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Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Be known as the company that helped cure diabetes. JDRF is happy to work with you to customize a package that includes partnership on any one or more of our local events. Please click here to download our Corporate Partnership Packet.

Walk to Cure Diabetes

There are family-friendly events with big community impact. The chapter hosts three walks annually with more than 8,000 total walkers. Walks include Newport, KY, and Dayton, Ohio, in the fall, and Mason, Ohio, in the spring. #3 Ranking of JDRF combined NKY/Cincinnati walk revenue achievement compared to other nonprofit walk programs in 2011.

Partnership opportunities include:

Overall walk sponsor.
Honorary corporate chair.
Corporate walk team.
In-kind donor.
Walk event sponsor (award reception, kickoff).
Sneaker sales.
Corporate employee fundraising.

About our walk participants:

  • 71 percent would switch brands because the company supports JDRF.*
  • 71 percent would think positively of a company or brand because of its JDRF affiliation.*
  • 45 percent have children living at home.*
  • 55 percent are college graduates.*
  • 62 percent have an income of $50,000 or greater.*
  • 87 percent own a home.*

Cincinnatian of the Year Gala

This is an exclusive opportunity to reach high net-worth individuals and corporations. The Cincinnatian of the Year Gala is held each year in May and attracts approximately 650-950 attendees.

Partnership opportunities include:

Overall gala corporate sponsor.
Table sponsor.
Live/silent auction donor.
Bidpal (electronic auction device) sponsor.
In-kind donor (entertainment, printing, etc.).
After-party sponsor.

Gala facts:

  • #1 Ranking of the Cincinnatian of the Year Gala in the Business Courier’s 2011 and 2012 Book of Lists among nonprofit galas.
  • #2 Ranking of the gala (tied) in the Business Courier’s 2012 Book of Lists among all area nonprofit fundraising events.
  • Average overall fundraising revenue from the gala: $1,008,468*
  • Average total amount of outright gifts made by gala attendees at the event; $389,000*
  • Average gala attendance: 750*

Ride to Cure

This involves loyal, bicycle-riding fitness enthusiasts. The Ride to Cure Diabetes program runs year-round with five destination rides held in various locations across the country from July to November. #2 Ranking of the Southwest Ohio Ride Team in the Business Courier’s 2012 Book of Lists among non-profit ride programs.

Partnership opportunities include:

Overall ride sponsor.
Jersey sponsor.
Ride event sponsor (kickoff, awards, post-ride, etc.).

About our ride participants:

  • 84 percent are inclined to support a JDRF corporate partner.*
  • 94 percent are inclined to switch products/brands because the company supports JDRF.*
  • 97 percent think positively of a product/brand because of its affiliation with JDRF.*
  • 60 percent have an income of at least $50,000.*
  • 76 percent have a college degree.*

*2012 Ride Participants Survey

Party for a Purpose

This is corporate and family networking in the Dayton community. Party for a Purpose is held in Dayton, Ohio ,annually each summer with approximately 225-350 attendees.

Partnership opportunities include:

Overall event corporate sponsor.
Table sponsor.
Live auction donor.
In-kind donor (food and beverage, entertainment, printing, etc.)

Some facts:

  • Average dollars raised annually: $110,000
  • Average attendance: 300

Other partnership opportunities

In addition to the program partnership opportunities detailed above, others include chapter sponsorship of:

  • Young Leadership Council.
  • Educational outreach events.
  • Networking events and research updates.
  • Website and quarterly electronic newsletter.

Custom partnership packages

JDRF is happy to work with you to customize a package that includes partnership on any one or more of these events or programs. To schedule an appointment to review these opportunities, please call 513-793-3223 or 937-439-2873 or email southwestohio@jdrf.org