20TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER PARTY
An Evening of Memories, Music and Celebration
October 7, 2023
Raleigh Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Join us for an evening of memories, music, and celebration as we commemorate the remarkable journey of the National Inclusion Project. For twenty years, NIP has championed the cause of inclusion, forging meaningful partnerships, and empowering individuals to create lasting change. We have opened doors and ignited a movement that continues to inspire and uplift communities across the nation.
To mark this momentous occasion, we cordially invite you to Raleigh, NC on October 7, 2023, for our 20th Anniversary Dinner Party at the Marriott City Center. We will celebrate 20 years of inclusion while enjoying a meal with NIP friends and family. The evening will also feature a performance by our Chairman Clay Aiken, with songs and stories from "Measure of a Man"—an album that also celebrates its 20th anniversary this same month.
For those interested, the festivities start first thing that morning with a Trip Down Memory Lane charter bus tour hosted by our co-founders. The tour will visit locations meaningful to the history of NIP while Diane, Clay, and other NIP family members share their personal stories.
We sincerely hope that you will join us in commemorating 20 years of inclusion and embracing the next chapter of change, hand in hand.
Dinner Party Celebration - MORE SEATS ADDED!!
Send 1 Kid to Camp ($300) and receive
- A reserved seat at the Dinner Party
- Dinner and drinks
- Includes a $200 tax deductible donation
COMBO: Dinner Party + Memory Lane - SOLD OUT!
Send 5 Kids to Camp ($1500) and receive*
- A seat on the Trip Down Memory Lane tour
- A seat in the front row of tables for the Dinner Party
- Dinner and drinks
- Includes a $1300 tax deductible donation
* Quantity of tickets at this level is limited to bus capacity
A donation to SEND A KID TO CAMP supports activities that make it possible for a kid with disabilities to play, learn, and make friends with their peers at a recreational program in their community. These activities could include one on one consultation with the program, customized staff training, education resources, best practices, program evaluation, Power of Play Conference, Accreditation, small group workshops for staff, and so much more.
PLEASE NOTE: Space for this event is limited. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please fill out the registration form. We will confirm your registration with an email shortly after you submit with details on how to make your donation. If your registration is not confirmed, you will be put on a waitlist and notified if a spot opens up.
The registration form will ask for your registration level ($300 or $1500), number of guests and one contact name, email and phone number for the group. You will also be asked about accessibility needs. You will NOT be asked for guests names or info at this time. Guests that would like to sit together must register together (Just pick one person to register the whole group).
Once your registration is confirmed, the group contact will receive information on how to make the donation(s) and can forward that to any of the guests in their group. Checks (preferred) and Credit Cards will be accepted and must be received within one month of registration or by September 15th (whichever is first). If you would like a tax receipt for your donation, you must pay for yourself (even if someone else registered you).
When making your donations, please provide the name of the person who registered you, as well as the names and emails of those you are paying for. This will ensure that we have everyone on our registration list correctly. If changes need to be made after you submit this info, please email the changes to TonyaGillham@inclusionproject.org by Sept 15th.
A NOTE ABOUT SEATING: Everyone will be seated at tables of 10 people for our dinner celebration. Seats will be reserved according to your ticket level and the time your registration was submitted. Guests that would like to sit together must register together. Bus seats are first come, first served.
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Bus departs Saturday morning from Marriott City Center
Join us for our Trip Down Memory Lane! Our Co-founders and members of the board and staff will take turns narrating as we take a charter bus to various important locations to NIP and our co-founders and share stories about their significance. Candid photos will be taken throughout the event and will be available to guests after the weekend ends. Limited tickets available
This year's festivities will take part (or begin) at the Raleigh Marriott City Center located at 500 Fayetteville St in downtown Raleigh. If you are attending the event and looking for a hotel, the Raleigh Marriott City Center has offered a small number of rooms on Fri and Sat at $199/night plus fees to our guests.
Please note that NIP is responsible for paying for any unused rooms in the room block, so please do your best to only reserve a room if you plan on using it.
At this time, there are no more rooms available at the group rate.
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