One of the greatest things about Burlingame is the tight-knit community feel and the amazing and diverse businesses that help create this environment. From the downtown shops and restaurants to the fitness studios and sports clubs that kids join – Burlingame businesses cater to Burlingame families.
That’s why I feel strongly about reaching out to businesses who not are just local to Burlingame but who also provide services to our residents. I believe that businesses want to support the communities they serve, especially the schools. By investing in the schools, the businesses are investing in the families and community who support their business – a mutually beneficial relationship.
By sponsoring BCE events, our business sponsors get visibility within the Burlingame community. Their logo may be included in the marketing materials, they may get a booth at the event (i.e. Spirit Run) and they get acknowledgement through BCE’s website, social media and newsletter. This targeted marketing promotes their business while showing the community that they value public education and support Burlingame families.
A couple of businesses that have been generous supporters over the years are Burlingamer and All Natural Stone. Burlingamer not only sponsors several events per year, they also donate the popular “dodge ball” parties for the BCE Dinner Dance & Auction. These parties have been successful auction items and have been such a great way for our community to get together and have fun.
In addition to sponsoring our events, All Natural Stone also has hosted our annual Scholar Circle reception the past several years. This includes catering the event for hundreds of people and also providing their beautiful space as the venue.
These are just a couple of examples of the numerous businesses that sponsor the Burlingame Spirit Run, BCE Read-a-thon, BCE Dinner Dance & Auction and other BCE events every year through the donation of goods and services, auction items and prize drawings.
In addition, we recently launched our Real Estate Agent Program, which allows local real estate agents to sponsor BCE and receive marketing benefits within the BCE community. Real estate agents have been tremendous supporters of BCE in the past, as they appreciate how strong public schools are the bedrock of a great community and impact housing prices.
We’re currently accepting donations for the BCE Dinner Dance & Auction. If you know a local business owner, ask if they’re willing to contribute a service, gift certificate, merchandise or other items. Donation forms are due February 12.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the different ways that your business can support BCE and the Burlingame community. Together, we will keep Burlingame such a great community.
— Quynh Trinh, VP Business Development
Quynh is currently serving as BCE’s vice president of business development. She has three kids (5th grade son at Franklin and 2nd grade twins at McKinley) and is a lawyer. She has lived in Burlingame since 2011.