Taste of the Town Sponsorship Opportunties

The Foundation for BCPL is proud to partner with corporate sponsors, local eateries and community businesses for Taste of the Town to ensure ongoing support of the various programs which help keep BCPL a thriving and vital part of the community. There are three types of sponsorships available: Corporate Sponsors, Restaurant Sponsors, Silent Auction Donations.

Why Become a Sponsor?

With a Taste of the Town sponsorship, you are reaching a high-income, clearly defined audience. You are connecting with the community in an event that will be talked about and remembered.

Taste of the Town is an ideal tool to complement the marketing, public relations and community service goals of your company.

Sponsorship Objectives

The Foundation for BCPL wants to make sure you receive the most recognition possible for your sponsorship. We will do our best to leverage your sponsorship in a manner that enhances your company’s brand, reputation, image and bottom-line results. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to do the job right. You can rest assured that this year’s Taste of the Town will be well organized, publicized, attended and worth your sponsorship investment.

Generate Benefits

A sponsorship is an excellent way to build brand awareness, show your support for the community and participate in a worthy cause. All donations are tax deductible.

Become Involved in the Community

The goal of Taste of the Town is not only to throw a great party, but to raise money that allows the Foundation for BCPL to provide additional resources to enrich the Baltimore County Public Library’s commitment to empower the citizens of Baltimore County to explore, learn, create and connect.

Reach target markets.
Increase awareness of your company.
Build your image.
Become a sponsor of Taste of the Town.

Corporate Sponsors

All levels of sponsorship receive promotion at event via sponsor wall and video projection and acknowledgment in dateLines, BCPL’s quarterly printed calendar of events and newsletter.

Champagne Sponsor ($10,000)
  • Ten (10) tickets to the event
  • Name and logo prominently displayed on 3' banner at event
  • Logo on all printed materials, press releases and publicity
  • Logo placement at BCPL’s 19 branches in March to April 2017
  • Name and logo on BCPL website's main page feature
  • Logo and name on the electronic signs at the Towson Branch
  • Inclusion in web-based marketing:
    • Logo on Foundation website home page for at least one year
    • Logo and link on Foundation website event page
    • Promotion via social media (over 10,000 followers)
    • Name and link in Highlights, BCPL’s monthly e-newsletter, distributed to over 175,000 people via email through April 2017* and Foundation Focus, the Foundation's e-newsletter
Manhattan Sponsor ($5,000)
  • Eight (8) tickets to the event (or verbal recognition at event)
  • Name and logo on 3' banner at event
  • Logo on all printed materials, press releases and publicity
  • Logo placement at BCPL’s 19 branches in March to April 2017
  • Inclusion in web-based marketing:
    • Logo on Foundation website home page for at least one year
    • Logo and link on Foundation website event page
    • Promotion via social media (over 10,000 followers)
    • Name and link in Highlights, BCPL’s monthly e-newsletter, distributed to over 175,000 people via email through April 2017* and Foundation Focus, the Foundation's e-newsletter
Gin Rickey Sponsor ($2,500)
  • Six (6) tickets to the event (or verbal recognition at event)
  • Name and logo on 2' banner at event
  • Logo on all printed materials, press releases and publicity
  • Logo placement at BCPL’s 19 branches in March to April 2017
  • Inclusion in web-based marketing:
    • Logo on Foundation website home page for at least six months
    • Logo and link on Foundation website event page
    • Promotion via social media (over 10,000 followers)
    • Name and link in Highlights, BCPL’s monthly e-newsletter, distributed to over 175,000 people via email through April 2017* and Foundation Focus, the Foundation's e-newsletter
Tom Collins Sponsors ($1,000)
  • Four (4) tickets to the event (or verbal recognition at event)
  • Listing on all printed materials, press releases and publicity
  • Logo placement at BCPL’s 19 branches in March to April 2017
  • Inclusion in web-based marketing:
    • Logo on Foundation website home page for at least three months
    • Logo and link on Foundation website event page
    • Promotion via social media (over 10,000 followers)
    • Name and link in Highlights, BCPL’s monthly e-newsletter, distributed to over 175,000 people via email through April 2017* and Foundation Focus, the Foundation's e-newsletter
Sidecar Sponsors ($500)
  • Two (2) tickets to the event (or verbal recognition at event)
  • Inclusion in web-based marketing:
    • Name and link on Foundation website event page
    • Promotion via social media (over 10,000 followers)
    • Name and link in Highlights, BCPL’s monthly e-newsletter, distributed to over 175,000 people via email through April 2017* and Foundation Focus, the Foundation's e-newsletter
In-Kind Sponsorship

The Foundation for BCPL will consider an in-kind donation for any level of sponsorship. A sponsorship fee may be paid by providing goods and services that are budget-relieving to the Foundation. These opportunities are reviews on a case-by-case basis. The Foundation for BCPL also accepts donations for our silent auction.

*Sponsor will receive immediate monthly recognition in Highlights monthly e-newsletter starting with the first edition subsequent to receipt of completed sponsorship form.

To become a corporate sponsor, fill out our secure online sponsorship form or download the Corporate Sponsorship Form to mail in.

Restaurant Sponsors

Taste of the Town is a tasting event, which means none of it would be possible without our Restaurant Sponsors!

By becoming a restaurant sponsor for Taste of the Town 2017, restaurants receive:

  • Two (2) tickets to the event.
  • Logo on all printed materials.
  • Logo placement at all BCPL’s branches in March and April 2017.
  • Logo on sponsor wall at the event.
  • Inclusion in web-based marketing:
    • Logo on Foundation website home page for at six months.
    • Logo and link on Foundation website event page.
    • Promotion via social media (over 10,000 followers).
    • Name and link in Highlights, BCPL’s monthly e-newsletter, distributed to over 175,000 people via email through April 2017 and Foundation Focus, the Foundation's e-newsletter.

By becoming a restaurant sponsor for the Taste of the Town 2017, restaurants agree to provide:

  • A minimum of two (2) food items guaranteed to serve 400 people, or enough food to last for the entire length of the event (4 hours).
  • Confirmed menu, table requirements and other needs by March 1, 2017.
  • Staff for the evening of the event, to arrive no later than 6 p.m. and remain until end of the event.
  • Plates, utensils and napkins for service.
  • Promotion on your social media/in-store promotion (Foundation will provide signage).

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the lack of proper ventilation in the building, no food may be prepared on site via frying or sautéing.

To become a featured restaurant, download the Restaurant Sponsorship Form.

Silent Auction Donations

Taste of the Town includes a silent auction full of interesting and eclectic items and experiences. The silent auction can only be possible through contributions from generous community members like you. Silent auction donations can include merchandise, art, gift certificates, experiences and more.

At the event itself, you or your company will be recognized at the auction tables. Additionally, you will be recognized on the Foundation for BCPL’s Taste of the Town website event page and in the Foundation's annual report. Donations are tax deductible.

To make a donation, download the Silent Auction Donation Form.

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