The Sylvia Center's Farm to Table Benefit Dinner
- Charity & Causes
- The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm, Kinderhook New York
Please join us on Tuesday, October 15th at Sotheby’s for The Art of Cooking, a dinner and live auction to benefit The Sylvia Center. Part of the dinner will be prepared by TSC student chefs and chef instructors, and the event will honor Rachael Ray and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, for their early and continuing support of our programs in New York City Housing Authority community centers.
About our honorees:
Rachael Ray's Yum-o! organization empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids and funding cooking education and scholarships. Since 2006, Yum-o! has teamed up with a variety of partner organizations to accomplish its three-tiered mission: Cook, Feed and Fund.
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City facilitates innovative public-private partnerships citywide in areas including the environment, youth development, health, financial empowerment, volunteerism, and the arts. During the Bloomberg Administration, the Mayor's Fund has helped pilot and expand several healthy eating initiatives including The Sylvia Center's programming, the citywide school gardens initiative, salad bars in schools, and NYC Green Carts.
Through a partnership with Rachael Ray's Yum-o! organization and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, The Sylvia Center provides healthy cooking and nutrition classes in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers that reach over 2,000 children and teens each year. The program helps young people develop knowledge of and love for cooking, become conscious consumers, and make healthy food choices for themselves and their families.
In addition to the individual tickets listed above, the following Sponsorship Tables and Electronic Journal Ads are also available:
Diamond Sponsor $50,000 Provides funding for one NYCHA Community Center after school and family cooking program for one year and one 6-month, fulltime Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm internship. Includes Premium table of 10; Diamond electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $48,500 is tax-deductible.
Platinum Sponsor $35,000 Provides funding for one NYCHA Community Center after school and family cooking program for one year. Includes Prominent table of 10; Platinum electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials; acknowledgment from the podium. $33,500 is tax-deductible.
Gold Sponsor $20,000 Provides funding for youth and teen cooking program at one NYCHA Community Center for one year. Includes table of 10; Gold electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials. $18,500 is tax-deductible.
Silver Sponsor $12,500 Provides funding for family cooking program at one NYCHA Community Center for one year. Includes table of 10; Silver electronic journal ad; recognition in program and online materials. $11,000 is tax-deductible.
Electronic Journal Ads: an ad buys you time in our electronic journal, which will be prominently projected throughout the evening. Ads due by September 30, 2013
Diamond Ad $2,500
Platinum Ad $1,500
Gold Ad $1,000
Silver Ad $500
To purchase Sponsorship Tables or Electronic Ads, please contact Mallory Sobel at 212-228-7446 ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend but would like to support The Sylvia Center, contributions can be made online at: http://sylviacenter.org/donate/
The mission of The Sylvia Center is to inspire young people and their families to eat well through hands-on learning experiences on the farm and in the kitchen. Through our programs, participants learn what fresh food is, how delicious it tastes, and how to prepare healthy meals on a daily basis. We teach skills that inspire our students to establish independent healthy eating habits — so that they may lead healthy and productive lives.
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