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Fundraising Event

Virtual Annual Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities

April 22, 2021

12 – 12:45 p.m. CT
Learn how you or your organization can support this year’s virtual Annual Luncheon event.

Corporate & Individual

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits

What does sponsorship mean for you? See below for a variety of sponsorship opportunities and the benefits that are associated with each.

Become a Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

$100,000

  • Presenting designation and sponsor name and logo (if applicable) below event title when used in all marketing materials
  • Private screening of Tomorrow’s Hope documentary, the inspiring story of three former Educare Chicago students
  • News release distributed on behalf of Start Early and Presenting Sponsor(s)

Become a Sponsor

For Annual Luncheon sponsorship questions, email StartEarlyEvents@StartEarly.org.

Additional Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Recognized in verbal remarks during event
  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) displayed in virtual “waiting room” pre-event
  • Recognition in event “Thank You” email (distribution of approximately 24,000 individuals)
  • Dedicated social media posts pre-event – Facebook, LinkedIn (distribution to approximately 13,000 followers)
  • Post-event employee engagement volunteer opportunity (for corporate sponsors)
  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page
  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) included on 2022 Annual Luncheon sponsorship web page
  • Sponsor name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page
  • Recognition in digital program book
  • Assisted registration for all guests
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and Donor Wall at main office

Champion Sponsor

$50,000

  • Recognized in verbal remarks during event
  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) displayed in virtual “waiting room” pre-event
  • Recognition in event “Thank You” email (distribution of approximately 24,000 individuals)

Become a Sponsor

For Annual Luncheon sponsorship questions, email StartEarlyEvents@StartEarly.org.

Additional Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Dedicated social media posts pre-event – Facebook, LinkedIn (distribution to approximately 13,000 followers)
  • Post-event employee engagement volunteer opportunity (for corporate sponsors)
  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page
  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) included on 2022 Annual Luncheon sponsorship web page
  • Sponsor name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page
  • Recognition in digital program book
  • Assisted registration for all guests
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and Donor Wall at main office

Premier Sponsor

$25,000

  • Dedicated social media posts pre-event – Facebook, LinkedIn (distribution to approximately 13,000 followers)
  • Post-event employee engagement volunteer opportunity (for corporate sponsors)
  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page

Become a Sponsor

For Annual Luncheon sponsorship questions, email StartEarlyEvents@StartEarly.org.

Additional Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Sponsor name and logo (if applicable) included on 2022 Annual Luncheon sponsorship web page
  • Sponsor name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page
  • Recognition in digital program book
  • Assisted registration for all guests
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and Donor Wall at main office

Partner Sponsor

$10,000

  • Private discussion with an early childhood expert from Start Early for you and your guests or employees
  • Sponsor name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page
  • Recognition in digital program book

Become a Sponsor

For Annual Luncheon sponsorship questions, email StartEarlyEvents@StartEarly.org.

Additional Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Assisted registration for all guests
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and Donor Wall at main office

Community Sponsor

$5,000

  • Sponsor name included in invitation, pre-event emails and on event web page
  • Recognition in digital program book
  • Assisted registration for all guests
  • Inclusion in Start Early Year in Review and Donor Wall at main office

Become a Sponsor

For Annual Luncheon sponsorship questions, email StartEarlyEvents@StartEarly.org.

2020 Annual Luncheon

Each year, this event is made possible by our generous sponsors and partners. Take a look back and learn more about our first ever virtual luncheon.

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About the Annual Luncheon

Since Start Early’s Annual Luncheon’s inception in 2002, more than $12 million has been raised through sponsorships, attendance and generous contributions. Just this past year, although virtual, we raised more than $1 million!

Start Early has welcomed many notable civic and philanthropic leaders as keynote speakers, including: Anna Deavere Smith, Activist, Playwright and Actor (2019); Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Founder & CEO of Center for Youth Wellness (2018); Jackie Bezos, President of Bezos Family Foundation (2015); Wes Moore, Education Advocate & Best Selling Author (2012); The Honorable Arne Duncan (2011); Bill Gates, Sr., Co-Chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2007); Barack Obama, then-Illinois Senator (2006).

Learn more about the 2021 Annual Luncheon