Sponsorship Package

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Did you know that approximately 1,000,000 Canadians have intellectual disabilities? As a parent think about how it would feel if your child’s best friend was YOU? No play dates, no phone calls, alone on the playground. Best Buddies Canada pairs people with intellectual disabilities with a “Buddy” looking to make a friend. These dedicated volunteers help promote a sense of belonging. They give children with intellectual disabilities a chance to have experiences most of us take for granted – going for coffee, out to a movie, or simply enjoying the company of a good friend.

Best Buddies Canada is celebrating our 25th year with an Anniversary Gala on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at The Carlu and we need your support! 

Join us for an inspirational evening to support Best Buddies and help change the world for individuals with an intellectual and developmental disability – one friendship at a time!

In order to ensure the success of this very important fundraiser, please find our sponsorship package attached with a variety of different sponsorship levels. Unable to attend the event?  Don’t worry.  A straight donation will give you a tax receipt for 100% of the amount donated.

Best Buddies does not receive any direct government funding for our programs and operating costs. Our major source of funding is events like this one. Generous donors like you are the key to our success and make it possible for the “Buddy Pair” program to continue across the country. Our long-term goal is to make every school and community across Canada more inclusive and accepting of people with intellectual disabilities.

Please find attached our sponsorship package, which lists the various sponsorship levels and contact us at paul.d@nullbestbuddies.ca to secure your spot today. This year’s Gala will be an evening you won’t want to miss!  We thank you for your time and consideration.

It's Raining Friends Gala

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DATE

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

LOCATION

The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street Toronto, ON

ATTIRE

Black Tie Optional - Chic

EVENT FEATURES

VIP Reception: 6:00 p.m.

General Cocktail Reception: 6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Evening Program: 7:00 p.m.

After Party: 9:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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The Honourees

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HUMANITARIAN AWARD

To be announced

BEST BUDDIES FRIENDSHIP AWARD

To be announced

BEST BUDDIES CHAMPION AWARD

for outstanding leadership

Recognizing their incredible achievement as Co-Founders and Co-Chairs of Best Buddies Canada over the last 25 years

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Daniel J. Greenglass

(Co-Chair and Co-Founder)

Daniel J. Greenglass is a founding Board Member since 1994. Mr. Greenglass is Co-Managing Partner of Brennan Custom Homes Inc., Toronto’s premier luxury custom residential design/builder, which also operates in Palm Beach, Florida and Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas.

Mr. Greenglass also sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation and is overseeing the $140 million redevelopments of Toronto Western Hospital’s new Centre for Image-Guided Neurosurgery.

Mr. Greenglass has been educated at Crescent School, University of Toronto and is also a graduate of Harvard University, Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate.

In 2007 Mr. Greenglass was awarded the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for his philanthropic work and specifically his work with Best Buddies Canada.

Other charitable endeavors include being on the Board of Directors of Honest Reporting Canada; raising over $1,500,000 for Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival in support of UHN; working with the 519 Community Centre Building Campaign; Patron for the 2012 CANFAR Gala raising $1,000,000 benefiting the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research.

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Penny Shore
(Co-Chair and Co-Founder)

Penny Shore Co-Founded and Co-Chairs the Board of Directors of Best Buddies Canada. A graduate of Carleton University and the University of Toronto, her business experience includes being a publisher, gerontologist, and social entrepreneur.

Over the past 30 years, Ms. Shore has been an innovative and highly creative leader and business builder across Canada. She has established and developed products and organizations from concept to full operation, in both the public and private sectors, and is a highly effective executive, fundraiser and project manager. Her exceptional creative abilities as a custom publisher have been applied to both business and mass-market educational programs.

An experienced public speaker, she accomplished North American media tours and extensive national training programs. Her custom fundraising events for numerous charity clients have created successful results, meeting fundraising targets.

Other charitable endeavors include being on the Board of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research, Chairperson of CANFAR’s National Youth Network, Founder and Chair of the Research Centre for the Older Worker, Board President of Ariel’s Legacy Canada and Co-Founder and Advisory Board Co-Chair of VOLT Hockey Canada. She has received the City of Toronto Access, Equity, and Human Rights Award and the International Leadership Award, Best Buddies International.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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All tables and sponsors get access to the after party

TITLE SPONSORSHIP: $75,000 x 2

The Title Sponsor is the marquee sponsorship opportunity at the 2019 Best Buddies Gala, offering your company the highest presence and profile throughout all aspects of the event. As the lead sponsor, your business will be aligned with the mission and values of Best Buddies Canada.

  • Prominent Logo recognition integrated on all Gala-related collateral including print, social media, and signage
  • Prominent Recognition throughout the evening program
  • Two (2) premium tables at Best Buddies Gala 2019
  • Twenty (20) VIP reception tickets 
  • Name and/or logo in a post-event thank you ad in the National Post
  • Name and/or logo on Best Buddies Canada’s event website
  • Tax Receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount

GOLD SPONSORSHIP: $50,000 x 4

  • Prominent logo recognition integrated on all Gala-related collateral including print, social media, and signage
  • Prominent Recognition throughout the evening
  • One (1) premium tables at Best Buddies Gala 2019
  • Ten (10) VIP reception tickets 
  • Name and/or logo in a post-event thank you ad in the National Post
  • Name and/or logo on Best Buddies Canada’s event website
  • Tax Receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount

SILVER SPONSORSHIP: $25,000

  • Prominent logo recognition integrated on all Gala-related collateral including print, social media, and signage
  • One (1) premium tables at Best Buddies Gala 2019
  • Name and/or logo in a post-event thank you ad in the National Post
  • Name and/or logo on Best Buddies Canada’s event website
  • Tax Receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP: $15,000

  • One (1) premium tables at Best Buddies Gala 2019
  • Name and/or logo in a post-event thank you ad in the National Post
  • Name and/or logo on Best Buddies Canada’s event website
  • Tax Receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount

WINE SPONSOR: $25,000

AFTER PARTY SPONSOR: $20,000

TABLES: $10,000

Order Form
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Click on the PDF cover to download the It's Raining Friends Sponsorship Package including the order form.

 

CONTACT INFO

Paul J. Devereaux

(Board Member, Co-Chair 2019 Gala)

Email: Paul.d@nullbestbuddies.ca

Phone: 416.880.3337