PAC-TE accepts sponsors for conferences and other association-related events when the proposed sponsor’s mission and activities are consistent with the mission and activities of PACTE. Acceptance of a sponsor does not convey PAC-TE’s endorsement of that sponsor or the sponsor’s activities.
Sponsorship approval is obtained through the following procedure:
Two types of sponsorships are available: General and Targeted
Funds generated by general sponsorships are used to offset costs associated with PAC-TE’s fall and spring conferences or other association-related activities. Sponsors are solicited from Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), professional organizations or associations, educationrelated businesses, organizations that engage in education-related philanthropy, or individuals. A letter and follow-up communications from PAC-TE’s President (approved in advance by the Executive Committee) is sent by the Executive Director once per year to potential sponsors requesting them to donate according to the following three levels:
Gold: $500 or more
Silver: $250 to $499
Bronze: $100 to $249
General sponsors are listed in event-related materials (e.g., Fall TEA program). General sponsors are invited to provide their own appropriate signage at events if they wish. Signage must be approved in advance by the Executive Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee.
Platinum sponsorships are solicited to support specific (or targeted) events or materials associated with PAC-TE’s fall and spring conferences or other association-related activities such as the following:
Once per year, a comprehensive list of all possible targeted sponsorship opportunities and associated costs is compiled by the Sponsorship Committee, in consultation with the Executive Director. A letter and follow-up communications describing targeted sponsorship opportunities is sent from the PAC-TE President (with Executive Committee approval) by the Executive Director.
Platinum sponsors are noted in event-related materials (e.g., Fall TEA program) and are permitted to distribute advertising materials at the sponsored event. Platinum sponsors are invited to provide their own appropriate signage (subject to advance approval) at sponsored events if they wish.
Two specific Platinum Sponsorship opportunities are available:
PAC-TE Founders Lecture – A keynote presentation at the Fall TEA in honor of the founding members of PAC-TE.
KCEA Luncheon – An occasional luncheon at the Fall TEA hosted by the PAC-TE Board of Directors for representatives of member associations of KCEA (Keystone Consortium of Education Associations).The KCEA Luncheon is sponsored by a nonprofit organization that is interested in higher education or K-12 education.