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Words & Wisdom

Date:
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:30am
Time:
Location:
The Commonwealth Club

In its second year, Words & Wisdom will feature Richard Louv, a prolific journalist, author, and recipient of the Audubon Medal. The luncheon will be held at noon at The Commonwealth Club and will feature a program and Q&A session with the author.

Event Schedule:

  • 11:30 - Registration
  • 12:00 - Lunch begins
  • 12:30 - Program
  • 1:00 - Q&A
  • 1:30 - Book signing

2019 Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor
West Charitable Trust

A widely published journalist and author of nine books, Richard Louv is perhaps best known for Last Child in the Woods, his seventh book, in which he coined the term “Nature-Deficit Disorder.” In this landmark title, Louv describes the impact on individual health and the social fabric as children move indoors and away from physical contact with the natural world. He cites attention disorders, obesity, a dampening of creativity, and depression as consequences of a nature-deficient childhood. Inspired by his research for Last Child in the Woods, he co-founded and is chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an international movement to connect families and nature.

  • LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, translated into 17 languages and published in over 20 countries, has stimulated an international movement to connect children and the natural world. He coined the term Nature-Deficit Disorder which has become the defining phrase of this important issue.
  • THE NATURE PRINCIPLE: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age, offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. This future, available to all of us right now, offers better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of every age.
  • VITAMIN N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life, includes 500 actions to enrich the health and happiness of your family and community. It serves as companion handbook to the two prior books.

Louv is currently working on his tenth book about the evolving relationship between humans and other animals. Married to Kathy Frederick Louv, he is the father of two young men, Jason and Matthew. He would rather hike than write.

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Presenting Sponsor - $15,000

  • Company recognized as presenting sponsor in all media and marketing announcements about the event
  • Company acknowledged in all correspondence sent to event invitees and attendees
  • Company logo on event billboard (reach 400,000)
  • Company logo on event save the date and invitation (1,000 mailed)
  • Preferred seating for twelve guests with one reserved table at Words & Wisdom
  • Company logo prominently displayed on event signage
  • Company logo prominently displayed in event program
  • Company logo included on the event website
  • Company included in Children’s Hospital Foundation magazine (40,000 mailed)
  • Company name included in Children’s Hospital and Foundation enewsletters (11,000 subscribers)
  • Opportunity to take a private guided tour of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond Pavilion

Diamond Sponsor - $10,000

  • Preferred seating for ten guests with one reserved table at the event
  • Company name on event save the date and invitation (1,000 mailed)
  • Company name included in Children’s Hospital and Foundation enewsletters (11,000 subscribers)
  • Company logo included on event signage
  • Company logo included in the event program
  • Company logo included on the event website
  • Opportunity to take a private guided tour of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond Pavilion

Platinum Sponsor - $7,500

  • Admission for eight guests to the event
  • Recognition on event invitation/save the date
  • Company name included in Children’s Hospital and Foundation enewsletters (11,000 subscribers)
  • Company logo included on event signage
  • Company logo included in the event program
  • Company logo included on the event website

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

  • Admission for six guests to the event
  • Company name included in Children’s Hospital and Foundation enewsletters (11,000 subscribers)
  • Company logo included on event signage
  • Company logo included in the event program
  • Company logo included on the event website

Silver Sponsor - $2,500

  • Admission for four guests to the event
  • Company logo included on event signage
  • Company logo included in event program
  • Company logo included on the event website

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000

  • Admission for three guests to the event
  • Company name included on event signage
  • Company logo included on the event website

Paper Sponsor - $500

  • Admission for two guests to the event
  • Company name included on event signage



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