2020 sponsorship opportunities

patient events

our appreciation and thanks

Fuel the future of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and help support programming for patients, families, and communities by joining us in our fight. Click below to learn more about how you can play a major role in our work.

 

KIDNEY CAMP

Ages 7-15
 Summer 2020 - YMCA Camp Duncan

At Kidney Camp, children touched by kidney disease will get an escape from the ordinary. They will enjoy a good, old-fashioned camp experience, have fun, and find adventure. Each morning, your camper will find themselves presented with a wide range of outdoor summer diversions; including swimming and water sports, a high ropes course, archery, hiking, horseback riding, arts and crafts, mountain biking, and much more.  All programming is designed for the special needs of each child, and all activities are supervised by medical professionals familiar with their needs. 

BENEFACTOR    

  • Acknowledgement on social media channels

  • Hand-written thank you card from camper

  • Name listed on event flyers and programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website            

$1,500

YOUTH WITH KIDNEY DISEASE & TRANSPLANTATION 

Children (ages 12 and under):
Fall 2020 - Chicago, IL

Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation (Youth) is a comprehensive seminar geared specifically toward the needs of young adults and children living with kidney disease or who have had a transplant. 

INTERACTIVE EXHIBITOR

  • Exhibit space (two 6’ table, 4 chairs), with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature from exhibitor table

  • An engaging, interactive activity will be provided in the exhibit space. 

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes breakfast, lunch and all participant materials)

  • Name listed on event flyers and programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website

$1,500

EXHIBITOR     

  • Exhibit space (6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature from exhibitor table

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes breakfast, lunch and all participant materials)

  • Name listed on event flyers and programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website     

$1,000

 

youth events

our appreciation and thanks

Fuel the future of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and help support programming for patients, families, and communities by joining us in our fight. Click below to learn more about how you can play a major role in our work.

LIVING WITH KIDNEY DISEASE & TRANSPLANTATION 

English - Chicago
Spanish - Chicago
English Champaign-Urbana

Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation/ Viviendo con Enfermedad Renal y Trasplante is a comprehensive seminar offered five times a year to educate attendees and offer peer support to those affected by kidney disease and transplantation.

EXHIBITOR (one Chicago location)

  • Exhibit space (two 6’ table, 4 chairs), with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature from exhibitor table

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes breakfast, lunch and all participant materials)

  • Name listed on event flyers and programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website

$1,000

EXHIBITOR (Champaign)    

  • Exhibit space (6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature from exhibitor table

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes breakfast, lunch and all participant materials)

  • Name listed on event flyers and programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website     

$500

THE BIG ASK,

THE BIG GIVE

Date and location dependent upon sponsoring transplant center

In collaboration with one local transplant center underwriting each event, this 4-hour training program is designed to help kidney patients find a living donor. Created for kidney patients on the waitlist, family members, friends, and potential living donors, this workshop provides education about living donation and transplant and teaches 7 Key Strategies for finding a living donor, taught in a highly interactive and engaging format. ​

PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • Category exclusivity

  • Sponsor chooses all speakers, food, and location

  • Logo on event flyers and programs

  • Logo with link on NKFI website and all social media

  • Access to participant data

Event costs, usually around $10,000

professional events

our events succeed when you get involved

Commit to supporting to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, and help us connect patients and families to the resources and information they need. Click below to learn more about how you can play a major role in our work.

 

ILLINOIS COUNCIL ON RENAL NUTRITION: SPRING MEETING

Spring 2020
Western Suburbs

The Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition’s [ICRN] Spring Clinical Meeting is an intensive one-day professional development course specifically geared toward renal dietitians, to provide information and education on the most cutting-edge practices and treatment currently available to renal patients. CEUs will be available for the estimated 75 attendees.

EXHIBITOR     

  • Exhibit space (6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to each attendee

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • Name listed on event programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website     

$1,000

INTERDISCIPLINARY

NEPHROLOGY CONFERENCE

Fall 2020
Western Suburbs 

The Interdisciplinary Nephrology Conference is an intensive one-day course geared specifically to the needs of nephrology nurses, dietitians, social workers and technicians. The Interdisciplinary Nephrology Conference provides information to renal professionals on the most cutting-edge practices and treatment currently available to renal patients and creates an opportunity to network and share information with colleagues. CEUs will be available for each discipline. 

GOLD     

  • Exhibit space (6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to each attendee

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • Opportunity to include flyer in participant event bags

  • Name placed on event programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website

$3,000

EXHIBITOR     

  • Exhibit space (6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to each attendee

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • Name listed on event programs

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website   

$2,500

CONTROVERSIES IN NEPHROLOGY:

AN ACADEMIC DEBATE

Spring 2020
Chicago, IL

Controversies in Nephrology is an academic, participatory debate among nephrology fellows representing Chicago’s medical academic centers. Debate topics are chosen based on their relevance and association with the nephrology and transplant fields. This program brings together 100+ nephrologists, transplant surgeons, fellows, residents, and allied health professionals for an evening of networking and education. 

CITYWIDE GRAND ROUNDS

Fall 2020
Maggiano's Little Italy

Citywide Grand Rounds is a program for medical professionals following a Clinical Pathologic Case Presentation model, including audience participation. Submissions for cases can be made by any practice in the Chicago area. This program is expected to bring together approximately 75 nephrologists and transplant professionals for an evening of networking and education.

Gold

$10,000

  • Premier exhibit space (two 6’ table, 4 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to each attendee. 

  • Opportunity to place products and/or literature on each attendees’ seat and/or at each dinner table.

  • Complimentary admission for ten (includes cocktail reception, Grand Rounds presentations and dinner)

  • Listed in all pre and post-event press releases 

  • Name/logo listed on NKFI social media platforms 

  • Logo listed on event flyers, programs, and signage 

  • Logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website 

  • Logo, with website link, listed on pre-event promotional emails 

Silver

$5,000

  • Premier exhibit space (two 6’ tables, 4 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to each attendee

  • Complimentary admission for five (includes cocktail reception, debates and dinner)

  • Logo listed on event flyers and programs

  • Logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • Name, with website link, listed on pre-event promotional emails

Exhibitor

$2,500

  • Exhibit space (one 6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to each attendee

  • Complimentary admission for two (includes cocktail reception, debates and dinner)

  • Name listed on event programs 

  • Name, with website link, listed on NKFI website

signature events

our appreciation and thanks

Join the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois in our fight by helping us create resources and programming for patients and families. Click below to learn more about how you can play a major role in our work.

 

WALK FOR KIDNEYS

Summer 2020
Lake Michigan Lakefront, Chicago

Walk for Kidneys is an annual awareness event and health fair that brings together more than 4,000 participants for a day of kidney health education. Local hospitals, transplant centers, nephrology offices, pharmaceutical companies and other businesses join together to share information with patients and participants. 

Gold

$15,000

  • Category exclusivity

  • Company logo prominently listed on approximately 8,000 flyers, posters, and brochures to be displayed at local transplant centers, dialysis centers and nephrology offices 

  • Company logo prominently listed on approximately 1,000 walk shirts 

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI and event websites

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on pre-event and post-event promotional emails

  • Company listed in all pre and post-event press releases

  • Company promoted on NKFI social media platforms, including logo usage

  • Company logo prominently listed on event signage (created by NKFI)

  • Company banner displayed at event (provided by sponsor)

  • Verbal on-stage recognition at the beginning and end of the walk

  • Opportunity for company representative to speak before the walk 

  • Booth/Corporate team tent (10’x20’) at the start/finish area with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to 4,000+ attendees

  • Six signs with company logo (created by NKFI) posted along walk route

  • Personalized support of the NKFI in developing a corporate walk team and marketing the event 

  • NKFI staff attendance at corporate team kickoff

Silver

$10,000

  • Company logo on approximately 8,000 flyers, posters, and brochures to be displayed at local transplant centers, dialysis centers and nephrology offices 

  • Company logo on approximately 1,000 walk shirts 

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI and event websites

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on pre-event promotional emails

  • Company name/logo listed on NKFI social media platforms

  • Company logo placed on event signage (created by NKFI)

  • Company banner displayed at event (provided by sponsor)

  • Booth/Corporate team tent (10’x20’) at the start/finish area with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to 4,000+ attendees

  • Four signs with company logo (created by NKFI) posted along walk route

  • Personalized support of the NKFI in developing a corporate walk team and marketing the event 

  • NKFI staff attendance at corporate team kickoff

Bronze

$5,000

  • Company name on approximately 8,000 flyers, posters, and brochures to be displayed at local transplant centers, dialysis centers and nephrology offices 

  • Company name listed on approximately 1,000 walk shirts 

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI and event websites

  • Company name, with website link, listed as a sponsor on pre-event promotional emails

  • Booth/Corporate team tent at the health fair (10’x10’ tent, 6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to 4,000+ attendees

  • Personalized support of the NKFI in developing a corporate walk team and marketing the event 

  • NKFI staff attendance at corporate team kickoff

Exhibitor

$2,500

- Company name listed on approximately 1,000 walk shirts 

- Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI and event websites

- Booth at the health fair (10’x10’ tent, 6’ table, 2 chairs) with opportunity to distribute product(s) and/or literature to 4,000+ attendees

- Personalized support of the NKFI in developing a corporate walk team and marketing the event 

- NKFI staff attendance at corporate team kickoff

Supporter

$1,000

  • Company name listed on approximately 1,000 walk shirts 

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI and event websites

  • Personalized support of the NKFI in developing a corporate walk team and marketing the event 

  • NKFI staff attendance at corporate team kickoff

 

NKF KONICA MINOLTA GOLF CLASSIC

September 23, 2020
Cantigny Golf - Wheaton, IL

Each year thousands of golfers from across the country participate in the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, a tournament with more than 30 events across the country, for the chance to qualify for the National Finals at Pebble Beach. Chicago’s event draws nearly 100 golfers primarily from fields related to nephrology and serves as an incredible networking event as well as an exciting and fun competition.

 

Presenting 

$10,000

  • Category exclusivity

  • Entry for two foursomes into the tournament (includes golf fees, lunch and the post-golf Awards Dinner)

  • Four additional tickets to the Awards Dinner 

  • Opportunity to address attendees at the post-golf Awards Dinner and announce tournament winners

  • Opportunity to start on the hole(s) of your choosing

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company sign/banner displayed during registration (provided by sponsor) and at Awards Dinner

  • Company signage on three holes (provided by NKFI)

  • Event states “NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic presented locally by (Company Name)” on all locally produced materials (flyers, electronic save-the-dates, electronic invitations, etc.)

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • Company listed as Local Presenting Sponsor in all pre and post-event press releases

  • Two full-page ads in the event program book

Dinner 

$6,000

  • Category exclusivity

  • Entry for one foursome into the tournament (includes golf fees, lunch and the post-golf Awards Dinner)

  • Opportunity to address attendees at post-golf Awards Dinner

  • Opportunity to place a company product and/or piece of literature in participants’ giveaway packets

  • Six tickets to the Awards Dinner

  • Company sign/banner prominently displayed during Awards Dinner (provided by sponsor)

  • Recognition as Dinner Sponsor on all locally produced materials (flyers, electronic save-the-dates, electronic invitations, etc.)

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • One full-page ad in the event program book

Flag 

$3,500

  • Category exclusivity

  • Company name/logo on all 18 pin flags (provided by NKFI)

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • One half-page ad in the event program book

Giveaway (Golf Polo) 

$3,500

  • Category exclusivity

  • Company logo on event giveaway (Greg Norman golf polo) distributed to each golfer (ordered by the NKFI)

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company sign/banner prominently displayed during registration (provided by sponsor)

  • Recognition as Giveaway Sponsor on all locally produced materials (flyers, electronic save-the-dates, electronic invitations, etc.)

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • One half-page ad in the event program book

Giveaway (Golf Item) 

$3,000

  • Category exclusivity

  • Company logo on secondary event giveaway distributed to each golfer

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company sign/banner prominently displayed during registration (provided by sponsor)

  • Recognition as Giveaway Sponsor on all locally produced materials (flyers, electronic save-the-dates, electronic invitations, etc.)

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • One half-page ad in the event program book

Beverage Cart 

$2,500 

Three available

  • Company logo on beverage carts

  • Company logo on event signage

  • Company logo on beverage napkins

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • Company logo listed in program book

Cart 

$2,000 

  • Category exclusivity

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company name/logo on all golf carts to be used during tournament

  • Company sign/banner displayed during tournament at golf cart staging area (provided by sponsor)

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • Company name listed in program book

Lunch 

$2,000 

  • Category exclusivity 

  • Company sign/banner displayed during lunch at the Halfway House (provided by sponsor)

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • Company name listed in program book

Golf Foursome

$1,200 

  • 18 holes of golf

  • Lunch

  • Beverages at lunch, dinner and on the course

  • Dinner

Hole-In-One

$1,000 

  • Signage at Hole-In-One (provided by NKFI)

  • Opportunity to distribute a company product and/or piece of literature to each participant

  • Company name, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • Company name listed in program book

  • Company must provide prize and/or cover cost of hole-in-one insurance

Exhibitor

$1,000 

  • Opportunity for two representatives to staff a table from which to distribute product(s) and/or literature during the cocktail reception and Awards Dinner

  • Company name, with website link, listed on NKFI website

  • Company name listed in program book

GIFT OF LIFE GALA

October 24, 2019
The Drake, Chicago

Push the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois further along the path to progress by attending the annual Gift of Life Gala. This stylish soiree is a memorable evening of elegance and passion, raising funds to fuel our mission, fun entertainment, and civic spirit.

Presenting

$25,000

  • Category exclusivity

  • Premier placement of three tables of ten (10)

  • Opportunity to place two full page, color ads in the program book

  • Premier placement of company logo on inside back cover of the tribute book

  • Premier placement of company logo on dinner menu cards, placed at each guests’ seat

  • Signage at event highlighting company as presenting sponsor

  • Company acknowledged during the evening program

  • Company profiled in the NKFI quarterly e-newsletter

  • Premier placement of company logo on printed and electronic invitation

  • Company listed as Presenting Sponsor in all pre and post-event press releases

  • Company name/logo listed on NKFI social media platforms

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

Platinum

$15,000

  • Premier placement of two tables of twelve (12)

  • Company profiled in the NKFI quarterly e-newsletter

  • Company listed as sponsor in all pre and post-event press releases

  • Company name/logo listed on NKFI social media platforms

  • Opportunity to place one full page ad in the program book

  • Premier placement of company logo on printed and electronic invitation

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

Gold

$10,000

  • Premier placement of two tables of ten (10)

  • Opportunity to place one half page ad in the program book

  • Premier placement of company logo on printed and electronic invitation

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

Silver

$5,000

  • Reserved seating for one table of ten (10)

  • Company listed in the program book

  • Company name on printed and electronic invitation

  • Company logo, with website link, listed on NKFI website

 

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Ready to sponsor? Get started by completing the form below. Return your completed form to Anna Dudt at adudt@nkfi.org.

If you are mailing a check, please return your completed form and check made out to the order of National Kidney Foundation of Illinois to:

NKFI

attn: Anna Dudt

215 W. Illinois St. 

Ste 1C

Chicago, IL 60654

 
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