Fall 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and November is Homelessness Awareness Month. In 2022, to offer our sponsors a larger impact on our direct services, we are now offering a seasonal package that includes single-event sponsorships as well as sponsorship levels that encompass all Fall events. We invite you to engage in our mission-focused and awareness-driven events, highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Homelessness Awareness Month, our Early Childhood Care Services, Counseling Services, and Teen Violence Prevention Programming.

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What is included in my sponsorship?

As a sponsor of YWCA’s Fall 2022 initiatives, you have the option to commit to sponsoring a single event that is happening in the fall, or to sponsor the entire Fall Bundle, which includes sponsorship for all Fall 2022 events.

The tables below detail our 2022 sponsorship levels and associated benefits.


Option 1: Sponsor a single event in Fall 2022

Option 2: Sponsor all Fall 2022 events

What events can I sponsor?

The Vagina Monologues – September 29, 2022

YWCA NENY will present a performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in the GE Theater at Proctor’s Theater with all proceeds directly benefiting YWCA NENY’s domestic violence support services.

The Vagina Monologues is a play that hit the scene in the 90s that explores sexual experiences, body image, reproduction encounters, sex work, and several other topics through the eyes of women of all ages, races, and sexualities, and beyond. The New York Times hailed the play as ‘the most important piece of political theater of the last decade’. Now, the play is staged internationally as a global movement to benefit groups working to end violence against women and girls.

This year, the doors will open at 6 pm with pre-show events like a photo booth, snacks, a cash bar, raffles, opportunities to the table, and other surprises. The show starts at 7 pm with local comedian Jen McMullen as emcee for the evening.

A Birthday Party Film Screening & Panel – October 6, 2022

In collaboration with Meghan Jordan, Union College’s OVW Grant Project Director.

At 5:30 PM, we will screen the film A Birthday Party, directed by Victoria Thomas, at Union College. The 12-minute film will then be followed by an interview with the director and a panel discussion about topics surrounding female genital mutilation (FGM).

The short film depicts twin sisters on their birthday! Aisha and Fatima are making plans. While Aisha enjoys a small surprise with her boyfriend Dan, Fatima has more sinister intentions involving her teenage daughter Sukeina. After a birthday lunch over which looms the memory of a painful cultural practice, the sisters return to their homes in anticipation of birthday festivities. Aisha calls Fatima for advice on a recipe and is shocked to hear the voice of the Aunt who performed a painful FGM procedure on them many years ago. Distraught at the thought that the same practice will be carried out on her adolescent niece, Fatima races over to her sister’s flat in an attempt to break difficult ties with tradition.

All proceeds from this film screening will go toward YWCA’s Teen & Youth Programs. Please note that nothing graphic is shown in this film.

Take Back The Night March – October 20, 2022

For decades, YWCA has been leading the Take Back the Night March in Schenectady, coming together with the community to demand an end to domestic violence. Each year we gather for reflection, recharging, and celebrating survivors and bringing awareness to the still-very-prevalent issue of domestic violence.

There will be a short program at the YWCA campus followed by a march down Union St, across Erie Blvd, and back down State Street to the YW. Attendees are encouraged to wear purple, bring signs, and accompany YW staff and board members as we call out for an end to violence and abuse. Attendance ranges from 100-150, and there are opportunities for tabling, speaking, and giveaways.

The Butterfly Effect – Throughout November

The Butterfly Effect is a twice-weekly empowerment video interview series YWCA NENY is hosting throughout the month of November. We will open the series with YWCA Greater Capital Region in Troy to talk about the importance of our respective housing programs in Schenectady and Troy, NY. In this third series, we are drawing the focus on homelessness as November is Homelessness Awareness Month.

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