On behalf of Morning Star School and Honorary Chairs Mike and Jenny Lehman, we invite you to Join us for an Evening in Old Havana!  Enjoy Cuban Inspired Tapas and Cocktails, Casino Games, Dancing, Cigars, and a fun Auction. Tickets are $75 per person and there are many sponsor opportunities. 100% of funds raised help children with learning differences and intellectual disabilities.

Enjoy a memorable evening in support of a great cause! Purchase Your Tickets HERE

Proceeds from this year’s Gala are directed towards our Annual Fund which help “bridge the gap” between the actual cost to educate a child with learning differences and/or intellectual disabilities and the average tuition. Our current school year “gap” is $2,450 per child. Your participation supports tuition assistance for families in need, technology, educational tools, field trips and so much more. Morning Star School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contact Maria Johnson, Director of Development at development@morningstar-jax.org to discuss how you can help.

Sponsors are the “drivers” of our Success!
There’s something special about Cuba’s classic cars! Pick your favorite and help us raise more money!

TITLE SPONSOR:EL PADRINO” (The Godfather)
$25,000 (exclusive sponsor)
Our Title Sponsor guarantees we reach our goal! Your name/logo prominently integrated into all marketing materials including invitation, online/print/social media, custom photo backdrop, mobile bidding and PR exposure . Our Title sponsor receives a full-page tribute story in The Resident Magazine and in the evening’s event program. Enjoy the night with three (3) reserved premium location tables for 24 total guests.


PRESENTING SPONSOR:EL JEFE” (The Boss)
$10,000 (2 available)
Obtaining our Presenting Sponsors is key to our success! Your name/logo prominently integrated into all marketing materials including invitation, online/print/social media and PR exposure. Our Presenting sponsor receives a full-page advertisement in the evening’s event program. Enjoy the night with two (2) reserved premium location tables for 16 total guests.


BAR, CIGAR, CASINO, PHOTO SPONSORS: LOS PATRONES” (The Leaders)
5,000 (4 available)

Our Leaders help us cover costs! Guests will remember, and thank you, as they sip their Mojitos, smoke a cigar, enjoy the casino and take fun photos! Your name/logo will be prominently featured at the selected area. Sponsors also receive online/social media/PR exposure and space in our evening’s program. Enjoy the night with one (1) reserved premium location table for 8 total guests.

 

More sponsorship opportunities… 
Help a teacher or parent attend the event. And support our Tuition Assistance Fund for a family in need!

EL SOCIO” (The Greatest Partner) $5,000

One reserved VIP table for eight (8) and four (4) “Sponsor a Teacher/Parent” tickets, your name/logo on event materials, full page recognition in gala program, display signage at event with recognition on website/social media. $2,000 to be directed towards our Tuition Assistance fund for a child/family in need.

“EL CAPITAN” (Our Fearless Captain) $2,500

Six (6) VIP tickets, two (2) “Sponsor a Teacher/Parent” tickets, your name/logo on all event materials, ½ page recognition ad in gala program, display signage at event with recognition on website/social media, $1,000 to be directed towards our Tuition Assistance fund for a child/family in need.

“EL AMIGO” (Our Closest Friend) $1,250

Four (4) VIP tickets, one (1) “Sponsor a Teacher/Parent” ticket, your name/logo on all event materials, ¼ page recognition ad in gala program, display signage at event with recognition on website/social media. $500 to be directed towards our Tuition Assistance fund for a child/family in need.

“COMPANERO” (Our Best Buddy) $500

Two (2) VIP tickets, one (1) “Sponsor a Teacher/Parent ticket, your name/logo on all event materials, display signage at event with recognition on website/social media. $200 donation to be directed towards establishing a Tuition Assistance fund for a child/family in need.

“BUENA GENTE” (One Heck of a Guy/Gal) $250

I can’t make it but put my money to good use! Your name/logo on all event materials, display signage at event with recognition on website/social media.

Below are photos from last year’s “Cinco de Mayo” Gala! The laughter overflowed when the goofy hats and glasses went on! It’s always a fun event. Don’t miss it this September!

 

WATCH VIDEO TO LEARN MORE!

EL PADRINO $25,000
The Godfather”

EL JEFE $10,000
The Boss”

LOS PATRONES $5,000
 “Leaders” 

EL SOCIO $5,000
 “Greatest Partners” 

EL CAPITAN $2,500
Fearless Captain” 
Dennis & Sondra Tucker

EL AMIGO $1,250
“Closest Friend” 

COMPANERO $500
“Best Buddy” 
Sherer Construction

BUENA GENTE $250
“Heck of a Good Guy/Gal”

 

Many of the children we serve have few school options. We have a responsibility to provide ALL children with a good education. An opportunity to enjoy school, to thrive, succeed, and earn a high school diploma.

Maria Johnson

Director of Development

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Click to Download 
Auction Donation Form
Major Sponsorship Form
Gala Invitation
Gala Reply Card 

EVENT LOCATION & INFO
The Haskell Building
111 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Fl 32202
6:00 – 10:00 PM
Cocktail or Tropical Chic Attire 

GALA & AUCTION COMMITTEE

Honorary Chairs
Mike & Jenny Lehman 

Maria Johnson
Kerry Brophy
Paula Dodge
Kristin Berengolts
Zack Dodge
Jacque King 
Joanne Leskanic

 

"I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star...” Rev. 22:16

Rooted in the Gospel and strengthened by the sacraments, the mission of Morning Star School is to provide a unique, inspiring education empowering students with learning differences to achieve their full potential.

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