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Fall Author Event

Our main fundraising event of the year, the Fall Author Event has grown into one of the most highly attended events in our community with over 1,000 supporters at a public gala featuring a presentation by a renowned author. This fundraiser not only provides an opportunity for our community to come together in support of education, but also provides our students the chance to interact with, learn from, and meet world-class authors. The Fall Author Event includes a student writing contest based on our visiting author's books as well as a school assembly with the author for students across the district.

To see all of the amazing authors we've hosted at our Fall Author Event, click here.

2024 Fall Author Event: Ruta Sepetys

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Ruta Sepetys

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2024

Time: 5:30 pm social hour | 6:30 pm dinner

Place: Ogden Eccles Conference Center | 2415 Washington Blvd.

Ruta Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for her book Salt to the Sea, Ruta is renowned for giving voice to underrepresented history and those who experienced it. Many of her books such as Between Shades of Gray, I Must Betray You, and The Fountains of Silence, have won or been shortlisted for over forty book prizes, are included on over thirty state reading lists, and are currently in development for film and television.

Ruta is passionate about the power of history and story to foster global dialogue and connectivity. She has been invited to present at NATO, the European Parliament, the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, and Embassies worldwide. She was awarded The Rockefeller Foundation's prestigious Bellagio Fellowship for her studies on human resilience. Ruta is the daughter of a Lithuanian refugee and is extremely proud to be of Baltic heritage, even if that mean she has a name no one can pronounce.


Watch this personalized message to Ogden from Ruta Sepetys

 


Sponsorship Levels and Ticketing

Pulitzer Level Sponsor - $10,000 and up

Pulitzer Level sponsors will have their name/logo appear on the projection screen throughout the evening event and will be recognized in our electronic newsletter (over 6,000 distribution) and on the foundation website and social media. They will also receive a premier table with tier one seating for ten at the dinner and presentation on October 3, be invited to an exclusive meet-and-greet reception with the author prior to the dinner, be invited to a private dinner with the author on October 2, and receive a hardbound book to be personally signed by the author. 

Carnegie Level Sponsor - $5,000-$9,999

Carnegie Level sponsors will have their name/logo appear on the projection screen throughout the evening event and will be recognized in our electronic newsletter (over 6,000 distribution) and on the foundation website and social media. They will also receive tier one seating for ten at the dinner and presentation on October 3, be invited to an exclusive meet-and-greet reception with the author prior to the dinner, be invited to a private dinner with the author on October 2, and receive a hardbound book to be personally signed by the author.

Newbery Level Sponsor - $2,500-$4,999

Newberry Level sponsors will receive tier two seating for ten at the dinner and presentation on October 3. They will also be recognized on the foundation website and social media.

Best-Seller Level Sponsor - $1,500-$2,499

Best-Seller Level sponsors will receive tier three seating for ten at the dinner and presentation on October 3. They will also be recognized on the foundation website and social media.


 

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