Sponsorship Package

Everbody Needs Friends!

Friends School is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, family cooperative school. Our mission is to provide experiential, noncompetitive, child-centered educational opportunities where individual differences are respected and celebrated, and where children with special needs are welcomed.

Generously supported by:

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Dear Friends,

Your generous commitment to become a 2014-2015 Friends School Sponsor will make an impact in the lives of children and families facing a myriad of challenges.

Friends School is an established and respected independent school in the Louisville community offering unique educational programming for underserved and undervalued students. We welcome students who have been asked to leave other programs – students without an educational home. We accept students who have emotional and behavioral needs, as well as students with more traditional diagnoses such as ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental delays. We consider the needs of each individual student and we craft educational plans tailored specifically to meet those individual needs.

Friends School not only encourages family involvement, we require it. We know that in order to ensure the success of our sometimes hard-to-reach students, we must work collaboratively with families. We must all be on the same team, fighting for the success of the child. Furthermore, we are truly inclusive. This means that we believe that all students benefit from learning together. About 45% of our population does not have identified special needs. Of course, our students with special needs are at an advantage, having typically developing peer models in the classroom, as peer tutors, as friends. But, our students without additional needs develop great compassion, strong social skills, and high levels of confidence as a direct result of the inclusive education we provide. Our goal is to ensure that each child, as much as possible, reaches their own personal best.

Tuition dollars cover only about 80% of our operating expenses. We must fundraise, write grants, and seek out donations to bridge the gap and we respectfully ask for your support.

Next Steps:

  • Read and review this packet to learn more about Friends School and our upcoming events.
  • Select the Sponsorship Level that best suits your needs and goals.
  • Complete the Sponsorship Agreement and return it to Friends School.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support!

Sincerely,

Kristina Davis Christensen, M.Ed.
Head of School

Friends School offers preschool, elementary, middle school, and extended day programs for students ages 12 months through 8th grade. Providing a challenging and fun academic curriculum individually crafted for each child, Friends School serves a diverse population of learners.

Student Composition

At Friends School, we provide

  • A well-rounded education that focuses not only on the academic development of students but also on social / emotional skills, conflict resolution, and social justice. Every person has something valuable to contribute to our community and a key message throughout the school is that every single person (no matter how small!) has the power to positively impact the world.
  • Truly individualized education. At Friends, students work and progress at their own level. Students may work below their grade level, at grade level and above grade level all in one day! Children do not progress or achieve the same in all academic areas and at Friends, we recognize and address individual strengths and areas in which to grow.
  • A community for families to call home! Friends’ family cooperative atmosphere encourages the development of relationships among students, families, faculty and administration. Frequent events are held such as Family Nights, Parent Education Nights, picnics, Dining Out with Friends, Festivals and performances. We recognize that parent life centers around children and that the most meaningful connections are made with parents experiencing similar circumstances. A progressive school, we welcome ALL families at Friends, including folks from the LGBTQ community, all different colors, religions, and backgrounds.

Capture the Moment Auction and Gala Sponsorship Levels

Marquis Sponsor$10,000

At this level, you and/or your organization receives the following:

  • Title billing;
  • Preferred table for ten;
  • Ten VIP passes to the After Party;
  • Full page ad in The Gala Program;
  • Special recognition at The Gala;
  • Public advertising in all press releases;
  • Advertising with logo on the cover of the Auction Program;
  • Advertising with logo prominently placed on our website;
  • Ongoing advertising in the monthly Friends School newsletter for the remainder of the school year.

Presenting Partner$5,000

At this level, you and/or your organization receives the following:

  • Preferred table for ten;
  • Ten VIP passes to the After Party;
  • Half page ad within The Gala Program;
  • Special Recognition at The Gala;
  • Public advertising in all press releases;
  • Advertising with logo prominently placed on our website;
  • Ongoing advertising in the monthly Friends School newsletter for the remainder of the school year.

Supporting Sponsor$2,500

At this level, you and/or your organization receives the following:

  • Preferred table for ten;
  • Ten VIP passes to the After Party;
  • Quarter page advertisement within the Gala Program;
  • Special recognition at The Gala;
  • Ongoing advertising in the monthly Friends School newsletter for the remainder of the school year;

Six Hundred Club$600

At this level, you and/or your organization receives the following:

  • Two tickets with preferred seating at The Gala;
  • Two VIP passes to the After Party.

Friendship Breakfast Sponsorship Levels

Marquis Sponsor$5000

At this level, your organization receives the following:

  • Title billing;
  • Public advertising in all press releases;
  • Advertising with logo on the cover of the Friendship Breakfast Program;
  • Advertising with logo prominently placed on our website for the remainder of the school year;
  • Ongoing advertising in the monthly Friends School newsletter for the remainder of the school year;
  • Recognition throughout the Breakfast’s events.

Presenting Sponsor$2500

At this level, your organization receives the following:

  • Public advertising in all press releases;
  • Advertising with logo on the Friendship Breakfast Program;
  • Advertising with logo prominently placed on our website for the remainder of the school year;
  • Ongoing advertising in the monthly Friends School newsletter for the remainder of the school year;
  • Public acknowledgement at the Breakfast.

Helping Hand Sponsor$1000

At this level, your organization receives the following:

  • Advertisement on the Friendship Program;
  • Ongoing advertising in the monthly Friends School newsletter for the remainder of the school year;
  • Public acknowledgement at the Breakfast.

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Will you lend a hand?