Words Alive's signature fundraising event is the Annual Author's Luncheon & Fundraiser. Celebrating its 15th year, the Author's Luncheon has featured world renowned authors such as Salman Rushdie, Jodi Picoult, and Isabel Allende.
Each fall, the Author's Luncheon is attended by over 600 patrons including book lovers, philanthropists, educators, civic organizations, and people invested in creating a more literate and thriving San Diego. This intellectual, elegant, and fast-paced fundraising event helps Words Alive raise over $200,000 annually, funds that make up a considerable portion of what Words Alive needs to continue serving thousands of children and families each year with high-quality literacy programs.
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, the generous people, companies, and organizations who know how important literacy is for a prosperous community, and support our mission of opening opportunities of life success by inspiring a commitment to reading.
First Republic Bank is a returning sponsor for the Annual Author’s Luncheon & Fundraiser and is our VIP Reception Sponsor! They told us that they were “delighted to continue to support Words Alive, what positive and inspiring work you all do!”
First Republic was founded in 1985 and has since provided services such as private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. Additionally, they specialize in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service with a commitment to responsiveness and action. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for clients, including deposit services along with residential, commercial, and personal loans. These services are offered primarily through preferred banking or wealth management offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich, and New York City.
Thank you First Republic for your help with this event and for recognizing the importance of literacy! With your support, Words Alive is able to provide high-quality literacy programming for students and families in San Diego communities.
Words Alive is also excited to announce our VIP reception for our table sponsors and their guests and the host committee after the main event on the day of the Luncheon! This exclusive function will provide more quality time with featured author, Mary Kubica, and you won’t want to miss it! In addition, event sponsors can get access to noteworthy benefits such as social media promotion, recognition on centerpieces, and the opportunity to announce Mary Kubica at the event!
Interested in availability for our sponsorship opportunities? If you, or the company you work for, believes in the importance of literacy and is interested in helping Words Alive foster a more literate community, check out sponsorship details here.