Oct 15, 2021
Harvest Festival
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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2021 marks the 32nd year of the Harvest Festival, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois’ biggest fundraiser of the year. You’re invited to join LCFS on Friday, October 15, 2021 for this year’s professionally produced online event featuring a family's unforgettable story, a live and silent auction, raffles and surprises!

And this year, you get to decide how you want to take part!

Option 1: Livestream from home or with a small group

Tickets are $125 per person, which includes:
  • A raffle entry for a cowhide purse loaded with cash and gift certificates valued at $1000
  • The virtual event link
  • Access to the online auctions and raffles

Option 2: Attend LCFS' Watch Party to celebrate together

Tickets are $175 per person (space is limited), includes all the benefits of option 1 as well as:
    • Joining LCFS at 6:00 p.m. at Topaz Café at 780 Village Center Drive in Burr Ridge
    • Delicious appetizers and open bar with wine and beer
    • Watching the Harvest Festival together on a big screen in a private party space 

We hope you’ll join us in one of these ways as we come together to help children and families reach their full potential.

About the Cause

The mission of LCFS is to nurture and strengthen children and families in need. As the second largest private child welfare provider in Illinois, LCFS protects children, strengthens families and builds futures for those who have experienced trauma. Imagine being an innocent, helpless child and suffering abuse and neglect at the hands of a loved one. In Illinois, on average 125,000 children are abused and neglected each year. LCFS believes that one child is too many. With your support, LCFS will lead efforts within the state toward ensuring all children are well cared for and safe. Your support of LCFS’ Harvest Festival will generate heightened visibility for your company, while making a difference for Illinois’ children. Your sponsorship instantly puts your company’s brand in front of an audience of approximately 200 people who enjoy having a good time while supporting a cause that’s dear to their hearts.

Contact Community Engagement Manager Mandy Widtfelt at 630-470-3853 or mandy_widtfeldt@lcfs.org with any questions.

Sponsorship Levels

All levels are included in social media posts thanking sponsors as well as their logos on event slides thanking sponsors.

  •  Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
    • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
    • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
    • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual event
    • Logo linked to your web page on mobile bidding site
    • Company logo on Harvest Festival web page
    • Mention in Tidings, LCFS newsletter
    • Optional coupon or informational materials in a digital goody bag for ticket purchasers
    • 30 second video during virtual event and posted of LCFS Facebook page
    • Opportunity to do a 1 minute demo or presentation during virtual event
    • Inclusion on event invitation
    • 8 complimentary tickets to access event
  • Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)
    • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
    • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
    • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual event
    • Logo linked to your web page on mobile bidding site
    • Company logo on Harvest Festival web page
    • Mention in Tidings, LCFS newsletter
    • Optional coupon or informational materials in a digital goody bag for ticket purchasers
    • 30 second video during virtual event and posted of LCFS Facebook page
    • 6 complimentary tickets to access event
  • Gold Sponsor ($2,500)
    • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
    • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
    • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual event
    • Logo linked to your web page on mobile bidding site
    • Company logo on Harvest Festival web page
    • Mention in Tidings, LCFS newsletter
    • 4 complimentary tickets to access event
  • Silver Sponsor ($1,000)
    • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
    • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
    • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual event
    • 2 complimentary tickets to access event
  • Bronze Sponsor ($500)
    • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
  • Friend Sponsor ($250)

Promotional Materials

Harvest Festival: Home Edition Invitation

Print or share a PDF version of the virtual event invitation and response devise. Download

Sponsorship Packet with Donation Form

Learn about all the sponsorship and underwriting opportunities at-a-glance. Download

In-Kind Donation Form

Learn about the opportunity to support LCFS and the Harvest Festival with an in-kind donation. Download

About the Cause

As the second largest private child welfare provider in Illinois, LCFS protects children, strengthens families and builds futures for those who have experienced trauma. We are proud to serve more teenagers in foster care than any other agency in the state, to be a leader in dismantling systemic racism in the foster care system and to be living our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

In 2020, our supporters helped:

  • Our 320 essential direct care staff ensure 2,187 children were cared for in foster families
  • Find 270 children their forever families through adoption
  • 416 foster children find a permanent home with 169 able to return to their birth families
  • Strengthen 305 at-risk families through preventative services
  • Provide counseling services to 455 children and birth families involved in foster care or preventative programs
  • 65 youth receive emergency shelter services at Southern Thirty Adolescent Center

Please consider a sponsorship this year to ensure we can do even more good for children and families in what continues to be challenging times!

Questions? Contact Community Engagement Manager Mandy Widtfeldt at 630-470-3853 or mandy_widtfeldt@lcfs.org.

Sponsorship Levels

The Benefits for Your Brand

Check out these exciting opportunities your sponsorship offers. And we welcome your creative suggestions if there are other ways you’d like to be involved, such as sponsoring a toast, entertainment or a raffle.

Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)

  • Logo on event slide thanking sponsors at each level
  • Inclusion in social media post thanking sponsors
  • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
  • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
  • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual even
  • Logo linked to your web page on mobile bidding site
  • Company logo on Harvest Festival web page
  • Mention in Tidings, LCFS newsletter
  • Optional coupon or informational materials in a digital goody bag for ticket purchasers
  • 30 second video during virtual event and posted of LCFS Facebook page
  • Opportunity to do a 1 minute demo or presentation during virtual event
  • Inclusion on event invitation
  • 8 complimentary tickets to access event

Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Logo on event slide thanking sponsors at each level
  • Inclusion in social media post thanking sponsors
  • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
  • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
  • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual event
  • Logo linked to your web page on mobile bidding site
  • Company logo on Harvest Festival web page
  • Mention in Tidings, LCFS newsletter
  • Optional coupon or informational materials in a digital goody bag for ticket purchasers
  • 30 second video during virtual event and posted of LCFS Facebook page
  • 6 complimentary tickets to access event

Gold Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Logo on event slide thanking sponsors at each level
  • Inclusion in social media post thanking sponsors
  • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
  • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
  • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual event
  • Logo linked to your web page on mobile bidding site
  • Company logo on Harvest Festival web page
  • Mention in Tidings, LCFS newsletter
  • 4 complimentary tickets to access event

Silver Sponsor ($1,000)

  • Logo on event slide thanking sponsors at each level
  • Inclusion in social media post thanking sponsors
  • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters
  • Logo in our event E-blasts to more than 1,500 supporters
  • Verbal recognition from the podium during virtual event
  • 2 complimentary tickets to access event

Bronze Sponsor ($500)

  • Logo on event slide thanking sponsors at each level
  • Inclusion in social media post thanking sponsors
  • Listing in post event email to LCFS supporters

Friend Sponsor ($250)

  • Logo on event slide thanking sponsors at each level
  • Inclusion in social media post thanking sponsors

Questions? Contact Community Engagement Manager Mandy Widtfeldt at 630-470-3853 or mandy_widtfeldt@lcfs.org.

Promotional Materials

Harvest Festival: Home Edition II Invitation

Print or share a PDF version of the virtual event invitation and response devise. Download

Sponsorship Packet with Donation Form

Learn about all the sponsorship and underwriting opportunities at-a-glance. Download

In-Kind Donation Form

Learn about the opportunity to support LCFS and the Harvest Festival with an in-kind donation. Download

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