Become A Centennial Sponsor

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Greetings,

Please join us in celebrating 100 years!

In 1921 the citizens of the Sarasota district won their battle for independence from Manatee County to become Florida’s 62nd county. Next year in 2021, the entire Sarasota County community including Sarasota, Venice, North Port, Longboat Key, Osprey, Nokomis, Englewood, Newtown, Miakka, and Laurel will celebrate our 100th birthday. Representatives of local historical organizations have formed the Sarasota County Centennial 2021 organization to plan events and raise awareness regarding this important anniversary.

Due to the pandemic, the Centennial celebration will include several virtual events, the production of several Driving Tour apps covering numerous historical sites throughout the County, a Historic Marker project and more. Several of our Partners are also planning Centennial events. Check our website Calendar for times and dates. We’re also planning to video record some of the events that, prior to the pandemic, were planned for a Kick-Off event at the Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Park. Plans include 1920 re-enactors, an art show, 1920’s cars and circus exhibits. Throughout the Centennial year we’re scheduling events in all corners of the County to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to celebrate, commemorate the historic accomplishments of those who created our county and help plan for the future of our community.

Thanks to people like you, the Sarasota County Centennial will be a historic event to remember. We invite you to be a sponsor of this very important community initiative! Your contribution will help support the entire Centennial effort, including the community events, history programs and a website to share all of the various opportunities for the community to participate. You or your business will be promoted through our marketing efforts online and in print.

Please view our levels of sponsorship below and fill out the Application to secure your sponsorship. Friends of the Sarasota County History Center dba Sarasota County Centennial 2021 is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.*

Your support is critical to celebrating this once in a lifetime milestone!

Sincerely,

Frank A. Cassell
Chair, Centennial Committee

 

Sponsorship Opportunities:*

Presenting ($10,000)
• VIP Recognition in virtual events and the Centennial Driving Tour Project 
• Presentation level recognition in advertisements, banners and website (with link)
• Speaking opportunity at official Centennial Committee events (due to the pandemic the scheduling of pubic events is uncertain)

Platinum ($5,000)
• Featured recognition in virtual events
• Featured recognition in advertisements, banners and website (with link)
• Recognition at official Centennial Committee events (due to the pandemic the scheduling of pubic events is uncertain)

Gold ($2,500)
• Recognition on banners and website (with link)
• Recognition at official Centennial Committee events (due to the pandemic the scheduling of pubic events is uncertain)

Silver ($1,000)
• Recognition on website (with link)
• Recognition at official Centennial Committee events (due to the pandemic the scheduling of pubic events is uncertain)

Bronze ($500)
• Recognition on banners and website (with link)

Individual ($250)
• Recognized on website (with link)

Friend (other amount)
• Recognized on website

Sponsorship Application:*

Please fill out the form below. If paying via Credit Card, use the PayPal button below (you don't need to have a PayPal account).

If you prefer to send a check, please make out to "Sarasota County Centennial 2021" and mail to: SC Centennial 2021, P.O. Box 91, Venice, FL 34284.

To ensure your name appears in event materials please respond by December 1, 2020

If you have any questions, please call Marilyn Gerkin at 941-922-8730

THANK YOU.

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Printable Sponsorship Application

If you prefer to send a check, please download, print and complete the above Application form. Make your check payable to "Sarasota County Centennial 2021" and mail to: SC Centennial 2021, P.O. Box 91, Venice, FL 34284.

THANK YOU!