Sponsorship Opportunities

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Your corporation’s involvement in the American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region is a meaningful and effective way to invest in the welfare of the community in which your business operates. Certainly, partnerships with charitable causes can increase sales and corporate image, but businesses who give to our Red Cross may also directly support services needed and utilized by their employees and customers. Strengthen your brand’s image by reinforcing loyalty and respect in our community. Engage today with our Red Cross. There are many ways in which you can become involved!

Sponsor an Event

Want to help your American Red Cross honor local humanitarians for their great work in our community? Or perhaps you’d like to treat your top clients or employees for a day at the golf course. Whatever your preference, sponsoring an event hosted by the American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region is a great way to make an unrestricted gift to our Red Cross, and to ensure your company is a visible partner of our organization, while enjoying a top-notch experience for you and your guests, too!

A wide array of sponsorship options is available for each event.

Humanitarian of the Year Award

Each year, the American Red Cross honors people in our community who have personified the principles for which the American Red Cross stands: voluntary service, impartiality, unity, universality and above all, humanity. The award recipient(s) are honored at a luncheon during crisply-produced luncheon program that marries inspiration, information and entertainment. This signature event hosts, on average, more than 500 guests for an opportunity to learn more about the work of our Red Cross and pay tribute to deserving individuals who exemplify humanitarianism in our community

Annual Golf Classic

For more than twenty years, the American Red Cross has hosted one of the most upscale and popular golf events in the central Ohio area. Since 1992, the event has been held at the prestigious Ohio State University Golf Club, where this important fundraiser fills both the Scarlet and Gray courses with more than 200 golfers. Featuring a challenging tournament and fine golfer gifts, this event has become notable as an excellent opportunity for sponsors to host top clients and potential business customers, and has a reputation for excellence in all areas.

Hometown Heroes (Fayette and Madison counties)

The Hometown Heroes Awards honor local citizens who have demonstrated values held by the Red Cross and have, in some way, prevented, prepared for or responded to emergencies. Awards will be presented at a breakfast event to recognize and honor individuals who exemplify courage, kindness and unselfish character through their acts of heroism within their local community. Hometown Heroes can be nominated for an award in one of five categories: Public Safety Hero, Workplace Hero, Adult Hero, Youth Hero or Education Hero, through a public nomination process.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (in Pickaway County)

The 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament in Circleville is an annual fundraiser for the American Red Cross in Pickaway County.

Sponsor a Program

Do you want to make a meaningful impact on a Red Cross program that addresses a specific need in our community? By becoming a program sponsor, your company’s dollars are designated to support a specific program, aligning your interests with a particular cause addressed by our Chapter. Program sponsorships offer year-round visibility in variety of ways in recognition of your company’s generosity. Available Program Sponsorship opportunities are described briefly below. Please contact us for more information or to request a proposal that has been customized to your interests and giving level. Call 614-253-2740 x2427.

  • Driving Force - Community Transportation Program Support
  • Save The Day – Local Disaster Operations Support
  • Learn To Swim & Aquatics Safety Program Support
  • Sponsor a Blood Drive

    One blood drive sponsor can make a world of difference in saving countless lives. Sponsor a blood drive and receive the following benefits:

  • Create a favorable image to the community
  • Be instrumental in saving many lives
  • Show civic pride and a sense of community responsibility
  • Enhance your corporate identity and develop altruistic feelings among your employees
  • Promote interaction between management and employees
  • Promote volunteer service and teamwork
  • Host a blood drive with the nation’s leading blood product supplier and you will be giving someone the Gift of Life. If you are interested in hosting a blood drive, please e-mail, call 614-253-2740, ext. 2248, or toll-free 1-800-338-8086, or visit www.redcrossblood.org today today!

    Match Your Employees' Gifts

    Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar!

    Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation's value. Check with your company to find out if it will match your contribution to the American Red Cross. If you have questions about your company's matching gift program, please contact your personnel office. Once you have determined that your company matches donations made to the Red Cross, obtain the appropriate form from your personnel/human resources office and send it with a copy of your gift receipt to the address below:

    American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region
    995 East Broad Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Attn: Financial Development