Sponsorship Benefits


Presenting Sponsor – $100,000

• Premier dinner seating for 16 (two tables) with opportunity to host honorees at dinner table(s).
• Major Sponsorship credit of all Signature Library Programs at a library location for one year, including recognition and funding for a CyberNavigator (computer tutor), Teacher in the Library (homework helper), Summer Learning Challenge, and Teen & Early Literacy Programs.
• Premier placement of full-page ad in event program book.
• Logo placement in Recognition Ads.
• Identification as Presenting Sponsor on Invitation, Program, Advertising banners, Video and all print materials related to event.
• Credit as Event Vice-Chair on Invitation and Program.
• Personally inscribed books to all guests.
• Invitation to a private reception with honorees and acclaimed authors for you and your guests prior to the Awards Dinner.
• Prominent credit during awards presentation.
• Recognition on Chicago Public Library Foundation website, newsletter and social media outlets.
• Acknowledgement in all press releases and publicity.
• Recognition in the Foundation/Library Annual Report.


Lead Sponsor – $50,000

• Two tables each with premier dinner seating for eight alongside critically acclaimed author.
• Choice placement of full-page ad in event program book.
• Acknowledgement as Lead Sponsor on invitation, program, advertising, publicity, video and all print materials related to event.
• Opportunity to have an individual listed as Dinner Vice-Chair on Invitation and Program.
• Prominent logo placement in recognition ads.
• Recognition on Chicago Public Library Foundation website, newsletter and social media outlets.
• Invitation to a private reception with honorees and acclaimed authors for you and your guests prior to the Awards Dinner.
• Prominent credit during awards presentation.
• Personally inscribed books from all honorees and acclaimed author seated at table given to all guests.
• Prominent recognition in the evening’s printed program.
• Recognition in the Foundation/Library Annual Report.


Grand Benefactor– $25,000

• Half-page ad in event program book.
• Premier seating for eight alongside critically acclaimed author.
• Acknowledgement as Grand Benefactor in press releases and publicity.
• Opportunity to have an individual listed as Dinner Vice Chair.
• Invitation to a private reception with honorees and acclaimed authors prior to the Awards Dinner.
• Prominent recognition in the evening’s printed program.
• Prominent credit during awards presentation.
• Personally inscribed books from all honorees and acclaimed author seated at table given to all guests.
• Recognition in the Foundation/Library Annual Report.
• Recognition on Library Foundation website and social media outlets.


Benefactor – $15,000

• Quarter-page ad in event program book.
• Preferred seating for eight alongside esteemed author.
• Recognition in the evening’s printed program.
• Personally inscribed books from all honorees and acclaimed author seated at table given to all guests.
• Recognition in the Foundation/Library Annual Report.
• Recognition on Library Foundation website and social media outlets.


Patron – $10,000

• Seating for eight alongside esteemed author.
• Recognition in the evening’s printed program.
• Personally inscribed books from all honorees and acclaimed author seated at table given to all guests.
• Recognition in the Foundation/Library Annual Report.
• Recognition on Library Foundation website and social media outlets.


Individual Benefactor – $2,500

• Personally inscribed books from all honorees and acclaimed author
seated at table.
• Seating alongside esteemed author.
• Recognition in the Foundation/Library Annual Report.