What is the Hope Gala?

It is a fundraiser event which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and a buffet dinner, an unforgettable silent auction and raffle, an amazing DJ, and the delightful selfie/photo booth. The Hope Gala is a celebration of hope, resilience, and the collective effort to uplift and transform the lives of women facing economic challenges.

Why Do We Do It?

With our purpose being to empower women through technical training scholarships, grants for materials support, and strategic partnerships, this evening of elegance and compassion brings together individuals committed to making a positive impact.

When is the Hope Gala?

The Hope Gala will take place on August 3, 2024 from 6-9 P.M. at the Athens Cotton Press. The address is 149 Oneta St., Athens, Georgia 30601.

2024 Sponsorship Levels

World Record

($5,000)

  • 8 Seat table reservation to include VIP admission @ 5PM
  • 2 Bottles of champagne for the table
  • Top billing on Printed Materials with ‘World Record Sponsor’ designation
  • Social Media recognition as World Record Sponsor
  • Broadcast Recognition at Event and on Radio (if obtained)
  • Thank you on slideshow during event (Name/logo scrolls on an individual slide)
  • Premier Spot on event page of Website with Logo/Link to business
  • 50 Raffle tickets/Signature glass/1 Drink ticket per attendee

Gold Medal

($1,000)

  • 4 Tickets to attend with VIP admission @ 5PM
  • Smaller (than National Record) logo on printed poster and website
  • Name scrolled on slide show during event with other gold sponsors.
  • 20 raffle tickets and one drink ticket per attendee

bronze Medal

($250)

  • 1 Ticket to attend with VIP admission @ 5PM
  • Smaller (than Silver) logo on printed poster and website
  • Name scrolled on slide show with other bronze sponsors during event
  • 10 Raffle tickets and one drink ticket per attendee

National Record

($2,500)

  • 6 Seat table reservation to include VIP admission @ 5PM
  • 1 Bottle of champagne for the table
  • Largest Logo on Printed Poster with ‘National Record Sponsor’ designation
  • Social Media recognition as National Record Sponsor
  • Broadcast Recognition at Event and on Radio (if obtained)
  • Thank you on slideshow during event (Name/logo scrolls on an individual slide)
  • Premier Spot on event page of Website with Logo/Link to business
  • 30 Raffle tickets/Signature glass/1 Drink ticket per attendee

silver medal

($500)

  • 2 Tickets to attend with VIP admission @ 5PM
  • Smaller (than Gold) logo on printed poster and website
  • Name scrolled on slide show with other silver sponsors during event
  • 15 Raffle tickets and one drink ticket per attendee

 

Sponsorship Levels

World Record

($5,000)

  • 8 Seat table reservation to include VIP admission @ 5PM
  • 2 Bottles of champagne for the table
  • Top billing on Printed Materials with ‘World Record Sponsor’ designation
  • Social Media recognition as World Record Sponsor
  • Broadcast Recognition at Event and on Radio (if obtained)
  • Thank you on slideshow during event (Name/logo scrolls on an individual slide)
  • Premier Spot on event page of Website with Logo/Link to business
  • 50 Raffle tickets/Signature glass/1 Drink ticket per attendee

Gold medal

($1,000)

  • 4 Tickets to attend with VIP admission @ 5PM
  • Smaller (than National Record) logo on printed poster and website
  • Name scrolled on slide show during event with other gold sponsors.
  • 20 raffle tickets and one drink ticket per attendee

bronze medal

($250)

  • 1 Ticket to attend with VIP admission @ 5PM
  • Smaller (than silver) logo on printed poster and website plus
  • Name scrolled on slide show with other bronze sponsors during event
  • 10 Raffle tickets and one drink ticket per attendee

National Record

($2,500)

  • 6 Seat table reservation to include VIP admission @ 5PM
  • 1 Bottle of champagne for the table
  • Largest Logo on Printed Poster with ‘National Record Sponsor’ designation
  • Social Media recognition as National Record Sponsor
  • Broadcast Recognition at Event and on Radio (if obtained)
  • Thank you on slideshow during event (Name/logo scrolls on an individual slide)
  • Premier Spot on event page of Website with Logo/Link to business
  • 30 Raffle tickets/Signature glass/1 Drink ticket per attendee

Gold ($1,000-$2,499)

  • Smaller (than Platinum) logo on printed poster and website plus 2 tickets to attend,
  • One drink ticket per attendee/25 raffle tickets per attendee.
  • Name scrolled on slide show during event with other gold sponsors.

silver medal

($500)

  • 2 Tickets to attend with VIP admission @ 5PM
  • Smaller (than Gold) logo on printed poster and website
  • Name scrolled on slide show with other silver sponsors during event
  • 15 Raffle tickets and one drink ticket per attendee

bronze ($250-$499)

  • Smaller (than silver) logo on website plus one attendance ticket,
  • Name scrolled on slide show with other bronze sponsors during event

2024 Hope Gala Sponsorships

We extend our sincere gratitude to all our sponsors whose generous support ensures the success of this event year after year.  As. you consider your shopping or service needs, we encourage you to support these valued contributors.

2024 Hope gala Light the torch sponsor:

World Record Sponsors:

Ed & Kim Keegan

(7 Year Sponsor)

(2 Year Sponsor)

Rich & Linda Crooks

(7 Year Sponsor)

James & Jessica Whitley

(7 Year Sponsor)

Natasha Gordon

Catalina Island Vacation Rental Donation

(1 Year Sponsor)

National Record Sponsors:

Grant Grissom

(6 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

Educational Partner:

(7 Year Partner)

Non-Profit Partner:

(4 Year Partner)

Gold Medal Sponsors:

(6 Year Sponsor)

Frank & Ronnie Keegan

(7 Year Sponsor)

Executive Chef Ray Whitlock

(1 Year Sponsor)

(4 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(7 Year Sponsor)

Communications Test Design, Inc.

(5 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

Silver Medal Sponsors:

(4 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

(3 Year Sponsor)

Rotary Club of Athens

(6 Year Sponsor)

Bronze Medal Sponsors:

Taqueria La Parrilla

(1 Year Sponsor)

(7 Year Sponsor)

(3 Year Sponsor)

(2 Year Sponsor)

Adam and Eve Hair Designers

(6 Year Sponsor)

Food Sponsors:

(7 Year Sponsor)

(7 Year Sponsor)

2023 Hope Gala Sponsorships

We greatly appreciate all of our sponsors who make this event such a success every year. As you shop or look for services, please keep these donors in mind.

Diamond Sponsors:

Ed & Kim Keegan

(6 Year Sponsor)

James & Jessica Whitley

(6 Year Sponsor)

Rich & Linda Crooks

(6 Year Sponsor)

(5 Year Sponsor)

Venue & Food Sponsors:

The Rialto Room @ Hotel Indigo Athens, Georgia 

(6 Year Sponsor)

(3 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

Educational Partner:

(6 Year Partner)

Non-Profit Partner:

(3 Year Partner)

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Pat & Cheri Cherry

(6 Year Sponsor)

Tish Rumsey & Lewis Perdue

(6 Year Sponsor)

The Irving Family Fund at the Athens Area Community Foundation

(3 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

(5 Year Sponsor)

Communications Test Design, Inc.

(4 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(4 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

Silver Sponsors:

Dean Clemons and Family

(6 Year Sponsor)

Wooden Wonders

(3 Year Sponsor)

The Gillen House

(2 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

Rotary Club of Athens

(5 Year Sponsor)

(5 Year Sponsor)

(5 Year Sponsor)

(2 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

Bronze Sponsors:

(6 Year Sponsor)

(3 Year Sponsor)

Heather Broadwater

(3 Year Sponsor)

Lane Creek Golf Club

(2 Year Sponsor)

Serenity Attunement

(2 Year Sponsor)

McRae Family Dental

(1 Year Sponsor)

(3 Year Sponsor)

(3 Year Sponsor)

(5 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

(5 Year Sponsor)

(2 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

UGA Golf Course

(3 Year Sponsor)

Friends of AHK

Jittery Joe’s Coffee

(6 Year Sponsor)

(4 Year Sponsor)

(2 Year Sponsor)

(3 Year Sponsor)

(2 Year Sponsor)

(6 Year Sponsor)

Adam and Eve Hair Designers

(5 Year Sponsor)

Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

(1 Year Sponsor)

Dee Waddell

(1 Year Sponsor)

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