Family Retreat 2021 Sponsorships

The SUDC Foundation Family Retreat 2021
September 24th – 26th, San Antonio, Texas

Sponsorship is central to ensuring we are able to provide unique experiences for connection that will protect and support the physical, mental and emotional health of SUDC families. Families affected by SUDC will participate in educational opportunities and family-fun events specifically designed for grieving families to connect and heal. Retreat programs are offered to all attendees at no cost.

Sponsorships for programmatic support include prominent signage and marketing benefits. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Milliken at elizabeth@sudc.org.

Premier Sponsorship - $25,000

Families affected by the sudden, unexpected or unexplained loss of a child who are registered with the SUDC Foundation are invited to the JW Marriott Resort and Spa, located in the beautiful San Antonio, Texas, hill country for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to come together to restore, reconnect and renew. The two-day retreat will feature unique experiences for connection that will protect and support the physical, mental and emotional health of our families. Activities include educational opportunities and family-fun events specifically designed for grieving families to connect and heal.

Funding Need: $25,000
Graciously supported by the Vivienne’s Joy Foundation

Welcome Reception - $2,500

A warm welcome reception hosted amidst the graceful beauty of Texas Hill Country, with complimentary refreshments for all SUDC families attending the retreat weekend. SUDC Foundation President, Laura Gould will open the evening with a brief welcome and overview of activities for the weekend. Families will have the opportunity to connect and rekindle friendships with one another as they mingle amid the oak-covered hills and stunning landscape.

Funding Need: $2,500
Graciously supported by the Moss Pieratt Foundation

Saturday Evening Taco Night - $2,500

Who doesn’t love Tacos! A fun and festive dinner for all attendees to enjoy the delicious Southwestern flavors of Tacos while surrounded by piñatas and beautiful paper flowers, specially crafted by SUDC children.

Funding Need: $2,500
Generously supported by the 4E Foundation

Family River Bluff Cabana Area - $2,000

Designed to complement the grace and equal parts relaxation and exhilaration, children and adults alike will thoroughly enjoy the River Bluff Water Experience which offers an abundance of aquatic attractions, made to be enjoyed under the warm Texas sun. The SUDC Foundation has arranged for three private cabanas accessible for retreat attendees to offer our families a private space for gathering poolside.

Funding Need: $2,000

Family Buffet Breakfast - $1,500

Provided by the SUDC Foundation, families will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast comprised of cuisine specialties with a Texas Hill County flare and refreshing beverages, as they prepare for the busy day of uplifting and nurturing activities.

Funding Need: $1,500
Graciously supported by the Ryan Mancini Charitable Foundation

Farewell Sunday Brunch - $1,500

Hosted in the Greenhouse Garden by the SUDC Foundation, Sunday brunch is conclusion of the retreat weekend. The brunch is our way of saying thank you to all the families who traveled to join us and for their participation in the weekend’s workshops and activities. Families will enjoy a delicious fusion of flavors from the huge range of Texas food producing regions while sharing best wishes with new friends until they all meet again.

Funding Need: $1,500
Graciously supported by the Rose Elizabeth Foundation

Children’s Morning Activities - $1,500 (Three $500 sponsorships available)

Children ages 4-17 who are accompanying their parents over the weekend will have the opportunity to participate in their own an age-appropriate Saturday morning workshop led by professional child therapists from Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas. A place that is so much more than a place where grieving children come to heal. The center is a place of transformation a loving place for grieving families where children learn that loss doesn’t have to limit their dreams.

Funding Need: $1,500
Graciously supported by the Rose Elizabeth Foundation

Family Memorial Craft - $1,000

With respect to southwestern cultural significance, retreat attendees will participate in a Dia De Muertos symbolic memorial celebration through family craft making in honor of their SUDC child. The memorials will be shared during the Celebration of Light for SUDC children on Saturday evening.

Funding Need: $1,000
Generously supported by the Genshaft Family

Ceremony of Light in Honor of SUDC Children - $1,000

There’s nothing more beautiful than a Texas sky. And when the day is done, there’s nothing more serene than watching the sun sink over Texas’ wide-open spaces. Families will be invited to gather with all retreat attendees on Saturday evening, for a tender remembrance to commemorate and honor the memory of SUDC children gone too soon.

Funding Need: $1,000
Graciously supported by the Caffrey Family

Teens Night Out - $500

Grieving is normal and healthy yet may be an experience many teens resist and reject. The sense of being out of control is often a part of grief may overwhelm or frighten some teens. Held in the resort’s teen lounge, teens will be able to meet new friends and share experiences other over some snacks and games, helping SUDC teens feel they are not alone in their grief journey.

Funding Need: $500

Parent Panel - $500

Panel discussion led by SUDC Foundation President Laura Gould and Family Coordinator Amanda Brindle featuring the unique insights of SUDC parents who experienced child loss several years prior, on how memorializing and building a special legacy can help parents who are newer to the grief journey.

Funding Need: $500

Restorative Yoga - $500

An early morning total mind-body embracing the spirit and traditions of Latin American Curanderos with deep breathing exercises, mindful meditation and relaxation techniques. A restorative way for parents to find balance, self-healing and wellness therapies.

Funding Need: $500
Graciously supported by the Lily Jo Memorial Fund

Family Scholarships - $20,000 (Fifteen $1000.00 and ten $500.00 sponsorships available)

The SUDC Foundation offers a limited number of partial scholarships to assist bereaved families with the cost of airfare and hotel accommodations related to retreat travel. All registered parents/legal guardians, and grandparents experiencing financial hardship are invited to apply to help offset costs associated with lodging and travel expenses.

Sponsorship Opportunities: $20,000 $10,000 ($1000.00 and $500.00 sponsorships available)
Generously supported by the Moss Pieratt Foundation, Genshaft and Wilcutt Families