eventStartDateTime 3/24/2017 6:30 PM
eventStartDate Friday, Mar 24, 2017
eventEndDateTime 3/24/2017 9:30 PM
eventEndDate Friday, Mar 24, 2017 Saturday, Mar 25, 2017
eventEndtime - 9:30 PM
startMonth Mar
startDay 24
startTime 6:30 PM

Special Event

8th Annual American Journey Awards

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Sponsorship and ticket purchases

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Honoring: 

Robert F. Smith

Founder, Chairman & CEO Vista Equity Partners

Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners.   As Vista’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Smith directs Vista’s investment strategy and decisions, firm governance and investor relations. 

Vista currently manages equity capital commitments of over $14 billion and oversees a portfolio of over 30 software companies that employ a combined approximately 30,000 employees worldwide. Since Vista’s founding in 2000, Mr. Smith has overseen over 200 completed transactions by the firm.  During that time, Vista has managed capital for hundreds of limited partners, including many prominent public, private and corporate pension plans, endowments, family offices, and high net worth individuals. 

Under Robert Smith’s leadership, Vista has exclusively focused on the enterprise software, data and technology enabled solutions sectors. Mr. Smith is a member of the investment committees of the Firm's funds and currently serves on, or participates on, the boards of many of the Vista Flagship and Foundation Funds' portfolio companies. 

Prior to founding Vista, Mr. Smith worked for Goldman Sachs, M&A, from 1994 to 2000, in New York and Silicon Valley. As Co-Head of Enterprise Systems and Storage, he executed and advised on over $50 billion in merger and acquisition activity with companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Texas Instruments, eBay and Yahoo.  

Mr. Smith earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He is the Principal Inventor on two United States and two European patents. 

Mr. Smith’s business achievements and global philanthropic works have received recognition from numerous entities - including the Reginald F. Lewis Achievement Award, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Robert Toigo Foundation, the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, the Award of Excellence from the National Association of Investment Companies, and the Columbia University BBSA Distinguished Alumni Award.

Mr. Smith is the Chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Chairman of Carnegie Hall's Board of Trustees, a Member of the Cornell Engineering College Council, and a Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Mr. Smith is also an avid fly fisherman.

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$40000

Scholarship

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$40000

Scholarship

  • Gift of one full scholarship provides support for one Ron Brown Scholar during four years of college. Gift may honor any individual you choose and may be paid over four years, if desired.
  • Diamond level benefits available as preferred by sponsor
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$50000

Diamond

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$50000

Diamond

  • Company publicly thanked from the podium at the American Journey Awards.
  • Company publicly thanked at the VIP Reception.
  • Recognition as a Diamond Level sponsor on signage at the event.
  • Company logo placed on the American Journey Awards printed invitation, which is mailed to 1500+ recipients (sponsorship must be received by January 5, 2017).
  • Company logo (with hyperlink) placed on the homepage and the American Journey Awards page of the Ron Brown Scholar Program web site, www.ronbrown.org.
  • Premier seating—two tables of 10 guests or Ron Brown Scholars at dinner.
  • Premium ad placement (one full-page ad—inside cover or back cover, as determined by Program) in the 2017 Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards Souvenir Booklet.
  • Access to Ron Brown Scholars for recruitment purposes.
  • An invitation for eight guests to attend the VIP Reception.
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$25000

Platinum

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$25000

Platinum

  • Company publicly thanked from the podium at the American Journey Awards.
  • Recognition as a Platinum level sponsor on signage at the event.
  • Company logo placed on the American Journey Awards printed invitation, which is mailed to 1500+ recipients (sponsorship must be received by January 5, 2017)
  • Company name placed on the American Journey Awards page of the Ron Brown Scholar Program web site, www.ronbrown.org.
  • Premier seating—two tables of 10 guests or Ron Brown Scholars at dinner.
  • One full-page ad in the 2017 Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards Souvenir Booklet.
  • An invitation for six guests to attend the VIP Reception.
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$15000

Gold

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$15000

Gold

  • Recognition as a Gold Level sponsor on signage at the event.
  • One table of 10 guests or Ron Brown Scholars at dinner.
  • One full-page ad in the 2017 Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards Souvenir Booklet.
  • An invitation for four guests to attend the VIP Reception.
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$10000

Silver

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$10000

Silver

  • Recognition as a Silver Level sponsor on signage at the event.
  • One table of 10 guests or Ron Brown Scholars at dinner.
  • One full-page ad in the 2017 Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards Souvenir Booklet.
  • An invitation for two guests to attend the VIP Reception.
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$5000

Bronze

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$5000

Bronze

  • Recognition as a Bronze Level sponsor on signage at the event.
  • One table of 10 guests or Ron Brown Scholars at dinner.
  • One half-page ad in the 2017 Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards Souvenir Booklet.
  • An invitation for two guests to attend the VIP Reception.
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$350

Individual Ticket

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$350

Individual Ticket

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$15000

Tribute Video Sponsorship

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$15000

Tribute Video Sponsorship

  • Premier seating for one table of 10 guests or Ron Brown Scholars at dinner.
  • Recognition on signage at the event and in the tribute video.
  • One half-page ad in the 2017 Ronald H. Brown American Jouney Awards Souvenir Booklet.
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Tribute For:
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$5000

Full Page

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$5000

Full Page

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Tribute For:
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$2500

Half Page (Horizontal, W6xH4.5) Tribute

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$2500

Half Page (Horizontal, W6xH4.5) Tribute

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Tribute For:
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$25

Donation

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$25

Donation

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