CE-MIST/Aiken Writing Project Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunks (TILTS)

Traveling Interdisciplinary Literacy Trunks (TILTs) are teacher-designed, interdisciplinary units of study that are aligned with academic standards from multiple content areas with an emphasis on writing across the curriculum. Teachers compete annually to develop grade-level units and purchase instructional materials with a budget of $800 per trunk. The trunks are funded through the Aiken Sunrise Rotary Club and the Center of Excellence in Middle-level, Interdisciplinary Strategies for Teaching (CE-MIST).

  • Cultural Series Preview Dinner Event with USC Aiken Chancellor Sandra Jordan and up to 10 people of your choosing
  • Tickets for each of the six events for up to 8 people (you can use these tickets with different people at each event if you would like for you, your staff or clients)
  • Post-Reception at each of the six events with the performers and other high-end Cultural Series patrons for up to 8 of those attending the event
  • Display/table/signage in the Etherredge Center lobby on the evening of each of the seven events to highlight your organization (please plan to assemble and staff the table/display if you choose this option)
  • Preferred Parking at each event for up to 8 guests
  • Program Insert or full-page advertisement in program to highlight your business
  • Inclusion in all printed/electronic marketing materials including website, event programs, Cultural Series brochure, Etherredge Center calendar, Etherredge Center newsletter (Spotlight article on your organization as the Title Sponsor)
  • Inclusion in all advertisements about the Cultural Series or individual events to include newspaper advertising and social media
  • Announcement at the beginning of the event
  • Invitations to other USC Aiken events as a VIP Donor to include preferred ticket opportunity for Pacers and Polo and invitation to the annual holiday donor event
  • Tickets for each of the five events for up to 4 people (you can use these tickets with different people at each event if you would like for you, your staff or clients)
  • Post-Reception at each of the 4 events with the performers and other high-end Cultural Series patrons for up to 4 of those attending the event
  • Signage in the lobby on the evenings of the five events
  • Preferred Parking at each event for up to 4 guests
  • ¾ page advertisements in programs
  • Inclusion in all printed/electronic marketing materials including website, event programs, Cultural Series brochure, Etherredge Center calendar, Etherredge Center newsletter (Spotlight article on your organization as the Classic or Light Sponsor)
  • Inclusion in all advertisements about the Cultural Series or individual events to include newspaper advertising and social media
  • Announcement at the beginning of the five events
  • Invitations to other USC Aiken events as a VIP Donor to include preferred ticket opportunity for Pacers and Polo and invitation to the annual holiday donor event