Hosted by: Economic Club of Tampa
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner
8:30 PM: Program and Mayor's Acceptance Speech
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Dessert and Dancing
Location: Armature Works - 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 (813.250.3725)
Celebrating: Newly Elected Tampa Mayor
Honoring: Former Mayors Bob Martinez; Dick Greco; Sandy Freedman; Pam Iorio and Bob Buckhorn
Beginning in 2015 and recurring every four years, The Economic club of Tampa hosts the Mayoral Inaugural Ball, a black-tie formal event immediately following the official swearing in ceremony. The Ball immediately became one of the city's premiere social events celebrating the newly elected Mayor of Tampa and honoring current and previous city leaders. Net proceeds fund Florida Prepaid College Scholarships for academically
successful but underserved and financially challenged local students. Through our partner, the Hillsborough Education Foundation (a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization), we are able to obtain matching contributions from the State of Florida, nearly doubling our benefits to students.
The Hillsborough Education Foundation helps to assure student success by interviewing and screening applicants, signing scholars to a written contract, recruiting and developing mentors (volunteers) for each recipient, providing college success coaches and coordinating college tours. All of these services combined with the promise of a college scholarship substantially increase high school graduation rates of these underserved students from 60 percent to 98 percent.
Sponsorship Opportunities Include:
Presenting Sponsor - $35,000
VIP Reception Sponsor - $15,000
Public Fireworks Over the Riverwalk - $10,000
Decorations, Music, Wine Signage and Printing Sponsorships Available
Beneficiary: Hillsborough Education Foundation
Please contact Mary Gorder at [email protected] or
(813) 551-1620 with any questions.
NOTE: Checks payable to Hillsborough Education Foundation.