Sponsorship Opportunities

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 2018 ConnectivIT Series are listed below. To become a sponsor, please complete this form

Early incentive: Commit to 3 years by September 30, 2017 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.

Presenting Sponsorship — $70,000

As the exclusive Presenting Sponsor, you will receive all benefits with prominent brand placement on ConnectivIT Series collateral including the ConnectivIT Ball invitation, save-the-date, program, Apparo’s website. At the ball you will receive recognition throughout the evening including podium time with welcoming remarks.

Benefits:

  • 6 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 8 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 24 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 24 Tickets (3 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    • Podium time to welcome more than 600 guests at the opening program of the 2018 ConnectivIT Ball
    • Designated branded lounge
    • Photo booth sponsorship.  Includes logo on signage, and logo on all guest photo take-a-ways
    • Full page color ad in the program
    • Opportunity to donate items for the raffle or drawing and/or collateral materials to all guests
    • Recognition in various media and advertisements
    • Recognition in various media and advertisements
  • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • A Community Impact Project for which your company will be recognized as the sole sponsor. Benefits include:
    • Ability to have a team volunteer(s) on the project
    • Branding on all project marketing materials
    • Logo on the Apparo website with a project feature
    • Recognition in Apparo’s corporate and nonprofit newsletters as a project sponsor
    • Recognition in Apparo’s ConnectivIT Ball program as a project sponsor
    • Potential to be recognized at the ConnectivIT Ball in a filmed interview about your project


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 nearly 200 guests at the VIP Reception. Immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball, the VIP Reception is held at the Charlotte Convention Center and is attended by Apparo’s 30+ CIO Hosts, Apparo Board of Directors, and representatives from each of our sponsoring companies at $15k or above. 

Benefits:

  • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 4 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the May 12, 2018 – Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    • Podium time to welcome 200 guests at the exclusive VIP Reception (2 minutes)
    • Welcome signage with logo at the VIP Reception (including napkins)
    • Full page color ad in the program
    • Opportunity to donate items for the raffle or drawing and/or collateral materials to all guests
    • Recognition in various media and advertisements
  • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • A Community Impact Project for which your company will be recognized as the sole sponsor. Benefits include:
    • Ability to have a team volunteer(s) on the project
    • Branding on all project marketing materials
    • Logo on the Apparo website with a project feature
    • Recognition in Apparo’s corporate and nonprofit newsletters as a project sponsor
    • Recognition in Apparo’s ConnectivIT Ball program as a project sponsor
    • Potential to be recognized at the ConnectivIT Ball in a filmed interview about your project

After-Dinner Reception Sponsor

As the exclusive After-Dinner Reception Sponsor you will treat your guests and party-goers to a coffee bar and delectable desserts immediately following the evening’s program and dinner. Libations from the resident Mixologist will be served and dancing will continue throughout the night.

Benefits:

  • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 4 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    • Podium time to thank and invite guests to the reception directly after dinner (2 minutes)
    • Branding on all signage at the After-Dinner Reception (including napkins and other areas relating to the theme)
    • Full page color ad in the program
    • Opportunity to donate items for the raffle or drawing and/or collateral materials to all guests
    • Recognition in various media and advertisements
  • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • A Community Impact Project for which your company will be recognized as the sole sponsor. Benefits include:
    • Ability to have a team volunteer(s) on the project
    • Branding on all project marketing materials
    • Logo on the Apparo website with a project feature
    • Recognition in Apparo’s corporate and nonprofit newsletters as a project sponsor
    • Recognition in Apparo’s ConnectivIT Ball program as a project sponsor
    • Potential to be recognized at the ConnectivIT Ball in a filmed interview about your project


Luxury Sponsorships — $35,000

Lounge Sponsorships (2 available)

As a Lounge Sponsor you will provide an intimate space for guests to mingle and enjoy a specialty drink created by a professional mixologist amid your company’s custom signage. In addition to a specialty drink, your guests will have a full-bar available to tend to everyone’s tastes.

Benefits:

  • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 4 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    • Branding on all signage at the Martini Lounge (including napkins and stirrers)
    • 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
  • A Community Impact Project for which your company will be recognized as the sole sponsor. Benefits include:
    • Ability to have a team volunteer(s) on the project
    • Branding on all project marketing materials
    • Logo on the Apparo website with a project feature
    • Recognition in Apparo’s corporate and nonprofit newsletters as a project sponsor
    • Recognition in Apparo’s ConnectivIT Ball program as a project sponsor
    • Potential to be recognized at the ConnectivIT Ball in a filmed interview about your project

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. Over 600 Charlotte attendees will have direct access to view your automobiles.

Benefits:

  • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs
  • 4 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball, Saturday, May 12, 2017 – Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    • 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 (must be pre-approved by Apparo)
    • Full page color ad in the programOpportunity to provide 2-4 volunteers to assist with valet, registration and auction
    • Recognition in various media and advertisements
  • Company logo and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation
  • A Community Impact Project for which your company will be recognized as the sole sponsor. Benefits include:
    • Ability to have a team volunteer(s) on the project
    • Branding on all project marketing materials
    • Logo on the Apparo website with a project feature
    • Recognition in Apparo’s corporate and nonprofit newsletters as a project sponsor
    • Recognition in Apparo’s ConnectivIT Ball program as a project sponsor
    • Potential to be recognized at the ConnectivIT Ball in a filmed interview about your project

Auction and Raffle Sponsor

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

Benefits:

  • 3 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs
  • 4 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 6 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    •  Signage with your company’s logo on the Auction and Raffle areas
    • All guests will view your logo as the banner on the mobile auction site
    • 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
  • A Community Impact Project for which your company will be recognized as the sole sponsor. Benefits include:
    • Ability to have a team volunteer(s) on the project
    • Branding on all project marketing materials
    • Logo on the Apparo website with a project feature
    • Recognition in Apparo’s corporate and nonprofit newsletters as a project sponsor
    • Recognition in Apparo’s ConnectivIT Ball program as a project sponsor
    • Potential to be recognized at the ConnectivIT Ball in a filmed interview about your project


2018 Sponsorship Levels and Benefits:

$20,000 Terabyte Sponsorship

Benefits:

  • 2 Tickets to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 2 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 4 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 16 Tickets (2 Tables) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018 Additional benefits include:
    • 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

$15,000 Gigabyte Sponsorship

Benefits:

  • 1 Ticket to the CIO Host Reception at Bank of America, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – An intimate networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 100, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 2 Tickets to the CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 2 Tickets to the VIP Reception immediately preceding the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Opportunity to mingle with CIOs and IT leaders before the ball with a maximum total attendance of 200 guests. VIP reception is exclusive to only top level sponsors.
  • 8 Tickets (1 Table) to the ConnectivIT Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    • ½ Page color ad in the program
    • Recognition in 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 CIO Cocktail at Duke Energy, Thursday, February 15, 2018 – An exclusive networking event with over 30 CIOs with a maximum total attendance of 150, includes guided introductions with CIOs.
  • 8 Tickets (1 Table) to the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, May 12, 2018. Additional benefits include:
    • ½ Page color ad in the program
    • Recognition in media and advertising as available
  • Company name and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation

$7,500 Kilobyte Sponsorship

Benefits:

  • 4 Tickets (1/2 Table) to the ConnectivIT Ball at the Charlotte Convention Center, Saturday, May 12, 2018.
  • Additional benefits include:
    • 1/4 Page color ad in the program
    • Recognition in media and advertising as available
  • Company name and link on Apparo website, corporate newsletter and ConnectivIT Ball invitation

For more information about the 2018 ConnectivIT Series contact:

Aly Coben, Director of Development, at (704) 716-7767 x226; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vickie Wixon, Events Manager, at (704) 716-7767 x225; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.