Annual Gala Sponsorship

Support the FAC Through Sponsorship of our Annual Season-Opening Gala

The annual Season-Opening Gala is the most significant fundraising event at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. It kicks off the upcoming year’s programming offerings that are the type of rich, cultural experiences audiences are restless for and excited about … experiences that entertain, engage, challenge, enlighten, and elevate our everyday lives. You will experience some of these artist endeavors first-hand during our Gala this year.

Annual Gala

What Your Support Means to the Community

Research has shown that the arts are critical to the health of a community:

  • they promote true prosperity
  • strengthen economic vitality
  • are good for local business
  • drive tourism
  • have social impact
  • spark creativity and innovation
  • develop character and intellect in youth
  • support jobs
  • generate government revenue
  • contribute to vitality

Be a part of investing in this community and driving our local economy in one of the most impactful and compelling ways possible!

What Your Support Means to the Fine Arts Center

As a nonprofit, privately-funded organization, the Fine Arts Center could not provide high-quality arts classes, theater and museum programming without your help. The organization receives no direct public funding, and theatre ticket sales and subscriptions, museum admission fees, and class registrations cover less than HALF of our costs. Private donors, sponsors and underwriters make the difference and ensure that our:

  • Museum programming ignites imagination and empowers dreams with blockbuster exhibits and contemplative galleries
  • Mashburn/Marshall Tactile Gallery enriches the museum experience through touch, with particular emphasis on those with disabilities
  • Performing Arts programs foster youth development through our intensive theatre school experience
  • Bemis School of Art captures creativity and transforms lives of schoolchildren, veterans, and others, regardless of economic circumstances
  • Engaging public programs and interactive experiences are offered for ALL AGES
  • The promise of the transformative power of the arts on our community can be profoundly realized

What Your Support Means To You

In a nutshell, substantial and meaningful marketing exposure. Culturally-active patrons love being engaged in our community’s artistic identity, but they also admire and support the generous businesses that develop and activate partnerships with beloved cultural organizations. Supporting the Fine Arts Center’s Season-Opening Gala, our partners can expect their names/logos to be seen by thousands of people through a combination of print mailings, print media, online promotion, social media, pre- and post-event news coverage, and permanent on-site recognition at the FAC. In addition, the ability for sponsors to self-promote their support of the FAC and the Season-Opening Gala, by using official FAC-provided and approved graphics, provides our partners the invaluable benefit of showing their support of the arts at their places of business.

Level 1 – Title Sponsor ($20,000)

Benefits Include:

  • Private VIP reception at the FAC for up to 25 people including light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar – to be used by August 2017
  • “Presented by (or Title Sponsor)” or similar billing on all signage and promotional materials for the Gala, both on site as well as those distributed in advance of the event, including the printed event program, the FAC website, social media, and all media materials
  • Logo recognition on Donor Boards – 365 days of acclaim to over 100,000 visitors!
  • Verbal recognition at the Gala as one of the Presenting Sponsors
  • 20 tickets to the Gala (2 tables)
  • Premium table locations at the Gala banquet
  • Bottle of complimentary champagne at each of your 2 Gala banquet tables
  • Name and logo featured prominently on your 2 Gala banquet tables
  • Benefactor Level Membership to the FAC for one year (family membership with additional upper-level benefits such as reciprocal benefits to approximately 350 museums such as the Denver Art Museum, Value: $750)
  • 4 Tickets to specially-ticketed museum exhibits for 2016
  • 4 Tickets to any theater production in the 2015-2016 season
  • This donation (excluding goods and services received) qualifies for an Enterprise Zone tax credit (please contact us for details)

Level 2 – Premier Sponsor ($15,000)

Benefits include:

  • “Premier Sponsor” billing on all signage and promotional materials for the Gala, both on site as well as those that are distributed in advance of the event, including the printed event program, the FAC website, social media, and all media materials
  • Logo recognition on Donor Boards – 365 days of acclaim to over 100,000 visitors!
  • Verbal recognition at the Gala as one of the Premier Sponsors
  • 20 tickets to the Gala (2 tables)
  • Premium table locations at the Gala banquet
  • Bottle of complimentary champagne at each of your 2 Gala banquet tables
  • Name and logo featured prominently on your 2 Gala banquet tables
  • Patron Level Membership to the FAC for one year (family membership with additional upper-level benefits such as reciprocal benefits to approximately 50 museums such as the Denver Art Museum, Value: $400)
  • 4 Tickets to specially-ticketed museum exhibits for 2016
  • 4 Tickets to any theater production in the 2015-2016 season
  • This donation (excluding goods and services received) qualifies for an Enterprise Zone tax credit (please contact us for details)

Level 3 – Major Sponsor ($10,000)

Benefits Include:

  • Listed as one of the Major Sponsors on all signage and promotional materials for the Gala, both on site as well as those that are distributed in advance of the event, including the printed event program, the FAC website, social media and all media materials
  • Logo recognition on Donor Boards – 365 days of acclaim to over 100,000 visitors!
  • Verbal recognition at the Gala
  • 10 tickets to the Gala (1 table)
  • Central table location at the Gala banquet
  • Bottle of complimentary champagne at your Gala banquet table
  • Name and logo featured prominently on your Gala banquet table
  • Contributing Level Membership to the FAC for one year (family membership with additional upper-level benefits such as reciprocal benefits to approximately 20 museums, Value: $150)
  • 2 Tickets to specially-ticketed museum exhibits for 2016
  • 2 Tickets to any theater production of the 2015-2016 season
  • This donation (excluding goods and services received) qualifies for an Enterprise Zone tax credit (please contact us for details)

Level 4 – Contributing Sponsor ($7,500)

Benefits Include:

  • Name/logo on select promotional materials distributed in advance of and at the Gala event, including the printed event program, FAC website and social media
  • Logo recognition on Donor Boards – 365 days of acclaim to over 100,000 visitors!
  • Verbal recognition at the Gala
  • 10 tickets to the Gala (1 table)
  • Central table location at the Gala banquet
  • Bottle of complimentary champagne at your Gala banquet table
  • Name and logo featured prominently on your Gala banquet table
  • 2 Tickets to specially-ticketed museum exhibits for 2016 or 2 Tickets to any theater production of the 2015-2016 season (please let us know which you would prefer)
  • This donation (excluding goods and services received) qualifies for an Enterprise Zone tax credit (please contact us for details)

Level 5 – Supporting Sponsor ($5,000)

Benefits include:

  • Name/logo on select promotional materials distributed in advance of and at the Gala event, including the printed event program and FAC website
  • Logo recognition on Donor Boards – 365 days of acclaim to over 100,000 visitors!
  • Verbal recognition at the Gala
  • 10 tickets to the Gala (1 table)
  • Name and logo featured prominently on your Gala banquet table
  • This donation (excluding goods and services received) qualifies for an Enterprise Zone tax credit (please contact us for details)

Level 6 – Table Sponsor ($2,500)

Benefits include:

  • 10 tickets to the Gala (1 table)
  • Name and logo featured prominently on your Gala banquet table, program and display screen
  • This donation (excluding goods and services received) qualifies for an Enterprise Zone tax credit (please contact us for details)

Underwriting Opportunities

The Gala has several opportunities for underwriting for your consideration. You can help us raise significantly more funds for the Fine Arts Center and its stellar programming by off-setting the costs of the following elements:

  • Musical performances, dancers and actors showcased throughout the evening
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Photo Booth

Contact us today!

Rebecca McCaskill, Patron Experience Director | 719.477.4361

Don’t see a level that suits your needs? Please talk to us about our underwriting opportunities!

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