Leadership San Ramon Valley continues to thrive and grow because of the financial support from its alumni, community organizations, and local businesses. Tuition alone covers about half of the program expenses. Last year, contributions helped fund facilitators, facility rental, program materials and tuition assistance. As a result, this year we are pleased to be able to provide $2,500 in scholarships to four deserving participants.
We are proud to list the businesses, organizations and friends who generously contributed financial or program support to Leadership San Ramon Valley during the past year:
|ATI Architects & Engineers
Bay Area News Group
Braddock & Logan
Town of Danville
Diablo Black Men’s Group
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Leadership San Ramon Valley Alumni
Leadership San Ramon Valley Board of Directors
|Mary Lou Oliver Alan Ramos
Don & Sharon Ritchey
City of San Ramon
San Ramon Rotary Foundation
San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Shapell Industries of Northern California
Union Bank of California
Wells Fargo Foundation
A company may sponsor by becoming a financial sponsor. A financial sponsor pays a set amount of money in exchange for benefits outlined in a sponsorship agreement. Benefits may include an opportunity to promote the company to the sponsored organization’s membership or audience; an advertisement or mention in official programs, newsletters or press releases; or signage or logos on promotional materials.
In-kind sponsors donate goods or services rather than cash as their sponsorship offering. For example, a local bakery may sponsor participants with coffee and Danish pastries. In this sense, the bakery is not giving a cash contribution, but making a donation of goods instead.
A media sponsor is a company that finances or secures media coverage for the program. For example, a media sponsor may pay for an advertisement in a local paper, or foot the cost of putting up a billboard or filming a television commercial. The advantage of this type of sponsorship is that a sponsor may simultaneously promote his own company by tagging ads with his business logo and verbiage such as, “brought to you by” or “sponsored by” the name of the company.
A business may offer the use of its facilities as a form of sponsorship.