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Annual Gala

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 10TH ANNUAL GALA!

FEBRUARY 20, 2021

AIS 10th 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 will be VIRTUAL and will include 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 from the comfort of their own home and outside guests are welcome to participate via our Friends of AIS eticket! The gala provides a glimpse into the school community and culture and is a great event for grandparents and prospective AIS families to stream the event and participate. 

So. mark your calendar for the 10th Annual AIS Gala which will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 beginning at 6:30 pm. Check out our ticket and sponsorship packages detailed below for more information.

Normally, gala attire is Austin chic, and we say you can dress as fancy or comfortable as you would like....just come dressed! But this year that's not even necessary.

Watch this video of our Head of School, Jacques Weber, chat with CBS KEYE's We Are Austin host, Trevor Scott, about our upcoming gala. 

 

EVENT SPONSORS

Thank you to the following PLATINUM sponsors:

 

Thank you to the following GOLD sponsors:  
 
Boumaza Family          Farnia Cruz Family          Johnson Family
 
Thank you to the following SILVER sponsors:  

 

                          De la Sierra Llorente Family               Hernandez Cruz Family          Ziegler Kim Family         
 
Daphne Laniel          Lowell Family          Musalem Family          Roth Family          Truchard Family          

 

Thank you to the following BRONZE sponsors:  

 

Beck Family          Carper Mulford Family          Conway Chow Family          Devine Cooper Family
     
          Gonzales Ruiz Family            Haberman Family           Havens Family          Horne Waelbroeck Family
 
Sue Jacobs          Nelson-Cook Family          John Ransom II

 

IN-KIND SPONSORS

AMBASSADOR IN-KIND SPONSORS

PATRON IN-KIND SPONSORS

PARTNER IN-KIND SPONSORS

 
 

HOST IN-KIND SPONSORS

 

FRIEND IN-KIND SPONSORS

               

 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Platinum Title Sponsor ($5,000)    

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

  • E-tickets for four (4) to stream our event program
  • Two (2) bottles of your choice of red or white wine
  • Two (2) bottles of champagne
  • A signature gala cocktail kit to accompany our mixology lesson
  • A large charcuterie board for four (4) including fresh meats, cheese, nuts, and homemade jams, crackers, and breads delivered to your home
  • Delivery of warm cookies from Tiff's Treats along with a $20 gift card for seconds!
  • 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 ebrochure,
    • Exclusive advertising on a stand up banner to be streamed during our live event
    • Exclusive 4’ x 6’ advertising banner with your company logo displayed on AIS grounds,
    • Exclusive ad to run during the event and on our event website
    • Exclusive ad to run in 4 weeks of our AIS newsletter
    • 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 for guests
  • Tax-deductible value of $3,790
 
Gold Sponsor ($5,000)
 
As a premium sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:
  • E-tickets for four (4) to stream our event program
  • Two (2) bottles of your choice of red or white wine
  • A signature gala cocktail kit to accompany our mixology lesson
  • A large charcuterie board for four (4) including fresh meats, cheese, nuts, and homemade jams, crackers, and breads delivered to your home
  • Delivery of warm cookies from Tiff's Treats along with a $20 gift card for seconds!
  • 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:
    • Inclusion in our sponsor banner on AIS school grounds
    • Exclusive ad to run during the event and on our event website
    • Exclusive ad to run in 4 weeks of our AIS newsletter
    • Acknowledgement in our Annual Report
    • Promotional material inclusion in event gift bags for guests
  • Tax-deductible value of $1,140
 
Silver Sponsor ($1,000)

As a sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • E-tickets for two (2) to stream our event program
  • One (1) bottles of your choice of red or white wine
  • A signature gala cocktail kit to accompany our mixology lesson
  • A medium charcuterie board for (2) including fresh meats, cheese, nuts, and homemade jams, crackers, and breads delivered to your home
  • Delivery of warm cookies from Tiff's Treats along with a $20 gift card for seconds!
  • 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:
  • Inclusion in our sponsor banner on AIS school grounds
  • Acknowledgement in our Annual Report
  • Promotional material inclusion in event gift bags for guests
Tax-deductible value of $440
 
Bronze Sponsor ($500)

As a sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • E-tickets for two (2) to stream our event program
  • One (1) bottles of your choice of red or white wine
  • A signature gala cocktail kit to accompany our mixology lesson
  • A medium charcuterie board for (2) including fresh meats, cheese, nuts, and homemade jams, crackers, and breads delivered to your home
  • 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:
  • Tax-deductible value of $205

Tickets

 
Single ETicket ($100 each)

Your ticket price includes:

  • Admission for one person to our virtual gala
  • One (1) bottle of red or white wine to enjoy during the event
  • Tax-deductible value of $50

Friends of AIS ETicket (suggested donation $20)

  • Non-AIS members may help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a suggested donation of $20 to participate in our virtual 10th Annual Gala. 
  • With a friend of AIS virtual ticket, you will be registered to stream the program and participate in our silent and live auction bidding all from your mobile device! 
 

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 homestays
  • 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.