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BLACK TIE BLUE JEANS 2019
SPONSORSHIPS

DATE
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Thursday
March 21, 2019
6:30 pm

6:00 pm — Sponsor Pre-Party Reception*
7:00 pm — Sponsor Seating
7:15 pm — Program

*Adults only

LOCATION
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Richard and Helen DeVos
Center for Arts and Worship
at Grand Rapids Christian High School
2300 Plymouth Ave SE


 

DINNER & DRINKS MENU
Gilmore Catering
6:00PM
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DRINKS

Select Beer & Wine Options

Appetizers

Achiote Shrimp Shooters
Antipasti Skewers
Boursin Stuffed Mushroom Caps

STATION ONE

Carved Beef Tenderloin
Gouda Scalloped Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Fennel

STATION TWO

Grilled Salmon
Roasted Root Vegetables
Shaved Brussels & Quinoa Salad
Rolls & Butter

DESSERT & COFFEE

Dark Chocolate Mini Tartlets
Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits
Tiramisu Shooters
Coffee

PARKING
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If you received a Sponsor Priority Parking pass with your sponsor package, please park in the designated areas.

Additional parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Center for Arts and Worship.

Lot attendants will be available to give parking directions and assistance.

ENTRANCE
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Please enter through the Center for Arts and Worship doors designated with the Sponsor Event Entrance sign.

This entrance is located south side of the Center for Arts and Worship.  Student volunteers will be available to give directional assistance.

LOCATION
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The sponsor pre-event party will be held in the Black Box space located in the lobby of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Arts and Worship.

Staff will be on hand to check-in you and your guests, assist with coats, and answer any questions you may have in regards to the evening's itinerary.

SEATING & EVENT
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As an event sponsor, you and your guests will receive priority reserved seating in the auditorium.  Sponsor seating will take place at 7:00pm.  

The evening's program is scheduled to begin at 7:15pm.  The approximate run time for the event program is one hour in length.

WHAT DO I WEAR?
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Black Tie Blue Jeans means dress up, come in blue jeans, or a little of both! 

This year in conjunction with the evening's entertainment our theme is "illuminate," so add have some fun and add a little pop of neon or some bright colored accents to your black tie/blue jeans ensemble!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

TITLE SPONSOR + MATCHING GIFT ($50,000)

Match your gift and double the impact!  A generous and dedicated friend of Grand Rapids Christian Schools has increased their gift to Grand Rapids Christian Schools, and is encouraging others to do the same by matching the gift at the $50,000 sponsorship level.  

Enjoy prominent name/logo placement above the event title on all promotional and event materials, including webpage, social media, and online ad postings.

  • Up to 50 tickets to event and sponsor pre-party with priority reserved event seating
  • Priority reserved parking for 10 guests
  • Opportunity to give remarks at event or acknowledgment by featured speaker onstage
  • Name and/or logo included on all event signage Name and/or logo prominently displayed during event
  • Name and/or logo printed on save-the-date, invitation and program* (time sensitive)
  • Dedicated social media postings pre and post event
  • Name and/or logo featured on Grand Rapids Christian Schools website event page
  • Name and/or logo featured in event recap e-newsletter sent to over 5,000 Grand Rapids Christian Schools families and supporters
  • Full-page ad featured as back cover of the event program

PRESENTING SPONSOR ($25,000)

Enjoy prominent name/logo placement on all promotional and event materials, including webpage, social media, and online ad postings,

  • Up to 30 tickets to event and sponsor pre-party with priority reserved event seating
  • Priority reserved parking for 5 guests 
  • Acknowledgment by featured speaker onstage
  • Name and/or logo included on all event signage
  • Name and/or logo displayed during event
  • Name and/or logo printed on invitation and program* (time sensitive)
  • Dedicated social media postings pre and post event
  • Name and/or logo featured on Grand Rapids Christian Schools website event page
  • Name and/or logo featured in event recap e-newsletter sent to over 5,000 Grand Rapids Christian Schools families and supporters

GOLD SPONSOR ($10,000)

Enjoy prominent name/logo placement on all promotional and event materials, including webpage, social media, and online ad postings,

  • Up to 25 tickets to event and sponsor pre-party with priority reserved event seating
  • Priority reserved parking for 5 guests
  • Acknowledgment by featured speaker onstage
  • Name and/or logo included on all event signage
  • Name and/or logo displayed during event
  • Name and/or logo printed on invitation and program* (time sensitive)
  • Dedicated social media posting pre-event
  • Name and/or logo featured on Grand Rapids Christian Schools website event page
  • Name and/or logo featured in event recap e-newsletter sent to over 5,000 Grand Rapids Christian Schools families and supporters

BLACK TIE SPONSOR ($5,000)

Enjoy name/logo placement on promotional and event materials, including webpage, social media, and online ad postings.

  • Up to 20 tickets to event and sponsor pre-party with priority reserved event seating
  • Priority reserved parking for 2 guests
  • Name and/or logo included on all event signage
  • Name and/or logo displayed during event Name and/or logo printed on program* (time sensitive)
  • Dedicated social media posting pre-event
  • Name and/or logo featured on Grand Rapids Christian Schools website event page
  • Name and/or logo featured in event recap e-newsletter sent to over 5,000 Grand Rapids Christian Schools families and supporters

SILVER SPONSOR ($2,500)

Enjoy name/logo placement on promotional and event materials, including webpage, social media, and online ad postings.

  • Up to 15 tickets to event and sponsor pre-party with priority reserved event seating
  • Priority reserved parking for 2 guests
  • Name and/or logo included on all event signage
  • Name and/or logo displayed during event
  • Name and/or logo printed on program* (time sensitive)
  • Dedicated social media posting pre-event
  • Name and/or logo featured on Grand Rapids Christian Schools website event page
  • Name and/or logo featured in event recap e-newsletter sent to over 5,000 Grand Rapids Christian Schools families and supporters

BLUE JEANS SPONSOR ($1,500)

Enjoy name/logo placement on promotional and event materials, including webpage, social media, and online ad posting.

  • Up to 10 tickets to event and sponsor pre-party with priority reserved event seating
  • Name and/or logo included on all event signage
  • Name and/or logo displayed during event
  • Name and/or logo printed on program* (time sensitive)
  • Dedicated social media posting pre-event
  • Name and/or logo featured on Grand Rapids Christian Schools website event page
  • Name and/or logo featured in event recap e-newsletter sent to over 5,000 Grand Rapids Christian Schools families and supporters

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR MORE.

Black Tie Blue Jeans, Grand Rapids Christian’s signature fundraising event, raises money for the Eagles Fund. Every Grand Rapids Christian student benefits from the Eagles Fund which has committed $1.7 million this school year for essential resources to students and families including Student Support Services, tuition assistance, and additional programs.  Each and every gift to the Eagles Fund provides immediate resources with a lasting impact. With your help, we hope to raise $600,000 toward this goal at Black Tie Blue Jeans.

As a sponsor, you will receive special recognition, enjoy great food and drink during our sponsor pre-reception and priority seating for a one of a kind performance.  Thank you for your partnership as we prepare students to become effective servants of Christ in contemporary society.


 

THE EAGLES FUND
AT GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

Each and every gift given to the Eagles Fund provides immediate resources that have a long lasting impact on our students. When you give to the Eagles Fund, you are helping support the hundreds of students who are receiving tuition assistance from Grand Rapids Christian Schools and the over 450 students who are receiving Student Support Services, and enhancing the educational experience for all of our students.

Your gift, along with the contributions of thousands of alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, corporations, and foundations, helps Grand Rapids Christian in its mission to prepare students to be effective servants of Christ in contemporary society.

Because of you, students at Grand Rapid Christian are prepared to be more.  Everything on our campuses from tuition assistance to academic programs, outstanding faculty to fine arts and athletic experiences, is supported through generous donations just like yours.

THIS IS YOUR EAGLE IMPACT.

$2.4 

million dollars of financial aid awarded for the 2017-2018 school year. 

86% 

of students at Grand Rapids Christian Schools receive financial assistance.

27% 

of students at Grand Rapids Christian Schools identify as an non-white.

15% 

of students at Grand Rapids Christian Schools receive student support services.

40

students in the International Student Program, representing an average of 8 different countries.

150 

different churches attended by GRCHS, representing 26 different denominations.

1,905 

volunteering hours served by upperclassmen students.

84% 

of high school staff hold advanced degrees in their fields.

100% 

of staff receive professional development and work in professional learning teams.


 

GET IN TOUCH

GRAND RAPIDS CHRISTIAN
SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

2400 Plymouth Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616.574.6000
Fax:  616.574.6010