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Corporate Giving

Shedd Aquarium is the most-visited cultural institution in Chicago, with more than 2 million annual visitors. Shedd Aquarium understands the many roles that corporations play in our community, from building relationships with clients to improving the quality of life for our citizens. We have created several different support opportunities to fit your current needs. Corporate sponsors receive widespread recognition, while corporate connections members gain numerous benefits to offer to employees, executives and clients.  Shedd Aquarium is happy to work with your organization to customize a mutually beneficial support package for your sponsorship investment.

Corporate Connections Membership Program

Our program consists of a leading group of companies that provide critical support for the ongoing work of Shedd Aquarium’s animal care and conservation and education programs on an annual basis. In recognition of their provided support, corporate connections members receive a variety of benefits based on membership level. These include yearly admission benefits for employees and valuable incentives for company executives and clients. Connect with Chicago’s No. 1 cultural institution by joining the committed group of companies whose generous support is furthering Shedd’s important work.

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Corporate Sponsorships

Shedd Aquarium offers an array of sponsorship opportunities that include exposure to our 2 million annual guests, 42,000 member households and 400,000 visiting schoolchildren. Whether your goal is community outreach and involvement, conservation support, increased brand recognition, cause marketing, or client entertainment, we can create a customized benefits package to develop a mutually beneficial partnership. Sponsorship benefits can include

• Exposure in print, radio, television and digital advertising
• Exposure on marketing collateral and on-site signage
• Product sampling and retail opportunities
• Promotional opportunities
• Employee benefits, tickets, memberships and more

Special Events

Shedd Aquarium’s annual fundraising events include our Board of Trustees gala and BLU hosted by our Auxiliary Board. A variety of opportunities are available to support the community’s most talked about events. Sponsorship benefits may include exposure on event marketing collateral, on-site recognition, event tickets and more. All event proceeds benefit Shedd Aquarium’s education and conservation initiatives.

For more information on corporate giving opportunities, contact:

Bill Beneventi
Assistant Director, Corporate Relations

Morgan Loughery
Assistant, Corporate Relations

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