Corporate Giving

Supporting the work of AIDS Action demonstrates your company’s philanthropic commitment to the communities we jointly serve, and to our shared goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We appreciate your support.

Please contact jvanheugten@aac.org with questions regarding the work of AIDS Action, program support, or event sponsorship.

Upcoming 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities:

AIDS Action hosts fundraising events throughout the year, generating more than $2 million in revenue for the agency. Corporate support for these events helps underwrite our expenses, ensuring that the funds we raise will directly benefit those in need.

We are dedicated to helping our corporate partners achieve their community engagement and corporate philanthropy objectives. Let us work with you to customize your sponsorship package so that you achieve your goals while supporting this important cause.

The Value of Sponsorship:

  • Align your brand with New England’s first & largest AIDS Service Organization
  • Enhance your name and brand recognition locally
  • Maximize visibility and media impressions through print, broadcast, online, point-of-purchase, and more
  • Leverage community access and cultivate new relationships
  • Reinforce culture of diversity and volunteerism
  • Promote health & wellness among employees
  • Demonstrate your company’s philanthropic commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic

 

Sample Sponsorship Package

Many of our sponsors prefer to work with us as partners and create a customized package that meets their needs. Here is one example:

  • Sponsor Industry:
    • Financial Services
  • Level of Commitment:
    • $15,000 annually
  • Sponsor Benefits:
    • 250K+ media impressions
    • Increased local brand visibility
    • Affiliation with AAC
  • Events Involved:
    • AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run
    • Bayard Rustin Breakfast
  • Impact of Support:
  • Helped AIDS Action to raise over $1M to fight HIV/AIDS and engage over 100K+ people in this cause.

Taste of the South End

Taste of the South End brings together over 40 of the finest restaurants in Boston’s hottest culinary destination and an affluent audience for an exciting and upscale night of fantastic food and culture every March. Sponsors and guests alike partake in live cooking demonstrations and unlimited sampling of culinary creations by well-known, award-winning Boston chefs. Last year’s chefs included Kristen Kish of Top Chef fame, Joanne Chang, Andy Husbands, Gordon Hamersley, Jamie Bissonette, and Ken Oringer.

Views complete overview of sponsor benefits, visibility, and event impact (PDF).

Available Sponsorship Levels:

  • $15,000 – Presenting Sponsor
  • $10,000 – Principal Sponsor
  • $5,000 – Major Sponsor
  • $2,500 – Sustaining Sponsor
  • $1,500 – Associate Sponsor

$15,000 – Presenting Sponsor Benefits:

  • 12 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
  • Premier Logo placement in ALL marketing and communications materials
  • Prominent full-page Ad in the South End Dining Guide (14,500 distributed in 2014)
  • On-site company Banner in VIP Reception and in General Room
  • Option to speak at event (700+ audience)
  • Option to include company promotional and marketing materials in VIP gift bag (250 to be distributed)
  • Company name advertised on event website as Presenting Sponsor (23,000 unique views per month)
  • Company name and logo advertised on www.aac.org homepage as featured partner for month of March (23,000 unique views per month)
  • Exclusive sponsor and logo recognition in all pre-event Taste emails
  • Dedicated Sponsorship mention on Twitter
  • Dedicated Sponsorship mention on Facebook (reached 1,700+ people in 2014)
  • Logo on event Invitations (1,500+ recipients)
  • Logo on over-sized projection screen

$10,000 – Principal Sponsor Benefits:

  • 10 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
  • Logo placement in marketing and communications materials
  • Full-page Ad in the South End Dining Guide (14,500 distributed in 2014)
  • On-site company Banner
  • Verbal acknowledgement from the stage
  • Option to include company promotional and marketing materials in VIP gift bag
  • Company name advertised on event website (23,000 unique views per month)
  • Logo acknowledgement in pre-event emails
  • Dedicated Sponsorship mention on Twitter (140+ retweets in 2014)
  • Dedicated Sponsorship mention on Facebook (reached 1,700+ people in 2014)
  • Logo on event Invitations (1,500+ recipients)
  • Logo on over-sized projection screen

$5,000 – Major Sponsor Benefits:

  • 6 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
  • Logo placement in marketing and communications materials
  • Half-page Ad in the South End Dining Guide (14,500 distributed in 2014)
  • On-site company Banner
  • Verbal acknowledgement from the stage
  • Option to include company promotional and marketing materials in VIP gift bag
  • Company name advertised on event website (23,000 unique views per month)
  • Acknowledgement in post-event emails
  • Mention on Twitter (140+ retweets in 2014)
  • Mention on Facebook (reached 1,700+ people in 2014)
  • Logo on event Invitations (1,500+ recipients)
  • Logo on over-sized projection screen

$2,500 – Sustaining Sponsor Benefits:

  • 4 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
  • Logo placement in marketing and communications materials
  • Quarter-page Ad in the South End Dining Guide (14,500 distributed in 2014)
  • On-site company Banner
  • Option to include company promotional and marketing materials in VIP gift bag
  • Company name advertised on event website (23,000 unique views per month)
  • Acknowledgement in post-event emails
  • Mention on Twitter (140+ retweets in 2014)
  • Mention on Facebook (reached 1,700+ people in 2014)

$1,500 – Associate Sponsor Benefits:

  • 2 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
  • Logo placement in marketing and communications materials
  • Quarter-page Ad in the South End Dining Guide (14,500 distributed in 2014)
  • On-site company Banner
  • Option to include company promotional and marketing materials in VIP gift bag
  • Company name advertised on event website (23,000 unique views per month)
  • Acknowledgement in post-event emails
  • Mention on Twitter (140+ retweets in 2014)
  • Mention on Facebook (reached 1,700+ people in 2014)

Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast

The Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast maintains a tradition of commemorating and celebrating the life and work of Bayard Rustin, one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Created by AIDS Action Committee 25 years ago, the Breakfast recognizes the roles of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from communities of color in the fight against AIDS. The Breakfast is an inspiring event, drawing on the spirit of Bayard Rustin’s work in human rights, civil rights, and social activism. It is the longest-running event honoring Bayard Rustin’s legacy in the country.

View complete overview of sponsor benefits, visibility, and event impact (PDF).

$5,000 Sponsor:

  • 20 tickets – Premium Seating
  • Inclusion on all marketing materials, including invitations
  • Logo on website
  • Opportunity for banner placement at event
  • Opportunity to place collateral at event
  • Full page ad, choice of front or back cover, in program book
  • Logo on email invites
  • Logo on event postcard to be mailed to invitees
  • Acknowledgement from stage
  • Mention on social media, including Facebook and Twitter

$2,500 Sponsor:

  • 10 tickets – Premium Seating
  • Inclusion on marketing materials
  • Logo on event website
  • Logo on email invites
  • Opportunity to place collateral at event
  • Full page ad in program book
  • Mention on social media, including Facebook and Twitter

$1,000 Sponsor:

  • 5 tickets
  • Logo on event website
  • Full page ad in program book

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run is an annual grassroots community event benefiting AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, New England’s largest and oldest AIDS service organization. For nearly three decades, thousands of dedicated participants have raised millions of dollars for AIDS Action’s innovative programs and services that are essential to maintaining the health of individuals living with the disease and preventing the spread of the epidemic. Just as important, the Walk also raises our awareness of the impact HIV/AIDS has on individuals, families and the community at-large, reminding us all that we must work together to stop the spread of HIV.

View complete overview of sponsor visibility and examples of promotional collateral (PDF).

Available Sponsorship Levels:

  • $25,000 Presenting AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Sponsor – Exclusive Opportunity!
  • $20,000 Presenting Run Sponsor – Exclusive Opportunity!
  • $15,000 Major Sponsor
  • $10,000 Supporting Sponsor
  • $5,000 Sustaining Sponsor
  • $2,500 Wellness Sponsor

$25,000 Presenting AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Sponsor – Exclusive Opportunity!

  • Premier Logo Placement on:
    • MBTA Ad (2 million impressions! Last year 500 pieces were distributed across busses and trains serving these areas: Broadway, Porter Square, Downtown Crossing, North Station, Prudential, Arlington, Haymarket, Quincy Adams, Jackson Square, and Charles/MGH.)
    • Event Postcards (30,000 produced and distributed)
    • Pre-event magnet mailer (7,000 mailed)
    • Marketing posters
    • Event website (average of 7,500 monthly views)
    • Emails to AIDS Walk Boston and AIDS Action list serv (149,755 total emails sent)
  • Presenting sponsorship acknowledged in pre-event press release
  • Cyber week – choose any week throughout year to have exclusive company coverage (except for 3 day challenge campaign)
  • Mention(s) on Twitter and Facebook pre and post event
  • Product Placement and/or materials presented at ALL AIDS Walk Boston Fundraising events
  • Certificate of Appreciation with Company picture and logo
  • Listing in AIDS Action Annual Report
  • Form a company team and receive AIDS Walk Boston coordinator support. Forming a team is a great opportunity to increase day of event visibility and maximize company’s volunteer and gift matching program
  • Day of Event:
    • 10×10 Tent provided by AIDS Action Committee. Opportunity for product placement and material distribution to over 10,000 participants
    • Option to have company representative speaking opportunity at opening ceremonies of Walk & Run
    • Premier Logo Placement on:
      • Hatch Shell Stage Banner (10,000+ views)
      • START and FINISH Trusses
      • Extra Mile Club incentive (250 printed)
      • 5K Run Cinch Bag (800+ distributed)
      • Step & Repeat at photo tent
      • Event t-shirts, both incentive, staff, and volunteer (1,500 distributed)
      • Day of event and program map
    • 10 tickets to VIP Breakfast. Pre-event reception for sponsors, major donors, public officials, and team captains.

$20,000 Presenting Run Sponsor – Exclusive Opportunity!

  • Logo placement on following:
    • MBTA Ad (2 million impressions)
    • Pre-event magnet mailer (7,000 mailed)
    • Event postcards (30,000 produced and distributed)
    • 5K Run marketing posters and flyers
    • Event Website  (average of 7,500 monthly views)
    • Runner’s cinch Bag
    • Runner’s Bib
    • Event t-shirts, including staff, volunteer, and incentive
    • Emails to AIDS Walk Boston and AIDS Action list serv (149,755 total emails sent)
  • Mention(s) on Twitter and Facebook pre and post event
  • Naming rights of AIDS Action’s Running Club
  • Run code for employees and team members to register at discounted price as run sponsor
  • Day of Event:
    • Opportunity to present run awards from stage
    • Opportunity to lead pre-run warm up from stage
    • Day of event 10X10 Tent with company banner
      • Logo included on:
      • Signage along the rune route at run check-points*
      • Day of event signage at run start and Finish
      • Run bibs
      • Banner at Runner’s reception
      • Program map
    • 8 VIP Breakfast invites

$15,000 Major Sponsor:

  • Logo including on the following:
    • MBTA Ad (2 million impressions)
    • Marketing posters
    • Event Postcards (30,000 produced and distributed)
    • Pre-event magnet mailer (7,000 mailed)
    • Event website (average of 7,500 monthly views)
    • Emails to AIDS Walk Boston and AIDS Action list serv (149,755 total emails sent)
    • Event t-shirts, including incentive, staff, and volunteer t-shirts
    • Runner’s Cinch Bag
  • Mention on Twitter (3,712 followers) and Facebook (3,520 likes)
  • Listing in AIDS Action Annual Report
  • Company Listing in press release
  • Employee team and volunteer AIDS Walk Boston coordinator support
  • Day of Event:
    • 10×10 Tent with option for banner
    • Option to distribute materials or product from tent
    • Option to provide company banner
      • Logo on the following:
      • Day of event program map
      • Oversize sponsor poster
    • Acknowledgement from stage
    • 7 VIP Breakfast tickets

$10,000 Supporting Sponsor:

  • Listing in pre-event press releases
  • Logo included on:
    • Marketing posters (1,034+ downloaded)
    • MBTA Ad (2 million impressions) –
    • Event t-shirts, including incentive, staff, and volunteer
    • Runner’s cinch bag
    • Event website (average of 7,500 monthly views)
    • Emails to participants
  • Mention on Twitter (3,858 followers) and Mention on Facebook (3,531 likes)
  • Employee team and volunteer AIDS Walk Boston coordinator support
  • Listing in AIDS Action Annual Report
  • Day of Event:
    • 10×10 Tent with option for Company banner
    • Logo included on oversized sponsor poster
    • Acknowledgement from stage
    • Logo included on day of event program map
    • 6 VIP Breakfast tickets

$5,000 Sustaining Sponsor:

  • Company logo included on the following:
    • Emails to participants
    • Event website
    • Marketing posters (1,034+ downloaded)
    • MBTA Ad (2 million impressions)
  • Employee team and volunteer AIDS Walk Boston coordinator support
  • Mention on Facebook and Twitter
  • Listing in AIDS Action Annual Report
  • Day of Event:
    • Acknowledgement from stage
    • Company listing in day of event and program map
    • 4 VIP Breakfast tickets

$2,500 Wellness Sponsor:

  • Employee team and volunteer AIDS Walk Boston coordinator support
  • Company logo included on the following:
    • Emails to participants
    • Event website (average of 7,500 monthly views)
  • Mention on Twitter (3,858 followers) and Facebook (3,531 likes)
  • Listing in AIDS Action Annual Report
  • Day of Event:
    • Event Booth provided by AIDS Action
    • Company listing in day of event and program map
    • 2 VIP Breakfast tickets

Add value to your sponsorship package:

  • Form a Team, comprised of friends, family, colleagues
  • Host a Tip Jar: AIDS Walk Boston & 5K will feature you on Facebook and Twitter
  • Promote company’s employee and volunteer Matching program through team support
  • Host a fundraiser and guest AAC speaker
  • Opportunity for point-of-sale cause marketing

Annual Chandler Street Block Party

The Annual Chandler Street Block Party is a Boston Pride tradition, drawing over 4,000 LGBT revelers and supporters to dance and socialize outdoors in the heart of Boston’s South End neighborhood. Proceeds benefit AIDS Action Committee and are also shared with local amateur LGBT sports organizations.

$5,000 Presenting Sponsor:

  • 4 company banners to be displayed on Chandler Street (4,000+ unique views)
  • 15 tickets to event
  • Logo included on marketing materials
  • Company tent placement – distribute product and materials to over 4,000 attendees
  • Company promoted in print advertising (Pride Guide & Bay Windows, New England’s largest LGBT newspaper)
  • Logo included in email communications (24K+ email list)
  • Logo on event website homepage with link and sponsorship page with link (23K+ unique views)
  • Acknowledgement in all social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook
  • Acknowledgement as a Sponsor on dedicated AIDS Action Pride events pages

$2,500 Supporting Sponsor:

  • 2 company banners to be displayed on Chandler Street (4,000+ unique views)
  • 10 tickets to event
  • Company booth placement – distribute product and materials to over 4,000 attendees
  • Company promoted in print advertising (Pride Guide & Bay Windows, New England’s largest LGBT newspaper)
  • Logo included in email communications (24K+ email list)
  • Logo on event website homepage with link and sponsorship page with link (23K+ unique views)
  • Acknowledgement in all social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook
  • Acknowledgement as a Sponsor on dedicated AIDS Action Pride events pages

$500 Community Business Sponsor:

  • 2 tickets to event
  • Acknowledgement in all social media outlets, including Twitter and Facebook

Ira Audia Quattro Golf Tournament

The Ira Audi quattro Cup Golf Tournament is a popular tournament held at the Ferncroft Country Club, a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed course in Middleton, MA. The format is Best Ball with a shotgun start, followed by a dinner buffet, live auction, and prizes for both male and female players. Our live auction gives supporters of the tournament the opportunity to attend Audi’s U.S. Final Golf Tournament, always held at a golfer’s dream location. Audi partners with AIDS Action to raise funds for the programs and services of AIDS Action. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

19th Hole Dinner Sponsor: $5,000

  • (4) Foursomes of Golf*
  • Logo on official event website (28,000 unique views)
  • Name recognition in tournament materials
  • Signage on Driving & Putting Range
  • Signage in Dining Room & on Tables
  • Recognition on AIDS Action’s social media pages
  • Acknowledgment during Speaking Program
  • Listing on sponsor poster day of event

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

  • (2) Foursome of Golf *
  • Logo on official event website (28,000 unique views)
  • Name recognition in tournament materials
  • Signage on Holes 1, 9 & 18
  • Signage in Dining Room & Tables
  • Recognition on AIDS Action’s social media pages
  • Acknowledgment during Speaking Program
  • Listing on sponsor poster day of event

Team Sponsor: $1,000

  • Golf Team (4 golfers)*
  • Logo on official event website (28,000 unique views)
  • Recognition on AIDS Action’s social media pages
  • Listing on sponsor poster day of event
  • Acknowledgment during Speaking Program

Cart Sponsor: $700

  • Company or individual name displayed on all carts
  • Logo on website (28,000 unique views)
  • Recognition on AIDS Action’s social media pages
  • Listing on sponsor poster day of event
  • Acknowledgment during Speaking Program

Hole Sponsor $500

  • Signage at Closest to the Pin & Longest Drive Holes
  • Listing on website (28,000 unique views)
  • Listing on sponsorship poster day of event
  • Acknowledgment during Speaking Program

Tee/Green Sponsors: $250

  • Recognition signage on one hole
  • Listing on website (28,000 unique views)
  • Listing on sponsorship poster day of event
  • Acknowledgment during Speaking Program

*Includes 18 holes and cart fees, along with access to the post-play dinner buffet and live auction.

ARTcetera

ARTcetera is one of New England’s premier art auctions and an essential funding source for AIDS Action. This event brings together the arts community and AIDS Action in a celebration of our extraordinary partnership. We are all in this fight together to stop the epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those living with HIV.

ARTcetera will next be held in the fall of 2017.

View complete overview of sponsor benefits, visibility, and event impact (PDF).

$25,000 Platinum:

  • Company logo featured on official event website (www.aac.org/art)
  • 10 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
  • Company logo prominently placed on all event signage at ARTcetera
  • Prominent full-page advertisement in ARTcetera program book
  • Company logo included on event invitations (5,000 printed)
  • Company logo featured on online auction catalog
  • Company logo included on all ARTcetera advertisements
  • Company logo included on oversized day of event screen as Platinum Sponsor of ARTcetera

$10,000 Gold:

  • Company logo featured on official event website (www.aac.org/art)
  • 8 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
  • Company logo prominently placed on all event signage at ARTcetera
  • Full-page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
  • Company listing on ARTcetera event invitation
  • Company listing on on-line auction catalog
  • Company logo included on oversized day of event screen as Gold Sponsor of ARTcetera

$5,000 Silver:

  • Company logo featured on official event website (www.aac.org/art)
  • 6 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
  • Company logo prominently placed on all event signage at ARTcetera
  • Half-page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
  • Company listing on ARTcetera invitation
  • Company listing on on-line auction catalog
  • Company logo included on oversized day of event screen as Silver Sponsor of ARTcetera

$2,500 Bronze:

  • Company logo featured on official event website (www.aac.org/art)
  • 4 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
  • Company logo prominently placed on all event signage at ARTcetera
  • Quarter-page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
  • Company logo included on oversized day of event screen as Bronze Sponsor of ARTcetera

Contact Us Today:

Supporting the work of AIDS Action demonstrates your company’s philanthropic commitment to the communities we jointly serve, and to our shared goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We appreciate your support.

Please contact jvanheuten@aac.org with questions regarding the work of AIDS Action, program support, or event sponsorship.

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