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Corporate Sponsorship 2021-2022 ANNUAL BENEFITS PACKAGE

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SUPPORT

IN OUR COMMUNITY


Contact Us Dana Meyer 402.731.3140 dmeyer@fontenelleforest.org

Visit Us Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N. Bellevue, NE, 68005

Become a Fontenelle Forest Corporate Sponsor Help us create a sustainable future with community at the center of our work in conservation, education, research and recreation. At Fontenelle Forest we are not only maintaining the living legacy established by Fontenelle Forest’s founders in 1913, we are also planting new seeds to assure that Fontenelle Forest serves our community for another 100 years. Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. Listed as a National Natural Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Sites, Fontenelle Forest owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. Today, Fontenelle Forest encompasses 2,100 acres of forest, prairie, and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills. Your corporate sponsorship supports Fontenelle Forest’s mission to provide opportunities for people to experience and enjoy the natural world while maintaining an authentic experience grounded in environmental ethics. Fontenelle Forest is planting the seeds for the future. Our vision is to be a national leader in environmental stewardship and education, and the region’s premier nature center. As a corporate sponsor your business will be recognized as a champion of one of the most outstanding nonprofits in Bellevue and the Omaha metro area and a champion of our community. Like a tree, Fontenelle Forest continues to grow, adapt, and extend its branches. We pride ourselves in offering a diversity of experiences and programs that serve the varied interests of our community. Whether you are interested in citizen science, leisure in nature, environmental and nature education experiences, outdoor entertainment, active recreation, or adventure – Fontenelle Forest is where people of all ages flock to enjoy the beauty of nature just ten minutes from downtown Omaha. Fontenelle Forest is proud to be a valuable resource and asset for everyone in our community. We are always creating new ways for visitors with diverse interests to deepen their experience with nature. Through partnerships and charitable programs thousands of children, families, students, and military in our community experience Fontenelle Forest for free every year.

You are invited to join Fontenelle Forest in making our community a great place to live, work, and play by contributing to greater mission impact, organizational sustainability and relevance. Continue reading to learn how Fontenelle Forest can elevate your business brand and partner with you for the good of our community!

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Contact Us

Visit Us

Dana Meyer 402.731.3140 dmeyer@fontenelleforest.org

Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N. Bellevue, NE, 68005

About Fontenelle Forest Our mission: To provide a place where people can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. We want to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.

Our vision: To be a national leader in environmental stewardship and education and the region’s premier nature center.

Our values: Integrity Stewardship Excellence Engagement Sustainability

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Serving the community through conservation, education, reserach and recreation Fontenelle Forest has focused on conservation, education, outdoor recreation, and community programs and events for more than 100 years. Each year we serve the community in a variety of important ways, striving to provide everyone equitable access to the many benefits of nature.

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170,000+

5800+

2,100

650

People visit Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods annually

Individuals receive free admission via our Library Pass Program, Blue Star Museum, Summer Camp Scholarships, and Catholic School Partnerships (600 household memberships)

Acres of land are conserved and protected

STEM education programs for local students

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Active conservation and research projects with local, regional, and national partner groups

Miles of trails are maintained in Bellevue and Omaha

515 Special events and programs for children, adults, seniors, and families

500 Birds of prey are rescued through our statewide Raptor Recovery Program

“This place is childhood at its best. A true place for children to be children. The counselors are so great at creating a space for creativity and exploration.�

Summer Camp Parent

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Nature in our community is

The Good Life

Metro nature - including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas - enhance quality of life in cities and towns around the nation. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Here's the research ... Livable Cities: Throughout time people have noted that nature is an important part of places that are livable and have a high quality of life.

Social Strengths: Urban green spaces provide a neutral space within which people come together, social interactions occur (that include people from different backgrounds), and relationships take form. Community building and increased social capital also emerge.

Local Economies: Trees in cities are not grown and managed for products that can be bought and sold on markets, but they do provide many intangible services and benefits! Economists and other social scientists have devised reliable nonmarket valuation methods to represent natural assets in cities and towns.

Place Attachment and Meaning: Place attachment and meaning are particularly relevant when considering issues of urban development and community-building. Attachment and meaning emerge from a variety of experiences and situations, and are often related to parks, green spaces, and natural areas.

Active Living: Inactive lifestyles and resulting obesity is causing an epidemic of poor health in adults and children. Recent research indicates that quality outdoor environments affect activity, attitudes, and behaviors. Trees and other greening elements can encourage physical activity.

Wellness and Physiology: For many city residents, stress is a constant. While tragic or traumatic situations and events may disrupt people’s lives, for most people everyday, persistent stressors may have a greater impact on health and well-being. Research shows that nature experiences provide an antidote to stress and support general wellness, offering restorative experiences that ease the mind and heal the body.

Mental Health and Function: Parks and green spaces are settings for cognitive respite. They provide calm settings and encourage social interaction and de-stressing through exercise or conversation. This can improve job and school performance, and help alleviate mental stress and illness.

Work and Learning: Places that incorporate or are located near nature can help remedy mental fatigue and restore one’s ability to focus on tasks. The result can be better performance in the work place and classroom. Additionally, nearby nature provides settings for play and experiential learning activities that promote children’s cognitive, social, and moral development.

Read about the benefits of nature at Green Cities Good Health (http://depts.washington.edu/hhwb/)

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Your annual corporate sponsorship supports Fontenelle Forest's efforts in conservation, education and recreation... and so much more. Your contribution benefits the local community and elevates national efforts to restore a healthy balance to our ecosystem. By supporting the creation and maintenance of local green space, you are helping to increase the overall health and well-being of the entire community. By supporting our educational programs, you are helping to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.

There are many ways to show your support. If there is not an option that fits your needs, we will work with you to find an option that is right for you.

TRAIL KIOSK SIGNAGE (EXAMPLE ABOVE) Gain maximum exposure by featuring your logo on one (1) of eleven (11) interpretive kiosks throughout our various trail systems, two of which are located on our one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk. Many members routinely walk these paths, providing repeat exposure. Over 170k people visit Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods annually.

COMPLIMENTARY GUEST PASSES Receive complimentary daily admission guest passes to use as employee recognition, member appreciation, donor thank you, corporate partner acknowledgement, or any other creative use!

FEATHER OUR NEST (VIRTUAL EVENT) Show your appreciation and support as a sponsor of our annual Feather Our Nest benefit event, which raises funding for Fontenelle Forest conservation, education and recreation programs.

PREMIER EVENTS Receive maximum exposure to Fontenelle Forest members and guests as a Bur Oak or Sapling sponsor of Fontenelle Forest's premier events, our most important and popular events of the year (see page 7 for event details and exposure). Seedling and Acorn sponsors will receive sponsor recognition on Facebook and website event listings, as well as on-site signage for all premier events. See full list of benefits on page 8.

DIGITAL DONOR SIGNAGE Prominently displayed in our Great Hall, all members and visitors who enter the Nature Center will see your organization recognized on our digital donor board in honor of your support of Fontenelle Forest. An estimated 140k members, visitors and guests pass through our Nature Center each year.

WEBSITE RECOGNITION With over 25,000 website visitors per month, receive excellent exposure with logo recognition on Fontenelle Forest's sponsor recognition web page (logo + link).

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSURE As a Bur Oak or Sapling sponsor of our most important events, Fontenelle Forest will recognize you on all Facebook premier event listings. We will tag your social media account in promotional posts for premier events.

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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities PERSONALIZED SOCIAL MEDIA RECOGNITION Fontenelle Forest will provide Bur Oak, Sapling and Seedling sponsors at least one personalized social media sponsor recognition post throughout the year, highlighting your organization.

LEAFLET (QUARTERLY PRINT & DIGITAL PUBLICATION) Receive logo recognition in our quarterly print newsletter (sent to members, staff, volunteers, board members, donors, and interested parties) for over 100,000 impressions via print, digital and online. Current issue is available digitally on our website homepage.

THIS WEEK AT THE FOREST (DIGITAL PUBLICATION) Our weekly electronic newsletter highlighting events and activities coming up at the Forest is sent to over 19,000 interested parties for a total of 912,000 potential impressions. Receive logo recognition in this weekly publication (sent to members, staff, volunteers, board members, donors, and interested parties).

ANNUAL REPORT (PRINT & DIGITAL PUBLICATION) Receive logo recognition in our annual report (sent to members, guests, staff, volunteers, board members, donors, peers and community partners) for over over 25,000 impressions via print and digitally online. Current issue available digitally via website.

AT-A-GLANCE: POTENTIAL IMPRESSIONS Facebook 26k followers

Instagram 12k followers

Twitter 4k followers

Digital Donor Signage

FontenelleForest.org

An estimated 140k visitors per year pass

25k + website visitors each month

through our Nature Center

Annual Report

The Leaflet (quarterly newsletter)

25k+ digitally online; 130 print

19k e-distribution; 200 print distribution

LinkedIn

YouTube

516 followers

98 followers

This Week at the Forest (weekly e-newsletter) 19k e-distribution weekly; potential impressions 912,000 annually

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Fontenelle Forest Premier Events Fontenelle Forest puts on dozens programs and events throughout the year designed for children, adults and seniors. They range from weekly/monthly recurring programs, to pop-up programs and lunch time Keeper Talks. We offer on-site and outreach educational programming, such as Nature On-the-Go, Raptor On-the-Go, SUN (Seniors Understanding Nature) and TSUN (Traveling Seniors Understanding Nature). Our most highly anticipated and well-attended events are listed below. We consider these to be our premier events. As our featured events of the year, they provide the highest exposure for sponsors through both marketing and event attendance.

As a Bur Oak or Sapling sponsor, you will be prominently recognized in our promotional efforts for all premier events. A comprehensive list of event sponsor opportunities and benefits can be found on page 8.

APRIL - FAIRY FAIRE

NOVEMBER - A HOLIDAY AT HOGWARTS

Children dress up in their favorite enchanted

A very popular event where witches and wizards

costume and learn all about springtime while

search for magical items and meet new people in a

building fairy houses in the Forest. Guests

Hogwarts-themed event.

participate in nature-themed activities designed

≈300 attendees

to spark the imagination. ≈400 attendees

APRIL - FEATHER OUR NEST Our annual benefit gala raises funding for Fontenelle Forest's conservation, education and recreation programs and events. ≈400 attendees

OCTOBER - BEER ON THE BOARDWALK Visitors enjoy sampling a variety of beers from local breweries dispersed along our mile-long, ADA-accessible Boardwalk. ≈400 attendees

NOVEMBER - A NIGHT AT FORBIDDEN FOREST Adults unleash their inner child, immersing themselves in the magic of a forbidden forest, in this Hogwartsthemed adults only event (21+). ≈300 attendees

DECEMBER - WINTER WONDERLAND Nature Center visitors are transported into a Winter Wonderland during the month of December! Each year our Great Hall is transformed into a magical holiday scene featuring nine themed holiday trees, a variety of wreaths, and a multitude of other festive holiday decorations for members and guests to enjoy.

OCTOBER - TRICK OR TREAT IN THE FOREST

≈ 2,600 visitor attendance during the month-long event

One of our most popular events! Local critters

DECEMBER - GINGERBREAD HABITATS

such as foxes and butterflies hand out candy to

Using Fontenelle Forest as inspiration, participants at

families trick or treating in the Forest. It's a spooktacular event! ≈400 attendees

this holiday event use their imagination to envision what makes a habitat a home, and create a one-of-akind Gingerbread Habitat. ≈100 families

List based on 2019 events. Similar events planned for 2021.

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Corporate Sponsorship Benefits

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

BUR OAK SPONSOR $50,000

SAPLING SPONSOR $25,000

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25

Logo

Logo

SEEDLING SPONSOR $10,000

ACORN SPONSOR $5,000

Logo

Name

TRAIL KIOSK SIGNAGE Logo recognition on one (1) of eleven (11) interpretive kiosks throughout Fontenelle Forest's trail system.

COMPLIMENTARY GUEST PASSES Complimentary daily admission guest passes to Fontenelle Forest to use as employee recognition, member appreciation, donor thank you, or corporate partner acknowledgement, or any other use.

FEATHER OUR NEST (FON) VIRTUAL EVENT Annual benefit event to raise funding for Fontenelle Forest conservation, education and recreation programs. Bur Oak and Sapling Feather Our Nest corporate sponorships include all "Premier Event" benefits listed below + a message from you (the sponsor) during event.

PREMIER EVENTS (Our most highly anticipated and well-attended events of the year) Examples: Enchanted Forest, Trick or Treat in the Forest, A Holiday at Hogwarts, A Night at Forbidden Forest, Beer on the Boardwalk, Winter Wonderland, Gingerbread Habitats

Social media tag on event posts One personalized social media recognition post per year Logo recognition on event listing on Fontenelle Forest website Name recognition on event listing on Fontenelle Forest Facebook page On-site event sponsor signage

LEAFLET (QUARTERLY PRINT & DIGITAL PUBLICATION) Logo recognition in quarterly print newsletter (sent to members, staff, volunteers, board members, donors, and interested parties). Current issue available digitally via website homepage.

THIS WEEK AT THE FOREST (WEEKLY DIGITAL PUBLICATION) Logo recognition in weekly electronic newsletter (sent to members, staff, volunteers, board members, donors, and interested parties)

WEBSITE RECOGNITION Logo recognition on sponsor recognition page on Fontenelle Forest website (logo + link)

ANNUAL REPORT (ANNUAL PRINT & DIGITAL PUBLICATION) Logo recognition in printed annual report (sent to members, guests, staff, volunteers, board members, donors, and community partners). Current issue available digitally via website.

DIGITAL DONOR SIGNAGE Recognition on digital donor signage prominently located in Great Hall (Nature Center main entrance)

COMMITTMENT DUE DATE: There is no hard deadline for commitment. However, to maximize all sponsorship benefits and ensure inclusion in all event promotions, confirmation is encouraged at least two (2) months prior to date of event. Two benefit fulfillment cycles are available (see sponsorship form for details).

Under $5k sponsorships also available. Please contact Fontenelle Forest directly.

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Contact Us

Visit Us

Dana Meyer 402.731.3140 dmeyer@fontenelleforest.org

Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N. Bellevue, NE, 68005

Corporate Sponsorship Form Fontenelle Forest recently celebrated the centennial anniversary of our first land acquisition of approximately 360 acres. In the 100 years following our first land purchase, that 360 acres has grown to over 2,100 acres of land and 24 miles of maintained trails.

By becoming a sponsor of Fontenelle Forest today, you can help preserve and protect this important land for the next 100 years and for future generations in our community to enjoy.

Company Street Address State

City

Zip Code

Contact Person Email

Phone

I am interested in the following sponsorship(s): Bur Oak Sponsor Level

$50,000

Seedling Sponsor Level

Sapling Sponsor Level

$25,000

Acorn Sponsor Level

Payment type:

Check

Make checks payable to:

Fontenelle Forest Attn: Corporate Sponsorships

Mail Invoice

1111 Bellevue Blvd. North Bellevue, NE 68005

$15,000 $5,000

Credit Card

If paying by check, please tear form at perforation and return with your payment. Please note "Corporate Sponsorship" on your check.

Credit card payments can be processed online at FontenelleForest.org/Corporate-Sponsorships or by calling the Dana Meyer at 402-731-3140 ext. 1012. Benefit Fulfillment Cycle (Please note which benefit fulfillment cycle is preferred): January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FONTENELLE FOREST

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Help us create a sustainable future with community at the center of our work in conservation, education, research and recreation.


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FONTENELLE FOREST


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