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At PAVE, our mission, vision, values, and work align around a single principle: DC is stronger when communities, schools, kids, and families make their voices heard in our education system.

PAVE connects our majority Black and Brown network of families with system leaders, elected officials, and policymakers, informs them of the education policy priorities chosen by DC parents, and empowers parent leaders to advocate, not just for their kids, but ALL kids in DC.

To create great schools in every ward and community in DC, we convene a network of over 3,000 parent leaders from across DC to amplify the voices that represent the diverse needs, interests, and perspectives of our families and communities. We believe that ALL parents, regardless of their ward, community, socioeconomic status, or educational background, when given the space, access, and tools, can be great parent leaders for their kids and ALL kids.

We know our model works.

In under seven years — and through a pandemic which caused most states to cut education funding — our networkʼs efforts have secured massive funding increases for Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs, secured historic increases in per pupil “at-risk”, and facilities funding for public schools in DC, fully funded the School-Based Mental Health expansion to ensure at least one clinician in every public school in DC, and more, proving whatʼs possible when parent leaders PAVE the way for responsive education policymaking. To build on the incredible momentum of previous years, the Parent Power Gala is BACK to further expand PAVEʼs policy, advocacy, organizing, and communications work serving families and kids in our nationʼs capital.

We invite you to join us for our PAVE Parent Power Gala at one of DC’s hottest venues:

District Winery (385 Water St SE)

Monday, April 29, 2024

6:00-10:30 pm

Join us and help us build Parent Power in our city!

INNOVATOR: $25,000 
  • 12 Pre-Gala VIP reception tickets
  • 12 Parent Power Gala seats 
  • Invitation for a member of your team to make remarks at the event 
  • Full page color ad & logo and partnership description highlighted in gala program 
  • Featured logo inclusion on event invitation, event signage, event program, event step-and-repeat, and event website, including link to your website 
  • Featured link to your website on pre-event promotional emails 
  • Opportunity to provide promotional materials in gala swag bag 
  • Opportunity to be recognized as a sponsor of the Fifth Annual PAVE Parent Policy Summit, where parent leaders, policymakers, and education advocates come together to discuss the issues families want to see amplified for the 2024-25 school year, with featured logo inclusion on all PAVE Parent Policy Summit materials.
  • Special invitation to PAVE’s annual Thank You Event in August 2024, to celebrate advocates, supporters, elected officials, and policymakers who are instrumental in building a FY25 budget that supports the future success of DC students.

Additional customized benefits are available for Innovator sponsors. Contact us to design a custom sponsorship experience.

INFLUENCER: $10,000 
  • 8 Pre-Gala VIP reception tickets 
  • 8 Parent Power Gala seats
  • Half-page color ad & logo on partnership description highlighted in gala program 
  • Logo inclusion on event invitation, signage, program, and website, including link to your website 
  • Special invitation to PAVE’s annual Thank You event in August 2024, to celebrate advocates, supporters, elected officials, and policymakers who are instrumental in building a FY24 budget that supports the future success of DC students.
ADVOCATE: $5,000
  • 6 Pre-Gala VIP reception tickets 
  • 6 Parent Power Gala seats 
  • Quarter color page ad & logo in gala program
  • Logo inclusion on event invitation, program, signage, and website 
CATALYST: $2,500 
  • 4 Pre-Gala VIP reception tickets 
  • 4 Parent Power Gala seats 
  • Name recognition on event invitation, program, signage, and website
INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $500
  • A night of food, drink, dancing, and Parent Power!