Sponsors

WHY DONATE?

A philanthropic investment in your community’s future.
The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in the education of many students.
Public awareness that you support education as well as teachers and students.
All proceeds from donations and fundraisers are applied directly to NIE accounts, administrative  costs are paid by each newspaper separately.

SPONSOR LEVELS
& BENEFITS

Community Benefactor

Donations from $5,000.00 -$10,000.00
(Benefits 500 – 1,000 students all year)

  • Your business name will be prominently placed in each quarterly advertisement in the newspaper receiving the donation recognizing all sponsors and among the top of the Honor Roll Thank You at the end of the school year.
  • Your business logo, address, phone number & web link on our NIE Web page KansasNIE.com for 12 consecutive months.
  • Your business logo, address, phone number on in a banner ad on the KansasNIE website. In rotation with other donors at this level. ( $ 1,200.00 value)
  • You will receive “Thank You” notes from appreciative students and teachers that are receiving this program.
  • NIE Feature Article about the business and staff in newspaper and on webpage. (Editor permission needed)
  • Ask about “Special Consideration” opportunities/events

 

Community Leader           

Donations from $2500.00-$4999.00
(Benefits 270– 550 students all year)

  • Your business name will be prominently placed in each quarterly advertisement in the newspaper receiving the donation recognizing all sponsors and in the Honor Roll Thank You Ad at the end of the school year.
  • Your business logo, address and phone number on our NIE Web page KansasNIE.com for 6 consecutive months.
  • Your business logo, address, phone number on NIE educational content submitted to the newspaper in a 1×2 ad In rotation with other donors at this level.

($value each run date = twice/week for 18 weeks or 1 semester).

  • You will receive “Thank You” notes from appreciative students and teachers that are receiving this program.

 

Community Mentor            

Donations from $1,000.00 – $2,499.00
(Benefits 110 – 270 students all year)

  • Your business name will be prominently placed in each quarterly advertisement in the newspaper receiving the donation recognizing all sponsors and in the Honor Roll Thank You at the end of the school year.
  • Your business logo, address and phone number on our NIE Web page KansasNIE.com for 3 consecutive months.
  • Your business logo, address, phone number on NIE educational content submitted to the newspaper in a 1×1 ad

($ value each run date = twice/week for 9 weeks).

  • You will receive “Thank You” notes from appreciative students and teachers that are receiving this program.

 

Platinum Star Supporter  

Donations from $500.00 – $999.00
(Benefits 55 – 110 students all year)

  • Your business name will be in the largest font, bold print and prominently placed at the top of a quarterly advertisement in the newspaper receiving the donation recognizing all sponsors and in the Honor Roll Thank You at the end of the school year.
  • You will receive “Thank You” notes from appreciative students and teachers that are receiving this program.

Gold Star Supporter   

Donations from 200.00 – $499.00
(Benefits 22 – 55 students all year)

 

  • Your business name will be bolded & prominently placed in a quarterly advertisement in the newspaper receiving the donation recognizing all sponsors during the year and in Honor Roll Thank You at the end of the school year.

Silver Star 
Donation from $100.00 – $199.00
(Benefits 11 – 22 students all year)

  • Your business name will be prominently placed in a quarterly advertisement in the newspaper receiving the donation recognizing sponsors.

Bronze Star
Donations from $50.00 – $99.00

(Benefits 5 – 11 students all year)
  • Your business name will be placed in a quarterly advertisement in the newspaper receiving the donation recognizing sponsors.

 

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

Block Sales:           

Businesses donate 1 or more gift certificates in $50.00 increments for products or services to be advertised with the business logo for a minimum of two run dates, once before the sale and on the day of the sale in a 2”x 2” block ($50 value).  The blocks will then be sold during a “call in” period for $35.00 with all proceeds benefiting the NIE program at the newspaper conducting the block sale.

NIE Spin-to-Win Prize Wheel:

Throughout the year NIE will attend events with their Spin-to-Win prize wheel. The general public attending the event pay $2 to spin the wheel to win a prize in equal or more value. Local businesses donate gift cards or coupons for services/products for these events.  There are 18 slots on the wheel – donations of 15 or more receives a slot of their own with their business logo. Single gift donations or less than 15 coupons will be placed in our “Grab Bag” for customers to choose from should they spin the wheel and land on that particular slot. This is not a game of chance because every spin wins a prize.

Special Events:

Periodically newspapers will hold “special” events such as but not limited to Restaurant Fundraiser Nights, Fun Runs/Walks, etc…

For more information on sponsorship details and opportunities please contact Jeremiah Thornton at 785-822-1470 or jthornton@harrisbusiness.com.