Sponsor Acta Non Verba’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Party Benefit: Rise Up!

 

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) is an East Oakland based
nonprofit organization that was established in 2010 to empower youth to
plan, plant, harvest and sell organically grown produce. Uniquely, 100% of
the proceeds are placed into savings accounts for their educational
pathway.

We invite you and your organization to participate as one
of our major sponsors for our upcoming 2nd Annual Silent Reading
Benefit Party, scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019
from 6pm-9pm at the Lake Merritt Sailboat House in Oakland, CA. Event
proceeds will benefit our 2020 programs.

The evening will feature a New York Times Bestselling guest author and
include a short reading, wine, spirits and heavy appetizers. Awards will be
presented to our 2019 Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence awardees and, of
course silent reading.

Since 2010, ANV has supported over 4,000 local youth and their families.
This year, ANV is excited to celebrate 9 years of successful outcomes.
Sponsoring Benefit Highlights (depending on sponsorship level):

  • Social media, print, and/or email promotion to over 25,000 local
    residents
  • Banner space at the event
  • Reserved seating and VIP event tickets

Please find the event’s Sponsorship Package for an overview of partnership opportunities.  

For more information, please contact Kelly Carlisle at kelly@anvfarm.org or
our Board Chair, Jelissa Parham at jelissa@anvfarm.org

Your support will help us continue to achieve our goals, build community,
and make Oakland a safe, healthy, and equitable place to live and GROW!
We look forward to seeing you at this empowering community event.

Thank you for your continued and sustaining support.

Warmest Regards,

Kelly D. Carlisle, Founder & Executive Director

Grow Your Sponsorship Today!

(See Sponsorship Levels Below)

 

Sponsorship Levels

Abundance Sponsor Starting at $10,000.00
  • Naming Benefits: Major Sponsor of our 2020 youth activities (Camp and After School Program) 
  • Marque company ID listing (Company branding on Cover of Event Program, on the face of the ticket and on online receipt) in all marketing and promotional collateral, press materials & social media
  • 2 VIP Tickets*, reserved event seating for eight (8) other guests and gift bags (including ANV sweatshirts and reusable Kleen Kanteen Tumblers!)
  • Prominent online sponsor profiles: E-Newsletter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Onsite speaking and signage opportunities
  • Full-Color Inside or Back Page Advertisement in the Commemorative Program Booklet
Garden Delight Sponsor Starting at $5,000.00
  • Naming Benefits: Sponsor of our 2020 youth activities (Camp and After School Program)
  • Company ID listing in all marketing and promotional collateral, press materials & social media
  • Reserved event seating for eight (8) guests and gift bags (including ANV t- shirts!)
  • Online sponsor profiles: E-Newsletter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Full-Color Inside Advertisement in the Commemorative Program Booklet
Heirloom Tomato Sponsor Starting at $3,000.00
  • Naming Benefits: Sponsor one of the activities on one of our upcoming Mini-Camps
  • Reserved event seating for six (6) guests, ANV t-shirts
  • Company ID sponsor listing in marketing and promotional collateral, press materials & social media
  • Special acknowledgement in online platforms: Enewsletter
Summer Squash Sponsor Starting at $1,500.00
  • Reserved event seating for four (4) guests
  • Company ID sponsor listing in marketing and promotional collateral and social media
  • Special acknowledgement in online platforms: Enewsletter
Chocolate Mint Sponsor Starting at $750.00
  • Event tickets for and t-shirts for two (2) guests
  • Acknowledgement in online platforms: E-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

*VIP Tickets are also available for purchase separately and include:

VIP Ticket Holders Will Receive: 
  • VIP Mixer with Special Guest Author, Victory V. Lee Awardees and ANV’s Executive Director
  • A signed copy of Authors book
  • ANV Branded Kleen Kanteen 10 oz. Tumbler

About Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV)

ANV provides a space for local youth to:
  • Learn the business of sustainable agriculture,
  • Participate in fun activities that promote fitness,
  • Discover healthy cooking and nutrition,
  • Undertake interactive arts, science, and reading projects,
  • And develop financial literacy by depositing earnings from the harvest into bank accounts that can only be used by students for educational purposes.
Over the last Eight (9) years, Acta Non Verba has:
  • Served more than 4,000 youth through our seasonal Camps, After-School Program, Leaders In Training (LIT) Program, and community events;
  • Planted and harvested 22 garden beds at ANV Farm @Tassafaronga Park,
  • Designed and maintain a farm with raised beds and fruit trees at the Oakland Stadium in partnership with the Oakland Athletics,
    Leaders In Training (LIT’s) at “The Farm” at the Oakland A’s Stadium!
  • The 1/ 8th acre WOW Farm in West Oakland is now a project of ANV with produce sold through our:
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) business and local restaurants as well as provided free of charge to nearby low-income families through our food pantry;
  • Expanded from one Summer Camp ANV to four seasonal camps during each Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) holidays, providing a safe space for local youth to learn the business of sustainable agriculture, engage in activities that promote fitness, learn about healthy cooking and nutrition, complete arts, science, and reading projects, and get outside into nature;
  • Developing financial literacy and a pathway to success by depositing all earnings from the farm harvest into bank accounts for participating youth that can only be used by students for educational purposes.

Acta Non Verba in NYC for the 2019 Renewal Awards!

This week the Atlantic and Allstate announced the winners of the fourth annual Renewal Awards Wednesday at an event in New York City! This annual event recognizes non-profit organizations that are stepping in to play a vital role in building healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.  Five winners from across the country were carefully selected from a pool of over 9,300 hundred candidates and Acta Non Verba was one of them! ANV’s Founder & Executive Director, Kelly Carlisle, and Office Manager & Program Coordinator, Ayano Jeffers-Fabro, travelled to New York City this week to receive one of five Renewal Awards AND the Youth Empowerment Award for 2019! Watch the full video below.

The original prize was $20,000, but as a surprise to the winners, each of the organizations will receive $40,000 over two years to support their work. The winning organizations come from all corners of the country. They are: Adelante Mujeres, Forest Grove, Oregon; The Compton Initiative, Compton, California; New Moms, Chicago; Welcoming the Stranger, Langhorne, Pennsylvania; and Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, Oakland, California, which was the Allstate Youth Empowerment Award winner. Read more about these brilliant awardees.

Kelly and Ayano spent a few days in New York City for the Renewal Awards celebration. The festivities kicked off with a phenomenal dinner at Ai Fiori, a Michelin Star recognized restaurant. There, they met with other awardees, past awardees and the Renewal Project Team — where they were officially inducted into the Renewal family.  After the dinner, awardees gathered on the rooftop of the Ink48 Hotel to see one of the best views in NYC — soaking in the brilliance of the lights and bustling activities of the city. At the awards ceremony the next day, Kelly sat on a panel alongside fellow awardees to showcase ANV’s work.

The Success of Grow Your Imagination 2018!

Here’s what happened that night:

“Loved it! It was fun and tasty and informative. I learned about a new author and got a chance to buy an autographed book! Thanks ANV!” -GYI Attendee

The evening began at the VIP gathering at Lungomare Restaurant in Jack London Square, featuring drinks and lite bites. Then a beautiful ferry ride over to San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building. Once there, host DeAngela Cooks of The Mosaic Collaborative helped to create a wonderful, fun, memorable night.

Deepest gratitude to our guest author Wayétu Moore, author of “She Would Be King”, who read a powerful excerpt from her book then signed copies for our guests! 

Congratulations to all of our Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence Awardees:

2018 Victory V. Lee Awardees

Executive Board Member Of The Year:
Bennie Patterson

Auxiliary Board Member Of The Year:
Jennifer Dix

Volunteer Of The Year:
Pauline Chiquet (Not pictured)

Staff Member Of The Year:
Ayano Jeffers-Fabro

Donor Of The Year:
Nancie Hughes

Foundation Of The Year:
Satterberg Foundation

Elected Official Of The Year:
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley

Partner Of The Year:
Whole Foods

Appreciations to all of the staff and volunteers who made the night happen. Many thanks to Pete Rosos of 2812 Photography for the beautiful photographs of the night. Thank you to Victoria Russell for fabulous event planning.

Thanks also go out to the Oakland A’s, Whole Foods Oakland, Waste Management, Beneficial State Bank and all of our sponsors for supporting this incredible event!

…And Thank You to all of the supporters and guests that attended to help us continue our work in Oakland and beyond!

Grow Your Imagination! A Silent Reading Party Benefit for Acta Non Verba

Acta Non Verba would like to thank all of those who attended and supported this event! Here are some highlights from “Grow Your Imagination” A Silent Reading Party Benefit for Acta Non Verba!

Photos courtesy of ©Pete Rosos Photography


GIY- Flyer w sponsors

ANV’s Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project’s (ANV) Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence annually recognizes the current year’s “outstanding service to the community”, beginning in 2017. It is awarded to members of the ANV community who have gained the attention of the organizations staff and Board of Directors and who exemplify the values that ANV holds dear: Courage, Integrity and Commitment, as well as our creed: “Deeds, Not Words”.

Victory V. Lee was born on September 7, 1949 and passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016.

The award is named for Ms. Victory V. Lee, an educator, community member and urban farmer. Founder of the Victory Garden Foundation in 2008, Ms. Lee’s commitment to urban agriculture has impacted thousands of individuals. From the elementary school gardens and urban farms that she started and maintained, to the annual Victory Garden Challenge for Community Resilience, which was created to “inform, inspire, and support people to ‘improve the quality of life in and around the garden.’”

 

 

 

Throughout ANV’s friendship and partnership with Ms. Victory, her passion for growing both plants and humans was evident.

She was always ready to lend a hand, give advice and share resources with anyone willing to ask and the share those same qualities and resources on to the next individual and organization who asked.

For this reason, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is proud to name it’s highest award the Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence with permission from her son, Sean Higgins.

 

All who receive this award have shown their commitment to equity, hard work and love of community.

2018 Acta Non Verba Victory V. Lee Awardees Of The Year:

Executive Board Member Of The Year:
Bennie Patterson
 
Auxiliary Board Member Of The Year:
Jennifer Dix
 
Volunteer Of The Year:
Pauline Chiquet
 
Staff Member Of The Year:
Ayano Jeffers-Fabro
 
Donor Of The Year:
Nancie Hughes
 
Foundation Of The Year:
Satterberg Foundation
 
Elected Official Of The Year:
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley
 
Partner Of The Year:
Whole Foods
 
These awards will be presented at ANV’s Fall Silent Reading Benefit, “Grow Your Imagination” on Thursday, November 29th from 6-9pm. Learn More and Get Your Tickets.