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Event Sponsorship

Change Lives by Becoming an Event Sponsor

There are many ways for your business to partner with Friends of the Children. We invite you to align yourself with this important mission by supporting Friends of the Children’s general operating budget, our events and/or engaging your team in a hands-on way through one of our drives or volunteer opportunities. 

We value your partnership and offer recognition benefits in accordance with the sponsorship level. Sponsorship opportunities range from $35,0000 to $350. Each event features a unique target audience and offers many visibility options.

Holidays with the Trail Band
Bowl-a-Thon
Classic Wines Auction
Friend Raiser
Third-Party Events and Cause Marketing Partnerships

Holidays with the Trail Band

December 9-11, 2016 

A holiday tradition for over 20 years! Trail Band is an 8-piece ensemble of seasoned musicians who blend brass and string arrangements of traditional and original holiday music, featuring five harmonizing vocalists. In 2015, five shows were attended by nearly 3,000 people, raising over $77,000.

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TITLE SPONSOR - $10,000 
Event renamed: ‘Company Name Holidays with the Trail Band’  •  Introduce Friend & child speakers onstage at up to three concerts  •  Twelve complimentary tickets to show of choice  •  Includes all 2nd Chair Sponsor benefits

PRESENTING SPONSOR - $6,500
Company name listed as presenting sponsor under event name  •  Recognition in any print ads or on-air promotions including AM Northwest, included in event press releases  •  Introduce Friend & child speakers onstage at one concert  •  Twelve complimentary tickets to show of choice  •  Includes all 2nd Chair Sponsor benefits

1ST CHAIR SPONSOR - $3,000
Includes six tickets to show of choice  •  Includes all 2nd Chair Sponsor benefits

2ND CHAIR SPONSOR - $1,000
Logo featured at sponsor level on concert event posters; event banner; and inside concert programs  •  Logo at sponsor level in eNewsletters sent by Friends and listed in The Aladdin (lists total 48,000)  •  Logo on the Friends event webpage  •  Announcement of sponsorship during all concerts  •  Two tickets to show of choice

Bowl-a-Thon

February 11, 2017 

A family-friendly event, where teams raise money and awareness for Friends of the Children. Three sessions throughout the day offer something for everyone. In 2016, Bowl-a-Thon was attended by 400 bowlers and raised $92,000.

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PRESENTING SPONSOR - $10,000 
Named as presenting sponsor on all event communications  •  Prominent acknowledgement on all Bowl-a-Thon materials  •  Logo on Portland Monthly magazine full page Friends of the Children ad (seen by 317,000+ monthly readers)  •  Logo on event photo booth pictures, printed on-site  •  Includes all Strike & Spare Sponsor benefits

SESSION SPONSOR - $5,000
Naming of the Family, Happy Hour, or Evening session  •  Corporate name and logo on Friends website  •  Logo on event promotional posters  •  Includes all Strike & Spare Sponsor benefits

STRIKE SPONSOR - $2,500
Logo in event e-newsletter (list totals 7,000+ people)  •  Company name listed in all press releases  •  Includes all Spare Sponsor benefits

SPARE SPONSOR - $1,000
Logo on banner displayed at event  •  Logo on all Bowl-a-Thon materials (400 bowlers)  •  Corporate name and logo on Bowl-a-Thon website

TEAM SPONSOR - $500
Sponsor a team to participate in the session of your choice

LANE SPONSOR - $350 
Company name & logo on sponsored lane

Classic Wines Auction

March 4, 2017

What began over 30 years ago as a small group of friends exchanging wine from personal collections to raise funds for one organization has evolved into one of the top ten charity wine auctions in the United States. In 2015, the Classic Wines Auction raised over $3 million and was attended by 950 people. Friends of the Children received over $365,000 from the event.

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GRAND CRU SPONSOR - $25,000
High visibility sponsorship  •  Full-page ad in auction catalog  •  Special recognition from the stage by auction chair  •  Name recognition or corporate logo on large screens in ballroom  •  Table for 10 to the Classic Wines Auction with premium seating  •  Car service to/from the auction (one vehicle)  •  5 etched, hand-painted 2016 Commemorative magnums  •  Eight tickets to Ambassador Dinner on Friday, March 3

PREMIER CRU SPONSOR - $15,000
Full-page ad in auction catalog  •  Name recognition on large screens in the ballroom  •  Special mention in two Classic Wines Auction newsletters  •  Four tickets to Ambassador Dinner on Friday, March 3

PREMIER SPONSOR - $10,000
Half-page ad in auction catalog  •  Name recognition on silent auction plasma screens  •  Special mention in one Classic Wines Auction newsletter  •  Two tickets to Ambassador Dinner on Friday, March 3

Friend Raiser

May 11, 2017 

Enjoy an inspiring evening with Friends of the Children for this casual evening of food, drink and philanthropy. Community & business leaders sample gourmet buffets, hosted bars, silent and super silent auctions and then gather in the “big tent” for a live program highlighting our program youth followed by a short, fast-paced live auction. In 2015, Friend Raiser raised $1.8 million and was attended by over 700 people. 

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$35,000 CO-PRESENTING SPONSOR 
Named as co-presenting sponsor on all communications about the event  •  Speaking opportunity at event  •  Side by side co-sponsor logos on all printed materials immediately below event name  •  Logo printed on the back of half of the bid cards  •  Includes all lower-level sponsor benefits

$20,000 CHAMPION SPONSOR
Friends of the Children youth thank you activity  •  Includes all lower-level sponsor benefits

$15,000 GRADUATE SPONSOR
Table for ten with premium placement  •  Includes all lower-level sponsor benefits

$10,000 SENIOR SPONSOR
Special recognition of sponsorship from the stage  •  Logo at sponsor level in thank you ad in The Portland Business Journal  •  Includes all lower-level sponsor benefits

$7,500 JUNIOR SPONSOR
Special admittance 30 minutes earlier than public start  •  Logo on sponsor banner displayed at event  •  Includes all lower-level sponsor benefits

$5,000 SOPHOMORE SPONSOR
Company name listed at sponsor level in thank you ad in The Portland Business Journal  •  Company name on sponsor banner displayed at event  •  Logo in event invitation, digital signage and in printed program  •  Logo on Friends of the Children - Portland’s website  •  Table for ten  •  Includes all lower-level sponsor benefits

$2,500 FRESHMAN SPONSOR
Name in printed program  •  Listed at sponsor level in e-newsletter (list totals 7,000+)  •  Name on Friends of the Children - Portland’s website  •  Four invitations

Third-Party Events & Cause Marketing Partnerships

In addition to these annual events, please let us know if you would like to discuss Friends of the Children being a third-party event beneficiary or other partnership opportunities. Third-party events could be anything from golf tournaments to casual jeans Fridays.

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