Sponsors

Your business benefits when you partner with us

While many colleges and universities enjoy the loyalty of their graduates, few can claim the level of loyalty, passion and spirit displayed by FGCU alumni, friends, fans and students. Tapping into the enthusiastic support of our 24,000 alumni is at the core of the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association’s mission to inform, involve and serve.

It is this loyalty that has driven the Alumni Association’s success. And it is that very same trait that has bred success with our corporate partners as well. From savings on auto (GEICO) and health insurance (Mercer), Florida Gulf Coast University ranks among our partners’ top performing programs.

Now you, too, can share in this wealth. By tapping into the power of the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association’s loyal alumni base through sponsorship's of our programs and events, you will receive exposure to thousands of eager, loyal and affluent consumers. With your input, we will create the perfect market fit between your company and the FGCU Alumni Association.

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Let us know how we can partner.

Annual Partner

A large part of the mission of the FGCU Alumni Association is to connect alumni with the University and with one another. We want to connect you with our loyal alumni and student base through these event sponsorship opportunities.

After you review this proposal, we would be happy to meet with you and create your company’s custom sponsorship proposal. With your input, we will create the perfect market fit between your company and the FGCU Alumni Association so you, too, can experience the loyalty of our more than 23,000 alumni.

$5,000 Annual Sponsor Details:

  • Visibility through more than 20 annual events
  • Company logo and link on the FGCU Alumni Association’s
    website, all event listings and emailed invites, the quarterly
    E-Newsletter section, and logo on printed special event flyers
    and event banners
  • Company logo on social media headers and select social
    media posts
  • Two-minute speaking opportunity at special events and the
    ability to distribute marketing materials
  • Free attendance to specific networking events
  • Prominent placement for tent and table set up at all events

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

FGCU Men's Baseball vs. University of Miami (View Sponsorship Details)
Date:  TBD  
Location: Hammond Stadium (14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33912)
Description: Alumni and friends are invited to come out to Hammond Stadium and watch the FGCU Men's Baseball team take on the University of Miami.

Grad Bash (
View Sponsorship Details)
Date: Thursday, May 4 @7PM   
Location: Keys Bar, Gulf Coast Town Center 
Description: Grad Bash celebrates a job well done for graduating seniors. It allows classmates to get together and toast to the great times that they will always remember from FGCU. The event features appetizers, entertainment by in house DJ and graduating seniors will receive an official class souvenir glass. Estimated 750 attendees.

Social Media
Share your company's information, special offers, new products and services, and announcement with the FGCU alumni and community.
- One post a week on each social media platform for four consecutive weeks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn): $500

Website Banner Media Kit
Drive traffic to your website by purchasing banner space on our website. All banner space is sold as a quarterly package.
- Home Page Banner Ad: $300
- Member Benefits Page: $550

Quarterly E-Newsletter
The Alumni Association's quarterly E-newsletter is emailed to more than 18,000 contact who live in Southwest Florida region. Readers include: owners, CEOs and employees at all levels.

- Leaderboard Ad: $200
- Sidebar Ad: $200
- Header Ad: $100
- Content Ad: $100

Purchase Details:
- Payment is billed annually AND must be paid in-full prior to banner being displayed
- Ad design is responsibility of company
- Maximum of 3 banners will be sold per page

Alumni Weekend Grand Sponsor

 

Event: Alumni Weekend 
Date:   February 9-11, 2017   
Location: Florida Gulf Coast University
Description: With almost 10 events scheduled during the weekend, your company will be able to tap into the heart of the Alumni Association. Your logo will be seen by more than 25,000 alumni through pre-marketing materials and prominent signage. This Grand Sponsorship also offers a three- to four-minute speaking opportunity and booth space at the Alumni Tailgate, where you’ll receive maximum exposure to alumni and thousands of Eagle fans. Be ready to join us all weekend, as your company will get two tickets to each event!

$7,000 Grand Sponsor Details:

  • 3 - 4 minute speaking opportunity at the Alumni Tailgate event
  • Prominent logo recognition on Alumni Weekend marketing
    materials
  • Booth space available at the Alumni Tailgate event
  • Two tickets to each Alumni Weekend event
  • Logo recognition on email marketing 25,000 recipients
    (time sensitive)
  • Prominent logo recognition on alumni.fgcu.edu website under “Sponsorships” page as the Grand Sponsor
  • Logo recognition on social media as the Grand Sponsor (8,000+ followers)  

Alumni Weekend Sponsorship Opportunities


ALUMNI WEEKEND (View Video)
Date: February 9-11, 2017
Location: FGCU Campus
Description: Alumni Weekend is an annual celebration that invites all alumni, friends, family, faculty/staff and students home to campus for a weekend of activities and good times.

  Sponsorship's are available for the following events:
Walking Wine Tour (View Sponsorship Details)
Date:  Thursday, February 9, 2017   
Location: FGCU Cohen Center 214 
Description: Alumni will savor a guided, walking tour of campus while enjoying stops offering a variety of appetizers and samples from our Alumni Association Wine. Your company’s logo will get signage recognition at each stop for more than 30 wine tourists to see. Alumni also can capture weekend memories at our Scenic Selfie Spots, where your company’s hashtag will be visible on all social media platforms.


Alumni Awards (View Sponsorship Details)
Date:  Friday, February 10, 2017    
Location: FGCU Cohen Center Ballroom 
Description: As one of Alumni Weekend’s main events, this award ceremony will provide your company with a three- to four-minute speaking opportunity before more than 100 alumni. Electronic and print signage will be provided as the FGCU Alumni Association honors outstanding graduates with its Alumni of Distinction and Soaring Eagle awards.

 
Alumni Avenue Tailgate Party (View Sponsorship Details)
Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017 
Location: Alumni Avenue – In front of Alico Arena 
Description: FGCU basketball is famously known as Dunk City, but its tailgate parties also are big winners, attracting over 4,000 fanatics. The Eagle faithful unite for food, a beer/wine garden, music, games and much more. Your company’s logo is strategically placed in a highly visible location among the festivities..

 
Forever an Eagle Hospitality Suite (View Sponsorship Details)
Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017   
Location: Alico Arena, Hospitality Suite
Description: This exclusive event invites Forever an Eagle members — our Lifetime Sponsors — to the Hospitality Suite atop Alico Arena for cocktails and desserts during the men’s basketball game. This intimate setting affords excellent logo recognition and prominent signage, along with a chance for promotional items to be displayed.
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