The Lily Pad Cafe – Building Campaign

The Lily Pad Cafe has a future home:

the current M7 Coffeehouse building in Ridgeland, Mississippi! 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 80.7 percent of persons with a disability are unemployed. The Lily Pad Cafe will run as a not-for-profit restaurant and is focused on employing and training individuals with disabilities to give them the work skills and confidence necessary to obtain employment with other businesses. The cafe also will work with local restaurants and retail establishments so cafe employees can seamlessly transition to employment opportunities with these partners.

To cover the costs of the building, renovation and initial start-up, The Lily Pad Cafe Building Campaign has kicked off with a goal of raising $500,000. We began this campaign with $160,000 being raised through the annual Run Up for Downs and have been able to raise over $260,000 through these first few months of the campaign!

Supporters can sponsor a brick or a table, and corporations also can purchase naming rights for the Lily Pad fountain, the cafe patio, and each dining room space by filling out the form here for more information.

The Lily Pad Building Campaign Fundraising Goal : $500,000

$429,269 Raised to Date | 85%

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2020

Sponsor a Brick

Don't miss your chance to leave your mark on The Lily Pad outdoor patio! Whether you are a business and want to laser engrave your logo OR are a family that wants to include their family name on a brick, there is an option for every person with every budget. We have a 4x8, 12x12 and 16x16 option to choose from below!

Sponsor a Table

Don't miss your chance to have your logo (or maybe even your child's or family's name) laser engraved on the center of one of our dining tables! This will be a permanent sponsorship, so a 1-time payment will leave a lasting mark and will help us get that much closer to hitting our Building Campaign goal! Our indoor tables will be stained, sealed and then epoxied to protect the table and your mark!

Naming Rights

Our Naming Rights opportunities range from our building, to the patio, to the Lily Pad fountain and our 3 dining room spaces. Each opportunity is for a 5-year period unless otherwise agreed upon and includes several additional benefits. Each opportunity has the option to pay in installments over a 5-year period OR if 100% is paid upfront, a sponsored table will be provided at no additional cost. Naming Rights opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on each opportunity below for more information about each:

Sponsor will receive Exclusive Naming rights to the Lily Pad Cafe Building for a 5 year period. For more information and complete list of benefits, click here.

Sponsor will receive Exclusive Naming rights to the Lily Pad Cafe Patio for a 5 year period. For more information and complete list of benefits, click here.

Sponsor will receive Exclusive Naming rights to the Lower Dining Room in the Lily Pad Cafe for a 5 year period. For more information and complete list of benefits, click here.

Sponsor will receive Exclusive Naming rights to the Upper Dining Room in the Lily Pad Cafe for a 5 year period. For more information and complete list of benefits, click here.

Sponsor will receive Exclusive Naming rights to the Upper Meeting Room in the Lily Pad Cafe for a 5 year period. For more information and complete list of benefits, click here.

Sponsor will receive Exclusive Naming rights to the Fountain on the patio of the Lily Pad Cafe for a 5 year period. For more information and complete list of benefits, click here.

Fundraising

Congratulations to the following teams for winning menu naming rights for their fundraising efforts:
Samuel Kyser, Wilson Helms, Caroline Wilkerson, Nicholas Weldon and Grace Fornea

We will be recognizing all fundraising teams that raise at least $1,000 on our donor wall.

Top Fundraising Teams

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*Last Updated December 16

Questions?

Please use the button to the right or email us at brent@thelilypadms.com with any questions/concerns!