SPAN 35th Anniversary Gala

Actions Panel

SPAN 35th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate our past; building a healthy future! Join us for our 35th Anniversary Gala.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Pines Manor 2085 Lincoln Highway Edison, NJ 08817

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network's mission is to empower and support families, and inform and involve professionals interested in the healthy development and education of children and youth. Join us while we celebrate the history, constancy, and future of SPAN. The thousands of families and family-supporting professionals we have served, the amazing staff who have dedicated themselves to our mission, and the one-and-only Diana Autin!

The event will pay tribute to Diana's incredible career as SPAN's Executive Director as she passes the torch to our next Executive Director, Carolyn Hayer on January 1. Join us!

Place of Event:

    Pines Manor

    2085 Lincoln Hwy

    Edison, NJ 08817

Date: Monday, December 12th 2022

  • 6:30 pm Registration & Cocktails
  • 7:30 pm Supper & Awards Program
  • Dessert, Music and Dancing to Follow

Awards Program:

  • Power Through Policy Legislator Award (Education) - Senator Teresa Ruiz

The Power Through Policy Legislative Excellence Award is presented to members of the New Jersey State Legislature who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation and policies that promote excellence, innovation, and equity in education for all of New Jersey’s children and youth, families or students, especially those who face the greatest challenges. To be considered for the award, legislators must demonstrate an awareness and interest of equity in education throughout New Jersey, and they must actively advocate for improved policies, practice, and legislation.

  • Power Through Policy Legislator Award (Healthcare) - Assemblyman Daniel Benson

The Power Through Policy Legislative Excellence Award is presented to members of the New Jersey State Legislature who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing legislation and policies that promote excellence, innovation, and equity in healthcare for all of New Jersey’s children and youth, families or students, especially those who face the greatest challenges. To be considered for the award, legislators must demonstrate an awareness and interest of equity in healthcare throughout New Jersey, and they must actively advocate for improved policies, practice, and legislation.

  • Organizational Advocacy Leadership Award - NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice

This award is given in recognition of an organization that has partnered or collaborated with SPAN and in honor of their essential contributions and outstanding achievements to serving, protecting, and empowering the most unserved/underserved families, in this case, immigrant families and communities.

  • Diana Cuthbertson Parent Leadership Award - LaVonia Abavana

This award is given in recognition of individuals who exemplify the spirit of partnering that was Diana Cuthbertson’s vision. The award is presented to a parent who most exemplifies parent-professional partnership and collaboration in the area of education, health, or family support. The award is named for Diana Cuthbertson, SPAN’s founder and a great believer in partnership and collaboration.

  • Excellence in Media Award - Kelly Heyboer, Investigative Reporter and the Star Ledger Editorial Board

This award is given in recognition of the importance of the media to shaping public policy. The award is presented to a reporter and/or media organization that demonstrates a commitment to ensuring that children, youth and families receive what they need to thrive by highlighting issues and concerns and recommending policy improvements.

  • Albert E. Pelham Employee Recognition Award - Maria Rodriguez

This inaugural award is given in recognition of a SPAN staff member who has, through long-term service to SPAN in multiple roles and across multiple projects, made significant contributions to the growth and success of SPAN. It is given in loving memory of Albert E. Pelham, SPAN’s long-time Human Resources Director/Office Systems Manager who died in 2021.

  • Board of Directors Extraordinary Service Award - John Pennett

This inaugural award is given in recognition of an individual who has, through long-term service, substantive effort, and effective leadership, made transformational contributions to the growth and success of SPAN. It is given in honor of exemplary individuals who go beyond the basic requirements of governance and serve as models for others to emulate.

Sponsorship and Journal Ad Opportunities - The easiest way to purchase tickets/sponsorships is to select PayPal as payment method. You don't need to have a PayPal Account, you can choose "pay by debit or credit card" and simply enter your card information.

PRESENTING SPONSOR - $10,000

  • Three premier tables for 10 guests (30 tickets), presenting sponsor logo placement or listing on all event materials, full page inside front, inside back or back cover journal ad and video message during event program, podium recognition at event, multiple social media mentions, the gratitude of the families and professionals we serve!

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $7,500

  • Two premier tables for 10 guests (20 tickets), sponsor logo placement or listing on all event materials, full page inside front or back cover or prime interior spread Journal ad, or video message during event program, podium recognition at event, social media mentions, the gratitude of the families and professionals we serve!

GOLD SPONSOR - $5,000

  • One prime table for 10 guests (10 tickets), sponsor logo placement or listing on all event materials, full page journal ad, podium recognition at event, social media mentions, the gratitude of the families and professionals we serve!

SILVER SPONSOR - $2,500

  • One prime table for 10 guests (10 tickets), sponsor logo placement or listing on all event materials, half page journal ad, podium recognition at event, social media mentions, the gratitude of the families and professionals we serve!

BRONZE SPONSOR - $1,000

  • Seating for 4 guests (4 tickets), sponsor listing on all event materials, social media mention, the gratitude of the families and professionals we serve.

CHAMPION SPONSOR - $500

  • Seating for 2 guests (2 tickets), Sponsor listing on all event materials, Patron name listing in journal, the gratitude of the families and professionals we serve!

ENTRY AND DINNER TICKET- $150

  • Event entry and one dinner ticket. NOTE: Each table has 10 seats (10 tickets). Tickets will not be sold at the door.

FRIENDS OF SPAN DONATION - ANY AMOUNT

  • Your donation supports the family-serving work we do every day. We and those we serve thank you!

NOTE REGARDING UNUSED TICKETS: If you select a sponsor amount that includes more tickets than you will use - NO PROBLEM! You can donate your unused tickets to SPAN families and employees. Just let us know.

FULL PAGE JOURNAL AD - $300 (Ad size 4 1/4 X 7 1/4)

HALF PAGE JOURNAL AD - $150 (Ad size 4 1/4 X 3 1/4)

FRIENDS OF SPAN NAME LISTING - ANY AMOUNT

Click the button to purchase tickets or select your Sponsorship level or Journal Ad size. If you have any additional questions, please send an email to events@spanadvocacy.org.

Any Journal questions can be emailed to Melanie McLaurin at mmclaurin@spanadvocacy.org.

All camera-ready Journal Ad artwork should be emailed in PDF, JPG, or GIF formats to events@spanadvocacy.org by November 22.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network Incorporated is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, EIN 22-2868501. Contributions are tax-deductible. All donations are non refundable.