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21st Annual Helen Keller Achievement Awards

Helen Keller 21st annual Achievement Awards. Save the date: June 15. Image showing a photo of Helen Keller overlaid with words like peacemaker, innovator, and author

The Helen Keller Achievement Awards were established by AFB in 1994 to acknowledge Keller's extraordinary efforts and promote the notable achievements of individuals and organizations that have improved quality of life for people with disabilities.

Past awardees include leaders from business such as Apple, AT&T, Comcast, and JPMorgan Chase, as well as giants from the performing arts including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Patty Duke.

Honorees

  • Chris Downey, Architect
  • Google
  • Netflix

Save The Date!

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
New York City

Venue

J.W. Marriott Essex House New York
160 Central Park South
New York City

There will be a reception, silent auction, and dinner with live music. Proceeds from this stellar fundraising gala will enable us to continue to provide our vital programs and services that remove barriers, create opportunities, and expand possibilities for people with vision loss. Your generous support is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. For reservations or to place an acknowledgment in the dinner journal, please contact Suzette Williams, e-mail: events@afb.net or call: (212) 502-7621. Purchase your sponsorship, table, or tickets online.

LEVELS OF SUPPORT

BENEFACTOR | $50,000
Includes two premier tables, cocktails and dinner for twenty guests, Gold Sponsor page in the Dinner Journal, event signage with logo, acknowledgment in all event materials including press release, e-newsletters, logo on AFB’s website plus twenty VIP gift bags.

UNDERWRITER | $25,000
Includes one premier table, cocktails and dinner for ten guests, Silver Sponsor page in the Dinner Journal, event signage with logo, acknowledgment in all event materials including e-newsletters and logo on AFB’s website plus ten gift bags.

PATRON | $10,000
Includes one table, cocktails and dinner for ten guests, full page in Dinner Journal, event signage plus ten gift bags.

FOUR VIP GUEST PACKAGE | $3,000
Includes cocktails and dinner for four guests, acknowledgment on AFB’s website and in the Dinner Journal, plus four gift bags.

SINGLE GUEST TICKET | $675
Includes cocktails and dinner for one, plus one gift bag.


DINNER JOURNAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

RATES
BACK COVER | $10,000
INSIDE COVER | $5,000
GOLD SPONSOR PAGE | $3,500
SILVER SPONSOR PAGE | $2,500
FULL PAGE | $2,000
HALF PAGE | $1,500
LISTING | $1,000

SPECIFICATIONS
Acknowledgments should be full color or black and white. Journal page size: 6" x 10", no bleed. Full page: 5.75" width by 9.75" height. Half page: 5.75" width by 4.625" height. Journals will print 4-color on silk coated stock.

INSTRUCTIONS
A high resolution printer-ready PDF with crop marks of your acknowledgment and/or logo must be submitted by May 15, 2017 via email to: swilliams@afb.net.

AFB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. The fair market value of each dinner ticket is $235.

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