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The 25th Annual Desert Museum Gala - Anniversaries in Bloom, celebrating treasured legacies and a flourishing future

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities

The Desert Gala offers you and your business a unique marketing and recognition opportunity. Receive public acknowledgment in front of prominent Tucsonans: businesspeople, philanthropists, retirees, policy makers, and more. Be recognized – before, during, and after the event – for supporting your Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. And have a wonderful time while entertaining your clients, employees, family, and friends.

Full Package and Commitment Form (PDF)

Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

As a sponsor, your business name will be listed (and, where possible your website linked):
  • 2019 Desert Gala program (distributed to 550 attendees)
  • Desert Museum e-newsletter (distributed to 26,000 households)
  • DesertMuseum.org website (1.3 million unique visitors/year)
  • Museum social media feeds:
    • Facebook (94,000 friends)
    • Instagram (16,000 followers)
    • Twitter (4,000 followers)
  • 2019 annual report
  • Post-event “thank you” ad in the Arizona Star newspaper
As a sponsor, you will also receive other benefits, including:
  • Rights to use the Desert Museum’s logo in your marketing and public relations
  • Opportunity for your employees to volunteer at the event

Sponsorship Levels

Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion Sponsor — $25,000; only 1 available
Marketing and Recognition
  • Top-line recognition in all printed materials
  • Full-page advertisement in Desert Gala program
  • Recognition from the podium during the live auction
  • Opportunity to address the audience (optional)
  • Opportunity to distribute your promotional brand swag at the event (optional)
  • Signage at the Auction Entrances
Event Hospitality
  • 20 complimentary Gala tickets
Additional Benefits
  • Opportunity to have a Museum expert at your Gala table
  • Complimentary Desert Museum presentation at your workplace (post-gala)
  • Use of facility for private event (post-gala)
Saguaros at sunset
Saguaro Sponsor — $10,000; only 3 available
Marketing and Recognition
  • Prominent recognition in printed materials
  • Half-page advertisement in Desert Gala program
  • Recognition from the podium during the live auction
  • Opportunity to distribute your promotional brand swag at the event (optional)
  • Signage at the Auction Entrances
Event Hospitality
  • 10 complimentary Gala tickets
Additional Benefits
  • Opportunity to have a Museum expert at your Gala table
  • Complimentary Desert Museum presentation at your workplace (post-gala)
Ringtail
Ringtail Sponsor — $5,000; only 6 available
Marketing and Recognition
  • Prominent recognition in printed materials
  • Recognition in Desert Gala program
  • Quarter-page advertisement in Desert Gala program
  • Recognition from the podium during the live auction
Event Hospitality
  • 6 complimentary Gala tickets
Additional Benefits
  • Opportunity to have a Museum expert at your Gala table
Mesquite
Mesquite Sponsor — $2,500; only 10 available
Marketing and Recognition
  • Prominent recognition in printed materials
  • 2019 Desert Gala program recognition (distributed to 550 attendees)
  • Recognition in the Desert Museum e-newsletter
Event Hospitality
  • 2 complimentary Gala tickets
Guests at Gala
Table Ambassador — $2,500; 30 available
Support the Gala and be an active, visible participant in supporting the Museum!
As a table ambassador, you will have a reserved table – with 10 complimentary Gala tickets – in a prime event location.
As a table ambassador, your name will be listed:
  • 2019 Desert Gala program (distributed to 550 attendees)
  • Desert Museum e-newsletter (distributed to 26,000 households)
  • DesertMuseum.org website (1.3 million unique visitors/year)
  • 2019 annual report
As a table ambassador, you will also have the opportunity to have a Museum expert at your Gala table.

Gala Underwriting Opportunities

Owl in saguaro
As an underwriter, your business name will be listed (and, where possible your website linked):
  • 2019 Desert Gala program (distributed to 550 attendees)
  • Desert Museum e-newsletter (distributed to 26,000 households)
  • DesertMuseum.org website (1.3 million unique visitors/year)
  • Museum social media feeds:
    • Facebook (94,000 friends)
    • Instagram (16,000 followers)
    • Twitter (4,000 followers)
  • 2019 annual report
  • Post-event “thank you” ad in the Arizona Star newspaper
As an underwriter, you will also receive other benefits, including:
  • Right to use the Desert Museum’s logo in your marketing and public relations
  • Opportunity for your employees to volunteer at the event
Printing | $20,000
  • 10 Gala tickets
  • Recognition in the Desert Gala Program
Silent Auction | $15,000
  • 6 Gala tickets
  • Item bid signage
Entertainment | $10,000
  • 6 Gala tickets
  • Recognition on entertainment signage
Photography | $7,500
  • 4 Gala tickets
  • Recognition on signage on photo booth
Table Wine | $5,000
  • 4 Gala tickets
  • Recognition on tabletop signage
Beverage | $5,000
  • 4 Gala tickets
  • Recognition on cash bar signage
Décor | $5,000 (two available)
  • 2 Gala tickets
  • Recognition on tabletop signage
Valet | $2,500
  • 2 Gala tickets
  • Recognition on valet signage
Animal Encounters | $2,500 (four available)
  • 2 Gala tickets
  • Recognition on animal encounters signage
Tables set for Gala

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For additional information contact Dave Eshbaugh, Director of Philanthropy, 520-883-3039, deshbaugh@desertmuseum.org