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become a sponsor

Your support matters!

By becoming a Sponsor, you’ll strengthen the independence and enrich the well-being of older adults throughout Kent County. Annual Sponsors are recognized in various ways throughout the year for their generous support. Event Sponsorships are also available for those interested in focusing their support on the 16 Over 60 Awards Gala.


For your generous support, you will be recognized…

Click the links or down arrows to see examples of Sponsorship recognition.

In printed displays and materials at events

Sponsorship poster
Through social media posts acknowledging sponsors and promoting events

Verbally and on-screen during live event programs

Through complimentary ad space in the 16 Over 60 Gala Program distributed across Michigan

The program is distributed as an insert in MiBiz and to all event participants. MiBiz reaches more than 35,000 business readers in West, Southwest, and Central Michigan including executives, business owners, professional advisors, policymakers and influencers.

Annual Sponsors receive additional recognition throughout the year, including:


As a Senior Neighbors Sponsor, you will…

  Choose the type and level of sponsorship
that’s right for you!

Annual and Gala Sponsorships are available at four levels of support: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Friend. Minimum gift commitments for each level are shown in the table below.

Annual Sponsors receive special recognition throughout the year as Community Partners in Philanthropy. Recognition includes posters at each of our five Senior Centers and main office in downtown Grand Rapids. Annual sponsors are also recognized at other events during the year, including our spring Meet Your Neighbors luncheon and other events for our clients, like the highly popular Senior Picnic.

Both Annual and Gala Sponsors receive recognition in conjunction with the fall 16 Over 60 Awards Gala as detailed in the dropdown links below.

ANNUAL SPONSOR GALA SPONSOR
GOLD
Gold Sponsor benefits:
  • Full page, customized ad in the official 16 Over 60 Booklet, distributed through MiBiz subscriptions and at the event.
  • Logo recognition on all marketing materials including media releases.
  • Invitation to pre-event honoree reception
  • Verbal recognition by emcee during the event(s).
  • Logo displayed during the event(s) and featured in digital media.
  • Preferred seating for a table of 10 at the 16 Over 60 Awards Gala.
$12,500 $10,000
SILVER
Silver Sponsor benefits:
  • Half page, customized ad in the official 16 Over 60 Booklet, distributed through MiBiz subscriptions and at the event.
  • Logo recognition on all marketing materials.
  • Invitation to pre-event honoree reception.
  • Verbal recognition by emcee during the event(s).
  • Logo displayed during the event(s) and in digital media.
  • Preferred seating for a table of 10 at the 16 Over 60 Awards Gala.
$6,000 $5,000
BRONZE
Bronze Sponsor benefits:
  • Half page, customized ad in the official 16 Over 60 Booklet, distributed through MiBiz subscriptions and at the event.
  • Logo recognition on event program and in digital media.
  • Name listed during event(s).
  • Seating for a table of 10 at the 16 Over 60 Awards Gala.
$4,000 $3,000
FRIEND
Friend Sponsor benefits:
  • Name recognition on event program and in digital media.
  • Seating for up to 4 guests at 16 Over 60 Awards Gala.
$1,250 $800

Submit Annual Sponsorship gift
Submit Event Sponsorship gift
Submit Sponsorship pledge

Please Note These 2022 Deadlines to Ensure All Recognition Benefits:

  • Annual Sponsorships must be received by April 15
  • Event Sponsorships must be received by Sept. 16

    Sponsorships received after these deadlines are gratefully accepted, though recognition may be reduced.

To Learn More

If you have questions, just let Brian know: (616) 233-0738, bclark@seniorneighbors.org