Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for considering becoming a sponsor of the Michigan Light Project and our International Year of Light activities. Download our Sponsorship Opportunities flyer here.

General Sponsorship

Cost: $200, $500, $1000
Your company will be recognized on all official promotional material and provided with a written tutorial of the demonstrations that are developed. Recognition will vary with donation level.

What level of general sponsorship is right for me?
These are suggested donation levels, but we are willing to discuss this further with any organization.
$200 – Individual or Start-up Organization
$500 – Small to Mid-size Organization
$1000 – Large Organization
$1000+ – A very enthusiastic supporter of light!

What kind of recognition will each level of general sponsorship be given?
$200 – Listed as a supporter of the Michigan Light Project on print and web material.
$500 – Listed as a supporter of the Michigan Light Project on print and web material. Logo will be included on print material where space allows. Listed on educational materials.
$1000 – Listed as a larger supporter of the Michigan Light Project on print and web material. A larger logo will be included on print material where space allows. Listed on educational materials and extra acknowledgement in promotional materials as a top-level sponsor.

What will general sponsorship money be funding?
General sponsorship funds will be used in a similar fashion to those received from SPIE and OSA educational grants. We will be using the funds to pay for demonstration materials and printing costs for the festivals and schools that we will be at. Sample demonstrations will be listed on the site shortly.

Additional In-kind Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
    We want to create high-quality signage and brochures for our events. We would appreciate the donated time of a graphic designer to make our materials shine.
  • Demonstration Development
    Work with us to develop a demonstration that showcases your technology or ‘brand’ one of our existing ones.

Bonus Opportunity: Individual K-12 School Optics Visit

Do you and your employees want to visit a school and teach about optics? It is a visible way to showcase your interest in the International Year of Light. We will help you do just that. Each visit will cost the amount of consumable activities required plus development time.

FAQs

  • Do you have a W-9?
    Yes. We have a tax identification number assigned to the Optics Society at the University of Michigan.
  • Who should checks be paid out to?
    At this time, all checks should be made out to the “Optics Society at the University of Michigan.” We are using their student organization account at the University of Michigan in order to provide accountability and transparency to our efforts.
  • I don’t want to be a sponsor but I would love to volunteer! How do I do so?
    Check out our ‘Get Involved’ page.
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