Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for visiting YCAL’s Sponsorship Opportunities Page.  YCAL provides several key events throughout the year that would be difficult to maintain without the generous support of our event sponsors. 

YCAL events offer a captive audience comprising of local educators, administrators, school board members, students, and various leaders throughout the community.  If you are interested in exploring some upcoming sponsorship opportunities, please see the listings below. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss some events in more detail, please contact Kevin Appnel, YCAL Executive Director at kappnel@ycal.us or (717) 505-0044.

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

For each event, YCAL offers several levels of event sponsorship which will include various levels of exposure before, during, and at the event.  The various levels offered are Presenter ($3,000), Gold Sponsor ($1,500), Silver Sponsor ($750) and Partner Sponsor ($300).  Please see the table below the list of events for the specific benefits of each level.

Annual Report and Recognition Reception

September 19, 2019
Anticipated Audience:

York County School administrators, educators, and community/business partners
2019 Attendance: 105

This event is formatted as a 2-hour networking/happy hour event with a brief 30-minute program to review YCAL’s previous year impact and to provide an overview for the upcoming school year. This event also serves to recognize those partners that have assisted YCAL in fulfilling its mission throughout the past year. Ideal sponsors are those organizations looking to build awareness and show support to school personnel and YCAL-affiliated employment partners.

Career Education and Work Standards Symposium

February 27, 2020
Anticipated Audience:
York County school teachers, administrators, advisors, and counselors
2019 Attendance: 179
This educator-centered event includes dinner, a keynote speaker’s address, break-out sessions, an employer panel, and door prizes. This purpose of this event is to promote inclusion of Career Education and Work Standards into curriculum at all levels of K-12 education. Sponsors are provided a display table to engage attendees during arrival and dinner. Ideal sponsors are post-secondary schools and employers looking to build awareness to the educators attending the event.

Career Readiness Education Workshop (CREW)

March 12, 2020
Anticipated Audience:
York County students, teachers, counselors, and industry speakers/representatives
2019 Attendance: 279
This student-focused event is held at HACC’s York Campus and includes 16 career cluster breakout sessions presented by practitioners in that field. The second half of the day provides students with an essential business skills session, lunch, and a post-secondary expo consisting of local schools, training centers, military career recruiters, and exceptional school-to-work employers. Ideal sponsors are employers and post-secondary institutions seeking additional exposure for their high school recruitment efforts.

School Directors Dinner

April 28, 2020
Anticipated Audience:
140+ York County school board members, superintendents, teachers, and counselors
2019 Attendance: 149
This event is held annually to celebrate and honor members of the York County School Boards for their service and belief in the value of education. In addition to the award presentation, YCAL will showcase one of its programs with participants from that program attending the event to speak of their experiences. Ideal sponsors are businesses that wish to build awareness and promote their product, services, and general goodwill/support to the school board members and school administrators in attendance.

Sponsorship Levels and Recognition

Sponsorship DeliverablesPRESENTER ($3,000)GOLD  ($1,500)SILVER  ($750)PARTNER ($300)
Logo Featured as “Presented by” on All Event Promotions
Speaking Opportunity at the Event
Company Logo on Event Promotions, Website, and Handouts
Company Name on Event Promotions, Website, and Handouts
Inclusion in YCAL Annual Report
Promotional table(s) at Sponsored Event2211
Reserved Seating for Company Representatives at Event8642
Sponsorship(s) availability per Event15812

Click Here for a Printable Version of the 2019-2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Summary Page

2019 YCAL School Directors Dinner Group photo of service recognition recipients
School Board Service Award Recipients pose for a group photo at the 2019 YCAL School Directors Dinner presented by Stock and Leader, Attorneys at Law.


"YCAL supports our school district's Vision and Mission in tangible and important ways at multiple levels. For students, the Career Exploration Program is a great opportunity for our students to work with a mentor in an internship in students’ specified fields. For teachers, the Career Education and Work Standards Symposium, Innovation Grants, and the Educator in the Workplace course are effective in promoting career awareness and preparation. Additionally, School Directors have an opportunity to be recognized for their years of service, to share ideas, and to network at the annual School Directors' Dinner."

- Ronald E. Dyer, Ed.D., Dallastown Area School District, Superintendent

"York Container is delighted to support innovative and hands-on development of York County’s workforce. With the benefit of the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) process, all parties win!"

- Coni Wolf, York Container Company, Vice President, Business Development

"We invest in YCAL because of the direct, positive impact on the community. The organization’s programs produce fantastic results."

- Gene Draganosky, York Traditions Bank, President and Board Director