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

Upcoming 2018 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 – Diamond Sponsor
  • $10,000 – Ruby Sponsor
  • $5,000 – Emerald Sponsor
  • $2,500 – Sapphire Sponsor
  • $1,500 – Amethyst Sponsor
  • $15,000 Diamond Sponsor Benefits:
    • 20 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
    • Premier logo placement in ALL marketing and communications materials
    • Listing as Presenting Sponsor in all press releases
    • Premier logo placement on day of event floor plan
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (1,000 attendees)
    • Dedicated sponsorship mention (logo) on Twitter (impressions: 13,500 between December and March)
    • Dedicated sponsor mention (logo) on Facebook (post reach: 18,829 between December and March)
    • Company logo featured on event website as Presenting Sponsor (unique visitors: 1,741 between December and March)
    • Company logo advertised in sponsor logo farm on event website
    • Exclusive sponsor and logo recognition in all pre-event emails (10,400 individual emails sent in 2017)
    • Premier logo placement on event invitations (1,000+ recipients)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (scrolling on two large screens)
  • $10,000 Ruby Sponsor Benefits:
    • 12 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
    • Logo placement in marketing and communications materials
    • Listing in all press releases
    • Logo placement on day of event floor plan
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (1,000 attendees)
    • Company logo advertised in sponsor logo farm on event website (unique visitors: 1,741 between December and March)
    • Logo acknowledgement in pre-event emails (10,400 individual emails sent in 2017)
    • Dedicated sponsorship mention (logo) on Twitter (impressions: 13,500 between December and March)
    • Dedicated sponsor mention (logo) on Facebook (post reach: 18,829 between December and March)
    • Logo placement on event invitations (1,000+ recipients)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (scrolling on two large screens)
  • $5,000 Emerald Sponsor Benefits:
    • 6 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
    • Logo placement in marketing and communications materials
    • Listing in press releases
    • Logo placement on day of event floor plan
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (1,000 attendees)
    • Company logo advertised in sponsor logo farm on event website (unique visitors: 1,741 between December and March)
    • Logo acknowledgement in pre-event emails (10,400 individual emails sent in 2017)
    • Mention (listing) on Twitter (impressions: 13,500 between December and March)
    • Mention (listing) on Facebook (post reach: 18,829 between December and March)
    • Logo placement on event invitations (1,000+ recipients)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (scrolling on two large screens)
  • $2,500 Sapphire Sponsor Benefits:
    • 4 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
    • Logo placement in marketing and communications materials
    • Listing in press releases
    • Listing on day of event floor plan
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (1,000 attendees)
    • Company logo advertised in sponsor logo farm on event website (unique visitors: 1,741 between December and March)
    • Logo acknowledgement in pre-event emails (10,400 individual emails sent in 2017)
    • Mention (listing) on Twitter (impressions: 13,500 between December and March)
    • Mention (listing) on Facebook (post reach: 18,829 between December and March)
    • Listing on event invitations (1,000+ recipients)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (scrolling on two large screens)
  • $1,500 Amethyst Sponsor Benefits:
    • 2 complimentary VIP tickets to Taste of the South End
    • Listing in press releases
    • Listing on day of event floor plan
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (1,000 attendees)
    • Company logo advertised in sponsor logo farm on event website (unique visitors: 1,741 between December and March)
    • Logo acknowledgement in pre-event emails (10,400 individual emails sent in 2017)
    • Mention (listing) on Twitter (impressions: 13,500 between December and March)
    • Mention (listing) on Facebook (post reach: 18,829 between December and March)
    • Listing on event invitations (1,000+ recipients)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (scrolling on two large screens)

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).

 

  •  Available Sponsorship Levels
    • $10,000 – Presenting Diamond Sponsor
    • $5,000 – Ruby Sponsor
    • $2,500 – Emerald Sponsor
    • $1,500 – Amethyst Sponsor
  • $10,000 Presenting Diamond Sponsor Benefits:
    • 16 tickets – Premium Seating
    • Premier logo placement on ALL marketing and communications materials
    • Premier logo placement on event invitations (printed/electronic)
    • Booth at the front entrance of the event
    • Logo on the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast page on AAC’s website
    • Premier logo placement on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Logo/Name on table card for you and your guests
    • Mentions in all event emails
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 9,400 between February and April)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 3,000 between February and April)
    • Listing in all press releases
    • Speaking opportunity during event program
    • Acknowledgement from the stage
  • $5,000 Ruby Sponsor Benefits:
    • 16 tickets
    • Logo placement on marketing and communications materials
    • Logo placement on event invitations (printed/electronic)
    • Booth at the front entrance of the event
    • Logo on the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast page on AAC’s website
    • Logo placement on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Logo/Name on table card for you and your guests
    • Mentions in event emails
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 9,400 between February and April)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 3,000 between February and April)
    • Listing in press releases
    • Acknowledgement from the stage
  • $2,500 Emerald Sponsor Benefits:
    • 8 tickets
    • Logo placement on marketing and communications materials
    • Logo placement on event invitations (printed/electronic)
    • Booth at the front entrance of the event
    • Logo on the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast page on AAC’s website
    • Logo placement on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Logo/Name on table card for you and your guests
    • Mentions in event emails
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 9,400 between February and April)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 3,000 between February and April)
  • $1,500 Emerald Sponsor Benefits:
    • 5 tickets
    • Logo placement on event invitations (printed/electronic)
    • Booth at the front entrance of the event
    • Logo on the Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast page on AAC’s website
    • Logo placement on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Mentions in event emails
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 9,400 between February and April)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 3,000 between February and April)

AIDS Walk & Run Boston

AIDS Walk & Run Boston  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:
    • $30,000 – Presenting Diamond AIDS Walk & Run Boston Sponsor – Exclusive Opportunity!
    • $20,000 – Ruby Sponsor
    • $15,000 – Emerald Sponsor
    • $10,000 – Sapphire Sponsor
    • $5,000 – Amethyst Sponsor
    • $2,500 – Wellness Associate
  • $30,000 Presenting Diamond Sponsor Benefits:
    • Event Exclusivity
    • Premier logo placement on MBTA Ad campaign (9 million+ impressions in 2017)
    • Premier logo placement on AIDS Walk & Run Boston Website, logo embedded on all pages (160,488 views in 2017)
    • Premier logo placement on pre-event mailer (7,000 distributed in 2017)
    • Premier logo placement on all event emails (32 unique emails, 201,903 total emails sent in 2017)
    • Premier logo placement on Incentive t-shirts
    • Premier logo placement on runner cinch bags
    • Premier logo placement on marketing posters
    • Premier logo placement on event post cards
    • Dedicated mentions on Facebook (post reach: 249,022 between January and June)
    • Dedicated mentions on Twitter (impressions: 67,813 between January and June)
    • Listing in all press releases
    • Speaking opportunity during opening/closing ceremonies
    • 10×10 tent to interact with event participants, opportunity for product/banner placement
    • Premier logo placement on dedicated sponsor page on AIDS Walk & Run Boston website
    • Acknowledgment from the stage
    • Logo on oversized sponsors posters (2 placed the day of the Walk)
    • Logo on each slide of the day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Company specific materials distributed at fundraising events
    • Admission to Heroes Hall and VIP Breakfast, our pre event reception for sponsors, major donors, top fundraisers, public officials, and team captains
    • “Lunch and Learn” for your employees with AIDS Action Committee leadership
    • Fundraising support for sponsor/corporate walk teams
  • $20,000 Ruby Sponsor Benefits:
    • Logo placement on MBTA Ad campaign (9 million+ impressions in 2017)
    • Logo placement on AIDS Walk & Run Boston Website, logo embedded on all pages (160,488 views in 2017)
    • Logo placement on pre-event mailer (7,000 distributed in 2017)
    • Logo placement on all event emails (32 unique emails, 201,903 total emails sent in 2017)
    • Logo placement on Incentive t-shirts
    • Logo placement on runner cinch bags
    • Logo placement on marketing posters
    • Logo placement on event post cards
    • Dedicated mentions on Facebook (post reach: 249,022 between January and June)
    • Dedicated mentions on Twitter (impressions: 67,813 between January and June)
    • Listing in all press releases
    • 10×10 tent to interact with event participants, opportunity for product/banner placement
    • Logo placement on dedicated sponsor page on AIDS Walk & Run Boston website
    • Acknowledgment from the stage
    • Logo on oversized sponsors posters (2 placed the day of the Walk)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Company specific materials distributed at fundraising events
    • Admission to Heroes Hall and VIP Breakfast, our pre event reception for sponsors, major donors, top fundraisers, public officials, and team captains
    • “Lunch and Learn” for your employees with AIDS Action Committee leadership
    • Fundraising support for sponsor/corporate walk teams
  • $15,000 Emerald Sponsor Benefits:
    • Logo placement on MBTA Ad campaign (9 million+ impressions in 2017)
    • Logo placement on pre-event mailer (7,000 distributed in 2017)
    • Logo placement on event emails (32 unique emails, 201,903 total emails sent in 2017)
    • Logo placement on Incentive t-shirts
    • Logo placement on runner cinch bags
    • Logo placement on marketing posters
    • Logo placement on event post cards
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 249,022 between January and June)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 67,813 between January and June)
    • Listing in press releases
    • 10×10 tent to interact with event participants, opportunity for product/banner placement
    • Logo placement on dedicated sponsor page on AIDS Walk & Run Boston website
    • Acknowledgment from the stage
    • Logo on oversized sponsors posters (2 placed the day of the Walk)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Company specific materials distributed at fundraising events
    • Admission to Heroes Hall and VIP Breakfast, our pre event reception for sponsors, major donors, top fundraisers, public officials, and team captains
    • “Lunch and Learn” for your employees with AIDS Action Committee leadership
    • Fundraising support for sponsor/corporate walk teams
  • $10,000 Sapphire Sponsor Benefits:
    • Logo placement on MBTA Ad campaign (9 million+ impressions in 2017)
    • Logo placement on pre-event mailer (7,000 distributed in 2017)
    • Logo placement on event emails (32 unique emails, 201,903 total emails sent in 2017)
    • Logo placement on Incentive t-shirts
    • Logo placement on marketing posters
    • Logo placement on event post cards
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 249,022 between January and June)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 67,813 between January and June)
    • Listing in press releases
    • 10×10 tent to interact with event participants, opportunity for product/banner placement
    • Logo placement on dedicated sponsor page on AIDS Walk & Run Boston website
    • Acknowledgment from the stage
    • Logo on oversized sponsors posters (2 placed the day of the Walk)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Admission to Heroes Hall and VIP Breakfast, our pre event reception for sponsors, major donors, top fundraisers, public officials, and team captains
    • “Lunch and Learn” for your employees with AIDS Action Committee leadership
    • Fundraising support for sponsor/corporate walk teams
  • $5,000 Amethyst Sponsor Benefits:
    • Logo placement on MBTA Ad campaign (9 million+ impressions in 2017)
    • Logo placement on pre-event mailer (7,000 distributed in 2017)
    • Logo placement on event emails (32 unique emails, 201,903 total emails sent in 2017)
    • Logo placement on marketing posters
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 249,022 between January and June)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 67,813 between January and June)
    • Booth at the Wellness Festival to interact with event participants, opportunity for product/banner placement
    • Logo placement on dedicated sponsor page on AIDS Walk & Run Boston website
    • Logo on oversized sponsors posters (2 placed the day of the Walk)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Admission to Heroes Hall and VIP Breakfast, our pre event reception for sponsors, major donors, top fundraisers, public officials, and team captains
    • “Lunch and Learn” for your employees with AIDS Action Committee leadership
    • Fundraising support for sponsor/corporate walk teams
  • $2,500 Wellness Associate Benefits:
    • Logo placement on event emails (32 unique emails, 201,903 total emails sent in 2017)
    • Logo placement on marketing posters
    • Mentions on Facebook (post reach: 249,022 between January and June)
    • Mentions on Twitter (impressions: 67,813 between January and June)
    • Booth at the Wellness Festival to interact with event participants, opportunity for product/banner placement
    • Logo placement on dedicated sponsor page on AIDS Walk & Run Boston website
    • Logo on oversized sponsors posters (2 placed the day of the Walk)
    • Logo on day of event slideshow (oversized projection screen)
    • Admission to Heroes Hall and VIP Breakfast, our pre event reception for sponsors, major donors, top fundraisers, public officials, and team captains
    • “Lunch and Learn” for your employees with AIDS Action Committee leadership
    • Fundraising support for sponsor/corporate walk teams
  • Add value to your sponsorship package:
    • Form a team comprised of colleagues, friends and family
    • Host a fundraiser/”Lunch & Learn” and we’ll be sure to feature you on social media
    • Promote your company’s employee and volunteer match
    • Point-of-sale cause marketing opportunities

Annual Chandler Street Block Party

The Annual Chandler Street Block Party is a Boston Pride tradition, drawing over 3,000 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.

 

  •  Available Sponsorship Levels:
    • $10,000 – Presenting Diamond Sponsor
    • $5,000 – Ruby Sponsor
    • $2,500 – Emerald Sponsor
    • $1,000 – Sapphire Sponsor
  • $10,000 Presenting Diamond Sponsor Benefits:
    • 15 complimentary tickets to the Chandler Street Block Party
    • Premier logo placement on ALL marketing materials
    • Listing as Presenting Sponsor in all press releases
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (3,000 attendees)
    • Dedicated sponsor mention on Twitter (followers: 6,160)
    • Dedicated sponsor mention on Facebook (likes: 4,400)
    • Company logo featured on event page on AAC website as the Presenting Sponsor
    • Sponsor and logo recognition in all event emails
    • Acknowledgement from the stage
  • $5,000 Ruby Sponsor Benefits:
    • 10 complimentary tickets to the Chandler Street Block Party
    • Logo placement on marketing materials
    • Listing in press releases
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (3,000 attendees)
    • Sponsor mention on Twitter (followers: 6,160)
    • Sponsor mention on Facebook (likes: 4,400)
    • Sponsor listing on event page on AAC website
    • Sponsor and logo recognition in all event emails
    • Acknowledgement from the stage
  • $2,500 Ruby Sponsor Benefits:
    • 6 complimentary tickets to the Chandler Street Block Party
    • Listing in press releases
    • Option to provide promotional materials to be distributed at event (3,000 attendees)
    • Sponsor mention on Twitter (followers: 6,160)
    • Sponsor mention on Facebook (likes: 4,400)
    • Sponsor listing on event page on AAC website
    • Acknowledgement from the stage
  • $1,000 Sapphire Sponsor Benefits:
    • 3 complimentary tickets to the Chandler Street Block Party
    • Sponsor mention on Twitter (followers: 6,160)
    • Sponsor mention on Facebook (likes: 4,400)
    • Sponsor listing on event page on AAC website

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 on October 27, 2018.

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

 

  •  Available Sponsorship Levels:
    • $35,000 – Presenting Diamond Sponsor
    • $25,000 – Ruby Sponsor
    • $10,500 – Emerald Sponsor
    • $5,000 – Sapphire Sponsor
    • $2,500 – Amethyst Sponsor
  • $35,000 Presenting Diamond Sponsor Benefits:
    • Company featured on AIDS Action Committee’s main website
    • Company logo embedded on all ARTcetera website pages
    • 12 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
    • Prominent full page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
    • Premier logo placement on event signage at ARTcetera
    • Premier logo placement on all ARTcetera advertisements
    • Premier logo placement on event invitations
    • Premier logo placement on email communications
    • Premier logo placement on all marketing and communication materials
    • Logo featured on dedicated sponsor page on the ARTcetera website
    • Dedicated mentions on Facebook/Twitter
    • Listings in all press releases
    • Prominent logo placement on day of event slide show (oversized projection screen)
  • $25,000 Ruby Sponsor Benefits:
    • 10 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
    • Full page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
    • Logo placement on event signage at ARTcetera
    • Logo placement on all ARTcetera advertisements
    • Logo placement on event invitations
    • Logo placement on email communications
    • Logo placement on all marketing and communication materials
    • Logo on dedicated sponsor page on the ARTcetera website
    • Dedicated mentions on Facebook/Twitter
    • Listings in all press releases
    • Logo placement on day of event slide show (oversized projection screen)
  • $10,000 Emerald Sponsor Benefits:
    • 8 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
    • Full page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
    • Logo placement on event signage at ARTcetera
    • Logo placement on event invitations
    • Logo placement on email communications
    • Logo placement on marketing and communication materials
    • Logo on dedicated sponsor page on the ARTcetera website
    • Mentions on Facebook/Twitter
    • Listings in press releases
    • Logo placement on day of event slide show (oversized projection screen)
  • $5,000 Sapphire Sponsor Benefits:
    • 6 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
    • Half page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
    • Logo placement on event signage at ARTcetera
    • Logo placement on email communications
    • Logo placement on marketing and communication materials
    • Logo on dedicated sponsor page on the ARTcetera website
    • Mentions on Facebook/Twitter
    • Listings in press releases
    • Logo placement on day of event slide show (oversized projection screen)
  • $2,500 Amethyst Sponsor Benefits:
    • 4 VIP tickets to ARTcetera
    • Quarter page advertisement in the ARTcetera program book
    • Logo placement on event signage at ARTcetera
    • Logo placement on email communications
    • Logo placement on marketing and communication materials
    • Logo on dedicated sponsor page on the ARTcetera website
    • Mentions on Facebook/Twitter
    • Logo placement on day of event slide show (oversized projection screen)

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

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