ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP PLEDGE OF $10,000
Your gift will be used to establish your lasting legacy or, if you choose, to honor the commitment of the person or organization of your choice. Our Foundation staff will work with you to establish criteria making the best use of your scholarship award dollars.
NAMED SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 AND UP
Use your gift to create a scholarship with immediate impact. With a $1,000 named scholarship, you open the door to a full year of education for one student.
WINNER’S CIRCLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP $500 AND UP
Not sure what you would like your scholarship to look like? Consider supporting the namesake scholarship of the annual auction. The Winner’s Circle Scholarship supports students with demonstrated financial need with $500 - $1,000 annually.
ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR $3,000
Your support will help set the stage for a truly enjoyable evening. A live band will entertain the guests with high-energy dance music from Motown to today’s current artists.
CHARGING STATION SPONSOR $750
The Charging Station is an important component of the evening to ensure phones are adequately charged for bidding on the silent auction items. Your name will be displayed at the charging station.
Gold Sponsors ($2,500 and up) – Would you like to join in on the fun by underwriting a live auction item? A live auction item sponsorship of $2,500 or more will guarantee your name as that item’s exclusive sponsor, showing your support for LMC students.
Silver Sponsors ($1,000 to $2,499) – This level offers placement in the live auction (May be combined with other sponsors.) to support a unique item.
Bronze Sponsors ($500 - $999) – Your gift will provide a premier item for either the live or silent auction. (May be combined with other sponsors.)
Pewter Sponsors ($50 - $499) – Your gift will provide a premier item for either the live or silent auction. (May be combined with other sponsors.) Pewter Sponsor listing only appears in the catalog.
**Sold**FUND-A-NEED UP TO $10,000
Attendees respond generously to support unique needs. Would your organization like to be the exclusive sponsor to provide matching funds for dollars raised through a live auction “raise your paddle” item? Each year the college identifies unique programs or services that have a great impact on student success. Talk to us about the needs of our students and we will help find a need that fits your organization’s interest.
**Sold**SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR $10,000
The silent auction fills the room and creates historic battles of bids for this worthwhile cause. Be a part of the bidding fun by helping to underwrite the work that goes into procurement, setup and display of more than 200 silent auction items. As the silent auction sponsor, your company logo will be displayed on the smartphones of all people bidding on the silent auction beginning one week prior to the event until the event ends. Your company logo will also be displayed on the silent auction tables throughout the evening. This sponsorship can be split between 2 organizations at $5,000 each. Benefit includes a table of eight at the auction.
**Sold**LIVE AUCTION SPONSOR $10,000
Be a part of the excitement. While the silent auction fills the room with energy, the live auction is where the real action takes place. As the live auction sponsor, your company logo will be prominently displayed on a banner in the front of the room. Our auctioneer will generously acknowledge your sponsorship in a room filled with 600 of the region’s best and brightest. Benefit includes a table of eight at the auction.
**Sold**CATALOG SPONSOR $3,500
The auction catalog is every attendee’s must-have item with details on each auction item, its value and booth location. As the sponsor, your company will be featured on the inside back cover.
**Sold**FOOD & BEVERAGE SPONSOR $2,500
Your name will be recognized in a creative way for supporting a key piece of the festivities. Each ear, the Winner’s Circle auction is notable not only for the funds we raise for a good cause, but also because of the quality of the food and beverage.
**Sold** CENTERPIECE SPONSOR $2,500
Your organization’s name will be prominently displayed on each table. Centerpieces enhance the theme of the auction and are available for table hosts to take home after the event.
**Sold** WINE GRAB SPONSOR $2,000
Winner’s Circle attendees will have the opportunity to purchase bottles of wine to take home. As the wine grab sponsor your name will be displayed on all the wine bags.
**Sold** STAGE SPONSOR $2,000
All eyes will be focused on the stage several times throughout the evening – during the remarks, raffle drawing, and live auction. Your name will be prominently displayed on a banner as the stage sponsor.
**Sold**APPETIZER SPONSOR $1,500-$4,000
Appetizer stations will enhance the flow and décor of the event. The event is known for an outstanding meal and these appetizer stations do not disappoint! Choose one of three stations for $1,500 or all three for $4,000.
**Sold** VIDEO SPONSOR $1,000
Whether it’s thanking the audience for supporting Lake Michigan College or showcasing an honoree, video technology is an important component of the Winner’s Circle. Your organization’s name and logo will appear as the sponsor for this portion of the event.
**Sold** DESSERT SPONSOR $1,000
You will be recognized in a unique way as the dessert sponsor at each table. Our staff will use their creative culinary skills for the desserts provided at the end of the meal.
**Sold**COAT CHECK SPONSOR $750
We want our guests to feel warm and welcome and you can help with that by sponsoring the coat check. Be the first name they see when they enter and the last that they see when they leave. We promise to help keep your business name top of mind!
OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN WINNER’S CIRCLE 29
Many area businesses and individuals participate in the Winner’s Circle event in multiple ways. Talk with one of our volunteers or staff if you would like to:
Donate an item to the auction: our auction staff scours the country looking for new and unique items to tempt bidders. Many companies donate items from their stock, while other businesses and people make a cash contribution which is used to purchase unique items for the auction. Your name is listed as the sponsor of that item.
Purchase a raffle ticket: only 300 raffle tickets will be sold at $100 each so your odds of winning are excellent. Top prize is $10,000; second prize $1,000 and third prize $500. Buy your own ticket or purchase one with a group. You need not be present to win, event ticket sold separately. Raffle license #C28761.
A second chance to win… purchase your raffle ticket by January 18 and you’ll also be entered in the early bird drawing for $200. Early bird drawing to be held January 18, 2019, between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. Winner of the early bird drawing remains in the auction night drawing.
Donate a bottle of wine to the wine grab or make a cash contribution toward the purchase of a bottle of wine to be included in the Grab. Minimum donation value is $25.
Rita Whise, Manager, Advancement Programs and Stewardship
Phone (269) 927-6278