Inspire Awards Luncheon

Join The Children’s Museum of the Upstate as we recognize those who have worked passionately to inspire children and families in Upstate South Carolina.

May 7, 2019 
12:00–1:00pm | Doors open at 11:30am
The Poinsett Club
807 East Washington Street, Greenville, SC

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Tickets on sale March 20, 2019 | Individual Tickets: $50

As The Children’s Museum of the Upstate celebrates its tenth anniversary year, we are reminded that it takes the support and involvement of countless community members working together to spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.

We hope you can join us for this celebration of accomplishment and recognition.

2019 Award Recipients
Champion of Children Award: Betty P. Farr - Betty Farr, a Greenville native, is known throughout our community and state as a passionate supporter of causes that affect children. At The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, she’s lovingly known as Grandma Betty, the namesake of our Grandma Betty’s Farm exhibit. Throughout the museum’s history, Betty has played an integral role as a community advocate, a fundraiser, and a storyteller during special events for our youngest visitors. Betty is currently the CEO of Greenco Beverage Company.
Community Leadership Award: Michelin North America - Michelin North America has supported The Children’s Museum since the doors opened in 2009. Together with TCMU, Michelin developed the YES! program, Youth Empowerment through Service, aimed at providing middle school students with opportunities for leadership development, personal empowerment, and community service initiatives.
In 2015, TCMU and Michelin Corporate Foundation in France announced plans for a new outdoor exhibit to open in spring 2016. Bib’s World was designed for visitors to explore sustainable mobility and how people and goods are moved within and between communities. Since opening, Michelin’s Bib’s World has welcomed over half a million visitors, making it one of the museum’s most popular exhibits.
Youth Empowerment through Service Volunteer Awards: Arnav Lal and Rachel Schultz - Arnav Lal joined the YES! program in 2014. Arnav is a senior at Stanford Online High School and does research at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine where he has had two research papers published in scientific journals. Arnav is a two-time recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Rachel Schultz began volunteering with the YES! program in 2013. Now a senior at Wade Hampton High School, Rachel has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for three consecutive years and is the captain of her school’s mock trial team.
Event Sponsorships

Contact Jami Wood Emory at JEmory@TCMUpstate.org or click the sponsor headings below to secure your sponsorship.

$10,000 Champion

  • Presenting Sponsorship
  • 2 reserved tables at the Inspire Awards Luncheon
  • 1 reserved table at A Lowcountry Evening in October 2019
  • Prominent logo recognition in:
    • Event thank you ad
    • Event webpage
    • Social media marketing (27,500 followers across four platforms)
    • Email marketing (6,700 subscribers)
    • All donor recognition materials, including program and signage at event
    • Event audio/visual
    • Opportunity to address event attendees
  • Private tour of TCMU with use of space for event

$5,000 Advocate

  • 1 reserved table at the Inspire Awards Luncheon
  • 1 table at A Lowcountry Evening  in October 2019
  • Logo recognition in:
    • Event thank you ad
    • Event program
    • Email marketing (6,700 subscribers)
    • All donor recognition materials and signage
  • 20 TCMU admissions tickets for company use

$2,500 Supporter

  • 1 reserved table at the Inspire Awards Luncheon
  • Tickets to A Lowcountry Evening in October 2019
  • Logo recognition in:
    • Event thank you ad
    • Event program
    • Email marketing (6,700 subscribers)
    • All donor recognition materials and signage
  • 10 TCMU admissions tickets for company use

$500 Friend

  • 1 reserved table at the Inspire Awards Luncheon
  • Logo recognition in:
    • Event thank you ad
    • Event program
    • Email marketing (6,700 subscribers)
    • All Donor Recognition Materials and Signage