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2023 library foundation awards


Join us for the Awards Dinner & Presentation


Tuesday, October 24, 2023
The UIC Dorin Forum
725 West Roosevelt Road at Halsted
Complimentary Valet
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Business Cocktail Attire

Sponsorship and Ticket Levels

Underwriter Sponsor – $100,000

  • Speaking opportunity to welcome attendees and introduce special guests
  • Two tables for 20 guests, with option upon request for 16 guests plus noted guest authors, artists, or librarians
  • Prominent logo on the opening & closing slides of the broadcast
  • Acknowledgement as Underwriter with prominent logo on all relevant event materials, including CPLF event webpage and social media
  • All additional benefits of the Lead level

Lead Sponsor – $50,000

  • Two tables for 20 guests, with option upon request for 16 guests plus noted guest authors, artists, or librarian
  • Prominent logo on the closing slide of the event broadcast
  • Logo recognition on the opening slide of the event broadcast
  • Acknowledgment as Lead Sponsor on all relevant event materials, including CPLF event webpage and social media
  • All additional benefits of the Grand Benefactor level

Grand Benefactor Sponsor – $25,000

  • One table for 10 guests, with option upon request for 8 guests plus a noted guest author, artist, or librarian
  • Logo on closing slide of the event broadcast  
  • Acknowledgment as a Grand Benefactor on all relevant event materials, including CPLF event webpage and social media
  • Opportunity to designate an individual as Dinner Vice-Chair on relevant event materials
  • All additional benefits of the Benefactor level

Benefactor Sponsor – $15,000

  • One table for 10 guests, with option upon request for 8 guests plus a noted guest author, artist, or librarian
  • Logo recognition on closing slide of the event
  • Logo recognition on all relevant event materials, including CPLF webpage and social media
  • All additional benefits of the Patron level

Patron Sponsor – $12,500

  • One table for 10 guests, with option upon request for 8 guests plus a noted guest author, artist, or librarian
  • CPLF branded virtual background
  • Text recognition on closing slide of the event
  • Text recognition on all relevant event materials, including CPLF webpage and social media
  • Access for all to the online Awards broadcast
  • Commemorative Library Foundation Awards tote and books from honorees

Premier Individual Supporter Tickets – $2,500

  • One seat at awards presentation & dinner
  • Text recognition on the event webpage
  • Access for all to the online Awards broadcast
  • Commemorative Library Foundation Awards tote and books from honorees

Individual Supporter Tickets – $1,250

  • One seat at awards presentation & dinner
  • Text recognition on the event webpage
  • Access for all to the online Awards broadcast
  • Commemorative Library Foundation Awards tote bag and books from honorees

If possible, kindly consider check or wire transfer payment for gifts of $5,000+.

Please send payments to:

Chicago Public Library Foundation
200 W. Madison, Fl 3
Chicago, IL 60606

At every level, your contribution powers lifelong learning at Chicago Public Library, helping:
  • Close the academic opportunity gap so that our city’s children and teens can succeed in school and beyond.
  • Activate connection and creativity by providing access to free inspiring talks, workshops and tools to Chicagoans in every neighborhood branch.
  • Bridge the digital divide by equipping everyone with the skills and resources they need to learn and thrive in our increasingly digital world.

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