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

YCAL offers several levels of event sponsorship for each event which will include various levels of exposure before, during, and at the event.  For single events, the various levels offered are Presenter ($3,000), Gold Sponsor ($1,500), Silver Sponsor ($750) and Partner Sponsor ($300).

YCAL also offers the ability to be an annual event sponsor which secures sponsorship for all four (4) of YCAL’s annual events. Annual Event Sponsors are offered at Gold Sponsor ($3,000), Silver Sponsor ($1,500) and Partner Sponsor ($600). Please see the table below the list of events for the specific benefits of each level.

Annual Report and Recognition Reception

August 24, 2023
Anticipated Audience:

York County School administrators, educators, and community/business partners
Previous Year’s Attendance: 80

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

October 19, 2023
Anticipated Audience:
York County school teachers, administrators, advisors, and counselors
Previous Year’s Attendance: 144
This educator-centered event includes dinner, break-out sessions, an employer panel, and door prizes. The 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 with a display table to engage attendees during arrival and dinner.

Career Readiness Education Workshop (CREW)

March 7, 2024
Anticipated Audience:
York County students, teachers, counselors, and industry speakers/representatives
Previous Year’s Attendance: 240
This student-focused event 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 employers.

School Directors Dinner

April 3, 2024
Anticipated Audience:
York County school board members, superintendents, teachers, and counselors
Previous Year’s Attendance: 125
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

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

Click Here for a Printable Version of the 2023-2024 Sponsorship Opportunities Summary Page

School Board Service Award Recipients pose for a group photo at the 2023 YCAL School Directors Dinner presented by Stock and Leader, Attorneys at Law.


"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

"My district partners with YCAL because YCAL provides our students with real learning opportunities for real life. Our students consistently tell us that their experiences with YCAL are often the single greatest influence on their choice of a career path."

- Dr. Scott Deisley, Red Lion Area School District, Superintendent

"The York Water Company supports YCAL because YCAL inspires curiosity in the students and educators who are drawn to its many programs.  Curiosity stokes the boiler of imagination, and imagination drives ingenuity and adaptability.  We rely upon an adaptive and agile workforce to sustain our 200 year old Company, and YCAL provides the opportunity for students to explore and hydrate their curious minds so that one day they’ll reinvest their talent right here in our community."

- JT Hand, The York Water Company, President and Chief Executive Officer