Butterfly Ball Sponsorship

Butterfly Ball Sponsorship Information

On March 25, 2017, the Science Museum of Western Virginia will celebrate the arrival of spring with the Butterfly Ball, our signature fundraising gala. Join us for an evening of playful experimentation with eclectic hors d’oeuvres, molecular gastronomy cocktails, and the chance to try some fun, hands-on scientific experiments! Proceeds from this special evening will directly support the Science Museum and its educational programming throughout the region.

As a sponsor of this event, you have the satisfaction of bringing vital STEM subjects to life for children in the Roanoke valley and beyond, as well as providing benefits to your company and staff. With our newest exhibits, we are fostering a creative and open environment to encourage children and adults to experiment and investigate. With your help, we will be able to awaken that spark in more students and their parents in the Roanoke valley and beyond.

Your sponsorship will help assure the success of the 2017 Butterfly Ball. As you can see below, a Butterfly Ball sponsorship not only helps the Science Museum, but also your company’s employee benefits, corporate events, public relations, and marketing programs. Please contact Sarah Van Zele, Marketing and Development Manager at 540.342.5718 or svanzele@smwv.org if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your consideration.

The 2017 Butterfly Ball Sponsor Levels and Benefits

(Includes both cash and In-kind sponsorships)

INNOCENT BYSTANDER SPONSORSHIP: $500
  • 2 tickets to the Butterfly Ball.
  • Recognition in Butterfly Ball promotional materials online.

HENCHMAN SPONSORSHIP: $1000

  • 4 tickets to the Butterfly Ball.
  • Recognition in Butterfly Ball promotional materials online and in print.
  • Month-long recognition as Monarch of the Month in the Science Museum.

MAD SCIENTIST SPONSORSHIP: $2500

  • A sponsor table with seats for 6 at the Butterfly Ball.
  • Recognition in Butterfly Ball promotional materials online and in print.
  • Month-long recognition as Monarch of the Month in the Science Museum.
  • PLUS: Free admission in 2017 on the day of your choice for your employees and their families.
  • AND: 25 admission credits deposited into our Pass Bank from which we provide free admission to organizations serving our community’s most vulnerable.

EVIL GENIUS SPONSORSHIP: $5000

  • A sponsor table with seats for 8 at the Butterfly Ball.
  • Recognition in Butterfly Ball promotional materials online and in print.
  • Your banner or sign placed prominently at the Butterfly Ball.
  • Month-long recognition as Monarch of the Month in the Science Museum.
  • PLUS: A free, after-hours use of Butterfly Garden in 2017 for your corporate event.
  • AND: 50 admission credits deposited into our Pass Bank from which we provide free admission to organizations serving our community’s most vulnerable.
I’m not a business owner, but I’d like to support the Science Museum. What else can I do to help out?

Donations are always appreciated (click here to donate today). Volunteers are vital to our success for special events and for our day-to-day operations (click here to volunteer).