AAPD was looking to get the Gala back to raising $1,000,000 through their gala. DatocWitten Group proposed and introduced a National Corporate Partner program designed to attract sponsorship support starting at $50,000. The purpose of the National Corporate Partner program is to drive an increase in corporate gifts and build long term sustainable partnerships for AAPD. Since the inception of the program Walmart, American Airlines and Microsoft have made first time gifts of $100,000 to become members of the National Corporate Partners Program and AT&T, SCI and Darden Restaurants have increased their support from lower levels to $50,000. Since launching the program the AAPD Leadership Gala has raised over $1.3 million in the past three years.