2018 Gala Committee Resources

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About the Event                              Purchase Tickets                              Sponsorship Opportunities


This web page was created to provide resources and support to Board Members, staff, Gala Committee members, and other volunteers in their efforts to help plan the Gala and secure support of the event through event sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction item acquisition.

Please contact Howard Stregack, Director of Development, by email or by phone at 703-208-1119 ext 102 with any questions you may have.


Important Dates:

June 30 – Target date to make initial sponsor outreach call/emails

July 30 – Target date to secure sponsor pledges

August 15 – Deadline to include sponsors in invitation

September 1 – Invitations in mail

September 23 – Early-bird ticket price deadline

September 30 – Target date to secure auction item pledge

October 3 – Deadline to include sponsors in program

October 7 – Deadline to receive auction items

October 22 – Gala Night!



Gala Event Materials – General information about the event, as well as marketing materials.


Gala Save the Date Postcard

IRS Tax Exempt status letters 1963-2005-2014 – The Arc of Northern Virginia

Gala Invitation (coming)



Gala Sponsorship Materials

Gala Sponsorship Packet – complete packet of sponsorship solicitation materials

Gala Sponsorship Email Template – text to use as cover email

Gala Sponsorship Solicitation Tips


Gala Auction Materials

Gala Auction Solicitation Letter (Word doc to personalize)

Gala Auction Donation Form

Gala Auction Sample Categories – auction ideas and suggestions

Gala Auction Email Template – text to use as cover email


Gala Fundraising Page Materials

Gala Fundraising Page Sample

Gala Fundraising Page Email Template – text to use as cover email