2017 “A Mind Is…” Gala - Houston

The UNCF Annual Gala is the highlight of the annual fundraising campaign for the UNCF Houston area office. This gala is one of Houston's signature and premier social events of the year, which garners the support of corporate leadership and sponsors, dignitaries, civic leaders, public officials, alumni and other guests who support the UNCF mission.

 

Black-tie attire

Valet parking available

Event Chairs
Honorees
Venue
Hilton Americas Hotel

Hilton Americas Hotel

Visit the Hilton Americas Hotel website for details about the venue.

Valet parking available.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the sponsorship package here

PRESENTING SPONSOR $100,000

  • Exclusive placement of your name or company on publicity and printed materials as "Presenting Sponsor"
  • Pre- and post-event publicity, promotion, and advertising via TV, radio, internet, and printed materials
  • 30-second video presentation
  • VIP “meet and greet” and photo opportunity with featured Excellence in Education recipient and Featured Entertainer(s)
  • Signed CDs by the Featured Entertainer(s) for guests at the Premiere table
  • 10 invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception 
  • One Premiere table for 10 guests
  • One additional table for 10 guests
  • Program and PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event
  • Listing in UNCF National Annual Report
  • Sponsor appreciation gift

 

OFFICIAL CAR SPONSOR $75,000

  • Exclusive placement of your name or company on publicity and printed materials as "Official Car Sponsor" 
  • Pre- and post-event publicity, promotion, and advertising via radio, internet, and printed materials
  • 30-second information video presentation
  • Show car displayed at the event
  • VIP “meet & greet” and photo opportunity with featured Excellence in Education recipient and Featured Entertainer(s)
  • Signed CDs by the Featured Entertainer(s) for guests
  • 10 invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception
  • One Premiere table for 10 guests
  • Program and PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event
  • Listing in UNCF National Annual Report
  • Sponsor appreciation gift

Note: $75K is based on the total value of in-kind and $7,500 cash donation for scholarship.

RECEPTION SPONSOR $50,000

  • Exclusive placement of your name or company on publicity and printed materials as "Reception Sponsor" 
  • Pre- and post-event publicity, promotion, and advertising via radio, internet, and printed materials
  • VIP “meet and greet” and photo opportunity with Featured Entertainer(s)
  • Signed CDs by the Featured Entertainer(s) for guests
  • Eight invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception 
  • One Premiere table for 10 guests
  • Program and PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event
  • Listing in UNCF National Annual Report
  • Sponsor appreciation gift

 

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR $50,000

  • Exclusive placement of your name or company on publicity and printed materials as "Entertainment Sponsor"  
  • Give an exclusively introduction to the night’s entertainment
  • Pre- and post-event publicity, promotion, and advertising via radio, internet, and printed materials
  • VIP “meet and greet” and photo opportunity with Featured Entertainer(s)
  • Signed CDs by the Featured Entertainer(s) for guests
  • Eight invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception
  • One Premiere table for 10 guests
  • Program and PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event
  • Listing in UNCF National Annual Report
  • Sponsor appreciation gift

 

TREE OF KNOWLEDGE SPONSOR $35,000

  • Exclusive placement of your name or company on publicity and printed materials as "Tree of Knowledge Sponsor" 
  • Company specific acknowledgement during Tree of Knowledge segment
  • CDs by the Featured Entertainer(s) for guests
  • Six invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception
  • One Premiere table for 10 guests
  • Program and PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event

 

PRESIDENT SPONSOR $25,000

  • Your name will be listed on the program
  • Four invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception 
  • One Priority table for 10 guests
  • Program and PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event
  • Listing in UNCF National Annual Report
  • Sponsor appreciation gift

 

DEAN SPONSOR $15,000

  • Your name will be listed on the program
  • Two invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception 
  • One General table for 10 guests
  • PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event
  • Sponsor appreciation gift
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PROFESSOR SPONSOR $10,000

  • Your name will be listed on the program
  • Two invitations to the Sponsor/Underwriter Reception 
  • One General table for 10 guests
  • PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event

 

SCHOLAR SPONSOR $5,000

  • Your name will be listed on the program
  • One General table for 10 guests
  • PowerPoint acknowledgment at the event