Founder’s Day: An Annual Gathering for Racial Repair and Reconciliation

Saturday, February 25, 2017 

9:00am to 4:15pm

Centennial Hall

738 N. 8th Street, Milwaukee WI 53202

Our annual Gathering celebrates the legacy of America’s Black Holocaust Museum founder, Dr. James Cameron. In his honor, we bring together people from all corners of Greater Milwaukee for learning and fellowship.

The theme of this year’s event is “Let’s Face It: How Communities Remember and Repair Racial Trauma.

MORNING SESSION: Open to Organizational Sponsors and the Public. Attendees see a sneak preview screening of the new documentary Always In Season. Immediately following the film, there will be an audience talkback with the film’s director. She will be joined on stage by experts from around the country and Greater Milwaukee who will briefly introduce their communities’ commemorative projects, then take questions and comments from the audience.

AFTERNOON SESSION: Open to Organizational Sponsors Only. Members of our co-sponsoring organizations attend the Founder’s Day Luncheon and Keynote Address, followed by intimate Roundtable Discussions with experts from across the country sharing restorative experiences from their communities.

Click here for

  • detailed description of the day’s program

  • national and local presenters’ bios and photographs

All event proceeds provide essential funding for the community education programs of the Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation, including America’s Black Holocaust Museum.

 

The Foundation advances the work of civil rights pioneer, Dr. James Cameron, by preserving and sharing the African American experience as part of American history and culture, promoting interracial dialogue, and fostering repair and reconciliation.

To sponsor the Gathering, contact Dr. Fran Kaplan at 414-445-7500 or dr.fran at abhmuseum.org.


Annual Sponsorship Opportunities for the Gathering

Visionary       

  • VIP status for the full day of celebration, 10 attendees.
  • Reserved seating for an additional 10 attendees for the morning session only.
  • Prominent logo recognition on the cover of printed Commemorative Event Program.
  • An opportunity to make opening remarks from podium during the Gathering, 1-2 minutes.
  • Podium recognition during the Founder’s Day Luncheon and Keynote Address.
  • Multiple exclusive posts via social media (Facebook and Twitter.)
  • Logo placement with hotlink on ABHM website (December 2016 – March 2017.)
  • Right of first refusal for Annual Gathering 2018, (expires November 1, 2017.)

Investment Requested $10,000

Freedom-Lover

  • VIP status for the full day of celebration, 8 attendees.
  • Prominent logo recognition in the printed Commemorative Event Program.
  • Reserved seating for an additional 10 attendees for the morning session only.
  • Recognition from the podium during the Gathering, during Film Screening and Founder’s Day Luncheon.
  • Multiple exclusive posts via social media (Facebook and Twitter.)
  • Logo placement with hotlink on ABHM website (December 2016 – March 2017.)

Investment Requested $5,000

Witness to History

  • VIP status for the full day of celebration, 4 attendees.
  • Reserved seating for an additional 10 attendees for the morning session only.
  • Name recognition in the printed commemorative Event Program.
  • At least one exclusive post via social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Name listed on ABHM website (December 2016 – March 2017)

Investment Requested $1,000


Special Opportunities for the Gathering in 2017

These opportunities are specific to the format of Gathering 2017 and may not be repeated in future years. Join the conversation and help Milwaukee learn from other communities’ strategies for promoting racial repair and reconciliation.

Film Screening and Audience Talkback: Always In Season

Exclusive Sponsorship – Investment Requested $2,500

  • VIP status for the full day of celebration, 8 attendees.
  • Reserved seating for an additional 10 attendees for the morning session only.
  • Prominent logo recognition in the printed Commemorative Event Program.
  • An opportunity to make remarks from podium during the Audience Talkback, 1-2 minutes.
  • Multiple exclusive posts via social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Logo placement with hotlink on ABHM website (December 2016 – March 2017)

Founder’s Day Luncheon

Exclusive Sponsorship – Investment Requested $2,500

  • VIP status for the full day of celebration, 8 attendees
  • Reserved seating for an additional 10 attendees for the morning session only.
  • Prominent logo recognition in the printed Commemorative Event Program.
  • An opportunity to make welcoming remarks from podium during Luncheon, 1-2 minutes.
  • Multiple exclusive posts via social media (Facebook and Twitter.)
  • Logo placement with hotlink on ABHM website (December 2016 – March 2017.)

Keynote Speaker

Exclusive Sponsorship – Investment Requested $1,500

  • VIP status for the full day of celebration, 6 attendees
  • Reserved seating for an additional 10 attendees for the morning session only.
  • Prominent name recognition in the printed Commemorative Event Program.
  • An opportunity to introduce the Keynote Speaker.
  • At least one exclusive post via social media (Facebook and Twitter.)
  • Name listing on ABHM website (December 2016 – March 2017.)

Table Sponsor

Limited Inventory, 24 – Investment Requested $300

  • Invitation for 3 attendees for the full day of celebration.
  • Seating for an additional 8 attendees for the morning session only.
  • Name on Table Marker during Founder’s Day Luncheon.
  • Name recognition in the printed Commemorative Event Program.
  • At least one exclusive post via social media (Facebook or Twitter.)
  • Name listing on ABHM website (December 2016 – March 2017.)

To sponsor the Gathering, please contact Dr. Fran Kaplan at 414-445-7500 by February 13th.


Thanks for joining with other organizations and individuals to invest in repair and reconciliation!

EVENT SPONSORS WHO HAVE SIGNED ON AS OF JANUARY 4TH

VISIONARY SPONSOR

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

 

 

HISTORY SCHOLAR SPONSOR

 

FREEDOM-LOVING SPONSOR: BARBARA STEIN

 

WITNESS TO HISTORY SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEYNOTE SPONSOR

 

 

 

FILM SCREENING & AUDIENCE TALKBACK SPONSORS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE SPONSORS:

Dr. Russell Brooker

Bev Colton

Marquette University’s

  • Office of Community Engagement

  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion