Become a Sponsor

Opportunities and Benefits

UPDATE: Thanks to the incredible community response, tickets for the 2021 Patron Party have sold out. If you are interested in sponsoring the tour and attending the Patron Party, please contact Deb Hoffman at dhoffman@akroncf.org or 330-436-5614 to be added to the waiting list. Tickets will be released to those on the waiting list as they become available.

By becoming a sponsor, your complimentary tour tickets and Patron Party tickets will automatically be reserved for you. To secure your sponsorship, please call Akron Community Foundation at 330-376-8522 or download our sponsorship form: 

Become a Sponsor

Please note: Per IRS regulations, sponsorships from donor-advised funds and IRAs cannot receive any benefits, including but not limited to event tickets, gifts, food, beverages and other items of value. If you plan to support the Sugar Plum Tour with a gift from your donor-advised fund or IRA, please contact Deb Hoffman at dhoffman@akroncf.org or 330-436-5614.


$5,000+ Sugar Plum Home Sponsor (5 available)

  • Naming recognition at one of our general tour homes
  • Recognition in print ads promoting the Sugar Plum Tour
  • A full-page recognition in the Sugar Plum Tour Guide (virtual and print)
  • 6 tickets to the live tour and Patron Party on Dec. 5
  • 6 tickets to the virtual tour on Dec. 11 & 12
  • 2 tickets to a private brunch and preview tour on Dec. 4
  • 1 Sugar Plum Tour photo book
  • 1 commemorative holiday ornament
  • Recognition on GCEF's Facebook page
  • Recognition on the Sugar Plum Tour website

The 2021 tax-deductible portion is $4,070.


$5,000 Book Sponsor (only 1 available)

    • Name or logo on the cover of the Sugar Plum Tour photo book
    • Recognition in print ads promoting the Sugar Plum Tour
    • A full-page recognition in the Sugar Plum Tour Guide (virtual and print)
    • 6 tickets to the live tour and Patron Party on Dec. 5
    • 6 tickets to the virtual tour on Dec. 11 & 12
    • 2 tickets to a private brunch and preview tour on Dec. 4
    • 1 Sugar Plum Tour photo book
    • 1 commemorative holiday ornament
    • Recognition on GCEF's Facebook page
    • Recognition on the Sugar Plum Tour website

    The 2021 tax-deductible portion is $4,070.


    $2,500 Snowflake Sponsor

    • A half-page recognition in the Sugar Plum Tour Guide (virtual and print)
    • 4 tickets to the live tour and Patron Party on Dec. 5
    • 4 tickets to the virtual tour on Dec. 11 & 12
    • 2 tickets to a private brunch and preview tour on Dec. 4
    • 1 Sugar Plum Tour photo book
    • 1 commemorative holiday ornament
    • Recognition on GCEF's Facebook page
    • Recognition on the Sugar Plum Tour website

    The 2021 tax-deductible portion is $1,805.


    $1,500 Nutcracker Sponsor

    • A quarter-page recognition in the Sugar Plum Tour Guide (virtual and print)
    • 3 tickets to the live tour and Patron Party on Dec. 5
    • 3 tickets to the virtual tour on Dec. 11 & 12
    • 1 commemorative holiday ornament
    • Recognition on GCEF's Facebook page
    • Recognition on the Sugar Plum Tour website

    The 2021 tax-deductible portion is $1,120.


    $1,000 Mistletoe Sponsor

    • An eighth-page recognition in the Sugar Plum Tour Guide (virtual and print)
    • 2 tickets to the live tour and Patron Party on Dec. 5
    • 2 tickets to the virtual tour on Dec. 11 & 12
    • 1 commemorative holiday ornament
    • Recognition on GCEF's Facebook page
    • Recognition on the Sugar Plum Tour website

    The 2021 tax-deductible portion is $740.


    $500 Garland Sponsor

    • Your name will be listed in the Sugar Plum Tour Guide (virtual and print)
    • 2 tickets to the live tour and Patron Party on Dec. 5
    • 2 tickets to the virtual tour on Dec. 11 & 12
    • 1 commemorative holiday ornament
    • Recognition on GCEF's Facebook page
    • Recognition on the Sugar Plum Tour website

    The 2021 tax-deductible portion is $240.


    Payment must be secured by Dec. 1. Your tax acknowledgment card will confirm your reservation. Sponsorships and tickets are nonrefundable, but tickets may be transferred. The Gay Community Endowment Fund is an affiliate of Akron Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.