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Junior League of Richmond proudly presents the

68th Annual Book & Author Event Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • 7:00 P.M. Greater Richmond Convention Center DINNER OVERVIEW The Junior League of Richmond (JLR) will welcome six national authors to Richmond for its 68th Book & Author Dinner, the longest running event of its kind in the country. The dinner features a diverse panel of authors who discuss their new books while entertaining the audience with literary wit and wisdom. Authors throughout the event’s history have included Robert Frost, James Dickey, Irving Stone, Mary Higgins Clarke, Rita Dove, Christopher Buckley, Rebecca Wells, David Balducci, Tom Friedman, Alice McDermott, James Sawnson, Matthew Pearl and Adriana Trigiani. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase first edition books and meet the authors while having their books autographed following the dinner. Nearly 1,000 guests attended last year’s event.

LUNCHEON

The Book & Author Luncheon, to be held on May 1st at the Country Club of Virginia, offers guests the opportunity to dine with an author at their table and to have their books autographed. Seating is limited to approximately 75 guests.

LITTLE DINNER

Sponsorship of the Book & Author Little Dinner provides the opportunity to host a private, intimate dinner the evening of April 30th at which the panel of authors will share stories and be available to autograph books.

EVENT IMPACT The Book & Author Event offers sponsors a variety of opportunities to interact with bestselling authors, League members, and the Richmond community. Last year’s event raised over $60,000 to assist the League in its mission to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

EVENT CONTACT Kate Kobiashvili Christner bookandauthor@jlrichmond.org / 804.643.4886 x26 www.bookandauthordinner.org


Book & Author Sponsorship Opportunities Dinner – Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 p.m., Greater Richmond Convention Center Luncheon – Wednesday, May 1st, 12:00 p.m., Country Club of Virginia Little Dinner – Tuesday, April 30th DINNER SPONSORSHIP

LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIP

LITTLE DINNER

Paul Duke Circle

James Branch Cabell Circle

Ellen Glasgow Circle

Douglas Freeman Circle

Virginius Dabney Circle

Author's Circle

Writer's Circle

Reader's Circle

Evening Host on April 30th

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PRINT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Ad in JLR's Membership Publication circulation 1400 Ad in Dinner Program circulation 1100 Sponsor Logo on Event Poster Mention in Dinner Program Thank You in JLR Annual Report

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EVENT BENEFITS Autographed Books

Complimentary Parking in GRCC Deck Speaking Opportunity Verbal Recognition Ad Specifications:

Event Contact

Full page ad (5.5" w x 8.5" h in 300 dpi)

Kate Kobiashvili Christner

1/2 page ad (5.5” w x 4.125 ”h in 300 dpi) 1/4 page ad (2.625” w x 4.125” h in 300 dpi)

bookandauthor@jlrichmond.org / 804.643.4886 x26 www.bookandauthor.org


BOOK & AUTHOR COMMITMENT FORM Dinner – Wednesday, May 1st, 7:00 p.m., Greater Richmond Convention Center Luncheon – Wednesday, May 1st, 12:00 p.m., Country Club of Virginia Little Dinner – Tuesday, April 30th Please mark your sponsorship level below and provide all requested information by March 1, 2013. Dinner Sponsorship

Luncheon Sponsorship

Dinner Program Ad

$10,000 Paul Duke Circle

$2,500 Author’s Circle

Large $500 (Full page)

$7,500 James Cabell Circle

$1,000 Writer’s Circle

5.5" w x 8.5" h in 300 dpi

$5,000 Ellen Glasgow Circle

$500 Reader’s Circle

Medium $250 (1/2 page) 5.5" w x 4.125" h in 300 dpi

$2,500 Douglas Freeman Circle $1,000 Virginius Dabney Circle Little Dinner $2,500 Dinner Host

In-Kind Donation In-Kind Donation Description:

Small $125 (1/4 page) 2.625" w x 4.125" h in 300 dpi

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Total Contribution: $____________________

The Junior League of Richmond thanks you for your generous support of its many Richmond community programs through your partnership with the 68th Annual Book & Author Event. SPONSOR NAME: ______________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________________ Contact Person: _______________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________ Fax: ______________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________________________________ Website: _____________________________________________________________________________ Facebook Page: _______________________________ Twitter Handle: ___________________________ Method of Payment:

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(Checks should be made payable to the Junior League of Richmond. Organization Tax ID # 54-0519575)

Card # ____________________________________ Exp. Date:____________ Security Code:_________ Name on Card: ________________________________________________________________________ Please return this agreement and payment to: Junior League of Richmond 205 West Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220 Fax: 804.643.4887 Email: donor@jlrichmond.org

For more information contact: Kate Kobiashvili Christner 804.643.4886 x26 bookandauthor@jlrichmond.org


Organizational Overview The Junior League of Richmond is an organization committed to positive change in the Richmond community, and built on the idea that this change is possible by developing the potential of women. As an organization with nearly 1,000 active volunteer members from the Richmond area, the Junior League of Richmond has an extraordinary capacity to make a difference on the local level. In fiscal year 2012 alone, League members contributed over 30,000 hours of service. The League strives to make Richmond a better place for its children and families today, and helps to empower its members to become vehicles for change well into the future. All members of the Junior League of Richmond pay annual dues, which cover some of the administrative costs associated with preparing those members for their volunteer duties. The League also depends largely on individual donations and corporate contributions to facilitate much of their programmatic efforts. Programs that greatly benefit Richmond children, such as Kids in the Kitchen, Good Sports, and Families First would not be possible without substantial private funding. As you are a vital part of the Richmond business community, the Junior League of Richmond would be honored to have the opportunity to partner with you in this important work. Your support would not only benefit local children and families in the Richmond area, but would also help build a future network of trained and committed volunteers to support those most in need in the years to come. By contributing to the League, your commitment to the health of the Richmond area would be evident to the 1,000 members of the Junior League of Richmond, the League’s many friends in the Richmond business community, and the thousands of families and children who benefit directly from the League’s volunteers and initiatives. In addition to meeting the needs of some of Richmond’s most underserved populations, the Junior League of Richmond is creating a network of knowledgeable, connected, and fully trained women, ready to take on the challenges of building a healthier community. Supporting the League is a great way to invest in the future strength of our wonderful city. The Junior League of Richmond is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.


Our Mission The Junior League of Richmond is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Highlights of community service and impact 

Nearly 1,000 Junior League of Richmond members served the Richmond community and contributed over 30,000 hours of service.

Over 1,000 people attended the 67th Annual Book & Author Dinner, our largest fundraising event and the longest running event of its kind in the country. The event raised more than $65,000.

Over 430 individuals, corporations and foundations, through their generous gifts to the Annual Fund and sponsorships of events, enabled the JLR to bring our mission to life.

In FY 2012, the two Clothes Rack stores combined (Cary Street and Stratford Hills) provided quality, affordable merchandise to over 39,000 customers, selling over 156,000 items. The combined revenue increased 3% from FY2011, which had previously been our best year.

Over 300 elementary and middle school students, teachers and parents attended the 8th Annual Junior Book & Author event featuring Author Graham Salisbury. In addition, over 1,300 elementary and middles school students enjoyed individual school district visits and presentations as well as participating in our Chat ‘n’ Chew sessions led by our JLR volunteers prior to the event.

More than 3,000 children and families enjoyed the 6th annual Touch a Truck event, a hands-on opportunity to explore construction trucks, buses and heavy machinery while meeting the people who build, protect, and serve the Richmond community.

Touch a Truck was attended by more than 3,000 and raised over $33,000 for the Junior League.

Done-in-a-Day did 62 community outreach projects adding several new partners and at least one was done in the East End each month.

250 children and 250 adults participated from Richmond City schools and community centers in our Literacy Through Art Outreach program where art and books are brought together. 220 books were provided to attendees.

Kids in the Kitchen was a success this year with 7 programs and 30 kids at each program from Woodville Elementary. Stations were set up at each program to teach the kids about healthy eating and sampling different types of foods such as cheeses, smoothies, and hummus.

125 children were served over 4 nights of back-to-school shopping through JLR’s partnership with YMCA Bright Beginnings.


50 families through six community athletic programs held at Peter Paul Development Center were served by Good Sports, a program aimed at character development through sports.

Over 200 people attended Families First events at Southside Child Development Center and Woodville Elementary Schools. The children’s programs focused on interactive activities on healthy eating, dental care, arts and crafts and fun, educational games. The adult programs focused on healthy eating, health care options, education and positive parenting. The Operating Committee was a huge help at Thanksgiving by providing and serving food for the largest attended program of the year.

The New Member class completed four Community projects for the Peter Paul Development Center. They collected and distributed stocking caps, scarves, gloves, food and school supplies to 80 children. The New Members also provided each of the Center’s 30 seniors with goodie baskets in the Spring.

The Sustainer Doers provided enrichment activities for 75 children at Southside Child Development Center. They also supported teachers and staff at Christmas staff luncheons, a full week of treats and lunches during Teacher Appreciation week. The Doers were also busy at the Fan Free Clinic, providing 40 clients with dinners, bingo games, collecting food for the pantry among many other projects. The Hospital Hospitality House, which is always a favorite volunteer spot for many Junior League members, was treated to two ice cream socials which drew over 60 guests.

Our Future The Junior League of Richmond has spent several years further defining the needs of the community, the passions and talents of our membership and our organizational core competencies. Recently the Board of Directors adopted a new Vision for the organization: The Junior League of Richmond empowers, educates and enhances the quality of life for women, youth and families, with an emphasis in the East End community, through effective programming and collaboration demonstrated by quality mentorship and family programs that build skills to reach educational goals, plan for the next phase of life, and generate pride in the community. In the coming years, the Junior League of Richmond will continue to work with key community partners to utilize our volunteer and financial resources to create meaningful impact in the community.

2012 Book & Author Sponsorship Packet  

Sponsorship Packet