Our D’Evelyn community represents a diverse cross section of businesses. At the beginning of the spring semester, we begin focusing our fundraising efforts for the next school year – 2018-2019! The D’Evelyn Education Foundation (DEF) supports our students and staff by funding academics, athletics, D’Evelyn Performing Arts, scholarships, technology and text books, After Prom, Junior High Boosters, Girls and Boys Mentoring, teacher training, and much more. The monies provided by DEF literally benefit every D’Evelyn student in some manner throughout his or her time here. The D’Evelyn Education Foundation supplements our students’ education with money from four main fundraisers throughout the year; The DASH, the Dinner/Auction, the Annual Giving Campaign, and the school directory. The DASH, Dinner Auction, and school directory rely heavily on business sponsorships and most of these sponsorships come from our D’Evelyn families.
The D’Evelyn Education Foundation offers sponsorship opportunities annually in the following ways:
The D’Evelyn DASH is a huge community event that consists of a high school cross country meet of 40 local schools, a citizens’ 5k/2k, sponsor and student group booths, live entertainment, carnival type games, food trucks, and much more. The DASH draws thousands of people over the course of the morning. The DASH will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
The Dinner Auction is DEF’s largest fundraiser, bringing in over half of the annual budget. The Dinner/Auction is always an enjoyable evening featuring a silent and live auction and a chance to connect with other D’Evelyn parents and staff members in an entertaining environment. This year’s event will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the beautiful Baldoria Events Center in Lakewood.
The D’Evelyn Directory is currently offered for purchase in a hard copy version and free to all D’Evelyn families in the on-line version. Sponsor logos are linked to their websites in the on-line version.
More details about our sponsorships and sponsorship benefits are on the DEF Sponsorships webpage. While deadlines for sponsorships for each event vary, the earlier we receive commitments, the sooner we can start promoting your business and the stronger our financial position will be at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Our goal is to have most of our sponsors in place before the end of May.
If you are a business owner, or have a friend or family member that may benefit from some extra exposure, please take a moment to consider sponsoring one or more of these events. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone.
Also take a moment to check out the Business Sponsor page on the DEF website that showcases all our generous 2017-2018 sponsors with links to their websites. We are very grateful for their generous donations and thank them for their unwavering support. Whenever possible, please support those that so graciously support our program.
D'Evelyn Education Foundation Working Groups