WYAA THANKS OUR SPONSORS & DONORS! Thanks to our $7,500 Platinum Sponsors! Thanks to our $5,000 Diamond Sponsors! Thanks to our $3,000 Gold, $2,000 Silver, & $1,000 Bronze Sponsors!

* Back For The Future Benefit Concert *
Whitehall-Yearling Alumni Association (WYAA) is hosting a
Gala Benefit Concert that will take you Back to music from
1960 - 2020, while we raise money For The Future (B4F) Rams!

WYAA invites you to become a B4F Sponsor 
for this Unique & Once-in-a-Lifetime Concert Fundraiser! 
100% of the proceeds will help WYAA support 
Whitehall City School's Early Childhood Education Programs & Projects that are not funded by its operating budget.  
This benefit concert is... 

Saturday, September 28, 2024
The Valley Dale Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Rd., Columbus, OH
6:30-8 pm - Pre-Concert Party (cash bar) with heavy hors d'oeuvres
8-9:30 p.m. - Concert & Dancing
9:30-11:00 pm - Desserts, Silent Auction Winners & Meet the Musicians

~ This concert will also be live-streamed ~

At the Concert...
You'll Listen & Dance to Rock, Pop, Gospel, R&B, Jazz & Rap 
performed by professional Central Ohio musicians & vocalists, selected & directed by
3-Time-Grammy-Winning Music Producer, Bruce Lowe, WYHS 1972!

"The Stories Behind The Songs" 
~ A Unique & Once-In-A-Lifetime Concert ~
Bruce Lowe graduated from OSU & attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston.  He moved to LA in 1977 after Stevie Wonder called & asked Bruce to help him produce The Secret Life of Plants album,  using the newest technologies in 1977, Digital Recording & Synthesizers!  Since then, Bruce has worked with world-famous artists in all genres of musical production:  Albums, TV shows & Film Soundtracks.   https://www.brucelowe.com/about-bruce-lowe

Bruce will tell fun & interesting, behind-the-scenes stories about making hit songs with:
Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Michael McDonald, Billy Preston, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones, Andrae Crouch, Madonna, Julio Iglesias, & more!
Following his stories, Bruce & the band will play those hit songs we know & love as we dance & sing along.

2023 WCS Report Card - Challenges & Improvement

17.7%  Are Students With Disabilities.       44% Students are Black.       18% Students are White. 
Students are Multi Racial.     28% are Hispanic (highest in Franklin County, 7th in the state).
18.5% are English Language Learners, whose families speak 24 different languages.

2-Stars in Graduation & Achievement.    2 Stars in Literacy (from 1 Star in 2022).    
5-Stars in Gap Closing & Progress Growth (1 of only 7 Ohio school districts to receive 5 Stars!).

WCS Pre-K Expansion

WCS Superintendent, Dr. Sharee Wells, was hired in January 2021.  In 2022, WCS kindergarten readiness ranked LAST in Franklin County's 16 school districts.  In 2023, Dr. Wells & WCS partnered with Head Start & YMCA to offer Full-Day Pre-K classes.  In the 2023-24 school year, WCS increased Pre-K full-time students from zero (0) to 125 full-time students!!

 WCS 5-Year Strategic Plan

WCS is on a journey to shape its future by 2029 for its 3,000 students.  The  Board of Education & a leadership team, steering committee, focus groups, & community surveys, will play a pivotal role in designing & crafting this 5-year strategic plan.  This Strategic Plan will encompass comprehensive goals & multiple objectives, measures, initiatives, & action plans.  This plan will align with the district's mission & vision, reflecting the aspirations & needs of the community it serves.  It is expected to be approved in the spring/summer of 2024.

Why Sponsor WYAA's B4F Benefit Concert?
In July 2023, WYAA raised $30k in 30 Days to help fund new playground equipment for WCS's Pre-K School.  
WYAA wants to continue supporting WCS with educational projects & programs not funded by the District's operating budget for its 2024-25 school year.
WYAA is a 501.c.3 Non-profit organization. 

* WYAA's B4F's GOALS *
Help Fund
WCS Pre-K & Elementary Education Projects & Programs

  1. Update & Improve the Outdoor Courtyard for Pre-K students
  2. Indoor Gross-Motor Skills Equipment
  3. New Outdoor Equipment, including basketball hoops, soccer goals & sports balls
  4. STEM-Based Toys (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
  5. Outdoor Classroom Items

The Valley Dale Ballroom is on the National Historic Registry & was a major venue during the "Big Band" musical era of the 1930's & 40's.  Many famous Big Bands & entertainers who performed at this venue, include: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby.  

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Platinum - $7,500

  • Brand Name & Logo featured on this B4F website, and social media posts,
  • 10 Tickets on Center Main Floor Table, Plus 10 Premium Drink tickets,
  • Brand Name & Logo on B4F Banner at the event,
  • Special Recognition at the event, &
  • WYAA Swag Bags 

Diamond - $5,000

  • Brand Name & Logo featured on this B4F Website, and social media posts,
  • 8 Tickets on Center Main Floor Table, Plus 8 Drink tickets,
  • Special Recognition at the event, &
  • WYAA Swag Bags.

Gold - $3,000

  • Brand Name & Logo featured on this B4F Website, and social media posts,
  • 6 Tickets on Main Floor Table, Plus 6 Drink tickets, &
  • Recognition at the event.

Silver - $2,000

  • Brand Name & Logo featured on this B4F Website, and social media posts,
  • 4  Tickets on Main Floor Tables, 
  • Recognition at the event.

Bronze - $1,000

  • Brand Name & Logo featured on this B4F Website, and social media posts,
  • 2  Tickets on Main Floor Tables, 
  • Recognition at the event.


  1. Pay online via this website.  Select # of tickets & Sponsorship donation.  
    To delete your ticket charges, type Sponsor in the Discount Code Box on the final payment page.

  2. Pledge to become a B4F Sponsor with payment due June 1.  Call: Joyce Turnbull (847-502-9052) or Marty Miller (614-893-7496).  A Sponsorship Agreement is required for pledges. 

  3. OR, Mail checks, payable to: WYAA, 625 S. Yearling Rd., Whitehall, OH. 43213.




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Thank You For Your B4F Donation!

Hosted By WYAA

Whitehall-Yearling Alumni Association
Call Joyce Turnbull, 847-502-9052, Marty Miller 614-893-74967 or Gregg Wolfson

Map to Valley Dale Ballroom

The Valley Dale Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH, USA

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