GateWay

Runway to Success 2017

Apr 7, 2017,
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Phoenix Zoo
C.W. & Modene Neely Education and Event Center | 455 N. Galvin Parkway | Phoenix, AZ 85008

 

A fundraiser to support GateWay Community College programs that ensure student success and retention. The annual Runway to Success event is GateWay Community College’s most significant fundraiser. It is an evening to showcase our outstanding students as they walk the runway to success!

Learn About Our Sponsorship Opportunities

Why Your Support Is Important for Our Students

 

Tickets:

$100 
Please purchase tickets by March 28, 2017

Purchase Tickets

 

More Information:

Contact Ann Blatté, Development Coordinator at ann.blatte@gatewaycc.edu or (602) 286-8040.

 

About GateWay:

GateWay Community College is unique among its sister colleges within the Maricopa Community Colleges District. GWCC serves a predominately non-traditional and under-represented population. Students are drawn to the College’s unique occupational programs that are unavailable elsewhere in Maricopa County. Centrally located near the airport, it is the only community college conveniently accessible via the Phoenix Light Rail transportation system. GateWay is a designated as a Hispanic serving institution and offers more than 160 degree, certificate, trade & technical and apprenticeship programs.

 

Annual Event Sponsorship

Premier Event Sponsor:
$6,000 Underwrite all of the event costs so that 100% of proceeds can go toward student success and retention!


Benefits include:
  • Premier sponsor billing on all event signage and promotional materials including printed* and email invitations, all social media and media materials.
  • Exclusive signage in the Neely Center and at the cocktail reception • Emcee recognition during event program
  • Opportunity for sponsor to speak at event • Ten event tickets • VIP seating with branded table tent
  • Premier sponsor billing in the event program
  •  Bottle of complimentary champagne at your VIP table

 

Runway Sponsor:
$2,500 (four available) Show your support for our students by becoming the sponsor of the main event – our runway show!


Benefits include:
  • Your logo featured prominently on all event materials including printed* and email invitations
  • Exclusive banner on the runway at the event
  • Your logo on signage at the cocktail reception
  • Emcee verbal recognition during event program
  • Ten event tickets
  • Your name on the sponsor list in the event program

 

VIP seating with branded table tent Reception Sponsor:
$2,000 (four available) Sponsor our pre-show cocktail reception.


Benefits include:
  • Your logo featured prominently on all event materials including printed* and email invitations
  • Your logo on signage at the cocktail reception • A signature cocktail named after your company!
  • Ten event tickets • Your name on the sponsor list in the event program
  • VIP seating with branded table tent

 

Table Sponsor(s):
$1,000 Treat your group to a wonderful evening as you support our students’ success!


  • Ten event tickets and reserved tables • Your name on the sponsor list in the event program
  • Branded table tent

 

Student Success Advocate(s):
$500 Proceeds from this sponsorship go directly to fund student scholarships.


  • Your name on the sponsor list in the event program
  • Four event tickets

 

Student Support Team Donor(s):
$300 Two tickets for you and one for a student’s family member!


  • Support a student by donating one event ticket so a proud parent, spouse or friend can attend as an honored guest and watch them walk the runway.
  • Your name on the sponsor list in the event program
  • Two event tickets *if secured prior to printing

 

We’d love to create a partnership that works for you.


If you don’t see a sponsorship level that meets your needs please call us!

 

Why Your Support is so Important to Our Students


GateWay’s Student Success and Retention programs provide high contact mentorship, guidance and support to ensure that students stay in school and break the cycle of poverty:

  • GateWay’s students are among the most disadvantaged in Maricopa County.
  • 35% are Hispanic and 63% are first-generation college students, first in their families to attend college.
  • 40% are between the ages of 25-39, representing an adult re-entry population more likely to have child care needs and family responsibilities that make college persistence challenging.
  • 68% of incoming GWCC students test below college level in more than one subject, meaning they need additional developmental work particularly in computer and math skills. The need for Student Success & Retention programs is growing faster than ever. The State of Arizona has cut all funding to community colleges, putting additional stress on an already tight budget. Why your support is so important to our community Education is statistically correlated with a variety of lifestyle changes that generates social savings!
  • Health savings include avoided medical costs associated with smoking, alcoholism, obesity, drug abuse and mental disorders.
  • Crime savings include reduced security expenditure and insurance administration, lower victim costs, and reduced criminal justice system expenditures. 
  • Unemployment savings include the reduced demand for income assistance and welfare benefits.