15th Anniversary Celebration of Hope2018-10-24T18:09:51+02:00

          Celebration of Hope

ASK 15th Anniversary Celebration
Dinner & Award Ceremony

In support of children with learning differences and special educational needs

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 19h00-23h00

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Quai Turrettini 1, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

REGISTER NOW!!

Join us and Make a Difference

Please join us on Thursday, 22 November 2018 at our first gala dinner to celebrate the 15th anniversary of ASK.  We are very excited to celebrate with you this special occasion in support of children with learning differences and special educational needs.

ASK is solely funded by donations and counts on the support of dedicated volunteers to provide the much-needed programmes and support for the parents and their children and young adults who have learning differences and special educational needs.

ASK will be honoring Professor Stephan Eliez, who is our third ASK Hero Award recipient. Stephan Eliez is currently the Medical Director of Office Médico-Pédagogique and the Director General of Fondation Pôle Autisme. Prof. Eliez has been a trailblazer in his research field since 1998 and at the age of 30, became the youngest professor of child psychiatry at Stanford University. Since 2009, as a Director General of Office Médico-Pédagogique, “he has been instrumental in improving the public services for the children with disabilities in the state of Geneva. He has inspired an entire generation of doctors, psychologists, and special education teachers through his commitments to giving and promoting innovation training offerings within institutions and at the university level.”  (From a testimonial by Hilary Wood de Wilde, Clinical Director, Center for Early Intervention in Autism, Office Médico-Pédagogique & Fondation Pôle Autisme)

15 Years of Helping Kids and Supporting their Families

Over the past years, ASK has been a one-stop resource for parents, schools, and specialists, working to support children and young adults with learning differences and special educational needs to meet their full potential socially and academically. Our 15-year milestone marks the beginning of a transition to a new level.

ASK currently provides many programmes to benefit parents, teachers, children, and young adults, who have special needs and learning differences. One of our signature programmes is the Annual Bilingual Inclusive Summer Camp, which celebrated its 11th anniversary in 2018. It is a special haven for children and young persons aged 5 to 24, where all campers with and without special needs participate in fun, engaging multisensory activities without the pressure and restrictions of a typical school environment. We also provide support to the schools and teachers with our Annual Bilingual Conference and Professional Development Training.

A Helping Hand

With your generous support, we aspire to provide more support programmes in the coming years to benefit not only the children but also the young adults as well as adults with learning differences.

The Celebration of Hope is the occasion to reflect on the past 15 years of combined efforts. It is also a time to enjoy and to look to the future by bringing together children with special needs as well as the community supporting them. It is also the occasion to express our gratitude to our generous donors and to welcome future partners and contributors without whom our work would not be possible.

     

Programme

19h00 Welcome Drinks
Photo Booth & the Heart Tree
20h00 Dinner & Programme
ASK Hero Award Ceremony
Live Auction
Tombola Prize Draw
23h00 End of Event

     

ASK Gala Committee Members

John McCarthy, chair
Pamela Cloutier
Carole Haddad
Abena Lauber
Selemba Ngom
Nadine Nuwayhid
Christina Maria Schnaz
Joy Tong
Jean Wong-Boustany

     

Book Your Seat or Reserve Your Table

Individual ticket: CHF 250
A table for 10: CHF 2200

Cannot Attend? Make a Donation, Sponsor a Child!

   

Donor: If you cannot attend and would like to donate, we accept any donation large or small in increments of CHF50

CHF 100 will sponsor 4 children’s lunches and snacks for a day at camp
CHF 200 will sponsor 8 children’s lunches and snacks for a day at camp
CHF 500 will subsidize 1 child to attend one week of camp
CHF 1000 will fully sponsor one child to attend one week of camp

Be Inspired DONATE NOW!!

I am only one but still I am one,
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something,
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

– Edward Everett Hale

Programme Sponsorship Tables

GOLD SPONSOR:  CHF 12,000                                                                                                                                         REGISTER NOW!!

Sponsorship of children programmes such as Social Skills Group or the Friendship Club for the children with autism for one school year (or) Sponsorship of 12  children to attend a one-week summer camp.

     

Benefits:

  • Table for 8-10 people at the Gala Dinner
  • Board member personal thank you at the table
  • Company logo on the website
  • Company logo and a one-page (A4) advertisement in the anniversary magazine (distributed at dinner and post-dinner)
  • Company logo on the invitation acknowledgment
  • Onsite visibility: logo on screen in cocktail area/lobby
  • 3-minute promotional video in cocktail area/lobby
  • Speech: name thank you in an introductory speech
  • Company logo display in the thank you email to participants

SILVER SPONSOR:  CHF 8,000

Sponsorship of children programmes such as Kids’ & Teens Social Outing or Cafe Society for one school year.

Benefits:

  • Table for 8-10 people at the Gala Dinner
  • Company logo on the website
  • Company logo and a half-page advertisement in the anniversary magazine (distributed at dinner and post-dinner)
  • Company logo on the invitation acknowledgment
  • Speech: name thank you in an introductory speech
  • Company logo display in the thank you email to participants

BRONZE SPONSOR:  CHF 5,000

Sponsorship of 8 parents workshops or 4 volunteers training for both adults and students for one school year
(or)
Sponsorship of 5 children to attend a one-week summer camp.

Benefits:

  • Table for 8-10 people at the Gala Dinner
  • Company logo on the website
  • Company logo in the anniversary magazine (distributed at dinner and post-dinner)
  • Company logo on the invitation acknowledgment
  • Speech: name thank you in an introductory speech
  • Company logo display in the thank you email to participants

On behalf of the special children we served, please accept our heartfelt thank you for your generosity.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Gala dinner on 22 November at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

ASK Gala Committee