We, the Vietnamese Student Union (VSU) at UCLA, cordially invite your organization to be part of our annual Vietnamese Culture Night (VCN) on January 17, 2011 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. In its 31st year, Vietnamese Culture Night has become one of the most anticipated events on campus, bringing together over 1,800 students, faculty, staff, family members and the off-campus Vietnamese American community every year. Culture night is a show produced by 200 students with a program cost just under $30,000, most of which goes to the cost of facilities. This year, we are faced with a great obstacle because the cost of our venue has increased drastically. Historically, we have used Royce Hall, a prestigious building on our campus, to meet the scale of our production and the purpose of the show. Unfortunately, it was this year the increased was placed, taxing a lot of the student organizations. We are looking for sponsors to be an integral part in funding to support such an important educational and cultural event.
We intend culture night to meet our organization’s vision of advocating for the cultural, educational, political, and social welfare of the Vietnamese community at large. While serving to educate the community and bring culture into more people’s lives, VCN also brings together the members of the Vietnamese Student Union and other volunteers. VCN is a unique program that composes of acting, traditional dance, modern dance, music, and behind-the-scenes work. The 200 students that partake in building this large-scale show foster bonds with each other and discover a sense of community among themselves. Involvement in a completely student-organized production allows skill development and personal growth in each member. VCN is an especially great event to support because it aims to educate our audience while the students involved educate themselves and really grow through the retreats, rehearsals, and hours of practice.
We would appreciate any support that you can offer, whether a monetary contribution to help pay for the facility, props, costumes or a donation of food to keep our team, cast, and crew healthy and nourished during the long hours of rehearsal. In return, we will gladly thank you with a section or advertisement in our program, which is given to over 1,200 attendees. We will also provide you with complimentary tickets to the show. If you would like to contribute to this year’s Vietnamese Culture Night, please send a confirmation email to email@example.com so that we may discuss more details. Once again, VCN is January 17, 2011, from 6pm-10pm. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to ask via email.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.
Vietnamese Student Union & Vietnamese Culture Night Staff at UCLA