Historically Black Colleges And Universities Tour Experience
3rd Annual Elite Educationalist Recognition Gala

Please join us at the 3rd Annual Elite Educationalist Recognition Gala. This event will be held on Friday, September 29th from 6-9pm at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, 1800 East Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Since its inception in 1989, the Historically Black Colleges & Universities Tour Experience (HBCUTE) takes 60-80 students to visit historically black colleges and universities throughout the country. This tour offers students the opportunity to experience a variety of higher education options. In addition to visiting the colleges and universities, the tour includes visits to locations that offer an enhanced educational and cultural experience. As we proudly continue the legacy of founder, Mrs. Shirley Ann Allen, the event will support the Shirley A. Allen Scholarship Fund, established in 2013. This fund supports students seeking financial assistance to participate in the tour. Many students who have shared this experience would not have had the opportunity to do so if it was not for the generosity of individual donors, groups, and corporate sponsors.

The 2017 gala theme “Rising in Excellence” will honor educators in our community who have been instrumental in the lives of students that have participated in the tour experience. We look forward to an evening of celebration as we continue in the mission to impress upon the importance of higher education.

Individual Tickets:

 Adults              $50

 Students          $35
Tickets will not be sold at the door



Sponsorship Opportunities

Champion Sponsor: $10,000

-Reserved (2) Tables of 8 with Recognition

-8 Students to receive Shirley A. Allen Scholarship for 2018 Tour

-Company logo on all printed material           



Elite Sponsor: $5,000

-Reserved Table of 8 with Recognition

-4 Students to receive Shirley A. Allen Scholarship for 2018 Tour

-Company logo on all printed material



Excellent Sponsor: $2,500

-Reserved Table of 8 with Recognition

-2 Students to receive Shirley A. Allen Scholarship for 2018 Tour

Company logo on all printed material 



Leadership Sponsor: $1.000

-Six (6) tickets

-Company logo on all printed material

 

Achievement Sponsor: $500

-Two (2) tickets

-Company logo on all printed material

Patron List: $100

-One (1) Ticket

-Name(s) will be listed in the program booklet