Sponsorship

 

Sponsor one of the largest and most popular student-organized culture night productions in the country

Dear prospective sponsor,

Over the past thirty years, the Vietnamese Student Union at the University of California, Los Angeles has grown to be one of the largest and most prominent Vietnamese-American organizations in Southern California. Under the guidance of the Union of the Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization*, we have continued to advocate for the cultural, social, educational, and political welfare of not just Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans but for all communities. By enhancing our own appreciation of our culture through theater and performing arts, we aim to foster a greater understanding towards the unique Vietnamese-American experience. We cherish and take very seriously this opportunity to increase our responsibility to educate people about bicultural issues concerning the Vietnamese American community. With this in mind, the Vietnamese Student Union is proud to present our 37th Annual Vietnamese Culture Night (VCN) to the UCLA community and beyond.

VCN is one of our most anticipated and biggest events of the year, with an attendance of over 1,500 people each year and a budget of roughly $30,000. Every year, large budget cuts and competition for resources means that our show becomes more and more difficult to finance. It has become increasingly necessary for the community to show their support for the youth. By pledging your support for VCN through a tax-deductible contribution, your business will support the ongoing cultural enrichment, development, and leadership of the next generation. This proposal details different sponsorship levels that will help us work with your business to develop a promotional plan that will benefit both VCN and you. We look forward to building our next generation together. Thank you for your time and your generosity.

Sincerely,

Michael LyExecutive Director | vcn.ucla@gmail.com

Lee Pham & Brian LuExecutive Producers | vcn.producer.ucla@gmail.com

Sarah Ho & Josh TranFiscal & Sponsorship Coordinators | vcn.fiscal.ucla@gmail.com

* The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, All donations will be tax-deductible. Once receiving your donation, we will send you the tax identification number with a receipt.

501(c)3

 

Your Sponsorship Donation is Tax-Deductible


$30,000

 

Approx. Total Production Cost


Where It Goes

  • Facilities (Royce Hall) 70%
  • Sets / Props 5%
  • Advertising Materials (Flyers, Programs) 10%
  • Apparel 10%
  • Cast (Food, Transportation) 5%

1,500+

 

 

Annual Attendees From All Across Southern California


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Questions?

Contact Sarah Ho and Josh Tran, current Fiscal & Sponsorship Coordinators, at vcn.fiscal.ucla@gmail.com.

Contribution Levels

Bronze Level

$100-199
  • 501(c)3 tax-deductible
  • Shout out over VSU’s emailing list, reaching over 1,200 students and alumni weekly
  • 2 free VCN tickets

Silver Level

$200-399
  • 501(c)3 tax-deductible
  • Shout out over VSU’s emailing list, reaching over 1,200 students and alumni weekly
  • Logo feature in VCN program booklet, distributed to all 1,500+ attendees
  • 2 free VCN tickets

Gold Level

$400-499
  • 501(c)3 tax-deductible
  • Shout out over VSU’s emailing list, reaching over 1,200 students and alumni weekly
  • Logo feature in VCN t-shirts and flyers
  • 1/4 page advertisement in VCN program booklet, distributed to all 1,500+ attendees
  • 4 free VCN tickets

Platinum Level

$500-749
  • 501(c)3 tax-deductible
  • Shout out over VSU’s emailing list, reaching over 1,200 students and alumni weekly
  • Shout out on VCN’s website, vcn.vsubruins.com
  • Logo featured on VCN flyers and t-shirts
  • 1/2 page advertisement in VCN booklet, distributed to all 1,500+ attendees
  • 2 free VCN t-shirts
  • 4 complimentary tickets to VCN

Diamond Level

$750-999
  • 501(c)3 tax-deductible
  • Shout out over VSU’s emailing list, reaching over 1,200 students and alumni weekly
  • Shout out on VCN’s website, vcn.vsubruins.com
  • Logo featured on VCN flyers and t-shirts
  • 1 whole page advertisement in VCN booklet, distributed to all 1,500+ attendees
  • 2 free VCN t-shirts
  • 4 complimentary tickets to VCN

Royce Hall Level

$999+
  • 501(c)3 tax-deductible
  • Shout out over VSU’s emailing list, reaching over 1,200 students and alumni weekly
  • Shout out on VCN’s website, vcn.vsubruins.com
  • Logo featured on VCN flyers and t-shirts
  • 1/2 page advertisement in VCN booklet, distributed to all 1,500+ attendees
  • 2 free VCN t-shirts
  • 6 complimentary tickets to VCN
  • Booth in the Royce Hall lobby to interact with guests

Here are some more reasons why we are inviting you to sponsor VCN:

First Sold-Out Culture Night of the Year

Being the first on-campus culture night to be held at UCLA, VCN performs to a consistently sold out Royce Hall audience of over 1,500 people each year. By sponsoring VCN, you will be recognized by students, families, faculty, and community members who come from all around to watch the show.

Social Impact

Students spend months preparing for the show because they believe in VCN’s ability to educate the community on important social, cultural, and community issues. Your support is integral in continuing our mission. And, in addition, your sponsorship donation to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization will be tax-deductible.

Youth Leadership

VCN is entirely student-led and student-run. Students create and produce this show, from the scriptwriting to the choreography to the set designs to the a cappella arrangements. Supporting VCN means you are supporting the youth’s ability to lead and preserve the Vietnamese culture.

Financial Resource

Our entirely student-run production costs nearly $30,000 to produce, which includes costs for renting facilities, buying materials and equipment, and feeding the cast. These costs rise each year as budget cuts continue to deepen; your sponsorship will help us finance the show and provide the resources our students need!

Legacy of Excellence

VCN has been a part of the Vietnamese Student Union for 37 years. In previous iterations, VCN at UCLA has won countless awards from both the Union of the Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California (UVSA SoCal) and the Union of the North American Vietnamese Student Assocations (UNAVSA), including Best Cast (2016), Most Eye-Opening Show (2014), and Top 3 Culture Nights in North America (2016). By supporting VCN, you are supporting an award-winning cultural experience.

Name Recognition

Attendees travel from all over Southern California– and sometimes beyond– to watch VCN at UCLA. By supporting VCN and having your name on our promotional material, your business will receive name and brand recognition around the Southern California region.

Your support is graciously appreciated on behalf of our 150+ member cast!

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