February marks the beginning of Black History Month, a federally recognized, nationwide celebration that provides the opportunity for all Americans to reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in the shaping of U.S. history. UC San Diego will honor the history and accomplishments of African-Americans for the university’s annual celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2016 is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memory.”
The UC San Diego Black History Month Planning Committee, along with the campus community, invites you to join us for a scholarship fundraiser jazz brunch. Your participation supports students who are committed to diversity on campus, involved in the study of African-American history and culture, and contribute significantly to the overall academic experience at UC San Diego through their research and community participation.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
10:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
UC San Diego Price Center Ballroom
Humanitarian, Producer and Actor DANNY GLOVER
Support for UC San Diego’s Black History Month Scholarship Brunch is critical to ensuring that this fundraising event is a success. Sponsorship opportunities include:
|Pioneer Sponsor $25,000
This sponsorship level includes your company name as a contributing sponsor for the student award(s) for the UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship Endowment. At this level you may choose to have the award(s) distributed in the current or following year of your donation. Your company’s name will be featured as Pioneer Sponsor in all event materials; attendance for eight to the BHM Scholarship Brunch; photo of sponsor representatives with Chancellor Khosla at event; and access to UC San Diego's top-ranked Library. In addition, your company name and/or logo will appear on the event website and you will receive acknowledgement as a Pioneer Sponsor during the brunch.
|Presenting Sponsors $10,000
This sponsorship level includes your company’s name as Presenting Sponsor for the student award(s); you will be featured as Presenting Sponsor in all event materials; attendance for eight to the BHM Scholarship Brunch; photo of sponsor representatives with Chancellor Khosla at event; and access to UC San Diego's top-ranked Library. In addition, company name and/or logo will appear on the event website and you will receive acknowledgement as a Presenting Sponsor during the brunch.
|Legacy Sponsors $5,000
This sponsorship includes the creation of a UC San Diego Scholarship awarded in your company’s name; attendance for eight to BHM Scholarship Brunch; photo of sponsor representatives with Chancellor Khosla at event; and access to UC San Diego's top-ranked Library. In addition, company name and/or logo will appear on the event website and you will receive acknowledgement as a Legacy Sponsor during the brunch.
|Trailblazer Sponsors $2,500|
|Community Sponsors $1,500|
Thank you for supporting the education of stellar students who work extraordinarily hard to achieve their educational goals and contribute to their communities. Your support may be added to the UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship Endowment. To learn more about supporting the UC San Diego Black History Month Scholarship Brunch, please contact Director of Development John Duca at (858) 534-8305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month also offers donors an opportunity to make a difference by giving to these important initiatives:
|UC San Diego UJIMA Network Black History Month Scholarship
This scholarship fund, established in honor of Mary S. and Joseph W. Watson, annually awards scholarships to enrolled UC San Diego undergraduate students who had demonstrated academic and creative achievement in the study of African-Americans and their history and culture. Applicants must be nominated by UC San Diego faculty members with information regarding the excellence creativity and/or significance of the student’s research or performance.
|Gerard Allan Sasek Endowed Fellowship
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, UC San Diego Theatre and Dance has been one of the top-ranked theater programs in the country for more than a decade. Training is purposefully imaginative, eclectic and interdisciplinary. The department does not believe there can be – or should be – one approach to making work. Please give to this fellowship supporting all graduate level Theatre and Dance students.
|Diversity Award for Undergraduates Endowment
The Diversity Award for Undergraduates Endowment provides scholarship support to recognize undergraduate student winners of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Awards, a UC San Diego program which honors students, staff and faculty for their contributions to diversity and their efforts to improve our community. UC San Diego professor CK Cheng and his wife, Jenny, established the Diversity Award for Undergraduates Endowment to provide scholarship support to recognize student achievements in diversity initiatives that enhance academic, social and cultural experiences for our community, both on and off campus.
|Support Diversity at UC San Diego
UC San Diego implements a number of successful programs that strive to eliminate barriers to accessing a university education. Diversity giving at UC San Diego is focused on securing private philanthropic support for initiatives that enhance our campus and welcome a diverse community.
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