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Sponsor the Indianapolis Prize

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Indianapolis Prize is an initiative created by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. to share the importance of animal conservation by recognizing individual conservationists who are saving species from extinction.

What initially began as a simple quest, a mission driven idea 12 years ago, the Prize is now internationally renowned and recognized as the world's largest award given for animal conservation. Your support enables us to continue the important work that can reverse the path to extinction for thousands of species in the next decade.

The generosity of our partners, sponsors and the Indianapolis community is the driving force behind the success of this award. With your sponsorship we strive to offer a unique opportunity to focus the public's attention on the conservation of animals and their natural environments. By sponsoring the Indianapolis Prize, you and your organization are supporting the global cause and the mission of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc., to advance animal conservation.

Indianapolis Prize sponsors are recognized in a number of ways, including increased visibility on our website, annual report, printed materials and acknowledgement at the Indianapolis Prize Gala. Each sponsorship level includes its own set of benefits.

​Gold Sponsor ─ $10,000

Sponsorship includes:

  • ​A​ table with seating for eight (8) guests at the Indianapolis Prize Gala.

  • Invitation for eight (8) guests to attend the VIP Reception. This invitation-only event takes place prior to the Gala and is held in honor of the Winner and Finalists.

  • Logo or name recognition on the Indianapolis Prize Gala signage as a Gold sponsor.

  • Logo or name recognition in the printed program as a Gold sponsor. 

  • Logo or name recognition on program screens while dinner is served.

  • Logo or name recognition on the Indianapolis Prize web page with a link to sponsor website. 

  • Sponsor name recognition in the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.'s Annual Report.

 

Silver Sponsor ─​ $5,000

​Sponsorship includes:

  • ​A table with seating for eight (8) guests at the Indianapolis Prize Gala.

  • Recognition on the Indianapolis Prize web page as a Silver sponsor.

  • Recognition in the printed program as a Silver sponsor.

  • Recognition on program screens while dinner is served.

  • Recognition on the Indianapolis Prize Gala signage.

  • Recognition in the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc.'s Annual Report. 

Other Sponsorship Opportunities ─​ $15,000

Includes Gold sponsorship, outlined above, PLUS additional recognition for one of the following: 

  •  Leadership ForumEmerging leaders learn about the accomplishments of the Prize Winner and how leadership can shape businesses, politics, policy and communities on a local and international scale. Includes: Ten (10) tickets to the event, recognition on Leadership Forum signage and web page plus additional recognition in relevant news releases, Zoo publications and promoted campaigns.

  • Meet a HeroZoo visitors meet Prize Finalists and Winners as they learn how everyone can help save wildlife. Includes: Five (5) Indianapolis Zoo tickets and parking vouchers, recognition on Meet a Hero signage and web page, recognition on 2,000 packs of custom designed conservation hero trading cards handed out at the event, plus additional recognition in relevant news releases, Zoo publications and promoted campaigns.​

  • Lecture Series: The Prize Winner tours local and national colleges to share their story with students, faculty and the public. Includes: Acknowledgement in opening remarks, recognition on Lecture Series signage and web page, and recognition in relevant news releases, Zoo publications and promoted campaigns. (Sponsorship is per lecture. Series sponsorship is available.) 

  • Girls in ScienceThis intimate program provides young girls, ages 10 to 14, with a special opportunity to meet leaders in science and learn about the animals they are protecting. Includes: Acknowledgement in opening remarks, recognition on Girls in Science thank you signage and web page, special thank you from participants and recognition in relevant news releases, Zoo publications and promoted campaigns.

  • "Champions for Our Planet" Gift GuideA compiled list of the current work being done by past and present Prize Finalists and Winners to encourage direct contributions to the organizations funding their research. Includes: Recognition on the back cover of the digital guide, distributed internationally and 2,000 print copies, additional recognition received in relevant news releases, Zoo publications and promoted campaigns. 

  • Custom Sponsorship: To assist in meeting your philanthropic goals, the Indianapolis Prize team will work with you to create a custom sponsorship.

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    If you are interested in learning more about how you can help support the Indianapolis Prize, please contact
    Teri Baker, Indianapolis Prize Program and Event Coordinator at tbaker@indianapolisprize.org or 317-630-2004.

     

    The Indianapolis Prize is the largest individual monetary award given for animal conservation in the world and is one of the ways the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. The Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of each ticket, donation or sponsorship may be eligible for tax deductions.​

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