Art for Charlie Foundation

  Corporate Sponsorships

Our Events and Sponsor Opportunities
Our fund raising events provide an opportunity for high profile exposure for sponsors. Our annual conference is recognized as important in advancing the cause of palliative care in the state of Michigan.

Our new Foundation Sponsor package offers a way to sponsor all events (Michigan Art Prize, Pediatric Palliative Care Conference, Art Show & Auction, Pre-show Reception, and Children's Art Show) for no more than the cost of two individual event sponsorships.

  • Michigan Art Prize
    statewide competition promotes art as well as attracting artists to participate in our fund raising art shows. Final judging will be at a reception at the Eli & Edythe Broad Museum of Art in East Lansing on October 28. Tickets are by invitation. Attendees 200. Audience statewide.
    Sponsorship opportunity:
    Sponsor for prizes and reception - $2,500  (Advertised as event sponsor.)

  • Pediatric Palliative Care Conference
    The conference is a forum for involved medical professionals across the state, including doctors, nurses, hospice workers, social workers, as well as representatives from the insurance industry and state government. The theme this year is "Pediatric Palliative Care -- Michigan and Elsewhere."  The conference is at the Marriott Hotel, East Lansing, and there will be speakers from other states. Ken Pituch, MD, from University of Michigan and C.S.Mott Children's Hospital will lead with a talk on care in other countries. Sponsorships help to fund the cost of out of state speakers. Attendees: 120. Audience statewide.
    Sponsorship opportunities:
    *Title sponsor: $10,000 (Advertised as primary event sponsor on banners and literature. Speaker opportunity. Free registration for guests. Exhibitor table, if required.)
    Lunch sponsor: $3,500. (Name on literature. Banner at lunch. Free registration for guests.
    Exhibitor tables: Details on request.

  • Art Show & Auction
    Our primary fundraiser for our missions is the November 6 show starting 7:00 PM at the Marriott Hotel in East Lansing, featuring art auction as well as a silent auction for other non-art prizes. TV news anchor Jason Colthorp returns as our auctioneer and MC. Attendees 400 – 500. Audience: primarily local.
    Sponsorship opportunities:
    *Show sponsor: $10,000. (Show sponsor on banners and literature. Speaker opportunity. Free admission for guests.)
    Wall sponsor:
    $2,500. (Banner on wall. Free program advertisement. Free admission for guests)
    Other sponsorship opportunities: Available on request – include art and non-art donations and advertising packages

  • Pre-show Reception
    Champagne reception for artists, VIP guests and sponsors at 6:00 PM, November 6, at a private room in the Marriott Hotel. Attendees 200.
    Sponsorship opportunity: Included with sponsorships above.

  • 2016 Children's Art Show
    The show consists of collaborative work produced by school children in the Lansing/East Lansing area. Objective is to promote art in schools and to involve children in helping other children suffering from life limiting illness.  The show opens at the Broad Art Museum on April 16 & 17, 2016, and continues in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel from April 19 - 30, 2016. Attendees 500+. Audience local.
    Sponsorship opportunity:
    *Event sponsor: $5,000. (Advertised as event sponsor with up to three weeks exposure).

  • Foundation Sponsor
    Introduced this year this unique sponsorship category covers ALL the above events as primary event sponsor for each. It is for a business or institution interested in reaching the audiences of all the above events. Featured prominently on the web and in printed literature, this sponsorship lasts until end of the Children’s Art Show and absorbs all the main event sponsorships (which individually amount to $27,500).
    Sponsorship Opportunity:  $20,000. (Combines all event sponsor benefits defined above).
    (NOTE: Only available while all event sponsorship slots remain unfilled. Once the Foundation Sponsorship is taken, individual event title sponsorships cease to be available.)

Advertising and Art or Product Donations
The full color program and catalog for the Art Show & Auction has become a keepsake of its own and offers a cost-effective way to give support while reaching a prime consumer market.

Auction Donations
Art owners as well as artists have donated some beautiful work that has helped make our shows such a success.. We have also enjoyed wonderful support from local businesses who have donated products or services as auction prizes. All donors have their logo and details displayed prominently at the show and recognized in the program. Major prizes benefit from inclusion in our promotion and publicity in printed materials and public media.

Other Opportunities

Sponsor packages for the art show and conference are available from $1,000. Our packages are flexible and we do our best to give value back for any donation, large or small. Additional opportunities for the Art Show & Auction include advertising in the program, art donations, and product or service donations. All donors have their logo and details displayed prominently at the show and recognized in the program.

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For more information, email, or call 517-763-4413.