Standing with Immigrants: Champions of Change

 

With the support of many, Ayuda has helped more than 150,000 immigrants access justice, stop abuses, find safety, heal from trauma, and overcome language isolation. Since 1973, Ayuda has been a pioneer in providing holistic, culturally and linguistically appropriate legal, social, language access to meet the emerging needs of immigrants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

This year, in a time of deep division and isolation, Ayuda has stepped up in news ways to meet the increased needs of our immigrant neighbors. Because of the support of our donors, we have been able to sustain and expand our critical services during the pandemic, and our doors have remained open.

Ayuda’s clients may have limited incomes and language skills, but they have an unyielding desire to do better for themselves and their families, to share their heritage with joy and pride, and to give of themselves as members of our communities.

This is what Standing with Immigrants is all about – supporting our immigrant neighbors’ unwavering strength and resilience, and honor those who have contributed to upholding our mission.

We will always be there for immigrants, and ask you to join us on May 6, 2021 as we honor those who have contributed greatly to the communities we serve, and help to welcome new supporters to our mission.

The funds raised through the generosity of our supporters will enable Ayuda to sustain and expand its vital legal, social and language access services, and will directly impact the lives of low-income immigrants in D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

What:

Standing with Immigrants: Awards Program and Reception

Where:

For the safety and health of everyone, the 2021 event will be VIRTUAL!

When:

Thursday, May 6, 2021

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Standing with Immigrants is a major signature fundraising event for Ayuda. To enable Ayuda to sustain and expand its important legal, social and language access services, we invite you to join Standing with Immigrants as a sponsor. The funds raised through your generosity will directly impact the lives of vulnerable, low-income immigrants in Washington, D.C, Virginia and Maryland.

Please submit a sponsorship form to Laura Trask at Laura.Trask@ayuda.com To view full list of sponsorship opportunities please see levels on the right side of the screen.

2021 Sponsors:

 

Realizing Dreams Sponsors

 

Rebuilding Faith Sponsors

 

Realizing Dreams Sponsors $25,000
  • 20 sponsor guest admissions
  • Recorded greeting during the event Opportunity for listing on the Steering Committee(company to determine name to be listed: CEO, President, C-suite level executive name)
  • Two page advertisement in digital event program
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • Inclusion in media coverage
  • Advanced  event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of commitment): Logo
  • Logo and/or name listed on registration page
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page
  • Premier promotion of company name/logo in gala social media campaign including dedicated recognition post
  • 20 gala gifts
Rebuilding Faith Sponsors $15,000
  • 15 sponsor guest admissions
  • 15 sponsor guest admissions
  • Opportunity for listing on the Steering Committee (company to determine name to be listed: CEO, President, suite level executive name)
  • One page advertisement in digital event program
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • Advanced  event materials recognition leading up to the event(dependent on date of  commitment): Logo
  • Logo and/or name listed on registration page
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page
  • Premier promotion of company name/logo in gala social media campaign including dedicated recognition post
  • 15 gala gifts
Protecting Rights Sponsor $10,000
  • 10 sponsor guest admissions
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • 1/2 page advertisement in digital event program
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • Prominent logo placement in digital displays during event
  • Advanced event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of  commitment): Logo
  • Logo and/or name listed on registration page
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page
  • 10 gala gifts
Social Impact Sponsor $5,000
  • 6 sponsor guest admissions
  • Sponsorship listing in digital display panel
  • Recognition in remarks at the event
  • 1/4 page advertisement in digital event program
  • Advanced event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of commitment): name
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page and additional event materials
  • 6 gala gifts
Underwriting Sponsor $3,000
  • 4 sponsor guest admissions
  • Advanced event materials recognition leading up to the event (dependent on date of commitment): name
  • Recognized as sponsor on event web page and additional event materials
  • 4 gala gifts
Friends of Ayuda $500 - $2,999
  • $500-999 = 1 sponsor guest admission

  • $1,000-1,499= 2 sponsor guest admissions

  • $1,500-2,999= 3 sponsor guest admissions

  • All sponsors will be recognized on event page, with name listed under Friends of Ayuda Circle

Award Recipients

2021 Lifetime Legacy Award

Matt Kelly, CEO of JBG SMITH

Ayuda is proud to honor Matt Kelly with Ayuda’s 2021 Lifetime Legacy Award. Matt Kelly’s corporate leadership has reshaped the future of the Washington, D.C. region. Additionally, his past volunteer service on Ayuda Board of Directors and consistent philanthropic giving has shown his staunch commitment to our mission.

Matt Kelly is the CEO of JBG SMITH and a member of the board of trustees. Prior to the formation of JBG SMITH, Matt served as a Managing Partner of the JBG Companies and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. He previously was co-head of JBG’s Investments Group and was primarily responsible for investment strategy and the investment and acquisition activity of the JBG Investment Funds. Prior to joining the JBG Companies in 2004, he was a co-founder of ODAC Inc., a media software company, and worked in private equity and investment banking with Thomas H. Lee Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs, & Co in New York.

2021 Pro Bono Service Award 

Cooper Rekrut

Ayuda is proud to honor Cooper Rekrut with Ayuda’s 2021 Pro Bono Service Award. Cooper has gone above and beyond in service of Ayuda and our clients. Beyond committing a considerable amount of time to our cases and taking on complex cases, Cooper has been an ambassador for Ayuda, helping to advocate for our interests internally and externally.

Cooper Rekrut is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation and securities class action defense.  In addition to providing direct pro bono legal representation to several Ayuda-referred clients, Cooper acts as Latham’s “liaison” to Ayuda, helping to staff Ayuda-referred client matters with pro bono Latham attorneys, and coordinating Latham attorneys’ participation in immigration clinic events.

Click here to read more about Cooper.

2021 Pro Bono Impact Award

DLA Piper

Ayuda is proud to honor DLA Piper with Ayuda’s 2021 Pro Bono Impact Award. Ayuda’s Pro Bono Award recognizes a firm or company that has made a special and significant contribution to Ayuda’s legal pro bono program in the past year. DLA Piper has demonstrated a staunch commitment to Ayuda’s mission and clients through extraordinary pro bono representation as part of Ayuda’s pro bono program.

Click here to read more about DLA Piper’s Pro Bono Program

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