Celebrating 50 Years!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Why Sponsor?

In 1971, our founder J. Seward Johnson Sr. of the Johnson & Johnson family, in collaboration with famed inventor Edwin A. Link, had a vision to create an institute to preserve the environment through a scientific understanding of the ocean, and, 50 years later, that is how we continue to view our research.

Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a world-class research organization with a focus on exploring marine environments, studying key species and understanding the connection between humans and the ocean. Located in St. Lucie County, Florida, our 144-acre campus along the Indian River Lagoon employs over 200 scientists, engineers, educators, staff and students. To this day, the Institute actively pursues solution-oriented research that addresses some of the most critical issues affecting coastal zones, oceans and human well-being.

By celebrating and supporting our 50th Anniversary, your organization will become a part of the legacy that has long informed ocean science research and global conservation efforts. Your unique position as a sponsor of our milestone celebration will provide your organization with exposure to a community that so deeply cares about the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

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Ocean Pioneer Presenting $50,000

  • Speaking opportunity at an Ocean Science Lecture Series event
  • VIP reception for up to 20 guests at an Ocean Science Lecture Series event
  • Name an FAU Harbor Branch Scholarship Fund
  • Sponsor Spotlight recognition in the FAU Harbor Branch e-Bulletin
  • Six reserved front row seats for the Ocean Science Lecture Series 2022 season
  • Recognition at various VIP and public events
  • Recognition on 50th Anniversary printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Logo recognition on 50th Anniversary webpage
  • Corporate seat on the Executive Director’s Council
  • Employee engagement event
  • Recognition in the FAU Harbor Branch e-Bulletin
  • Recognition in 50th Anniversary celebration event presentations
  • Opportunity to have table/materials/product at three Ocean Science Lectures
  • Recognition on 50th Anniversary webpage sponsor listing
  • Recognition in sponsor appreciation advertisement in local media
  • One year of membership in FAU Harbor Branch's Corporate Partner Program at the Maritime Partner level
  • Commemorative 50th Anniversary gift
  • Early access invitations to additional events and programming

Ocean Crusader $25,000

  • Recognition at various VIP and public events
  • Recognition on 50th Anniversary printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Logo recognition on 50th Anniversary webpage
  • Corporate seat on the Executive Director’s Council
  • Employee engagement event
  • Recognition in the FAU Harbor Branch e-Bulletin
  • Recognition in 50th Anniversary celebration event presentations
  • Opportunity to have table/materials/product at three Ocean Science Lectures
  • Recognition on 50th Anniversary webpage sponsor listing
  • Recognition in sponsor appreciation advertisement in local media
  • One year of membership in FAU Harbor Branch's Corporate Partner Program at the Maritime Partner level
  • Commemorative 50th Anniversary gift
  • Early access invitations to additional events and programming

Ocean Defender $10,000

  • Recognition in the FAU Harbor Branch e-Bulletin
  • Recognition in 50th Anniversary celebration event presentations
  • Opportunity to have table/materials/product at three Ocean Science Lectures
  • Recognition on 50th Anniversary webpage sponsor listing
  • Recognition in sponsor appreciation advertisement in local media
  • One year of membership in FAU Harbor Branch's Corporate Partner Program at the Maritime Partner level
  • Commemorative 50th Anniversary gift
  • Early access invitations to additional events and programming

Ocean Adventurer $5,000

  • Recognition on 50th Anniversary webpage sponsor listing
  • Recognition in sponsor appreciation advertisement in local media
  • One year of membership in FAU Harbor Branch's Corporate Partner Program at the Maritime Partner level
  • Commemorative 50th Anniversary gift
  • Early access invitations to additional events and programming
  • Opportunity to have table/materials/product at one Ocean Science Lecture

Printable version available here.




photography by Egor Kamelev
 

Contact Amanda Nickeson, executive director of development, at 412.296.1852 or anickeson@fau.edu for additional information.




FAU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and its Tax Identification Number is 59-0917284.

The value of goods and services provided is a good faith estimate of the fair market value of all benefits related to each sponsorship level. Per IRS rules, tax deductions for federal income tax purposes are limited to the excess of money contributed by you over the value of goods or services provided to you.
Consult your tax advisor regarding the charitable deduction involved in this transaction and the manner of reporting and substantiating the gift.

 

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