Annual Gala

“Our goal is to produce workforce ready youth throughout the state who are able to create business, grow wealth and impact South Carolina’s economic development.”

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This special and enchanting gala will be held on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at the beautiful Galliard in downtown CharlestonCelebrating 15 years of Opportunity & Empowerment through Entrepreneurship!” This is our annual fundraiser and is held each year to celebrate and support youth entrepreneurship education. South Carolina student entrepreneurs, teachers, scholarship recipients & award winners are honored at the gala. 2019’s black tie optional affair will be like no other with over 550 guests enjoying a student business showcase, silent & live auction, awards dinner with decadent desserts provided by Butcher & Bee, live entertainment by The Black Diamond Band and an exclusive raffle for a luxury getaway for 2!

Last year’s event was a great success, thanks to the generosity and the support of many in the community. We raised $204,000 to support our programs & teacher training!  We look forward to raising even more money this year and changing more lives by expanding our footprint regionally across the state and increasing opportunities for rural students by developing & providing more after school & summer entrepreneurial programs.  We hope you will join us in celebrating 15 years of opportunity and empowerment through entrepreneurship education!

PRESENTING SPONSORS

TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR

VIP LUXURY EXPERIENCE SPONSOR

DESSERT SPONSOR & DONOR

WINE SPONSOR & DONOR

PRODUCTION SPONSOR

PDA Insignia (Black)

FLORAL SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

Kitchin Family Charitable Fund

 

University Capital Partners

TEACHER TABLE SPONSOR

SWAG SPONSOR

TEACHER OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

RON MOTLEY AWARD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSORS 

Aaron Brewer

Will Jamieson

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR

DECOR SPONSOR

BEER SPONSOR & DONORGRAPHIC DESIGN SPONSOR

BLCREATIVEDESIGN

LIVE MUSIC PROVIDED BY:

 

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

RAFFLE SPONSOR $4,000 (1 AVAILABLE) VIP Table of 10 | Company Logo Displayed on Table | Prime table location| Company Logo on Invite |  Half Page Ad/Logo in Program (client may provide Ad if preferred. High resolution PDF (300 dpi images) no bleed Horizontal Orientation Final Art Size: 4.4375 x 5’’), Logo on YEScarolina’s Website & Gala Event Site with Link to the Sponsor Website | Company Logo Displayed & Scrolling on event screens | (24″ x 36″) Ad in Pre-function Areas | Announced on stage by Auctioneer | Co. Rep to Announce Raffle Winner on stage after the Draw | Option to provide & put Co. promotional material in auction winner bags | Mention in Gala Press Release  | Dedicated SM Post (exposure to over 3,200 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) & Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers |

STUDENT AWARDS SPONSOR $4,500 (1 AVAILABLE) VIP Table of 10 | Prime Table Location | Logo on Save the Date & Invite | Company Logo Displayed on All Student Award Plaques, on Students Showcase Signage, Table, Logo in Program on Students Bio page, YEScarolina’s Website & Event Website with link to Sponsors website | Company Logo Displayed & Scrolling on event screens | Opportunity to Announce Student Awards on Stage | Announced on stage by Auctioneer | 1 VIP Parking Space on Anson Street | Mention in Gala Press Release | Dedicated SM Post (exposure to over 3,200 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) & Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers | 1 VIP Parking Space on Anson Street

CANAPÉ SPONSOR  $4,800 (1 AVAILABLE) VIP Table of 10 | Company mention in Gala Press Release | Company Logo on Invite | Table Signage | (24” x 36”) Signage in the Pre-function Area during cocktail hour | Company Logo Displayed on Invite & Scrolling on the event screens | Logo on YEScarolina’s Website & Event Site | Half Page Ad/Logo in Program (client may provide Ad if preferred. High resolution PDF (300 dpi images) no bleed Horizontal Orientation Final Art Size: 4.4375 x 5’’) | Dedicated SM Post (exposure to over 3,200 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) & Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers | Company Announced on Stage | Option to provide & put Co. promotional material in all gala attendee Swag Bags | 1 VIP Parking Space on Anson Street

SPIRITS SPONSOR (1 AVAILABLE) $4,500 VIP Table of 10 | Logo on Invite | Co. Logo Signage on Bars as Sponsor | Company Logo Displayed & Scrolling on the event screens  | Table Signage | Full Page Ad/Logo in Program Client may provide Ad if preferred. High resolution PDF (300 dpi images) with crop marks and .125’’ bleed. Vertical Orientation. Trim size: 6 x 10’’  | Sponsor may Provide Branded Napkins or Coasters for bars or  Option to provide & put Co. promotional material in all gala attendee Swag Bags |  Mention in Gala Press Release | Announced on stage by Auctioneer | Dedicated SM Post (exposure to over 3,200 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) & Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers | Mention on News 2 Glasspro 3 Degree Spot in September | 1 VIP Parking Space on Anson Street

TENT SPONSOR $7,000  (1 AVAILABLE) VIP Table for 14 | Prime Central Table Location |  Logo on Save the Date & Invite | Company mentioned in Gala Press Release | Table Signage | Company Logo Displayed & Scrolling on event screens | Logo on YEScarolina’s Website & Gala Event Site with Link to the Sponsor Website | Full Page Ad/Logo in Program. Client may provide Ad if preferred. High resolution PDF (300 dpi images) with crop marks and .125’’ bleed. Vertical Orientation. Trim size: 6 x 10’’ | Company Announced on Stage | Option to provide Co. Ad  (24” x 36”) for signage displayed in the tent | Option to put any promotional material in all gala attendee Swag bags | Dedicated SM Post (exposure to over 3,200 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) & Mention in a Gala specific online Ad (exposure to over 27,000 people.) | Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers | Mention on News 2 Glasspro 3 Degree Spot in September | 1 VIP Parking Space on Anson Street

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

PRESENTING SPONSOR $5,500 VIP Table for 12 | Front Row Table Location | Company Logo Displayed on Save The Date & Invitation, | Table Signage | Mention in Gala Press Release | Company Logo Displayed & Scrolling on the event screens | Logo on YEScarolina’s Website & Event Site with Link to the Sponsor Website | Large Logo in Program | Dedicated SM Post (exposure to 2,500 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) & Mention in a Gala specific online Ad (exposure to over 27,000 people.) | Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers | Company Announced on Stage | Mention on News 2 Glasspro 3 Degree Spot in September  | 1 VIP Parking Space on Anson Street

GOLD SPONSOR $2,700  Table for 10 | Company Name Displayed on Table | Company Logo Displayed & Scrolling on the event screens  | Logo on YEScarolina’s Website & Event Website Event Site with Link to the Sponsor Website | Logo in Program | Dedicated SM Post (exposure to 3,200 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) & Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers | Logo on Invite |

SILVER SPONSOR $1,700 Table for 8 | Company Name Displayed on Table, Company Logo Displayed & Scrolling on the event screens  | Logo in Program & on YEScarolina’s Website with Link to the Sponsor Website | Dedicated shared SM Post (exposure to 3,200 followers between Twitter, FB & Instagram) and Mention in E-Newsletter to over 3,800 of YEScarolina subscribers |

Limited Single Tickets available @ $225.00 per

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CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM 2018’s EVENT!

PREVIOUS GALAS 

2018 – Photos | Shutterbooth Photos
2017 – Photos 

2015 – Photos 
2014 – Photos | Video
2013 – Photos | Video