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Fraser Annual Benefit, Presented by U.S. Bank

October 24, 2020 — 07:00 PM-08:00 PM— Virtual and In-person Attendance Options; Stay tuned for more details!MAP
Fraser Annual Benefit, Presented by U.S. Bank

Save the Date! The 2020 Fraser Annual Benefit will take place on October 24.

“In the Garden of Memory, In the Place of Dreams, That is Where You and I Shall Meet,” The Mad Hatter said to Alice. 

We invite you to “pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through" and enter the magical world, celebrating Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” at the Fraser Annual Benefit, presented by U.S. Bank on Saturday, October 24.

“Curiouser and curiouser!” is how Alice would describe the evening filled with optical illusions and fun. We promise to delight you, while we share stories of the amazing children, teens, adults and families you support. “The best way to explain it is to do it.”

 

This year’s been a wild ride through an upside down world. The paths are changing and switching back and forth. One day you’re heading in one direction, the next day you find your true North. “Some go this way. Some go that way. But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short cut.”  — Sign up today!

What I tell you three times is true.

Don’t be late for this very important date.
Don’t be late for this very important date.
Don’t be late for this very important date.
So save the date, and please plan to generously participate.

At the end of the night, you’ll join in the praise as we toast the funds that were raised. Our journey will end, but not until we promise to see everyone again.

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

See photos from last year's event here.

Stay tuned for more details on how to register and participate from the comfort of home.

Sponsorship Opportunities

VIRTUAL ONLY SPONSORSHIPS

SILVER SPONSOR - $3,000

    • Dessert and cocktail package for host and 4 other couples
    • Acknowledgment in 2020 Fraser annual report
    • Name displayed during virtual program
    • Recognition on Fraser event website
    • Name listed in the Fraser Family Connection Magazine
    • Name listed in the Fraser Giving Matters quarterly newsletter
    • Name listed on sponsor page in program mailed to attendees pre event
    • Opportunity to donate a silent auction basket for additional exposure
    • Opportunity to provide a branded item to include in the cocktail and dessert package
    • Opportunity to provide special offer or discount for benefit attendees on Fraser event website

    Your involvement as a Silver Sponsor with a gift of $3,000 qualifies you for a $2,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)3.

     

    PLATINUM SPONSOR - $5,000

      • Dessert and cocktail package for host and 4 other couples
      • Acknowledgment in 2020 Fraser annual report
      • Name displayed during virtual program
      • Recognition on Fraser event website
      • Name listed in the Fraser Family Connection Magazine
      • Name listed in the Fraser Giving Matters quarterly newsletter
      • 1/3 page ad in printed program mailed to attendees pre event
      • Opportunity to donate a silent auction basket for additional exposure
      • Opportunity to provide a branded item to include in the cocktail and dessert package
      • Opportunity to provide special offer or discount for benefit attendees on Fraser event website

      Your involvement as a Platinum Sponsor with a gift of $5,000 qualifies you for a $4,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).

       

      DIAMOND SPONSOR - $10,000

        • Dessert and cocktail package for host and 4 other couples
        • Acknowledgment in 2020 Fraser annual report
        • Name/logo displayed during virtual program
        • Recognition on Fraser event website 
        • 1/2 page ad in printed program mailed to attendees pre event
        • Name listed in the Fraser Family Connection Magazine  
        • Name listed in the Fraser Giving Matters quarterly newsletter
        • Advertisement in a Frasercast podcast episode
        • Special recognition during virtual event program by event emcees
        • Opportunity to donate a silent auction basket for additional exposure
        • Opportunity to provide a branded item to include in the cocktail and dessert package
        • Opportunity to provide special offer or discount for benefit attendees on Fraser event website

        Your involvement as a Diamond Sponsor with a gift of $10,000 qualifies you for a $9,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).


        EXCLUSIVE CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

        As an exclusive sponsor, only your company will receive recognition for the chosen sponsorship. All exclusive corporate sponsors will receive the following (if desired):

        • Dessert and cocktail package for host and 4 other couples
        • Acknowledgment in 2020 Fraser annual report
        • Name/logo displayed during virtual program
        • Recognition on Fraser event website 
        • Logo featured in the Fraser Family Connection Magazine  
        • Logo featured in the Fraser Giving Matters quarterly newsletter
        • Advertisement in a Frasercast podcast episode
        • Sponsor Spotlight in one Fraser pre-event email
        • Special recognition during virtual event program by event emcees
        • Opportunity to donate a silent auction basket for additional exposure
        • Opportunity to provide a branded item to include in the cocktail and dessert package
        • Opportunity to provide special offer or discount for benefit attendees on Fraser event website

         

        LIVE AUCTION SPONSOR - $10,000

          • Provide live auction item (provided by sponsor)
          • Name/logo included on auction technology
          • Name/logo and website on two pre-event emails and one post event email
          • Acknowledgment on Fraser social media
          • 1/2 page ad in printed program mailed to attendees pre event
          • Additional recognition during live auction by auctioneer and emcee

          Your involvement as a Live Auction Sponsor with a gift of $10,000 qualifies you for a $9,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).

           

          COCKTAIL SPONSOR - $10,000

            • Name/logo featured on cocktail kit packaging
            • Opportunity to provide giveaway with logo in cocktail kits
            • Name/logo and website on two pre-event emails and one post event email
            • Acknowledgment on Fraser social media
            • 1/2 page ad in printed program mailed to attendees pre event
            • Opportunity to receive additional online recognition with cocktail creation video

            Your involvement as a Cocktail Sponsor with a gift of $10,000 qualifies you for a $9,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-078 1858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).

             

            DESSERT SPONSOR - $15,000 - SOLD OUT

            • Name/logo featured on dinner menu
            • Special recognition on stage by event emcees
            • Name/logo and website on two pre-event emails and one post event email
            • One Fraser Facebook posts and live event ‘tweets’ linked to social media or corporate website
            • Full page color ad in printed program
            • Valet parking and preferred seating for 2 tables (20 guests)
            • Name and/or logo displayed on large monitors throughout dinner, program and dessert

            Your involvement as a Dessert Sponsor with a gift of $15,000 qualifies you for a $13,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).

            VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR - $20,000

              • Logo on homepage of bidding tablets and smartphones
              • Logo featured on static banner on every page bid page on a smartphone
              • One Fraser Facebook posts and live event ‘tweets’ linked to social media or corporate website
              • Name and website included in article on Fraser website news room section
              • Name/logo and website in two pre-event and one post event email
              • Full page color ad in printed program mailed to attendees pre event
              • Dessert and cocktail package for host and an additional 4 other couples (8 couples total)
              • Recognition on Fraser event website 
              • Additional recognition during virtual event by emcee

              Your involvement as a Virtual Technology Sponsor with a gift of $20,000 qualifies you for a $18,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).

               

              PREMIER SPONSOR - $15,000 - SOLD OUT

              • Name/logo on custom signage on back bar area
              • Name listed and full-page color ad in program
              • Special recognition on stage by event emcees
              • Preferred seating and valet parking for up to 20 guests (2 tables)
              • One Fraser Facebook posts and live event ‘tweets’ linked to social media or corporate website
              • Banner highlighting your company as Premier Sponsor (provided by Fraser)
              • Name and/or logo displayed on large monitors throughout dinner and program
              • One Facebook post and live tweets

              Your involvement as a Premier Sponsor with a gift of $15,000 qualifies you for an $13,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).

               

              ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR - $25,000 SOLD OUT

              • Name/logo and website included on Fraser event website  
              • Name listed and full page color ad in printed program
              • Custom signage by all musical performers in pre-function and silent auction area
              • Valet parking and preferred seating for 3 tables (30 guests)
              • Private meet and greet with entertainment act
              • Hosted hors d’oeuvres and beverages
              • Special recognition on stage by event emcees
              • One Fraser Facebook posts and live event ‘tweets’ linked to social media or corporate website Name and website included in article on Fraser website news room section
              • Name/logo and website in two pre-event and one post event email
              • Name and/or logo displayed on large monitors throughout event

              Your involvement as an Entertainment Sponsor with a gift of $25,000 qualifies you for an $22,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-0781858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3)

               

              PRESENTING SPONSOR - $50,000 SOLD OUT

              Pre-Event

              • Exclusive naming rights of the event (ex. Fraser Annual Benefit, presented by U.S. Bank)
              • Exclusive name and/or logo on Save the Date postcard
              • Name and/or logo included in one Fraser E-News (est. 10,000 recipients)
              • Name and/or logo and website included in article on Fraser website (est. 2,500 website hits)
              • Name and/or logo inclusion on various online community calendars
              • Two pre-event Facebook posts linking to company website or Facebook page (over 9,000 followers)
              • Name and/or logo featured in save the date emails (est. 1,400 recipients)
              • Name and/or logo recognition in Fraser newsletter (est. 10,000 recipients)
              • Opportunity for U.S. Bank employees to be on the planning committee and attend menu tasting, wine selection and select auction items
              • Opportunity for U.S. Bank to provide one of the exclusive live auction items

              Onsite (est. 800 attendees in 2019)

              • Name and/or logo listed in printed program
              • 2-page color ad in printed program with client feature story
              • Name and/or logo usage in event space (i.e. auction technology, auction area, photo step and repeat, etc.)
              • Special recognition on stage by event emcees throughout the evening program
              • Company highlighted on Facebook during event (over 9,000 followers)
              • Company highlighted in live ‘tweets’ during the Benefit (est. 13,000 hits)
              • Valet parking and preferred seating for 3 tables (30 guests)
              • Sponsorship of the exclusive VIP Social and entertainment during the pre-event for top sponsors and board members
              • Name/and or logo printed on specialty napkins distributed with signature cocktails and appetizers during the VIP Social
              • Special acknowledgement from Diane Cross, Fraser President & CEO
              • Complimentary wine service during dinner
              • Name and/or logo displayed on large monitors throughout dinner and program
              • Opportunity for U.S. Bank spoke person to provide closing remarks

              Post Event

              • Name and/or logo featured in post event thank you email to all attendees (est. 600 recipients)
              • Invitation to the Bright Futures recognition breakfast (est. 100 attendees)

               

              Your involvement as Presenting Sponsor with a gift of $50,000 qualifies you for a $47,000 charitable deduction under Federal and Minnesota income tax laws (Federal EIN 41-078 1858 and IRS Exemption 501(c)(3).

              *Our goal is to have a hybrid event including in person elements and virtual event elements. However, we will follow CDC recommendations and will be in contact with sponsors to help with table hosts plan watch parties, attend in person or attend the Annual Benefit virtually.

              Questions? Interested in attending or sponsoring? Please contact Rose Rosario at rose.rosario@fraser.org.