Sponsors & Donations Needed

If you and/or your organization, as part of your mission, have a desire to give back to the community, I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider supporting this community-centered literary event.

The 2019 BARR Keynote Speaker is Kwame Alexander, a NY Times bestselling author of Young Adult (YA) fiction,  which caters to readers 12 to 18 years of age. Until now,  the target audience for BARR has been the adult female reader, but in 2019 we would be remiss if we didn't reach out and attempt to bring in young adults to hear his powerful message.

Though there will be other authors at BARR who will appeal to our core readers, it is our goal to bring in 20-25 young adults to hear Mr. Alexander's speech.

I am seeking monetary support to help defray the cost of those tickets when he speaks on Saturday, October 15, 2019; and to allow me to identify and feature at least three additional YA authors who would be invited to serve on a panel discussion specifically aimed at the youth attendees.

I am also looking for partners to help identify the young adults to whom tickets will be given ~  local organizations, sororities, fraternities, schools, and churches. If you have the desire and capability to help, please contact me.

Below are the details concerning this year's sponsorship levels:

$2,000 ~ Gold Sponsor:

o Banner with your company name and logo onsite at the event.

o Company name and logo listed as a sponsor on the event website.

o Company name in the event program book.

o Five complimentary tickets to the event luncheon.

o Name mentioned in the event press release as a sponsor 

$1,000 - Silver Sponsor:

o Banner with your company name and logo onsite at the event.

o Company name listed as a sponsor on the event website.

o Company name in the event program book.

o Two complimentary tickets to the event luncheon. 

$500 - Bronze:

o Logo in the event program book.

o One ticket to the event luncheon. 

$120 - Donor ~ donation to cover one luncheon ticket for one youth attendee. The name will be listed in the program.

 I sincerely hope you or your organization will consider being a part of our 2019 event. Please contact me to receive a sponsorship package at sharon@sharonrlucas.com and/or if you have questions.

 

We are also seeking donations so that we can purchase books to be given to the youth attendees. No donation is too small. Donations can be made through PayPal using email address thereadingdivas16@gmail.com or via  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barr-2019-tickets-51261414270

Thank you for your time and consideration.

With warmest regards,

 

Sharon Lucas