BFS Art Gala in MayPosted: March 9, 2011
We are asking for your support for this year’s fundraiser for Brooklyn Free School. You can help by placing an ad in our full color souvenir journal. The letter and ad rate sheet from the school is attached. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Sheryll.
We look forward to your generous support for this ground breaking form of education.
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Brooklyn Free School (BFS) is excited to report that our first year in Clinton Hill has been a tremendous success. Through our community outreach and fundraising efforts we hope to continue building on this foundation.
Our 3rd annual art gala, one of our major fundraising events, will be held on May 14, 2011, from 6-9 pm, at the Starck Building, 15 Broad St., in Manhattan. We are reaching out to you, our community, to help make this gala successful. As a democratic free school, we place a premium on community ties. We believe that cooperation with our neighbors strengthens these ties, is integral to fostering strong values among our students, and enriches their education.
Here is a sampling of some of the partnerships we have forged this year:
BFS provides space to local groups such as Brooklyn for Peace and Brooklyn Food Coalition,for a nominal fee.
Our 2nd annual Democratic Education Symposium, hosted with Medgar Evers College, took place on March 5, 2011.
The Greene Hill School hosted our 6th annual musical, Little Shop of Horrors, in February 2011, with performances open to the general public; and last year’s production of Once On This Island was hosted by the Masonic Temple.
In this spirit of cooperation, several local artists have generously donated their artwork to benefit the gala. We look forward to partnering with you as we build our school community and reach out to our neighbors. There are a number of ways that you can help BFS make the gala successful:
- by purchasing ad space in our gala journal — ad rates and sizes are included;
- by providing catering for the event — in return you will be listed as one of our program sponsors;
- by becoming the print sponsor for our journal;
- by offering a donation to our silent auction, such as merchandise or a gift certificate – your gift will be acknowledged in our gala journal;
- by making a donation to the BFS annual appeal or capital campaign – you will be listed in our honor roll of donors.
We will follow up with you in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Sheryll Durrant at (718) 687-0929.
Thank you for your generous support.
The BFS Gala Committee