6th ANNUAL GALA

Virtual

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Food Insecurity is a common challenge for many Communities United, Inc (CUI) families… but this year was different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity in Massachusetts increased 55% from 2019 to 2020. Food insecurity rates during the pandemic were highest among adults with children. 42% of households with children experienced food insecurity during the pandemic.1  


The CUI Food Program In order to support our children and families, struggling with food insecurity, we quickly mobilized a monthly food distribution program. Funded by our generous sponsors and donors, CUI has delivered over 1,500 meals since October 2020, and we’re still going strong! 


Feast on Flavor On October 14th, celebrity chefs from local favorite restaurants lead participants through cooking demonstrations as they follow along at home! 


Participating Chefs Bring delight to your home kitchen with delicious international cuisine expertly demonstrated by: Irene Li of Mei Mei, Dave Becker of Sweet Basil, Daniela DeSouza of Danny’s Cheese Bread, and Douglass Williams of MIDA.

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Communities United, Inc. (CUI) provides comprehensive services in education, social services, health and parenting via our four Creative Start Children’s Centers serving Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Burlington, Lexington, Newton, Needham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Woburn.

• Range in age from birth to 5 years old

• Speak 18 different languages

• Only 38% of students speak English at home

• Most live at or below the federal poverty line

Our mission is to provide high quality education and family services to a diverse population of children. For 50 years we have strived to ensure the success of the child, empower the family and strengthen the community.

Our Creative Start Children’s Centers serve 350+ children annually. Our students and families: 

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Sponsor Benefits

Presenting Sponsor - $7,500 

▪    Opportunity to address viewers during Flavor Without Borders Gala LIVE
▪    Lead Sponsor on event Cookbook (anticipating print distribution to over 500)
▪    Full page ad in the event program and Cookbook
▪    Logo featured prominently on website for one year and on event materials
▪    Ten complimentary Cookbooks

Executive Chef Sponsor - $5,000 

▪    1/2 page ad in event program and Cookbook
▪    Logo featured on website for six months and on invitations and event materials
▪    Eight complimentary Cookbooks

Head Chef Sponsor- $2,500 

▪    1/2 page ad in event program and Cookbook
▪    Logo featured on website for six months and on invitations and event materials
▪    Six complimentary Cookbooks
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Sous Chef Sponsor - $1,000 

▪    1/4 page ad in event program and Cookbook
▪    Logo featured on website for three months and on invitations and event materials
▪    Four complimentary Cookbooks

Chef's Table - $500 

▪    Two complimentary Cookbooks
All $500+ Sponsors receive recognition in our program and on our social media sites 
To Sponsor Flavor without Borders benefitting Communities United, Inc., please contact

Or reach out to any member of our Event Committee:

 

Molly DeJohn, CVS Health

Lindsay Gardner, athenahealth

Janet Fogel, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (retired)

Tracy Soehle, Affiliated Managers Group

Maddie Welch, Canta y Baila Conmigo LLC

Harry Carey, Biogen (retired)

Terri Natale

Executive Director

Terri@CommunitiesUnitedInc.org

617-744-6076  x 231

Sylvia Dandrata

Director of Education & Child Development

Sylvia@CommunitiesUnitedInc.org

617-744-6076  x 226