Ways to Give

Sponsorship Opportunites

Have questions or need more information?

Contact our Development Director, Lisa Marquette, at
(863) 284-0828 or email lisa@viste.org.

Or our President,
Steve Bissonnette, at steve@viste.org.

Thank you for considering sponsoring an event or service as a way to support the mission of VISTE, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly. Your support makes the difference!

Volunteers in Service to the Elderly

Recurring Sponsorship Opportunities

1st Saturday in February (16th Annual will take place February 6, 2021)

VISTE’s premier fundraising event helps raise important funding to assist local seniors to stay safely and independently in their own homes. This popular golf-themed event is traditionally held indoors and features a variety of golf-themed games as well as food and beverages, prizes, and fun. In recent years 700-800 people attended this event held at SUN 'n FUN. However, in 2021, VISTEBall will be a virtual experience, incorporating a live broadcast, special guests, an online auction, entertainment, and more. 

Sponsorship Levels:
$500 / $1,500 / $2,500 / $5,000 / $7,500 / $10,000 / Custom / Presenting Sponsor  

(See VisteBALL brochure for additional details and complete Sponsor benefits. Once the form is completed, email it to our President, Steve Bissonnette, at steve@viste.org.)

Week prior to VISTEBall

Join us for the most fun you will ever have on a workday! The Corporate Cup Challenge is a friendly competition held at a local golf course the week prior to VISTEBall. This nine-hole afternoon tournament, hosted by Pro golfer Andy Bean, is followed by burgers, beer, and awards in the clubhouse. This pre-event tournament helps raise additional support for VISTE programs and brings awareness of VISTE’s mission throughout the community.

Sponsorship Levels:
Tournament Sponsor - $5,000, including “After Party” in the clubhouse
Hole Sponsors - $500

1st Wednesday in April  

Each year we honor and thank the more than 1,000 community volunteers that are the “heart” of everything we do. VISTE simply could not fulfill its mission without them! This event is held at First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland and includes a luncheon and awards ceremony. Approximately 275 volunteers of all ages attend.

Sponsorship Levels:
Event Sponsor – $2,500 / Lunch Sponsor - $1,000 (or in-kind)
Table/Vendor Sponsors - $250 each (4-5 tables available) Local agencies providing services to seniors are invited to sponsor a table and distribute information and goodie bags for the volunteers. 

1st Wednesday in May  

VISTE owes much of its success to strong and engaged Community Partners, including local corporations, civic and service groups, vendors, neighborhood and community groups, and churches. This event celebrates our 100+ Community Partners! While the event format may change, the goal is always the same – to publicly recognize and THANK our partners for their generosity of time, talent, and support. Sponsorship is a great way to get your brand in front of a distinguished group of engaged community leaders. 

Sponsorship Level:
Event - $2,500 (may vary, depending on nature of event)

June  

Volunteers pack and deliver boxes filled to the brim with essential personal care and household items, then deliver to 400 of VISTE’s at-risk seniors. Sponsors help cover the cost of much-needed items, bringing cheer and hope to a senior in need. VISTE also holds social media campaigns to promote the event, raise additional funds, and provide increased recognition for sponsors.

Sponsorship Levels:
$2,500 to $5,000

 

December

Volunteers pack and deliver 400 boxes filled to the brim with essential personal care and household items to VISTE’s at-risk seniors. Help cover the cost of much-needed items and bring cheer and hope to a senior in need. In honor of Veteran’s Day, many Holiday Personal Care Boxes include special gifts for our elderly veterans. VISTE also holds social media campaigns to promote the event, raise additional funds, and provide increased recognition for sponsors.

Sponsorship Levels:
$2,500 to $5,000

Day before Thanksgiving (25th Annual will take place Wednesday, November 24, 2021)

VISTE’s Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery to 1,800 local seniors in need helps kick off the holiday season in Lakeland with a heartwarming, family-friendly event for all ages. Join VISTE and hundreds of community volunteers as we deliver Thanksgiving meals to local seniors in need. The entire community comes together to deliver a hot Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. Local schoolchildren decorate tote bags, placemats, and cards to accompany each meal.

Sponsorship Levels:
Event Sponsor - $5,000

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