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Annual Gala

AIS 7th Annual Art Gala

 

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Friday, January 19th is the Final Day to purchase Gala event tickets! Raffle tickets on sale through January 26th.              

Each year, our Gala is Austin International School’s biggest fundraising event of the year and is not to be missed! Our community comes together to celebrate the unique international environment and support the advancement efforts of the school. The event includes dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction full of wonderful packages and experiences. Fundraising from the Gala supports teacher tuition discounts, expands educational programming, and allows for school improvements and enhancements.

All AIS families are encouraged to attend, and outside guests are welcome! The gala provides a glimpse into the school community and culture and is a great event for grandparents and prospective AIS families to attend as well. AIS families, teachers, and staff are in attendance and would love to meet anyone considering joining our school. So come as a couple, a group, or on your own. There are plenty of community members to celebrate with.

Mark your calendar for the 7th Annual AIS Spring Gala held at The Long Center in downtown Austin on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 7 - 11pm. We will also be hosting a pre-gala event for sponsors and premier ticket holders from 6 - 7pm. Check out our ticket and sponsorship packages detailed below for more information.

Gala attire is Austin chic! Dress fancy or dress comfortable, but come dressed!

 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Cezanne Sponsor ($10,000)    

Your purchase includes:

Lead title sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • Invitation for 12 to pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and champagne
  • Reserved Donor Lounge seating for 12
  • Reserved cocktail seating for 12
  • Twenty four (24) drink tickets for guests
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations
  • Table and verbal recognition at the event
  • Your family/company name and logo on community partner, event webpages, and social media promotions
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • A full page ad in our event brochure
  • Exclusive advertising at the entrance of our event room at The Long Center
  • Exclusive 4’ x 6’ advertising banner with your company logo displayed on AIS grounds
  • Promotional material inclusion in event gift bags to guests at check-out
  • Secure garage parking
  • Full cash bar available

Tax deductible value of $6,822

 
Picasso Sponsor ($5,000)

Your purchase includes:

  • Invitation for 8 to pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and champagne
  • Reserved Donor Lounge seating for 8
  • Reserved cocktail seating for 8
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations
  • Table and verbal recognition at the event
  • Your family/company name and logo on community partner, event webpages, and social media promotions
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • Secure garage parking
  • Full cash bar available

Tax deductible value of $3,351

 
Pollock Sponsor ($2,250)

Your purchase includes:

  • Invitation for 8 to pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and champagne
  • Reserved cocktail seating for 8
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations
  • Your family/company name and logo on community partner, event webpages, and social media promotions
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • Secure garage parking
  • Full cash bar available

Tax deductible value of $1,100

 
Dance Party or Photography Sponsor ($750)

Your purchase includes:

  1. Two gala tickets to event
  2. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations
  3. Inclusion on community partner, event webpages, and social media promotions
  4. Signage at event for sponsorship choice
  5. Acknowledgement in our Annual Report
  6. Secure garage parking
  7. Full cash bar available

Tax deductible value of $190

 

Tickets

Premium Single Tickets ($300 each)

Your ticket price includes:

  • Admission for one person to the gala with reserved seating
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations
  • Secure garage parking
  • Full cash bar available plus
  • Invitation to the pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and champagne
 
Single Tickets ($150 each)

Your ticket price includes:

  • Admission for one person to the gala
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres and buffet stations
  • Secure garage parking
  • Full cash bar available
 

In-Kind Sponsorships

There are a variety of ways to sponsor our Annual Gala through In-Kind gifts supporting our silent auction. All items are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

By donating gift certificates, gift baskets, services, and other items, your donation makes a huge difference to expand minds and broaden perspectives. Desired items may include the following:

  • Family fun packs: outdoor and indoor activities, nanny service, dining gift certificates
  • Professional services: financial planners, lawyers, home design, counselors, real estate
  • Health services: therapists, spa services, nutritionist
  • Creative Classes: painting, cooking, jewelry making, music
  • Getaways: airline miles, hotel or vacation home stays
  • Luxury items: in demand toys or electronics, jewelry, collectible items
  • Experiences: tickets; access to backstage of cultural events
 
In-Kind Sponsorship Levels and Benefits
 
Friend: Donations with value $250 - $999
We will include your name on all event marketing, web, and print materials.
 
Host:  Donations with value of $1,000 - $2,499
We will display your presentation cards next to your products at the gala. We will include your name on all event marketing, web, and print materials.
 
Partner: Donations value of $2,500 - $4,999
Benefits of the Host level plus logo placement on the school website and inclusion in the event program.
 
Patron: Donation value of $5,000 - $9,999
Benefits of the Partner level plus four tickets to the gala and distribution of promotional items to guests at check-out.
 
Ambassador: Donation value of $10,000 +
Benefits of the Patron level, plus an advertisement in our event brochure and signage at The Long Center.
 

Additional Information


General Questions?
Please contact April O'Quinn, Chief Operating Officer
Want to Help?
We would love to have your participation on the committee, in securing donations, or volunteering your time. Please contact April O'Quinn for more information.