2021 Wegene Ethiopian Foundation Sponsorship Package

Wegene is celebrating 21 years of rebuilding families, one child at a time.

Event

OCT
23

Wegene 21st Anniversary Gala

Saturday from 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM EDT

In Person

Add to Calendar 2021-10-23 19:00:00 2021-10-23 01:00:00 America/New_York Wegene 21st Anniversary Gala Please join us as we celebrate Wegene's 21 years of rebuilding families, one child at a time. Hilton Alexandria Mark Center<br>5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311, USA

Please join us as we celebrate Wegene's 21 years of rebuilding families, one child at a time.

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Wegene Ethiopian Foundation

EIN: 35-2165352

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Dear Mr. Yared Manalebih,

TheWegeneEthiopianFoundation(WEF)isa 501(c)(3)non-profit,non-governmentalorganizationbasedintheWashington D.C. metro area and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our mission is to improve the daily lives of disadvantaged children and their families in Ethiopia by overcoming three critical barriers in the poverty cycle: poor or no education, poor housing, and family instability. We are an organization with 21 years of experience and a proven track record of significant accomplishments that have made a deep impact in the lives of those we serve.

A few of our accomplishments are:

  • ● Enrolled and supported over 427 children in school (elementary through university)
  • ● Helped over 90 families out of which 36 families have become self-sufficient
  • ● Provided private academic scholarships to over 60 students
  • ● Found careers for over 60 sponsored WEF family members
  • ● Provided over 250 laptops to sponsored WEF students
  • ● Built an elementary school in a rural part of Ethiopia (Jimma), where previously there was no school for children to

    attend(February 2011)

  • ● Provided COVID-19 relief such as face masks, groceries and partial rent assistance to residents of the City of

    Alexandria, VA. that were affected by the pandemic.

  • ● OpenedKnowledgeCenter&LibraryattwolocationsinAddisAbaba,Ethiopia,wheresponsoredstudentsreceive

    year-long tutoring and access to internet and academic materials (April 2016, July 2021) A few of our recognitionsandhighlights include:

    • ● Panelist for Education and Human Capital at the U.S. Secretary of State’s Global Diaspora Forum (2011)
    • ● WEF’swork hasbeen highlighted onmultipleoccasionsby Tadias(anEthiopian-Americanmagazine)andEBSTV

      (an Ethiopian-American television network)

    • ● WEF’s Co-Founder & President, Nini Legesse, was recognized by the U.S. White House as a “Champion of Change”

      and“TrailblazerinAmericanDiasporaCommunities” forherwork with WEF(2012)

    • ● Recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant (2015,2019)
    • ● Recipient of a McMillan Stewart Foundation grant (2015 & 2016)
    • ● WEF’s Co-Founder & President, Nini Legesse, was honored and recognized by SEED (Society of Ethiopians

      Established in Diaspora) as an inspiring humanitarian for her work with WEF (2016)

    • ● Your Ethiopian Professionals (YEP), Most Impactful Organization (2019)

      One of the major contributors to WEF’s success is our partnership and collaboration with our community and external organizations. WEF would like to collaborate and partner with Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota as we continue to work to stabilize families and provide education. Your sponsorship will enable us to continue to address issues of poor housing, poor education, and family instability in Ethiopia. In return, we will provide you with your choice of our Sponsorship Packages listed on the next page.

      Our 21st Anniversary“ANightofInspiration”FundraisingGala will be held onSaturday, October23,2021from7pm-1amat Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Join us for a night of inspiration, gratitude, hope, fundraising, entertainment, and networking.

      Please let us know if there is any more information we can provide for you. We truly appreciate your consideration andlook forward to hearing from you soon!

Sincerely, TheWegeneBoard

P.O. Box 11293 Mclean, VA 22102-9293 www.wegene.org

Platinum Level Sponsor ($4,500 + USD)

▪ Six complimentary admission tickets
▪ A pre-recorded video advertisement not exceeding one-minute during Gala ▪ Signage display at the Gala
▪ Logo slide display on projector multiple times during Gala
▪ Recognize sponsorwithlogo on WEF websitefor one year
▪ Sponsor recognition with plaque during the Gala
▪ Professional photo opportunity
▪ Full page advertisement in Gala program
▪ Post 2 advertisements on WEF Facebook following the Gala
▪ Acknowledge as Platinum Sponsor in follow-up mass emails
▪ Logo placement on Gala photo backdrop

Gold Level Sponsor ($3,500 - $4,500 USD)

  • ▪ Four complimentary admission tickets
  • ▪ A pre-recorded video advertisement not exceeding one-minute during Gala
  • ▪ Signage display at the Gala
  • ▪ Logo slide display on projector multiple times during Gala
  • ▪ Professional photo opportunity
  • ▪ Half page advertisement in Gala program
  • ▪ Recognize sponsorwithlogo on WEF websitefor six months
  • ▪ Certificate of appreciation during Gala
  • ▪ Post 2 advertisements on WEF Facebook following the Gala
  • ▪ Acknowledgement as Gold Sp onsor in follow-up mass emails
  • ▪ Logo placement on Gala photo backdrop

    Silver Level Sponsor ($2,500 - $3,500 USD)

    • ▪ Three complimentary admission tickets
    • ▪ Signage display at the Gala
    • ▪ Logo slide display on projector multiple times during Gala
    • ▪ Professional photo opportunity
    • ▪ Quarter page advertisement in Gala program
    • ▪ Recognize sponsorwithlogo on WEF websitefor three months
    • ▪ Certificate of appreciation during the Gala following the Gala
    • ▪ Identify as a Silver Level Sponsor on post Gala e-mail communication
    • ▪ Acknowledgement as Silver Sp onsor in follow-up mass emails
    • ▪ Logo placement on Gala photo backdrop

      P.O. Box 11293 Mclean, VA 22102-9293 www.wegene.org

Bronze Level Sponsor ($1,500 - $2,500 USD)

  • ▪ Two complimentary tickets
  • ▪ Logo slide display on projector multiple times during Gala
  • ▪ Quarter page advertisement in Gala program
  • ▪ Certificate of appreciation during Gala
  • ▪ Identify as a Bronze Level Sponsor on post Gala e-mail communication
  • ▪ Post 2 advertisements on WEF Facebook following the Gala
  • ▪ Acknowledgement as Bronze Sponsor in follow-up mass emails
  • ▪ Logo placement on Gala photo backdrop

    Collaborative Sponsor ($250 - $500 USD)

    • ▪ One complimentary ticket
    • ▪ Logo slide display on projector multiple times during Gala
    • ▪ Name of business will be listed in Gala program
    • ▪ Certificate of appreciation during Gala
    • ▪ Identify as a Collaborative Level Sponsor on post Gala e-mail communication
    • ▪ Post 2 advertisements on WEF Facebook following the Gala
    • ▪ Acknowledgement as Collaborative Sponsor in follow-up mass emails
    • ▪ Logo placement on Gala photo backdrop

      To qualify for the above packages, sponsors must meet all WEF’s attached sponsorship guidelines at the last page.

P.O. Box 11293 Mclean, VA 22102-9293 www.wegene.org

WEF Sponsorship Commitment Form

PleaseselectyourWEFsponsorshiplevelandyourdonationamount.PleasemailyourcompletedformtoP.O.Box 11293McLean,Virginia22102.Checkscanbemadepayableto:“WegeneEthiopianFoundation”.Pleasenotethat donationviacreditcardisalsoavailablebycontactingHiwotAlemayehuat(703)627-9114orbyemailingyour requestto:[email protected]

I pick the PlatinumLevel Sponsor package for this amount: $____________
I pick the Gold Level Sponsor package for this amount: $________________
I pick the Silver Level Sponsor package for this amount: $________________
I pick the Bronze Level Sponsor package for this amount: $_______________ IpicktheCollaborativeLevelSponsorpackageforthisamount:$___________

($4,500 +) ($3,500 - $4,500) ($2,500 - $3,500) ($1,500 - $2,500) ($250-$500)

Sponsor Contact: ___________________________________________________________ Street Address: _____________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip Code:_________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________________________________________ Email Address:______________________________________________________________ Business Name (Ifany): _______________________________________________________ Business/Company websitelink (If any):__________________________________________ Business Address (If any): _____________________________________________________ City/State/Zip Code:_________________________________________________________

Date: _____________________________________________________________________

WEF appreciates your generous support!

WEF Tax ID #: 35-2165352

P.O. Box 11293 Mclean, VA 22102-9293 www.wegene.org

WEF’s Sponsorship Guidelines

1. WEF is not affiliated with any political, religious, or secular organizations. Any content, views, opinions expressed or submitted by sponsors are considered the views, opinions and responsibility of the sponsor submitting them. Approval of sponsorship and inclusion of sponsor’s contact information/advertisement information in WEF documents and/or website is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or products/services offered by the sponsor. The views and opinions of sponsors do not necessarily state or reflect those of WEF, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

2. A complimentary ticket is an entrance ticket to WEF’s 21st Anniversary Fundraising Gala. Please note that the complimentary ticket has no monetary value.

3. Slide display will include sponsor’s logo that will be used for multiple pop-up brand advertisements during gala.

4. Advertisements are subject to WEF’s approval.

5. Sponsor advertisement size on the Gala program is in relation to WEF’s actual Gala program document size. Advertisements are subject to WEF’s approval.

6. All In-Kind donations are required to have and/or expected to generate a value of $1,500+ USD. All In- Kind donations have to be submitted on or before October 15, 2021 and are subject to review by the Wegene Board. The board will notify Sponsors regarding the level of their sponsorship if the board finds the monetary value of such In-Kind donation qualifies them for higher level benefit.

7. Professional photo opportunities for Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors will be taken outside the Gala hall. The Sponsor will have the option of taking pictures with WEF’s board members and/or featured guests. A few 5 x 7” pictures considered to be the best shots by the photographer will be printed and mailed to sponsors within three weeks after the Gala event.

8. Contact information refers to the sponsor's telephone number, email address and logo. A soft copy of the sponsor’s high-quality logo should be received at least two weeks before the 2021 Fundraising Gala event.

P.O. Box 11293 Mclean, VA 22102-9293 www.wegene.org

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Wegene Ethiopian Foundation

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 35-2165352