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2018 Men of Color Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorships for the Men of Color Summit, please contact L. Corrine Grant at liza@clemson.edu or call 864-650-2956.


FREDERICK DOUGLASS SPONSOR — $100,000

First African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank

  • Registration for 20 participants to attend the full two-day Men of Color Summit ($3,580 value)
  • Recognition and 10 tickets to the Wednesday night leadership dinner hosted by the Urban League of the Upstate
  • Corporate representative keynote address official greeting on stage Thursday OR Friday, welcome recognition and special seating for two tables of 10 guests per table at the summit luncheon and keynote address on Thursday and Friday ($4,000 value)
  • Recognition as the presenting sponsor on all program and marketing materials (website, invitation, correspondence, signs, publications, company logo and a feature on the corporate sponsor webpage of the Men of Color website)
  • Welcome letter in the Men of Color Summit program book and full page ad (8" x 10")
  • Exhibit space (two six-foot tables with cloth and skirting) during the two-day summit

FRANKLIN CHANG-DIAZ SPONSOR — $50,000

First Hispanic-American astronaut

  • Registration for 20 participants to attend the full two-day Men of Color Summit ($3,580 value)
  • Six tickets to the Wednesday night leadership dinner hosted by the Urban League of the Upstate
  • Welcome recognition and special seating for two tables of 10 guests per table at the summit luncheon and keynote address on Thursday and Friday ($4,000 value)
  • Company name prominently featured on all program and marketing materials (website, invitation, correspondence, signs, publications and a feature on the corporate sponsor webpage of the Men of Color website)
  • Full-page ad (8" x 10") in the Men of Color Summit program book
  • Exhibit space (two six-foot tables with cloth and skirting) during the two-day summit

W.E.B. DU BOIS SPONSOR — $25,000

One of the most important African-American activists during the first half of the 20th century

  • Registration for 10 participants to attend the full two-day Men of Color Summit ($1,790 value)
  • Four tickets to the Wednesday night leadership dinner hosted by the Urban League of the Upstate
  • Special seating for one table of 10 guests at the summit luncheon and keynote address on Thursday and Friday ($2,000 value)
  • Company name prominently featured on select program and marketing materials (website, invitation, publications and signs)
  • Half-page ad (5" x 8") in the Men of Color Summit program book
  • Exhibit space (one six-foot table with cloth and skirting) during the two-day summit

PABLO RUIZ Y PICASSO SPONSOR — $10,000

One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century

  • Registration for 10 participants to attend the full two-day Men of Color Summit ($1,790 value)
  • Two tickets to the Wednesday night leadership dinner hosted by the Urban League of the Upstate
  • Special seating for one table of 10 guests at the summit luncheon and keynote address on Thursday and Friday ($2,000 value)
  • Company name prominently featured on select program and marketing materials (website, invitation and signs)
  • Quarter-page ad (4" x 5") in the Men of Color Summit program book
  • Exhibit space (one six-foot table with cloth and skirting) during the two-day summit

THURGOOD MARSHALL SPONSOR — $5,000

First African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

  • Registration for five participants to attend the full two-day Men of Color Summit ($895 value)
  • Special seating for five guests at the summit luncheon and keynote address on Thursday and Friday ($1,000 value)
  • Company name prominently featured on select program and marketing materials (website and signs)
  • Business card ad (3 1/2" x 2") in the Men of Color Summit program

*The Clemson University Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donors will receive gift acknowledgement for their files. The amount of a sponsorship contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money contributed by the donor over the value of goods or services provided by Clemson University. Donors should consult a tax professional for advice on what they may include as a tax deduction for IRS purposes.