Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Information

For more information on sponsoring Corporate Directors Forum’s Director of the Year awards, please contact Christina de Vaca at 858/455.7930, or by email at sponsorships@directorsforum.com.

Download a PDF of the Sponsor Benefits and Sponsor Commitment Form.

Sponsorship Benefits

Host (1) – $20,000:
SOLD! (Marsh & McLennan Companies)

  • Equal Billing on Web & Promotional Email: Prominent placement of sponsor’s name and logo on all Director of the Year promotional emails and on the CDF website
  • Co-Host at the Gala: Sponsor representative will co-host the virtual event
  • Honoree Presenter: One award presenter to be pre-recorded with the honoree and co-presenter to be aired the day of the event
  • Promotional Video: Include a 30-second promotional video to be included in presentation
  • Blanket Sponsor: The host sponsor logo will be on a blanket in the Gala Gift Package going to all attendees
  • Gala Participants: Invite 12 guests to receive their personal Gala Gift Package and join the virtual gala
  • Sponsor Logo: The sponsor logo will be highlighted throughout the gala presentation
  • Sponsor Podcast: A sponsor representative is able to participate in a 15-minute podcast with Kelli McCauley (with raw footage provided to the sponsor).

VIP Reception Host Sponsor (1) – $10,000:
SOLD! (BDO)

  • Recognition on CDF Website: Prominent placement of sponsor’s name and logo on the CDF website
  • Pre-Gala VIP Reception: Host the 30-minute pre-gala VIP virtual reception (participants by invitation only)
  • Honoree Presenter: One award presenter to be pre-recorded with the honoree and co-presenter to be aired the day of the event
  • Promotional Video: Include a 15-second promotional video to be included in presentation
  • Logo on Chocolate: Sponsor logo will be on branded chocolate in the Gala Gift Package going to all attendees
  • Gala Participants: Invite 6 guests to receive their personal Gala Gift Package and join the virtual gala
  • Sponsor Logo: The sponsor will be highlighted as the VIP sponsor in the sponsor loop throughout the presentation
  • Sponsor Podcast: A sponsor representative is able to participate in a 15-minute podcast with Kelli McCauley (with raw footage provided to the sponsor).

Entertainment Sponsor (1) – $10,000:
SOLD! (Haskell & White)

  • Recognition on CDF Website: Prominent placement of sponsor’s name and logo on the CDF website
  • Entertainment Introduction: Special verbal recognition before sponsor participates virtually with Entertainer
  • Honoree Presenter: One award presenter to be pre-recorded with the honoree and co-presenter to be aired the day of the event
  • Promotional Video: Include a 15-second promotional video to be included in presentation
  • Logo on Mini-Champagne: The entertainment sponsor logo will be on a mini champagne bottle in the Gala Gift Package going to all attendees
  • Gala Participants: Invite 6 guests to receive their personal Gala Gift Package and join the virtual gala
  • Sponsor Logo: The sponsor logo will be highlighted during the entertainment presentation and included in the sponsor loop throughout the presentation
  • Sponsor Podcast: A sponsor representative is able to participate in a 15-minute podcast with Kelli McCauley (with raw footage provided to the sponsor)

Presenting Sponsors (2 of 14 remaining) – $6,000:

  • Highlighted on CDF Website: Sponsor’s name and logo will be on the CDF Director of the Year website
  • Honoree Presenter: One award presenter to be pre-recorded with the honoree and co-presenter to be aired the day of the event
  • Gala Gift Package Participation: Sponsor may include 1 small promotional item (provided by sponsor) in the Guest Gala Gift Package that will be shipped prior to the gala (must weigh under 8 ounces)
  • Gala Participants: Invite 6 guests to receive their personal Gala Gift Package and join the virtual gala
  • Sponsor Logo: The sponsor logo will be included in the sponsor loop throughout the presentation

Visibility Sponsor (Price Varies, Inquire with CDF):

  • Highlighted on CDF Website: Sponsor’s name and logo will be on the CDF Director of the Year website
  • Gala Participants: Invite guests to receive their personal Gala Gift Package and join the virtual gala
    (Number of participants is negotiable)
  • Sponsor Logo: The sponsor logo will be included in the sponsor loop throughout the presentation
  • Gala Gift Package Participation: CDF will include one item with the sponsor logo in the Gala Gift Package

Supporting (Table) Sponsor – $1,000:

  • Listed on CDF Website: Sponsor’s name and URL will be on the CDF Director of the Year website
  • Gala Gift Package Participation: Sponsor may include 1 small promotional item (provided by sponsor) in the Guest Gala Gift Package that will be shipped prior to the gala (must weigh under 8 ounces)
  • Gala Participants: Invite 6 guests to receive their personal Gala Gift Package and join the virtual gala
  • Sponsor Logo: The sponsor logo will be included in the sponsor loop throughout the presentation

MEDIA SPONSOR (1):

Contact Christina de Vaca at:

p: 858/455.7930
e: sponsorships@directorsforum.com.

Corporate Directors Forum is a San Diego-based, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer-networking. We believe that boards of directors are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.