Become a Corporate Sponsor

Each year, The Richmond Forum depends on the sponsorship of local corporations and businesses to make America’s largest non-profit speaker series possible. Without this financial support, ticket prices would become unaffordable for many of our subscribers. Our corporate sponsors are a critical part of the success of The Forum.

Sponsorship Benefits

Corporate sponsors receive front Orchestra seats for all Forum programs.

Corporate sponsors receive front Orchestra seats for all programs, invitations to special events before and after each program, and recognition in our program books.

Wells Fargo representative and Forum board member Carroll Swenson introduces Ron Howard in April 2017.

Lead Patron: Each season, we have five Lead Patron opportunities.

As a Lead Patron, your organization will receive top sponsor billing in the theater at one of the season’s programs and a representative from your organization will have the honor of introducing the evening’s speaker(s) from stage. In addition, that evening, your guests will help The Forum welcome our speaker(s) to Richmond in a private reception. When security permits, the evening’s Lead Patron representative is also transported by limousine from dinner to the theater with the speaker. The evening’s Lead Patron receives special recognition from stage at the theater, logo recognition on signage throughout the evening, as well as a full-page profile and full-page ad in the evening’s program book.

Lead Patrons receive a minimum of 12 seats in the front Orchestra for all five programs, as well as dinner and dessert reception invitations, a full-page ad in each of the other four program books, a listing on the program book donor page for all five programs, and a logo credit on the Forum’s website.

Director Ron Howard enjoys dinner with guests of Host Patron Hourigan Construction in April 2017.

Host Patron: Each season, we have five Host Patron opportunities.

As a Host Patron, your organization will receive top sponsor billing at our VIP events (receptions and dinner) at one of the season’s programs and a representative from your organization will have the honor of introducing the evening’s speaker(s) at our dinner. In addition, that evening, your guests will help The Forum welcome our speaker(s) to Richmond in a private reception and host the speaker at your dinner table. The evening’s Host Patron also receives special recognition from stage at the theater, logo recognition on signage throughout the evening, and a full-page ad the evening’s program book.

Host Patrons receive a minimum of 8 seats in the front Orchestra, as well as reception and dinner invitations for all five programs and half-page ads in the program books for the other four programs. Host Patrons are listed on the program book donor page for all five programs and receive a logo credit on the Forum’s website.

An in-theater slide displays the producer patrons for the evening.

Producer Patron: Each Forum program is supported by up to four Producer Patrons. That evening, each Producer Patron receives front Orchestra seating, invitations to the dinner and reception for the speaker, recognition from the stage for their sponsorship, logo recognition on signage throughout the evening, and a full-page ad in the program book. For the remaining programs, Producer Patrons receive front Orchestra seating, invitations to two additional dinners and receptions of their choice, a quarter-page ad in each program book, and a logo credit on the Forum’s website.

Sponsor: Sponsors receive front Orchestra seating, invitations to special events for all programs, a quarter-page ad in all five program books, and a listing on the program book donor page for all five programs.

Friend: Friends receive front Orchestra seating, invitations to special events for one programs, and a listing on the program book donor page for all five programs.

For more information, please contact:
Dee Raubenstine
Director of Development & Sponsor Events
dee@richmondforum.org
(804) 729-5091