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Achievement week omega sponsorship solicitation thank you letterinvitation letter 2023 (1)

Join the Chi Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. for our annual Achievement Gala, as we will recognize  some deservant leaders in our community and fraternity that have provided outstanding uplift in the Orlando community. The Gala plays a major role in our philanthropy efforts in providing community outreach and scholarship support to high school seniors. 

This year’s banquet Keynote Speaker is Community Activist Russell Drake and Entertainment provided by Dayve Stewart and the Vibe and DJ Nutty Professor "Rod Z". 

Achievement Week Gala 

Saturday, November 11, 2023 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m: Cocktail Hour/Silent Auction

7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m: Dinner/ Entertainment

Rosen Plaza Hotel- 9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 

*Parking is $12 

Hotel Bookings

You can book the Rosen Hotel for the night of the gala. This is ONLY available until October 15th. Please keep in mind that the reservations will be taken based on availability at the hotel.


Salmon, chicken and bbq beef ribs, vegetables and desserts (buffet).

Please wear semi-formal attire.

The first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.
Motto: "Friendship is Essential to the Soul"
Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift

Chartered on January 8, 1962 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Today there are over 130 active members in the chapter that have made and demonstrated a commitment to serve the communities within Orlando.

Chi Tau Chapter Basileus 
Dr. Richard Williams 
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The National Achievement Week is a mandated program of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., that was originally designed to promote the study of African American life and history. Its beginnings date back to the 1920 Grand Conclave in Nashville. It was at this Conclave that Bro. Carter G. Woodson inspired the overall idea. In 1927, at his urging, the Fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an annual observance. In 1976, this commemoration evolved into Black History Month. Presently, the Achievement Week Program is used to recognize those individuals at the local and national levels who have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for African Americans.

Omega Men Promoting a Harmonious Future Through Friendship and Service.

Early Bird Tickets (ends 10/6)

$125 per person

*Comes with 2 free drink tickets

Regular Tickets

$150 per person

Corporate Tables

$1,500 (Seats 10)

Sponsorship opportunities available.

keynote speakers

A respected voice of Impact and action, Russell Drake is a Christian Man, Community Advocate, Determined Contributor to Civic Causes and a … Alpha Chapter initiate of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc,. He is a native of Gary, Indiana, an Alumni of Howard University, a Dale Carnegie Certified Black Belt, a Dynamic Public Speaker, Published Writer, Business Owner, and has been an Engineering Professional of over 20 years.

Drake has been instrumental in reaching, teaching, advocating and empowering the community for betterment and upward mobility here in Central Florida and Beyond. His community outreach has earned numerous accolades, including: African American Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate Eagle Award (2021), Orlando MagicSocial Justice Game Changer Award (2021), National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Chairman's Award for Leadership Excellence (2020), Orlando MLK Commission & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Martin Luther King Jr Drum Major for Justice Award (2020), City of Orlando Black History Month Honoree (2020), Orange County Democrats - Dr. Alzo L. Reddick Grassroots Award (2018), Congressional District 9 Distinguished Leader in Central FL Award (2018),  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Chi Tau Chapter Citizen of the Year (2017), Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority EMBODI Mentor of the Year (2016), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Chi Tau Chapter Omega Man of the Year (2012 &  2005).

Russell Drake became the founder and CEO of Build Black Daily, LLC – an empowerment agency dedicated to Building Up Communities in the Economic, Social, Educational and Civic senses; through a commitment to Supporting Black and local Businesses daily.

His efforts fueled a Central Florida movement of Supporting and Highlighting a Different Black Owned Business EVERYDAY for an entire year ~ 366 straight days (#BHMUpgrade). Drake states, “In order to Reach the Community, you must be IN the Community”. 


Being passionate about partnership, Russell is involved in several professional and social organizations including: African American Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Urban League, Howard University Alumni Association (HUAA), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated (State Civic & Community Affairs Chair), Orange County Black Caucus (Past President), NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). He further serves on the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Initiative and FL Congressional District 9 Justice Advisory Committee; and previously served on the Orange County Charter Review Commission.

With a basis in family & faith, Russell Drake is a loving son to his parents, brother to seven siblings, a proud Father of a Beautiful 15-year-old daughter, and a devoted member of Saint Mark AME Church. Each day he practices the concept of servant leadership in walk, talk and deed. For the Bible says, "To whom much is Given, Much Is Required".

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DJ-Nutt e Professor "Rod Z"

Our Sponsors

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Sponsorship Packages

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Sponsorship level

To submit your sponsorship information, submit the form HERE

Chi Tau Chapter Zelle: 



  • VIP seating for 20 guests

  • Speaking opportunity during the Gala program

  • Logo on event invitation

  • Logo featured as Presenting Sponsor on the front cover of the Gala program

  • Full page ad in the Gala program

  • Logo showcased as Presenting Sponsor on all event marketing materials.



  • Add reception/silent auction sponsor display and in media promotions

  • One reserved table and dinner for up to 10 guests with premium seating

  • Front or back inside cover advertisement in the official Souvenir Journal

  • Recognition as a Purple Sponsor, and name prominently featured in marketing materials



  • One reserved table and dinner for up to 6 guests with premium seating

  • Half-page advertisement in the official Souvenir Journal

  • Recognition as a Founders Sponsor, and name prominently featured in marketing materials

Souvenir Journal

To submit your ad, submit the form HERE


Due date: October 20th

Chi Tau Chapter Zelle: 

The Official Souvenir Journal provides extraordinary brand visibility while informing readers of Achievement Week and Chi Tau happenings. Advertising in this keepsake is an opportunity to reach more hundreds of potential customers. The Journal is distributed at the Achievement Week Gala, at chapter meeting and will be available on the Achievement Week.Take advantage of prime access to attendees through the primary source of Chi Tau's Achievement Week news and highlights.

Full page ad $150



8.5” W x 11” H with .25 bleed

8.5” W x 5.5” H with .25 bleed

4.25” W x 5.5” H with .25 bleed


Patronage $15

Example: The James Family

Congratulations Chi Tau Chapter 

Silent Auction

Each year we curate a varied selection of art, fashion accessories, entertainment packages,

vacation getaways, wellness and beauty packages, restaurant certificates, sport memorabilia, tickets and more for our silent auction.


  • We are able to accept art work that is framed and ready to hang

  • Please include a detailed description, including artist, format, size and a photo of your piece with you submission


  • Items received and pick-ups must be arranged by

October 15, 2023

  • We are not able to cover cost of shipping

  • Items can be shipped or hand delivered to our address below:


Chi Tau Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Attn: Nate Thornton
P.O. Box 555949
Orlando, FL 32855


  • Silent auction form (please complete all sections)

  • High resolution logo (for posting on our website and during the program logo reel

  • for recognition of your contribution)

  • Company website to link to from our website

  • A photo that showcases your item(s) (JPEG preferred)

  • Artwork must include detailed description, including artist, format, size and a photo of your piece

For more information contact Nate Thornton:


Achievement week schedule


Chi Tau Achievement Gala 
Nov 11, 2023

6:30pm:  Cocktail hour

7:00pm - 12:00am" Ceremony

Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL  32819, United States


Achievement Week Church Service 
Nov 12, 2023 at 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, EST


Mt Olive AME Church

2525 W Church St, Orlando, FL  32805, United States


Monday Night Football 

Nov 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, EST

Teak Grill - MetroWest
6400 Time Square Ave, Orlando, FL 32835


Achievement Week Community Service - 20 Pearls 
Nov 14, 2023 at 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, EST

Serenity's Grace
716 W Robinson St, Orlando, FL  32805, United States


Achievement Week Rededication (Brothers Only)
Nov 16, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, EST

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church

535 W Washington St, Orlando, FL  32801, United States


Achievement Week Night/Fish Fry (Brothers Only)
Nov 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, EST


Achievement Week Tailgate 
Nov 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, EST

Lake Lorna Doone Park
1519 W Church St, Orlando, FL  32805, United States

  • How much do tickets cost?
    $125 Early Bird tickets end on October 6th. Tickets are $150 after that. They are nonrefundable but transferable.
  • What is included in ticket price?
    A live band, DJ, Dinner, Silent auction, cocktail hour and lots of fun.
  • What should I wear?
    You should wear semi-formal attire.
  • I have another question. Who can help me?
    Please email chitauachievementweek@gmail for more information.
  • What are your Covid procedures?
    Masks and Covid testing are both optional.



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