2018 Author Luncheon Featuring James Patterson

Photo credit David Burnett

James PattersonNew York Times best selling author and literacy advocate, will be the guest speaker at the Library Foundation’s 6th Annual Author Luncheon on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.  This year, we will gather at the newly-renovated Municipal Auditorium, at 11:30 am.  A special reception with James Patterson for sponsors of $6,000 and more will precede the luncheon. We welcome the Community Foundation of Sarasota County as our 2018 Luncheon Sponsor.

James Patterson makes very few public appearances so we are very excited to host him for the first time in Sarasota.  Patterson holds the New York Times and Guinness World Records for the most books listed at #1 on the NY Times Best Seller list -67!!    Patterson is writing his next novel in collaboration with former President Bill Clinton, scheduled for publication in June 2018.

Patterson is as passionate about kids and reading as we are at the Library Foundation.  He has authored many children’s books including the Middle School and I, Funny series which delighted his son as he grew up.  He created a wonderful web site to help kids and parents find good books to read at readkiddoread.com. We will connect Patterson with kids from Emma E. Booker Elementary during his Sarasota visit next February.

The annual author luncheon is the Library Foundation’s only fundraiser.  In just 5 short years, net proceeds of the luncheon have helped us grow into a strong, financially sound organization dedicated to securing the future of our Sarasota County libraries.   We hope you will join us for the James Patterson luncheon.  You can reserve sponsored tables below or individual tickets ($125 Supporter and $175 Patron), by clicking here.  For questions, please contact Kim Noyes at 941-228-6274 or events@sarasotalibraryfoundation.org.

 

Presenting Sponsor — $12,000 (Reserved )
• One premier table (10 seats) with signage at the Luncheon
• Signed copy of James Patterson book for ten table guests
• Ten invitations to the pre-luncheon private reception on February 7 with James Patterson
• Opportunity to welcome guests to the Luncheon from the podium
• Company name and logo on the following, if commitment by print dates:
○ SAVE the DATE postcard and e-blast
○ Evite and event program
○ Library Foundation web site and all press releases
○ Event signage and video screen at the Luncheon

Private Reception Sponsor — $10,000 (Only one available)
• One premier table (10 seats) with signage at the Luncheon
• Signed copy of James Patterson book for ten table guests
• Ten invitations to the pre-luncheon private reception on February 7 with James Patterson
• Opportunity to welcome guests to the pre-luncheon private reception
• Company name and logo on the following, if commitment by print dates:
○ Evite and event program
○ Library Foundation web site and all press releases
○ Event signage and video screen at the Luncheon

Literary Lion Sponsor — $6,000
• One premier table (10 seats) with signage at the Luncheon
• Signed copy of James Patterson book for ten table guests
• Ten invitations to the pre-luncheon private reception on February 7 with James Patterson
• Listing as a Sponsor on the following, if commitment by print dates:
○ Evite and event program
○ Library Foundation web site and all press releases
○ Event signage and video screen at the Luncheon

Best Seller Sponsor — $3,000
• One premier table (10 seats) with signage at the Luncheon
• Copy of James Patterson book for ten table guests
• Listing as a Sponsor on the following, if commitment by print dates:
○ Evite and event program
○ Library Foundation web site and all press releases
○ Event signage and video screen at the Luncheon

Book Lover Sponsor — $1,750
• One premier table (10 seats) with signage at the Luncheon
• Listing as a Sponsor on the following, if commitment by print dates:
○ Event signage and program
○ Library Foundation web site and all press releases

There are several easy ways to become a sponsor:

Online: Through our secure payment site by filling out the form below.
By mail: Please download and print the sponsorship form and return it with your check to:
Library Foundation for Sarasota County
P.O. Box 17903
Sarasota, FL 34276-0903

We sincerely thank you for your consideration!

For tax purposes, the fair market value of each sponsored table is $500.
Any contribution above this amount may be eligible for charitable deduction.