COMMUNITY PARTNERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Hooty's Nest Egg Annual Fund makes up a significant portion of SOFi's annual budget, funding the extra initiatives that matter most to Bolton Academy, your neighborhood school. Community involvement is crucial to Bolton’s success, and we rely on our local business partners to help make Bolton Academy the best it can be. Many of your patrons are parents (or former students) of Bolton Academy, and your contribution to the school is a great way to continue to foster goodwill and brand recognition in our community. Our parents and supporters are a loyal group and they rally around businesses that support our beloved Bolton Academy!
Wes Finger, President of Soaring Owls Foundation, explains how the organization benefits Bolton Academy.
HOW YOUR GIFT HELPS
All gifts are tax deductible and donation receipts will be provided to all donors. Each year brings new needs, but past and current initiatives funded by your donations include:
Virtual Instruction Needs, Including Technology Replenishments for Students, Digital Learning Supplies for Teachers and Other Additional Resources Identified by Bolton's Instructional Learning Team
Teacher Professional Development, Including Leadership Initiatives
State PTA Membership Dues
Parent Empowerment Nights and Workshops
Staff and Teacher Appreciation
Community Outreach Events
International Baccalaureate Training, Support and Materials
Teacher Reimbursements for Educational Materials
Cultural Events and Field Trips
HELP US FEATHER THE NEST
Get started today by signing up to donate via the box below! You can also pay by check addressed to the Soaring Owls Foundation at 2275 Marietta Boulevard NW, Suite 270, Box 327, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. Also, keep in mind that you can pay over time as
a recurring monthly donation.
$1,000 to $2,499
Your support at this level will get your business featured on a banner hanging in front of Bolton Academy for the school year. Our school is located directly on Adams Drive, a most convenient cut through for those of us on the Westside! You’ll also receive a plaque or door stick to display at your place of business, so people know you’re an avid Bolton supporter. Additionally, you will be featured on a page dedicated to sponsors on our website and, once a month, we will publish a dedicated post about our sponsors in the Bolton Academy Weekly Hoot, the school’s e-newsletter that is sent to over 1,400 email addresses, and on all SOFi social media. Finally, SOFi will send out an end of year thank you to our sponsors via email to over 2,000 email addresses, and we will celebrate you on all of our social media as well. With school starting off virtually this year, we anticipate a lot of digital traffic!
$2,500 to $3,499
As a Wise Owl sponsor, you will receive all of the Owlet level benefits noted above, plus you’ll be invited to a SOFi sponsor networking event hosted by Proof of the Pudding. It’ll be a night filled with delicious food and cocktails, and will give you a chance to connect with other Bolton-loving businesses in the area. Finally, during the school year, your business will be featured by itself in a curated sponsor shout-out via the Weekly Hoot and our social media channels. If we have returned to school in person, you can also send home a flyer to students advertising your business.
$3,500 to $4,999
Upping the ante? You’ll be glad you did because, in addition to the Wise Owl level benefits, your individual sponsor shout-outs will increase to three times per school year. We will also feature your signage/logo on a drink cart and sponsor banner at our annual golf tournament, The SOFi Cup*. You’ll also get a foursome to join in the fun. Held each fall (most recently at Chastain Park), this event is attended by more than 80 parents, teachers, Atlanta Public School board members and officials and local business leaders. Finally, your Soaring Owl donation will garner you a bar sponsorship at SOFi’s premier fundraising event in the spring, SOFi’s Night**. This adults-only silent and live auction and cocktail event is attended by over 200 people from across our community.
THE AVIAN CLUB
$5,000 and up
At this level, you get the gold star sponsor treatment! Of course, the Soaring Owl benefits listed above are all yours, but at The Avian Club level – we increase your individual sponsor shout-outs to FIVE times per year. Also, we get you maximum exposure at The SOFi Cup* and SOFi’s Night** by upgrading your sponsorships. At this level, your sponsorship at The SOFi Cup will get you exclusive advertising at our closest-to-the-hole contest and on our event banner. At SOFi’s Night, you’ll be a Diamond sponsor, with your logo featured on signage and advertising throughout the event and verbal recognition and introduction prior to the start of the live auction . . . plus you’ll get 4 tickets to attend the event and mix and mingle with the best of the Westside.
If you’re looking to support Bolton Academy in other ways, please consider sponsoring one of the events below.
TEACHER APPRECIATION PARTY SPONSOR
We will make sure all of our teachers know that your business supports their hard work!
FIELD DAY GRADE SPONSOR
We will use this donation to buy t-shirts for one grade level and those shirts will feature your name and logo. You can even name the team for the grade! (If all grades are not sponsored, we will instead provide signs at Field Day advertising your business and you can send home a flyer with students as well.)
GRADE LEVEL SPONSOR
Your donation will fund general needs for teachers in a certain grade level and we will send home flyers with students advertising your business and thanking you for your support.
In the future when we are able to host in-person events at the school, we will provide more information about sponsoring a table at such events, like our Back to School BBQ and Bolton Showcase.
*We're currently determining alternative options for packages that include sponsorship at The SOFi Cup, as we will likely not be able to move forward with an in-person event this fall.
**Currently, we are optimistic that we will be able to hold an in-person SOFi's Night event. However, if this event becomes virtual, we will offer alternative options for packages that include event tickets and sponsorship.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Our squad could always use more brainpower, more helping hands and more advocates to help spread the word about the work we do. Whether you have bandwidth for one event or are interested in a longer-term commitment, we'd love to discuss how you can contribute.