Friday November Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by alicejenny

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									THE PITTSBURGH WINE OPENER
 Sip Fun Wines, Savor Great Cuisine, and Discover the Marketplace


                          2010
                       Benefiting the
                 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation




               Thursday, September 23rd 2010
                     6:00 pm-9:00 pm



        Sponsorship Proposal
                                                        Western PA Chapter
                                                     810 River Ave Suite 100
                                                       Pittsburgh, PA 15212
                                                             (412) 321.4422
                                                        Fax: (412) 321.9305
                                                                 www.cff.org
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one of the most efficient voluntary health
organizations of its kind and has been recognized by such magazines as Forbes and
SmartMoney for its innovative approach to curing a disease. Since 1955, the mission
of the CF Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control
CF and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The CF Foundation
tirelessly pursues this mission by supporting innovative research dedicated to
discovering and developing new therapies and by funding and accrediting specialized
care centers to treat people with the disease.
Never before in the history of the CF Foundation has the feeling of optimism for
defeating CF been so great. Progress has been made in the fight against this disease
because the CF Foundation has seized every opportunity to support the best minds in
science and to recruit the finest team of caregivers to the CF cause.
By partnering with the CF Foundation, you are investing in the lives of those with CF.
Working together, we can give the children and adults with CF the quality of life and
the future that they deserve.

What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems
of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide).
When the CF Foundation began, few children lived to attend elementary school.
Today, thanks to the efforts of scientists and caregivers supported by the CF
Foundation, the median age of survival for a person with CF is now in the mid-thirties.
In fact, nearly 40 percent of the CF patient population is age 18 and older. A
remarkable improvement – although it is not good enough as we continue to lose at
least one precious life to CF every day.




…The Faces of CF
What Is The Wine Opener?
The Wine Opener is a national wine-tasting series to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation. Held in 15 cities, from San Francisco to Atlanta, The Wine Opener will
reach an audience of thousands nationwide. The Pittsburgh Wine Opener will be a
relaxed, yet lively, evening for more than 400 expected guests.
From wine novices to advanced wine enthusiasts, The Pittsburgh Wine Opener is a
casual and fun evening for all experience levels! Sip Great Wines poured by
international and domestic wineries. Savor Great Cuisine presented at festive tasting
stations, where the area's hottest chefs prepare their specialties just for you .
Discover the Marketplace where local art galleries and gift shops with wine-related
items present displays for your enjoyment. Along with delicious food and wine pairings,
and the sights and sounds of the marketplace, guests will be treated to a large silent
auction highlighting wine, cuisine and gift items, plus live music and entertainment and
several raffle opportunities.

DEMOGRAPHICS
The Pittsburgh Wine Opener targets females and males, between the ages of 25-55.


EVENT EXPOSURE
The event appeals to wine novices looking for a casual and fun environment to taste
wines, as well as to business professionals looking for an evening on the town with
friends and co-workers. Wine connoisseurs also are encouraged to attend. With the
“uptown” caliber of restaurants involved, don’t plan on eating dinner before you attend!
The Pittsburgh Wine Opener is an excellent marketing vehicle for a sponsor targeting a
mass, consumer-based audience with buying power. Sponsor involvement builds brand
awareness, helps you promote goodwill and public relations, gives you the opportunity to
create unique cause-related marketing campaigns, and develops positive community and
employee relations, ultimately driving more traffic into your local establishments. In
fact, two-thirds of Americans report a greater trust in companies that support social
issues and would be likely to switch brands or retailers to one associated with a good
cause, when price and quality are equal.
The Pittsburgh Wine Opener was created by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help
raise funds to support specialized care and vital research to find a control/cure for CF.
TITLE SPONSORSHIP                                                              $10,000
                                                                                ($9,700 tax deductible)

As the title sponsor of The Pittsburgh Wine Opener, your company will receive the following benefits:

   Exclusive naming rights. Event will be promoted as:
       “Company Name” proudly sponsors The Pittsburgh Wine Opener
   Your Company name and logo will be prominently included in event marketing collateral and premium
    promotional materials including:
   Prominent display of corporate name and logo at event
   Full-page acknowledgment in guest tasting journals
   The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will promote company as title sponsor of The Pittsburgh Wine
    Opener in all promotional and media opportunities, as well as on the CFF event webpage
   A “sneak preview” event, orchestrated by the CF Foundation, held at your chosen retail location(s)
    in the month prior to the event. This will drive customers into your establishment, while providing
    an opportunity to promote The Wine Opener. (Optional.)
   Corporate name and logo will be displayed at each local Pittsburgh Wine Opener function, including
    Host parties and other promotional events, pre-event tastings, etc. (banners are sponsor provided).
    Your company name will appear on the CF Foundations event’s web page.
   Exhibitor table provided upon request
   Company will have the opportunity to utilize the official Pittsburgh Wine Opener event logo for
    promotional and advertising campaigns
   Corporate literature and/or product placement in 100 VIP bags
   10 VIP tickets to the event (value of $1,000)
CABERNET SPONSORSHIP                                                            $7,500
                                                                               ($7,260 tax deductible)


As the cabernet sponsor of The Pittsburgh Wine Opener, your company will receive the following
benefits:

   Your Company name and logo will be prominently included in event marketing collateral and premium
    promotional materials including:
   Prominent display of corporate name and logo at event
   Full-page acknowledgment in guest tasting journals
   The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will promote your company as a cabernet sponsor of The Pittsburgh
    Wine Opener in promotional and media opportunities as well as on the CFF event webpage
   A “sneak preview” event, orchestrated by the CF Foundation, held at your chosen Company’s retail
    location(s) in the 6-8 weeks prior to the event. This will drive customers into your establishment,
    while providing an opportunity to promote The Pittsburgh Wine Opener. (Optional.)
   Exhibitor table provided upon request
   Company will have the opportunity to utilize the official Pittsburgh Wine Opener event logo for
    promotional and advertising campaigns
   Corporate literature and/or product placement in 100 VIP bags
   8 VIP tickets to the event (value of $800)
MERLOT SPONSORSHIP                                                        $5,000
                                                                           ($4,850 tax deductible)


As a merlot sponsor of The Pittsburgh Wine Opener, your company will receive the following benefits:

   Your Company name and logo will be included in event marketing collateral:
   Prominent display of corporate name and logo at event
   Full-page acknowledgment in guest tasting journals
   The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will promote your company as a presenting sponsor of The
    Pittsburgh Wine Opener in promotional and media opportunities as well as on the CFF event
    webpage
   A “sneak preview” event, orchestrated by the CF Foundation, held at your chosen Company’s retail
    location(s) in the 6-8 weeks prior to the event. The traffic builder will drive customers into your
    establishment, while providing an opportunity to promote The Pittsburgh Wine Opener. (Optional.)
   Exhibitor table provided upon request.
   Company will have the opportunity to utilize the official Pittsburgh Wine Opener event logo for
    promotional and advertising campaigns
   Corporate literature and/or product placement in 100 VIP bags
   6 VIP tickets to the event (value of $600)
   Merlot sponsorships limited to three (3)
VIP SPONSORSHIP                                                            $3,500
                                                                           ($3,380 tax deductible)


This is an exclusive wine tasting event, held one hour before the main event, for sponsors and for
guests who purchase the $100 VIP ticket. The VIP Sponsorship provides an exclusive opportunity to
present your company’s products and/or services to a captive audience of consumers.
As a VIP Sponsor of The Pittsburgh Wine Opener, your company will receive the following benefits:


   Your company’s name and logo will be included in event marketing collateral
   Prominent display of corporate name and logo at the VIP event
   Exhibitor table provided upon request
   One half-page ad in the Tasting Journal
   4 VIP tickets to the event (value of $400)
   VIP sponsorship will be limited to 5 sponsors
   Your company will have the opportunity to utilize the official The Wine Opener event logo for
    promotional and advertising campaigns.




TASTING GLASS SPONSOR                                                         $3,000
                                                                       ($2,940 tax deductible)

As the tasting glass sponsor of The Pittsburgh Wine Opener, your Company will receive the following
benefits:
 Name and logo placement on all wine tasting glasses

   One half page ad in the Tasting Journal
   Exhibitor table provided upon request
   2 VIP tickets to the event (value of $200)
   Tasting Glass sponsorship will be limited to 3 sponsors
   Your company will have the opportunity to utilize the official The Pittsburgh Wine Opener event
    logo for promotional and advertising campaigns.
    Pinot Noir Sponsor                                           $1,000 ($960 tax deductible)
    One full-page, 7”x10” black and white acknowledgment placed in The Pittsburgh Wine Opener
     program
    Two tickets to The Pittsburgh Wine Opener (value of $120).

    Chardonnay Sponsor                                               $500 ($460 tax deductible)
    One half-page, 4”x5”, black and white acknowledgment placed in The Pittsburgh Wine Opener
     program
    Two tickets to The Pittsburgh Wine Opener (value of $120)

Riesling Sponsor                                                     $250 ($230 tax deductible)
    One quarter-page, 2” x 2 ½”, black and white acknowledgment placed in The Pittsburgh Wine
     Opener program
    One ticket to The Pittsburgh Wine Opener (value of $60)

Zinfandel Sponsor                                                    $150 ($130 tax deductible)
    To be listed in The Pittsburgh Wine Opener program tasting journal and on signage at the event
    One ticket to The Pittsburgh Wine Opener (value of $60)



Your company must provide artwork for acknowledgments.

Acknowledgment Specifications:
Acknowledgments may include a sponsor’s identity (or logo) along with a statement of thanks, support,
or recognition of the CF Foundation’s efforts; or personal messages in keeping with the spirit of the
event, particularly when recognizing a chairperson. All donations/sponsorships given expressly in this
way will be considered tax-deductible as a charitable contribution and, consequently, the CF
Foundation would not be subject to taxes on these revenues.

Acknowledgments cannot include: statements or slogans from a corporation or sponsor which
exclusively promotes a product or service or which contain qualitative or comparative descriptions of a
product or service, price information, an endorsement, or an inducement to purchase or use a product
or service
                                  Letter of Agreement

_________________________________ agrees to become a sponsor for the Western Pennsylvania
Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s, The Pittsburgh Wine Opener.

Enter Sponsorship Level___________________________________________________________________

The total cost for sponsorship: ____________________________________________________

This entitles _____________________________to the benefits listed in the enclosed sponsorship
proposal. All sponsorship fees are due by July 1st and should be made payable to:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Western PA Chapter
Attn: The Pittsburgh Wine Opener
810 River Ave Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

We are very thankful to have this opportunity to work with you and proud to have your sponsorship.
Your participation will ensure that The Pittsburgh Wine Opener will be a huge success. I will be in
touch with you in the next few weeks to discuss the specific details regarding the implementation
of your sponsorship. In the mean time, please review and sign this Letter of Agreement, send the
original back to me and keep a copy for your file.

Sincerely,


Pat Joseph                  Helen Wylie                          Katie Halloran
Director                    2010 Committee Chair                 Sponsorship Chair



Response
This letter correctly sets forth the understanding of our corporate sponsorship.


Accepted by                                                        Company


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