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Heritage Fund of Atlanta Medical Associate Scholarship & Awards Gala

FEBRUARY 1, 2020

6:30 PM

ATLANTA AIRPORT MARRIOTT GATEWAY

This event is the major fund-raiser for the Heritage Fund, which will present scholarships to deserving minority students at Morehouse School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College and Howard University College of Medicine. The scholarship funds are distributed equally to each institution.

A scholarship fundraiser for minority students at the following institutions

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Platinum Sponsor

$50,000

  • Naming recognition at the event and VIP reception, logo up light, and inclusion of logo on all event materials

  • 6 tickets to event VIP reception

  • 2 tables of 10 seats each

  • Premiere full page ad in commemorative program and on table signage

  • Video Greetings presentation (2 to 3 minutes)

  • Logo featured on website for one year inclusive of company link – Featured on all marketing collateral advertising and materials

Gold Sponsor

$25,000

  • Naming recognition at event and VIP reception

  • Full page advertising in commemorative program
    Featured on all marketing collateral advertising and materials

  • Logo featured on website for 6 months

  • 4 tickets to VIP reception

  • 1 table of 10 seats

  • Name recognition in commemorative program and on table signage

Silver Sponsor

$15,000

  • Naming recognition at the event

  • 1⁄2 page ad

  • Logo featured on website for 3 months

  • Featured on all marketing collateral advertising and materials

  • 4 tickets to VIP reception

  • 1 table of 10 seats

  • Name recognition in commemorative program and on table signage

Bronze Sponsor

$10,000

  • 1/4 page ad

  • Featured on all marketing collateral advertising for event

  • Logo featured on website for 1 month

  • 2 tickets to VIP reception

  • 1 table of 10 seats

  • Name recognition in commemorative program and on table signage

Partner Sponsor

$5,000

  • Naming recognition at the event

  • 1⁄4 page ad

  • Featured on all marketing collateral advertising for event

  • 2 tickets to VIP reception

  • Name recognition in commemorative program and on table signage

  • 1 table of 10 seats

Patron Sponsor

$3,500

  • 1⁄4 page ad

  • Name recognition in commemorative program and on table signage

  • 1 table of 10 seats

Table Sponsor

$2,000

  • Name recognition in commemorative program and table signage

  • 1 table of 10 seats

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Media/Website Sponsors

You have an opportunity to provide financial aid in providing media coverage for our event through advertisement at a local paper or cover the cost of filming a TV infomercial. You will be able publicize our event through your social media channels, write an article in a publication about our event your product or service in an exchange for sponsorship benefits. These include:

  • Company logo presentation and marketing collateral at our events
  • Logo recognition in print materials and on AMA website
  • Priority access such as VIP and exclusive interviews

In-kind Sponsors

Being an in-kind sponsor, you will have the opportunity to support through donation or products or services. Benefits vary.

Marketing Sponsors

Sponsor has the opportunity to partner with members Similar to media sponsors, promotional partners are people who are public figures, bloggers or local celebrities who have a lot of followers to help promote our event to their own customer or fan bases.

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According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in 2016-2017, only 7% of all medical school matriculants were of African-American ethnicity as compared to the 13% make-up of all Americans.  It is well-known, even corroborated by studies, that African-American patients have more trust and slightly better health outcomes with physicians that look like them.  AAMC has also surveyed medical students and acknowledge that African-Americans are more willing to practice in underserved, minority-rich but physician-scarce areas.

In 2016 nearly 74% of new medical school graduates had education debt. The AAMC annual survey of medical school students also found that median education debt levels for graduates rose to $190,000 in 2016 from $125,372 in 2000, after being adjusted for inflation.  It has also been reported that the average household income of majority medical students is sometimes twice that of minorities.  The medical school classrooms are also being skewed towards higher income families.  Economic diversity is dwindling as access to quality college education becomes more threatened.

There are myriad reasons that we, the Atlanta Medical Association, need to extend ourselves and push to become extended family for our minority medical students.  The rising indebtedness of medical school education has been shown to influence the career choices of those still matriculating.  In the end, access to superior healthcare in our communities is jeopardized.  The attrition rate is high in the state of Georgia and the applicant pool is not keeping in step.  We must pick up the pace and help those who want to serve mankind through healthcare.  Medical school is difficult enough without the added stress of how to fund it.

We are proud to continue the work of our 501-(c)(3) foundation, the Heritage Fund of the Atlanta Medical Association, and establish the AMA Endowment.  Over the past twenty years, hundreds of minority medical students from Morehouse School of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine and Meharry Medical College have been granted close to a half-million dollars. The cause of raising money for these worthwhile scholarships now can live in perpetuity.  We ask that you consider supporting our goal of raising a ten-million-dollar endowment.  Join us and contribute to the great legacy of the Atlanta Medical Association and by doing so, you ultimately will care for generations to come.

AMA Endowment Campaign Committee