Apparo’s ConnectivIT Series is a celebration of philanthropy and civic engagement through technology. Your sponsorship of the series enables Apparo to provide local nonprofits technology resources, creating positive social change in your community.

The sponsorship levels and benefits for the 2017 ConnectivIT Series are listed below. Please complete the form at the bottom of this page to become a sponsor.

  • Early Incentive

    Commit to 3 years by September 30, 2016 and receive an extra ticket to the CIO Host Reception for all 3 years for sponsorships of 15K and above and keep your sponsorship cost the same for the next 3 years.

  • ConnectivIT Series Event Dates

    • CIO Host Reception, Thursday, November 3, 2016, Bank of America
    • ConnectivIT Cocktail, Wednesday, Februrary 15, 2017, Duke Energy Vista
    • ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Charlotte Convention Center
      *Limited attendance at all events.
  • Presenting Sponsor

    As the exclusive Presenting Sponsor, you will receive the highest level of sponsorship recognition along with the opportunity to speak during ConnectivIT Series events. Customized benefits are available in addition to the benefits listed below

    • 6 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 8 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 24 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 24 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • Podium time to welcome guests
      • Designated branded lounge
      • Photo booth. Includes logo on signage, and logo on all guest photo take-a-ways
      • Priority seating at the ball
      • Full page color ad in the program
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
    • Recognition as a Community Impact Project sponsor
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Premium Luxury Sponsorship - $40,000:

  • VIP Reception Sponsor

    As the exclusive VIP Reception Sponsor be the first to officially kick off the ConnectivIT Ball with 150 guests, including 

    30+ CIOs at the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ball

    • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 4 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • 16 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017 Podium time to welcome guests at the VIP Reception
      • Welcome signage with logo at the VIP Reception
      • Full page color ad in the program
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
    • Recognition as a Community Impact Project sponsor
  • After-Dinner Reception Sponsor

    As a Lounge Sponsor you will provide an intimate space for guests to mingle and enjoy specialty drinks created by a professional mixologist amid your company’s custom signage.

    • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 4 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • Branding on all signage at the lounge area
      • Priority seating at the ball
      • Full page color ad in the program
      • Opportunity to provide 2-4 volunteers to assist with registration and auction
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation

Luxury Sponsorship - $35,000:

  • Lounge Sponsors (Two Available)

    As a Lounge Sponsor you will provide an intimate space for guests to mingle and enjoy specialty drinks created by a professional mixologist amid your company’s custom signage.

    • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 4 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • Branding on all signage at the lounge area
      • Priority seating at the ball
      • Full page color ad in the program
      • Opportunity to provide 2-4 volunteers to assist with registration and auction
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • Valet Sponsor

    As the exclusive Valet Sponsor you will showcase two of your high performance, luxury automobiles at the event. Both vehicles will be strategically placed for optimal exposure.

    • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 4 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 16 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • Lighting and signage with your company’s logo at the Valet Stand
      • Signage with your company’s logo and automobile details on both vehicles
      • Opportunity to provide a promotional item to guests who use valet parking
      • Priority seating at the ball
      • Full page color ad in the program
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • Auction and Raffle Sponsor

    As the exclusive Auction and Raffle Sponsor you will be a part of the action all night long! Your logo will be displayed throughout the night as guests bid on their favorite auction items and purchase raffle tickets.

    Benefits:

    • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 4 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 16 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • Signage with your company’s logo on the Auction and Raffle areas
      • Company logo as the banner on the mobile auction site
      • Priority seating at the ball
      • Full page color ad in the program
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation

2017 Sponsorship Levels and Benefits:

  • $20,000 Terabyte Sponsorship

    Benefits: 

    • 2 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 2 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 4 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Charlotte Convention Center
    • 16 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • Full page color ad in the program
      • Priority seating at the ball
      • Opportunity to provide 2-4 volunteers to assist with registration and auction
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • $15,000 Gigabyte Sponsorship

    Benefits: 

    • 1 Ticket to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Thursday, November 3, 2016
    • 2 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 2 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Charlotte Convention Center
    • 8 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017
      • ½ Page color ad in the program
      • Opportunity to provide 2-4 volunteers to assist with registration and auction
      • Recognition in various media and advertising as available
    • Company name and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • $10,000 Megabyte Sponsorship

    Benefits:

    • 2 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Cocktail at Duke Energy, Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    • 8 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Charlotte Convention Center
      • ½ Page color ad in the program
      • Opportunity to provide 2-4 volunteers to assist with registration and auction
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company name and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • $7,500 Kilobyte Sponsorship

    Benefits:

    • 4 Tickets to the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Charlotte Convention Center
      • 1/4 Page color ad in the program
      • Opportunity to provide 2-4 volunteers to assist with registration and auction
      • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Company name and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation.

Apparo’s ConnectivIT Series Sponsorship Form

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Upon receipt of signed commitment form, your company will be invoiced via email unless otherwise specified. For credit card payments, please contact Christine Robertson at
704-716-7767 x201 or finance@apparo.org.

By submitting this form we acknowledge that we will be receiving an invoice for the ConnectivIT level we have selected and will pay the invoice by the date marked due.

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ConnectivIT Series of Events Attendance Policy Attendance to events are based on the following:
  1. Date that Apparo receives signed sponsorship commitment form | Registration | Availability (Capacity is limited)
  2. Each ticket admits one person per event.
  3. Photography and video will be utilized throughout the series of events and may be published online and in printed materials.
  4. Payment required prior to attendance

For more information about the 2017 ConnectivIT Series contact:

Aly Lerner, Director of Development, at (704) 716-7767 x226; alerner@apparro.org

Vickie Wixon, Events Manager, at (704) 716-7767 x225; vwixon@apparo.org