2017 “A Mind Is…” Gala - Seattle

The mission of the 11th anniversary UNCF “A Mind Is…” Gala, presented by Alaska Airlines, is to recognize the corporations, foundations, and individuals in the Pacific Northwest who have made a commitment to support minority education. The event spotlights students, donors, and UNCF member schools.

 The evening will feature Dr. Frederick D. Patterson Awards,  UNCF Portfolio Project Scholarship Presentation and Dessert Frenzy featuring Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” Winner Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant.

The evening will also include dinner and silent/live auctions. Guests will have the opportunity to experience The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), featuring the Wild Blue Angel: Hendrix Abroad exhibit, Hello! Exploring the Super-cute World of Hello Kitty, On Stage, and Sound Lab.

Event Chairs and Hosts
Honorees
Entertainment
Schedule of Events
Saturday, February 25
 
6:00 p.m.

VIP Sponsor Reception

7:00 p.m.

Program and Dinner

Hotel and Venue Info
The Museum of Pop Culture

The Museum of Pop Culture

Visit the MoPOP website for details about the venue.


Official Hotel Partner

The Mayflower Park Hotel

For special UNCF rate, please call 206.623.8700

Sponsorship Opportunities

We anticipate 300 guests from corporations, historically black college and university (HBCUs) alumni, and UNCF major donors. This event provides you with the opportunity to become a donor to benefit minority education and give you an introduction to our current donors. Many of our guests are college educated with an average annual income of $60,000+, and age range of 40-65. 

Download the Sponsorship Package

Sponsorship Levels 

Gold Level – Presenting Sponsor | $25,000 and higher

  • Premiere seating – 2 reserved tables (20 guests and 2 UNCF students) with four bottles of wine 
  • Pre-event reception (includes pre-event tour of The Museum of Pop Culture, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres) 
  • Full page advertisement in program journal 
  • Logo placement on gobo (exterior of building) 
  • Prime logo placement on all collateral materials including UNCF national website and event website 
  • Prime logo placement on event photo booth pictures 
  • Prime logo placement on screens during event 
  • Speaking and/or award presenter opportunity 
  • Press release recognition 
  • Letter from CEO/Executive in program journal 
  • Corporate listing in UNCF annual report as event sponsor 

Silver Level | $10,000 

  • Premiere seating – Reserved table (10 guests and 1 UNCF student) with two bottles of wine 
  • Pre-event reception (includes pre-event tour of The Museum of Pop Culture, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres) 
  • 1/2-page advertisement in program journal 
  • Prime logo recognition on all collateral materials including UNCF national website and event website 
  • Prime logo placement on event photo booth pictures 
  • Logo placement on screens during event 
  • Corporate listing in UNCF annual report as event sponsor 

Bronze Level | $5,000 

  • Premiere seating – 1 reserved table (10 guests and 1 UNCF student) 
  • Pre-event reception (includes pre-event tour of The Museum of Pop Culture, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres) 
  • Logo recognition on all collateral materials including UNCF national website and event website 
  • Sponsorship listing in program journal 
  • Logo placement on screens during event 
  • Corporate listing in UNCF annual report as event sponsor

Table Sponsor | $3,000 

  • Reserved table (10 guests and 1 UNCF student)
  • Pre-event reception (includes pre-event tour of The Museum of Pop Culture, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres;
  • Logo recognition on UNCF national website and event webst;
  • Sponsorship listing in program journal 
  • Logo placement on screens during event 

Individual Tickets | $250 

  • Reserved seat and admission to The Museum of Pop Culture