Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes February 29, 2016 The 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The event, held during SNA’s Legislative Action Conference (LAC), will be the third annual celebration of the extraordinary men and women in the school nutrition profession who make a difference in the lives of school children and go beyond their daily responsibilities in making a significant contribution to their communities. The event is the only fundraising event that the School Nutrition Foundation holds and the evening is essential to securing funding for the scholarships that the Foundation provides to SNA members annually. Several enhancements are being made in response to the evaluations that were completed by sponsors and attendees following the 2015 Celebration. Not only will we have a new venue, but we will have a plated dinner service and will be modifying the format for the evening in 2016. Nominate a School Nutrition Hero Please consider nominating a School Nutrition Hero for recognition in 2016. Heroes are those men and women who go beyond their daily responsibilities to make a difference in their schools, their communities, and beyond. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 23, 2015. To review the criteria, click here. To secure a nomination form, click here. To learn more about the 2015 School Nutrition Heroes, click here. Sponsors of the 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes The level of sponsorship of the 2016 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes will determine in large part the net revenue from the event that can be used for education, research, and scholarships for SNA members in the coming year. As of October 1, the following sponsors have made commitments for 2016: Premier Sponsor Leaders Foster Farms Jennie-O Turkey Store KeyImpact Sales & Systems Mott's National Dairy Council Supporters ConAgra Foodservice Cool School Cafe J & J Snack Foods Ruiz Foods For information on sponsorships and the recognition at each level, click here. To indicate your commitment as a sponsor, click here. Other Opportunities to Support the Event Celebrate a School Nutrition Hero: $2,500 Create a one-page tribute in the event’s program for a school nutrition hero, including a photo of that person and a description of how this person had an impact on school nutrition. Tables (of 10 seats) School Nutrition Professionals - $1,500 Industry Members - $2,500 Individual Tickets School Nutrition Professionals - $150 Industry Members - $250 Recognition in Event Program/Congratulations to one or more School Nutrition Heroes Full-page - $2,500 Half-page - $1,500 Quarter-page - $750 If you wish to support the Celebration in any of the ways above, please complete the commitment form. If you are unable to attend, but would like to support Scholarships for SNA Members through this event, you may make a donation using the commitment form. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about the 2015 Celebration of School Nutrition Heroes, click here.