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  1. 1. The StoryCorps AtlantaProject “Honoring and celebrating one another s another’s lives through listening ” listening.
  2. 2. Table of Contents About StoryCorps Celebrating Lives; Conversations of a Lifetime Largest Oral History Project in US History National Archives Atlanta StoryBooth Project Letters of Endorsement/Sponsorship p p Public Broadcasting Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights University System of Georgia Sponsorship Opportunities Contact Information
  3. 3. StoryCorps © Overview of National Oral History Initiative l l
  4. 4. Our mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives another s through listening. Since 2003, more than 30,000 everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends in our StoryBooths. Each “StoryCorps is hi t “St C i history i th in the conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is richest sense of the word. It is preserved at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our a bottom-up history, history that broadcasts on public radio and the web. StoryCorps® is the will make people feel like they largest oral history project of its kind. count.” Studs Terkel Everybody’s story matters. Every life counts. Help us reach out to record our history, hopes, and common humanity—and illuminate the true character of this nation.
  5. 5. The conversation of a lifetime “I am so grateful to The heart of StoryCorps is the conversation have done this. between two people who matter to each other: a Everyone should do son asking his mother about her childhood, an StoryCorps, because immigrant telling his friend about coming to we don’t live forever.” America, a couple reminiscing on their 50th wedding anniversary. “The highlight was having my mother StoryCorps participants are often profoundly say she never moved by their experiences. Many conversations knew how much I naturally evoke the universal themes of our loved her until she existence - birth, love, death - as well as the day- saw my f face as I was listening.” to-day acts of kindness, courage, and humor that define our lives. “What StoryCorps By gi ing B giving participants an opport nit to tr l opportunity truly did for my mother’s connect, ask the questions that matter, and listen sense of self-worth closely, the StoryCorps experience is powerful cannot be contained and sometimes even life-changing. in this thank you.”
  6. 6. Listening is an act of love The experience continues whenever people listen to these stories – to the courage, the humor the courage humor, “Simply wonderful. It is like trials and triumphs of an incredible range of listening to someone’s heart.” voices. “Brilliant! Positively brilliant! This Millions now listen to the wisdom of other people’s is just what is truly needed… a grandmothers and b t f i d Si d th d best friends. Since 2005, 2005 breath of very, very fresh air!” StoryCorps has quickly become one of the most beloved segments on NPR. The weekly broadcast “The stories are at times heart- on Morning Edition reaches over 12 million warming, at times heartbreaking, listeners, thousands of whom respond with letters but they are always interesting. and e mails e-mails. This i th Thi is the only podcast I find l d t fi d myself waiting for eagerly each week.” In 2007, our podcast launched in the iTunes Top 10, and stories from the Griot Initiative began airing on NPR’s News & Notes. g
  7. 7. October 2003 StoryCorps is born with the The story of StoryCorps opening of a StoryBooth in Grand Central Terminal in New York. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit conceived May 2005 Our first two MobileBooths – traveling recording studios housed in by MacArthur Fellow Dave Isay in conjunction with Airstream trailers – launch from the Library of Congress. By the close of 2007, they will his award-winning documentary company. have recorded stories in more than 70 cities in 45 states. We launched in New York City’s Grand Central July 2005 Our second StoryBooth opens in Terminal in October 2003 with our first sound- proof New York with a special initiative to remember the people affected by the events p p y recording b th a “ di booth, “sacred space” where d ” h of September 11th, 2001. participants can talk and listen to each other. Since July 2006 We launch a special initiative to then, we have opened two more StoryBooths, reach out to people affected by memory loss. launched three MobileBooths, recorded on-site at January 2007 The third StoryBooth opens in hundred of locations, and developed initiatives to , p Milwaukee. Just months later, Nashville , welcomes a fourth. reach an even wider range of participants. February 2007 The StoryCorps Griot Initiative launches a third MobileBooth to collect the StoryCorps interviews are now archived at the stories of thousands of African Americans, Library of Congress, the World Trade Center the largest oral history project of its kind since the WPA slave narratives of the 1930s. Museum, Museum and the Smithsonian’s future National Smithsonian s Museum of African American History and Culture. June 2007 StoryCorps receives a rare institutional Peabody Award, the highest honor in broadcast journalism. November 2007 The first ever StoryCorps Book and CD, Listening Is an Act of Love, is released by The Penguin Press and featured at Starbucks.
  8. 8. Looking Ahead To date, more than 30 000 people have recorded date 30,000 “The StoryCorps project may well be the The their stories, but StoryCorps has only begun to tap most important cultural event in America its potential. today. It's about us. About who we are. About where we've come from, and where we want to go.” Alex Kotlowitz You can help us make StoryCorps more Author and journalist accessible to everyone. We want to visit more cities and states, partner with more organizations, and find new ways to inspire people to record and preserve the stories of someone they love. Together we can build StoryCorps into an enduring American institution. “This project makes it possible to connect the past, present, and future. What can be more exciting than that?” Joyce Mathews, Atlanta
  9. 9. About our founder Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and its y y p parent company, Sound Portraits Productions. Over the past two decades, his radio documentary work has won nearly every award in broadcasting, including five Peabody Awards, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and two y , Livingston Awards. Dave has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship (1994), a MacArthur Fellowship (2000), and a United States Artists Fellowship (2006). photo: Harvey Wang He is the author (or co-author) of four books based on Sound Portraits radio stories, including Our America: Life and Death on the South Side “By listening closely to one another, of Chicago (Scribner, 1997) and Flophouse we can help illuminate the true character of this nation – reminding (Random House 2000). The first StoryCorps House, 2000) us all just how precious each day book, Listening Is an Act of Love, was released can be and how truly great it is to by Penguin in 2007, edited and with an be alive." Dave Isay introduction by Dave.
  10. 10. StoryCorps-AtlantaProject Atlanta has surprised StoryCorps with its appetite and capacity to sustain a StoryBooth for multiple years.
  11. 11. The StoryCorps Atlanta Vision To be the first city outside of Manhattan to host a “permanent” StoryCorps StoryBooth permanent To promote StoryCorps and its recording opportunities broadly and to diverse communities y To make StoryCorps highly accessible via its Downtown location at the Center for Civil and Human Rights To make the stories themselves widely accessible via our archive partner, the University System of Georgia
  12. 12. StoryCorps Atlanta’s staged approach y p g pp Year 1 (August, 2009 Public Broadcasting Atlanta (“PBA”) 2009): bl d l “ ” Year 2 (2010): Public Broadcasting Atlanta Year 3 (2011): Center for Civil and Human Rights (“CCHR”) ( CCHR ) Year 4 (2012): Center for Civil and Human Rights Year 5 and beyond: Center for Civil and Human Rights
  13. 13. StoryCorps Atlanta Contribution Methods: Make an ONLINE Contribution: ault.aspx Host a “Home Event” invite friends and family for a covered-dish supper to hear about the Atlanta project and how they may participate Participate as a $1000 “Give or Get Cornerstone Donor” by making a direct contribution of $1000 or raising an equivalent amount from your network network. Donate to the Annual StoryCorps Atlanta Benefit Become a Corporate Sponsor p p
  14. 14. StoryCorps Atlanta Sponsorship Levels Major Gifts: $25 000 and up $25,000 Annual Event Sponsorship Opportunities: $10,000 10 000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500
  15. 15. StoryCorps Atlanta About the Annual Donor Event Event, “Remember My Voice; Share My Story” Venue: Gardens of Great Oaks ( Date: October 17, 2009 Time: 5pm to 9pm Scope: 300 Guests; Fundraising goal: $200,000 VIPs: Mayor Shirley Franklin, Dave Isay (StoryCorps founder), Vi i Shiller f d ) Vivian Shill (NPR P id ) and more President) d Advance Tickets: $75 (heavy hors’deuvres and wine served)
  16. 16. StoryCorps Atlanta Sponsorship f f ll i S hi for fall inaugural event g l t Sponsorship packages are designed to provide you with effective exposure to the greater Atlanta Community. h l 300 attendees expected Sponsor logos prominently displayed during event, highlighted in the event program b kl t and li t d on promotional i f t booklet d listed ti l information ti including emails and brochures. Sponsor logo hyperlinked to your website from StoryCorps Atlanta website. e s te. Opportunity to market your company by networking with event attendees, including private sector executives and public sector officials. The Organizing Committee will ensure that our sponsors receive maximum exposure to their target audience. i i h i di Various sponsorship levels being offered including, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Depending on the level of participation, your sponsorship benefits will begin to accrue much earlier our ill earlier, before the event takes place.
  17. 17. StoryCorps Atlanta PLATINUM LEVEL (up to 3 participants) $10,000 Exclusive sponsorship and recognition as principal sponsor of StoryCorps Atlanta Inaugural event p p g p p p y p g Corporate logo displayed during event Acknowledgement at opening and closing of this event Full page advertisement with company logo included in event program booklet Corporate logo hyperlinked to your website on S C l h li k d bi StoryCorps A l C Atlanta website f a year b i for Corporate logo on promotional information including emails and brochures 8 Complimentary tickets to StoryCorps Atlanta inaugural event VIP reception (limit 2) GOLD SPONSOR $7,500 Corporate banner displayed at event Corporate logo, hyperlinked to y website, on StoryCorps Atlanta website for 9 months p g yp your y p Corporate logo on promotional information including emails and brochures Full page advertisement in event program Acknowledgement as a sponsor at inaugural event 6 Complimentary tickets to StoryCorps Atlanta inaugural event
  18. 18. StoryCorps Atlanta SILVER SPONSOR $5,000 Corporate logo displayed at event p g p y Corporate logo hyperlinked to your website, on StoryCorps Atlanta website for 6 months Corporate logo on promotional materials including emails and brochures Acknowledgement as a sponsor at i A k l d inaugural event l 4 Complimentary tickets to StoryCorps Atlanta inaugural event BRONZE SPONSOR $2,500 Corporate logo hyperlinked to your website, on StoryCorps Atlanta website for 3 months Corporate logo on promotional materials including emails and brochures Acknowledgement as a sponsor at inaugural event 2 Complimentary tickets to StoryCorps Atlanta inaugural event
  19. 19. StoryCorps Atlanta CONTACT INFORMATION: LaBrita Cash-Baskett PH (770) 317-5993 OR Make an ONLINE Contribution at: http://cchrpartnership com/Donations/tabid/1498/Default aspx