Making the Case for Sponsorship
When your company joins the ranks of United Way corporate partners and supporters, it is aligned with companies committed to creating Impact and improving lives in the communities in which its customers and employees live and work.
United Way’s sponsorship opportunities are strategically tied to our Impact areas of Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs. Through this approach, we connect your support to our work to ensure more individuals and families have access to a quality education, a family-sustaining income, good health and critical resources during times of crisis.
2015-16 Sponsorship Opportunities in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Leaders Lead Speaker Series
This series features leaders from our community sharing their business and philanthropic knowledge with our most generous donors. Participants have included leaders from Independence Blue Cross, Vanguard, Comcast NBCUniversal, Holman Automotive Group, Inc. and more.
Women’s Leadership Initiative Breakfast Panel Discussion
This annual event focuses on issues of interest to professional women and features speakers with expertise on designated topics of discussion from across the region. This event supports the Women’s Leadership Initiative signature program, Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow.
Tocqueville Society & Visionary Circle Reception at the Philadelphia Flower Show
This event celebrates our Tocqueville Society and Visionary Circle members, those donating annual gifts of at least $10,000 or $5,000, respectively
Women’s Leadership Initiative Gala*
This Women’s Leadership Initiative signature event attracts hundreds of professionals in support of women in leadership and philanthropy and the Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow program. The Women’s Leadership Initiative Award is also presented to a distinguished female business and community leader
To address food insecurity, United Way partners with food agencies in a large-scale event where hundreds of volunteers pack thousands of meal kits for distribution to families in need throughout the region.
Kind Society Reception
This event celebrates our Kind Society members, those who have made an annual investment of $1,000 or more in our Impact Fund.
365 Days of Caring Signature Site Event
This annual service project event kicks off United Way’s 365 Days of Caring, a volunteer engagement initiative and year-round effort to achieve collective action through corporate volunteerism.
2015-16 Loaned Executive Program
The Loaned Executive Program is an annual community-wide leadership opportunity that allows individuals to learn and serve as part of United Way’s campaign team. Sponsorship includes logo recognition on website and promotional materials, sponsorship recognition in a publication and on social media, and representation of your organization in the community. Organizations can loan UWGPSNJ an executive or offer financial support to sponsor a Loaned Executive.
To secure your sponsorship, please contact your Development Officer.
* The Women’s Leadership Initiative Gala sponsorship opportunities differ from the included sponsor levels and benefits.
* Quantity of tickets and volunteer slots varies depending on the nature of the event. For additional information, please contact your Development Officer.
** Quantity of social media posts and promotion increases with each sponsorship level. Bronze- 1 post, Silver-2 posts, Gold-4 posts and Platinum- 7 posts with a minimum of one photo included.
Project NEXT Sponsorship
Project NEXT is an affinity network made up of young professionals throughout the region that is led by a core team of eight volunteers from local companies and managed by UWGPSNJ. Partnering with Project NEXT connects young professional staff to networking opportunities, professional development and volunteer events, and customized projects exclusively designed for targeted groups within your company. Companies can either be the premiere sponsor of Project NEXT or sponsor specific events including Education 360 or the Leadership Happy Hour Series. Learn more about these opportunities and sponsorship benefits.
2015-16 Sponsorship Opportunities in Southern New Jersey
There are various sponsorship levels and benefits available for Southern New Jersey events. Please contact your Development Officer for more information.
Energenic Golf & Sporting Clays Invitational
Since 1996, this day-long Invitational — which pairs a trip to Red Wing Sporting Clays Range with a full round of golf at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club — has served as one of the region’s most unique charity sporting events, raising nearly $1.35 million for United Way’s Impact Fund. In addition, during the event, an individual or organization is presented with the Thomas J. Kuhar Founder’s Award for outstanding commitment to improving the local community.
Women’s Leadership Initiative “Sweet Laughs” Event
This annual event, hosted by United Way’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), features a popular comedian and decadent desserts, and is attended by more than 150 women who are corporate, civic and community leaders. It serves as an important opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the early literacy programs supported by Success By 6®, United Way’s early childhood development initiative.
Women’s Leadership Initiative “Power of the Purse” Luncheon
The Power of the Purse event is organized by United Way’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) as a way to engage, educate and empower women on philanthropic matters. Topics have ranged from financial literacy and giving, to money matters for children, to a discussion on the pressing questions surrounding women, wealth and philanthropy. A local female philanthropist or community change-maker is also recognized during the event.
Cape May County
United Way Rubber Ducky Regatta
August 16, 2015
Cape May County’s largest and longest-running community event features a regatta of thousands of rubber ducks racing and splashing around the waterpark at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood in support of United Way’s Impact Fund. Winners are presented with a host of prizes donated by local and regional partners.
United Way Halloween Bone Run and Walk
October 24, 2015
Our signature event in Cumberland County, this ‘spook-tacular’ 5K is a fun, healthy way to support United Way’s Impact Fund, with all proceeds from the race supporting our annual investments in Health, including our work with New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids — Vineland! The event, held annually at Parvin State Park in Pittsgrove, New Jersey, features a 5k run, 1-to-3 mile walk, cash prizes, runners’ awards, a costume contest and family-friendly health fair.
Regional Events in Southern New Jersey
UWGPSNJ’s Campaign Award Celebrations in Southern New Jersey
Volunteers, donors and advocates are the backbone of our work throughout the region. These annual celebrations honor top supporters for their dedication to United Way and improving Education, Income, Health, and Basic Needs, as well as their exceptional accomplishments during the campaign.
United Way Day of Action
June 21, 2016
Day of Action is a national, community-focused service initiative in which hundreds of volunteers participate in a variety of United Way — led projects.