May 8: Raphael House Gala

One Home, Many Hearts

A gala benefiting Raphael House, Celebrating 36 Years of Serving our Community

On May 8, the annual Raphael House Benefit Gala will commemorate 36 years of service in the Bay Area. Guests will be whisked away to a Moroccan paradise at the Four Seasons, created by event master Robert Fountain. The Gala will begin with a cocktail and champagne reception and silent auction, followed by delectable cuisine and the live auction, including “celebrity chef” dinners. A special drawing will send one lucky winner and a guest to any destination in Europe, courtesy of Lufthansa. Last year, proceeds from the Gala contributed 18 percent to Raphael House’s total revenue!

Where: Four Seasons, San Francisco
When: Thursday, May 8, 2008
Cocktail and Champagne Reception at 6:00
Dinner and Dancing at 7:30
Attendees will dance the night away to the iconic sounds, vibrant costumes and synchronized moves of Napata and the Kisses

Black Tie

Flowers and Decor by Robert Fountain Design
Benefit Drawing for an exciting trip for two on Business Class tickets to Europe, and two Nights at the Radisson SAS in Paris.

This is a very important event, as proceeds from the Gala make up more than 20% of the total operating budget for Raphael House. Join us in supporting Raphael House to provide at-risk families with a home, not just a house.

Event sponsors include:
PG&E, Lufthansa, Alan Denenberg and Davis Polk & Wardwell, Autodesk, Bank of the West, Bloomberg, Bremer Family Winery, California Pacific Medical Center, Ketel One, Kimpton Hotel, Levi Strauss & Co., Salesforce.com, Union Square Advisors, US Bank, Rebecca Beeson, Dr Nourredine and Sophie Azouaou of Rosenblum Cellars, Rutz Cellars and Worldware.

What is Raphael House?
Raphael House is a residential shelter and After Care program for families. Most residents are children. Raphael house was founded in 1971 and has served more than 17,000 parents and children. Raphael House was the first Family Shelter in Northern California. Families stay at Raphael House for about 2-4 months and 95% of the families that participate in follow-up services are able to maintain stable housing. Raphael House combines casework, counseling and education to help parents establish goals for their family, develop a plan and acquire the skills necessary to achieve their goals.

Raphael House Funding
Raphael House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Raphael House does not seek or accept government funding of any kind. Funds are raised from individuals, corporations, foundations, civic and church groups, special events and the profits of the Raphael House Thrift Store. Approximately 83% of the funds raised are spent on programs that directly support Raphael House families.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Underwriting Sponsor: $50,000
THE RAPHAEL HOUSE BOARD WILL WORK DIRECTLY WITH THE UNDERWRITING SPONSOR TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM EXPOSURE THROUGHOUT 2007 VIA MARKETING MATERIALS BEYOND THE GALA EVENT.
Exposure includes, but is not limited to:
• Top tier name placement on all collateral materials, including posters, invitation (mailed to over 2,500),
program, event signage and more when and where applicable
• Top tier name placement on Gala pages accessed via The Raphael House website
• Attendance to Pre-Gala VI P cocktail party
• Top Tier placement on signage for Pre-Gala VI P cocktail party
• Table for 10 guests, preferred seating
• Ten complimentary benefit drawing tickets
• Premier logo and name placement on all collateral materials, including invitation (mailed to over 2,500), marketing posters, advertising materials both print and broadcast (when and where available) and event signage
• Premier logo and name placement announcing sponsorship level on Raphael House Home Page
• Premier logo and name placement on Gala event pages accessed via The Raphael House website
• Recognition during events leading up to Gala
• Attendance at and Recognition during Pre-Gala VI P cocktail party
• Premier placement on signage for Pre-Gala cocktail party
• Event “Presenting” credit on invitation
• Table for 10 guests in prime location and signage
• Recognition during live program and auction
• Twenty-five complimentary benefit drawing tickets

Patron Sponsor: $25,000
THE GALA COMMITTEE WILL WORK DIRECTLY WITH YOU OR YOUR COMPANY TO MAXIMIZE
POSITIVE EXPOSURE THROUGH ALL GALA MARKETING CHANNELS.
Exposure includes, but is not limited to:

• Top tier name placement on all collateral materials, including posters, invitation (mailed to over 2,500),
program, event signage and more when and where applicable
• Top tier name placement on Gala pages accessed via The Raphael House website
• Attendance to Pre-Gala VI P cocktail party
• Top Tier placement on signage for Pre-Gala VI P cocktail party
• Table for 10 guests, preferred seating
• Ten complimentary benefit drawing tickets

Benefactor Table: $10,000
THE GALA COMMITTEE WILL WORK DIRECTLY WITH YOU OR YOUR COMPANY TO MAXIMIZE
POSITIVE EXPOSURE THROUGH ALL GALA MARKETING CHANNELS.
Exposure includes, but is not limited to:

• Benefactor credit given on all collateral materials, including
posters, invitation (mailed to over 2,500), program, event signage and more when, and where, applicable
• Benefactor credit on Gala pages accessed via Raphael House website
• Benefactor Table for ten
• Ten complimentary benefit drawing tickets

Sponsor Table: $5,000
THE GALA COMMITTEE WILL WORK DIRECTLY WITH YOU OR YOUR COMPANY TO MAXIMIZE
POSITIVE EXPOSURE THROUGH ALL GALA MARKETING CHANNELS.
Exposure includes, but is not limited to:

• Sponsor credit given on all collateral materials, including
posters, invitation (mailed to over 2,500), program, event signage and more when, and where, applicable
• Sponsor credit on Gala pages accessed via Raphael House website
• Sponsor Table for ten
• Five complimentary benefit drawing tickets

Please contact Flavia Henrique, Special Events Coordinator of Raphael House at 415.345.7262 (or email fhenrique@raphaelhouse.org) for volunteer and corporate sponsorship opprtunites.