June 14, 2013
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES 2013
SUNSET AT THE ZOO OVERVIEW
The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is pleased to invite you to partner with us for our annual celebratory fundraiser, Sunset at the Zoo, presented by Strategic Staffing Solutions. This spectacular high-profile 21-and-older gala will be held the evening of Friday, June 14, 2013. June 14, 2013
Dear Sunset at the Zoo Supporters, We hope you will join us and the Detroit Zoological Society to support the “wildest” event of the summer: Sunset at the Zoo 2013! It’s an honor for us and a sign of our families’ passion for the Detroit Zoological Society to serve as co-chairs for this prestigious gala. The Detroit Zoo is a community treasure – a place where children and adults create magical memories that last a lifetime. Being a part of Sunset is one way we can preserve these moments for families and for future generations.
Featuring the new Cotton Family Wetlands and Jane and Frank Warchol Beaver Habitat, Sunset will provide a sensational boardwalk-themed evening complete with tantalizing cuisine, delectable drinks, magnificent live entertainment and “zoonique” prizes. With more than 40 of metro Detroit’s best restaurants, 2,000 Detroit Zoo supporters and exclusive access to our award-winning habitats, you and your guests will experience a fun-filled evening unlike any other! Known as one of Detroit’s largest and most prestigious galas, Sunset is not just a great party – it raises critical funds to support the Detroit Zoological Society and our mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife. Plan to create amazing memories, share wild stories and experience the Zoo while showing your support of Sunset at the Zoo!
If you’ve contributed to Sunset in the past, we can’t thank you enough. If you have not been involved, now is the time to show your support! Sunset is more than just a great party – it raises critical funds to support the Detroit Zoological Society’s mission of Celebrating and Saving Wildlife. Please join us and other Michigan individuals, families, organizations and businesses by becoming a sponsor of this fabulous event and fantastic cause!
SUNSET AT THE ZOO INFORMATION
Treat yourself to a Zoo visit for a healthy dose of Vitamin Z, and celebrate with us at Sunset at the Zoo on Friday, June 14, 2013. Thank you for supporting the Detroit Zoological Society and helping make our community a better place!
Sincerely, Ashley Crain
Friday, June 14, 2013
7 to 11:30 p.m.
Ashley Crain and Kelle Ilitch
Approximately 2,000 guests
Benefactor (includes Benefactor Party and VIP Reception)
Patron (includes VIP Reception)
SUNSET AT THE ZOO KEY FEATURES
• Strolling supper and dessert reception offering tastes of signature dishes from more than 40 of metro Detroit’s best restaurants • Champagne welcome and hosted bar featuring zoo-themed specialty drinks • Dancing under the stars to live music and entertainment • Sunset Keys, a Silent Auction and a magnificent Live Auction featuring exquisite merchandise and “zoonique” experiences • Exclusive access to the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning habitats at twilight • Mixing with 2,000 distinguished Zoo supporters • VIP Reception featuring live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for Benefactor and Patron ticket holders • For more sponsorship information, call (248) 336-5721 or visit www.detroitzoo.org/sunset.
Sunset at the Zoo 2013 Sponsorship Benefits at a Glance SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
$600 Value Each
$300 Value Each
$150 Value Each
Tents and Tables
Save the Date Postcards
Habitat and Zmail
VIP Reception OR Champagne Welcome
Logo and Hyperlink
1/2 page Ad and Recognition
Auction, Carousel, Entertainment, Main Stage OR Transportation
Logo and Hyperlink
1/2 page Ad and Recognition
Logo and Hyperlink
1/4 page Ad and Recognition
Friend of the Zoo
Sponsorship packages offer a variety of opportunities and exposure for your organization. To maximize benefits, commitments must be received by March 1, 2013.
HOSPITALITY AND TICKETS
Exclusive opportunities to entertain in style: • Tickets to the Benefactor Party celebration at the home of a prominent Detroit Zoo supporter and community leader • Reserved table for 10 OR an elite private hospitality tent with reserved cocktail tables and a bar creating an intimate atmosphere for up to 30 guests • Multiple levels of tickets to gain access to various portions of Sunset events including: • Benefactor tickets - invitation to a private celebration at the home of a prominent Detroit Zoo supporter - admission to Sunset (valet parking included) - Sunset VIP Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - access to a VIP private tent during Sunset • Patron tickets - admission to Sunset (valet parking included) - Sunset VIP Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. - access to a VIP private tent during Sunset • Supporter tickets - admission to Sunset at 7 p.m. • Opportunity to purchase additional tickets at a special sponsor discount ETY
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Acknowledgement as Sunset sponsor in all promotional materials varies based on sponsorship level. Some benefits may include: • Sunset at the Zoo invitations • Press releases • DZS member magazine, Habitat, distributed quarterly to 56,000 households • Detroit Zoo website recognition
Prominent sponsor exposure among more than 2,000 distinguished guests of Sunset at the Zoo • Sponsor recognition on the partner sign displayed the evening of the event • Sponsor recognition/advertisement in the Sunset at the Zoo event program based on sponsorship level
Ride and attraction sponsorship packages provide prominent exposure for your organization. These exclusive packages can be customized based on your specific need. • Champagne Welcome: Make a grand first impression on all Sunset guests by sponsoring the Champagne Welcome. Guests will enjoy a glass of champagne as they enter the sophisticated, stylish celebration compliments of the DZS and your company. • VIP Reception: A unique opportunity to host southeast Michigan’s high-profile Zoo supporters at a private cocktail party within the Zoo. The fun and festive gathering, held at Sunset on Friday, June14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., welcomes Benefactor and Patron ticket holders as well as top sponsors (approximately 350 attendees). • Auction: Promote your organization to a captive audience and provide a lasting impact. Your company’s logo will be prominently displayed on all Sunset bidder paddles, auction bid sheets and auction signage. • Carousel: The Detroit Zoo Carousel is one of the celebrated features of Sunset. Guests will have the opportunity to take a complimentary ride and experience firsthand the thrill of reliving childhood memories. • Entertainment: Sponsorship of a live band and other entertainers will electrify the festivities and make the celebration one to remember. Your company’s logo will be prominently displayed at the performance locations.
Additional Benefits (exclusive to those packages $12,500 and above) • Save the Date postcard recognition (circulation 7,000) • Additional sponsor recognition displayed at the sponsorship location(s) the evening of the event • Inclusion of sample or promotional item for guest gift bags (subject to DZS approval) • DZS e-newsletters distributed monthly to 82,000 households • Complimentary Detroit Zoo general admission tickets (based on sponsorship level) • Free enrollment in the Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Online Employee Discount Program • Invitations to annual donor recognition events • One-year subscription to the DZS quarterly member magazine, Habitat, and the electronic monthly newsletter Zmail • Recognition in the DZS annual community report
• Main Stage: The stage is the main entertainment area for all 2,000 guests as it hosts the emcees, live auction and live music. From here the auctioneer and amazing performers inspire guests to “move and groove”. • Transportation: Show off your support by transporting guests throughout the Zoo and the festivities. Your company’s logo will be prominently displayed on all trams and at all Sunset valet stations and tram boarding locations.
Sunset at the Zoo 2013 Sponsorship Form Company or Individual (please print) Contact Name Title STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
CELEBRATING AND SAVING WILDLIFE
Address City/State/Zip E-mail
Demonstrating leadership in wildlife conservation and animal welfare
Providing a broad audience with outstanding and unique educational opportunities that lead to the appreciation and stewardship of nature
Inspiring our community with engaging, meaningful and memorable experiences
Providing innovative zoological facilities that contribute to the region’s economic vitality
Demonstrating organizational excellence consistent with a commitment to outstanding service, progressive resource management and environmental leadership
Phone Fax Name as it should appear in all promotional materials Note: Invitation listing deadline: March 20, 2013. Event Program listing deadline: May 20, 2013.
Sunset at the Zoo 2013 Sponsor Commitment Level
□ VIP Reception Sponsor – $20,000 □ Champagne Welcome Sponsor – $20,000 □ Auction Sponsor – $12,500 □ Entertainment Sponsor – $12,500 □ Carousel Sponsor – $12,500 □ Main Stage Sponsor – $12,500
□ Transportation Sponsor – $12,500 □ Platinum Level Sponsor – $10,000 □ Gold Level Sponsor – $5,000 □ Silver Level Sponsor – $3,000 □ Friend of the Zoo Level Sponsor – $2,000
ABOUT THE DETROIT ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Zoo.
The Detroit Zoo’s 125 acres of naturalistic habitats are home to more than 4,500 animals, representing over 265 species.
□ We would like to make a contribution to Sunset at the Zoo.
Featuring imaginative education programs, significant conservation projects and innovative habitats, the Detroit Zoo hosts more than 1.2 million visitors annually and has nearly 56,000 member households.
□ Please contact us for a donation to the Sunset at the Zoo Auction.
For more information visit www.detroitzoo.org.
Sunset at the Zoo Additional Support Please accept this tax-deductible contribution to the Detroit Zoological Society of $__________.
□ Please contact us for a Sunset at the Zoo ticket purchase.
Your support of Sunset at the Zoo provides access to these demographically desirable households via print and electronic promotional materials. Please send reply to: Sunset at the Zoo Detroit Zoological Society 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 Fax: (248) 336-5721 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 14, 2013
Photography courtesy of Masters Photographics, Phoenix Innovate and Wally Spice Photography.
Thank You to our Past Sponsors Lynn and Paul Alandt
The Cotton Family
Ruth Roby Glancy
Lois and Gail Warden
BBK • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan • Caesars Windsor • Charter One • Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau • Domino’s Pizza • Dykema • Dr. Majorie M. Fisher • Grant Thornton LLP • JC Beal Construction, Inc. • Johnson Foundation • Kahn/Jones & Jones Team • Larson Realty Group • The Lauzon Family • Lear Corporation • Masco Foundation • R. L. Polk & Co. • The Rosenthal Family • Specialty Auto Parts USA, Inc. • TCF Bank • UAW General Motors Center for Human Resources • UAW Region 1-A • Urban Science, Inc. • Vivacqua Law, PLLC
8450 W. 10 Mile Road | Royal Oak, MI 48067 | (248) 541-5717 | www.detroitzoo.org