Join Us & the Boston Celtics for the
2020 Virtual Spark Celebration

12.01.2020 | 7PM

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Join Us & the Boston Celtics for the
2020 Virtual Spark Celebration

12.01.2020 | 7PM

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We see you. You who are struggling in this moment. We see you. You who are giving your time, your energy, your love. We see you. You who have been with us, giving month after month. We see you. We acknowledge you. And we are here to affirm that we are all stronger together. By practically any standard, 2020 has been a difficult year, and you have risen to the challenge. For that, we thank you — but as hometown poet, Robert Frost said, “…but (we) have promises to keep, and miles to go before (we) sleep…” Friends, there is so much more work to be done to lift up the most vulnerable among us, to help everyone in our community thrive. Together we have overcome the first hurdle, and we thank you in advance for joining us on the long, challenging and rewarding road ahead – we know it will transform all of us, and the world we live in for the better.

Together we can lift each other up. Together we can be courageous. Together we can help each little spark grow and collectively rise, transforming our community and each other.

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Chelsi McDonald, Sports Reporter for WHDH News Channel 7
Chelsi McDonald, Sports Reporter for WHDH News Channel 7
Allison Feaster profile photo
Allison Feaster, VP of Player Development and Personal Growth
Brad Stevens, Head Coach of the Boston Celtics
Brad Stevens, Head Coach of the Boston Celtics

THE CELTICS. SOCIAL JUSTICE. BLACK LIVES MATTER. EQUITY & EQUALITY.

This year’s virtual Spark Celebration featured a Courageous Conversation with Coach Brad Stevens and Allison Feaster, Vice President of Player Development about all this and more. The Celtics joined us in an exciting discussion about their own activism, the opportunities ahead of us, and all that we can accomplish as a team working together.

 

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TO TALK, LISTEN, CELEBRATE AND IGNITE CHANGE!

Thank you for joining us in this important conversation as we reflected on a remarkable year of adversity and resilience and recognized and thank our staff, community partners, supporters, essential workers, and community leaders who have stepped up to support the YMCA of Greater Boston, our communities, and others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors for their loyal support!

New Balance Foundation logo

Thank You to our Gold Sponsors for their loyal support!

Alexandra Construction Inc.

Deloitte

 

Betsy Burnett and

Charley Glerum

 

Winn Companies Logo

Thank You to our Silver Sponsors for their contributions!

Daniel Brownell and Kelley Laurel

Clemmie and James Cash

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Ron and Mara DePoalo

Evelyn C. Kaupp and Diane R. Phillips

JLL

The Lynch Foundation

C. Anne Merrifield and Wayne Davis

Mintz

Needham Bank

PwC

Stephen C. Neff

Frederick A. Wang/The Wang Foundation

WANT TO MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT? BECOME A SPONSOR.

Learn more about our sponsorship packages below.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

$100,000

Premier Benefit:

  • Opportunity for a motivational keynote address to your executive leadership team at a corporate or nonprofit event from James O’S. Morton, Esq., President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston, and recently named by the Boston Business Journal as one of Boston’s Power 50 2020 Extraordinary Year, Extraordinary People for his leadership during the pandemic.

Visibility Benefits:

  • Logo or family name headline recognition as a Presenting Sponsor on all event materials*
  • Headline recognition in pre and post-event social media, multiple email blasts and press releases. YGB brand secured over one billion multi-media impressions in 2020*
  • Recognition on YGB SPARK! event website and link to company social responsibility website (if applicable)
  • Logo or family name visibility for one month on lobby screens at YGB’s 13 locations in Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Fenway/Mission Hill, Hyde Park, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Needham, Reading, Waltham and Woburn

Event Night Benefits:

  • Speaking opportunity for representative of your choice at event
  • Opportunity to submit a 30-second video that will be aired during the event and posted on SPARK! event website (message to be agreed upon by sponsor & YGB)
  • Live VIP Virtual Pre-Event Reception for 20 guests

Program Benefit:

  • Customized onsite or virtual employee volunteer experience

 

*Invitation inclusion deadline: 11/6/20. Day-of Event deadline: 11/18/20

PLATINUM SPONSOR

$50,000

Visibility Benefits:

  • Logo or family name prominent recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on all event materials*
  • Headline recognition in pre and post-event social media, multiple email blasts and press releases. YGB brand secured over one billion multi-media impressions in 2020*
  • Recognition on YGB SPARK! event website and link to company social responsibility website (if applicable)
  • Logo or family name visibility for one month on lobby screens at YGB’s 13 locations in Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Fenway/Mission Hill, Hyde Park, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Needham, Reading, Waltham and Woburn
  • Opportunity to submit a 30-second video that will be posted on SPARK! event website (message to be agreed upon by sponsor & YGB)

Event Night Benefit:

  • Live VIP Virtual Pre-Event Reception for 10 guests

Program Benefit:

  • Customized onsite or virtual employee volunteer experience

 

*Invitation inclusion deadline: 11/6/20. Day-of Event deadline: 11/18/20

GOLD SPONSOR

$25,000

Visibility Benefits

  • Logo or family name featured recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all event materials*
  • Featured recognition in pre and post-event social media*
  • Recognition on YGB SPARK! event website and link to company social responsibility website (if applicable)
  • Logo or family name visibility for 1 month on lobby screens at YMCA’s 13 locations in Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Fenway/Mission Hill, Hyde Park, Roxbury, West Roxbury, Needham, Reading, Waltham and Woburn

Event Night Benefits

  • Live VIP Virtual Pre-Event Reception for 6 guests

 

*Invitation inclusion deadline: 11/6/20. Day-of Event deadline: 11/18/20

SILVER SPONSOR

$10,000

  • Company or family name listed as a Silver Sponsor on all event materials, including social media campaign to 100,000+ YGB members*
  • Live VIP Virtual Pre-Event Reception for 2 guests

 

*Invitation inclusion deadline: 11/6/20. Day-of Event deadline: 11/18/20

BRONZE SPONSOR

$5,000

  • Company or family name listed as a Bronze Sponsor on all night of event materials*

 

*Invitation inclusion deadline: 11/6/20. Day-of Event deadline: 11/18/20