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Charter Excellence Awards

INCS Charter Excellence Awards Virtual Celebration

Tuesday, December 15, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Every year, INCS recognizes, celebrates and rewards achievement in the Illinois charter community through the INCS Charter Excellence Awards.  This year we received over 80 nominations and the Charter Excellence Award Selection Committee has made their recommendations.  

This year, winners and runners-up will be announced at the 2020 INCS Charter Excellence Awards Virtual Celebration on Tuesday, December 15 at 6 pm CT.  You can sign up here. 

At the celebration, we will be honoring the commitments and accomplishments of 12 outstanding individuals in the Illinois charter community. We will recognize: 

  • A Principal 
  • A High School Teacher 
  • An Elementary Teacher 
  • A parent or family member 
  • 2 Eighth Graders 
  • 4 Graduating Seniors 
  • The inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in Illinois Charter Schools 
  • Charter Champion 

We will also be announcing the founding INCS Teacher Leadership Cohort.  Fifteen charter teachers are will participate in a training to support and train to speak out publicly and advocate for their students and their schools. 

The principal and teachers will each be awarded $10,000 for their achievement and the runners-up will receive $500. The parent winner will receive $500 as well. The 8th graders will receive a $500 scholarship, and the seniors will receive $1000 scholarships. These monetary awards are made possible by the Invest for Kids Foundation 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

INCS is seeking sponsors for the 2020 Charter Excellence Awards Virtual Celebration. This is a great opportunity for partners, vendors and businesses interested in working with charter schools to learn more about the charter community, be virtually introduced to charter leaders and teachers from around the state, and share your services with schools. 

We have a variety of opportunities for potential sponsors to become involved. 

Gold sponsor – $20,000  

INCS is seeking one Gold Sponsor who will be the primary sponsor of the event. 

Benefits include: 

  • Sponsor name with INCS at the top of all event materials 
  • A 2-minute slot to speak at the beginning of the event (recorded before the event) 
  • Name on all marketing and promotional materials 
  • A dedicated email to all charter schools about your company and its potential benefit to charters 
  • Name headlined on the web site 
  • Name included on all social media related to the event 
  • Name and contact info in the “thank you for your support” section of the event 
  • Opportunity to write a blog post about your organization and its potential benefit to charters 
  • Access to all attendee contact information 

 

Silver sponsor – $10,000 

INCS is seeking three Silver Sponsors of the event. 

Benefits include: 

  • Sponsor name on all event materials 
  • 1-minute slot to speak during the event (recorded before the event) 
  • A dedicated email to all charter schools about your company and its potential benefit to charters 
  • Name on the web site 
  • Name included on all social media related to the event 
  • Name and contact info in the “thank you for your support” section of the event 
  • Access to all attendee contact information 

 

Video sponsors – $4,000 (5) 
  • One sponsor for each award video which will feature each of the five primary winners (principal, teachers, parent, lifetime achievement award) 
  • Name will be prominently displayed at the beginning of each award video 
  • An opportunity to speak for 30 seconds in the video 
  • Name will be in the follow up emails and all marketing of the videos 
  • Name and contact info in the “thank you for your support” section of the event 
  • Access to all attendee contact information 

 

Supporters ($1000) 
  • Name at the end of the video 
  • Name in one promotional email and one follow up email 
  • Recognized on website as supporter 
  • Name and contact info in the “thank you for your support” section of the event 
  • Access to all attendee contact information