Journalist Steve Lopez to speak in January for Interim Inc. event

Steve Lopez

Interim, Inc. is bringing Steve Lopez to the Central Coast for an engaging community presentation: “Mr. Lopez Meets Mr. Ayers: Exploring Mental Illness and Homelessness!

Steve is a renowned Los Angeles Times journalist and award-winning author. We are asking for your support in sponsoring this unique event. The event will be held January 24th, 2019, 7:00PM-9:00PM, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey.

You can help Us Bring Steve Lopez, Author of The Soloist, to the Central Coast by Becoming An Event Sponsor!

Steve Lopez is a California native who has been an L.A. Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and is a three-time Pulitzer finalist for commentary.

Steve is also famous for his popular novel, The Soloist, which was turned into a movie starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. The Soloist is a true story of the unlikely friendship between Nathaniel Ayers and Steve, which began when Lopez spotted Ayers, who he learned was homeless and living with schizophrenia, playing a two-string violin on skid row in Los Angeles.

Sponsorships help support the costs of the event and raise funds to support Interim’s mission to support and provide housing for people with mental illnesses. It also comes with a few additional exclusive benefits you will receive as an event sponsor!

∙    Sponsorship includes exclusive access to a private VIP reception with the opportunity to meet Steve Lopez! Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included.

∙    You will receive priority seating up front for Steve’s presentation!

∙    Multiple Opportunities for Business or Organizational Recognition!

Four Levels of Support:

Platinum: $2500 – 4 presentation admissions; 4 admissions to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportunities!

Gold: $1000 – 3 presentation admissions; 3 admissions to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportunities!

Silver: $500 – 2 presentation admissions; 2 admissions to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportun

Bronze $250 – 1 presentation admission; 1 admission to a private VIP reception; Recognition opportunities!

As a sponsor, you will also have the opportunity to meet him personally at a private VIP sponsor reception that will be held before the presentation (6PM-7PM)! If you own a business or lead an organization, sponsorship of the event includes multiple promotional opportunities. We expect this event to attract over 300 people, including our own supporters and interested community members.

If you are interested in becoming an event sponsor or to purchase your general admission tickets:

Call: (831) 649-4522


Online: Eventbrite


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