Sponsoring
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CSSM would like to thank our newest sponsor, the Celtic Croft http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com for it’s financial support and valuable benefit it is providing our followers and members. Celtic Croft has added us to their Clans, Bands, and Associations Affiliate Program http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/clan-affiliations.html. When ordering provide CSSM for a 5% discount. CSSM Members have a members only code that will provide a 10% discount. If you are a member and have not received the email with the members only code, please contact president@cssm.org.

Carla A. Jackson
President,
Celtic Society of Southern Maryland
Seven Celtic Nations,
12 Months of Celebration


The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland (CSSM) would like to invite you to join us as a Sponsor at the Annual Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering. Each year, the organizers coordinate traditional games, music, dance, arts, crafts and culinary delights of the Celtic tradition for the greater Washington / Baltimore area. The Festival has now grown to be one of the largest Celtic Festivals and Highland Games in the Mid-East region. If you are unfamiliar with the Festival please go to our gallery or view a short documentary video that discusses the historical and cultural aspects of the Festival.

All sponsors receive tickets to the festival, are recognized in the festival program and the Society website, www.cssm.org. The various sponsorship levels are detailed on the following pages. In kind contributions can also serve as a vehicle for sponsorship. Equipment and service providers can support the festival and will be recognized to the extent equivalent to the financial value in our Sponsor categories.

The Festival is one of the largest single day events in Southern Maryland, drawing crowds of over 10,000 to the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, MD. Year after year, the attendees include not only a huge representation of local individuals and businesses from our community, but a great many consumers from the entire Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the festival draws press from across the region and is an excellent chance to show your support for the community and its role within the larger DC/Maryland/Virginia area. An individual sponsorship donation enables you to support this popular celebration for the people of Southern Maryland, while gaining exposure and recognition for your business. As a non-profit educational corporation, all donations to the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival are tax-deductible.

We are also interested in developing Annual Corporate Sponsors. As an Annual Corporate Sponsor, the company would be recognized on all event advertisements, press releases, and functions CSSM offers throughout the year, as well as prominently posted on the Society website. In addition to presenting the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering each year, throughout the year we offer workshops, concerts and other educational events to promote the Celtic culture through music, dance, storytelling, and more. All of our events have won constant community appreciation, but none would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Your company’s Sponsorship can do so much to ensure continuity in these events.

Please contact the Sponsorship Committee – Carla Jackson, Sarah Brenzo, Christine Stanley, or Paula Davis (Festival) for more information about these and other options and to discuss how CSSM can benefit your employees and customers along with your brand in the community. We have attached the sponsorship benefit details and contract. Thank you for your support and interest in this Southern Maryland tradition.

Sincerely,

Carla Jackson

president@cssm.org
301-863-6456

Sarah Brenzo

caeg@cssm.org
301-904-7303

Christine Stanley

301-866-1485
 

Paula Davis

vendors@cssm.org
 

 

Festival Sponsorships

Premier

$ 10,000+

Gold

$ 5,000+

Silver

$ 2,5000+

Bronze

$ 1,0000+

Other / In Kind

$ 500+

Festival Booth

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Logo inclusion on all Advertising

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Named Stage or Field

. – Your Choice!

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Stage / Field Announcements

Every 2 hours

Every 4 hours

On-site Logo

Multiple

Multiple

At Entrance

At Entrance

Equal to contribution

Program Advertising

Full page color back cover

Full page black & white

½ page

½ page

¼ page

Web Banner

10K Impressions

5K Impressions

2.5K Impressions

1K Impressions

Equal to contribution

Complementary VIP Tickets

25

15

8

4

2

Sponsor Application Form

Premier Sponsor ($10,000 + contribution)

  • Full page color ad on back cover of program: Your business/organization name will be in front of each of the 12,000+ patrons that walk through our gates.
  • Free Festival Booth: Display your goals/mission/wares for the entire day. All booth guidelines apply.
  • Festival entertainment area named for your company’s contribution: The crowd at “your” stage or field will hear at the beginning of each performance, “Welcome to the (ABC Corporate) stage/field.”
  • Logo inclusion in Festival ads, related collateral and press releases: Your logo will be included with the Celtic Festival’s ads, press releases and all other print material around Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
  • Corporate posting placed throughout the Festival grounds: Your business/organization’s name will be posted at high traffic areas throughout the multiple acres of Festival grounds for 12,000+ patrons to view for the duration of the Festival.
  • Sponsoring organization announced throughout the day by each stage system (Announcements once every 2 hours minimum): The Festival stages are the #1 area in which crowds congregate. Relate your business with the great performances throughout the day.
  • Web banner on Southern Maryland Celtic Festival website (10k impressions): Your name and message will be posted on our site within days to be seen by online ticket purchasers, media, and patrons visiting to get the schedule or anyone surfing the site for information.
  • VIP Sponsor Tent for the Festival: This is your own place to relax at the Festival and meet with friends and co-workers. Hosted Tent with food and beverages supplied.
  • Up to 25 complimentary VIP tickets to the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival: Relax & create great memories with family, friends and/or staff.

Gold Sponsor ($5000 + contribution)

  • Full page program book ad: Your business/organization name will be in front of each of the 12,000+ patrons that walk through our gates.
  • One Festival entertainment stage named for your company’s contribution: The crowd at “your” stage will hear at the beginning of each performance, “Welcome to the (ABC Corporate) stage.”
  • Corporate posting placed in specified areas on the Festival grounds: Your business/organization’s name will be posted at the main entrance AND your named stage for 12,000+ patrons to view for the duration of the Festival.
  • Sponsoring organization announced throughout the day by each stage system (Announcements once every 5 hours): The Festival stages are the #1 area in which crowds congregate. Relate your business with the great performances throughout the day.
  • Logo included on Celtic Festival website (5K impressions): Your name/logo will be posted on our site within days to be seen by online ticket purchasers, media, and patrons visiting to get the schedule or anyone surfing the site for information.
  • VIP Sponsor Tent for the Festival: This is your own place to relax at the Festival and meet with friends and co-workers. Hosted Tent with food and beverages supplied.
  • Up to 15 complimentary VIP tickets to the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival: Relax & create great memories with family, friends and/or staff.

Silver Sponsor ($2500 contribution)

  • Half page program book ad: Your business/organization name will be in front of each of the 12,000+ patrons that walk through our gates.
  • Corporate posting placed in specified areas on the Festival grounds: Your business/organization’s name will be posted at the main entrance gate for 12,000+ patrons to view for the duration of the Festival.
  • Logo included on Celtic Festival website (2.5K impressions): Your name/logo will be posted on our site within days to be seen by online ticket purchasers, media, and patrons visiting to get the schedule or anyone surfing the site for information.
  • VIP Sponsor Tent for the Festival: This is your own place to relax at the Festival and meet with friends and co-workers. Hosted Tent with food and beverages supplied.
  • Up to 8 complimentary VIP tickets to the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival: Relax & create great memories with family, friends and/or co-workers.

Bronze Sponsor ($1000+ contribution)

  • Half page program book ad: Your name will be in front of each of the 12,000+ patrons that walk through our gates.
  • Logo included on Celtic Festival website (1k impressions): Your name/logo will be posted on our site within days to be seen by online ticket purchasers, media, and patrons visiting to get the schedule or anyone surfing the site for information.
  • VIP Sponsor Tent for Festival day: This is your own place to relax at the Festival and meet with friends and co-workers. Hosted Tent with food and beverages supplied.
  • Up to 4 complimentary VIP tickets to the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival: Relax & create great memories with family, friends and/or co-workers.

In Kind Support

The festival is in need of specific equipment and services. An in kind contribution will be recognized to the extent equivalent to the financial value in our sponsor categories.

  • Accommodations
  • Power generators
  • Ground equipment (gators, trailors, etc)
  • Stage and sound equipment

Awards ($150 – $1000)

  • Contribution announcement at award presentation and throughout the day
  • Logo included on Southern Maryland Celtic Festival website (impressions equal to donation amount)
  • Recognition and photograph of winner and sponsor representative on website and in press releases submitted after the event.

Award categories include (but are not limited to):

  • Piping and Drumming
  • Highland Athletics (Male and Female)
  • Highland Dance Competition (various levels of award)
  • Southern Maryland Scottish Fiddling Competition and Workshop
  • Celtic Harp Competition and Workshop
  • Children’s Highland Games
  • Storytelling
  • Genealogy Seminar
  • Living History encampments and battle

Field Banners ($300)

  • 3 x 8 corporate banner displayed at the athletic or parade fields.

Friend of Festival ($150 contribution)

Our Friend of the Festival package provides a day of VIP status at the Festival. Check out the benefits! For a contribution of $150 you and a guest can enjoy special privileges:

  • Name listing in Festival Program Book and website
  • 2 Complimentary VIP tickets for the Celtic Festival
  • Hospitality privileges at the hosted VIP Sponsor Tent

Celtic Festival Shirt or pin

SPONSORSHIP AT OTHER CSSM EVENTS
Many Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the year which include advertising in various concert and dinner programs, website advertisement on www.cssm.org and recognition during events. Please contact us to determine what the right sponsorship package is for you.