37th Annual Benefit & Auction


Believe In Tomorrow keeps families together during a child’s medical crisis and we believe that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process. For many families the simple virtues of hope, love and courage are often enhanced by participating in our programs.

Please join us as we celebrate the many thousands of magical moments we help to create. All event proceeds will directly benefit critically ill children and their families who depend on our support.

Date and Time:
Saturday, November 23, 2019
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location:
Martin’s West
6817 Dogwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21244

Thank you to our sponsors!




Sponsorship Opportunities



Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your brand and expand your market! Below, interested sponsors can review the sponsorship details about which level may be most appropriate. For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact Danna Gildersleeve at 410.614.2560 or email at DGildersleeve@believeintomorrow.org. To download the event sponsorship form click here.

MAGICAL TITLE Sponsor $30,000 – Provides family accommodations for 300 Nights

Exposure:
  • Title Sponsor receives exclusive naming rights in event title (Magical Moments Gala sponsored by…) ”
  • Name and logo included in all Gala marketing, social media and signage
  • 2 Full Page Ads in event program (2 Page, Black and White Center Spread)
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Company name included in press releases, emails and boosted social media posts
  • After event, company included in a newspaper thank you ad
  • Logo prominently displayed outside of venue on Martin’s West Billboard
  • Logo prominently displayed on podium on the stage inside the ballroom
  • 2-year naming right in the lobby foyer of The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins
Event:
  • 2 VIP Tables of 10 (VIP: reserved in a premium location)
  • Tableside Concierge service (Personal runners for food, drink or bidding and raffle purchases)
  • Company executive to introduce emcee
  • Valet Parking at the event for your 20 guests
  • Auction Sponsor (Your logo will have exclusive visibility within the mobile bidding app seen and used by attendees as well as remote bidders)
 

BELIEVE Sponsor $20,000 – Provides family accommodations for 200 Nights

Exposure:
  • Name and logo included in all Gala marketing, social media and signage
  • 1 Full Page Color Ad in event program (Inside Front Cover)
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Company name included in press releases, emails and boosted social media posts
  • After event, company included in a newspaper thank you ad
  • Logo prominently displayed in venue lobby at entrance
  • 1-year naming right for a guest suite at The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins
Event:
  • 2 VIP Tables of 10 (VIP: reserved in a premium location)
  • Tableside Concierge service (Personal runners for food, drink or bidding and raffle purchases)
  • Photo Booth Sponsor (Your logo will appear on all photos printed/emailed from booth)

HOPE Sponsor – $15,000 – Provides family accommodations for 150 Nights

Exposure:
  • Name and logo included in all Gala marketing, social media and signage
  • 1 Full Page Color Ad in event program (Inside Back Cover)
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Company name included in press releases, emails and boosted social media posts
  • After event, company included in a newspaper thank you ad
Event:
  • 1 VIP Table of 10 (VIP: table reserved in a premium location)
  • Tableside Concierge service (Personal runners for food, drink or bidding and raffle purchases)
  • Bar Sponsor (Your logo will appear on bar signage and cocktail napkins)

CARE Sponsor – $10,000 – Provides family accommodations for 100 Nights

Exposure:
  • Name and logo included in all Gala marketing, social media and signage
  • 1 Full Page Black and White Ad in event program
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Company name included in emails and boosted social media posts
  • After event, company included in a newspaper thank you ad
Event:
  • 1 Reserved Table of 10
  • Charging Station Sponsor (The charging station table will be branded with your logo)

    COMFORT Sponsor – $5,000 – Provides family accommodations for 50 Nights

    Exposure:
    • Name and logo included in all Gala marketing, social media and signage
    • Half Page Black and White Ad in event program
    • Verbal recognition at the event
    • After event, company included in a newspaper thank you ad
    Event:
    • 1 Reserved Table of 10

    JOY Sponsor – $2,500 – Provides family accommodations for 25 Nights

    Exposure:
    • Name and logo included in all Gala marketing, social media and signage
    • Company Name listed in event program
    Event:
    • 1 Reserved Table of 10



    Advertising Opportunities – Event Program Book

    The program will be distributed to and viewed by each of the (500) guests, as well as an event wrap-up email to over 50,000 of our supporters. It will contain information about the evening’s activities, our award recipients, auction items and the multitude of ads. Event Sponsors will automatically receive an ad in the program book, as well as special recognition at the event, and complimentary tickets, so please let us know if you wish to consider sponsorship as an option as well. Click the button below to purchase your ad or click here to download the Event Program Book form.

    Magical Starfish – $250: (Full Page Black and White Ad 4.75” w x 7.75” h)

    Magical Handprint – $125: (Half Page Black and White Ad 4.75” w x 3.75” h)

    Magical Salutation – $25 (One line – First & Last Name or Business Name – Max 50 characters with spaces)

    Artwork can be submitted electronically as an EPS, JPEG, TIF or PDF with a 300 minimum DPI. Artwork and Full payment are due by November 1, 2019. All artwork can be sent to CSheeler@BelieveInTomorrow.org. For more information contact Danna Gildersleeve at DGildersleeve@BelieveInTomorrow.org or 410.614.2560.




    2019 Benefit & Auction Honorees

    The following list of honorees celebrate those that have had a significant and positive impact on advancing Believe In Tomorrow’s mission.  The dedication and effort that they have provided over the years has helped us to become a national leader of pediatric support services for critically ill children. They have all become part of the fabric of The Believe In Tomorrow family and we are proud to honor them for their amazing support. 

    Patrick “Scunny” McCusker Unsung Hero Award: Dan Stewart, DDS of Smile Savers Dentistry.
    This award recognizes extraordinary efforts that reflect the legendary volunteer and philanthropic spirit of Patrick “Scunny” McCusker. The recipients of this award are living symbols of everything that is good in our community and reflect the unique and wonderful spirit of Scunny. 

    Stewart J. Greenebaum Founders Award: Wes Guckert of The Traffic Group.
    This award recognizes individuals who have provided major support to The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins and the Believe In Tomorrow Foundation, and whose lives exemplify the philanthropic spirit of Stewart Greenebaum.

    Distinguished Leadership Award:Dave Reymann of Discover Books.
    This award acknowledges and celebrates exemplary leadership through their involvement with the Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation. 

    Magical Moments Honorees:  We are recognizing several people, businesses or organizations that have been instrumental in Believe In Tomorrow’s success.  It is because of their extraordinary commitment and involvement that many thousands of critically ill children and their families have experienced comfort, hope, joy and ‘magical moments’ during what is one of the most difficult times they will likely ever face.

    • Bell Nursery – Brett Guthrie
    • DAP Products, Inc. – Jeff Ackerberg and Erin McGuinn
    • Delaware Elevator – Pete Meeks
    • Fidelity Building Services Group – Dave Lanphar
    • Hard Rock Café – Sarah Conlin
    • Iron Rooster – Kyle Algaze
    • Mike and Donna McGuire
    • Padova Technologies – Keith Fishbach and Liz Sexton
    • The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins Volunteers – Amy Bond and Amy Mitcherling
    • The Goddard Schools – Gina DelGandio



    2019 Benefit & Auction Committee

    • Christi Walsh, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery
    • Cristina Rosell, Children’s House Volunteer/Healytics
    • Helena Condez, T. Rowe Price
    • Jessica Ulrich, Dog Day Afternoon
    • Katie Swan, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery
    • Rachel Hill, Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union
    • Sonja Crosby, Johns Hopkins federal Credit Union
    • Tammy Reymann, Believe In Tomorrow Volunteer
    • Kate Leonard, Believe in Tomorrow Volunteer/Leonard Paper



    Please enjoy this highlight video from the 2018 Gala