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Berkeley Mardi Gras Madness Tricky Tray

Gala/Party for Berkeley Home and School Association
Mar 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Deadline: March 1, 2019

Who's Going
Fundraising Goal $10,000
Expected Attendance 250
Reach 400
Ticket Price $50
Metro Area Newark, NJ
Exempt Status 501(c)(3) (IRS Form 990 Filed)
Nonprofit Category B - Education
School Grades Elementary School
Attendee Gender Ratio 25% Male, 75% Female
Potential Item Uses Raffle (Including Tricky Tray, Chinese Auction)
Promotion Event Signage Event Program Printed Flyers Website Email Blast Facebook Instagram
Attendee Ages 18-24 Years 25-34 Years 35-44 Years 45-54 Years 55-64 Years
Attendees' Children's Ages 0-4 Years 5-11 Years 12-17 Years 18+ Years
Special Populations Moms Adults Only Event (attendees over 21) Active People

Dear Charitable Donor,


We are the Berkeley Home & School Association of Berkeley Elementary School in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Our school receives State Title I funding  to provide academic support and learning opportunities for low achieving students who are at risk. It is our goal to raise additional funds to organize field trips, host after-school activities, offer scholarships, support our teachers, and provide other events that support learning.  Each year we work hard to fundraise so that our students are afforded the opportunities of an educationally rewarding experience. This year, we have committed to hosting our Mardi Gras Madness Tricky Tray. It will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at The Brookside Banquets located at 41 Broughton Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07003. This event includes a 3-course meal, open bar, raffled prizes, and a 50/50! We are expecting approximately 250 guests who are excited to raise money for our school. 


Our event can only succeed through the generosity of businesses like yours. Hence, we would like to invite you to participate and help us in our endeavor to raise funds for our school for the 2018-2019 school year by making a tax deductible donation of merchandise, gift cards for goods or services, gift baskets, or monetary donations, while advertising your business to our families. Every donation will be recognized in our printed program book and on the prize itself, as well as verbally at the night of the event. Grand Prize donations will also be included in email blasts, flyer distributions and other advertising outlets. All Bronze, Silver, and Gold level donors will have their business advertised on our tables and in the program. We realize you receive many requests for donations. Anything that you can contribute to our event is greatly appreciated.


Please submit the attached form with your donation no later than March 1, 2019. Please make checks payable to the Berkeley Home & School Association.


We would like to thank you in advance for your kind consideration and generosity, and commend you for your community involvement.


Kind Regards,

Brenda Coe

Tricky Tray Committee- Chair

Berkeley Home & School Association

(973) 819-9358



(BERKELEY HSA is a 501(c)3 organization / Federal Tax ID #: 222-468-251-000)

Send your donation and this form to: Berkeley Home & School Association,

351 Bloomfield Ave. 07003, Attn: Mardi Gras Madness Tricky Tray.

To arrange for your donation to be picked up or if you have any questions, please contact our Tricky Tray Committee Chair, Brenda Coe at (973) 819-9358.  All donations must be received by March 1, 2019 for inclusion in the program book.

Monetary Donation & Advertisement in program:  All monetary donations are welcome and greatly appreciated! Your business will be advertised on a table and in the program.

*Please provide a business card with your donation. Please make all checks payable to:    

                                   “Berkeley Home & School Association”.

  • Bronze Donors: $100-$249
  • Silver Donors:            $250-$499
  • Gold Donors:            $500 or more

Enclosed is the business card and donation for a:___Bronze Donor   ___Silver Donor ___Gold Donor

Enclosed is my monetary donation of  $ ____________________________.


Gift Donation: A gift donation in the form of a certificate, merchandise or service is greatly appreciated!

My gift donation of: (please describe item or service)


__________________________________________________________ is valued at $ ______________.

Business Name _________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Person/Authorized by  _________________________________________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________________________________________

Phone Number                                              Email Address __________________________________________________________________________________





The Brookside Banquets
41 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ 07003-____