You are the Light – 2020 Virtual Gala

September 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You Can Help Overcome the Problem of Violence in the World

Your support will help shine a light on the problem of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community.

For the safety of our community, First Step’s in-person ‘You Are the Light Gala’ is being reorganized to a live, virtual event. The event will be hosted the same evening: Friday, September 25th at 7:00p.

 You can become a sponsor or make a donation here! You can watch the live event here! You can access the online auction here!

Though not how we originally anticipated it to be, we are really excited to share this night with you virtually. We know these times have been hard for everyone; our programs have been impacted as well. The Gala is First Step’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and we hope you can join us during our live event.

Sponsor-level donations will be recognized throughout the virtual program, and in place of tickets, we have a new ‘Give What You Can’ donation level. Anyone that donates at the sponsor level or ‘Give What You Can’ before the event will receive exclusive updates regarding online auction items, program speakers, and more. We are hoping those who were planning to attend our in-person event considers pre-registering and attending.

Things to look forward to:
• Survivor Speakers
• Online Auction
• Sponsorship Recognition
• Awards Ceremony

Thank you for supporting First Step!

By purchasing an event sponsorship or donating to the “First Step You Are the Light Gala,” you ensure that when a victim of domestic or sexual violence reaches out for help, First Step will be there.

First Step stands ready to help survivors who need support to transform their lives from fear and trauma to hope and safety, but we need your help.

Your support of this gala will provide free services, such as shelter, transitional housing, counseling, legal information, children’s programs, assault response, food, transportation and advocacy. First Step even has a program for the pets of the families in shelter, so that furry loved ones don’t get left behind.

We will be presenting awards and celebrating the work of key people who have made a significant contribution to First Step’s mission.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$25,000 Luminescence – Title Sponsor

Charcuterie and wine or sparkling cider package for 20 guests delivered to your home on request. Twenty First Step YATL memento give-away gifts. Prominent recognition during online program, full-page ad in digital program, listing on event page, and on First Step’s website, social media and fall 2020 newsletter. $23,672 donation to First Step.

$10,000 Brilliance Sponsor

Charcuterie and wine or sparkling cider package for 10 guests delivered to your home on request. Ten First Step YATL memento give-away gifts. Recognition during online program, full-page ad in digital program, listing on event page, and on First Step’s website, social media and fall 2020 newsletter. $9,336 donation to First Step.

$5,000 Illumination Sponsor

Charcuterie and wine or sparkling cider package for 10 guests delivered to your home on request. Recognition during online program, half page ad in digital program, listing on event page, and on First Step’s website, social media and fall 2020 newsletter. $4,436 donation to First Step.

$2,500 Radiance Sponsor

Charcuterie and wine or sparkling cider package for 10 guests delivered to your home on request. Recognition during online program, quarter page ad in digital program and listing on event page. $1,936 donation to First Step.

$1,000 Ultraviolet – Virtual Table Host

Charcuterie and wine or sparkling cider package for 10 guests delivered to your home on request. Recognition during online program, listings in digital program on event page. $564 donation to First Step.

$500 Glimmer Sponsor

Recognition during online program, listings in digital program on event page. 100% direct donation to First Step.

$250 Candlelight Sponsor

Recognition during online program, listings in digital program on event page. 100% direct donation to First Step.

$100 Neon Sponsor

Recognition during online program, listings in digital program on event page. 100% direct donation to First Step.

‘Give What You Can’ Donation

You do not have to be a sponsor to attend the virtual You Are The Light 2020 Gala. Any donation given prior to the live virtual event will qualify you to receive exclusive updates regarding online auction items, program speakers, and more.

Click here to register online

Deadline for recognition in program is September 10, 2020.

You can also mail, email or fax this form to First Step:
44567 Pinetree Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170
Fax: 734-416-5555  info@firststep-mi.org

Please make checks payable to First Step

Questions? Call 734-656-0730 or email tbizoe@firststep-mi.org