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Sponsor the Indianapolis Prize

​​​​​​​​​The Indianapolis Prize is an initiative undertaken by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. 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 largest 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, Inc., to advance animal conservation.

Indianapolis Prize sponsors are recognized in a number of ways, including increased visibility on our website, recognition in the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.'s annual report, printed materials, and acknowledgement at the Indianapolis Prize 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 kburns@indianapolisprize.org​ or 317-630-2711.

​​​​​Sponsorship Opportunities

VIP Reception - $25,000​

  • Two tables with seating for sixteen (16) guests to attend the Indianapolis Prize Gala.
  • Invitation for sixteen (16) guests to attend the VIP Reception. This invitation-only event takes place prior to the Gala and is held in honor of the Winner and Finalists.
  • Opportunity to present brief remarks during the reception regarding the organization.
  • Prominent logo or name recognition on Gala signage as the VIP Reception Sponsor.
  • Logo or name recognition on printed Gala materials as the VIP Reception Sponsor.
  • Logo or name recognition on the program screens while dinner is served.
  • Logo or name recognition on the print and electronic Gala invitations.
  • Logo or name recognition on the Indianapolis Prize web page with a link to sponsor website.
  • Recognition in the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.’s Annual Report.
  • Recognition in all relevant news releases, Zoo publications, Zoo signage and promoted campaigns.

 

 ​Gold Sponsorship - $10,000
  • One table with seating for eight (8) guests to attend the Indianapolis Prize Gala.
  • Invitation for eight (8) guests to attend the VIP Reception. This invitation-only event takes place prior to the Gala and is held in honor of the Winner and Finalists.
  • Prominent logo or name recognition on Gala signage as a Gold sponsor.
  • Logo or name recognition in the printed program as a Gold sponsor.
  • Logo or name recognition on the program screens while dinner is served.
  • Logo or name recognition on the Indianapolis Prize web page as a Gold sponsor, with a link to sponsor website.
  • Recognition in the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.’s Annual Report. 

Silver Sponsorship - $5,000​

  • One table with seating for eight (8) guests to attend the Indianapolis Prize Gala.
  • Recognition on the Indianapolis Prize web page as a Silver sponsor.
  • Recognition in the printed program as a Silver sponsor.
  • Recognition on the program screens while dinner is served.
  • Name displayed on Gala signage as a Silver sponsor.
  • Recognition in the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.’s Annual Report.

Other Sponsorship Opportunities - $15,000

Sponsorship includes Gold Sponsorship, outlined above, PLUS recognition for one of the following: 

  • Leadership Forum: 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 recognition on 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 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. ​




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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 Z​oo is a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of each sponsorship or ticket may be eligible for tax deductions.​​


 

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