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Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center’s

Building Empathy and Respect Benefit Dinner PCRC fosters collaborative engagement by bringing people together, facilitating conversation and building these skills in our community.

11.06.13

EMPOWERING PEOPLE. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. REDUCING VIOLENCE.


11.06.13

B U I L D I N G EMPOWERING PEOPLE. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. REDUCING VIOLENCE.


Building Empathy and Respect Benefit Dinner November 6, 2013 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Marriot Hotel, San Mateo 1770 S Amphlett Blvd.

Sponsorship Levels: Super Hero $50,000 Hero $25,000 Leader $10,000 Mentor $5,000 Friend $2,500 Supporter $1,250 Individual $150

The 3rd Annual PCRC Benefit Dinner recognizes the recognition of the positive impact of extraordinary charity by ordinary people. We celebrate the power of applied justice and compassion that can change lives every day for our neighbors in San Mateo County. Proceeds from this event directly fund necessary services that improve the quality of life for more then 35,000 people in San Mateo and surrounding Counties, without regard for race, religious affiliation or gender. The Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) is a nationally recognized leader in mediation, facilitation, conflict resolution and training. We are at the forefront of ongoing efforts to reduce violence by addressing the root causes of poverty and inequity. PCRC’s anti-bullying intervention, Building Empathy and Respect (BER), partners with schools to teach youth and their parents about the harmful impact of disrespectful behavior and how to develop empathy and respect for others. Our dialogue work explores the negative effect of verbal aggression and the potentially devastating impact on children’s self-esteem. Our trained volunteers mediate disputes by helping conflicting parties communicate effectively, uncover common interests and reach positive resolution. Young adults build valuable life skills to better manage conflict, and learn to serve as community leaders. Parents and teachers learn effective communication techniques and skills to establish safe and respectful homes and positive classroom environments. PCRC Partners have felt the immediate impact of our services as noted by a school counselor: “BER program participants have improved their behavior. Teachers...see a change in their respect for others. Parents have appreciated how the BER program has opened needed discussion between them and their children.” OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE PCRC’s ongoing plan is to continue providing these valuable services in San Mateo County. PCRC’s goal is to develop partnerships with social network services to create interactive, web-based conflict resolution resources for youth, parents, and community members. Finally, PCRC seeks to serve as a national model for mediation and community outreach. We invite you to become a part of this worthy effort.


Words From the Executive Director Dear Potential Sponsor: In the U.S., every two hours a young person between the ages of 15 and 24 takes their own life. Often, this tragedy is triggered by bullying at school or through the Internet. Sadly, bullying has gotten a lot of media attention in recent months, with headlines capturing the tragic results of verbal and physical abuse. This national epidemic has touched people of all ages, to a devastating degree. We at the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center believe bullying is preventable with empathetic communication combined with training and education. We offer these skills through our comprehensive approach to mediation. Mediation is the service for which PCRC was founded in 1986 and continues to be the foundation for our core values that drive our initiatives. Over the past 27 years, PCRC has been recognized as a leader in the fields of mediation and training. A small investment in us can create a huge impact for our community. YOU can make a difference by joining with the efforts of PCRC to raise funds for our three key initiatives: Engaging Communities Initiative – brings together the ideas and voices of all people in our communities and creates opportunities for each of us to have a say in the decisions that affect our lives. Strengthening Families Initiative – assists parents in utilizing community services, maintaining family relationships, and building their leadership skills so they can support their children’s education. Empowering Youth Initiative - creates opportunities for young people to reshape their communities and manage conflicts, by becoming critical thinkers and active participants in developing solutions. PCRC invites you to become a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual Building Empathy & Respect “BER” anti-bullying fundraiser on Wednesday, November 6th. The Warren Dale Teddy “BER” Award will be presented to Barry Jolette of the San Mateo Credit Union for his longtime leadership in building empathy and respect. Your sponsorship is a great opportunity to partner with us and support our organization’s core mission: to foster collaborative engagement by bringing people together, facilitating conversation, and building these skills in our community. In the enclosed sponsorship packet, you will find the following information: Benefits of Sponsorship • Mediation and Training Services • 2013 Sponsorship Form Please contact: MK Mitchell at benefitdinner@pcrcweb.org or 650-513-0330, x354 for more information. We look forward to working with you and seeing you at the November 6th dinner. To learn more about PCRC please visit www.pcrcweb.org. With gratitude,

Michelle Vilchez


Benefits of Sponsorship In addition to joining in PCRC’s dedication to address bullying through community investment, each sponsorship level includes one table of 10, and recognition in all event media materials. This includes the event evening’s program, newsletters, press releases, and website placement. Extra table seating may be donated to PCRC.

Super Hero Sponsorship - $50,000 Organization has name and logo as “Presents” Speaking role: Introduces guest speaker Invitation to pre-event reception with guest and photo for all guests Full-page recognition for name and logo in the evening’s program Verbal recognition at event by MC or other speaker Premier name and logo placement in all marketing and media materials Premier sponsorship recognition on signage at the dinner One table of ten Hero Sponsorship – $25,000 Invitation to pre-event reception with guest speaker and photo for all 10 guests Half-page recognition for name and logo in the evening’s program Verbal recognition at event by MC or other speaker Prominent name and logo placement in all marketing and media materials Display table and prominent recognition in signage One table of ten Leader Sponsorship - $10,000 Invitation to pre-event reception with guest speaker and photo for all 10 guests Quarter-page recognition for name and logo in the evening’s program Prominent name and logo placement in all marketing and media materials Display table and sponsorship recognition on signage at the dinner One table of ten Mentor Sponsorship - $5,000 Invitation to pre-event reception with guest speaker Eighth-page recognition for name and logo in the evening’s program Name and logo included on marketing and media materials Display table and sponsorship recognition on signage at the dinner One table of ten Friend Sponsorship - $2,500 Invitation to pre-event reception with guest speaker Name included on marketing and media materials, in evening’s program Sponsorship recognition on signage at the dinner One table of ten Supporter Sponsorship - $1,250 Name included on marketing and media materials, in evening’s program Sponsorship recognition on signage at the dinner One table of ten wwww.pcrcweb.org


11.06.13

R E D U C I N G

Violence

EMPOWERING PEOPLE. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS. REDUCING VIOLENCE.


Who BER Donors Helped PCRC Serve Activity Youth Wellness Workshops Youth Conferences Youth Leadership Youth Community Service Youth Art Projects Family Engagement Conflict Resolution Training in Schools

A total of $90,500 was raised at the 2012 BER fundraiser, a portion of which was applied to administrative costs. Groups Served Youth Emerging Leaders Youth Conference Participants Youth Trained-Resolution Techniques School and Youth Service Agencies Parents Incarcerated Youth 0

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In 2012-2013, PCRC’s Empowering Youth Initiative has served a total of 1,445 youth and families in 12 schools and the Youth Services Center. These schools and the Youth Services Center have a combined population of 13,971 youth. Young people trained or served by PCRC had a positive impact on approximately 625 youth last year. Your donation can make a difference: $500 – can fund a presentation or dialogue with students $2,000 – supports a Peer Mediation Training $10,000 – provides one year of Building Empathy and Respect Programming for a school $25,000 – enables a school district to implement one year of conflict resolution programs


Sponsorship Form Name Billing Address City/Zip Code Credit Card Number

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Phone Number Email Address Sponsorship Level Super Hero $50,000

Hero $25,000

Leader $10,000

Mentor $5,000

Friend $2,500

Supporter $1,250

Payment Options I (We) will sponsor a total of $______________________________ I (We) plan to make this contribution in the form of: Check/Credit Card by Mail (PCRC accepts Visa, Discover)

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Please make checks payable to Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center or PCRC. Mail Checks or Credit Card form to 1660 S. Amphlett Blvd. #219 San Mateo, CA 94402 Questions? Contact MaryKay:benefitdinner@pcrcweb.org or 650-513-0330 ext 354

Acknowledgement Information Please use the following name(s) in all acknowledgements:

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PCRC BER Sponsor Packet