Serving as a convention sponsor is a great way to get your company’s name out in front of 6,000+ Mennonites, and to support the work of the broader church. Below we’ve listed some sponsorship options. We are always willing to negotiate how your name is displayed, opportunities to speak and share a little bit about your organization, etc. If you are interested in becoming a convention sponsor, contact Carol Epp: CarolE@MennoniteUSA.org.
- Kansas Bible Company is coming to Phoenix to wow us with their musical stylings. Consider sponsoring their show. $1000.
- On Wednesday evening we are planning a visit to Wet N’ Wild. There are several opportunities for sponsoring special activities at the water park:
– Ice Cream Treats for participants – $1-3 each
– Unlimited drink wristband – $7 each
– Sean Slaughter is performing at the Wave Pool. You can sponsor him and have your company logo up during his set. $1000
- Improv Comedy Night for families – We have a local, Christian improv comedy group who is planning to perform Tuesday night at convention, as a special event. This has been a highlight of past conventions, and has been very well attended. $2000
- We are committed to providing live feeds of many worship services and all of the delegate sessions, so that those you cannot or choose not to attend Phoenix can stay up to date on what is happening. However, using this kind of communication technology is not without cost. Organizations could choose to sponsor:
– The cost of digital converter boxes and internet feeds which make it possible to stream services and delegate sessions. Up to $4000.
– The cost of volunteers (lodging and registration) to serve as “live web chatters” who will engage with those viewing services and sessions at home. One full-time volunteer costs $1100.
Public Witness Opportunities
In 2013, we will be working to provide a whole slate of opportunities for people to learn and engage with issues of immigration, citizenship, anti-racism and more.
- Sponsor a speaker or resource person for one of the 4-hour learning sessions.
– Danny Carroll Rodas Jr. – Danny Carroll R. (Rodas) is the son of a Guatemalan mother and an American father, who himself was the son of Irish immigrants. Danny was raised bilingual and bicultural in Houston, Texas, and he spent many summers of his youth in Guatemala. Before coming to Denver Seminary in the summer of 1996, he was an Old Testament professor for 13 years at an interdenominational seminary in Guatemala City. He continues as adjunct professor there. Since his coming to Denver, Danny has been getting increasingly involved in issues related to Hispanic immigration. He attends an Hispanic church and is involved in an Hispanic ministerial association. The fact that he is comfortable in both Hispanic and Anglo cultures helps Danny bring an irenic spirit and lots of personal experience to the immigration discussion. $2000
- On Friday night, we are inviting all convention attendees to participate in a prayerful walk past sites that represent both suffering and hope. We will end the walk with a time of prayer together and a candlelight vigil in a downtown Phoenix park.
–$500 will cover the cost of renting Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix for the prayer vigil –$300 will help cover the cost of safety vest for prayer walk volunteers –$500 will make it possible to print banners to carry with us on the walk
- You can sponsor two productions of Eastern Mennonite University’s inspiring immigration play, No Roosters in the Desert. The cost to bring the entire cast to convention is $3000.
- On Friday, a traveling choir will make it’s way around Phoenix, stopping at a community center, a local jail and an area nursing home to sing and interact with local residents. Your organization could sponsor this traveling choir. $1000
- Field Trips for Junior Youth and Children’s Conventions – Each year, we set up opportunities for the Junior Youth and Children’s conventions to get off site and experience a variety of local opportunities. There are always costs associated with admissions and transportation. Sponsorship of these trips helps us to keep registration costs down for these groups. Possibilities include:
– A trip to Phoenix’s Arizona Science Center – $1400 for 200 attendees and chaperones
– A trip to the Children’s Museum – $1000 for 100 attendees and chaperones
- Coffee for Exhibit Space – Provide a complimentary drink station for attendees who visit the exhibit hall. Cost: $50/gallon.