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Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party

Generously Sponsored by Tyson Foods!

Join fellow Midtown & Metro friends, volunteers, and alumni at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party! Bring a friend or colleague who is interested in learning more about MEF! 

Enjoy a complimentary evening of food, drinks, and music with MEF friends, volunteers and Board, Auxiliary Board and Advancement Council Members.

The event is complimentary for anyone who RSVPs by December 6th.

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Midtown-Metro Kickball Tournament
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Midtown-Metro Kickball Tournament

Join us for the 6th Annual Kickball Tournament at Lincoln Park! 

  • $30 per player
  • Registration includes all-day tournament play, a MEF swag, lunch, lawn sports and admission with specials to the afterparty at Woodie's Flat
  • Teams must have 12-16 players and must have at least 4 girls. 
  • Please indicate your team captain when you register or indicate that you are registering a partial team.

Can't Make the Whole Event?

Join us for the celebration after at Woodie's Flat at 1535 N Wells St | Chicago, IL 60610

  • Beverage Specials & Fun! 
  • Wristbands $10

 

SPONSORSHIPS

All sponsors will get name and logo recognition at the event, in email, on MEF's website and social media channels. A "Kickball Field & Team Sponsor" will get a team of 12-16 players + name and logo recognition on one of the tournament's four fields.

Use the Registration Form to sponsor the Tournament today, or contact Cailie Furlong at cfurlong@midtown-metro.org for more details.

  • Presenting Sponsor - $3,000 | title sponsorship + a team of up to 16 players
  • Catering - $2500 | Signage at lunch & on field + a team of up to 16 players
  • Kickball Field and team - $1000  | Signage on field + a team of up to 16 players
  • Umpires - $750 | Signage on field
  • Water - $300 | Signage on field
  • Lawn Sports - $200 | Signage on field
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Metro Summer Open House
Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

Metro Summer Open House

You're Invited!

Midtown Educational Foundation's Summer Open Houses

Come see Metro Achievement Center for girls in action and learn about how you can help guide Chicago's low-income youth onto pathways of success.

  • Take a tour of the center and see Metro's award-winning summer enrichment program as over 400 girls enjoy hands-on classroom activities, high school apprenticeships, sports, art, character education and more
  • Meet current staff, students and Metro Advancement Council members
  • Learn about MEF's model and discover ways you can make a difference in the lives of Chicago youth

Can't make it on the 24th? Join us for Midtown Center for boys' Open House on July 17th at 1819 N. Wood from 11am-3pm.

 

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Midtown Summer Open House
Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

Midtown Summer Open House

You're Invited!

Midtown Educational Foundation's Summer Open Houses

Come see Midtown Center for boys in action and learn about how you can help guide Chicago's low-income youth onto pathways of success.

  • Take a tour of the center and see Midtown's award-winning summer enrichment program as over 400 boys enjoy hands-on classroom activities, high school apprenticeships, sports, character education and more
  • Meet current staff, students and Midtown Advancement Council members
  • Learn about MEF's model and discover ways you can make a difference in the lives of Chicago youth

Can't make it on the 17th? Join us for Metro Achievement Center for girls' Open House on July 24th at 310 S. Peoria from 11am-3pm.

 

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MAC Luncheon with Kathrine Switzer
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

MAC Luncheon with Kathrine Switzer

Join 400 guests from Chicago’s civic & corporate community in supporting Metro students to develop and grow as leaders!

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Friday, March 2, 2018
Union League Club of Chicago

Keynote Speaker: Kathrine Switzer
1st woman to officially run the Boston Marathon

Individual tickets are $125. Read more about table sponsorships below.

Sponsorship Opportunities

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $10,000

Includes the purchase of one V.I.P. table for ten, premier photo and greeting opportunity with Kathrine, recognition displayed in Metro Achievement Center for 2018 year, recognition on the MEF website and marketing emails, presenting sponsor recognition on cover of event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation. 

GOLD SPONSOR: $5,000

Includes the purchase of one prime table for eight, recognition on the MEF website and marketing emails, sponsorship recognition in event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation.

SILVER SPONSOR: $2,500

Includes the purchase of a premium table for eight, sponsorship recognition in event invitation, event signage and verbal comments during event presentation.

BRONZE SPONSOR: $1,000

Includes the purchase of a table for eight and recognition of support through event signage

POWER SNEAKER SPEAKER SPONSOR: $800

Includes two tickets to the event, signage and brand recognition during the book signing and opportunity to give samples/promotion to all guests (400) either in person or from MEF to the event’s email audience (2,000+).

Individual Tickets: $125


Register now as a Sponsor of the 2018 MAC Luncheon!

Or download the registration form here and mail it with a check made out to Midtown Educational Foundation.

Questions? Contact Margaret Archibald
p: (312) 738-8302 | e: Email Margaret

Your support will help fund:

  • A safe summer program for Chicago’s low-income, academically average performing 4th-12th grade students. At Metro for girls (and our brother program Midtown for boys), kids find caring mentors, academic enrichment, character education classes and sports & field trips that provide countless fun summer memories. Metro offers girls an alternative to the streets that will guide them onto pathways of success.
  • Afterschool tutoring and mentoring for academically-average youth from schools all across the city. Students are paired with a caring volunteer mentor and work with the same role model weekly. In addition to academic enrichment, students participate in Character Education classes where they learn about human virtues like respect, service, generosity, integrity and responsibility. Individual goal setting reinforces the lessons learned in the character classes. Extracurricular and fitness classes round out the holistic school year experience.
  • A parenting program for MEF parents that offers classes and seminars to help them become leaders in their home and raise happy, healthy kids.
  • Parents pay approximately 10% of what the programs cost. Generous sponsors make up the difference. Thank you in advance for your support!
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Metro Summer Open House
Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

Metro Summer Open House

You're Invited!

Midtown Educational Foundation's Summer Open Houses

Come see Metro Achievement Center for girls in action and learn about how you can help guide Chicago's low-income youth onto pathways of success.

  • Take a tour of the center and see Metro's award-winning summer enrichment program as over 400 girls enjoy hands-on classroom activities, high school apprenticeships, sports, art, character education and more
  • Meet current staff, students and Metro Advancement Council members
  • Learn about MEF's model and discover ways you can make a difference in the lives of Chicago youth

Can't make it on the 24th? Join us for Midtown Center for boys' Open House on July 11th at 1819 N. Wood from 11am-3pm.

 

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Midtown Summer Open House
Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

Midtown Summer Open House

You're Invited!

Midtown Educational Foundation's Summer Open Houses

Come see Midtown Center for boys in action and learn about how you can help guide Chicago's low-income youth onto pathways of success.

  • Take a tour of the center and see Midtown's award-winning summer enrichment program as over 400 boys enjoy hands-on classroom activities, high school apprenticeships, sports, character education and more
  • Meet current staff, students and Midtown Advancement Council members
  • Learn about MEF's model and discover ways you can make a difference in the lives of Chicago youth

Can't make it on the 11th? Join us for Metro Achievement Center for girls' Open House on July 24th at 310 S. Peoria from 11am-3pm.

 

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MEF Spring Soiree
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

MEF Spring Soiree

Join the Midtown Educational Foundation Auxiliary Board on Friday, May 19th for the 5th Annual Soiree at Architectural Artifacts, (4325 N Ravenswood Ave | 60613) from 7pm-11pm:

  • Live music by David Rothstein Music
  • Food stations & heavy passed appetizers by Inspired Catering & Events
  • Open Bar with beer, wine and cocktails
  • Spectacular event spaces with unique architectural antiques
  • Grand Raffle Prize! $5,000 cash (tickets available in advance and at the event.)
  • 2nd Place Prize: 4 all-inclusive suite tickets to the 5/25 Cubs vs. Giants game (3 winners!)

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $25 | 5 for $100
Soiree Tickets: $100 in advance ($125 the week of (starting 5/15) and at the door.)

Learn more about the raffle here.
Read the grand prize terms and conditions.
Read the second place prize rules here.

Sponsorships available! Contact Chelsea Gibson for more details.

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsor, Riveron Consulting!

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors

Canpango & Evanston Capital Management

Thank you to our event sponsors Adiat Baker, Alpha Baking Company, Geoffery Euston, The Eldridge Group and Telnyx!

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000

  • Title Sponsorship anytime the event is mentioned: “MEF Soiree, Presented by [sponsor]”
  • Tickets for up to 20 guests to attend
  • Your logo prominently displayed on event signage and stage background
  • Your name and logo on all promotional materials, social media and MEF website

Gold Sponsor: $5,000

  • Listed as a Gold Sponsor on all event materials
  • Tickets for up to 10 guests to attend
  • Your logo prominently displayed on event signage and stage background
  • Your name and logo on all promotional materials, social media and MEF website

Silver Sponsor: $2,500

  • Listed as a Silver Sponsor on all event materials
  • Tickets for up to 8 guests to attend 
  • Your logo prominently displayed on event signage
  • Your name and logo on all promotional materials, social media and MEF website

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

  • Listed as a Bronze Sponsor on all event materials
  • Tickets for up to 4 guests to attend
  • Your logo displayed on event signage
  • Your name and logo on all promotional materials, social media and MEF website

Event Element Sponsorship Opportunity: $500

  • Opportunity to sponsor one aspect of the event i.e. “Courtyard presented by [your company’s name here].”
  • Choose from appetizers, courtyard, desserts, signature cocktails (2), food stations
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