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Corporate Partnerships

An investment in tomorrow’s workforce.

Did you know that in the 21st century 60% of all jobs will require skills that only 20% of the current workforce has?

We are facing unprecedented economic and social challenges ranging from the forces of global competition to the impending retirement of 77 million baby boomers. Succeeding in this new era will require our workforce to be prepared for the intellectual demands of the modern workplace and a far more complex society.

Literacy is the critical path forward.

By leveraging your dollars with our extraordinary volunteer commitment of over 14,000 hours per year, the Literacy Council is a sound investment in the future.

Please contact our Development Director to discuss your gift and request a Corporate Partner Gift Form.   If you prefer, you can make your donation securely online through our Facebook account.   Simply click on the Donate Online button at the bottom of this page.

Choose your partnership level today.

In fiscal year 2008/2009, corporate partners donated over $50,000 to our operating costs.   Several levels of Corporate Partnerships are available.

  • Platinum Partner    $5,000
  • Gold Partner            $2,000
  • Silver Partner           $1,000
  • Bronze Partner         $500
  • Student Partner        $350

Benefits 2011-2012

Each partnership level triggers a set of benefits for your company.

Platinum Level Partner $5,000 ($4,720 tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • 8 tickets (one full table) to the 5th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction, as well as printed and live recognition at the event
  • 10 audience tickets to the Spellebration Spelling Bee and live recognition at the event
  • Recognition on special event promotional materials, printed invitations, and press releases
  • Opportunity to display a banner (max. 1,000 sq. in.) at special events for one year
  • A press release, submitted by the Literacy Council, highlighting the Platinum partnership
  • A Platinum partnership article in the Literacy Council e-newsletter (sent to approx. 1,000 subscribers)
  • Logo and live link on the Literacy Council website
  • Mentions through Literacy Council social media:  10 times through Twitter (to approx. 475 followers), 5 times through Facebook (to approx. 450 fans)

Gold Level Partner $2,000 ($1,860 tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • 4 tickets to the 5th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction, as well as printed and live recognition at the event
  • 6 audience tickets to the Spellebration Spelling Bee and live recognition at the event
  • Logo and live link on the Literacy Council website
  • Mentions through Literacy Council social media:  5 times through Twitter (to approx. 475 followers), 2 times through Facebook (to approx. 450 fans)

Silver Partner $1,000 ($930 tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • 2 tickets to the 5th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction, as well as printed recognition at the event
  • 4 audience tickets to the Spellebration Spelling Bee and live recognition at the event
  • Name and live link on the Literacy Council website
  • Mentions through Literacy Council social media:  5 times through Twitter (to approx. 475 followers), 1 time through Facebook (to approx. 450 fans)

Bronze Partner $500 ($465 tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • 1 ticket to the 5th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction, as well as printed recognition at the event
  • 2 audience tickets to the Spellebration Spelling Bee and live recognition at the event
  • Name and live link on the Literacy Council website
  • Mentions through Literacy Council social media:  4 times through Twitter (to approx. 475 followers)

Student Partner $350 ($350 tax deductible)

Benefits include:

  • Printed recognition at the 5th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction
  • Name and live link on the Literacy Council website
  • Mentions through Literacy Council social media:  2 times through Twitter (to approx. 475 followers)

 

View a listing of Corporate Partners >>

 

Please direct all inquiries and gifts to:

Ashley Vandewart Lasher, Executive Director
Literacy Council of Buncombe County
31 College Place , B-221
Asheville , NC   28801
828-254-3442, Ext. 205
ashley@litcouncil.com

 

Thank you, donors…

…whether your gift is as individual, corporate partner, or grant, you help transform hundreds of lives every year.