Gala Sponsorship Letter

Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc.

“Changing the lives of young men, one statistic at a time.” * 501 (c) (3) Not for Profit Organization

Mr. Marlon Wharton-President/CEO

Dear Family of Vision Friends and Supporters,

On behalf of Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc.(GOV), we are pleased to announce GOV’s 10-Year Reunion Fundraising Gala on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 6:30 pm, at the Orlando Gardens Banquet Center located at 2050 Dorsett Village Plaza, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043.

This year’s theme, “A Decade of Vision”, honors unity and partnership that enabled GOV to achieve significant milestones over the last ten years. Many local businesses, civic, and community leaders will gather at the Gala to celebrate our collective work in building healthy, thriving and socially responsible young men.

We ask you to join us as our Fundraising Gala Sponsor. Your support will allow us to continue to enrich the lives of more young men quality programs that change lives and impact our community. Since 2009, GOV has been steadfastly serving the needs of underserved young men in multiple school districts within the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Over the past ten years, over 500 young men were served with vital programs such as career readiness, step performance, personal and academic counseling, tutoring, and volunteer services.

We ask for your support on this special night to celebrate the strength, heart, and soul of not only our brotherhood but the community at large as well. We have attached information regarding our sponsorship levels. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law Federal Tax ID#_27-3574889. Any donation would be greatly appreciated, large or small.

Thank you for your support.

Warm Regards,

Marlon A. Wharton, CEO & Founder

Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc.


Local Step Team Changes Lives and Wins Championships

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Gentlemen of Vision Needs A Bus!

The mission of the Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage Enterprises, Inc is to prepare disadvantaged males to successfully complete high school through demonstrating superior leadership skills, academic excellence, community service, and career readiness in order to successfully transition into higher education or trade.

We execute this mission through the instillation of discipline, teamwork, self confidence through the art of Step. Gentlemen of Vision R.O.P.E. is home to 2 Premier Step Teams, a High School step team and a Middle School step team which collectively holds 12 National Championship Titles. 

Since 2009 we have accomplished this magnificent feat without any significant method of transportation. We have had parents and volunteers help move the boys from performance to performance. 

But today we have secured a significant donation to pay for 50% of the price of a bus. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Invest in the Gentlemen of Vision and into the lives of these young men by helping us with the remaining amount needed to PURCHASE THIS BUS!!

Deadline for our Goal is December 1st!! 

These young men are trying to change the world one step at a time. Help us help them!!

DONATE TODAY!! Please click the link provided to be directed to the GoFundMe page.

-The Gentlemen of Vision