Presenting the February 22-24, 2013
About the Ocean Institute • Founded in 1977 as the Orange County Marine Institute • Current campus was built in 2001 • Educates over 100,000 students annually through 61 award-winning, immersion style programs • Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization
Ocean Institute Mission: To inspire all generations through education to become responsible stewards of our oceans.
The Ocean Institute's popular jazz fundraising weekend combines renowned jazz artists with an elegant evening of epicurean dining, cocktails, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit the Ocean Institute.
Past artists have included: • 2003 – Peter White • 2004 – David Benoit • 2005 – Eric Marienthal • 2006 – Rick Braun • 2007 – Rick Braun and Richard Elliot • 2008 – Rick Braun and Gerald Albright • 2009 – Rick Braun, Jeff Golub, and Jeff Lorber • 2010 – Jonathan Butler • 2011 – Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Philippe Saisse • and surprise guest Dave Koz • 2012 – Rick Braun, Mindi Abair and David Benoit
Friday Concert – February 22, 2013 Opening night features a concert performance for 300 guests who enjoy a variety of complimentary wines and appetizers.
Saturday Gala – February 23, 2013 Saturday evening features an intimate performance for 216 guests, live and silent auction and a spectacular four-course dinner prepared by chefs from local premier resort hotels. • 2013 hotel participants include: • St. Regis Resort Monarch Beach • Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa • Montage Resort, Laguna Beach • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel • The Balboa Bay Club • Park Hyatt Aviara
Sunday Encore – February 24, 2013 Due to popular demand, we are proud to add a new Encore event. Peter White will return with an unplugged performance. This unique experience will include time for an up-close-and-personal question and answer session.
Select Press Coverage “Support for the annual jazz event is nothing less than passionate” – Daily Pilot “World-acclaimed jazz artists amazed guests at the Ocean Institute’s Jazz in January gala.” – Riviera “Famed trumpeter Rick Braun has some very nice friends, talented too. …gourmet feast… scrumptious hors d’oeuvres… a marvelous job.” – Orange County Register
Sponsorship Opportunities • Patron Table $5,100 - $6,000 • Seating for 12 at dinner performance on Saturday, February 23rd • Company name recognition in event program • Two tickets to the Culinary Preview at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa • Benefactor Table $6,300 - $7,200(above benefits plus) • Gift certificate for one room at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa with champagne brunch for two (based on availability) • Ocean Institute Adventure Package (includes weekend passes for four to the Ocean Institute and four passes for a public cruise on the R/V Sea Explorer)
Sponsorship Opportunities • Corporate Sponsor $10,000 - $15,000(above benefits plus) • Placement of full-page black and white advertisement in event program • Name recognition on Ocean Institute annual donor wall and in one issue of the Ocean Institute calendar of events (distribution: 8,000+) • Company logo on the invitation and event program • Company name recognition on signage at the event and in all press releases and event media coverage • Publicity by emcee during the event • Prominent logo recognition with business website link featured on the official Ocean Institute web page (10,000-15,000 visitors per month) and Jazz Festival microsite • Exposure on all major social media outlets including: Twitter, LinkedIn, FaceBook, and YouTube
Sponsorship Opportunities • Event Sponsor $15,000 - $20,000(above benefits plus) • One room at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa for Saturday, February 23 • Title Sponsor $20,000+(above benefits plus) • 6 rooms at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa (instead of one) for Saturday, February 23 • Sail aboard the Ocean Institute’s Spirit of Dana Point (up to 55 guests) for a company function (not including food and beverage; instead of passes for 4 for weekend and passes for 4 for R/V Sea Explorer) • Front page placement of company logo on event invitation and program • Prominent placement of full-page advertisement in event program • Prominent logo recognition on Partner Sponsor Wall in the Ocean Institute lobby • Recognition by emcee at Saturday event • Major local PR push, including OC Register, OC Weekly, LA Times OC and OC Business Journal
For more information, please contact Eileen Hayden at 949-496-2274 ext. 337 or email@example.com