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Dear Friend,

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) was founded in 1972 and has grown to be one of the largest human service agencies in New York serving over 100,000 clients each year. The provision of food has long been a vital component of the array of services Met Council offers to individuals and families in crisis. Met Council distributes more than 5.2 million pounds of kosher food annually to over 15,000 households each month - but in this economy it is not enough! The Food for Life campaign, is an effort to raise funds to ensure that Met Council can meet the needs of all who are hungry. To this end, we will be holding our second annual fundraiser hosted by Met Council’s Most Valuable Players, (MVP) our young leadership group on Thursday, March 3rd, at Cielo, a night club in New York City. The cocktail soiree will draw over 200 New York City young professionals who are emerging leaders in their fields. The party will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a live DJ in addition to a raffle full of exciting prizes. I am writing to you to ask you to join us as a sponsor for this event. Attached please find the sponsorship opportunities and their associated benefits. To be listed on the invitation as a sponsor, please respond by February 21st. Your sponsorship will not only help to ensure the evening’s success, but more importantly will support Met Council in our efforts to provide essential services such as food vouchers, weekly and holiday food packages, weekend meals for the homebound and kosher soup kitchens to our ever growing number of clients in need. Your donation of a gift or service for our auction or raffle will allow us to continue to provide quality services to our clients. Your donation will be listed in the evening’s program as well as the website. Your gift will also be included in the Met Council newsletter which is sent to a membership of over 10,000 families and individuals. This year the goal of MVP is to raise funds to sponsor our food voucher program for one month. Met Council issues food vouchers monthly to clients based on their incomes, family size and a need for food that cannot be met through other sources. We regularly issue emergency food vouchers to get clients through the month. We hope that you will partner with us in this effort by sponsoring, or donating goods or services to Met Council’s biggest young professionals’ event. Thank you for your kind consideration and support of this event and for helping us with our mission to provide food for all who are hungry. If you have any questions please contact Stefanie Greenberg, at or call her at (212) 453-9619.


Russ Freyman

Kara Grossman

MVP Event Committee Co-Chair

MVP Event Committee Co-Chair

80 Maiden Lane • New York, New York 10038 • 212-453-9500 • fax 212-453-9600

MVP Fundraising Event Cielo Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 Sponsorship Opportunities

Critics Pick - $5,000 Includes: 20 tickets, VIP entrance, name on invitation, stage recognition, e-journal message, website recognition, Met Council press release Top Chef - $1,800 Includes: 10 tickets, VIP entrance, name on invitation, stage recognition, e-journal message, website recognition, Met Council press release Chef ’s Special - $1,000 Includes: 5 tickets, name on invitation, stage recognition, website recognition, e-journal message, Met Council press release Entree - $360 Includes: 2 tickets, stage recognition, e-journal message, website recognition

Ticket Opportunities $125 Individual ticket and name listing on evening program $85 Individual ticket $50 Purchase an e-journal message

MVP Fundraising Event Cielo Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

In-kind Donation Form Name (as it should appear in all recognition and listings): Contact Person: Address: Email Address: Phone Number:

Gift Information

By donating items or services to our raffle and auction, you will help us to maximize attendance participation in support of the Food for Life campaign. Donors will be listed in the evening program. Questions can be directed to Stefanie Greenberg at Item: Item Description: Special instructions (e.g., item delivery or pick up, restrictions, etc.):

Submission Information

Please submit completed forms to the attention of Stefanie Greenberg at Met Council MAIL: 80 Maiden Lane, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10038 FAX: 212-453-9600 EMAIL: