Save the Date: Parks Ball 2018 is around the corner!
“A Black and White Party for the White City”

 

“A Black and White Party for the White City”
will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the World Columbian Exposition (nicknamed “The White City”) in Jackson Park and the Midway. 

 

Thursday, September 20

6pm-9:30pm

Reception 6:00 pm

Depart Navy Pier for cruise promptly at 7:00 pm

Arrive at Navy Pier at 9:30 pm.

 

Click here for Parks Ball 2018 Registration!


About Parks Ball 2018

Friends of the Parks’ Annual Gala brings together over 300 community members and civic leaders to celebrate our mission.

Join us for a boat cruise aboard the Odyssey, leaving from Navy Pier and cruising down to Jackson Park, weather conditions permitting, in a celebration of the 125th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition.  Black and white elegant attire is requested.

Funds raised will be used to support signature programs of Friends of the Parks, including environmental stewardship education for youth, park clean-up, and policy and advocacy work. Sponsors receive incredible visibility, both before and during the event.  We can align your company with a specific portion of the event and customize specific packages.


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Conserver Sponsor $25,000

  • Two premium tables of ten near the stage with your company name and logo displayed at each table
  • Recognition integrated into Parks Ball event (welcome sign listing, main stage sponsorship video listing, main stage podium announcement)
  • Picture of your company logo to appear on two screens during the event (both on a “loop” video and during welcome speech)
  • Recognition and logo placement in all media, promotional materials, press releases, print ads, invitations and email blasts and social media for the Parks Ball 2018
  • Linked logo placement on gala page at Friends of the Parks’ website through June 2019
  • Logo placement in Friends of the Parks’ winter 2018 newsletter
  • “Community Service Day” in a conservation area for your employees, to be arranged by Friends of the Parks on a mutually-agreeable date (volunteer work may include mulching trees, planting trees, cleaning invasive species, etc.)

Steward Sponsor $10,000

  • Premium table of ten near the stage with your company name and logo displayed at the table
  • Recognition integrated into Parks Ball event (welcome sign listing, main stage sponsorship video listing, main stage podium announcement)
  • Picture of your company logo to appear in presentation during the event
  • Logo placement in Friends of the Parks’ winter 2018 newsletter

Preserver Sponsor $5,000

  • Premium table of ten near the stage with your company name and logo displayed at the table
  • Recognition integrated into Parks Ball event (welcome sign listing, main stage sponsorship video listing, main stage podium announcement)
  • Recognition in Friends of the Parks’ winter 2018 newsletter

Table Sponsor $3,000

  • Premium table of eight near the stage with your company name and logo displayed at the table
  • Recognition integrated into Parks Ball event (invitation, program book)
  • Recognition in Friends of the Parks’ winter 2018 newsletter and annual report.

 

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sandra Del Toro at 312-857-2757, ext. 1 or email deltoros@fotp.org.