Spirit Awards

Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities

For 2017, we are expanding our sponsorship program by offering greater visibility opportunities for sponsors and advertisers throughout the University community, which will include the Alumni Achievement Spirit Awards and Homecoming 2017. Further, the University is also favorable to tailoring a sponsorship package benefiting you and/or your company, if you so desire.

The Spirit Awards recognize seven distinguished alumni, one from each College and School, who has excelled in their chosen professions and has been active in service to their communities. Congratulations to our Class of 2017 Awardees for their accomplishments! The dinner will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017.  

Homecoming 2017 will be held on September 29-30, 2017 and will take place on the Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus. It brings together our alumni from three campuses for two days packed with opportunities to come home to the University and celebrate the University’s role in the revitalization of the Detroit community we all call home.

As a dual sponsor, your company’s name/logo will be included on each of the event’s website, seen by over 86,300 alumni; receive recognition through signage at the dinner and during homecoming; and, be included in the events programs. Listed below is the information about our sponsorship and advertisement levels for these events. We invite you, your company, organization or family to be a sponsor for both events, homecoming or just the awards dinner.

Maria F. Ward is our sponsorship and ad coordinator for both events.  She is available at 313-993-1285 or at wardmf@udmercy.edu to answer your questions regarding sponsorships and ads for these events.  We anticipate more than 250 guests to attend the Spirit Awards dinner and more than 1,500 people to participate in Homecoming 2017. We hope to count on your support as a 2017 sponsor and build a boundless future for our students.

 

Purchase Sponsorship

 

Dual Sponsorship Opportunities
2017 Spirit Awards & 2017 Homecoming

 

Official VIP Sponsor—$20,000

  • Logo displayed on monthly E-Connect newsletter to all alumni for one year, with a link to your website.
  • Logo displayed on Detroit Mercy alumni website with link to your website for one year.
  • Full page ad in the Spirit Awards program.
  • Table for 8 at the Spirit Awards presentation.*
  • Logo recognition on sponsors’ signs at Spirit Awards.
  • Invitation for 6 to the President’s Christmas Dinner.
  • Presenting Sponsor for Homecoming Weekend 2017 and recognized as such with logo on all print materials: newsletters, “Save the Date” card, brochure, website, Event Guide, T-shirts, sponsor signs on campus.
  • Opportunity for corporate display during homecoming and at least two other campus activities mutually agreed upon by Detroit Mercy and you.
  • Booth at Detroit Mercy’s Fall and Spring Career Fairs.

Grand Sponsor—$10,000

  • Logo displayed on monthly E-Connect newsletter to all alumni for 6 months, with a link to your website.
  • Logo displayed on Detroit Mercy alumni website with link to your website for 6 months.
  • Full page ad in the Spirit Awards program.
  • Table for 6 at the Spirit Awards presentation.*
  • Logo recognition on sponsors’ signs at Spirit Awards.
  • Invitation for 4 to the President’s Christmas Dinner.
  • Sponsor for Homecoming Weekend 2017 and recognized as such on all print materials:  newsletters, “Save the Date” card, brochure, website, Event Guide, T-shirts, sponsor signs on campus.
  • Opportunity for corporate display during homecoming and at least one other campus activity mutually agreed upon by Detroit Mercy and you.
  • Booth at Detroit Mercy’s Fall and Spring Career Fairs.

Elite Sponsor—$5,000

  • Logo displayed on monthly E-Connect newsletter to all alumni for 4 months, with a link to your website.
  • Logo displayed on Detroit Mercy alumni website with link to your website for 4 months.
  • Half page ad in the Spirit Awards program.
  • Table for 4 at the Spirit Awards presentation.*
  • Name recognition on sponsors’ signs at Spirit Awards.
  • Sponsor for Homecoming Weekend 2017 and recognized as such on all print materials:  newsletters, “Save the Date” card, brochure, website, Event Guide, T-shirts, sponsor signs on campus.
  • Opportunity for corporate display during homecoming.
  • Booth at Detroit Mercy’s Fall and Spring Career Fairs.

 

Purchase Sponsorship

Spirit Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Platinum/Reception Sponsor— $15,000

  • Your name/logo prominently displayed on all promotional items as the Platinum/Reception Sponsor.
  • Your name/logo prominently displayed at the dinner, the door and on the bar of the reception.
  • Public recognition at the podium during the event.
  • Name/Logo recognition on all web and print materials.
  • Recognition on the event website as the Platinum/Reception Sponsor for a period of nine months following the event.
  • Recognition as a Platinum/Reception Sponsor with a full-page ad in the event program.
  • Four complimentary tickets with premier seating to the Spirit Awards dinner.*
  • Invitation for five to the President’s Christmas Party.

Gold/Valet Sponsor—$5,000

  • Your name/logo prominently displayed on all promotional items as the Gold/Valet Sponsor.
  • Your name/logo prominently displayed on signage at the dinner and in the Valet Parking area.
  • Recognition on the event website as a Gold Sponsor for a period of six months following the event.
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor with a half-page ad in the event program.
  • Two tickets to the awards dinner.*
  • Invitation for 2 to the President’s Christmas Party.

Silver Sponsor—$2,500

  • Your name/logo prominently displayed on all promotional items.
    • Recognition on the event website as a Silver Sponsor for a period of three months following the event.
    • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor with a half-page ad in the event program.
  • Two tickets to the awards dinner.*

Bronze Sponsor—$1,000

  • Your name/logo prominently displayed on promotional items.
    • Recognition on the event website as a Bronze Sponsor for a period of three months following the event.
    • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor with a half-page ad in the event program.
  • One ticket to the awards dinner.*

Table Sponsor—$500

  • Your name/logo on YOUR table at the awards dinner.
  • One line listing in the event program as a Table Sponsor.
  • Eight tickets to the awards dinner.*

* Unused tickets may be designated for current students

 

Advertisement Opportunities

 

Full Page Ad in event program— $500

  • Included in sponsorship benefits for Official VIP, Grand, Platinum/Reception Sponsors.
  • Finished ad size: 4.5” by 7.5”

Half Page Ad—$350

  • Included in sponsorship benefits for Elite, Gold/Valet, Silver, Bronze Sponsors.
  • Finished ad size: 4.5” by 3.75”

Ads are in color
Ad formatting: .pdf, .jpg, or ESP    

Purchase Advertising

Deadline: ALL SPONSORSHIPS AND ADS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 24, 2017. After the due date, a generic formatted ad will be used with sponsor or company name.