to some of the Foster Youth who were nominated for their achievements and overcoming obstacles.

9:30 - Announcing winners of Silent Auction.

We will be announcing awards to some of the Foster Youth who were nominated for their achievements and overcoming obstacles.

Become a Mentor

Help play a role in shaping a Youth Transitioning from Foster Care to Independence by becoming a mentor. Sometimes it is someone you do not know that can make the biggest impact in your life. Having a good role model and someone they can turn to talk with can really lead them on the path to success. If interested please send an email to (info@purposegala.com) and we can send you more information about it.

2017 Purpose Gala Sponsorships Below is a list of the various sponsorship opportunities.

Ruby

$ 1,000 Package

What your money will support:

Helping to cover 10 Foster Youth attend the event. Many Foster Youth have never attended a dance or formal event. This is the opportunity for the Foster Youth to network with business owners while getting the chance to see their community support them.

Donations will also go toward stocking the pantry with food and basic necessities such as toiletries.

Includes:
4 Tickets to attend the Gala
Business Logo on Red Carpet Photo Banner
Business Logo printed on event program along with your company AD
Business Logo on website with link.

Diamond

$ 2,500 Package

What your money will support:

Helping Foster Youth with the necessary skills and tools to obtain and sustain employment. Your donation will help to cover the cost of:
Employment Training
Interview/Work Clothing
Vocational Training
Transportation (bus passes/gas cards) to assist the youth with getting to and from interviews and work.

Includes:
6 Tickets to attend the Gala
Business Logo on Red Carpet Photo Banner
Business Logo printed on event program along with your company AD
Business Logo on website with link.

Platinum

$ 5,000 Package

What your money will support:

Your donation will help to cover the cost of emergency housing for Foster Youth who are homeless or “couch surfing”. Unfortunately, there is a lack of housing support for this population, even with the extension of foster care to 21 many foster youth do not qualify for supportive transitional housing due to various reasons such as growing up with a relative or being adopted through foster care.
Hotel / Rental Assistance / Rental Deposit
Clothing / Food vouchers

Includes:
10 Tickets to attend the Gala
Business Logo on Red Carpet Photo Banner
Business Logo printed on event program along with your company AD
Business Logo on website with link.

Award Sponsorship

$ 500 Package

What your money will support:
Award Prize for Youth who is receiving it. There are 8 different award categories, the Foster Youth were nominated, this is a way for us to celebrate their achievements and overcoming obstacles.
Mentorship program that will help pair up transitioning aged youth with a Mentor.

Includes:
2 Tickets to attend the Gala
Business Logo on Award.
Present & Take picture with award winner. (Optional)
Business Logo on website with link.

Video Sponsorship

$ 500 Package

What your money will support:
Raising awareness about Transitional Aged Youth.
Active Workshops to help build relationships with youth such as an outdoor retreat or field trips to explore beyond the city they grew up in (Museum of Tolerance, Watching a Play, Beach or Mountain Day Trip.)

Includes:
2 Tickets to attend the Gala.
Business Logo on Video.
Picture taken of you with youth from video. (Optional)
Business Logo on website with link.

Our excellent sponsors make all this possible: