THE MISSION

Every year, hundreds of young people leave a System they were placed in because of circumstances beyond their control, too often feeling unsure, unprepared, and disconnected. Is it any wonder that outcomes have been discouraging for youth leaving foster care after 18 without the benefit of an extended family? A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic creates even greater inequities for foster youth who are experiencing anxiety and isolation brought on by disruptions in education, loss of employment and income, and significant food and housing insecurities.

Your sponsorship EMPOWERS over 800 young people in San Diego, ages 18-26, with the safety net, resources, and relationships that every young adult needs to survive and thrive. This includes emergency basic needs (e.g. food and rent), setting up one’s first apartment, education, employment, transportation, mental health, and all the building blocks essential to become Confident, Capable, and Connected.

EVENT INFORMATION* 

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., Just in Time for Foster Youth will host our 8th annual signature celebration and fundraiser, Walk the Talk. The focus of our event will be to connect and engage prominent members of our community to our mission and the young men and women that we serve. As in the past, at least 75 youth will be an integral part of the event, leading the program and sharing their stories. The evening will be festive yet relaxed, featuring gourmet comfort food, engaging and inspirational entertainment related to our mission, and unique Silent and Live Auctions. Attire is dressy-casual. In the event that the pandemic restricts our live event options, JIT will offer sponsors, table, and ticket purchasers a virtual option, including dinner, drinks, and other items of value delivered to individuals or small group gatherings at private residences.

* The Live Event date may be rescheduled if circumstances require

SKY DECK INVITATIONS*

Walk the Talk sponsorships will also include invitations to the Grand Opening of the extraordinary new SKY DECK at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, currently scheduled for February 11, 2021, which will be an exclusive evening of food, cocktails, and entertainment, as well as a benefit for Just in Time for Foster Youth and Junior Achievement of San Diego County.

*Sky Deck date may be rescheduled if circumstances require

Become a Walk the Talk Sponsor!

PRESENTING SPONSOR ($25,000) 

YOUR NAME HERE

EVENT

  • VIP Sponsorship Table with 8 tickets (8 guests and 2 JIT youth) in the pre-eminent location,
  • The value of goods and services received is $1,000 
  • 40 Invitations to the SKY DECK GRAND OPENING @ Del Mar Highlands Town Center
  • Name/Logo prominently placed on signage at the event and during slideshow presentation
  • Special acknowledgment of Presenting Sponsor from the stage during the event
  • Opportunity for Sponsor to give welcome remarks at the event

MEDIA

  • Presenting Sponsor featured during subsequent TV segments and print placements
  • Presenting Sponsor featured in all event media coverage and press releases issued through JIT’s PR firm

INVITATIONS/CORRESPONDENCE

  • Name/Logo appearing prominently as Presenting Sponsor above all other sponsors on the Save-the-Date and the Invitation (both print and email versions)
  • Name on Walk the Talk Letterhead used for event correspondence

PUBLICATIONS

  • One full-page advertisement on the inside cover of the event program
  • Name/Logo in larger print and above other sponsors on all event collateral materials
  • Name/Logo prominently placed in JIT’s 2021 Annual Report, distributed to 1,000+ supporters
  •  Article in Giving Back Magazine (circulation 20,000) featuring Presenting Sponsor

ONLINE

  • Name/Logo, prominently placed on event webpage, with link to sponsor webpage
  • Name/Logo appearing in Just in Time e-newsletters (pre-event and post-event)
  • Prominent social media exposure through Facebook (3,800 followers), Instagram (1,500), LinkedIn (1,370) and Twitter (2,090)

PLATINUM SPONSORS ($15,000)

YOUR NAME HERE

  • VIP Table with 8 tickets (8 guests and 2 JIT youth) in a prime location
  • The value of goods and services received is $1,000 
  • 30 Invitations to the SKY DECK GRAND OPENING @ Del Mar Highlands Town Center
  • Prominent signage at event and extensive print (includes invitation, save the date & program), digital and social media exposure
  • One full-page advertisement in a key location of the event program
  • Platinum Sponsor featured in event media press releases created by JIT’s PR firm
  • Name/Logo appearing on event collateral materials
  • Prominent listing in JIT’s 2021 Annual Report, distributed to over 1,000 supporters
  • Name/Logo appearing prominently on event webpage with link to sponsor webpage
  • Name/Logo appearing in JIT e-newsletters (prior to event)
  • Prominent social media exposure during campaign

GOLD SPONSORS ($10,000)

YOUR NAME HERE

  • VIP Table of 8 tickets (8 guests and 2 JIT youth) in a key location
  • The value of goods and services received is $1,000 
  • 20 Invitations to the SKYDECK GRAND OPENING @ Del Mar Highlands Town Center
  • Prominent signage at event and extensive print (includes invitation & program), digital and social media exposure
  • Half-page advertisement in the event program

SILVER SPONSORS ($5,000)

YOUR NAME HERE

  • VIP Table of 4 tickets in a key location
  • The value of goods and services received is $500 
  • 10 Invitations to the SKY DECK GRAND OPENING @ Del Mar Highlands Town Center
  • Prominent signage at event and extensive print (includes invitation & program), digital and social media exposure

HONORARY COMMITTEE TABLE ($5,000)

  • $5,000 includes a VIP Table for 8 guests and the sponsorship of 2 youth seated at your table
  • The value of goods and services received is $1,000 
  • 10 Invitations to the SKY DECK GRAND OPENING @ Del Mar Highlands Town Center
  • Name listed in the Walk the Talk invitation, program, webpage, in event slideshow presentation, and media coverage
  • NO meetings to attend; just the opportunity to help foster youth become confident, capable, and connected!$5,000 includes a VIP Table for 8 guests & the sponsorship of 2 youth seated at your table

GENERAL TABLE ($3,500)

  • $3,500 includes a Table for 8 guests & the sponsorship of 2 youth seated at your table
  • The value of goods and services received is $1,000
  • 4 Invitations to the SKY DECK GRAND OPENING @ Del Mar Highlands Town Center
  • The opportunity to help foster youth become confident, capable, and connected!

UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES

You can help to ensure that every dollar raised at this event goes to supporting transition age foster youth in San Diego by underwriting a portion of the event. Each underwriter will receive prominent acknowledgment in the event program as well as the additional benefits listed below:

Saturday, May 22, 2021
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

For More Information, Contact:

Just in Time for Foster Youth
Diane Cox, Development Director
P: (858) 705-1705
E: Diane@JitFosterYouth.org

2021 Walk the Talk Honorees

TBD

Co-Hosts

TBD

Honorary Committee Co-Chairs

TBD

Honorary Committee

TBD

$10,000 Cocktail Reception – be everyone’s BFF! Receive prominent signage at the event
$8,000 Video Production – you too can be a Producer and see your name on the big screen
$3,200 Centerpieces – add some extra sparkle to the room and receive prominent signage at the event
$2,500 Auctioneer – with prominent signage at the event
$2,500 Dinner Wine – with prominent signage on the tables, they’ll raise a toast to you
$2,500 Photographers – with prominent signage at the event
$2,000 Self-Parking – with prominent event signage and an announcement from the podium, your name will be one of the last guests hear as they depart
$2,000 Cocktail Bar – with prominent signage at the event (right next to the bar!)
$1,500 Program – with prominent signage at the event and, of course, recognition in the program
$1,500 Sponsor a Youth – to participate in the event as a guest. 75 youth will be attending
$1,000 Sponsor 10 Youth – to attend etiquette dinner/training. 75 youth will be attending
$350 Sponsor a Youth – to participate in the event as a guest. 75 youth will be attending