|Amount||Sponsor ID Tags on Radio||Sponsor Logo and Link on Website||Sponsor Highlight on Social Media||Comp VIP Tickets||Reduced Price VIP Tickets 2 @ $30/ea||Logo on Logo Board at Entrance||Tickets to Event||10x10 Display Area at Event (Supply own tent)||Sponsor Listing on Welcome Sign||Sponsor Banner Displayed at the Event|
|Presenting (Only One)||$7,000||4||60|
Hudson Valley RibFest (HVRF) is the Annual Fundraiser of the Highland Rotary Club. Funds raised during the HVRF go to support the many projects and activities of the Highland Rotary Club. Since its inception, the HVRF has allowed the Highland Rotary Club to provide over $200,000 in support to our community and internationally. The Club provides food to the local food pantries, rent and heat assistance to families in need, holiday cheer with the Adopt-A- Family program, warm coats for school age children and personal product needs through our Relief Kit Project. The Club fills food baskets at both Thanksgiving and Christmas for families in need and each September we bring backpacks filled with school supplies to our local schools.
RibFest allowed the Highland Rotary Club to embark on an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) project, providing 20 AEDs in our local community naming Highland a Heart Safe Community. Funds raised during RibFest also allowed the Highland Rotary Club to pave the Rail Trail Parking Lot on New Paltz Road to provide safe entrance to the Rail Trail. The Highland Rotary Club provides funds and labor for landscape maintenance of the Rotary Rock project by the Highland Rotary Pavilion at the Rail Trail, the Centennial Garden and the Exercise Stations along the Rail Trail.
The Highland Rotary Club supports our local students by providing dictionaries to all 3rd grade students and a thesaurus to all 5th grade students. Each year the Club sponsors an Essay Contest with an environmental theme that local 5th and 6th Grade Students participate in. The Highland Rotary Club sponsors the Highland High School Interact Club, High School Students committed to the Rotary Theme “Service Above Self”. We provide two (2) $2,000 scholarships to Highland High School Seniors and one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a Highland High School Student attending BOCES. Members of the Highland Rotary Club support Junior Achievement by “teaching” the JA program to Highland Elementary School students. We have also hosted three (3) Inbound Youth Exchange students and sponsored four (4) Outbound Youth Exchange Students.
The Highland Rotary Club supports Rotary International’s Shelter Box program to provide victims of disaster with shelter. The Highland Rotary Club with the help of a Rotary Foundation Grant was able to develop a project that provided Bio Sand Filters to homes in El Salvador to provide potable water to families there. Funds from RibFest have also been used to support Rotary International’s effort to eradicate polio and Schools to End Poverty.
RibFest also enables the Highland Rotary Club to share what Rotary is about with the local community as well as to give donations to the 30+ not-for-profit organizations that have helped us by volunteering at the event.