Greetings Partners in Mental Health:
I hope this letter finds you in good health as we all continue to face the challenges set by COVID-19. It’s been a difficult year for us all; many of us have lost loved ones, others are missing contact with friends and family. This year will be remembered by major changes in our lives.
The Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health Planning Committee met to consider our options for presenting a meaningful event. Even threat of snow and ice, and a pandemic could not stop the Legislative Breakfast after 43 years! 2020 has shown us many critical issues that impact our lives. We need to come together, continuing our advocacy for the people and families impacted by mental illness. We need to strengthen our political capital by maintaining and rebuilding the safety nets of our communities. Therefore, we could not cancel. We decided to reinvent the Breakfast virtually. We hope this will allow us to increase attendance across North Carolina, offer a speaker of national renown, increase participation from legislators in the farthest regions of our state, and demonstrate an overall sense of camaraderie and resilience with the populations we serve.
This year’s event will take place online, Saturday, January 30, 2021, 9:00 to 11:30am. The theme fits a multitude of narratives important to us all:
A Perfect Storm:
Pandemic, Racial Inequity and Social Injustice – Impacts on Mental Health
An Urgent Call to Action for Comprehensive Mental Health Care
The opportunity to reach many more individuals and lawmakers is exciting for all of us. Sponsor perks will be somewhat different than in years past since everything will be offered on a virtual platform. We know you financially support the event, not to see your logo on promotional materials, but to emphasize the importance of improving mental health services across our state. You have told us that it’s more important for your business to be part of the bigger message, and we ask that you continue that support today by being an event sponsor. Your sponsorship, as always will continue to support scholarships to make this event accessible to all.
Your support will make a difference in our ability to educate and inform our legislators, the community and people living with mental illness. Please let me know by December 15th if you plan to be a sponsor this year so you can be included in all advertising opportunities.
On behalf of the Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health, thank you for considering a sponsorship. Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to talking with you, soon.
Jenny Gadd, LCSW
Lead Co-Chair Planning Committee
43rd Legislative Breakfast on Mental Health
2021 Sponsorship Levels
Title Sponsor $4000 (sold out)
The Title Sponsor will have their logo featured throughout the event, including on the webinar platform during the event. This level includes a featured ad in the Digital Event Bag, an adverting email to our mailing list, agency logo included in the concluding email of the event, live logo on our website, and agency profile page. This level also includes 12 tickets to the event, and 10 tickets to the VIP Orange Juice Reception.
Platinum Sponsor $3000 (1 sponsor)
The Platinum Sponsor will host our VIP Orange Juice Reception that happens 8:00am-8:45am via Zoom, before the event. This reception is for sponsors, speakers, and elected officials. Your agency can host this portion of the event and have your logo featured on the Zoom platform. This level includes, a featured ad in the Digital Event Bag, an adverting email to our mailing list, agency logo included in the concluding email of the event, live logo, and agency profile page. This level also includes 10 tickets to the event, and 10 tickets to the VIP Orange Juice Reception.
Gold Sponsor $2000 (limited number available)
The Gold Sponsor will have a larger featured ad in the Digital Event Bag. This level includes an adverting email to our mailing list, agency logo included in the final email of the event, live logo on our website, and agency profile page. This level also includes 10 tickets to the event, and 8 tickets to the VIP Orange Juice Reception.
Silver Sponsor $1,250
The Sliver Sponsor can create an advertising email to be sent to our mailing list. Your agency could feature a new program or service, upcoming conference, or mental health campaign. This level includes a live logo on our website and agency profile page. This level also includes 8 tickets to the event, and 6 tickets to the VIP Orange Juice Reception.
Bronze Sponsor $1,000
The Bronze Sponsor will have their logo included on the final email to the audience. This level will include an ad in the Digital event bag, live logo on our website, and agency profile. This level also includes 6 tickets to the event and 4 tickets to the VIP Orange Juice Reception.
The Advocate Level Sponsor will be able to create an offer to be listed in the Digital Event Bag. Offers can be created as a download, video, silent auction, discount, give-away, or other offer depending how you would like to interact with attendees. Your offer in the Digital Event Bag can gather contact information and engage the attendees. Attendees will receive emails prompting them to visit their bag which will be available to them for a limited time before, during and after the event. After the event you will receive reports about your offer’s performance. This level includes a live logo on our website and an agency profile. Also included with this level are 4 tickets to the event and 3 tickets to the VIP Orange Juice Reception. Click here to see how the Digital Event Bag works.
The Supporter Level will have a live logo on the side bar of our website. This level also includes an agency profile. This level also includes 3 tickets to the event and 2 tickets to the VIP OJ reception.
The Friend Level will receive 1 ticket to the Orange Juice Reception and 2 tickets to the event. This level will also include an agency profile page.
The Exhibitors will get an agency profile on our web page and 1 ticket to the event.