Here are the 2020 sponsorship levels offered to our supporters
and guests available for the Foundation Gala.
What is the Hamilton Education Foundation?
The Hamilton Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1991 by friends and supporters of the Hamilton School District for the purpose of generating financial support for programs and projects that will enhance, extend, and enrich the educational opportunities offered to the students in the Hamilton School Community.
Why is the Foundation Gala held?
The Foundation Gala is our largest fundraising event, so your support is especially important! Because of the generous individuals, businesses and organizations, the Foundation has funded more than $1.7 million for creative and innovative projects and programs, which offer exciting and challenging opportunities through educational, cultural and fine arts grants for students and enrichment projects, technology, and workshops/seminars for teachers to promote increased learning in the classroom.
I’ve never attended. Why should I attend?
Because you’ll have a lot of fun, while helping us raise much-needed funds! All of the proceeds of the event go back to the students and teachers of the Hamilton School District. It is even more fun if you come with a group of family or friends, but if you are new to the district or the event, we’ll seat you with some of our other friendly supporters!
What is there to do at the event?
Besides a delicious dinner, we have a Grand Raffle, Silent and Live Auctions, Treasure Chest, Marketplace baskets and more! We’ll even play a lively game or two of Heads and Tails! A cash bar is available.
New in 2020 will be entertainment by Dueling Pianos – opportunities for dancing and singing along!
What time does the event start and end?
The doors open at 6:00, and we encourage you to come at that time. Most games and raffles end by 7:00 p.m., except for the Live Auction, which happens after dinner. Dinner is served at approximately 7:00, with the program beginning during dessert. The Grand Raffle drawing is at 9:15. After you pay for auction items and collect your winnings, you are free to go home.
How do I pay for the evening’s activities?
Dinner reservations and Punch Card pre-purchases are paid in advance using an online system that we are first trying for the 2020 Gala (More information to come) or by check. You can purchase tickets for many of the event’s games and drawings with a Punch Card (see below) or cash. Some purchases such as Silent Auction, Live Auction, Treasure Chest, etc. can also be added directly to your evening’s account. Accounts must be paid by the end of the evening by credit card, cash or check prior to picking up your winnings.
What is a Punch Card and what is it used for?
We will again offer our guests the opportunity to prepay for games and raffles by purchasing a Punch Card with your registration to eliminate the need to handle cash at the event. The Punch Card costs $100 and will give you ten- $10 punches, that can be used to purchase tickets for the Grand Raffle, Marketplace, etc., (excludes Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Heads and Tails). Punch cards will be sold at Registration or can be added to your evening’s account. Of course, you can always use cash for these games and raffles. Punch cards are not refundable for cash.
What should I wear?
Suggested attire is generally more business than casual…. but casual is fine as well. Whatever you want to wear to enjoy the evening works.
How else can I help?
- We welcome any donation you might have of goods or services for one of our auctions, raffles and games. We especially like to feature experiential items like personal chef services for the group, interactions with local celebrities or sports, etc. No item is too small! If you’d like to make a donation, contact Ann Ubert, Executive Director and Event Chair (262-442-8939 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Purchase Grand Raffle Tickets –First prize is $1000; Second prize is $500; Third prize is $250; Fourth prize is $100. Ticket price is 1 ticket for $5, 3 for $10 or 10 for $20, and can be purchased from any of the Hamilton School District schools or HEF Trustees or Auction Committee Members. Contact email@example.com for more information.
If you have any other questions or would like an invitation emailed to you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.