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Sponsorship Opportunities

Follow Me to the Stars Charity Gala

Saturday, June 28, 2014 Hotel ZaZa


Dear Friends of the Moran Norris Foundation, We feel so fortunate to have received full support in prior years from our friends of the Foundation—sponsors, board members, professional athletes, educators, and volunteers. And, today, we hope to bring together both our old and new friends to reach the Moran Norris Foundation’s ambitious fundraising goals for 2014. This year’s charity gala will be like no other-with a black-tie optional, fun-filled evening including a “Mingle with the Stars” VIP cocktail hour featuring football legend and keynote speaker Marshall Faulk, NFL star players, local celebrities, and entertainment.

We hope that you will consider donating and participating in the fundraising efforts for our charity gala, which is the most prominent event supporting our Foundation. We are raising the bar this year to provide resources to our underserved public schools in Houston and its surrounding areas. We hope to double our impact through scholarships, athletic camps, character leadership, and development of new programs in support of our local youth. Your generosity will make a difference in our community by allowing the Moran Norris Foundation to provide opportunities for our Houston youth to reach for the stars. Our very best, Tamara and Moran

“This year we are proud to celebrate the eigth annual Follow Me to the Stars charity gala. When my wife Tamara and I started the Foundation, we had one goal in mind: To be a catalyst for positive change for our Houston youth.” -Moran Norris

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thank you to Last Year’s Sponsors Fab Industries Sugar Land Dialysis The Young Family Patrick Berrios Designs Premark Construction, LLC Nestle Waters Man’s Best Friend Mr. Steve Johnston Dental Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry NT Logistics KU Alumni Association

“Character education has been the shared responsibility of parents, teachers, and members of the community, who come together to support positive character development.”

Target Teri Pugh Studio Houston Dermatology Associates Cigars by Jonathan

-Board Member, Moran Norris Foundation

Sports Radio 610 Unlimited Power

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programs

“My experience at the Moran Norris Foundation Camp was fun and made me work hard. It was a learning experience, and I feel good about the skills I acquired. My favorite part about the camp was just being there and being a part of it all...” -Brendon, Camp Participant

Drills at Sports and Agility Camps

Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps The Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps are summer youth camps that give Houston-area students a chance to work one-on-one with professional athletes who volunteer their time to support the Foundation. Campers, ages 7–17, participate in fundamental drills, specialized position drills, a kicking session, and team play. This year, we plan to include athletes from various sports such as soccer, baseball, and basketball to provide our youth with a diversity of athletic disciplines on the field. Campers who demonstrate dedication to developing skills, achieving session goals, and displaying a spirit of teamwork will be awarded the Moran Norris Foundation Achievement Award. A host of other prizes and take-a-ways will be awarded to all campers for their participation and meeting the camp’s objectives. Selected high school campers who meet specified criteria and who successfully adhere to guidelines are awarded a scholarship to attend a higher educational institution. Scholarship amounts are determined annually by the Foundation’s board members.

Shopping for Good Character This end-of-school-year activity offers students from participating Houston public schools the opportunity to go on a shopping spree as an incentive for their substantial improvement and achievement in demonstrating good character. Students are observed in areas such as attendance, conduct, work ethic, and extracurricular and community participation. Shopping sprees are conducted at the end of the spring semester followed by an award program where selected students are awarded laptops.

Athletes for Art The Moran Norris Foundation supports Houston-area public schools fine arts programs by providing financial resources, encouraging youth participation, and engaging local artists to supervise collaborative student art projects (i.e., commemorative art pieces, large canvas art, murals, etc.) to increase student artistic achievement.

Follow Your Dream Scholarship After researching the need for financial assistance within Houston-area schools, the Moran Norris Foundation

has identified a population of students who are less likely to continue their educationafter high school because of a lack of financial resources. Students within this population include dedicated athletes who may not meet academic or athletic criteria to receive a college scholarship. The Follow Your Dream Scholarship fund encourages student athletes within this gap to attend college by providing financial assistance for tuition, books, and other general educational expenses. Partial scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded annually to selected deserving high school students.

Pay Now Play Later In a private forum, Moran Norris Foundation founder, Moran Norris, speaks with Houston-area high school students throughout the year challenging and encouraging youth to take advantage of their education and develop great individual character. Moran Norris, along with other successful professionals, discuss setting expectations, graduating from high school, attending college, and pursuing careers.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES $50,000 Follow Me to the Stars Presenting Sponsor

The Follow Me to the Stars Presenting Sponsor is the exclusive sponsor of the Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps led by Moran Norris. •E  xclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor with title sponsor company name recognition in all press releases, presentations, editorial, and media appearances •Q  uote inclusion in press release as Presenting Sponsor for the year and as the official sponsor of the Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps •P  rominent logo placement in all advertisements, marketing materials, signage, banners, backdrops, programs, and the Moran Norris Foundation website for one year • Invitation to the kick-off party at Arcodoro restaurant •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker and football legend, Marshall Faulk, NFL star players, and local celebrities • Photo opportunities with NFL star players and local celebrities at Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour •F  our (4) corporate tables with eight (8) guests per table at charity gala dinner with premium wines and champagne • Two  (2) corporate executives seated at head table with Moran Norris and Tamara Norris and keynote speaker and football legend, Marshall Faulk • One (1) NFL autographed paraphernalia presented at charity gala dinner to corporate executive • Logo and recognition in audio/visual presentation at charity gala dinner • Six (6) blog posts on the Moran Norris Foundation website throughout the year • 100 passes for youth to attend the Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps • Four (4) “corporate ambassadors” to attend the Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps • Highlight Presenting Sponsor in media interviews during Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps • Social media tweetups and Facebook posts during the Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps

$25,000 Shining Star Supporting Sponsor

The Shining Star Supporting Sponsor plays a critical role in supporting the Shopping for Good Character program. •S  hining Star Supporting Sponsor receives a medium-sized logo placement in all advertisements, marketing materials, signage, banners, backdrops, programs, and the Moran Norris Foundation website for one year • Invitation to the kick-off party at Arcodoro restaurant •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker and football legend, Marshall Faulk, NFL star players, and local celebrities • Photo opportunities with NFL star players and local celebrities at Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour • Two (2) corporate tables with eight (8) guests per table at charity gala dinner • Logo and recognition of Supporting Sponsor in audio/visual presentation at charity gala dinner • Three (3) blog posts on the Moran Norris Foundation website throughout the year • Twenty-five (25) passes for youth to participate in Shopping for Good Character program • Two (2) “corporate ambassadors” from Supporting Sponsor to attend the Shopping for Good Character event • Highlight Supporting Sponsor in media interviews during the Shopping for Good Character event • Social media tweetups and Facebook posts during the Shopping for Good Character event

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$15,000 Guiding Star Sponsor

The Guiding Star Sponsor provides the funds for youth to participate in the Athletes for Art program and underwrites the stellar achievers to attend the charity gala as guests with one chaperone. •G  uiding Star Sponsor receives supporting logo placement in all advertisements, marketing materials, signage, banners, backdrops, programs, and Moran Norris Foundation website for one year • Invitation to the kick-off party at Arcodoro restaurant •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker and football legend Marshall Faulk, NFL star players, and local celebrities • One (1) corporate table for eight (8) guests at charity gala dinner •T  wo (2) charity gala tables for eight (8) guests each at charity gala dinner: four (4) honoree scholarship recipient youths and four (4) accompanying chaperones at each table • Two (2) blog posts on the Moran Norris Foundation website • Focus on art-related media attention recognizing Guiding Star Sponsor and benefiting schools and students • Social media tweetups during art classes

$10,000 Bright Star Sponsor

The Bright Star Sponsor allows the Moran Norris Foundation to use the funds where it can most impact programs as needed. •B  right Star Sponsor receives supporting logo placement in all advertisements, marketing materials, signage, banners, backdrops, programs, and Moran Norris Foundation website for one year • Invitation to the kick-off party at Arcodoro Restaurant •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker football legend, NFL star players, and local celebrities • One (1) corporate table for eight (8) guests at charity gala dinner • One (1) blog post on the Moran Norris Foundation website

$3,500 Corporate Table Sponsorship

Corporations may purchase individual tables but are encouraged to first review our sponsorship levels, which provide maximum visibility and marketing benefits. • Invitation to the kick-off party at Arcodoro restaurant •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker football legend, NFL star players, and local celebrities • Each individual corporate table seats eight (8) guests at charity gala dinner • Corporate sponsor’s logo signage on each corporate table • Each corporate sponsor receives logo inclusion and an ad in the charity gala dinner program

“An estimated 63% of students within the Houston ISD are considered “in need” and receive free or reduced price meals.” -Source: Globalreportcard.org 5


$450 Couples Tickets •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker football legend, NFL star players, and local celebrities • Two (2) guest seats at charity gala dinner

$250 Individual Tickets •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker football legend, NFL star players, and local celebrities • One (1) guest seat at charity gala dinner

UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES $5,500 Reception Decor Sponsor

The Reception Decor Sponsor helps offset the cost of florals, linens, lighting, and props. The Reception Decor Sponsor receives an ad in the charity gala dinner program as well as recognition in a small framed sign on the tables. •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker football legend, NFL star players, and local celebrities • Two (2) guest seats at charity gala dinner

$5,000 Printing Sponsor

The Printing Sponsor assists in the cost of all signage, banners, and printed materials for the charity gala dinner. Printing Sponsor receives an ad in the charity gala dinner program. •A  ll charity gala dinner guests attend the Mingle with the Stars VIP cocktail hour with keynote speaker football legend, NFL star players, and local celebrities • Two (2) guest seats at charity gala dinner

$4,500 Entertainment Sponsor Music is an important part of our event and the Entertainment Sponsor allows the Foundation to provide entertainment for a fun-filled evening. Corporate logo opportunities are available for stage and/or DJ signage. Entertainment Sponsor receives an ad in the charity gala dinner program.

$4,000 Audio/Visual Sponsor The Audio/Visual Sponsor helps offset the cost of having audio/visual as part of our charity gala. The sponsor’s name appears at the end of the presentation as well as in an ad in the charity gala dinner program. Audio/Visual Sponsor receives an ad in the charity gala dinner program.

$3,500 Valet Sponsor Valet sponsorship provides the opportunity to distribute promotional materials via valet staff and exclusive valet parking signage in addition to signage at valet kiosk and valet tickets. Valet Sponsor also receives an ad in the charity gala dinner program.

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$3,000 Silent Auction Sponsor The Silent Auction Sponsor covers costs of procuring silent auction items as well as setting up and managing the silent auction event. Branding opportunities are available on all auction-related items, including bid cards, bid sheets, pens, and item description cards. Special announcement thanking Silent Auction Sponsor during closing of auction. Silent Auction Sponsor receives an ad in the charity gala dinner program..

$1,500 Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors make it possible for the Foundation to begift volunteers and educators with their own special swag bags—full of various donated goodies— to be distributed at the completion of one of the programs. The Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors may choose to provide a bag with their corporate logo or we will incorporate sponsor name/logo. Thank You Swag Bag Sponsors each receive an ad in the charity gala dinner program.

In-Kind Moran Norris Sports & Agility Camps Services and Supplies Sponsors In-Kind Services and Supplies Sponsors play an integral role in providing goods and services that support our programs. Each donation helps to defray our costs, allowing us to put more money back into our programs and kids. In-kind needs are vast and include food, beverage, sports equipment, printing services, communication tools, transportation, and facility rentals. The Moran Norris Foundation will provide a tax deductible form upon request. In-Kind Services and Supplies Sponsors each receive an ad in the charity gala dinner program.

Shopping spree courtesy of the Shopping for Good Character Program

“Moran Norris and his team’s words still inspire me—Never give up, always try your best, and don’t let anyone stop me from doing good things.” -Camp Participant

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The Moran Norris Foundation Programs Number of Schools Impacted by Moran Norris Foundation, 2005-2012 30

Number of Students Impacted by Norris Moran Foundation, 2005-2012 500

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419

15 2

2

2

2

2005

2006

2007

2008

4

4

4

4

2009

2010

2011

2012

250

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TOTAL

87

0

20

20

20

32

40

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

100

100

2011

2012

2010

TOTAL

schools we have served Elementary schools:

Middle Schools:

- Montgomery Elementary School (Moran’s

- Dowling Middle School

Middle School)

- Attucks Middle School

- Marshall Elementary School

- Hartman Middle School

- McReynolds Elementary School

- Cullen Middle School

- Albert Thomas Elementary School High Schools: - Jones High School - Madison High School

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The Moran Norris Foundation Supports: Positive Values - Caring—Young person places high value on helping other people. - Equality and social justice—Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty. - Integrity—Young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs. - Honesty—Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.” - Responsibility—Young person accepts and takes personal responsibility. - Restraint—Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs. Social Competencies - Planning and decision making—Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. - Interpersonal Competence—Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. -Cultural Competence—Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ ethnic backgrounds. - Resistance skills—Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations. - Peaceful conflict resolution—Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. Positive Identity - Personal power —Young person feels he or she has control over “things that happen to me.” - Self-esteem —Young person reports having a high self-esteem. - Sense of purpose —Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.” - Positive view of personal future —Young person is optimistic about her or his personal future.

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Charity Gala Sponsorship Form Choose Your Sponsorship:

Follow Me to the Stars Presenting Sponsor Shining Star Supporting Sponsor Bright Star Sponsor Corporate Table Sponsor Couples Tickets Individual Tickets Choose Your UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES:

Reception Decor Sponsor Printing Sponsor Entertainment Sponsor Audio/Visual Sponsor Valet Sponsor Silent Auction Sponsor Thank You Swag Bags Sponsors In-Kind Services and Supplies Sponsors (In-Kind: Please describe your in-kind services and/or supplies and the quantity or dollar value.)

Choose Your payment method: Name Address Phone Email Check (Please mail your sponsorship form with payment to the foundation office by May 23, 2014)  he Moran Norris Foundation T 1270 Crabb River Rd. Ste. 600 PMB 128 Richmond, TX 77469

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Cardholder’s Signature For more information on how to sponsor, donate to our event, or become a volunteer, visit: morannorrisfoundation.org or call Zapatero+Bucaram Public Relations at (713) 898-6552 or email Bianca Bucaram: bianca@zb-pr.com. For sponsors: Please email a high resolution logo to Jessica Zapatero: jessica@zb-pr.com for inclusion in our marketing materials according to your sponsorship level commitment.

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