Corporate Giving

Shedd Aquarium is the most visited cultural institution in Chicago, with more than 2 million annual guests. Shedd 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 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.

Your contribution will support:

Animals and animal careAnimals and animal care are the top priority at Shedd.

ConservationConservation is at the core of Shedd’s work and mission. We use our trusted voice to educate millions.

LearningShedd delivers dynamic learning experiences, including animal encounters, dive presentations and gallery interpretation for guests and on- and off-site programs for students as well as their teachers.

Community access — Providing community access is a priority at Shedd. More than 600,000 guests receive free general admission every year.

Sustainability and infrastructure — With a focus on reducing energy consumption, Shedd’s sustainability initiatives set the highest standards of facilities management, providing a conservation model for cultural institutions, the business community and the general public.

Corporate Connections Membership Program

Connect with Chicago’s No. 1 cultural institution by joining a committed group of companies that provide critical support for Shedd’s ongoing work in animal care, conservation research and education programming. Learn more about corporate benefits.

Current Corporate Connections Members

View our current Corporate Connections Members.

Corporate Sponsorships

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. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Fundraising Events

Shedd Aquarium’s annual fundraising events include our Board of Trustees gala, BLU, hosted by our Auxiliary Board and our annual “Fore! the Animals” golf tournament. A variety of opportunities are available to support the community’s most talked about events. 

Matching Gifts

Maximize your impact! Your gift to Shedd could qualify for a matching gift. Many companies, both big and small, may double (or even triple) the value of donations made to Shedd Aquarium.

Contact Info

For more information on corporate giving opportunities, contact:

Katie Hanson
Corporate Partnerships Manager
(312) 692 – 2708


Please download our corporate partnerships deck for more information.

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