There will be three fundraising opportunities at our Journey to Justice: a Live Auction, Golden Ticket Raffle, and Fund the Mission. Your participation in one (or all three!) will help take Cultural Leadership to the next level. Have you always been sad you’re too old for Cultural Leadership? Then you’ll love our prizes! Read more about each fundraiser below.Buy Raffle Ticket
Live Auction: Join the Journey
Join the Journey: 4-day, 3-night trip to Washington D.C. with Class 15:
Two lucky people will join Class 15’s Transformational Journey on a four-day, three-night trip to Washington D.C. in early/mid-June. Hotel and airfare included. The estimated value of this package is $2,000. But, when you think about the people you may get to meet and the places you get to see, some may say it’s priceless! In the past, winners of this package have joined the students’ meetings with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressman John Lewis, Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram, historian Dr. C.R. Gibbs, and professor Dr. Coleman McCarthy, just to name a few. (See below photo of this year’s guests with Justice Ginsburg.) They have also visited the Smithsonian Museum for African American History and Culture and the United States Holocaust Museum. While the itinerary is subject to change, the trip is guaranteed to be a life-changing. Just ask our alumni! Starting bid is $2,500, but the experience is worth more than money can buy!
Dates: June 7-10, 2020 (Sunday-Wednesday)
We’re all about equity here at Cultural Leadership. So, while we will be auctioning off a trip for two to join Class 15 in Washington D.C. to the highest bidder, this same experience will also be up for grabs in our Golden Ticket Raffle.
Golden Ticket Raffle: Experience Cultural Leadership
Participate in our Join the Journey Raffle for a chance to experience the essence of Cultural Leadership. You do not have to attend the event to participate! We are selling 100 Golden Tickets at $100 apiece. Three Golden Tickets will be drawn at the end of the night. So, each Golden Ticket holder will have THREE chances to win fabulous Cultural Leadership-related experiences. Upon purchasing your Golden Ticket you will have the opportunity to rank the three prizes in order of
Prize 1: Journey to Justice: 4-day, 3-night trip to D.C. with Class 15:
See description above.
Dates: four days, three nights in early/mid-June. Last year’s trip was June 10-12.
Prize 2: Attend two Programs on Black or Jewish History and Culture or Black/Jewish Relations and Organizing:
Cultural Leadership students participate in seven Sunday workshops over the course of the year. Of these, two are about Jewish history and culture, and two are about African American history and culture. Another is about the historical relationship between the Black and Jewish communities. This package enables you to attend two out of the three sessions of your choice.
Dates: Black History and Culture is September 22, 2020; Jewish History and Culture is October 6, 2020. Black/Jewish Relations and Organizing is Dec. 15, 2020. All of these programs are Sundays from 2-6pm.
Prize 3: Cultural Leadership’s Holiday Swap: Join a Class 15 student on both legs of their Holiday Swap. Cultural Leadership’s Holiday Swap is meant to expose people to religions and traditions that they may normally never experience. For example, a Jewish student will join his/her Christian classmate for an Easter Sunday service and brunch, and then that Jewish student will host him/her for a Passover Seder. Seders are normally on the first or second night of Passover. If you want to broaden your horizons and enjoy some home-cooked, traditional meals, you will love this package!
Dates: Easter Sunday is April 12, 2020; Passover Seder will be on April 8 or 9, 2020.
Fund the Mission
Make your mark by donating at one of these set levels. The descriptions give a sense of what that amount can cover. We will read off each level at the event and ask people to raise their paddles for the amount they choose.
$15,000: Honoring Cultural Leadership’s 15th Anniversary. This new level is added to honor all Troublemakers of the Very Best Kind – whether we know of you or not!
$10,000: Underwrite the cost of a student or multiple students in the High School Leadership Program, our most transformative experience.
$5,000: Underwrite costs for key elements of our High School Leadership Program such as the intensive monthly program sessions, three weekend overnight retreats, and many unique experiences such as Cultural Leadership’s School Swap and Holiday Swap
$3,000: Sponsor a High School Leadership Program student’s full tuition or Transformational Journey
$1,500: Lodging for Facilitation Skills Retreat
$1,000: One full scholarship to Camp Cultural Leadership
$750: Subway transportation in New York City
$500: Two group dinners on the Transformational Journey
$250: Tickets to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
$100: Meeting space rental on Transformational Journey
$50: Journals for the Transformational Journey
$15: Lunch for two students on the Transformational Journey