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50th Gala

Burke's 50th Gala: An Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, April 13, 2019
6pm
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium


Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

Gala Tickets


Early Bird Ticket (Purchased by March 22): $120
Regular Ticket (Purchased after March 22): $160
Young Alumni Ticket (Classes of 2004-2018): $75

Individual Patronage Opportunities

We are pleased to share individual patronage opportunities for Burke’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Individuals and members of the Burke Community are invited to consider these opportunities to sponsor/host a table at the Gala.


Individual Patronage Levels and Benefits

Table Captain
Purchase only your own ticket
• Recruit and fill a table of 10; each attendee purchases his or her own ticket

Table Host
$1,200 early bird (March 22) / $1,600 regular (April 5)
• One table / 10 tickets to the Event

Silver Table Sponsor
$2,500
• One table / 10 tickets to the Event
• Recognition as a Table Sponsor at the $2,500 level in the Event program
• Website recognition

Gold Table Sponsor
$5,000
• One top-tier/prominent table /10 tickets to the Event
• Recognition as a Table Sponsor at the $5,000 level in the Event program
• Website recognition

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to invite your business to be one of the sponsors for Burke’s 50th Anniversary Gala. Your support allows us to reach out to our school community more broadly, and in turn, offers excellent exposure for your business. Your company will be recognized within our community and before the anticipated 400+ attendees of our event.


Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

1968 & 2018
$10,000
• Logo placement on banner outside of Burke *
• One table / 10 tickets to the Gala *
• Full page color ad in the Gala program *
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Gala
• Lead logo recognition at the Gala
• Premiere placement of your logo on all pre-event digital promotions, including Burke’s website and event communications

Dick & Jean
$5,000

• Logo placement on banner outside of Burke *
• Four tickets to the Gala *
• Full page black and white ad in the Gala program *
• Verbal acknowledgment at the Gala
• Logo recognition at the Gala
• Placement of your logo on all pre-event digital promotions, including Burke’s website and event communications

Upton & Connecticut
$2,500
• Two tickets to the Gala *
• Half page black and white ad in the Gala program *
• Logo recognition at the Gala
• Placement of your logo on all pre-event digital promotions, including Burke’s website and event communications

Burke Bengal & Little Ned
$1,000
• Quarter page black and white ad in the Gala program *
• Logo recognition at the Gala
• Placement of your logo on all pre-event digital promotions, including Burke’s website and event communications

Calvin & Hobbes
$500
• Eighth page black and white ad in the Gala program *
• Logo recognition at the Gala
• Placement of your logo on all pre-event digital promotions, including Burke’s website and event communications

Questions?

Kate Maskarinec
Assistant Director of Development, Special Events
202-362-8882 x 638

Jennifer Rawlings
Director of Development
202-362-8882 x 636

Susan K. Jones
Assistant Director of Development, Advancement Services
202-362-8882 x 639

Online Auction

Friday, March 15-Wednesday, April 3, 2019

This year, Burke’s Auction for Financial Aid will be an online auction, only! The 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 13 will take the place of the usual Auction event. But, not to worry- you’ll still be able to bid and win online!


How Can I Support the Online Auction?
  • Donate an auction item: We’re on the lookout for: restaurant and retail gift cards; entertainment opportunities like theater tickets and sports games; unique experiences like a week at a vacation home or a catered meal...and so much more! Check out our Amazon Wish List for more ideas!
  • Volunteer: We’re still seeking volunteers to help us solicit auction items and support data entry for our online auction. Interested? Contact Kate Maskarinec at kate.maskarinec@burkeschool.org.
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