25TH ANNIVERSARY

Join us for a Celebration on Wednesday May 17th, 2023!

Location: BLOC15, Oakland, CA
Time: 6pm Reception / 7pm Dinner & Program

Join us for an evening celebrating 25 years of making more possible for foster youth ages 16-25!

Together, we will enjoy captivating stories, moving performances, and reflections on 25 years of impact.

The mission of First Place is to help foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.


OUR STORY

In 1998, First Place for Youth founders Amy Lemley and Deanne Pearn launched the First Place Fund when they were graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. The fund provided financial literacy education and one-time micro-loans to help former foster youth pay their first and last month’s rent. The program launched with four individuals – Michelle, Farvaz, Regina, and Anthony.

Twenty-five years later, First Place for Youth’s My First Place program and systems change initiatives address homelessness, workforce development, education, and equity throughout Northern and Southern California and select regions across the country. What started with four individuals has expanded into a national network of direct services and advocacy for older foster youth, with a focus on extended foster care. To date, we have provided housing and supportive services to more than 11,000 young people in California and tens of thousands more through our systems change efforts across the nation.


Your support matters. Become a sponsor, below, or donate today!

Sponsorship levels and details!

FIRST PLACE $100,000

  • Recognition as First Place Sponsor in all aspects of the evening: 
  • Three most premier tables of 10; host two tables of alumni 
  • A two-page spread with maximum exposure in the digital tribute journal and on-screen during the event.
  • Prominent recognition on all written materials including invitation, website and in press releases
  • Dedicated social media shout-out

ANNIVERSARY $50,000

  • Recognition as Anniversary Sponsor in all aspects of the evening: 
  • Two most premier tables of ten; host one table of alumni guests
  • A full Anniversary page with maximum exposure in the digital tribute journal and on-screen during the event.
  • Prominent recognition on all written materials, including invitation, website and in press releases.

SILVER $25,000

  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor in all aspects of the evening:
  • Two premier tables of ten and seating for four alumni
  • A full Silver page with maximum exposure in the digital tribute journal and on-screen during the event
  • Prominent recognition on all written materials, including invitation,  website and in press releases


BRONZE $10,000

  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor in all aspects of the evening:
  • One premier table of ten; sponsor seating for two alumni; a full Bronze page in the digital tribute journal and on-screen during the event
  • Recognition on all written materials, including invitation, website and in press releases

FRIEND $5,000

  • Four tickets and sponsor seating for two alumni; a Friend half page in the digital tribute journal and on-screen logo or name recognition during the event

ADVOCATE $2,500

  • Four tickets; an Advocate half page in the digital tribute journal and on-screen logo or name recognition during the event

ADVOCATE $2,500

  • Seating for two guests; name inclusion in event program and digital tribute journal

To confirm your participation or for questions, please contact Lauren Chiarulli.

Email: lchiarulli@firstplaceforyouth.org, Phone: 510.924.0401

First Place for Youth is a U.S. 501 (c )(3) public charity.
Tax ID 94-3341034

Deadline for sponsor listing inclusion in printed invitation is March 17, 2023.

Tribute ad deadline is April 28, 2023. 

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