become a sponsor

MREF is grateful to work with so many in the marketing research industry to further our mission: to inspire and activate the marketing research community to focus its collective resources to educate children and youth worldwide. 

Thanks to our sponsors and generous donors, the foundation has grown significantly over the last two years, enabling us to distribute more money than ever to several exceptional organizations. This exciting growth prompted a thorough and strategic review of our fundraising and sponsorships to maximize the impact of our gifts to grantees, provide our donors with increased visibility, and create industry-wide opportunities for team building and collaboration. We are excited to share the following updated giving and sponsorship models that are the result of these efforts.

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GRANTS
We will focus our giving in these three key areas: 

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 Started in 2021, this virtual event raised $100,000 and brought together 1,100 MR industry participants and 35 sponsors. The 2022 race will take place in May.

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 This annual fall campaign delivers much-needed school supplies to underserved children in the U.S. and Canada.

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 Each year MREF provides tuition, uniforms, two meals/day, and transportation to and from school for the class of 2029. We also support the school’s ongoing needs, including gifts of computer tablets, health preparedness and more.

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SPONSORS

Each sponsorship level offers now includes visibility and focused awareness-building opportunities during both our annual campaigns and with The Joseph School. 

  • This is a single annual gift that covers your company’s participation in the three areas of MREF’s focus. 

  • Your annual gift to MREF, commiserate with your level of participation, provides a robust package of benefits to your organization, including many opportunities for customization of team initiatives and participation. 

PLATINUM - $30,000/year

  • Includes title sponsorships of MREF’s signature campaigns: Race Around the World for Education and the annual Backpack Challenge (including $10k toward Supply-a-Teacher which can include delivery of supplies to a school in that company’s district, possibly by an NFL player)

  • Annual support of The Joseph School (includes tuition, uniforms and more for the class of 2029)

  • Potential to serve as a member of the MREF board of directors, or on a board committee

  • Company logo on MREF home page

  • Priority participation in service trips

  • Opportunities to participate in PR outreach via testimonials or quotes

  • Company logo included in a thank you ad in Quirk’s magazine 

DIAMOND - $15,000/year

  • $5k Champion sponsorship of the Race Around the World for Education 

  • $5k Sponsor of MREF’s Annual Backpack Challenge, including the opportunity to host a supply drive or assembly event & deliver the backpacks to a local school (school must come from KINF list of at-need schools)

  • Annual support of The Joseph School (includes tuition, uniforms and more for the class of 2029)

  • Company logo on MREF home page

  • Priority participation in service trips

  • Opportunities to participate in PR outreach via testimonials or quotes

  • Company logo included in thank you ad in Quirk’s magazine 

GOLD - $9,000/year

SILVER - $6,000/year

 
  • $3k Medalist sponsorship of the Race Around the World for Education 

  • $3k Sponsor of MREF’s Annual Backpack Challenge, including the opportunity to host a supply drive or assembly event & deliver the backpacks to a local school (school must come from KINF list of at-need schools)

  • Annual support of The Joseph School (includes tuition, uniforms and more for the class of 2029)

  • Company logo on MREF supporter page

  • Priority participation in service trips

  • Opportunities to participate in PR outreach via testimonials or quotes

  • Company logo included in thank you ad in Quirk’s magazine 

  • $2k Competitor sponsorship of the Race Around the World for Education 

  • $2k Sponsor of MREF’s Annual Backpack Challenge, including the opportunity to host a supply drive or assembly event & deliver the backpacks to a local school (school must come from KINF list of at-need schools)

  • Annual support of The Joseph School (includes tuition, uniforms and more for the class of 2029)

  • Company logo on MREF supporter page

  • Priority participation in service trips

  • Company logo included in thank you ad in Quirk’s magazine 

BRONZE - $3,000/year

  • $1k Sponsorship of the Race Around the World for Education 

  • $1k Sponsor of MREF’s Annual Backpack Challenge

  • Annual support of The Joseph School (includes tuition, uniforms and more for the class of 2029)

  • Company logo on MREF supporter page

  • Company logo included in thank you ad in Quirk’s magazine 

MREF RACE AROUND THE WORLD FOR EDUCATION

  • $1000 sponsorship is available for companies that want to participate in this single event 

  • Benefits include: 

    • Create company team and invite employees to participate and donate 

    • Company logo on race bib, website and race materials 

    • Inclusion in thank you ad to run in Quirk’s following the race 

    • MREF’s Annual Backpack Challenge 

    • Company matching efforts and individual donations are welcome

make a donation

Any donation amounts are accepted and greatly appreciated!

volunteer

You don’t have to give a financial donation to help the MREF. You can use your time and talents to help. Please complete this form to get involved with The Marketing Research Education Foundation.

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MREF'S ANNUAL BACKPACK CHALLENGE

  • Company matching efforts and individual donations are welcome