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Annual Gala Save the Date
Annual Gala Save the Date

** Gala seating sold out, donations are accepted and appreciated **

An evening to celebrate the milestones achieved by SHARE Community Action Agency, and to raise community support for individuals and families living with low income in Greenville, Anderosn, Pickens, and Oconee counties.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Greenville Convention Center
1 Exposition drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Attendees will enjoy a silent auction, live entertainment, dinner, and refreshments. We invite you to attend, sponsor, and be recognized as we prepare for an evening to remember to help change lives and build a community where everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their full social, civic and economic potential.

Annual Gala Silent Auction

Join us for an evening of celebration and compassion at the SHARE Community Action Agency's milestone event! We're hosting a silent auction filled with exquisite items and experiences, all to support individuals and families in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties who are living with low income.

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Sponsorship Levels

  Platinum Sponsor - $10,000

  • Reserved table for 10 guests with a sign
  • 10 tickets to the SHARE Invitation and reception
  • Logo on event promotional flyer
  • Exposure on the SHARE website and social media
  • Prominent banner at the event
  • Exhibit table at the event
  • Podium time
  • Logo / Name prominent on materials at the event
  • Opportunity to present your promotional materials or items to guests
  • Deadline: January 26, 2024
* There is a 3% surcharge for paying online

  Gold Sponsor - $7,000

  • Reserved table for 10 guests with a sign
  • 6 tickets to the invitation-only VIP reception
  • Logo on event promotional flyer
  • Exposure on the SHARE website and social media
  • Exhibit table at the event
  • Exclusive signage recognizing sponsorship
  • Special recognition from the podium
  • Company listing on materials at the events
  • Deadline: January 26, 2024
* There is a 3% surcharge for paying online

  Silver Sponsor - $3,000

  • Reserved table for 10 guests with a sign
  • 4 tickets to the invitation-only VIP reception
  • Company name listing on promotional flyer
  • Company listing on materials at the event
  • Shared signage recognizing sponsorship
  • Deadline: January 26, 2024
* There is a 3% surcharge for paying online

  Other Ways to Give

  • Auction Donor: As an alternative to sponsorsihp, consider donating a product or service to our silent auction. Not only does this help us raise much-needed funds, but it is also a great way to promote your business!
  • In-kind Partner: If sponsorship or auction donation doesn't appeal to you or your company, perhaps you have a good and / or service that you would be willing to provide at the event.
  • Other Donations: Printing Services, food / drink (i.e. wine, beer, desserts), providing guests with a keepsake - whatever you think you can give, let's see if we can make it work. Another great way to showcase your brand!

Become a Gala Patron

Gala patrons are supporters of SHARE who cannot attend our Gala event, but would like to contribute to SHARE's fundraising efforts.

Gala Purpose: Funds raised from our Gala will help with basic necessities for families who barely exceed the income guidelines for assistance from our federally funded grants.

PATRON LISTING: A section in our program will be designated for patrons who contribute to our fundraising efforts. The patron levels are as follows:

Ally patron - $500
Compassionate Champions patron - $250
Friends of SHARE - $150
Partners in Hope patron - $75
Benevolent Friends patron - $50

Guest Speakers

Calvin Moore Calvin Moore Dr. Calvin Moore
Dr. Moore is a product of Head Start and is a Community Action Activist. He has climbed the ranks at many levels, including serving as Region IV Program Manager for the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services, to his current role as President and CEO of The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC. Dr. Moore holds a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a master’s degree in education, and a Ph.D. in early childhood education, both from Walden University.

Jermaine Whirl Jermaine Whirl Dr. Jermaine Whirl
an Aspen Fellow, is a nationally sought-after, award-winning authority in workforce and community college education. He serves as President of Augusta Technical College (ATC), a Georgia Technical College System unit. Before accepting the presidency at ATC, Dr. Whirl served as the Vice President for Learning and Workforce Development at Greenville Technical College. He served as the chief academic and continuing education officer in that role. He was responsible for the leadership of the college’s credit and non-credit programs serving approximately 20,000 students a year in five locations.

Entertainment

Jamie Wright Band Jamie Wright Band The Jamie Wright Band
The Jamie Wright Experience band literally surrounds an event with music, creating an entertaining atmosphere that compliments the occasion. The Jamie Wright Experience is a band with talented musicians and a diversified repertoire of musical styles - from Jazz, Funk to dance....etc. The band strives to provide all sorts of entertainment. The variety of events where the band can be seen are as diverse as their repertoire. During the past months The Jamie Wright Experience band has continued to grow with members. They are flexible enough to provide a full band or break the group down into a smaller ensemble. The Jamie wright Experience Band brings members from several walks of life. They have combined their musical gifts to be heard and seen by all who are true music lovers.

Steven Galloway Steven Galloway Steven Galloway
This Greenville, SC-based, smooth jazz saxophonist has a music degree from Lander University, where he studied under Columbia jazz mainstay Robert A. Gardiner, whom he’ll still sit in with on occasion when passing through Columbia. For his music performance degree, Galloway said Gardiner would have him transcribe solos from the likes of Miles Davis and other jazz greats. However, Steven enjoys listening to a variety of music, from Grover Washington Jr. to Stevie Wonder and even Drake. Among his musical influences are Charlie Parker, Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk, Roberta Flack, Jim Snidero, and Jerry Bergonzi, to name a few.

Gold Sponsor

  

Silver Sponsors

           

Table Sponsors

                                                              

VIP Reception Sponsor

  

Printed Materials Sponsors

     

** A special thank you to our silent auction donors. **

The Warehouse Theatre
The Inn at Patrick Square
Fletcher’s Liquidations
Greenville Little Theatre
Discount School Supply
Mix Master’s Beverage Service
Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union
BMW Corporation
Spinx
Dabo Swinney Autographed Football
Shane Beamer Autographed Football
Dawn Staley Autographed Basketball
Mac Arnold Autographed Guitar
Maury Mattison
Studio Portraits by Vann Fine
Greenville Drive
Oil & Vinegar
Residence Inn & Springhill Suites by Marriott
AC Hotel by Marriott
Phil Hyman Portraits
Kathy Breazeale

Patrons

Ally Patron
Blue Ridge Electric Corporation
Honorable Lynn Ballard
Honorable Xanthene Norris
Dr. James Williams, Board Member
YData Solutions, LLC.
Compassionate Champions Patron
SWA Connect
Excelligence Learning Corporation