Grassroots Gala- Tickets & Sponsors 2018

Become a sponsor for Soulardarity's First GRASSROOTS GALA -- coming to Highland Park December 1st!

On Saturday December 1st, 7pm. Soulardarity will hold its first annual Grassroots Gala at Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe, located at 71 Oakman Blvd in Highland Park. The gala celebrates five years of successful community-led solutions to lighting and energy issues and the community leaders who have made it possible.

This fundraising gala supports implementation of the Blueprint for Energy Democracy, a plan to make Highland Park a global model of sustainability and democracy. The event includes a silent auction with items from Highland Park artists and from Nandi’s personal collection of world-class African art.

CONTACT: Rielle Jones · [email protected]

Image result for solar lights icon GALA TICKET PRICES

$25- Soulardarity Members Ticket

This ticket covers the cost of admission to the Gala FOR ACTIVE SOULARDARITY MEMBERS, with meal included

$40- Standard Gala Ticket

This ticket covers the cost of admission to the Gala, with meal included

Image result for solar lights icon GALA SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Donation Amount

Sponsorship Level- Tier


$100 600 Lumens

Logo on Program and Logo on event website page

$150 760 Lumens

Logo on Program, Logo on event website page; In-program Recognition and Business Description on program

$250 1300 Lumens

Logo on Program, Logo on event website page; In-program Recognition; Business Description on program; Name on Event Table Card; Logo on Wine Menu

$500 2500 Lumens

Logo on Program, Logo on event website page; In-program Recognition; Business Description on program; Name on Event Table Card; Logo on Wine Menu; Sponsor Honoree Award and; Company Highlight on Press Release

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In-Kind Donations: Please contact Rielle Jones regarding in-kind sponsorships at [email protected]

If you require an invoice, please send your request to [email protected].

To make payment by check, make it out to "Soulardarity" and mail to 21 Highland St, Highland Park, MI 48203.


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