Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:30 a.m. • Grand Hyatt • 600 E. Market Street

About the Poetry Slam

An inspiring event showcasing the Women and Girls Development  Fund’s mission of enabling women and girls to reach their full potential.  San Antonio community leaders will pair up with young ladies from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio to enter into a poetry slam, or spoken-word poetry competition.

A poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry.  Slamming puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they are saying and how they are saying it.  There is a diverse range of work within slam, including heartfelt love poetry, searing social commentary, uproarious comic routines, and bittersweet personal confessional pieces.
Poets are judged not only on the content of their slam, but onthe manner of delivery and passion behind their words.  They will also be judged by a panel of judges.

About the Women and Girls Development Fund

Driven by the goal to build a community of sustainable philanthropists, the Women & Girls Development Fund is charged with fostering leadership and supporting programs to help women and girls reach their potential. With the support and stability of the San Antonio Area Foundation, staff and volunteers will work to expand involvement and charitable giving for the fund.

The San Antonio Area Foundation strives to promote its services community-wide and actively works to serve as a vital pillar in our community. The Women & Girls Development Fund is an organized effort to raise grant dollars that are governed and administered by people from the San Antonio area for the purpose of improving the opportunities and lives of Women and Girls in need. This fund works to increase community participation and volunteerism, supports grassroots non-profit organizations that effectively serve Women and Girls and helps increase institutional responses to the needs of your local population.


Della Guidry
Allied PRA

Colleen Martinez
St. Peters -
St. Joseph's
Children's Home

Jennifer Moriarty
Wells Fargo

Evita Marie Morin
Haven for Hope


Carmen Tafolla

A native of the West Side barrios of San Antonio, Carmen Tafolla is the author of more than 20 books. Her works have appeared in more than 200 magazines, journals, readers and anthologies internationally.  Named in 2012 as the first Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio, Tafolla has received numerous awards , including the Americas Award, two Tomas Rivera Book Awards, two ALA Notable Books, five International Latino Book Awards and the Art of Peace Award, for work that contributes to peace, justice and human understanding.  Tafolla's has performed her one-woman dramatic show widely in Europe, Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand.   She teaches Mexican American Studies and Children’s Literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is working on the adult biography of noted Chicana civil rights leader Emma Tenayuca.


Doña Sue Spellman


Frances Gonzalez
Herrera Law Firm
Janet Irwine
Jennifer Moriarty
Liz Conklyn
Lorraine Anastasio
Silver Eagle Distributors
Terry Brechtel/ Dennis Martinez
US Legal Supports
Wells Fargo

Ticket Information

To purchase tables or individual tickets ($200)
please call 210-242-4777 or contact

Sponsorship Information

(Industry Exclusive).........................$30,000

Pre-Event Sponsorship Benefits

  • Corporate logo inclusion on invitation
  • Corporate logo recognition on the
    Women, Wisdom….Wine event webpage
  • Corporate recognition on
    Women Wisdom... Wine Facebook page
  • Opportunity to sponsor a slammer
    On-Site Sponsorship Benefits
  • Two Premier tables for 10
  • Wine service at table
  • Corporate recognition in program and
    on event screens
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity
  • Opportunity to air a 30 secound – 1 minute commercial
  • Corporate logo inclusion in all material
    (poster, flyer, news release)
  • Corporate recognition on WGDF web site
    and WWW web site
  • Corporate recognition on signage
  • Exclusive corporate recognition on
    event logo-wall/Step & Repeat.
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional item
  • Event program full-page back cover ad
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP event

(Industry Exclusive).........................$15,000

  • Opportunity to enter a participant in the Poetry Slam
  • Premier table for 10
  • Wine service at table
  • Corporate logo inclusion in all material
    (poster, evite, flyer, news release, etc.)
  • Corporate recognition on WGDF Web site
  • Full-page ad in event program
  • Corporate recognition on signage at event
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP event

MADRINA............................................... $7,000

  • Opportunity to enter a participant in the Poetry Slam
  • Seating for 10
  • Wine service at table
  • Corporate listing on invitation
  • Corporate recognition on WGDF
    Web site and WWW Web site
  • Mention in event program
  • Corporate recognition on signage
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP event

MIJA.................................................................. $2,000

  • Corporate listing on invitation
  • Corporate recognition on WGDF Web site
  • Seating for 10
  • Mention in event program

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