Founder’s Circle

Join Our Founder’s Circle

Your support is most needed now, at the start of our new chapter.

Tandem sends a special thank you to our first Founder’s Circle corporate sponsor: Premier Staffing!

Beginnings matter.

There comes a time in every young hero’s life when they decide to leave the comfort of home and begin their own journey. That time has come for us. Formerly known as Raising A Reader, San Francisco, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties, we have recently re-launched our organization as Tandem™, Partners in Early Learning. By supporting Tandem at this critical time, you are joining community leaders to spark joy and close the opportunity gap for our most vulnerable children. Help us respond to increased community need as we approach our 100,000th family served.

All Founder’s Circle donors will be celebrated on our Founder’s Circle webpage as a testament for years to come that when children and families in the Bay Area needed you most, you responded. Individuals can name their gift for themselves or in honor of a beloved friend, while companies can embed a link to their website. Click for information for Companies, and here for Individuals.

We are so grateful for the support of partners and friends at this time. As early learning experts, we know that the best way to make lasting change for children is by supporting their brain development in their earliest years. Similarly, we need your support in our first year as Tandem! Please contact Julie Barton to claim your seat in our Founder’s Circle.

 

Who Will You Be In Our Story?

The Trusted Partner
Gifts over $5,000

“Trusted Partner” recognition in two-page ad in Business Times 2016

Your name, logo, and link to website on our Founder’s Circle webpage

The Loyal Friend
Gifts over $10,000

Recognition at a Tandem event in 2016

“Loyal Friend” recognition in two-page ad in Business Times 2016

Your name, logo, and link to website on our Founder’s Circle webpage

Member of Tandem’s Founder’s Circle certificate for place of business, and/or web badge for website

The Wise Mentor
Gifts over $25,000

Recognition at Tandem events in 2016

“Wise Mentor” recognition in two-page ad in Business Times 2016

Your name, logo, and link to website on our Founder’s Circle webpage

Member of Tandem’s Founder’s Circle certificate for place of business, and/or web badge for website

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Our Story Starts with You

Become a hero by joining our Founder’s Circle and your support will change lives across the Bay Area. Your impact is vast and runs deep. Founder’s Circle members support 15,000 children and their families in three counties. For every single one of those families, your support will spark joy and close the opportunity gap.

Our Goal: $250,000

“The Trusted Partner” – Gifts over $5,000

Grace Bhairo
Chris Brown
Maggie Demkin
Donna Dolislager
Laurie Edelstein and Scott Andersen
Vijay Kanal
Kirsty Traill
Jackie and Barry Posner
Travis Zimbelman

“The Loyal Friend” – Gifts over $10,000

Gary Juarez

Premier Staffing logo

Supporters like you make our work possible.

As a member of our Founder’s Circle, your support allows Tandem to provide high-quality early learning and family engagement programming in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.

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