Become a Sponsor

The Illinois Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt as a public charity under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509 of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible as provided by law.

The Illinois Technology Foundation relies on the support of the community to fulfill the mission of building the future technology workers and leaders of Illinois. As the global economy continues to accelerate in competitiveness, Illinois companies must ensure a strong talent pipeline to solidify a secure economic future. When you contribute to the Foundation, your support enables us to work towards our mission of developing the technology talent pipeline through student mentorships and internships.

Fifty for the Future® Awards Celebration

Our annual fundraising event, the celebration brings together over 500 industry leaders, judges, winners and their families, and other supporters of the technology industry in an evening of celebration. The program highlights the students themselves and the Foundation’s work with academia in the development of curriculum addressing the skills required for these future technology leaders.

Sponsoring the Fifty For The Future® competition ensures the resources are available to complete our mission. Donors are recognized on our website at the levels listed below and are provided visibility in programs commensurate with the support:

Sponsorship Levels

$5,000 – “Fifty For The Future® – Keynote Sponsor

  • Keynote presentation opportunity (30 minutes)
  • Five (5)Tickets to the 2013 Fifty for the Future® Awards Ceremony on November 12, 2013
  • Marketing Recognition on Event Website (1 Year) and Event Press Releases
  • Recognition on Event Materials
  • Table top at event
  • Opportunity to Provide an Item in Awardee Gift Bag
  • also includes sponsorship of the 2014 CPS Capstone Competition

$2,500 – Fifty For The Future® – Sponsor

  • Four (4) Tickets to the 2013 Fifty for the Future® Awards Ceremony on November 12, 2013
  • Marketing Recognition on Event Website (1 Year) and Event Press Releases
  • Recognition on Event Materials
  • Table top at event
  • Opportunity to Provide an Item in Awardee Gift Bag
  • also includes sponsorship of the 2014 CPS Capstone Competition

$500 –Fifty For The Future® - “Friend of the Foundation”

  • Two (2) Tickets to the 2013 Fifty for the Future® Awards Ceremony on November 12, 2013
  • Marketing Recognition on Event Website (1 Year) and Event Press Releases
  • Recognition on Event Materials
  • Opportunity to Provide an Item in Awardee Gift Bag

$100 – Fifty For The Future® – Individual Ticket

  • One Ticket to the 2013 Fifty for the Future® Awards Ceremony on November 12, 2013
Illinois Technology Foundation Partner Sites
Student Tech Club
Center For Innovative Thinking