Dear Business and Community Leaders,
Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor for Service Club of Manatee’s Gala, “For the Love of Children.” We are honored for the generous support in the past from the leaders of our community, both public and private. Without your contributions, it would not be possible for us to provide grants to nonprofit programs to make the lives of our children in need better. This year nonprofits are in great need of financial assistance to help meet the elevated need for food, clothing, shelter, educational and health services.
We would be honored to have you partner with us for our 2024 Gala, which will be held in-person on March 16, 2024, in the Veterans Hall at the Manatee County Fairgrounds. Our theme, “Boots and Bling,” is inspired by the location of our event. Highlighting the Gala will be our best-in-town silent and live auctions, bluegrass music provided by Gypsy Wind , our Mission Moment presentation, chances to win premium wine, jewelry and other fine items, and a lively auction conducted by our auctioneers.
Service Club of Manatee County presented its Gala, “For the Love of Children,” on March 25, 2023, and in May distributed $132,000 to 32 nonprofits to benefit Manatee County youth in need of food, shelter, clothing, health services, or educational services. Each year, all proceeds from our Gala, our only fundraising event, benefit children’s charities in Manatee County. A list of the 32 nonprofits that applied to us and received grant program funding in 2023 is included in the brochure below.
As always, this is our only annual fundraiser. We hope that you will join us in making our event the best ever, enabling us to reach children with the essentials to make their lives better.
This brochure contains information on how you can participate as a sponsor for our event and a contract for you to fill out. Take a minute to read “Why Donate to Service Club.” Please consider partnering with Service Club for our 97th year of helping children in our county.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you.
Natalie Thrasher & Valerie Bell
Natalie Thrasher, Valerie Bell
Co-Chairs / Event Sponsorship Committee