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2013 Education Celebration Gala

Kids In Need Foundation

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CDT)

2013 Education Celebration Gala

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Business Luncheon (FREE w/ Gala Seat Purchase)
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Ended Free $0.00
Business Luncheon - Individual Seat Ended $50.00 $0.00
Individual Seat Ended $500.00 $0.00
Table for 10 Ended $5,000.00 $0.00
Gala Book Ad - Back Cover Ended $7,500.00 $0.00
Gala Book Ad - Inside Back Cover   more info Ended $6,000.00 $0.00
Full Page 4-color Ad   more info Ended $4,000.00 $0.00
Full Page B&W Ad   more info Ended $3,000.00 $0.00
Half Page Horizontal B&W Ad   more info Ended $2,000.00 $0.00
Quarter Page Vertical B&W Ad   more info Ended $1,000.00 $0.00

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2013 Gala

September 25, 2013

The 15th Annual Kids In Need Foundation
Education Celebration Gala


Minneapolis, MN

Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Jay Hein, President, Sagamore Institute

Jay Hein helped establish the Sagamore Institute, an Indianapolis-based think tank , in 2004. He was Deputy Assistant to the President and director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives from August 2006-Augus t2008. Jay is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University Institute for the Study of Religion. Earlier, he was a welfare reform policy advisor to Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Director of civil society programs at the Hudson Institute. He was also chief executive officer from 2002-2006 of the Foundation for American Renewal. Jay began his career in Illinois government and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Eureka College, where he was an inaugural member of the Ronald Reagan Fellowships.

Cocktail Reception: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Gala Dinner: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Kevin Sullivan, Founder, Kevin Sullivan Communications

Kevin Sullivan was the White House communications director, also known as the assistant to the President for communications, from July 24, 2006 until January 20, 2009. Before his role in the White House, Sullivan was assistant secretary for communications at the U. S. Department of Education. He had previously worked as a chief spokesperson and media relations executive at NBC Universal. He has a background in sports public relations for NBC and prior to that for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Sullivan was recognized five times by the media as Outstanding Public Relations Director in the NBA's Western Conference and received the NBA's 2004 Splaver/McHugh Tribute to Excellence Award.

Following his departure from the White House Sullivan founded Kevin Sullivan Communications, a strategic communications consulting firm. He is a frequent guest co-host of "Polioptics," the political communications show heard on SiriusXM's POTUS channel. 


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Gala Dinner Sponsored by


Gala Dinner Speaker and
Gala Business Luncheon Sponsored by


Additional Sponsors

StaplesArtSkills   Blue Sky    Crayola     

ACCO Brands         Elmers        Horizon Group USA     

   Pilot Pen         OfficeMax

Tung Yung         Zebra Pen        MEGA Brands      BIC

The Gala is attended by representatives from major retailers and manufacturers that believe in our mission to provide free school supplies to students most in need. The event provides opportunities to network with others within the school supplies and office products industry, as well as companies outside the industry who partner with Kids In Need.

All proceeds from the Gala help us serve 2.4 million children and 100,000 teachers annually who are provided with school supplies from the Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers, 29 stores across the country where teachers obtain free school supplies for boys and girls who would otherwise go without. Last year, Kids In Need distributed more than $42 million worth of school supplies to the Centers in our network.

Thank You!

Have questions about 2013 Education Celebration Gala? Contact Kids In Need Foundation

When & Where

225 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, 55401

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (CDT)

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Kids In Need Foundation

The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

Learn more at www.kinf.org

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