Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honors the many donors and volunteers whose gifts of time, expertise and resources have contributed to the success of the nonprofit agencies and institutions in Southern Minnesota with a Philanthropy Awards Luncheon. This event provides a unique opportunity for you or your organization to publicly express your appreciation to those who do so much to enhance the philanthropic spirit in our area with this extraordinary recognition event.

Philanthropy builds communities. As the region's leading professional resource for fundraisers, Southern Minnesota's AFP Chapter is known as the champions of philanthropy. We are honored to have the support of organizations willing to make sponsorship pledges each year to gain more visiblity for their organization as well as for philantrhropy in our area.

AFP Southern Minnesota Chapter is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. AFP provides valuable educational and professional enhancement opportunities for development professionals throughout the region, supporting the missions and work of organizations dedicated to helping others.

Please join us Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at National Philanthropy Day as we recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to impact lives through their generosity and kindness. This celebration brings together donors, nonprofit leaders, community figures & development professionals for a day of education and awards, honoring the achievements of those in our community who have made tremendous contributions to advancing the philanthropic spirit.

We invite you to make an investment in our community as a Sponsor of National Philanthropy Day. Join your colleagues, those who understand the strong connection between philanthropy and community well-being, in support of National Philanthropy Day. Recent sponsors include: Sterling State Bank; The OMC Regional Foundation; Rochester Area Foundation; Think Mutual Bank; United Way of Olmsted County; Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation; Home Federal; Saint Marys University; Metafile Information Systems; Thrivent Financial; Smith, Schafer, and Associates; Mayo Clinic; and others.

As a sponsor, we will recognize your commitment often throughout the Philanthropy Day event. Sponsors will be announced at our morning and afternoon educational event and in all promotional and event materials. You will also be recognized as a leadership sponsor at our awards luncheon where we expect over 200 individuals (donors, business & non-profit leaders) in attendance. Full benefits of Sponsorship levels are detailed below.

Your commitment to giving back to our community makes you an ideal partner for National Philanthropy Day. Your support helps AFP engage philanthropy as a tool for building a stronger community. On behalf of the Board of Directors of AFP Southern Minnesota Chapter and the National Philanthropy Day committee, thank you for your consideration of this request.

If you have any questions, please feel to contact any of the committee members listed below or by email at afpsouthernmn@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Neal Engelman

Waddell and Reed
NPD Awards Chair
Phone: 507-282-5323

Sheila Rainey
Center City Housing
NPD Co-Chair
Phone: 507-261-5206

Barb Schramm
Channel One
NPD Co-Chair
Phone: 507-251-7588

Sponsorship Opportunities


Presenting Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Sponsor organization's name in the event title (e.g. The Association of Fundraising Professionals and Acme Present: National Philanthropy Day)
  • Prominent banners on stage at the luncheon (provided by sponsor)
  • ½ of a table tent on each table, dedicated to the sponsor organization
  • Sponsor organization's logo (large) on all promotional materials and advertising
  • A minimum of three on-stage mentions at the event
  • A 5-minute welcome given by sponsor organization
  • Sponsor organization's promotional materials included in the workshop attendee packet
  • Sponsor organization's materials at tables during lunch
  • Eight complimentary tickets to the luncheon (or a full table)

Gold Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Sponsor organization's logos included on a banner at registration area (provided by sponsor)
  • On-stage verbal recognition at the event
  • Sponsor organizations' names and logos (medium) included in promotional materials
  • Sponsor organizations' names and logos (medium) included on event materials
  • Sponsor organizations' promotional materials included in the workshop attendee packet
  • Sponsor organization's materials at tables during lunch
  • Six complimentary tickets to the awards luncheon

Silver Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Sponsor organization's logos included on a banner at registration area (provided by sponsor)
  • Sponsor organizations' names and logos (small) included in promotional materials
  • Sponsor organizations' names and logos (small) included on event materials
  • Sponsor organizations' promotional materials included in the workshop attendee packet
  • Four complimentary tickets to the luncheon

Blue Sponsor ($500)

  • Sponsor organizations' names included on event materials
  • Sponsor organizations' promotional materials included in the workshop attendee packet
  • Two complimentary tickets to the luncheon