Clay Aiken – A Highlight Of The Year

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 Circle of Heroes 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.  If not, I hope you will consider it again.  The week-end event is always a highlight of my year!

Circle of Heroes Champions Gala

Saturday, September 26th – 6:30PM

Marriott City Center – Raleigh, NC


The honorees for this Gala are:

Marlana Vanhoose
Procter & Gamble
(more TBA)

Special guests and entertainment will be:

Performances by Clay Aiken
Guest Speaker Designer Justin LeBlanc
Hosted by Lynda Loveland

Platinum and Gold tickets are on sale June 18th @ 12noon EST

YES, that is TODAY

Silver tickets will be on sale June 23rd @ 12noon EST


There are different types of tickets for the Gala:

Platinum Ticket: $2,500

Secures one ticket and includes:

  • Front Row seating at the Gala
  • Front Row seating at the Founders’ Reception
  • Invitation to a Pre-Reception gathering with the Co-Founders and members of the Board and Staff of the Project
  • Individual photo with Co-Founders

Gold Ticket: $1,000

Secures one ticket and includes:

  • Premium reserved seating at the Gala
  • Reserved seating at the Founders’ Reception
  • Individual photo with Co-Founders

Silver Ticket: $250

Space is limited, please purchase as early as possible to guarantee a ticket

  • Reserved seating at the Gala

You will be able to purchase tickets online from the National Inclusion Project.  The link will be activated when the sale begins.

For more information, visit the National Inclusion Project website – Champions Gala  

To purchase tickets click on TICKETS

It will be so exciting and inspirational to meet the 2015 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 Champions Gala. Why not write a note of congratulations to the Project and use a Super Hero theme.   The ad 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″w x 8.25”h) – $500

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

Back Cover Ad (Full Page Color) – $1200 (1)

Inside Front Cover Ad (Full Page Color) – $750 (1)

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

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

1/8 Page Color Ad (2.5”w x 1.75”h) – $75 (limited)

Inside Back Cover Ad (Full Page Color) – $700 (1)

Finished program size is 5.5” x 8.5”.

As you can see…these prices should make it easy to fill the program with congratulations to the Project and have fun with our Super Heroes!


2014 Gala

Yes…I am excited about the National Inclusion Project and I am especially looking forward to the Circle of Heroes Champions Gala. Just think of all this organization has accomplished in just a few 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!

National Inclusion Project

Are you planning to attend the Gala?

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8 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Highlight Of The Year

  1. Oh how I wish I could go 🙁 Last year I set a goal to myself that I will be attending this year's gala but unfortunately my plan fell short… I'm sure it will be a wonderful event and such fun to celebrate another milestone for the National Inclusion Project. More power to Clay and Diane and all the people behind NIP!!!

    Thanks as always Martha!!!

      • Yes. I am from the Philippines and aside from the travel I have to secure a visa first which is kinda tricky because there's no guarantee that it will be approved. I have friends who were denied visa so I'm a little bit apprehensive. Thanks for asking Katie:)

  2. I love the Gala- I couldn't attend last year due to finances but I am super determined to attend this year….now if I could just get that gold or platinum ticket….{sigh}!

  3. Can't wait to attend the Gala in September. We are driving down from Ontario. Hope to see lots of you there….It's just so much fun, and a GREAT CAUSE!!!!!

    Hugs, Judy

  4. I know it's for a good cause, but it is kind of expensive, except for the silver ticket. I would be traveling from NJ. Maybe someday I'll get there. I hear that it is wonderful.

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