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Corporate Philanthropy Opportunities for Partnership 2020-2021 ŠJohn Oates Photography 1


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Grow Your Business through Partnership A partnership with Green Bay Botanical Garden shows your company’s commitment to protecting nature, enriching cultural life and inspiring learners of all ages in Northeast Wisconsin. It broadens your customer base, builds affinity for your brand and ensures plants always grow our community. The Garden relies entirely on the community’s financial support to achieve our mission to connect plants and people in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

Connect to Northeast Wisconsin & Beyond The Garden offers a variety of events, exhibits and educational programming that enhance the experience of a growing audience of more than 183,000 visitors from northeast Wisconsin and beyond. Connect with people throughout the region and associate your brand with a love of nature, the amazing beauty of the Garden and unforgettable memories made with friends and family. Our Annual Visitor Snapshot • 67% of visitors come with extended family or friends, 59% report kids living in their household, making it the perfect place to reach multiple generations • More than 4,100 member households represent 28 counties throughout Wisconsin • Children, grandchildren and friends accompany 71% of our members on their visits Our Primary Goals to Increase Visitation • Improve general awareness in Northeast, East Central and Central regions in Wisconsin • Reach Millennial, Generation X families and garden enthusiasts from the Baby Boomer generation • Attract travelers interested in affordable, family– friendly, educational, outdoor recreation; arts and culture experiences, and staycations • Position the Garden as a “must see” destination in Wisconsin, keeping it in the Top 5 “Things To Do in Green Bay” on TripAdvisor Your Promotional Recognition To enhance our partnership, the Garden works with your company to create an integrated sponsorship package tailored to your goals. Opportunities for recognition may include (but are not limited to): 2

• Owned Digital Media: e–newsletter (reaching 17,000+ inboxes), website (250,000+ unique visitors annually), guest blogs, videos, etc. • Social Media: Facebook (reaching 29,000+ users), Instagram (reaching 1800+ followers), Twitter (reaching 3,900+ followers) • Print Media: newsletters (2,000+ copies distributed quarterly), event rack cards, posters, tickets, invitations, programs, billboards, banners, signs, ads, press releases, etc. • Broadcast Media: television and radio ads • Earned Media: on–air and on-site interviews • Verbal event acknowledgements and/or opportunities to speak • Presence at events including information distribution in the Garden’s brochure racks • Year–round logo or written recognition on the Garden’s website with a link to your company website • Customizable recognition based on your goals

Year–Round Benefits Sponsors receive a one–year complimentary Corporate Partner Membership with many benefits and privileges as outlined on pages 10–11. Your partnership is good for the environment, good for the community and good for your company. Find out more about how the Garden can help you build your brand while you help the Garden advance its mission. Revenue from sponsorship is used for annual operating support, for specific events and exhibits and contributions are directed where the need is greatest. Green Bay Botanical Garden is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Other Opportunities to Support the Garden • Corporate Matching Gifts • Dollars for Doers • Employee Volunteer Opportunities • Annual Corporate Donations • Corporate Events • Capital Campaigns For more information on corporate partnership opportunities, contact Cindy Berton, Director of Development, at 920.491.3691 ext.104 or cberton@gbbg.org.


2019–2020 Special Event Sponsors & Corporate Partner Members Platinum | $10,000+

Gold | $5,000–$9,999 Est. 1953

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Silver | $2,500–$4,999

Additional Sponsors & Partner Members Media

Businesses Amenson Studio Aon Applied Flooring Solutions Bay Towel Biebel’s Catering & Rental, LLC Bleu Restaurant Caylor Photography Cellcom Chefusion Eclectic Cuisine Cody L33 Photography Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs Edward Jones | Cheryl LeMere Financial Advisor Elite Music Service

Foodelicious Catering & Consulting, Associated with Royal Scot Golf Course & Supper Club Fox Communities Credit Union Gill & Gill S.C. Ginger Birch Floral & Events Green Bay Exposition Services, Inc. Hawkins Ash CPAs Hilton Garden Inn HomeAdvisor Hotel Northland, Autograph Collection Janssen Law LLC Johnson Financial Group

Josephine’s Pizza & Pastaria Kasey & Ben Photography LLC KLEM Studios Lamers Bus Lines, Inc. La Java A Roasting House Margarita’s of Wisconsin, Inc. Meijer Midwest Dental Monzu Bakery & Custom Cakes Not By Bread Alone Painting Pals LLC Petal Pusher Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay Renard’s Country Elegance Inc

Riley Grace Photography Sash & Bow Shaunae Teske Photography The Marq Banquets & Catering The Runaway Spoon Tundra Lodge Resort, Waterpark & Conference Center Uncle Mike’s Bake Shoppe Van Abel’s of Hollandtown Vintage Farmhouse Tables

Individuals Couples Bridge Marathon

Michael Raymaker

Rawson & Mary Price

Patricia Schneider

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TasteBud Thursday, May 14 | 5–8 pm

TasteBud, an outdoor culinary experience and silent auction, attracts nearly 600 attendees every year. Guests enjoy samples from local caterers, restaurants, wineries and breweries in the Garden while bidding on a wide variety of unique silent auction items.

Sponsorship Levels

Lead Sponsor: Les Stumpf Ford | $3,000 • Prominent logo recognition on promotional materials • Two corporate tables of eight • Opportunity to place advertisement in event program • Customized benefits available Sustaining Sponsors | $1,000 • Logo recognition on promotional materials • One corporate table of eight Supporting Sponsors | $500 • Written recognition on promotional materials • Eight admission tickets

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Friday, May 29 | 12–7 pm Saturday, May 30 | 8 am–3 pm

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Garden Fair is back again as a local community plant Sponsorship Levels and gardening sale. Area plant professionals will offer Lead | $5,000 a selection of annuals, perennials, containers, hanging • Prominent logo recognition on promotional materials baskets, succulents, shrubs and more for purchase. Our • Prominent recognition on digital outdoor sign Horticulture Team will be selling plants that are tested located at the Garden’s entrance right here at the Garden. Gardening supplies, equipment, • Prominent logo recognition on yard signs placed pots, bulbs, landscape design services and limited throughout the grounds handcrafted garden art will also be for sale. In addition, • Prominent location of two complimentary our horticulturists, local garden experts and plant pros will booth spaces be on hand to answer gardening questions, including, • 50 General Garden Admission Passes Melinda Myers, nationally known gardening expert, TV/ • Customized benefits available radio host and author–presented by ATC Grow Smart. Visitors will receive free admission to the plant sale and Sustaining | $2,500 half off admission into the Garden! • Logo recognition on promotional materials • Logo recognition on yard signs placed throughout the grounds • Prominent location of one complimentary booth space • 25 General Garden Admission Passes Please refer to page 2 for a full list of detailed benefits.


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Butterflies & Blooms: North American edition presented by Nature’s Way will feature a stunning, interactive butterfly experience where 400 pollinators will arrive each week representing North America and the plants they love. Last summer’s exhibit drew more than 75,000 total visitors, representing a variety of backgrounds from northeast Wisconsin and beyond. Sponsors receive recognition June–August.

Sponsorship Levels Presenting Exhibit Sponsor: Nature’s Way | $20,000 Children & Family Activity Sponsor: Nicolet National Bank | $5,000

Contributing Sponsors | $5,000 • Opportunity to align sponsorship with one of the following: • Butterfly Sponsor • Butterfly Feeding Station Sponsor • Prominent logo recognition on promotional materials • Opportunity for onsite tabling (sponsor can connect directly with potential customers) • 250 General Admission Garden Passes • Customized benefits available Community Partner Sponsor | $2,500 • Written recognition on promotional materials • 125 General Admission Garden Passes

Getaway Wednesdays Wednesdays, June 3–August 26

During Getaway Wednesdays, the Garden opens its doors for all to experience Mother Nature’s breathtaking beauty. Reignite your passion to be outdoors this summer. Sponsors receive recognition from June–August. Last summer, the Garden welcomed more than 75,000 visitors. Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm Visitors spend lunchtime surrounded by the beauty of nature. Free Admission | 5–8 pm Guests can enjoy a picnic, play in the Nielsen Children’s Garden, go on a scavenger hunt and check out a S.E.E.D. Pack. Children’s Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Kids visit the Nielsen Children’s Garden and enjoy fun, hands–on activities.

Sponsorship Levels Named Title Sponsor: BMO Harris Bank | $10,000 Children’s Discovery Station Sponsor | $2,500 • Logo recognition on promotional materials • Opportunity to have a presence at four event dates (to be mutually agreed upon) • 25% discount toward facility rental (one–time use, excludes food and beverage) • 45 General Admission Garden Passes Supporting Sponsors | $1,500 • Logo recognition on promotional materials • Opportunity to have a presence at two event dates (to be mutually agreed upon) • 22 General Admission Garden Passes Please refer to page 2 for a full list of detailed benefits.

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Grand Concert Series

6 Concert Dates | Line–Up To Be Announced

An eclectic variety of talented national and regional musicians will grace the Billie Kress Amphitheater surrounded by stunning views of the Schneider Family Grand Garden. Guests are invited to stroll through the breathtaking Garden, listen to live music, enjoy wine, beer and food among native plants and relax with family and friends with a picnic on the lawn—making it the perfect evening for music lovers of all ages. On average, 800 guests attend each concert.

Sponsorship Levels Named Grand Concert Series Sponsor: Les Stumpf Ford | $25,000 Sustaining Sponsors | $10,000 • Opportunity to align sponsorship with one of the following: • Lawn Seating Sponsor– Receive logo recognition on advanced tickets and on–line ticket acknowledgement

• Cowles Terrace Sponsor– Receive logo recognition on advanced tickets and on–line ticket acknowledgement

• Sound & Lighting Sponsor– Receive logo recognition on stage banner

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Contributing Sponsors | $5,000 • Opportunity to align sponsorship with one of the following: • Concessions Sponsor • Beverage Sponsor—Dean Distributing, Inc. • Prominent logo recognition on promotional materials • Logo recognition on table tents and concessions building signage • Onsite sponsor recognition signage (June–September) • 32 complimentary tickets • Limited Reserved Seating at each performance on the Cowles Terrace • Sponsor announcement at 1 concert date (date to be determined) • Verbal recognition at each concert date • Customized benefits available Investor Sponsor | $2,500 • Opportunity to align sponsorship as • Accessibility Sponsor– Logo recognition on accessibility signage located in the accessibility seating in the Schneider Family Grand Garden Overlook and on golf cart

• Prominent logo recognition on promotional materials • Logo recognition on promotional materials • Onsite sponsor recognition signage (June–September) • Onsite sponsor recognition signage (June–September) • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • 16 complimentary tickets • 64 complimentary tickets • Limited Reserved Seating at each performance on • Limited Reserved Seating at each performance on the Cowles Terrace the Cowles Terrace • Verbal recognition at each concert date • Sponsor announcement at 1 concert date (date to Community Partner Sponsors | $1,500 be determined) • Written recognition on promotional materials • Verbal recognition at each concert date • Onsite sponsor recognition signage (June–September) • Customized benefits available • 12 complimentary tickets • Limited Reserved Seating at each performance on the Cowles Terrace • Verbal recognition at each concert date Please refer to page 2 for full list of detailed benefits.


Concert Series

9 Concert Dates | Line–Up To Be Announced

Surrounded by the spectacular views of the Schneider Family Grand Garden, music lovers of all ages will enjoy live family–friendly music in the Billie Kress Amphitheater. Concert–goers can stroll throughout the Garden, play various yard games, or enjoy wine, beer and food. One act highlighting regional talent will perform from 6–8 pm with a 15 minute intermission. On average, 700 guests attend each concert. Seeds to Snacks | 4:30–6:30 pm Visitors can create and enjoy a delicious snack together, using fresh ingredients from our weekly harvest. Sponsored by Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Sponsorship Levels Named Presenting Sponsor: Sanimax | $15,000 Lead Sponsor: Terri Trantow–US Bank | $5,500 Investor Sponsors | $2,500 • Logo recognition on promotional materials • 112 event admission tickets • Limited reserved seating at each performance • One use of reception space–Matthew Schmidt Garden and Wangerin Family Pavilion (prior to and during the concert, excludes food and beverage) • Dedication and/or sponsor announcement • Verbal recognition at each concert

• Opportunity to have a presence at two event dates (to be mutually agreed upon) Supporting Sponsors | $1,500 • Written recognition on promotional materials • 64 event admission tickets • Limited reserved seating at each performance • One use of reception space–Matthew Schmidt Garden and Wangerin Family Pavilion (prior to and during the concert, excludes food and beverage) • Dedication and/or sponsor announcement • Verbal recognition at each concert Patron Sponsors | $1,000 • Written recognition on promotional materials • 32 event admission tickets • Limited reserved seating at each performance • Verbal recognition at each concert

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Field to Fork

Guests savor an elegant six–course meal prepared with locally grown produce and farm fresh ingredients accompanied by exquisite wine pairings and live music in the Billie Kress Amphitheater.

Sponsorship Level

Thursday, September 10 or September 15 | 5–8 pm

Lead Sponsor | $1,500 • Logo recognition on promotional materials including event webpage and dinner menu • On–site sponsor recognition signage • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • Opportunity to speak at event • 4 event tickets • 1 Year $2,500 Patron Level Corporate Partner Membership and benefits

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Fall Family Festival

Saturday, September 26 | 9 am–4 pm Everyone in our community is invited to this free event featuring fun and educational activities for all ages, including crafts and games and live entertainment. Visitors are invited to stroll among the fall colors, shop fall plant sales and displays by local garden clubs and enjoy food and beverages, all in the beautiful backdrop of the Garden. On average, more than 3,000 guests enjoy this fun fall day.

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Sponsorship Levels Lead Sponsor | $3,000 • Prominent logo recognition on promotional materials including activity signage and event program • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • Opportunity for advertisement in event program • Opportunity to have a presence at event in a tented space • 25 walking tour admission tickets to WPS Garden of Lights • Customized benefits available Sustaining Sponsors | $1,000 • Logo recognition on select promotional materials including activity signage and event program • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • Opportunity to have a presence at event in a tented space • 12 walking tour admission tickets to WPS Garden of Lights Please refer to page 2 for a full list of detailed benefits.


Garden of Lights Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays | 5–9 pm November 27–December 20 December 26–30 | 5–9 pm Celebrating its 24th year, WPS Garden of Lights is the Garden’s largest annual fundraiser. On average, 65,000 visitors experience this dazzling and engaging light show. More than 325,000 lights sparkle throughout the Garden creating a stunning winter landscape filled with a variety of nature–inspired light displays.

Sponsorship Levels Sustaining Sponsors | $5,000 • Logo recognition on promotional materials and sponsor signage • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • Sponsorship of a premier light display with signage • 180 admission tickets • Customized benefits available Investor Sponsors | $2,500 • Logo recognition on promotional materials and sponsor signage • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • Sponsorship of a signature light display with signage • 90 admission tickets Contributing Sponsors | $1,750 • Logo recognition on promotional materials and sponsor signage • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • Sponsorship of a traditional light display with signage • 65 admission tickets Supporting Sponsors | $1,000 • Written recognition on promotional materials and sponsor signage • Event promotional page on the Garden’s website • 20 admission tickets

Additional Sponsor Benefits • Invitation to the VIP Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 23 from 5–7 pm. This evening marks the opening of WPS Garden of Lights for the season and includes a press conference, lighting of the 50ft. holiday tree and reception. Sponsors receive recognition at the event. • Opportunity to receive discount on additional admission tickets ($2 off/adult tickets only) • Recognition provided on Power Point presentation in Cornerstone Foundation Hall throughout all WPS Garden of Lights dates $2,500 & above • Complimentary room rental for a Corporate Night Reception on public event nights only (subject to availability, excludes food and beverage) $1,750 & above • Opportunity to have a presence at event (select dates available) • Opportunity to display your company’s educational/ business information in Visitor Center brochure display rack • VIP early entry into the event (walking tour and date to be coordinated with Director of Development)

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Corporate Partner Member Benefit Free admission for employees and immediate family members on Corporate Partner Employee Day | May 3 & August 9, 2020 Employee volunteer team opportunities in the Garden $10 discount on new memberships for employees

Your Employees

Member rate available on Garden classes for employees Employee Lunch & Learn Program about the Garden $2 off general admission for employees with employee ID (excludes concerts and events) Customized Garden presentation at corporate office $10 discount on purchase of gift membership for clients Number of tickets to select special events | Sanimax Concerts and WPS Garden of Lights

Your Executive Team

One–time use general admission guest passes (excludes concerts and events) Annual Garden Party invitation TasteBud admission tickets Brews, Bistros & Bonfires admission tickets Private behind the scenes tour for up to 10 people One facility rental discount (subject to availability, not valid with other discounts, does not include food and beverage, excludes Grand Corporate Nights for WPS Garden of Lights) One complimentary meeting space for up to 25 people (subject to availability, not valid with other discounts, does not include food & beverage)

Your Company

One complimentary Family Membership (recipient to be determined by company) Number of transferable memberships cards issued in company’s name Number admitted into the Garden per visit with transferable membership card (excludes concerts and events) Written recognition on the Garden’s Corporate Partners webpage and select print materials Logo recognition on the Garden’s Corporate Partners webpage and select print materials

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Fellow $500

Partner $1,000

Patron $2,500

Benefactor $5,000

Visionary $10,000

Guardian $15,000

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You Connect our Community

Partnerships like yours celebrate a dedication to our mission of connecting everyone with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes. Working together, we enrich the quality of life in our community by‌

Welcoming 183,933 visitors

Connecting colleagues, friends and family through new community traditions, exhibits and events

Nurturing the next generation of garden lovers

We now have in our collection 3,815 17,000 Species/Cultivars

6,223

Permanent Plant Labels

Annuals

240,823

Bulbs in the Ground

70,233

Permanent Plants

This Garden will continue to grow and beautify our world, thanks to generous corporate partners like you! 2600 Larsen Rd | Green Bay, WI 54303 | 920.490.9457 | GBBG.org

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