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Bay Area Benefit

WHEN

Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
7:45 p.m. Program & Raffle

WHERE

Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

CHAIRED BY

Yabo Lin

This year, we bear witness to the long and arduous journey to freedom taken by immigrant survivors of violence. We acknowledge their strength and resiliency as they seek to attain the most basic of human rights — to live in safety and with dignity. Now, in the face of adversity, hostility, and a system that continues to attack some of our most vulnerable populations, it is on us to RISE & DEFEND. 

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to support Tahirih’s San Francisco Bay Area office, please consider making a gift below. Click here to find out if your employer matches donations.

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TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP SALES
To purchase a sponsorship or request additional information, please contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@Tahirih.org.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

General Admission Tickets
$350
Access to General Admission Gala Reception
Seated Dinner & Program

Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (subject to availability)
To purchase a full table please contact Jade Atkins at
JadeA@Tahirih.org


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

To download the 2020 Bay Area Benefit Sponsorship Form, please click here.

To purchase a sponsorship or request additional information, please contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@Tahirih.org.

Underwriter
$75,000 + (Tax deductible amount $73,000 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form or contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@tahirih.org)

  • 20 Tickets
  • Recognition: Digital invitation (Logo**), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Benefit Webpage (Logo** & Link), Mention on Tahirih Social Media and Press Release, Event Signage (Logo**), Digital Program (Logo**)
  • Exclusive Naming Rights “Presented By:__________________”
  • Opportunity to include promotional items in Tahirih Swag Bags (max. 350)

Hero
$50,000 + (Tax deductible amount $48,000 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form or contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@tahirih.org)

  • 20 Tickets
  • Recognition: Digital invitation (Logo**), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Benefit Webpage (Logo** & Link), Event Signage (Logo**), Digital Program (Logo**)
  • Opportunity to include promotional items in Tahirih Swag Bags (max. 350)

Champion
$25,000 + (Tax deductible amount $24,000 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form or contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@tahirih.org)

  • 10 Tickets
  • Recognition: Digital invitation (Name), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Benefit Webpage (Logo** & Link), Event Signage (Logo**), Digital Program (Name)
  • Opportunity to include promotional items in Tahirih Swag Bags (max. 350)

Defender
$15,000 + (Tax deductible amount $14,000 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form or contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@tahirih.org)

  • 10 Tickets
  • Recognition: Digital invitation (Name), Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Benefit Webpage (Name & Link), Event Signage (Name), Digital Program (Name)
  • Opportunity to include promotional items in Tahirih Swag Bags (max. 350)

Protector
$10,000 + (Tax deductible amount $9,400 – not available for purchase online – please submit a sponsorship form or contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@tahirih.org)

  • 6 Tickets
  • Recognition: Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Benefit Webpage (Name & Link), Event Signage (Name), Digital Program (Name)
  • Opportunity to include promotional items in Tahirih Swag Bags (max. 350)

Advocate
$5,000 + (Tax deductible amount $4,600)

  • 4 Tickets
  • Recognition: Tahirih Annual Report (Name), Benefit Webpage (Name & Link), Event Signage (Name), Digital Program (Name)

**

LOGOS SHOULD BE SENT TO JADE ATKINS AT JADEA@TAHIRIH.ORG AND SHOULD BE

HIGH RES VECTOR IMAGE OR .PNG W/TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND, AT LEAST 1000PX

† SHOULD TWO (2) OR MORE PARTIES BE INTERESTED IN UNDERWRITING, PLEASE CONTACT JADE ATKINS AT JADEA@TAHIRIH.ORG

Please be reminded that ethics rules prohibit Members of Congress and their staff, as well as some other types of government officials, from receiving free tickets to Tahirih’s Benefit unless one of few limited exceptions apply.

For additional information or questions, please contact Jade Atkins at JadeA@Tahirih.org. Deadline for buying tickets or sponsorships online is Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (subject to availability).

BENEFIT HOST COMMITTEE
Benefit Chair
Yabo Lin, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Host Committee
Nicole Blatt, Esq., Blatt Family Foundation
Sayona Freeman, Entrepreneur
Natassia Kapuniai, Administrative Business Partner, YouTube
Marjan Manavi, Director of Strategic Operations, Engineering, Nutanix
Bernell Smithen, Service Leader, New York Life
Mitra Solomon
, Entrepreneur
Julie Wenah, Community Counsel & Acting Africa Regional Counsel, Airbnb

SPONSORS
Champion
Blatt Family Foundation

Defender
Sidley Austin LLP
VISA Inc.
White & Case LLP

Protector
One Planet Ops

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: UMA MISHRA-NEWBERY

Uma Mishra-Newbery is the Executive Director of Women’s March Global. Uma has been with Women’s March Global since March 2017, initially as a volunteer and then as the former Director of Global Community. Prior to Women’s March Global, Uma was a high-school Chemistry teacher, worked in the medical field as a Medical Lab Technologist and served in the United States Army as an active duty soldier for nearly six years. Uma has been awarded numerous commendations and achievement awards for her leadership and duty during her time in service. Uma serves as a board member of Minority Veterans of America and Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights – SAHR. Uma has been a TEDx speaker sharing how we can foster community through development work. She is a proud first generation Indian American, U.S. Army veteran, and forever will be a Science nerd. The motto that fuels Uma as an activist and community builder is by Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.

CEO & Founder: Layli Miller-Muro
Layli Miller-Muro
CEO & Founder, Tahirih Justice Center

Layli Miller-Muro is the CEO and Founder of the Tahirih Justice Center. She established Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement in a high-profile case that set national precedent and revolutionized asylum law in the United States. Fauziya Kassindja, a 17-year-old girl who had fled Togo in fear of a forced polygamous marriage and female genital mutilation, was granted asylum in 1996 by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals. This decision opened the door to gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum. Using her portion of the proceeds from a book she and Ms. Kassindja co-authored about the case, “Do They Hear You When You Cry?,” Layli established Tahirih.

Since 2001, Layli has led Tahirih in its service to more than 27,000 women and children, growing the nonprofit from a staff of six to over 100 located in offices in Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Greater Washington DC, Houston TX, and the San Francisco Bay Area CA.

Prior to joining Tahirih, Layli was an attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she practiced international litigation and maintained a substantial pro bono practice. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Layli was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals.

Layli is a frequent lecturer and has appeared in numerous news outlets including CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She lives in the Greater Washington, D.C. area with her husband, three children, and dog, Anis.

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Afsaneh Rohani

John Truchard