Celebrating Hope Gala Committee Opportunity - Sponsorship Committee Member

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Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Volunteer Opportunity, Sponsorship Committee Auction Chair

Volunteer Job Description: Sponsorship Committee, Celebrating Hope

Location: Fairfield County

Division/Department: Development / Special Events

Reports to: Tori Vigorito, Events Director

Event Specifics: Celebrating Hope is about creating an evening to inspire people to believe, hope, and help make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. We are poised and ready to take our 5 th year to the next level.

The silent and live auction contributed over $50,000 to overall event growth last year. This year we want to refine the way we solicit items and introduce a new electronic bidding system.

General Committee Meetings: TBD - based on discussion with co-chairs and 2017 confirmed committee members

Planning timeframe: December - June 2017 (Event Date Friday, May 5th)

Objective: Work with the sponsorship committee and within the community to secure sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsorship Committee Role Opportunities

General Sponsorship Committee

  • Participate in committee meetings/ conferences calls for planning and coordination and to review Sponsorship Program activity
  • Assist in developing a working list of potential new sponsors in the community (Businesses and Individuals)
  • Present sponsorship opportunities to your assigned list of sponsors and follow up with your contacts
  • Maintain on-going relationships your sponsor contacts
  • Help create ideas for how to continually support our sponsors through marketing efforts and the night of the event

Sponsorship Relationship Manager

  • Document information pertaining to sponsors (Details are written on sponsor form)
  • Maintain on-going relationships with sponsors to ensure their understanding of marketing efforts
  • Ensure all sponsor receive appropriate marketing benefits (Ad for program book, Name as it should appear on collateral (save the date, invitation, program, etc) Guest(s) names for tickets
  • Review creative elements (save the date, invitation, moffly ad, the program, etc) to ensure all sponsors are accurately represented in material)
  • Thank sponsors after the benefit (Phone call, email and/or hand written note)

Past Sponsor Manager

  • Work in partnership with Tori Vigorito to follow up with an assigned list of past sponsors (Number of past sponsors can be decided based on your schedule and interest)
  • Phone call and email to past sponsor assignment in early December (Scripts provided)
  • One to two in person visits to drop off material identified by Chair - one for the holidays and one in late January

New Sponsor Lead Generator

  • Research in the community to identify prospects.


  • Experience with project management (Ability to lead and delegate)
  • Knowledge of Fairfield County


  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Organized / Attention to timeline and details
  • Ability to collaborate
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Knowledge of the community for recruitment of potential sponsors
  • Sales experience or being a member of the business committee can be helpful
  • Comfort asking for large sums of money
  • Must have the ability to lead and motivate; as well as excellent organizational skills


  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

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