For Immediate Release: December 17, 2012
Fourth Annual “What’s Your Plan BE?” Girl’s Night Out & Fundraiser – January 18th, 2013, Event to raise $15, 000 for Denton ISD girls’ scholarships
DENTON, TX – Bravo Communications & Consulting announced the date for the fourth annual “What’s Your Plan BE?” Fundraiser and Girls Night Out, benefiting the Denton Public Schools Foundation Scholarships for Girls. The event will be held Friday, January 18th, 2013, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The floor will then open up for dancing and games until midnight.
Because of the phenomenal growth of the event in 2012, “What’s YOUR Plan BE?” has been moved to the Buffalo Valley Events Center in Denton, TX, to accommodate a larger crowd. Event tickets are free when you pre-purchase your raffle tickets online. For more information, visit http://www.wypb.blogspot.com.
The “What’s Your Plan BE?” Fundraiser and Girls Night Out was born in 2009 over a cup of coffee between friends, Libby Spears and Jill Personius. The two small business-owning moms had begun to see a pattern in the conversations they were having with women from all walks of life. They were hearing recurring sentiments of feeling lost and unable to find personal and professional happiness. Suddenly, Spears understood the problem.
“Too many people are worried about a back up Plan B when really we should be asking a more fundamental question: Who do you want to BE?” Spears said.
Spears, owner of Bravo Communications and Consulting, knew there was potential in this simple question and took action accordingly. She organized a committee and planned the first “What’s YOUR Plan BE?” fundraiser in 2010.
Each year, the event provides a laid-back setting for ladies to enjoy a girls’ night out. The event is produced by women for women, celebrating the achievements of females in the community.
Local business owners are invited to take part in the marketplace where event attendees can experience their products and services. Last year, some of the market place participants included Salon Rene, Dillard’s, Estee Lauder, and DFW Photo Booths.
Other business owners sponsored tables for the event and provided items for the themed baskets that are raffled to the attendees. This year the committee hopes to have six sponsored raffle baskets, with the value of each basket ranging from $1000 – $2000. The cost to sponsor a basket is $900.
“This year, our goal for the event is to raise $15,000 in scholarships,” Spears said. “In 2012, we awarded three $2000 scholarships to one girl from each of the three high schools. With the changes we have made to the event this year, I think we can far exceed our past numbers!”
The first year, “What’s Your Plan BE?” gathered the collected funds to make a donation to Dress for Success Dallas. The following year, Spears decided to refocus the proceeds to a need nearer to her heart – women’s education. As a result, the committee pulled in the Denton Public Schools Foundation and arrangements were made to establish the Bravo CC scholarship fund.
“As a former teacher, education – specifically women’s education – is and always will be near and dear to my heart,” Spears said. “I am so thankful to all of the area businesses and individuals who give their time and money to help make this event possible and the scholarships it provides. We have so many returning sponsors every year which tells me we are filling a need in our community!”
Table ticket sales, priced at $500, will also support the scholarship fund.
One of the highlights of the 2012 event was the sponsored VIP table for three area high schools, provided by business owner Rob Seay and Jostens Student Center. Their sponsorship allowed teachers and administrators to take part in the festivities.
In 2013, ten district tables are available to purchase for any Denton ISD school of your choice. Businesses interested in being a sponsor or donating products or services to one of the raffle baskets can contact Libby Spears directly at email@example.com.
This press release was written for Tilted Kilt and Operation Once in a Lifetime and edited by Melissa Cox with Aclarus Marketing & Events.