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Join us for our signature fundraising event

The Columbian Ball

Sponsorship Information

The Columbian Ball is the perfect setting for entertaining clients, friends or associates while providing vital support for MSI’s Annual Fund.

This fabulous event—including dinner and entertainment—is also an excellent opportunity to enjoy the compelling exhibits within one of Chicago’s iconic institutions after hours. We want you to be a part of this extraordinary evening.

Sponsorship Opportunities

PRESENTING SPONSOR  
White City benefits plus: Contribute to branding and theming of this year’s Ball, with the option to showcase products at the event. $250,000 

WHITE CITY  
Palace of Fine Arts benefits plus: Premier name and/ or logo recognition on all printed materials, press promotion, prominent recognition during multimedia presentation and a speaking opportunity during the event. $150,000 

PALACE OF FINE ARTS  
Midway Plaisance benefits plus: Name and/or logo recognition in invitation, opportunity for testimonial feature at the event, recognition from the podium during the event and a second table of 10 with exclusive placement for both tables. $50,000 

MIDWAY PLAISANCE  
Wooded Isle benefits plus: Name and/or logo recognition on in-building signage and on the Museum’s website, inclusion on digital event invitation sent to 25,000+ member households, inclusion in post-event social media and exclusive table placement. $25,000 

WOODED ISLE  
Canal of Venice benefits plus: Name and/or logo recognition during multimedia presentation and premier table placement. $15,000 

CANAL OF VENICE  
Ferris Wheel benefits plus: Preferred table placement. $10,000 

FERRIS WHEEL  
One table of 10, program listing and name recognition for one year on the Museum’s Leffmann Donor Hall plaque. $7,500 

CHICAGO DAY TICKET  
Individual entry; includes cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. $750

Underwriting Opportunities

Each includes one table of 10, name and/or logo recognition in the multimedia presentation and program book, as well as exclusive signage.

SPOTLIGHT PERFORMANCE
Sponsor live musical performance by an iconic musical talent. Previous surprise performers include acclaimed producer/DJ Questlove and blues legend Buddy Guy. Additional benefits: the opportunity to introduce the performer. $50,000

AFTER-PARTY
Rock our non-stop dance floor flanked by bars and seating areas. Additional benefits: VIP cocktail area with private bar and unobstructed views of the stage/dance floor for 30 guests. $50,000

COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Capture the attention of our guests in the cocktail reception area, a luxurious setting in the transformed grand entrance hall of the Museum. $50,000

LATE NIGHT LOUNGE
Be there as guests linger in a cozy, centrally located space with specialty cocktails and an exciting photo op. Product placement may also be permitted, if appropriate. $50,000

Promotional Opportunities

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Share your company’s innovative work and unveil exciting new products at a display within the Tech Lounge. Additional benefits: Valet Gift Bag benefits with four individual tickets. $10,000

VALET GIFT BAGS
Travel home with guests, as they receive a special gift representing your organization, delivered inside an attractive gift bag. Additional benefit: two individual tickets. $5,000 + enclosed product

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