[Ohio-talk] Corporate Sponsors needed

Barbara Pierce bpierce at oberlin.net
Tue Aug 26 14:12:26 UTC 2014


Carol, what clarifications are you looking for? If something is not clear, we need to explain it.

Thanks,
Barbara

Barbara Pierce
President Emerita
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
bpierce at oberlin.net
440-774-8077

On Aug 26, 2014, at 9:40 AM, Carol Akers via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:

>   Clarification needed on some things in this file. 
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> On Friday, August 22, 2014 3:38 PM, Eric Duffy via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> We have all talked about the need to find corporate sponsors at different times. I have pasted the text of a mailing you can use to contact businesses. Please disseminate this as broadly as you can. get it to businesses of all kinds and sizes. Get it to people you don’t even think will help. You never know what they will do. They might surprise you. They might also pass it on to someone who will help.
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> We are not simply asking them for money. We are giving them tickets and a chance to get their name and message to an audience.
> Please use the attached PDF file to send to others.
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> Thanks.
> 
> Eric
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> The Blind of Ohio Are Counting on Your Support
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> The annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Ohio will be the largest gathering of blind people in the state this year. We are asking businesses for support in a way that we have never done before. We are bringing in an audience on Friday evening that we have never had, and we want to give business leaders and owners the opportunity to reach this audience.
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> Art Schreiber, a reporter who traveled with the Beatles for two weeks during their first American tour fifty years ago, will tell stories and recount anecdotes about the Fab Four. The John Schwab Band will play golden oldies of the period, and we will have a silent auction.
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> We invite your support at one of the following levels:
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>   White Cane Sponsor: $4,000 and above (25 complimentary tickets). Additional tickets
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> may be purchased at a discounted price.
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>   Platinum Sponsor: $3,000 to $3,999 (20 complimentary tickets). Additional tickets may
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> be purchased at a discounted price.
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>   Gold Sponsor: $2,000 to $2,999 (15 complimentary tickets). Additional tickets may be
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> purchased at a discounted price.
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>   Silver Sponsor: $1,000 to $1,999 (10 complimentary tickets) Additional tickets may be
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> purchased at a discounted price.
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>   Bronze Sponsor: $500 to $999 (5 complimentary tickets). Additional tickets may be
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> purchased at a discounted price.
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>   Friend of the Blind: $25 to $499 (for a tax deductible donation at this level we will list
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> your name in the program)
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> Because we are a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Service Code 501(C3), all contributions are tax deductible. All sponsors Bronze and above will be listed in our program in every available format, including Braille. All sponsors will be mentioned at various times throughout the weekend, but of course the level of sponsorship you provide determines how much advertising you will receive. White Cane sponsors will have the opportunity to address the Convention should they wish to do so.
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> The Convention will take place Friday, October 31, through noon Sunday, November 2, at the Holiday Inn, Worthington, 7007 North High Street.
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> For more information contact Eric Duffy peduffy63 at gmail.com (614) 935-6965
> P.O. Box 82055
> Columbus, Ohio, 43202 
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