DEEP: Donations

{Donations - State Parks Centennial Celebration}
 
Please consider helping commemorate the one hundredth birthday of our state parks by making a donation.  

State Park Centennial Events are funded through private donations rather than taxpayer funds. All donations are greatly appreciated and will be recognized.  If you would like to make a donation (Application: PDF, Word) or if you have questions regarding sponsorship opportunities please contact Pamela Adams, Centennial Chair, or Tom Tyler, CT DEEP State Parks.
 
 Donations    |   In-Kind Support
 
Supporter Levels and Benefits
 
Centennial Champion $ 15,000 +
 
 
  • News release acknowledgement
  • Recognition at event
  • Company logo or individual's name displayed at events
  • Use of Centennial logo on company website
  • Ability to display at Centennial event
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
  • Logo on Centennial website
 
Centennial Partner   $ 10,000 - $ 14,999
 
 
  • Recognition at event
  • Company logo or individual's name displayed at events
  • Use of Centennial logo on company website
  • Ability to display at Centennial event
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
  • Logo on Centennial website
 
Founder   $ 5,000 - $ 9,999
 
 
  • Company logo or individual's name displayed at event
  • Ability to display at Centennial event
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
  • Listing on Centennial website
 
Park Conservationist $ 2,500 - $ 4,999
 
 
  • Company logo or individual's name displayed at event
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
  • Listing on Centennial website
 
Park Patron $ 1,000 - $ 2,499
 
 
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
  • Listing on Centennial Website
Bird Watcher $ 500 - $ 999
 
 
  • Name on Centennial website
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
 
Camper $ 250 - $ 499
 
 
  • Name on Centennial website
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
 
Trail Blazer $ 100 - $ 249
 
 
  • Name on Centennial website
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
 
Nature Lover $ 50 - $ 99
 
 
  • Name on Centennial website
  • Listing in Centennial sponsor booklet
 
Leaf Peeper $ 10 - $ 49
 
 
  •  Name on Centennial website
Sponsorship Opportunities:
 
Centennial Statewide Birthday Parties $40,000 for the entire event
Sand Castle Sculpture, Prizes and Entertainment        $25,000
Birthday Party Refreshments  $15,000
 
 
 
 
 

Statewide Birthday Parties will be held during the summer of 2014. The birthday parties, including refreshments at multiple state parks, will be free to the park goers and will include volunteer recruitment opportunities.  Additionally, sand-sculpture building demonstrations will be scheduled along with amateur sand-sculpture contests.

 
Centennial T-Shirts   $25,000

 
T-shirts with the Centennial logo on the front and sponsor logo on the back, 4,000 shirts.  These will be given to sponsors, volunteers and distributed at the major Centennial events.
 
Centennial SoJourn (Summer Outdoor Journey)  - view details
 
One-day or multiple day sponsorships  $2,500/day
 
 

 
Centennial Sponsor Booklets  $20,000
 

Event program for statewide Centennial events.  Will contain all the sponsors, Nature Lover through Centennial Champion, and be distributed at the Centennial events. 
 
 
Celebration Finale:  The Sky’s the Limit  $15,000
 
 
 
Concluding the year-long celebration will be an event that will propel Connecticut State Parks into the next century. The event, The Sky’s the Limit, is planned to include hot air balloons, kite flying and demonstrations, model airplanes, astronomy events, bird walks and much more!
 
 
Commemorative Book $6,000
 
 
128 page book, 1,000 copies. This commemorative book will feature the 100 years of Connecticut State Park history including the creation, the philosophy and the growth of the parks through vintage photography and text. The book will be given to sponsors, legislators, town and state libraries, friends of state parks and others. The commemorative book will also be available for download on the Centennial website. It will contain sponsor logo(s).
 
 
Centennial Bandana   $ 5,000
 
 
2,500, 22” x 22“, solid bandana with color print.  To be distributed to the public at Centennial events.
 
 
 
How can you volunteer to support Connecticut State Parks?
  • Take 100 scenic photos and donate them to CT State Parks Division
  • Donate 100 hours, or even better, 100 days of volunteer service to a CT State Park
  • Invite 100 friends to volunteer at a State Park
  • Find and recycle 100 cans and bottles littering our State Parks
  • Get 100 friends to download the CT State Parks App
  • Invite 100 friends to like www.facebook.com/CTStateParks
  • Invite 100 friends to follow us on Twitter.com/CThammonasset, CTrockyneck, CT sherwoodislnd (no “a”)
  • Purchase 100 State Park Season Passes and donate to an organization to encourage families to go outdoors
  • Video interview 100 friends and family members about their personal stories of visits to CT State Parks and send them in to the CT State Parks Division
  • Donate equipment, and a vehicle for transporting crews from site to site, for 100 CT Conservation Corps members
  • Share the CT State Park’s webpage with 100 friends
  • Get 100 friends and family to take the “No Child Left Inside® “ pledge:
I pledge to defend the right of all children and
every family to play in a safe outdoor environment.
I will encourage and support opportunities for them to
exercise their right by:
  • Splashing in clean water and breathing clean air
  • Digging and planting seeds in healthy soil and watching what grows
  • Climbing a tree and rolling down a grassy hill
  • Skipping a stone across a pond and learning to swim
  • Following a trail and camping under the stars
  • Catching a fish, listening to songbirds and watching an eagle in flight
  • Discovering wildlife in their backyard
  • Soaking in the beauty of a sunrise and sunset
  • Finding a sense of place and wonder in this ecosystem we call Earth
  • Becoming part of the next generation of environmental stewards
 
Content last updated July 3, 2013