2021 Men of Color Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us for the fifth annual Clemson University Men of Color National Summit where over 2,000 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from across the country come together to learn, listen and grow together with the mission of creating clearer pathways to college for African American and Hispanic young men.

Presented by the University’s Division of Inclusion & Equity, the two-day summit supports one of the pillars of Clemson’s strategic plan to help prepare and empower students to be leaders in our global economy. The summit offers an array of nationally known speakers and experts, best-practice workshops, and informative breakout sessions. Previous speakers have included: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA legend and professional sports team co-owner; Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International; Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Host, “American Ninja Warrior,” and former NFL player; Freeman Hrabowski, president of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Melissa Harris-Perry, Maya Angelou presidential chair and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University; Pedro Noguera, distinguished Professor of Education, University of California-Los Angeles; Juan Williams, political analyst and commentator; and Geoffrey Canada, author and founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone.

There are several sponsor packages available. Choose the one right for you, your company or organization and be a part of something special in November 2021.

Official 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities Packet

 

 

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


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SPONSOR — $500,000

African-American Baptist minister and civil rights movement leader

  • Registration for 50 participants to attend the full two-day Men of Color National Summit, including lunch both days ($8,950 value)
  • Recognition and 50 tickets to the Wednesday night leadership dinner hosted by the Urban League of the Upstate
  • Access to special VIP Summit area to network with other leaders
  • Corporate representative keynote address official greeting on stage Thursday OR Friday and welcome recognition
  • Recognition as the premiere sponsor on all 2019 Men of Color Summit, Tiger Alliance and Pre-Summit Institute programs and marketing materials
  • 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

ROBERTO CLEMENTE SPONSOR — $250,000

First Hispanic player to be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame

  • Registration for 30 participants to attend the full two-day Men of Color National Summit, including lunch both days ($5,370 value)
  • Recognition and 30 tickets to the Wednesday night leadership dinner hosted by the Urban League of the Upstate
  • Access to special VIP Summit area to network with other leaders
  • Corporate representative keynote address official greeting on stage Thursday OR Friday and welcome recognition
  • Recognition as the leading sponsor on all 2019 Men of Color Summit, Tiger Alliance and Pre-Summit Institute programs and marketing materials
  • 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

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 and welcome recognition
  • 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
  • Access to special VIP Summit area to network with other leaders
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Company name prominently featured on select program and marketing materials (website and signs)
  • Business card ad (3½" 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.