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 Small Business Sponsor ($300).  Please see the table below the list of events for the specific benefits of each level.

Annual Report and Recognition Reception

August 30, 2018
Anticipated Audience:

York County School administrators, educators, and community/business partners
2017 Attendance: 82

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.  Attendees are comprised of YCAL’s Partner School superintendents, principals, and counselors, as well as our business and community partners.  This event also serves to recognize those partners that have assisted YCAL in fulfilling its mission throughout the past year.

Career Education and Work Standards Symposium

February 7, 2019
Anticipated Audience:
York County school teachers, administrators, advisors, and counselors
2018 Attendance: 195
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.  Ideal sponsors are post-secondary schools and employers looking to build awareness to the educators attending the event (Sponsors are provided a display table to engage attendees as they arrive and prior to the start of the event’s program).

Career Readiness Education Workshop (CREW)

March 7, 2019
Anticipated Audience:
York County students, teachers, counselors, and industry speakers/representatives
2018 Attendance: 137
This student 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.  Sponsors are employers and post-secondaries seeking additional exposure for their high school recruitment efforts.

School Directors Dinner

April 30, 2019
Anticipated Audience:
130+ York County school board members, superintendents, teachers, and counselors
2018 Attendance: 146
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)SMALL BUSINESS PARTNER ($300)
Feature in All Event PromotionsCompany Logo
Speaking Opportunity at EventOpening Address
Featured in Event Handouts*Company LogoCompany LogoCompany Name
Featured on Video Screen*Company LogoCompany LogoCompany Name
YCAL Annual Meeting and ReportCompany NameCompany NameCompany NameCompany Name
Promotional table(s) at Sponsored Event2511
Reserved seating at Sponsored Event*8642
Sponsorship Availability per Event15812
Attorney Michael W. King, Partner at Stock and Leader (Left) and Attorney Brooke E.D. Say, School Law Group Chair at Stock and Leader (2nd from Left), pose for a group photo with the 2016 Service Award Recipients at the YCAL School Directors Dinner.  
Stock and Leader was the Presenting Sponsor of this event and helped honor the recipients that evening.


"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