Like last year's tour, all events this year will feature an open bar, food, and shopping giveaways from Ralph Lauren. In addition, this year we'll be featuring live music from hot local acts. In Chicago, the talented Daphne Willis--a Generation Project donor herself!--will perform.
The best part: 100% of your minimum $28 donation at the door will implement an educational opportunity you design for kids growing up in low-income schools. At our last Chicago event, for example, one guest dedicated her donation to fund bilingual Spanish education. Another earmarked her gift for math supplies. One creative donor dedicated her gift to helping kids win at Trivial Pursuit for life. And one guest used his gift to start a debate team at a low-income high school in Detroit. Incredibly, one team member won best orator in his very first debate!
And this year, you have a chance to double your impact before you even set foot in the door! Thanks to a generous grant from Chase, all gifts created online in advance of the event will be automatically doubled. So, let's say you were planning to donate $100 at the door to help sponsor a basketball team. Instead, you can donate $100 online, and, like magic1, two $100 gifts will be created, in your name, to help sponsor a basketball team! Or, if you were planning to donate $75 for a complete set of Dr. Seuss books, create that gift online in advance, and two classrooms will benefit from the magic of Seuss. You get the idea.
Donating online is quick and easy--just sign up for an account if you don't already have one, login if you do, and follow the instructions in our "Design a Gift" application. All online donors between now and Thursday will be placed on a VIP list, recognized in our event program and on The Generation Project website, and will be given free admission to our Chicago event.
Oh, did we mention how incredibly fun these events are? Check out this picture from last year's Chicago event, and try to find somebody who is not smiling.