QIP members host yearly events: our Bar B Que and Gala, to celebrate all accomplishments that educators have achieved throughout the year.Our first Bar-B-Que was hosted September 26, 2009 under our former name the Learning Circle and the GALA first debuted in 2017 to celebrate family child care educators in an evening of elegance. Diane Gardner and Ineeze Gainey were the event coordinators of for the GALA to bring entrepreneurs together to share powerful stories and give back through inspiring and teaching others what it takes to be successful and sustainable in business.
Last year, we honored early childhood educators in the industry who have paved the way in their field and who make differences in their everyday lives regardless of their adversities. Some of these people include Jahi Davis, Senior Consultant of Better Futures, LLCour Keynote speaker and so many more. We have an exciting opportunity to leverage your brand as a QIP sponsor. Your commitment shows your company's serious interest in supporting early childhood educators across Pennsylvania who want to live their dreams. This opportunity instantly puts your company in front of an audience of VIP guests, trendsetters, keynote speakers, entrepreneurs andauthors. QIP co-sponsors for the 2020 Gala were Home Grown and Craft by Better Futures. Our other supporters included Diane Getzinger from the ELRC-18, the ECE community, family, friends and so many others.