Sponsors & Partners Needed

Sharon Lucas

P O Box 201  Glenndale, MD 20769 

 

Hello,

I am reaching out concerning sponsorship and partnership opportunities for the 2019 Black Authors and Readers Rock Weekend (BARR), held annuall since 2012. 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 NYTimes 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 A 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 B 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 on event program book.

o One ticket to the event luncheon.

 

$120 - Donor ~ donation to cover one luncheon ticket for one youth attendee. Name will be listed in 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.

Donations can be made through PayPal using email address thereadingdivas16@gmail.com

Thank you for your time and consideration.

With warmest regards,

 

Sharon Lucas

P.S. Please click on the menu to see the BARR Mission Statement and the Sponsorship Commitment Form.