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Benefactors
The Community Foundation
Xerox

Patrons
City of Rochester
County of Monroe

Sponsors
Heritage New York
Kodak
Rochester Institute of Technology
Senator Jim Alesi
University of Rochester

Supporters
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Janet Buchanan Smith Charitable Checking Account
RG&E
Workforce Diversity Network

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Alstom Signaling Foundation
Bausch & Lomb
Nazareth College
St. John Fisher College
Winters Family Fund to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsors may choose to support the event at one of the following levels or to sponsor one of the potential activities listed below that will complement The Frederick Douglass International Underground Railroad Conference. Financial support is needed to bring these ideas into existence and fully complement the Conference.

To discuss your sponsor interest and participation, please contact Mike Streeter at 315-333-4009.

Program Ad Specs

Overall Conference Sponsor Levels
Click here for Benefits at each level
Douglass Benefactor - $50,000
Douglass Patron - $25,000
Douglass Sponsor - $10,000
Douglass Supporter - $5000
Douglass Friend - $1000

Conference & Freedom Festival Sponsor Opportunities

Development of a Mosaic Partnership – Freedom Action Team
Odyssey of Humanity will assist in the development of a Freedom Action Team. The purpose of the Team, consisting of 16 to 20 community leaders, will be to develop and implement community action regarding issues of freedom, beyond the Conference. Sponsorship will cover cost of program design, maintenance, facilitation and assistance in developing an action plan by the Team.

Date(s): August 2007 – February 2008
Cost: $17,250
Organizers: Odyssey of Humanity

Free copies of book to be provided to first 100 conference registrants
Sponsor will pay for cost ($20 each)of “ Where They Fell”- Stories of Rochester Area Soldiers in the Civil War” to be distributed at the Conference to first 100 registrants. The book examines how seventeenRochester area regiments and batteries were involved in the battles, profiles several of their soldiers, and explains how the reader can research the Civil War record of an ancestor who might have marched along side. Retail $40.

Date: September 2007
Cost: $2,000
Organizers: Corn Hill Navigation and Rochester City Historian

Scholarships for individuals (college students and adults) wishing to attend the Scholarly Conference, and who cannot afford the registration fees
Sponsor will pay for registration fees of scholarship recipients, convening and management of scholarship recipient's pre and post Conference, data gathering from recipients about their experiences.

Date: July – December 2007
Cost: $10,000
Organizers: Freedom Celebration Committee of the Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission.

Organize a youth day for area youth to understand Rochester 's role in the Underground Railroad.
Sponsor will pay for the organization, management and youth transportation to a program that describes Rochester 's history in the activities regarding the Underground Railroad. High school and college age youth will participate in an interpretive program during the Frederick Douglass Conference.

Date: September 28, 2007
Cost $15,000-$20,000 (depending on size and scope)
Organizers: Freedom Celebration Committee of the Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission.

Cell Phone Assisted Walking Tour of Historic Underground Railroad Sites Sponsor will pay for the cost of developing an audio tour of selected Underground Railroad sites in the Rochester region. Participants, while looking at a brochure or map, use their cell phones to dial a number associated with the particular site/exhibit they are at to learn detailed information about the site. This is similar to the technology used in most major museums today except that anyone with a cell phone can access the information. The tours can be interactive, the sites flexible and professional narration is used to enhance the overall experience.

Dates : June – October
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000 depending on size and scope
Organizers: Freedom Celebration Committee of the Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission and GeoPoint Systems. Inc.

Showcase local Rochester video production of Lets Have Tea
Pepsy Kettavong, local artist and creator of the Susan B Anthony and Frederick Douglas statues (Let's Have Tea) created a video about its development. Sponsor will pay for the cost of producing copies of the video for conference participants and school age youth, curriculum guides and presentations for schools, and a maquette of Let's Have Tea for the keynote speaker.

Dates: Sept 2007
Cost: $10,000
Organizers: Pepsy Kettavong and Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association

Professional video production of the Frederick Douglass International Underground Railroad Conference

Sponsor will pay for the cost of multiple cameras for each shoot, a field producer, qualified interviewer and a professionally edited production with voice-over, music and graphics. The final video production of the Conference will be used in multiple applications ranging from historical documentation of the event, to educational outreach, marketing awareness, web clips and future fund raising efforts.

Dates : September – December 2007 (trailers produced) Final product 2008
Cost : $15,000 to $20,000 depending on size and scope
Organizers : Freedom Celebration Committee of the Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission

Guided Underground Railroad Tour— Riverwalk
Akwaaba! Welcome! We are interpreters of the freedom story, trying to live the legacy passed to us by the Underground Railroaders. Let us guide your group to the places, where we narrate the determined actions of freedom-seekers walking, riding, hiding, running. Riverwalk tour decodes the places where, for a night, Frederick Douglass's compatriots sheltered the travelers before passing them on to Canaan Land on the north shore of Lake Ontario . There will be time for questions during the tour. Approximately, one hour in duration.

Dates: Sept 2007
Cost: $1,200
Organizers: Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates, a member of the Greater Rochester Visitors Association  

Guided Underground Railroad Tour — Riverstroll
Riverstroll, expanding upon Riverwalk, enables the group to visit with the Douglass and Susan B. Anthony's likeness at the "Lets' Have Tea" sculpture, and on to "Yonder Hallowed Ground" where the Douglass family, and Anthony family repose. Busing is required for this two hour program. There will be time for questions during the tour. Approximately, three hours in duration.

Dates: Sept 2007
Cost: $2,000, plus the cost of your bus
Organizers: Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates, a member of the Greater Rochester Visitors Association

Living History Presentation
During conference intervals, AKWAABA associates can perform twenty to thirty minute, first person, living history interpretations of signal events in the lives of freedom fighters who were connected to Rochester .

Dates: Sept 2007
Cost: $600 per 30 minute performance
Organizers: Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates, a member of the Greater Rochester Visitors Association

 



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