50th Anniversary Gala

Join us as we celebrate of our 50th Anniversary!

We'll gather on campus for cocktails, dinner, dancing, and reflections on Benchmark's transformational effect on generations of students.

Silent Auction Registration & Bidding 

Everyone is welcome to participate in our silent auction that begins on Friday, May 6 and ends promptly at 7:55 p.m. on the night of our gala, Saturday, May 14.  To bid, please register on our auction platform by clicking "Get Started" on the right-hand side of our auction page. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

BENCHMARK SCHOOL’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This year, we will celebrate Benchmark School’s 50th anniversary with an in-person Gala on May 14, 2022.  With approximately 300 people in attendance, we will celebrate all the amazing accomplishments over the last 50 years and look forward to what lies ahead.  We hope you will join us at the event and support the event with your sponsorship.  

50TH ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR - $50,000 Only one to be sold at this level- TAKEN 

  • 10 tickets for priority seating at the event, including dedicated cocktail service
  • Sponsorship of 10 tickets for the attendance of Benchmark staff or faculty members
  • Opportunity to make an introduction at event
  • Prime logo placement on website and all printed materials
  • Prime logo placement throughout event
  • Special acknowledgement by Master of Ceremonies
  • Provide two summer camp scholarships for deserving students who would otherwise be unable to attend without financial support 

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $25,000 – Only one to be sold at this level- TAKEN 

  • 8 tickets for priority seating at the event, including dedicated cocktail service
  • Sponsorship of 8 tickets for the attendance of Benchmark staff or faculty members
  • Large logo on bidding paddles
  • Prime logo placement on website and all printed materials
  • Prime logo placement throughout event
  • Special acknowledgement by Master of Ceremonies
  • Provide one summer camp scholarship for a deserving student who would otherwise be unable to attend without financial support

DIAMOND SPONSOR – $15,000

  • 6 tickets for priority seating at the event, including dedicated cocktail service
  • Sponsorship of 6 tickets for the attendance of Benchmark staff or faculty members
  • Logo signage on all bars
  • Logo placement on website and all printed materials
  • Logo placement throughout event

GOLD SPONSOR - $10,000

  • 6 tickets for priority seating at the event, including dedicated cocktail service
  • Sponsorship of 4 tickets for the attendance of Benchmark staff or faculty members
  • Logo placement on website and all printed materials
  • Logo placement throughout event

SILVER SPONSOR – $5,000

  • 4 tickets for reserved seating at the event
  • Sponsorship of 4 tickets for the attendance of Benchmark staff or faculty members
  • Logo placement on website and all printed materials
  • Logo placement throughout event

BRONZE SPONSOR - $2,500

  • 4 tickets for reserved seating at the event
  • Sponsorship of 2 tickets for the attendance of Benchmark staff or faculty members
  • Logo placement on website and all printed materials

BENCHMARK BENEFACTOR - $1,000

  • 2 tickets for reserved seating at the event
  • Sponsorship of 2 tickets for the attendance of Benchmark staff or faculty members
  • Name listed in program

ADVOCATE - $500

  • 2 tickets for reserved seating at event 
  • Sponsorship of 1 ticket for the attendance of a Benchmark staff or faculty member
  • Name listed in program

50th Anniversary Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

 

Gold Sponsor

 

Silver Sponsors

The Blum Family
The Cahill Family 
The Chase Family 
Elaine & Len DeStefano
Amy & Jim Petersen
The Salerno Family 
Sunflower Foundation/ The Waldman Family

Bronze Sponsors

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May 14, 2022

On Campus

6 p.m. Cocktails

7 p.m. Dinner and Program

 

If you have any questions about the event, would like to RSVP by phone, or would like to discuss sponsorship, please email or call Louisa Hanshew, Director of Development and Parent Engagement, 610-565-3741, x150. 

We anticipate being able to gather safely in-person for this event. We will follow COVID protocols as appropriate. 

Can't make it to the Gala but would still like to make a donation? Please click on the button below to make a contribution to our Annual Fund!

Gala Committee:

Stacy Biscardi
Kate Black
Liz Blum, Gala Co-Chair
Amanda Bruno, Gala Co-Chair
Terri Cappelli
Elaine DeStefano
Sarah Kinsella
Emily Lambert
Susan McGowan
Jenna Mesigian
Amy Petersen, 50th Anniv. Chair
Candice Rogers
Fran Rorer
Amanda Ryan
Dawn Salerno
Rachel Sofish
Kim Sylvester