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Annual Gala

We are so grateful for the community support received at our 8th Annual Gala! The event was a huge success thanks to our wonderful donors and supporters!  Check out the amazing video of our event!

EVENT SPONSORS

Thank you to the following TOLSTOY sponsors:

ANU & PUNIT CHADHA, RACHEL & BARKSDALE ENGLISH, MICHELLE MARKLEY & DAVID HOUSTON, 
MAYHA FARNIA-CRUZ & ENRIQUE CRUZ

Thank you to the following MÁRQUEZ sponsors:

ALLISON & LAURENT BOUMAZA, AMY & TOM BROWN, SHIRLEY ELLIS & NODAR MIRGATIA, HOLLY & CHRIS JOHNSON,
BELEN LOSADA & RICARDO SANCHEZ, BELEN MARCOS-CORTES & CLAUDIO OCCHIPINTI

Thank you to the following CAMUS sponsors:  

DANCE PARTY SPONSOR -  HORNE/WAELBROECK FAMILY!
PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR - SONRISAS ORTHODONTICS & PERIODONTICS!
LIVE AUCTION SPONSOR -  PENDAS INTERNATIONAL, PLLC!
PROGRAM SPONSOR -  CASA MARIANELLA!
PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR -  HERNANDEZ/CRUZ FAMILY!

IN-KIND SPONSORS

 

PATRON IN-KIND SPONSORS

 

ANU & PUNIT CHADHA           

 

PARTNER IN-KIND SPONSORS

 

ANGELA NAVARRO-DOMINGO     BELEN LOSADA & RICARDO SANCHEZ             ELITE ISLAND RESORTS   
 
HOLLY & CHRIS JOHNSON                 MIKE CARPER & BILLY MULFORD                   BELEN MARCOS-CORTES &                                                                                                                                                                      CLAUDIO OCCHIPINTI

 

HOST IN-KIND SPONSORS

 

AMY & TOM BROWN     ANGIE & NATHAN MORGAN     CHRISTINA & ALEXIS AIMARD     DR. EMILY PORTER
 
                              JACQUES WEBER            JENN & KIRK LARSON      STACEY & DAN MCDOUGAL

 

 

FRIEND IN-KIND SPONSORS

 

AUSTIN OPERA     APRIL O'QUINN     CHAPARRAL ICE     KATIE KUECK PHOTOGRAPHY

KENDRA SCOTT     PHASER LOCK INTERACTIVE     ROBIN JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY

THAI CHI KUNG FU     TOTAL WINE & MORE     ZILKER THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

 

AIS 8th Annual Art Gala

             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 8th Annual AIS Art Gala which will be held at The Austin Central Library in downtown Austin on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 7 - 11pm. We will also be hosting a pre-gala event for sponsors and underwriters 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....just come dressed!

 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

William Shakespeare Sponsor ($10,000)    

As the lead title sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Invitation to the pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
  • Reserved table seating during the event for 12
  • Twenty-four (24) drink tickets for table guests
  • Complimentary secure garage parking
  • Recognition as event sponsor in all promotional announcements. In addition, your company/family name and logo will be included in all event promotional materials including:
    • A full-page ad in our event brochure,
    • Exclusive advertising at the entrance of our event room at The Austin Central Library,
    • Exclusive 4’ x 6’ advertising banner with your company logo displayed on AIS grounds,
    • Table recognition and verbal recognition at the event
    • Premier placement on our community partner, events webpages, and social media promotions
    • Special acknowledgement in our Annual Report
  • Promotional material inclusion in event gift bags to guests at check-out.
  • Tax deductible value of $6,825
 
Leo Tolstoy Sponsor ($5,000)
 
As a premium sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:
  • Invitation to the pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
  • Reserved table seating during the event for 8
  • Sixteen (16) drink tickets for table guests
  • Complimentary secure garage parking
  • Promotional material inclusion in event gift bags to guests at check-out
  • Your company/family name and logo will be included in the following event promotional materials:
    • Table recognition and verbal recognition at the event
    • Premier placement on our community partner, events webpages, and social media promotions
    • Acknowledgement in our Annual Report
    • Tax deductible value of $3,350
 
Gabriel García Márquez Sponsor ($2,500)

As a sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Invitation for 8 to pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and champagne
  • Reserved table seating for 8
  • Complimentary secure garage parking
  • Your company/family name and logo will be included in the following event promotional materials:
    • Inclusion on our community partners, events webpages, and social media
    • Acknowledgement in our Annual Report
  • Tax deductible value of $1,225
 
Albert Camus Sponsor ($1,250)

We have the following limited naming opportunities available at the $1,250 level:

Dance Party Sponsor - Thank you Horne/Waelbroeck Family!

Photo Booth Sponsor - Thank you Sonrisas Orthodontics & Periodontics!

Live Auction Sponsor - Thank you Pendas International, PLLC!

Program Sponsor - Thank you Casa Marianella!

Photography Sponsor - Thank you Hernandez/Cruz Family!

As an underwriting sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  1. Invitation to the pre-gala VIP event with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
  2. Reserved cocktail seating for 4
  3. Secure garage parking 
  4. Placement on our community partner, events webpages, and social media promotions
  5. Acknowledgement in our Annual Report
  6. Signage at event for sponsorship choice
  7. Tax deductible value of $615
 

Tickets

 
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
 

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 Austin Central Library.
 

Additional Information

 
Volunteer to help
We have volunteer opportunities selling gala tickets or helping prep for the event. Check out our Gala volunteer sign-up here. 

General Questions?
Please contact the Gala Committee or  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 the committee or April O'Quinn for more information.