Sponsorship Benefits


Underwriter Sponsor – $100,000

• Two premier tables, seating for 16 guests and Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner honoree
• Prime placement of full-page ad in the program book
• Acknowledgement as Underwriter Sponsor on invitation, program, marketing materials, and video
• All benefits of the Lead Sponsor level


Lead Sponsor – $50,000

• Two tables with prime dinner seating for 16 guests with noted guest author
• Full-page ad in the program book
• Acknowledgement as Lead Sponsor on invitation, program, marketing materials, and video
• All benefits of the Grand Benefactor level


Grand Benefactor– $25,000

• One table with prime dinner seating for eight guests with noted guest author
• Half-page ad in the program book
• Acknowledgement as Grand Benefactor in press releases
• Opportunity to have an individual listed as Dinner Vice-Chair on invitation and program book
• Invitation to VIP reception with honorees and authors
• Prominent credit during awards presentation
• All benefits of the Benefactor level


Benefactor – $15,000

• One table with preferred placement for eight guests with noted guest author
• Quarter-page ad in the program book
• Logo on invitations and in the program book
• All benefits of the Patron level


Patron – $12,500

• One table for eight guests with noted guest author
• Recognition in the program book
• Signed books from all honorees and table’s guest author
• Recognition in the Foundation/Library annual partnership 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