Join United 4 Children for the annual

Lighting the Way Gala

United 4 Children’s annual Lighting the Way Gala is an opportunity to come together in community with childcare providers, United 4 Children staff, and community members, like yourself, who make children a priority.

Proceeds help fund United 4 Children’s vision to ensure all children have the foundation to thrive. United 4 Children with support from its donors, in 2022:

  • held 2,724 hours of coaching;
  •  supported 8 educators – and 86 educators since 2013 – in earning the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in the Normandy School District alone;
  • facilitated nearly 300 developmental screenings for children; and more.

Will you join us in lighting the way for our region’s childcare providers, children, and families?

Event Details

When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2023
Where: Italia-America Bocce Club. 2210 Marconi Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Ticket price: $125
Dress code: semi-formal
Order of Events:
Cocktail Hour 6-7 p.m.
Dinner and Program to Begin at 7 p.m.
Music to Follow Official Program

What To Expect During The Lighting The Way Gala 

When you arrive at the Italia-America Bocce Club on The Hill, you will check in just inside the front door then head in to get a drink, and enjoy live music. 

Be sure to bring your appetite because you will find a delicious dinner that is sure to rival your hunger and meet your dietary restrictions! We will have drink tickets available so you can enjoy an wine, beer, and zero proof bar.

Attire is semi-formal, or cocktail attire. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and our formal program will begin at 7 p.m. and last about an hour.  You can enjoy live music before and after our official program. Our celebration will end at 10 p.m. 

 

Becoming a Sponsor Via Mail or Phone:

If you prefer to sign up as a sponsor via mail, please click here to download our sponsorship packet with confirmation and payment form. You may provide credit card information or a check with the form.

To sign up over the phone with a credit card, call Megan Mansouri at 314-531-1412 ext. 156.

Becoming a Sponsor Via Our Website:

Click the button below to access our digital sponsorship form.

Benefits:

  • 30 tickets 
  • Two-minute pre-recorded presentation at commencement of event 
  • Branded items and recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Naming rights to Watch Party Event on the night of event 
  • Naming rights to signature cocktail  
  • Logo on every presentation slide and all print and digital collateral 
  • Presentation of the four community awards given during the event  
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s social media about the event 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s media outreach about the event 
  • Prominent recognition with live link on United 4 Children’s website

Benefits:

  • 20 tickets 
  • Official “Auction” sponsor (silent auction launches online two weeks in advance of event) 
  • One-minute pre-recorded presentation 
  • Branded items and recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Prominent logo recognition in program 
  • Logo on all print and digital collateral 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s social media about the event 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s media outreach about the event
  • Prominent recognition with live link on United 4 Children’s website 

Benefits:

  • 15 tickets 
  • Thirty-second pre-recorded presentation 
  • Branded items and recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Prominent logo recognition in program 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s social media about the event 
  • Prominent recognition in all of United 4 Children’s media outreach about the event
  • Prominent recognition on United 4 Children’s website 

Benefits:

  • 10 tickets 
  • Logo on select print and digital collateral 
  • Recognition in attendee gift bag 
  • Recognition in presentation 
  • Recognition on United 4 Children’s website 

Benefits:

  • 10 tickets 
  • Recognition in presentation 
  • Recognition on United 4 Children’s website

Benefits:

  • 4 tickets 
  • Recognition on United 4 Children’s website 

Thank You to Our Lighting the Way Gala 2023 Sponsors

Gene and Joan Slay Charitable Foundation

Barges Consulting Firm