Sponsorship and Benefaction

Show Your Support for UP's Future

University of Portland is proud to commemorate the Inauguration of its 21st President, Robert D. Kelly, PhD. Throughout the 2022-23 academic year, UP will host Inauguration events to introduce the new President and deepen community relationships.  

UP would like to offer our community members and partners an exclusive opportunity to be a part of this historic Inauguration, which celebrates President Kelly’s appointment as the first layperson and first person of color to lead UP. 

Inauguration Benefactors help fund Dr. Kelly’s key initiatives to keep University of Portland at the forefront of higher education as a university that provides a transformative Holy Cross, liberal arts education with a global perspective and a deep commitment to Catholic social teaching. 

The generosity of Inauguration Benefactors will be recognized with visibility in event marketing materials, special acknowledgments, and reserved seating at specific events. Full details on sponsorship levels, with corresponding benefits, are listed below. 

Please know that your support is a meaningful investment in our talented students and dedicated faculty. Together with President Kelly, we will continue to enrich our partnerships with innovative opportunities that will shape the future of University of Portland and our community. 

 

Benefaction and Sponsorship Opportunities

TRANSFORMATION – Premium level sponsorship of the 21st Presidential Inauguration at UP.  Valued at over $10,000, with a maximum of four* sponsors in this category. Customized for each sponsor and will include event recognition (print, digital, and verbal), special seating at Inauguration events, and distinctive placement for branding, name listings.  

*Two sponsors for the Inauguration Program and Dinner (fall, 2022 SOLD OUT), one sponsor for Day of Service (winter, 2023), and one sponsor for Prayer Breakfast (spring, 2023).  

IMPACT – Sponsorship is valued at $5,000 or more, with a maximum of four sponsors in this category.  Customized for each sponsor and will include event recognition (print, digital, and verbal), special seating at Inauguration events, and priority placement for branding or name listing. This sponsorship is available for an upcoming prayer breakfast and day of service.                     

MISSION – Sponsorship is valued at $2,500 or more, with a maximum of six sponsors in this category. Customized for each sponsor and will include event recognition (print, digital, and verbal), special seating, and name listing.  This sponsorship is sold out for the Inauguration ceremony but is available for an upcoming prayer breakfast and day of service.     

HOPE –Benefaction of $1,000 or more provides leadership-level support for the presidential priorities of UP’s 21st President, Dr. Robert Kelly. Giving at this level includes membership in the President’s Club, UP’s loyalty society for leadership giving, along with a listing opportunity for recognition.  This sponsorship benefaction is available for an upcoming prayer breakfast and day of service.                    

PILOTS —Donations of any size will support President Kelly’s priorities for UP.  These include tuition assistance, scholarships, UP Fund, and emergency aid for students.  

Make a gift today!

For more information on Inauguration sponsorship and benefaction, please contact Amy Eaton, Associate Vice President for Development, 503-943-8551 or eatona@up.edu. For HOPE and PILOTS benefaction, please contact Erik Edmonds, Associate Director of Annual Giving, 503-943-7826 or edmonds@up.edu. 

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