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Join us for our signature fundraising event

The Columbian Ball

Sponsorship Information

We hope you will join us for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission. All sponsorships will directly support the Museum of Science and Industry’s work to provide dynamic science education within its building and in the community.

Table Sponsorship Opportunities

Each table sponsorship showcases your commitment to the importance of science education while receiving exclusive benefits, including one or more tables at the event, name recognition or logo placement and additional engagement opportunities.

PRESENTING SPONSOR  
Commander benefits plus: Contribute to décor direction and invitation design of this year’s Ball, with top billing on all 2018 Columbian Ball materials. Additional benefits and recognition include elite access to the Apollo 8 astronauts during the VIP reception, the option to showcase products at the event and a third table of 10 with exclusive placement for all three tables. $250,000 

COMMANDER
Pilot benefits plus: Premier name and/or logo recognition on all printed materials, press promotion and a speaking opportunity during the event. $150,000

PILOT
Flight Director benefits plus: Prominent recognition during multimedia presentation, reserve wine served at dinner and Corporate Membership at the Pathfinder level for your company. $100,000

FLIGHT DIRECTOR 
CapCom benefits plus: Name and/or logo recognition in printed invitation, recognition from the podium during the event and a second table of 10 with exclusive placement for both tables. Additional benefits: Invitation to VIP reception with Apollo 8 astronauts. $50,000

CAPCOM 
SOLE COMMUNICATOR BETWEEN THE GROUND AND THE CREW Guidance Officer benefits plus: Name and/or logo recognition on in-building signage, inclusion on digital event invitation, social media toolkit with content to share with your networks and exclusive table placement. $25,000

GUIDANCE OFFICER  
MONITORING NAVIGATION AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE 
Flight Dynamics benefits plus: Name and/or logo recognition during multimedia presentation and premier table placement. $15,000 

FLIGHT DYNAMICS 
MONITORING FLIGHT PATH AND LUNAR TRAJECTORY
Booster benefits plus: Preferred table placement. $10,000

BOOSTER 
MONITORING PROPULSION ISSUES ON THE WAY TO THE MOON 
One table of 10, program listing and name recognition for six months on the Museum’s website. $7,500 

SUPPORT CREW
Individual VIP entry; includes VIP reception with Apollo 8 astronauts, cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. Please note: A maximum of two Support Crew tickets may be purchased. $2,500

VIEWING STAND
Individual entry; includes cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment. $750

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Each event sponsorship opportunity showcases your support for the Museum and its innovative education programs and provides high-visibility recognition opportunities and benefits before, during and after the event. Event sponsorships begin at $10,000 and include additional benefits with higher levels of support.

Event sponsor benefits may include: 

  • Name recognition or logo placement on printed materials
  • Name recognition or logo placement on in-building signage during the event
  • On-site sampling, such as branded signature cocktail or gift bag item
  • One table of 10: includes cocktail reception, dinner, after-party exhibits and dancing
  • Corporate engagement opportunities
  • Additional cocktail hour or after-party tickets for clients

VIP RECEPTION
Host an extraordinary hour with the crew of Apollo 8 and the Museum’s most committed supporters, set within the Museum’s Henry Crown Space Center, the home of the Apollo 8 command module. Additional benefits could include: Recognition from the podium during the VIP reception, private photo opportunity with Apollo 8 astronauts. Opportunities begin at $25,000

SPLASHDOWN PARTY
After dinner, the festivities move to the entry hall, featuring live music and non-stop dancing, spectacular dessert stations, seating areas flanked by bars and countless opportunities for photo ops. Additional benefits could include a reserved area with unobstructed views of the stage/dance floor for 20 guests. Opportunities begin at $10,000

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