Saturday, October 5, 2019
6:00 PM Gala
9:00 PM After Party
Armature Works
1910 North Ola Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
 
 

Join us as we celebrate 10 incredible years of impact in East Africa.

We’re celebrating 10 years of growth and success with an ambitious $10 million campaign to fuel our global expansion and exponentially increase our impact on young people around the world. Please join us this October to celebrate alongside our community of alumnae, staff, partners, and friends.

 
 

Our Gala Chair, Merrin Jenkins, is generously sponsoring all event costs. Your sponsorship funds will directly support our Decennial Campaign.

 
 
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An Evening to Honor Cody Davis

After a decade of building the Akilah Institute in Rwanda, we are launching a new global network of universities, Davis College. Davis College educates future leaders to champion opportunity and sustainability in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.

Davis College is named in honor of Elizabeth's parents, Beth and Cody Davis, who were instrumental in bringing the Akilah vision to life. Cody Davis passed away unexpectedly in 2017, and we are proud to honor his legacy by creating education opportunities for as many people as possible.

 
 

Tampa Event Committee

Merrin Jenkins, Chair

Whitney Holtzman
Elizabeth & Ben Mackie
Mark & Mindy McLaughlin
Linda & Dan O'Connell
Hank & Sarah Pariseau
Iqbal Paroo
Su Lee & Bill Place
Jenn Sasso
Mark & Lennie Stern
Toni Thompson
Mary Kay Vona
Whitney Walker Brewer
Thomas Biddinger

Tifi & Jack Bierley
Gerard Caddick
Martin & Janie Borell
Betty Castor
Rick Corbett
Jim Davis
Beth H, Caroline & Cody Davis
Pat & Jerry Donohoe
Molly Carey Smith
Mary Patton & Matt Eisen
Aaron & Kara Feldman
Susan Freeman

 

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor - $250,000

  • Premium Sponsorship Recognition

  • Twenty tickets (two tables) to the event

  • Twenty tickets to after party

  • Recognition on all event promotional materials

  • Full page advertisement in event program

  • Twenty tickets to private VIP event on Thursday, October 3rd with Akilah’s leadership and Rwandan alumnae

  • Gift of appreciation from Rwanda

Diamond Sponsor - $100,000

  • Twenty tickets (two tables) to the event

  • Twenty tickets to after party

  • Recognition on all event promotional materials

  • Full page advertisement in event program

  • Twenty tickets to private VIP event on Thursday, October 3rd with Akilah’s leadership and Rwandan alumnae

  • Gift of appreciation from Rwanda

Platinum Sponsor - $50,000

  • Twenty tickets (two tables) to the event

  • Twenty tickets to after party

  • Twenty tickets to private VIP event on Thursday, October 3rd with Akilah’s leadership and Rwandan alumnae

  • Recognition on all event promotional materials

  • Full page advertisement in event program

  • Gift of appreciation from Rwanda

Gold Sponsor - $25,000

  • Ten tickets (one table) to the event

  • Ten tickets to after party

  • Five tickets to private VIP event on Thursday, October 3rd with Akilah’s leadership and Rwandan alumnae

  • Recognition on all event promotional materials

  • Full-page advertisement in event program

  • Gift of appreciation from Rwanda

Silver Sponsor - $10,000

  • Ten tickets (one table) to the event

  • Ten tickets to after party

  • Recognition on all event promotional materials

  • Half-page advertisement in event program

  • Gift of appreciation from Rwanda

Bronze Sponsor - $5,000

  • Ten tickets (one table) to the event

  • Ten tickets to after party

  • Recognition on all event promotional materials

  • Quarter-page advertisement in event program

  • Gift of appreciation from Rwanda

Patron Sponsor - $2,500

  • Ten tickets (one table) to the event

  • Ten tickets to after party

  • Recognition on all event promotional materials

  • Gift of appreciation from Rwanda

 

For sponsorship opportunities, ticket/table information, or general inquiries, please email:
[email protected]

For press inquiries:
[email protected]

 

 For sponsorship opportunities, ticket/table information, or general inquiries, please email:

[email protected]

For press inquiries:

[email protected]

 

About Akilah Institute

The Akilah Institute is a part of the Davis College global network of universities, and opened its first campus in Rwanda in 2010.

As East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women, Akilah graduates have launched careers in finance, clean energy, eco-tourism, agribusiness, conservation, technology, and more. The Akilah experience combines the Davis academic model with an intensive focus on women’s leadership.

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