The Indianapolis Prize is an initiative undertaken by the Indianapolis Zoological Society to share the importance of animal conservation by recognizing individual conservationists who are saving animal species from extinction.
What initially began as a simple quest, a mission driven idea 12 years ago, the Prize is now internationally renowned and recognized as the world's biggest award for animal conservation. With your support we are enabled to continue the important work that can reverse the path to extinction for thousands of species in the next decade.
The generosity of our partners, sponsors and the Indianapolis community is the driving force behind the success of this award. With your sponsorship we strive to offer a unique opportunity to focus the public's attention on the conservation of animals and their natural environments. By sponsoring the Indianapolis Prize you and your organization are supporting the global cause, and mission of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, to advance animal conservation.
Indianapolis Prize sponsors are recognized in a number of ways, including increased visibility on our website, recognition in our annual report, printed materials, and acknowledgement at the Award Gala. Each sponsorship level includes its own set of benefits.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support the Indianapolis Prize, please contact Karen Burns, Executive Vice President, at email@example.com or 317-630-2711.
2016 Sponsorship Opportunities
VIP Reception - $25,000
Prominent recognition as the VIP Reception Sponsor.
Acknowledgment as the VIP Reception Sponsor on the letters of invitation sent to reception guests.
Opportunity to present brief remarks during the VIP Reception regarding the organization.
An invitation for 16 guests to attend the private VIP Reception.
Premier seating at the Gala for 16 guests.
Sponsor logo recognition as the VIP Reception Sponsor on the event invitations.
Sponsor logo recognition as the VIP Reception Sponsor in the event programs.
Sponsor name recognition in the Indianapolis Zoo’s Annual Report.
Gold Level - $10,000
Premier table seating at the Gala for a party of eight.
An exclusive invitation to a private reception held for the winner, finalists and dignitaries. The invitation is for all 8 guests and takes place prior to the Gala.
Sponsor Logo and/or sponsor name recognition on the Indianapolis Prize webpage with link to organization's website.
Sponsor logo and/or sponsor name included in the awards program.
Sponsor logo and/or sponsor name will be displayed on the screens while dinner is served.
Sponsor Logo and/or sponsor name prominently displayed on Gala signage.
Sponsor name recognition in the Indianapolis Zoo's Annual Report.
Silver Level - $5,000
A private table at the Gala for a party of eight.
Sponsor name recognition on the Indianapolis Prize website.
Sponsor name listed in the awards program.
Sponsor name will be displayed on the screens while dinner is served.
Sponsor name displayed on Gala signage.
Sponsor name recognition in the Indianapolis Zoo Annual Report.
Other Sponsorship Opportunities - $15,000
Sponsorship includes Gold Level, outlined above, PLUS recognition for one of the following:
Leadership Breakfast: Emerging leaders learn about the accomplishments of the Prize winner and how leadership can shape businesses, politics, policy and communities on a local and international scale. Sponsorship includes 10 tickets to the event, recognition on event signage and event Web page.
Meet a Hero: Zoo visitors meet the finalists and winners as they learn how everyone can help save wildlife. Sponsorship includes name recognition on event signage, logo on event Web page and a custom designed trading card to be included with the conservation heroes trading cards handed out at the event.
Girls in Science: This intimate program provides young girls, ages 10 to 14, with a special opportunity to meet leaders in science and learn about the animals they are protecting. Sponsorship includes special thank you signage on grounds, logo recognition on the event Web page and signed thank you card from the girls.
Lecture Series: The winner tours local and national colleges to share their story with students. Sponsorship includes name recognition on event signage, logo on the event Web page and sponsor thank you at the event by the host. (Per individual lecture. Series sponsorship is available.)
Gift Giving Guide: A compiled list of the current work being done by past and present Prize finalists and winners to encourage direct contributions to the organizations funding their research. Sponsorship includes recognition on the back cover of the nationally digitally distributed guide and 1,500 print copies.
Custom Sponsorship: To assist in meeting your philanthropic goals, the Indianapolis Prize team will work with you to create a custom sponsorship.
The Indianapolis Prize is the largest individual monetary award given for animal conservation in the world and is one of the ways the Indianapolis Zoo empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. The Indianapolis Zoo is a 501(c)3 organization. A portion of each sponsorship or ticket may be eligible for tax deductions.