Sponsorship Sample Proposal
Theater Corporate Sponsorship
The Friends of Kamiah Committee has recently been offered first right of refusal on vacant theater near the downtown district. For number of years now we have talked to the town council and area citizens about restoring the theater to its 1920s Vaudevillian roots. The owner has generously allowed us an opportunity to purchase the theater. We would very much like for your name to be associated with this important community project.
To convince you further of this great opportunity to meet community need we have attached additional information. We look forward to speaking in person with you. Clearwater Auto Sports has number of opportunities to benefit from this project.
Opportunity #1 Permanent advertising. The town council has agreed to give naming rights to the corporate sponsor normally to include the name of the sponsor in the theater’s new title which will be displayed in three locations on the building. In addition to having the theater named after the sponsor Clearwater has the opportunity to be named permanent sponsor for each showing and to have their name designated on the town’s informational highway signs. This is an excellent opportunity to pay for permanent advertising in today’s dollars.
Opportunity #2 Increased patronage. Businesses in small towns have the opportunity to earn loyalty from residents by supporting the community. In addition increased summer tourism for theater showings would increase traffic by your dealership and possibly bring in more customers. Opportunity #3 Tax savings.
Charitable donations made to the town are fully tax deductible. You can substantially reduce your tax liability while improving our town and becoming an integral part of our continued town improvement efforts. This project is important to the community and will allow community members chance to be involved in performing arts fundraisers and community events.
Performing Arts Our town currently does not have community auditorium. The theater is an ideal place for performing arts center for children’s productions local shows and traveling artists. Fundraising The theater is equipped with screen large enough to show movies. Other communities have successfully used movie showings with copyright permission for inexpensive fundraisers.
Our local schools and charities could also use the theater for raising funds through live shows. Community Events The theater in keeping with community halls its age does not have permanent seating. Seating can easily be arranged for event needs from rows for shows to empty floors for dances. The theater would be an ideal place to hold community events year round.
Increased Funds for Schools Our local schools often rely on donations and fundraising because we have small tax base. Proceeds from the theater would help our schools purchase equipment take trips and support sports. Increased Funds for Local Charities Our local charities such as the food bank and thrift store could benefit from funds raised at the theater. Charities could hold fundraising events from silent auctions to casino nights at the theater.
Community Pride Bringing our community together helps foster community ties which creates pride and loyalty. The benefits of caring community go beyond tangible outcomes and serve to strengthen our community provide for needs and increase our sense of well being. The Friends of Kamiah Committee has recently been offered first right of refusal on vacant theater near the downtown district. For number of years now we have talked to the town council and area citizens about restoring the theater to its 1920s Vaudevillian roots.
The owner has generously allowed us an opportunity to purchase the theater for $86 which is substantially below market value. The theater is truly diamond in the rough and restoring it would bring many opportunities to our town. You might be aware that the building built in is one of the only remaining Vaudevillian theaters still standing in Idaho.
The exterior of the building needs moderate renovation and the interior needs to be brought to code but if you could visit the building you would see that all the original distinguishing characteristics of the building are still in good shape. The ceiling features all the original tin tiles and the coves and upper walls depict beautiful oil murals. As Vaudevillian theater it contains an orchestra pit and stage and could thus easily become our town’s performing arts center as well as movie theater.
The town council has agreed to purchase the building and apply for historical landmark status if we can find corporate sponsor who will fund renovations. The costs for renovation are estimated to be near $50,000. We are in the process of soliciting bids which will help us determine the final cost of renovations.
Your donation would be tax deductible and would bring tangible benefits to your company in the form of permanent advertising and increased patronage. Proceeds from the sales of events would fund our local schools and other local charities. We would very much like for your name to be associated with this important community project.
To convince you further of this great opportunity to meet community need we have attached additional information.