WHY SPONSOR SPECTACULAR? One look at the photo below should tell you exactly why your support matters. Your financial gift to the Auction is their present… and their future.
Your philanthropy is an investment into the lives of nearly 500 young men and their families, as 47% of Rockhurst households receive some level of tuition assistance (totaling just over $2.7 million in the 2022-2023 academic year).
During the event, Sponsors in each level will be recognized for your generosity and impact. Your name will also be printed in the auction catalog (along with the other benefits provided at your selected sponsorship level). With your support, you are offering the gift of a lifetime to last a lifetime for young men seeking a Catholic education animated by the Jesuit Vision.
Please note: Donors can use their Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) to grant to nonprofits in support of their events, but here are a few things to keep in mind:
Tickets, Tables and Sponsorships
The full cost to attend events (both the tax-deductible and non-tax-deductible portions) must be paid from a donor’s personal bank account. Any remaining sponsorship costs can be paid for using a DAF, as long as no more than incidental benefits are received by the DAF advisor or donor in return. Logo or name recognition in event materials is not considered a more than incidental benefit.
Here is an example of what a DAF can pay for at an event: A $5,000 event sponsorship includes a table for 10 and a donor name or logo in event materials. If the lowest ticket price to attend the event is $100, the donor will pay $1,000 for the table personally ($100 × 10 seats at the table) and can use their DAF to cover the remaining $4,000.
Raffles and Auctions
A DAF can be used to support fund-a-need calls for donations at charitable events. DAFs cannot be used to purchase raffle tickets or auction items.
A donor’s financial advisor can help calculate what portion of the event sponsorship can come from their DAF based on the benefits received. If a donor chooses not to accept any more than incidental benefits associated with a sponsorship, the entire amount may be paid through their DAF.