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Corporate Sponsorship

An investment in the humanities is an investment in our quality of life as well as our economic well-being.

  • For every $1 invested in the arts, $8 return in local and state tax revenues
  • More Americans attend arts events (41%) than attend professional or amateur sports events (37%)

(Source: Americans for the Arts, Impact of NEA Seed Money on the Arts)

Involvement Opportunities

The Ransom Center offers corporate supporters the rare opportunity to schedule after-hours viewings of exhibitions, private behind-the-scenes tours, daytime guided tours, and a special entertainment venue for your events. Companies find these opportunities to be useful tools for reaching and involving important constituencies such as customers, clients, and employees. As a corporate sponsor at the Partner level and above you have the exclusive option to host after-hours events such as receptions or dinners. Use of the Center's facilities is limited to corporate sponsors and other University departments. Your guests may mingle in the exhibition galleries or in the atria surrounded by the Ransom Center's signature etched glass windows. You may also host your meeting or presentation in our 126-seat Charles Nelson Prothro Theater.

The corporate program offers benefits for sponsorship at a variety of levels. Choose the level of corporate sponsorship that is right for your company and employees. The Ransom Center will also work with sponsors to design a program that meets their specific philanthropic, marketing, and public relations objectives.


Corporate Ransom Center Season Exhibition Sponsor: $50,000

  • Offers an exclusive opportunity to support three to four major exhibitions and related programming throughout the year.
  • Two invitations to private events with the Director and other major donors
  • Signed copy of the latest Ransom Center publication
  • Opportunities to consult with curators about your personal collections or a favorite collection item
  • Personal staff liaison
  • Invitations for ten to exhibition previews and select member and VIP events
  • Complimentary valet parking at exclusive member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to monthly eNews

     Name Recognition

  • Premier placement of your company's logo on the Harry Ransom Center website, specifically on webpages related to the exhibitions and programs sponsored by your company and the corporate donor recognition page. The logo serves as a hyperlink to the sponsor's homepage. Our website received more than 2, 375,000 visitors in 2009
  • Placement of your company's name on each individual printed exhibition guide during the Harry Ransom Center Season, 40,000 copies (4 guides printed at 10,000 for each exhibition)
  • Premier placement of your company's name on interior gallery graphics, more than 70,000 visitors to the galleries in 2009
  • Placement of your company's name on each individual printed exhibition opening invitation, 10,000 copies (2 invitations per year at 5,000)
  • Placement of your company's name on the annual print calendar of events, 46,000 copies (2 calendars printed per year at 23,000)
  • Placement of your company's name on the sponsor recognition slide accompanying related programs in the Prothro Theater
  • Placement of your company's name in the fall and spring issues of the Ransom Edition print newsletter,9,000 copies (2 issues per year with a circulation of 4,500)
  • Placement of your company's name in the monthly eNews at least twice a year (circulation of more than 10,000 per issue)

     Additional Involvement Opportunities

  • Pre-arranged, guided tours of our current exhibitions for your employees
  • Two customized behind-the-scenes tours for up to ten people
  • Two corporate entertainment opportunities; you may host a reception or dinner, or use the Prothro Theater (Sponsors are responsible for catering, security, and custodial expenses)

Corporate Leader: $25,000

  • Two invitations to private events with the Director and other major donors
  • Signed copy of the latest Ransom Center publication
  • Opportunities to consult with curators about your personal collections or a favorite collection item
  • Personal staff liaison
  • Invitations for ten to exhibition previews and select member and VIP events
  • Complimentary valet parking at exclusive member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to monthly eNews

     Name Recognition

  • Placement of your company's logo on the Harry Ransom Center website, specifically on webpages related to the exhibitions and programs sponsored by your company and the corporate donor recognition page. The logo serves as a hyperlink to the sponsor's homepage. Our website received more than 2, 375,000 visitors in 2009.
  • Placement of your company's name on each individual printed exhibition guide during the Harry Ransom Center Season, 40,000 copies (4 guides printed at 10,000 for each exhibition)
  • Placement of your company's name on interior gallery graphics, more than 75,000 visitors to the galleries in 2009
  • Placement of your company's name on each individual printed exhibition opening invitation, 10,000 copies (2 invitations per year at 5,000)
  • Placement of your company's name on the annual print calendar of events, 46,000 copies (2 calendars printed per year at 23,000)
  • Placement of your company's name on the sponsor recognition slide accompanying related programs in the Prothro Theater
  • Placement of your company's name in the fall and spring issues of the Ransom Edition print newsletter, 9,000 copies (2 issues per year with a circulation of 4,500)
  • Placement of your company's name in the monthly eNews at least twice a year (circulation of more than 10,000 per issue)

     Additional Involvement Opportunities

  • Pre-arranged, guided tours of our current exhibitions for your employees
  • Two customized behind-the-scenes tours for up to ten people
  • One corporate entertainment opportunity; you may host a reception or dinner, or use the Prothro Theater (Sponsors are responsible for catering, security, and custodial expenses)

Corporate Patron: $10,000

  • Two invitations to private events with the Director and other major donors
  • Opportunities to consult with curators about your personal collections or a favorite collection item
  • Personal staff liaison
  • Invitations for eight to exhibition previews and select member and VIP events
  • Complimentary valet parking at exclusive member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to monthly eNews

     Name Recognition

  • Placement of your company's logo on the Harry Ransom Center website, specifically on webpages related to the exhibitions and programs sponsored by your company and the corporate donor recognition page. The logo serves as a hyperlink to the sponsor's homepage. Our website received more than 2,375,000 visitors in 2009.
  • Placement of your company's name on individual printed exhibition guides during the Harry Ransom Center Season, 20,000 copies (2 guides printed at 10,000 for each exhibition)
  • Placement of your company's name on interior gallery graphics, more than 75,000 visitors to galleries in 2009
  • Placement of your company's name on an individual printed exhibition opening invitation, 5,000 copies
  • Placement of your company's name on an annual print calendar of events, 23,000 copies
  • Placement of your company's name in an issue of the Ransom Edition print newsletter, 4,500 copies
  • Placement of your company's name in the monthly eNews at least twice a year (circulation of more than 10,000 per issue)

     Additional Involvement Opportunities

  • Pre-arranged, guided tours of our current exhibitions for your employees
  • One customized behind-the-scenes tour for up to ten people
  • One discounted corporate entertainment opportunity; you may host a reception or dinner, or use the Prothro Theater (Sponsors are responsible for catering, security, and custodial expenses)

Corporate Benefactor: $5,000

  • Two invitations to private events with the Director and other major donors
  • Opportunities to consult with curators about your personal collections or a favorite collection item
  • Personal staff liaison
  • Invitations for six to exhibition previews and select member and VIP events
  • Complimentary valet parking at exclusive member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to monthly eNews

     Name Recognition

  • Placement of your company's logo on the Harry Ransom Center website, specifically on webpages related to the exhibitions and programs sponsored by your company and the corporate donor recognition page. The logo serves as a hyperlink to the sponsor's homepage. Our website received more than 2, 375,000 visitors in 2009.
  • Placement of your company's name on individual printed exhibition guides during the Harry Ransom Center Season, 20,000 copies
  • Placement of your company's name in the monthly eNews at least twice a year (circulation of more than 10,000 per issue)
  • Placement of your company's name on an individual printed exhibition opening invitation, 5,000 copies
  • Placement of your company's name in an issue of the Ransom Edition print newsletter, 4,500 copies

     Additional Involvement Opportunities

  • Pre-arranged, guided tours of our current exhibitions for your employees
  • One customized behind-the-scenes tour for up to ten people

Corporate Partner: $2,500

  • Two invitations to private events with the Director and other major donors
  • Opportunities to consult with curators about your personal collections or a favorite collection item
  • Personal staff liaison
  • Invitations for four to exhibition previews and select member and VIP events
  • Complimentary valet parking at exclusive member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to monthly eNews
  • Acknowledgement on the corporate donor recognition page
  • Acknowledgement in an issue of the Ransom Edition print newsletter, 4,500 copies

     Additional Involvement Opportunities

  • One customized behind-the-scenes tour for up to ten people

Corporate Associate: $1,000

  • One invitation to private events with the Director and other major donors
  • Opportunities to consult with curators about your personal collections or a favorite collection item
  • Personal staff liaison
  • Invitations for two to exhibition previews and select member and VIP events
  • Complimentary valet parking at exclusive member events
  • Subscription to our biannual print newsletter, Ransom Edition
  • Subscription to monthly eNews
  • Acknowledgement on the corporate donor recognition page
  • Acknowledgement in an issue of the Ransom Edition print newsletter, 4500 copies


 

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For more information on sponsorships, please contact Margie Rine at
512-471-9643 or margierine@mail.utexas.edu.