Dear Friend,

On April 26, 2014, the Carman Lay Foundation will hold its fourth annual “Swirl for a Girl”, a benefit that will raise funds to help children with disabilities who attend The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB). “Swirl for a Girl,” presented by  WBAL-TV,  will be attended by more than 200 guests enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment as well as a wonderful silent auction with items donated by more than 100 vendors.


Tickets




Individual: $85 Couple: $170

 

Inspired by Carman JoAnn Lay, who was born with an extremely rare genetic syndrome called Aicardi Syndrome, the Foundation was established in 2010. Doctors said that Carman would never walk, talk, express emotion, or be able to take care of herself. MSB started working with Carman when she was two months old, and by the time she was 8 years old, she could walk unassisted, dance, give hugs to others and communicate with an assistive device. Sadly, Carman passed away unexpectedly when she was 8 ½ years old.

Though Carman’s time with us was short, MSB had an impact on our little girl that was life changing.  The school continually strives to have that impact on many more blind and multiply- disabled children, and we, in Carman’s memory, want to help them be successful. To date, our Foundation has raised more than $150,000 for MSB through “Swirl for a Girl” and other fundraising efforts in the community.

Today, the Foundation provides funds to help the students of MSB reach beyond limits, acquire new skills, achieve what is possible and what sometimes seems impossible, and have experiences and relationships that make their lives more enriched and joyful.

In order to continue helping children with disabilities who attend The Maryland School for the Blind, this year’s “Swirl for a Girl” will be held on April 26, 2014 at the Jen C. Russo Arts Center on MSB’s campus in Parkville, MD.

We are asking for your support by sponsoring this year’s “Swirl for a Girl.” By sponsoring our benefit, you’ll not only contribute to improving the welfare of children with disabilities – you will also have the opportunity to promote your organization to more than 4,000 MSB contributors, staff, students and families, plus the 200 expected Swirl attendees and more than 100 vendors.

Sponsorship levels are outlined in the attachment. We welcome your involvement and appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

Tricia Lay

2014 Swirl for a Girl sponsorship opportunities are still available!

 

Bronze – $500

  • Recognition and inclusion in the event program (print deadlines apply)
  • Recognition on The Carman Lay Foundation/ Swirl for a Girl Website and links back to the sponsoring company site
  • Total of 2 ticket to the event

Silver – $1000

  • All of the above plus:
  • Recognition in email blasts before the event with links to sponsoring company’s website
  • Total of 4 tickets to the event

Fireworks-$1,500

  • All of the above plus:
  • BidPal Logo Recognition on web site
  • Logo recognition on Smartphones used night of event that rotate in minute long increments
  • Link to custom Text page when attendees click on your logo.
    • Example: ShopRite is a proud sponsor of The Carman Lay Foundation. Visit us at shoprite.com
  • Recognition in email blasts before the event with links to sponsoring company’s website
  • Total of 4 tickets to the even

Gold – $2500

  • All of the above plus:
  • Company logo will appear in the event invitations as a Gold Sponsor (print deadlines apply)
  • Recognition on press releases and media alerts both before and after event
  • Company logo on event signage
  • A mention as a noted sponsor of the event in The Maryland School for the Blind newsletter, published and distributed to approximately 4,000 donors and friends of MSB
  • Total of 6 tickets to the event

Photo Booth – $3500 – 1 Available only

  • All of the above plus:
  • Company logo on all Photo Booth prints that patrons will take home as souvenirs
  • Signage at Photo Booth

Platinum – $5000 – Presenting sponsor-2 Available

  • All of the above plus:
  • Company logo will appear as part of the event name “Swirl for a Girl presented by ‘Company name’ on the event invitations and event signage
  • 50 percent logo recognition on BidPad phone system Which includes:
    • Premium space on BidPal event website. Sponsors and attendees come to this site to purchase tickets, donate, and bid on auction items prior to and during the Gala
    • Logo Sponsor rotating on smart phones during event auction bidding.
    • BidPal Logo Recognition on web site
    • Logo recognition on Smartphones used night of event that rotate in minute long increments.
    • Link to custom Text page when attendees click on your logo.
    • Example: ShopRite is a proud sponsor of The Carman Lay Foundation. Visit us at shoprite.com
  • Recognition on The Maryland School for the Blind website
  • Verbal recognition during program announcements
  • A thank you on The Carman Lay Foundation and The Maryland School for the Blind website for one month after the event
  • Total of 8 tickets to the event

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get started here!


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