The Raising A Reader Massachusetts Gala

Raising A Reader Massachusetts Annual Gala - Dinner With An Author - Tell Your Story

Our Most Celebrated Event
Returns In-Person May 12th, 2022!

The gala will feature a mix and mingle with the chance to meet authors and other attendees, as well as silent and live auctions and a compelling fund a need. The program will also highlight nationally-known authors whose work epitomizes how RAR-MA constituents can let their imaginations guide their future goals.

Join us to be inspired by renowned authors, including Ben Mezrich, Tonya Mezrich, Desmond Hall, Dan Shaughnessy, and Rebecca Pancheco, to name a few.

The 2022 theme – Tell Your Story – perfectly captures this moment when we are finally able to gather in person to process all that has happened over the past two years and celebrate the resilience of RAR-MA and its families.

Save The Date

Thursday, May 12, 2022
6:00pm – 9:00pm

The Newbury Hotel
1 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Directions


Please Note

As always, we are monitoring CDC and City of Boston guidelines regarding gathering indoors and we will keep you informed accordingly for everyone’s health and safety.


Featured Authors


Join Us To Tell Your Story

Working together to close the literacy opportunity gap.

Together, we can close the literacy opportunity gap among children ages birth to six in under-resourced communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits!

Now, more than ever, children and families need the joy, comfort, and opportunity to imagine the life-long possibilities that reading can bring. Join RAR-MA as a sponsor for our annual Dinner with an Author gala.

This year’s Dinner with an Author: Tell Your Story gala will be attended by over 250 guests including many of Boston’s corporate and civic leaders. Your sponsorship will sustain the critical early literacy parent/caregiver workshops and provide culturally- and age-appropriate books that encourage a lifetime of productive and responsible citizenship.

Works from our Featured Authors

Your Corner Dark - Desmond Hall

Your Corner Dark

Desmond Hall

Rebecca Pacheco Bookplate

Still Life & Do Your Om Thing

Rebecca Pacheco

William Martin Bookplate

Peter Fallon Series

William Martin

Featured Authors

Ben & Tonya Mezrich

Dan Shaughnessy Bookplate

Featured Author

Dan Shaughnessy

La Familia Rocha (Newsletter Graphic – Books 1) (August 2021)

La Familia Rocha

Edward Lee Rocha


How Will You Tell Your Story?

2021 Raising A Reader Massachusetts IMAGINATION Dinner with an Author: Virtual Gala

Best Seller Sponsor – $25,000

Prepare children for kindergarten readiness by providing virtual family workshops.

  • Pre-registration and tickets for sixteen guests for the Dinner with an Author: Tell Your Story (DWA) gala with premium seating.
  • Sixteen sponsored guests will receive a copy of one of the DWA Gala headliners’ most recent book.
  • Sixteen sponsored guests receive a small collection of books from Authors that support RAR-MA.
  • Name and/or logo on the RAR-MA impact stories shared during the event.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on all gala promotional materials leading up to the event, including the website, the event ticket page, the sponsor and host materials, and social media, with premium placement.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on all gala materials during the night of May 12th, including any recognition signage, program presentation slides, any additional logo signage, and the program book.

First Edition Sponsor – $15,000

Build foundational literacy skills by supplying state-of-the-art learning technologies.

  • Pre-registration and tickets for eight guests for the Dinner with an Author: Tell Your Story (DWA) gala with premium seating.
  • Name and/or logo on the RAR-MA impact stories shared during the event.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on all gala promotional materials leading up to the event, including the website, the event ticket page, the sponsor and host materials, and social media, with premium placement.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on all gala materials during the night of May 12th, including any recognition signage, program presentation slides, any additional logo signage, and the program book.

Page-Turner Sponsor – $10,000

Support families and communities with engaging educational workshops.

  • Pre-registration and tickets for eight guests for the Dinner with an Author: Tell Your Story (DWA) gala.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on all gala promotional materials leading up to the event, including the website, the event ticket page, the sponsor and host materials, and social media, with premium placement.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on all gala materials during the night of May 12th, including any recognition signage, program presentation slides, any additional logo signage, and the program book.

Critic’s Choice Sponsor – $5,000

Provide a weekly rotating library of books and resources that foster a love for learning.

  • Pre-registration and tickets for four guests for the Dinner with an Author: Tell Your Story (DWA) gala.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on some gala promotional materials leading up to the event, including the website and the event page.
  • Your company’s name and logo appear on some gala materials during the night of May 12th, including program presentation slides and the program book.

Book Club Sponsor – $3,000

Empowering parents to be their children’s first teacher

  • Pre-registration and tickets for two guests for the Dinner with an Author, Tell Your Story (DWA) gala.
  • Your company’s name appears on some gala promotional materials leading up to the event, including the website and the event page.
  • Your company’s name appears on some gala materials during the night of May 12th, including program presentation slides and the program book.ation slides, any additional logo signage, and the program book.