How Your Organization Can Be a Sponsor
The Council on Aging has been an independent, non-profit organization since 1974, serving Chatham County seniors with programs and services to keep them living at home longer and more safely. The Council is Chatham County’s main portal of entry for senior services — but we are not a County department.
The Council does receive funding from federal, state and county governments, but we also must raise a major portion of our funding from private grants, donations, sponsorship's and fund-raising events. This is where you come in.
Being a “Friend” of the Council with your sponsorship allows us to (1) provide programs and services to more seniors, (2) operate our two senior centers more effectively and (3) develop our staff to be more effective and more caring.
In addition, we are excellent stewards of your money — 85% of our funding goes directly to programs and services.
What you get as a sponsor
As a sponsor, you get to reach more than 1,500 people through distribution on a regular basis of more than 1,500 printed newsletters, more than 1,000 emailed newsletters and announcements, and more than 600 Facebook friends. These materials are read not only by the specific senior recipients, but also their relatives and friends, plus a number of others in public and private facilities to which the Council distributes these materials.
Specific major sponsorship opportunities include White Ribbon for $250; Red Ribbon for $500; and Blue Ribbon for $1,000. What you get is the following:
- Your organization’s name, logo and link on our Website page for one full year
- Opportunity to display your logo placard and brochures in both senior centers for one year
- A Facebook “like” and thank you from the Council on Aging.
In addition, at every special event, you’ll have the opportunity to display your logo, brochures and other relevant information about your business or service.
You’ll also get acknowledgment in all Council on Aging publicity of these events, including our Website, newsletter, Facebook page and other social media.
Other special sponsorship opportunities
Athletic events during our senior games every April and May. Opportunities range from $10 to $500. For more information, call Liz Lahti at 919-542-4512, ext 228.
Volunteer Appreciation Event. This event is held every April, which coincides with National Volunteer Month. Sponsors can donate towards the cost of the dinner. Local merchants provide gift cards or other merchandise for door prizes. For more information, contact Allison Andrews at 919-542-4512, ext 226.
Caregiver Appreciation Dinner
Held in February, this sponsorship is limited to one company or individual for $200. This is a dinner out for caregivers with their loved ones in an environment of respect and understanding. For more information, contact Susan Hardy at 919-542-4512, ext 231.
Free Health Screenings (plus wellness, health and fitness demonstrations)
This event is held in February at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center. For information about sponsorship opportunities here, contact Liz Lahti at 919-542-4512, ext 228.
National Walking Day
Opportunities include sponsor of T-shirts, water bottles and/or snacks on this nationally recognized day, held every year in April. For more information, contact Liz Lahti at 919-542-4512, ext 228.
Senior Education Conference
This annual education conference is held in November at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. Opportunities range from $250 to $1,500 and include an assortment of promotion materials, displays, signs, literature and other handouts and giveaways. For more information, email email@example.com.
Other special sponsorship packages and opportunities can be customized to meet your marketing needs. For more information, call Melanie Girard, Development & Communications Director, at 919-542-4512, ext 223, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and generosity!
We are thankful to these local organizations and businesses who without their support our mission would not be possible.
Arthur Carlsen Charitable Fund
Home Health Foundation of Chapel Hill Endowment
TCF's Capacity Building Partnerships Program for Community Development
Perry Cowell Fund of TFC
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