Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities

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.

The Spirit Awards and Homecoming bring 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.

We anticipate more than 250 guests to attend the Spirit Awards dinner and more than 3,000 people to participate in Homecoming.

We hope to count on your support as a 2021 sponsor and build a boundless future for our students.

Purchase Sponsorship

Dual Sponsorship Opportunities Spirit Awards & Homecoming

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    Official VIP Sponsor—$20,000

    • 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 and recognized as such with logo on all print materials: newsletters, “Save the Date” card, brochure, 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.
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    Grand Sponsor—$10,000

    • 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 and recognized as such on all print materials: newsletters, “Save the Date” card, brochure, 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.
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    Elite Sponsor—$5,000

    • 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 and recognized as such on all print materials: newsletters, “Save the Date” card, brochure, Event Guide, T-shirts, sponsor signs on campus.
    • Opportunity for corporate display during homecoming.

Spirit Awards Sponsorship Opportunities

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    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 print materials.
    • 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.

    * Unused tickets may be designated for current students

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    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 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.

    * Unused tickets may be designated for current students

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    Silver Sponsor—$2,500

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

    * Unused tickets may be designated for current students

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    Bronze Sponsor—$1,000

    • Your name/logo prominently displayed on promotional items.
      • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor with a half-page ad in the event program.

    * Unused tickets may be designated for current students

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    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

Advertising

Purchase Advertising

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

Deadline: Sponsorships and Advertising

ALL SPONSORSHIPS AND ADS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 20, 2020. After the due date, a generic formatted ad will be used with sponsor or company name. Ads may be submitted electronically. Click here to submit an ad.