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© 2019 Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation

The 31st  Annual  

Colorado "I Have A Dream" Foundation Gala

Dream it...Achieve it!
      Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Cocktails 5:30 PM  Dinner 6:30 PM
Denver Center for Performing Arts Seawell Ballroom

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Dream Maker

Awardee

Linda Childears

Linda Childears has had a significant impact on the lives of young people throughout her career and years of community involvement. 


She currently serves as the President & CEO of the Daniels Fund, which is dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its scholarship program, grants program, and ethics initiative. The Daniels Fund helps youth through support of early childhood education, financial literacy, youth development, and its scholarship programs.

McHugh

Awardee

Rusty Wehner

Rusty has been a real estate professional in the Denver area since 1983, when he joined Russ Wehner Realty Company, which was started by his grandfather in 1936, as a third generation Realtor.

 

Throughout his career, he has been recognized as a “top producer,” by the Denver Board of Realtors. Currently, he is a senior loan officer for SWBC Mortgage. In 1988, he was one of the founding board members of the Colorado I have a Dream Foundation along with Chris Romer. 

 

ABOUT COLORADO "I HAVE A DREAM" FOUNDATION

31 YEARS IN DENVER

The Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation’s mission is to empower children from under-resourced communities to succeed in school, college and career by providing academic, social and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with post-secondary tuition assistance.

CLASS SPONSORS

Southeast Denver Rotary Club - STRIVE PREP Ruby Hill

 Wally and Brandy Charnoff -  STRIVE PREP Ruby Hill

Rich Rainaldi & Martha Records

Richard & Judy Weill 

Denver Active 20/30 Children's Foundation

CIHAD BOARD

Doug Andrews, Board Chair

Cuneyt Akay

Anthony Albanese

Rob L. Alvarado

Ramon Bargas

Wally Charnoff

Robert L. Cohen

Z. Vanessa Davison

George J.  Flanders

Nadia Garas

 

Leslie Ginsburg

Janelle Johnson

Sen. Michael Johnston

Stephen H. Kaplan

Lawrence Knutson

Julie Malek

Shelby Martin

Anthony Price

Derek Schoonover

Negou Seid

David A. Simon

Jim Stambaugh

Michelle Vercellino

LoAn Vo

Rusty Wehner

Sarah Wright

 
 

Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation
2019 Gala Sponsorship Levels & Benefits 

We believe in the Dreams of youth, so they know what they dream is achievable. For 31 years, The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation (CIHAD) has been opening doors of opportunities for students in Colorado to expand vision of the possibilities, and providing long-term support and educational enrichment programs for continued growth – impacting the lives of more than 1,300 Denver metro area youth to date.

 

The Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation Gala brings the community together for one dream – to help provide every child with quality education, the resources necessary to allow them to reach their full potential and the chance to achieve their greatest dreams. The annual gala is a premiere event in Denver that features nationally acclaimed music artists, as well as our rising youth stars and attracts more than 650 community, business and civic leaders. In 2019, we hope that you will join us as a valued corporate partner. Each of the sponsorship opportunities available offers increased corporate visibility, expanded networking opportunities, as well as the ability to reach others who share a passion around education equality and building dreams that will strengthen communities.

 

We have provided several tiered corporate sponsorship levels that offer different promotional and branding benefits. In addition, there are also individual/group contribution areas where your generosity can make a valuable difference. We encourage you to consider and participate in one or more of these exciting sponsorship opportunities that are a part of this wonderful event.

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $50,000

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS:
PREMIUM VIP SEATING FOR TWO TABLES OF 10
GALA PROGRAM LOGO INCLUSION 
PODIUM RECOGNITION AND SPEAKING OPPORTUNITY
GALA EBLASTS LOGO INCLUSION
EVENT WEBSITE LOGO INCLUSION
INVITATION LOGO INCLUSION
GALA ON-SCREEN RECOGNITION
E-NEWSLETTER PROFILE RECOGNITION
LISTING AS PRESENTING SPONSOR IN ALL MEDIA
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS – 3X/MONTH (FOR A YEAR)

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $25,000

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS:
PREMIUM VIP SEATING FOR A TABLE OF 10
GALA PROGRAM LOGO INCLUSION 
PODIUM RECOGNITION
GALA EBLASTS LOGO INCLUSION
WEBSITE LOGO INCLUSION

INVITATION LOGO INCLUSION
GALA ON-SCREEN RECOGNITION
E-NEWSLETTER LISTING
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS – 2X/MONTH (FOR A YEAR)

 

GOLD SPONSOR: $15,000
PARTICIPATION BENEFITS:
PREMIUM SEATING FOR A TABLE OF 10
GALA PROGRAM LOGO INCLUSION 
PODIUM RECOGNITION
GALA EBLASTS LISTING
WEBSITE LOGO INCLUSION
INVITATION LOGO INCLUSION
GALA ON-SCREEN RECOGNITION
E-NEWSLETTER LISTING
SOCIAL MEDIA INCLUSION – 9 POSTS PER YEAR

 

SILVER SPONSOR: $10,000

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS:
VIP SEATING FOR A TABLE OF 10
GALA PROGRAM LISTING 
PODIUM RECOGNITION
WEBSITE LISTING
GALA ON-SCREEN RECOGNITION
SOCIAL MEDIA INCLUSION – 5 POSTS PER YEAR

 

BRONZE SPONSOR: $6,000

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS:
VIP SEATING FOR A TABLE OF 10
GALA PROGRAM LISTING 
WEBSITE LISTING

 

DREAM SPONSOR: $4,000

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS:
PRIME SEATING FOR A TABLE OF 10
GALA PROGRAM LISTING 

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $400

BENEFITS:  FOOD, DRINKS, NETWORKING AND OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE! 

 

Colorado Tax Credit 

Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit*

The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation is a qualified childcare facility for the State of Colorado, which means your donation of $250 or greater, up to $200,000, qualifies for a 50% childcare contribution tax credit.  For tax years 2015 through 2019, you will be able to claim 100% of remaining and additional credits.

This information should not be construed as tax advice, and as always, you should consult your tax advisors for the most accurate information.

•    Your donation still qualifies as a charitable deduction on your Federal income tax
•    Donation must be made as a single gift, paid in full via check, cash, credit card, direct bill or electronic funds transfer
•    You can take advantage of the tax credits regardless of whether you itemize or not
•    Both individuals and corporate donors can benefit from this tax credit program
•    In-Kind donations are not eligible for this credit

The table below illustrates how a large part of your donation comes back to you in various tax credits and deductions.
 

If you are unable to attend this year's gala, you can still make a contribution to The Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation through Colorado Gives. Thank you. 

 

QUESTIONS

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT

THE GALA

OR CIHAD SPONSORSHIP?

CONTACT US

BY COMPLETING

THE FORM BELOW OR 

EMAILING Ashley Walsh

1836 Grant Street, Denver CO 80203

(303) 861-5005

 

Thank  you to our 31st Annual Gala Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSOR - $50,000

WINE AND SPIRITS SPONSORS