Preparations are in full swing for Bella’s 15th annual benefit Gala for Life. Along with a delectable banquet and an inspiring program, this year’s event will include the celebration of Bella’s 30th Anniversary! The Gala and pearl anniversary celebration will take place on Thursday, October 20th, 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center (off I-90, Exit 14). In harmony with the 30th Anniversary Celebration, the theme “Celebrate Life” has been chosen for the 2016 event.
Plans for this year’s Gala program include a look back on 30 years of service, an annual update, a testimony from Bella’s clients and volunteers, a keynote address from film producer Jason Jones, and an opportunity for attendees to offer their support of Bella.
Bella is currently seeking underwriters and table sponsors for the event.
Underwriters stand as the foundation of the fundraising process for the entire Gala for Life.
Your support as an underwriter, to cover the primary Gala expenses, provides assurance to those who attend the Gala that 100% of their pledges and donations will go directly to Bella’s mission. This type of assurance encourages far more generous giving at the Gala, which means that the underwriter’s investment in Bella Pregnancy Resource Center will be multiplied several times over.
Benefits of Sponsorship
- Your name or logo will appear on the Gala for Life promotional and event materials
- Your banner will be displayed at the Gala for Life
- You will receive an appreciation certificate
- You will receive VIP seating at the Gala for Life
- Your sponsorship gift is tax-deductible
However, the greatest benefit of sponsorship will be the number of lives that will be impacted in the coming year as a result of your partnership with Bella.
Sponsorship Gift Levels
Visionary: $5,000 or more
Table sponsors are the heart of the Gala for Life.
They are individuals, churches, businesses and corporations that partner with Bella to educate and impact not only the lives of Bella’s clients, but the lives of people they want to bless within the Northern Hills community.
Table sponsorship is just $350*, which provides the table sponsor with tickets for eight for the Gala for Life. Table sponsors invite people they know to join them at the Gala for Life as their guests, so they can introduce them to the life-affirming ministry of Bella. The semi-formal event includes dinner, an inspirational message, information about Bella’s ministry, a client testimonial, and an opportunity for attendees to make a financial contribution to Bella.
Benefits of Sponsoring a Table
As a table sponsor, your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the Gala for Life program, the power-point presentation, and on your table. However, the greatest benefit of sponsorship will be in the number of lives that will be impacted in the coming year as a result of your partnership with Bella.
*Note: According to IRS guidelines, monies given for table sponsorship and tickets are not tax-deductible as these are classified as having received goods or services for the gifts.
Becoming an Underwriter or Table Sponsor is Easy!
To make an underwriting gift or sponsor your table online using your credit card, you can complete the secure order form on the event information page, or call Roxie or Tana at 605-642-4140. If you have any questions or would like more information about sponsorship, please let us know. Thank you in advance for considering partnership with Bella through one of these important avenues.
Underwriters: To have your name and logo appear in the promotional materials for the Gala, please let us know by Friday, August 26th if you would like to help underwrite the Gala for Life.
Table Sponsors: To assure your table reservation for the Gala, please let us know by Friday, September 30th if you would like to sponsor one or more tables for the Gala for Life.
Tickets are available for the Gala for Life at just $45 each. They can be purchased through noon on Monday, October 17th by using the secure order form on the event information page, stopping by our office, or calling Bella at 605-642-4140. Your ticket will cover your admission to the Gala for Life, the banquet, and the program.
An opportunity to financially partner with Bella Pregnancy Resource Center will be extended.
Jason Jones – Special Guest Speaker
Jason Scott Jones is a film producer, author, activist, and human rights worker.
Jason was an Executive Producer on the 2006 film, Bella, which won several film industry awards, most notably the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Jason was the Associate Producer of the 2008 film, The Stoning of Soraya M., which won the NAACP Image Award in 2010 as well as the Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award in 2009. He was Producer in 2012 of the TV movie Mother Marianne: Portrait of a Saint and an Executive Producer of the new film Voiceless coming out in 2016.
His short films include “Eyes to See” (2010), “Crescendo” (2011), and “Sing a Little Louder” (2015). He works directly to aid the homeless, peoples facing genocide, and women with crisis pregnancies. He is president of Movie to Movement and the Human Rights Education Organization (H.E.R.O.).
The Race to Save Our Century is his first book and he regularly contributes to The Stream.