Empowering Futures

AN EVENING CHAMPIONING CAREER EDUCATION IN ORANGE COUNTY

Join us for an unforgettable evening where you’ll witness the incredible talents of our students as they take on roles as presenters, photographers, musicians, DJs, decorators, and more. Celebrate with us as we honor the top Student, Educator, and Business of the Year finalists in STEAM for Orange County, recognizing their exceptional contributions to empowering futures.

Experience firsthand how Vital Link creates pathways for youth to realize their dream careers. Our mission is to expand educational initiatives and outreach efforts to communities throughout Orange County, fostering the growth and innovation necessary for a thriving workforce.

Be part of a transformative experience, where your attendance not only fuels progress but also fosters connections that drive change. Get ready to be inspired and amazed by the passion and creativity of our students!

EVENT DATE

Saturday, September 21, 2024

EVENT TIME

5 – 10 PM

LOCATION

JW Marriott | Anaheim, CA

Honoring

Konica Minolta
Business of the year

Congratulations to our Finalists

Volunteer of the Year

Scott Hawley

New York Life

Behzad Faridnia

OC Tech Innovations

Lora Hebda

Bank of America

Educator of the Year

Amy Holte

Middle College High School

Diana Rochat

Golden West College

Taylor Brook

Saddleback College

Student of the Year

Jack Perry

Garden Grove 

Unified School District

Joelle Cheeseman

Irvine Unified

School District

Han Ngo

Golden West College

Buy an ad to support a finalist

Sponsorship & Tickets

All sponsorship packages include name or company logo on digital and print marketing materials at the Annual Benefit.

INFLUENCER SPONSOR
$10,000

Influencer Sponsor benefits include two VIP tables for 10 guests each, premier seating, personalized name or company recognition, the opportunity to present a Changemaker of the Year Award, speaking opportunities, premium wine service, a full-page program book ad, social media recognition, and 20 tickets to the VIP Reception.

INNOVATION SPONSOR
$5,000

Innovation Sponsor benefits include a VIP Table for 10 with preferred seating and personalized name or company recognition, a half-page program book ad, social media recognition, and 10 tickets to the VIP Reception.

INSPIRE SPONSOR
$3,500

Inspire Sponsor benefits include a table of 10 with name or company recognition, social media recognition, a quarter-page program book ad, social media recognition for sponsorship, and six tickets to the VIP Reception.

IMPACT SPONSOR
$2,500

Impact Sponsor benefits include a table of 10 with name or company recognition, social media recognition, and four tickets to the VIP Reception.

ILLUMINATION SPONSOR
$1,250

Illumination Sponsor benefits include four tickets to the Annual Benefit and four tickets to the VIP Reception.

AWARD SPONSOR - 4 AVAILABLE
$1,500

Award Sponsor benefits include two tickets to the Annual Benefit, the opportunity to present a Changemaker of the Year Award, and two tickets to the VIP Reception.

AD OPPORTUNITIES
FULL, HALF, QUARTER PAGE $150-500

Place an ad to support Vital Link and your business or to recognize a finalist.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS OR SPONSOR A STUDENT
$250

Purchase an individual ticket or sponsor a student to attend or perform at our Annual Benefit. 

For questions, please contact Dinh Thai at dinh@vitallink.org.

Discover. Explore. Connect.

Vital Link is committed to shaping future careers through hands-on experiential learning. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we provide transformative programs in robotics, engineering, healthcare, and more, empowering students with the confidence and enthusiasm to thrive in their chosen paths.

IMPACT SPONSOR
ILLUMINATION SPONSOR
PARTNER AND DONOR
IN-KIND DONOR

Vacation Award

JW Marriott Anaheim

Embassy Suites Anaheim

The Westin South Coast Plaza

Laguna Playhouse

Vinos Unidos

Hardage Hospitality

OC Fire Authority

Newport Beach Police Deaprtment

VJB Cellars

Ganahl Lumber

Brea Creek Golf Course

Active Pilot Academy

City National Grove of Anaheim

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Spirit Cruises

London Boat Rental

OC County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol

In-N-Out Burgers

Walter D’Souza

Wellington Cellars

Graze Craze – Laguna Beach

Birch Hills Golf Course

Aquarium of the Pacific

SeaWorld 

Sesame Place