100th MERIT Gala

The Orange County Council is pleased to host the 100th Anniversary MERIT Gala on Saturday, September 26, 2020 evening at Hotel Irvine. This will be the biggest OCBSA event of the year, attracting over 600 Orange County residents, business leaders, and Scouting supporters for an evening of Scouting tradition and gala festivities. For almost 100 years, Scouting has created future leaders and innovators by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun and adventure in the outdoors. As OCBSA embarks into it’s next 100 years, we look to fundraising to help us meet our growing demands. Securing underwriting, sponsorships and auction items is critical to the MERIT Gala’s revenue goal of $1 million. As the MERIT Gala’s sponsors and donors are investing in Orange County’s future leaders, we thank you for your consideration to join these efforts.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Merit Sponsor ($100,000) • Three tables of 10 at Gala • Invitation to VIP Reception • Full page color ad in event program and recognition in the audio-visual program • Fine wine during dinner • Complimentary gifts • Complimentary vodka bar • Valet parking for you and your guests • Link on OCBSA website

Honor Sponsor ($50,000) • Two tables of 10 at Gala • Invitation to VIP Reception • Full page color ad in event program and recognition in the audio-visual program • Fine wine during dinner • Complimentary gifts • Complimentary vodka bar • Valet parking for you and your guests • Link on OCBSA website

Leader Sponsor ($25,000) • Two tables of 10 at Gala • Invitation to VIP Reception • Full page color ad in event program and recognition in the audio-visual program • Complimentary gifts • Complimentary vodka bar • Valet parking for you and your guests

Eagle Sponsor ($10,000) • Table of 10 at Gala • Invitation to VIP Reception • Full page color ad in event program and recognition in the audio-visual program • Complimentary gifts • Complimentary vodka bar • Valet parking for you and your guests

Summit Sponsor ($5,000) • Table of 10 at Gala • Invitation to VIP Reception • Half page color ad in event program and recognition in the audio-visual program • Complimentary vodka bar

Loyal Sponsor ($1,000) • Two preferred seats at Gala • Complimentary vodka bar

*If sponsorship is committed by December 31, 2019 will have opportunity to be promoted in 100th Anniversary commemorative coffee table book

Underwriting Opportunities:

Dinner ($105,000), Valet Parking ($10,000), Decor ($15,000), Table Arrangements ($7,500), Entertainment (MC/Band) ($50,000), Wine 350 bottles, Vodka Bar: Blue Ice Vodka (sponsored),  VIP Reception – 5 cases of champagne, Party Favors ($10,000), Printing & Graphic Design ($50,000) (sponsored), Tech Support/Website/Social Media Advertising ($10,000), Auction Technology ($40,000), Audio Visual ($25,000)

Event Program:

Full Page Ad ($2,500), Half Page Ad ($1,000), Quarter Page Ad ($500)

Merit Assembly:

($3,000) Sponsor benefits include 2 tickets to the 100th Anniversary MERIT Gala, night of promotion, a commemorative shadow box and participation in an exclusive ad campaign. For a list of MERIT options please CLICK HERE.

Silent Auction:

Please consider donating a product, an experience, or gift certificate to our Silent Auction. The MERIT Gala will be the marquee fundraising event for The Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council for the entire 100th Campaign. The silent auction is an important and fun portion of the Gala, with items often garnering bids more than 150% of retail value. Your tax-deductible donation is extremely valuable to our organization and fundraising campaign. Please fill out and return the Auction Donation Form. Items must be received by September 9th, 2020 for inclusion and promotion in the event.

Register today – CLICK HERE

 

If you have any questions about the MERIT Gala, or about The Boy Scouts of America, Orange County Council, please contact Sally Lawrence at 714-546-4990 ext. 141 or SallyL@ocbsa.org. Thank you for your generous support and helping us

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