Clay Aiken – The National Inclusion Project


I wanted to take a moment today to chat about one of my favorite organizations…The National Inclusion Project.  Most people who read here are familiar with the organization and know the amazing job they do each day and the impact they have made by ensuring that children nationwide can experience all that life has to offer.

Today, the conversation is about the 10thAnniversary Champions Gala and some of the ways each of us can help.

For many of you, attending the Gala is something you plan to do.

10th Anniversary Champions Gala

The Power of Inclusion

October 12, 2013 ~ 8pm

McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square

 Charlotte, NC


There are different types of tickets for the Gala:

Platinum Ticket: $2,500 are available June 12th at noon EST through the Project Office ~ Call 919-314-5540 to purchase the ticket which includes Front Row seating at the Gala, Reserved front table seating at the VIP Reception plus an individual picture with Clay autographed and framed in a custom 10th Anniversary Champions Gala frame.

Gold Ticket:  $1,000 – available on June 19th at noon through Carolina Tix.  This ticket includes Premium seating at the Gala (Orch 1), entrance to the VIP Reception with a special performance by Clay Aiken, and the individual picture with Clay.

Gala Only Ticket:  $250 – available July 17th at noon through Carolina Tix

It will be so exciting and inspirational to meet the 2013 Champions Gala Honorees.  You will return home with a determination to see Inclusion for All Children the norm!

One of the things I am excited about this year is something everyone can participate in.  This year, the Project will be selling program advertisements.  This is a great way to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Gala.  Why not write a note of congratulations to the Project.  This can be from an individual, a family, an organization, or a group of friends.  And, even if you can’t attend the Gala, you can support the evening!  The following is a list of the sizes and prices of the Program ads:

Full Page Color Ad (5.25″x 8.25″) – $500

Full Page B/W Ad (5.25″x 8.25″) – $300

1/2 Page Color Ad (5.25″x 4.125″) – $275

1/2 Page B/W Ad (5.25″x 4.125″) – $175

As you can see…these prices make it easy for us to fill the program with congratulations to the Project for 10 years or to the Champions of Inclusion for being honored!

 Another easy way to participate in the excitement of the Gala is to participate in the 200 Kids campaign.  The goal is to raise $50,000 by July 28th to enable programs to include 200 kids in camp.  So far, the campaign has raised $13,074.00 that is 26% of the goal.  The National Inclusion Project website says:

 IF we reach our goal and raise $50,000 by July 28, 2013 (our official anniversary), two donors will be randomly selected to present the 200 Kids Campaign check on stage to our co-founders, Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel at the 10th Anniversary Champions Gala!

Be sure a keep track of the red thermometer graphic on the right of CANN.  We will keep it updated so you can see the numbers go up!!  Every dollar counts and no donation is too small.

The 200 kids campaign and the ads are ways that everyone can be a participant.  We have so many fans that live all over the world.  Wouldn’t if be fun to see some ads from all over the world?  If you have any questions, please ask me and I will help in any way I can.

Yes…I am excited about the National Inclusion Project and I am especially looking forward to the 10th Year Champions Gala.  Just think of all this organization has accomplished in 10 years!

For more information about tickets, ads, or even corporate sponsorship, visit the National Inclusion Project website.  Everything you need to know is right there!


Are you planning to attend the Gala?

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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – The National Inclusion Project

  1. I am planning to attend the Gala – went the last two years and had the most wonderful experiences!
    This year will be so special for the 10th Anniversary – – I am very excited! <3

  2. No, I will not be able to attend. I will give a donation though. The National Inclusion Project is a very worthwhile organization. Hope they have many people there this year.

  3. i wish i could also go to this gala it sure is amazing to see the progress that nip has made in 10 years

  4. I will be attending again this year and am so excited to learn of the growth the project has made this year. I am so inspired to see the accomplishments of individual children and camp groups as a result of the dedicated work of NIP.

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