VOGUE CHARITY FASHION SHOW 2010 • 2011
I AM VOGUE http://vimeo.com/16079140 Meet Emily and Lauren, your Sponsorship Executives for the 2011 show. Emily loves her freckles, and Lauren is very fond of her eyes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions or concerns about this package or how you can get involved in any way. Thank you! - VCFS Sponsorship Team.
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Queen’s students dancing in a hip hop scene choreographed by Chloe Lee for VCFS 2010 Photography by: Debbie Lam
ABOUT VCFS The Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS) is produced and performed entirely by students of Queen’s University, and has been running since 1997. It is comprised of dancers, models, independent designers, choreographers, photographers, videographers, webmasters, a blogger, a technical crew, interns and the executive committee. VCFS gives the ambitious leaders at Queen’s the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities, while simultaneously giving back to their community. The show represents a symbol of social responsibility at Queen’s University. Last year, VCFS attracted over 2000 viewers over the course of the four shows. With this being our third year performing at The Grand Theatre on Princess Street, we strive to maintain our reputation as one of the best sources of entertainment and creative outlets for Queen’s students and the Kingston community. Vogue Charity Fashion Show will run on the nights of March 30th, 31st and April 1st 2011. All members of the show synthesize to produce a high quality and innovative production. We have approximately two hundred members who will be working to make this year’s show the best event to date. Along with our enthusiastic and talented models and dancers, the VCFS cast includes ten choreographers and seven student designers who will create original dances and designs to be showcased at the show.
Queen’s students modeling Aleksandra Bibic’s, VCFS 2010 student design winner, “Alice in Wonderland” inspired collection. Photography by: Jess Lancaster
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY In the past six years, VCFS has raised over $134,000 for local Kingston charities: • In 2005, $9,500 was raised for Extend-a-Family Kingston • In 2006, $16,500 was raised for Positive Recreation Opportunities Kids Kingston • In 2007, $23,000 was donated to Kingston General Hospital • In 2008, $28,000 was donated to the Kingston Youth Shelter • In 2009, $32,000 was raised for Queen’s Camp Outlook • In 2010, $25,000 was raised for literacy development at two elementary schools in Kingston.
2011 CHARITY: LDAK This year, Vogue Charity Fashion Show aims to donate $35,000 or more to the Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston (LDAK). The LDAK is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities. They also function as a support group for the families and those who work with or employ people with learning disabilities. They provide information, support and resources for the community, as well as provide education, workshops, and other services to support the full participation of those with learning disabilities in today’s society. LDAK is affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, and of Canada, and is entirely volunteer-run. Therefore, they rely solely on donations and fundraising, and are ecstatic about the support we are offering them. By supporting VCFS 2011, you will be helping to support the Learning Disability Association of Kingston. LDAK will use the funds from VCFS 2011 to specifically support the following programs:
I. SOCIAL SKILLS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM “THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB” Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston runs programming for students with Social Skills deficits. Often children with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder struggle to make and keep friends and sometimes their social awkwardness can make them a target for bullying. The program is run in partnership with the local school boards. As students with learning disabilities learn differently, LDAK’s approach to teaching social skills is unique. The LDAK has identified several skills that elementary school-aged students will potentially need to know. Each week we will present one skill, role play that skill, create a social story of that skill using a digital camera to photograph the student enacting the skill. Students will be given a copy of each week’s social skill story book to take home and review for “homework” with a family member. This will reinforcethe skills taught in the program, as well as give the children an opportunity to practise the appropriate behavior.
II. AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM The LDAK will strive to coordinate an After school Tutoring Program for Grades 5 and 6 focusing on helping at-risk students with their mathematical difficulties. In addition, the LDAK would promote using technology as a tool to assist students with learning difficulties. This will be held in partnership with the local school boards as well as Compass Occupational Therapy Solutions. This is a company who is contracted with the school boards to provide assistive technology training to students who are experiencing learning difficulties. The nature of the program is to provide one-on-one tutoring with trained post-secondary tutors and/or retired teachers, and/or young teaching graduates who are unable to obtain jobs at present. LDAK’s goal is to help students in developing problem-solving and organizational skills and enhance student’s attitudes toward education and learning. In addition, the LDAK would require the expertise of graduate students who will assist in developing outcome measures and assessment tools to enhance the program. This program will also be of benefit to graduate students who will be given more opportunity to research educational strategies to further help at-risk students with math and technology.
III. ADULT PROGRAMMING Many adults approach the LDAK for help with their learning problems. Many of the adults have had a lifelong struggle with school, post-secondary education, and/or obtaining and keeping jobs. Many of them are too embarrassed to disclose that they are unable to read well, do math and/or use the latest technology effectively. LDAK is hoping to run computer training for adults. The LDAK strives to obtain the latest technology available, which assists students with reading, writing and spelling. Once the adults feel more confident about their literacy abilities, they are more likely to be successful with pursuing their studies or getting a job. With your help, VCFS can raise enough funds to make a real difference to LDAK, and to the greater Kingston community.
Choreography by: Danielle Houston. Photography by: Debbie Lam
HOW TO SUPPORT VCFS VCFS can only make a difference in our community with a helping hand. With your support and donations, we can ensure a show that will be both successful and entertaining. In becoming a part of this event you will be guaranteeing the continuation of one of the biggest annual productions at Queen’s University, while helping to contribute to the LDAK. We guarantee that every dollar donated will be recognized and handled with the utmost care, ensuring the responsible and efficient use of your financial support. Sponsoring VCFS will give you an opportunity to uniquely align your business with a great cause, while effectively marketing your brand within the extensive Queen’s and Kingston communities.
Diamond: Product Donation • One titles promo event or after party exclusive to your brand • Exclusive and extensive exposure to your target market within Kingston • Large Logo exposure on all promotional material • A link to your company’s website with all online advertisements on VCFS’s website • Large corporate logo presented in the venue lobby • Premium seats for your business representatives at VCFS Platinum: $1500 • Exclusive and extensive exposure to your target market within Kingston • Large Logo exposure on all promotional material • A link to your company’s website with all online advertisements on VCFS’s website • Large corporate logo presented in the venue lobby • Premium seats for your business representatives at VCFS
Gold: $1000 • A link to your company’s website with all online advertisements on VCFS’s website • Large corporate logo presented in the venue lobby • Premium seats for your business representatives at VCFS Silver: $500 • Large corporate logo presented in the venue lobby • Premium seats for your business representatives at VCFS Bronze: $250 • Corporate logo presented in the venue lobby • Premium seats for your business representatives at VCFS
CONTACT US For general sponsorship inquiries or to secure your support as a VCFS sponsor, please contact the Heads of Sponsorship, Emily Kingdom and Lauren Vendramin at email@example.com If you require any further information about Vogue Charity Fashion Show and its initiatives, please feel free to contact the Co-Presidents, Jessica Lancaster and Nicole Emmett, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen’s student modeling VCFS 2010 student designer Matthew Davies’ collection. Photography by: Jess Lancaster.