Saturday, December 15, 2012

It's December 2012 so where are we with planning?


Here we are! It's the end of 2012 and we're gearing up for a super-charged fundraising campaign to make the class of 2003 reunion affordable with the best quality. 2013 will be packed with online and offline opportunities for giving and sponsorship. Remember, remainder of proceeds from our class reunion will go back in the form or a gift/donation to Coral Reef High School in the name of 2003 Alumni. Wouldn't you want to be part of that?!

If you own a business or work for a company that is big on education and youth causes, bring up this amazing opportunity to them! You may be surprised at the response. If you don't ask you'll never know, right?! Coral Reef High School is the largest magnet school in Miami-Dade county and one of the best high schools in the country. Support for Coral Reef  is support of education and the arts in our community. What company doesn't want to be involved in making a positive contribution to such a great school?

You may think about contacting the community relations manager usually located withing the PR/Marketing department. Here's a sample letter/email you can send to your manager or company decision maker to help make your reunion a memorable and affordable one. 

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Dear <Name of Contact>,

<SAMPLE OVERVIEW. You can do any variation be sure to include the legal name of the organization "Coral Reef High School Alumni Association" who we are and the purpose of the event.>

The Coral Reef High School Alumni Association (Florida Division of Consumer Services Registration #: CH37701, EIN: 46-1377858) is planning a class reunion for 2003 alumni. The purpose of the event is to raise funds in support of Coral Reef High School and its programs. Coral Reef is the largest magnet school in Miami-Dade Count (Miami's Mega Magnet) providing education in 6 Academies: International Baccalaureate, Agriscience & Engineering, Business & Finance, Legal & Public Affairs, Health Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts. The event is in the planning stages with proposed dates in May or June, 2013 in Miami, FL. For more details, please contact barracuda@classof2003reunion.com or visit www.CudaReunion.com. 

<SAMPLE MIDDLE SECTION. Why are we collecting donations? Variations are welcome. Customize for what is appealing to your contact.>


As alumni of a Miami-Dade County Public School we look to do our part to make sure Coral Reef continues to provide the quality education that helped shape our class to the responsible, educated members of our community we are today. Our class reunion will be the first of it's kind at Coral Reef and hopefully will be a tradition for other classes to follow in the years of reunions to come. 


<SAMPLE CONCLUSION. WHAT'S IN IT FOR THEM? ALSO SEE DONATIONS/SPONSORSHIP PAGE . IF THERE ARE OTHER PERKS YOU THINK WE SHOULD CONSIDER LET US KNOW!>


Through our reunion we want express unity through education and continued support for the schools that inspired the foundation for who we are today. In exchange for your generous donation, the following sponsorship levels are available:

$25 Alumni Circle
        (1) Link to your site from the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Website http://cudareunion.com/


$50 Patron's Circle; $100 Partner's Circle       
 (2) Public recognition in materials distributed by the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Website       
 Link to your site from the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Website  www.CudaReunion.com


$250 Benefactor's Circle; $500 Advocates Circle         
 (3)  Public recognition in materials distributed by the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Website        
Link to your site from the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Website  http://www.CudaReunion.com         Listing on the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Program


$1,000 President’s Circle; $2,500 Leader's Circle            
 (4)  Public recognition in materials distributed by the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Website       
 Link to your site from the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Website   www.CudaReunion.com 
 Listing on the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion Program             

Recognition at all Reunion Events via public announcements and special gift from the Reunion Committee.              Time on the agenda to address the Barracudas Class of 2003 Reunion attendees during the event of your choice.

To make your donation visit www.CudaReunion.com and click on "Donations and Sponsorship". 

<SAMPLE CONCLUSION>

As sponsor, <COMPANY NAME> will further demonstrate their support of education and the arts. With our reunion we want to express unity through education and continued support for the school that inspired the foundation for who we are today. Thank you for your time and consideration. If there are any questions or more information needed please send an email to barracuda@classof2003reunion.com. We look forward to hosting the Class of 2003 Reunion with your support in 2013! 
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Hope this helps give you some ideas and thank you for helping us get the word out about sponsorship opportunities! 


Reunite with a Purpose! Registration will open January, 2013. Remaining proceeds from our class reunion will be donated to Coral Reef Senior High School. Questions? Contact the committee via email Barracuda@classof2003reunion.com. See you in 2013!