Besides volunteering, another way to support our programs is sponsorship. An important part of bringing such a wide variety of programs to the neighborhood is the fundraising and sponsorship activity that happens beforehand.
The support of local businesses and residents is an integral part of the success of our programs. Our search for sponsorship happens year round, but as an event becomes closer, we go into a flat out effort.
Do you own a local business? What a great way to connect to your local clients and customers and grow your base! Do you work for a company with a donation-matching plan or who would consider a sponsorship for one of our events? Many companies we approach ask if we have residents and attendees who participate in our events. We cannot answer yes, unless you let us know about your relationship.
If you think your company would benefit or would consider being a sponsor, you can share with me a contact at your marketing department. We have links to many of our sponsorship opportunities on our website. Please consider ways you, your business, or employer can support these wonderful community events like Kentlands Under the Lights, Musica Viva, and the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K. If you can give us a lead to a potential sponsor, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark the calendar for our next fundraiser! Musica Viva is holding its fundraiser on March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Kentlands Clubhouse. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and wonderful music! Simeone Tartaglione and Alessandra Cuffaro are among the musical talent at this popular fundraiser. Come and have a sneak preview of what is coming. The cost to attend is $50 per person. You can sign up on our website kentlands.org. Space is limited.
Last month’s fundraiser for the New Urbanist lecture series, Craft Cocktails, sold out! It was an amazing evening of socializing and learning about how to create an exceptional cocktail and learn about New Urbanism. The funds raised will go to help defray the cost of speakers for the lecture series. A special thank you to Kim Wooldridge for arranging the event and to Cocktail Curations, co- owned by a Kentlands resident, for an inspiring lesson. Our next lecture is scheduled for May 20 at the Arts Barn. A wine and cheese reception begins before the lecture.
The Kentlands Film Society is showing its fourth film of the season, “Shoplifters” at the Arts Barn on March 22. The film begins at 7 p.m. This film shows a rarely seen side of Japanese life. On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft, and playful swindling. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family. It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2019 Academy Awards. A small number of walk-in tickets ($10) will be available for the films. If you would like to reserve one, please email email@example.com.
Please come say hello. I am in the Foundation’s office in the Carriage House every Monday from 9:30 am to noon each Monday.