Why Sponsor?

Teacher and student posting for photo in school libraryThe Start Early Annual Luncheon provides an exclusive opportunity for a sponsor – whether a business or individual – to demonstrate its commitment to youth and families to hundreds of noteworthy individuals.

As an event sponsor you will also:

  • Demonstrate commitment to providing early learning opportunities to young children, primarily those born into under-resourced communities, and their families
  • Access to an A-list group of registrants, such as business, civic and philanthropic leaders, donors, partners, Start Early’s Board of Directors and other sponsors with pre-event and post-event marketing and communications and in programming materials during the event

Click to see our 2022 Annual Luncheon sponsors or scroll down to view 2023 sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities | Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

What does sponsorship mean for you? 100 percent of your sponsorship supports the mission work of Start Early. Sponsorship will grant your company visibility, while the dollars will fund Start Early’s work. See below for a variety of sponsorship opportunities and the benefits that are associated with each.

For Annual Luncheon sponsorship questions, email [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor | $100,000

An investment of $100,000 can help provide 5,000 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Presenting designation and company logo below event title used in all marketing materials
  • 20 tickets to the in-person event
  • Recognized from podium during the event

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Additional Benefits:

  • CSR impact storytelling and the right to use Start Early’s name/marks to speak about your company’s CSR support for one-year
  • Recognition in Start Early “Thank You” email (distribution approximately 31,000)
  • Dedicated social media posts pre-luncheon – Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram (distribution to approximately 36,000)
  • Name or company name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name or logo presentation included in Annual Luncheon recording (before and after event)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

Champion Sponsor | $50,000 and up

An investment of $50,000 can help provide 2,500 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Start Early Champion Sponsor
  • 10 tickets to the in-person event
  • Recognized from podium during the event

Secure Your Sponsorship

Additional Benefits:

  • CSR impact storytelling and the right to use Start Early’s name/marks to speak about your company’s CSR support for one-year
  • Recognition in Start Early “Thank You” email (distribution approximately 31,000)
  • Included in Premier Sponsor tier dedicated social media post pre-luncheon across all channels (distribution to approximately 36,000)
  • Name or company name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name or logo presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and Donor Wall in main office

Premier Sponsor | $25,000 and up

An investment of $25,000 can help provide 1,250 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Premier Sponsor
  • 10 tickets to the in-person event
  • Included in Premier Sponsor tier dedicated social media post pre-luncheon across all channels (distribution to approximately 36,000)

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Additional Benefits:

  • Name or company name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name or logo presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

Partner Sponsor | $10,000 and up

An investment of $10,000 can help provide 500 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Partner Sponsor
  • 10 tickets to the in-person event
  • Name or company name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name or logo presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

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Community Sponsor | $5,000 and up

An investment of $5,000 can help provide 250 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Community Sponsor
  • 5 tickets to the in-person event
  • Name or company name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name or logo presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

Secure Your Sponsorship

Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

What does sponsorship mean for you? 100 percent of your sponsorship supports the mission work of Start Early. See below for a variety of sponsorship opportunities and the benefits that are associated with each.

For Annual Luncheon sponsorship questions, email [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor | $100,000

An investment of $100,000 can help provide 5,000 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Presenting designation (name) below event title used in all marketing materials
  • 20 tickets to the in-person event
  • Recognized from podium during the event
  • If applicable, impact storytelling and the right to use Start Early’s name to speak about your foundation’s support for one-year

Secure Your Sponsorship

Additional Benefits:

  • Personalized discussion with an early childhood expert from Start Early for you and your guests
  • Recognition in Start Early “Thank You” email (distribution approximately 31,000)
  • Dedicated social media posts pre-luncheon – Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram (distribution to approximately 36,000)
  • Name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name presentation included in Annual Luncheon recording (before and after event)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

Champion Sponsor | $50,000 and up

An investment of $50,000 can help provide 2,500 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Start Early Champion Sponsor
  • 10 tickets to the in-person event
  • Recognized from podium during the event

Secure Your Sponsorship

Additional Benefits:

  • If applicable, impact storytelling and the right to use Start Early’s name to speak about your foundation’s support for one-year
  • Recognition in Start Early “Thank You” email (distribution approximately 31,000)
  • Included in Premier Sponsor tier dedicated social media post pre-luncheon across all channels (distribution to approximately 36,000)
  • Name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and Donor Wall in main office

Premier Sponsor | $25,000 and up

An investment of $25,000 can help provide 1,250 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Premier Sponsor
  • 10 tickets to the in-person event
  • Included in Premier Sponsor tier dedicated social media post pre-luncheon across all channels (distribution to approximately 36,000)

Secure Your Sponsorship

Additional Benefits:

  • Name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

Partner Sponsor | $10,000 and up

An investment of $10,000 can help provide 500 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Partner Sponsor
  • 10 tickets to the in-person event
  • Name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

Secure Your Sponsorship

Community Sponsor | $5,000 and up

An investment of $5,000 can help provide 250 hours of literacy for an under-resourced community.

  • Recognition as a Community Sponsor
  • 5 tickets to the in-person event
  • Name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on Annual Luncheon webpage
  • Name presentation included in event recording (to be distributed with thank you email)
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and on Donor Wall in main office

Secure Your Sponsorship

Thank you to our generous 2022 Annual Luncheon sponsors!

Presenting

LaSalle Network logo

Champion

BMO logo DRW logo Related Midwest logo Valor logo

Nancy & Steve Crown
The Crown Family
The Hasten Foundation
Diana & Bruce Rauner
Zell Family Foundation


Premier

Allstate Logo Cullinan Logo GCM Logo Peoples Gas logo Wintrust logo


Anne & Don Edwards
The Edwardson Family Foundation
Vicki Escarra
Leslie Bluhm & David Helfand
Doug & Diane Oberhelman
Cari & Michael J. Sacks
Diana & Michael Sands
Catherine Siegel