JOIN US: 2019 ONE BROOKLYN FUND ANNUAL GALA.
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ABOUT THE GALA
An elegant evening affair at the historic Brooklyn Museum, showcasing the mission of the One Brooklyn Fund, Inc (OBFI). The focus is on highlighting its initiatives and contributions to the borough, especially in our underserved communities, while honoring those who have given back to One Brooklyn. The goal is to raise funds for free public programming, mini-grants for smaller community and non-profit organizations, and for the general operating expenses of this City-affiliated non-profit.
The venue is located in the heart of Central Brooklyn, accessible by mass transportation and with available parking. Planning is based on 600 attendees, with ticket prices at $200 and $500 for VIPs. Corporate sponsors are invited at the $8,000, $5,000, and $2,500 levels — some have already confirmed their sponsorship levels.
This is a “Brooklyn-style” networking event with buffet food stations by Great Performances, Brooklyn Wine, and Brooklyn Beer. Jazz music plays at the start of the event as attendees gather at the silent “fish bowl” auction. Donations of raffle prizes valued at $200 or more are now being accepted. The evening will be highlighted with a band, a celebrity DJ, and a Master/Mistress of Ceremonies representing Brooklyn and keeping the crowd engaged.
Throughout the event, on large screens, a revolving display of One Brooklyn photos will be projected. The main program will last no more than 45 minutes and will include testimonials about One Brooklyn from non-profit recipients and an “ask for donations.” The program will conclude with the presentation of One Brooklyn Cornerstone Business Awards to long-tenured and newer businesses giving back to Brooklyn.
Mission: The One Brooklyn Fund, Inc. promotes collaboration and engagement among Brooklyn’s diverse communities through events, programs, and services. It connects those in need with those who have the resources, and provides for a healthy and secure future for all Brooklyn residents. One Brooklyn stimulates cultures, encourages civic pride, and enhances the lives of all Brooklynites.*
Allan’s Bakery (Prospect-Lefferts Gardens / Crown Heights), Al’s Men Shop (Clinton Hill/Fort Greene), Anthony Gallo Nursery (Flatlands), Bay Ridge Honda (Bay Ridge), Brenman’s Prime Meat Market (Gerritsen Beach), Circo’s Pastry Shop (Bushwick), Colandrea New Corner (Dyker Heights), Damascus Bakeries (Vinegar Hill), Defonte’s Sandwich Shop (Red Hook), Delta Children (Bedford–Stuyvesant), East Market Diner (East New York), Gates Lumber (Bedford–Stuyvesant), Korner Pizzeria (Kensington), Mazzone Hardware (Carroll Gardens), M.C. O’Brien, Inc Real Estate (Marine Park), Paisanos Butcher Shop (Boerum Hill), Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop (Greenpoint), Popular Furniture, Inc. (Williamsburg), Sahadi’s (Cobble Hil), San German Recordsi (Williamsburg), Staubitz Market (Cobble Hill), Tarzian Hardware (Park Slope), Tatiana Restaurant (Brighton Beach), Teddy’s Bar and Grill (Williamsburg), Wing Sing Supermarket (Sunset Park)
B+C Restaurant Group [Peaches, Peaches Hot House, Peaches Shrimp & Crab] (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill), Bobtek Electrical Corporation (Canarsie), Brooklyn Blend (Bedford Stuyvesant), Brooklyn Plantology (Canarsie), Brooklyn Seltzer Boys (Canarsie), Bushwick Grind (Williamsburg), Champs Diner (Williamsburg), Footprints Café (Coney Island, East Flatbus), Gleason’s Boxing Gym (DUMBO), James Weir Floral Co.(Brooklyn Heights), Mamma Lucia’s Restaurant (Flatbush), P.C. Richard and Sons (Bensonhurst), PEI Real Estate (Sunset Park), Perelandra Natural Food Center (Brooklyn Heights), Sal’s Auto Repair (Flatlands), Sampson Funeral Service, Inc. (East New York), Suede (East Flatbush), The Avenue J Florist (Midwood), The Frock NYC (Crown Heights), Urban Vintage (Clinton Hill)
Our gala is held each year and in order to help support general operating costs for this city-affiliated non-profit.
We rely on help from people all over Brooklyn to make the gala, and our many activities, a success.
Would you like to become a sponsor for this year’s gala? Would you like to provide an in-kind raffle prize? Email us: email@example.com
One Brooklyn Fund Inc.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201