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United Way of Northwest Louisiana annually hosts the Campaign Kickoff Luncheon in later Summer/early Fall.  The event includes business leaders, community volunteers, pacesetter companies, and city and government officials as United Way commences the new campaign year. More than 250 people attend the event each year.

Last year, through the United Way Workplace Campaign, more than 15,000 individual donors, 600 businesses, and more than 3,000 hours of volunteer service were contributed to our community. More than $2M was raised and 77 programs were supported, changing more than 124,000 lives.

Tickets to the Kickoff Luncheon are $35 each. Tables sponsorships are available for $350 for a table of eight. Other sponsorship levels are available.

2017 Kickoff Luncheon Sept. 21

The 2017 United Way of Northwest Louisiana Campaign Kickoff Luncheon is Thursday, September 21 at Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel. This kicks off the annual campaign and is attended by over 150 companies including Pacesetter companies, CEO’s and staff, volunteers, government officials, nonprofits, and community leaders. Nearly 300 people attend the event each year.

Rod Demery will be our featured speaker. A former homicide detective for the Shreveport Police Department, Mr. Demery solved 99 percent of the 60-plus cases in which he served as lead detective.

When Mr. Demery was three years old, a pair of grave-faced police officers came to his grandmother’s home to tell them his mother had been murdered — stabbed nine times. Later, when Demery was in his 20s, his brother was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

For more than 25 years, he worked to break the cycle of violence that tore his family apart. Today, Mr. Demery continues to be driven to find justice and resolution for the families of murder victims, just like his own. He will share his personal understanding, fortitude and optimism as part of our 2017 Kickoff.

Sponsorship Information

We need your help! United Way seeks support of the event to help defray costs, while adding exposure to your company’s brand.  No program donation dollars are used for events such as this.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Visionary Sponsor Champion Sponsor Samaritan Sponsor Patron Sponsor Table Sponsor
Benefit Description
Logo on 1,000 event invitations* ˙
Logo on 300 event programs Large Medium Small Small
Logo on United Way website ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙
Name Listing on United Way website   ˙
Link to Company Website on United Way Website ˙ ˙
Ad in The Forum News (August 30 Issue)** 1/2 page 1/4 page 1/8 page
Logo on Event Registration Page (Event Brite) ˙
Highlight Company from Podium ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙
Event Signage (on screen) ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙
Social Media Exposure ˙ ˙ ˙
Inclusion in all News Release information ˙ ˙ ˙
Reserved Seating 8 seats 8 seats 8 seats 8 seats 8 seats
Sponsorship credited to company’s campaign total ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙
Company Name on Table Sign ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙
$3,000 $2,000 $1,350 $550 $350

*Must have commitment form and logo by July 24, 2017 to receive this benefit. **Must have commitment form by August 11, 2017. Advertisements can be designed by The Forum News. Artwork deadline is August 15, 2017.

Download the sponsorship form.