SARSEF Corporate Sponsorships 2020 – 2021

We need your help to create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering – now more than ever.
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Science for All Students

Over a decade ago, the SARSEF Fair was coming to a close with its signature awards ceremony. Student participants wrung their hands in anxious anticipation, waiting to see who would be awarded for their work. As the ceremony came to a close with a flourish, a little girl scanned the winners on stage and began to think critically, just as she had been taught to do. She turned to her mother and asked her lingering question.

Mommy, why are all the winners boys?

Fortunately, a SARSEF board member overheard the girl’s revolutionary question and knew it was time for change. 

What’s Changed?

Now – we are a science outreach powerhouse determined to give every student in Arizona an opportunity to think critically and let their curiosity guide them to the solutions most needed in their lives and communities by conducting projects like those you see at the fair each year.

This school year, we will be working against the digital divide and the ever-changing landscape teachers navigate to balance safety and learning during a pandemic. With your help, we can ensure all students still connect with the joy of scientific discovery whether they’re learning virtually or in-person.

In the dropdown menu below, you will find more information about SARSEF and our impact as well as ways to support our mission of creating Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering.

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SARSEF According to Our Board Members

Check in with SARSEF Board Members to find out what SARSEF means to them!

What is SARSEF?

Our Mission

Formed in 1955, SARSEF’s mission is to create Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering. Our values are innovation, equity and engagement.

The Need We Fill

Our increasingly complex world needs thinkers and problem solvers to meet future challenges, and schools must prepare students to ensure we have a future workforce that has skills employers will need.

However, most schools lack the budgets to provide these types of skills, teachers do not have the training to integrate STEM and current research methods into their lessons, and egregious gaps in diversity of those pursuing high-demand, high-paying STEM occupations persist. If we are to have a successful future, we need to provide equal opportunities for all students – especially those who often think careers in science and engineering are “not for them.”

COVID-19 is creating new challenges to overcome in delivering our services to students. In order to continue to provide our assistance to the state, SARSEF converted all programs to be able to run virtually. We did what we teach our students to do– problem solve. And as a result, SARSEF entered a whole new era.

For over 60 years, SARSEF has helped students expand their horizons through science, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that provide long-lasting positive benefit. Through our programming, scientific methods are promoted and demonstrated leading to ideas and solutions that can change the world. Students, teachers, and parents receive free education and support, with an emphasis on low-income and underrepresented populations.

SARSEF by the Numbers

SARSEF Programs

Contact Julie Euber at 812-340-8663 or julie@sarsef.org for further information about SARSEF programs.

SARSEF Alumni Talk about their Research

2020 ISEF Finalists selected at the SARSEF Fair Talk about their Research

2019 - 2020 Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Power Level - $75,000

 

SARSEF Science and Engineering Fair Powered By YOUR COMPANY

Logo Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • Fair flyers and brochures (4,000)
  • School-distributed STEM outreach flyers (10,000)
  • “SARSEF Programs” Flyer distributed to the general public (5,000)
  • SARSEF website with link to your website
  • Prime location on virtual exhibit hall banners
  • Slides at virtual award ceremonies and at judge trainings

Recognition at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

  • Representative from your company kicks off virtual award ceremonies
  • Featured full-page ad in virtual awards ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000

Recognition at Virtual VIP Science Soiree

  • Introduction & opportunity for remarks
  • 20 VIP tickets, a $2,000 value

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Featured in a full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Spotlight in e-newsletter and recognition in social media posts
  • 5 promotional items for student finalists (2,000 each – sponsor supplied) and/or 3 promotional items for judges (500 each – sponsor supplied)
  • Booth in prime location at our virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Stephen Hawking Level - $50,000

Logo Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • School-distributed STEM outreach flyers (10,000)
  • “SARSEF Programs” Flyer distributed to the general public (5,000)
  • SARSEF website with link to your website
  • Prime location on virtual exhibit hall banners
  • Slide at virtual award ceremonies

Recognition at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

  • Stage introduction & opportunity to speak at two awards ceremonies
  • Full-page ad in virtual awards ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000

Recognition at Virtual VIP Science Soiree

  • Acknowledgement at the Soiree
  • 15 VIP tickets, a $1,500 value

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Logo highlighted in a full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Spotlight in e-newsletter and recognition in social media posts
  • 4 promotional items for student finalists (2,000 each – sponsor supplied) and/or 2 promotional items for judges (500 each – sponsor supplied)
  • Booth in prime location at our virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Katherine Johnson Level - $25,000

Logo Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • School-distributed STEM outreach flyers (10,000)
  • SARSEF website with link to your website
  • Prime location on virtual exhibit hall banners
  • Slide at virtual award ceremonies

Recognition at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

  • Stage introduction & opportunity to speak at two awards ceremonies
  • Half-page ad in virtual awards ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000

Recognition at Virtual VIP Science Soiree

  • Acknowledgement at virtual VIP Reception
  • 10 VIP tickets, a $1,000 value

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Logo displayed in a full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Spotlight in e-newsletter and recognition in social media posts
  • 3 promotional items for student finalists (2,000 each – sponsor supplied) and/or 1 promotional item for judges (500 each – sponsor supplied)
  • Booth in prime location at virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Rosalind Franklin Level - $15,000

Logo Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • School-distributed STEM outreach flyers (10,000)
  • SARSEF website with link to your website
  • Displayed on virtual exhibit hall banners
  • Slide at virtual award ceremonies

Recognition at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

  • Half-page ad in virtual awards ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000
  • Stage introduction at two awards ceremonies

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Logo displayed in a full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Recognized in e-newsletter
  • 10 virtual VIP Science Soiree tickets- $500 Value
  • 2 promotional items for student finalists (2,000 each – sponsor supplied) and/or 1 promotional item for judges (500 each – sponsor supplied)
  • Booth at virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Charles Darwin Level - $10,000

Logo Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • School-distributed STEM outreach flyers (10,000)
  • SARSEF website with link to your website
  • Displayed on virtual exhibit hall banners
  • Slide at virtual award ceremonies

Recognition at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

  • Quarter-page ad in virtual awards ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000
  • Stage introduction at two awards ceremonies

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Logo displayed in a full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Recognized in e-newsletter
  • 5 Virtual VIP Science Soiree tickets- $500 Value
  • 1 promotional item for student finalists (2,000 each – sponsor supplied) and/or 1 promotional item for judges (500 each – sponsor supplied)
  • Booth at virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Leonardo Da Vinci Level - $5,000

Logo Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • SARSEF website with link to your website
  • Displayed on virtual exhibit hall banner
  • Slide at virtual award ceremonies

Recognition at Virtual Awards Ceremonies

  • Eighth-page ad in virtual awards ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Name in a full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Recognized in e-newsletter
  • 3 Virtual VIP Science Soiree tickets- $300 Value
  • 1 promotional item for student finalists (2,000 each – sponsor supplied)
  • Booth at virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Rachel Carson Level - $2,500

Name Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • SARSEF website
  • Virtual exhibit hall banner
  • Virtual awards ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Logo on awards slideshow
  • Name in a full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Recognition in e-newsletter
  • 2 Virtual VIP Science Soiree tickets- $200 Value
  • Booth at virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Sir Isaac Newton Level - $1,000

Name Featured on a Variety of SARSEF Materials

  • SARSEF website
  • Virtual exhibit hall banner
  • Virtual award ceremony programs viewed by over 2,000
  • Virtual Award Ceremony slide

Special Promotional Opportunities

  • Name in the full-page ad placed in Arizona Daily Star
  • Recognition in e-newsletter
  • 1 Virtual VIP Science Soiree ticket- $100 Value
  • Booth at virtual Future Innovators Night attended by 4,000 students and parents

Racing the Sun Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Racing the Sun sponsorship levels allow you to choose the best way for you and your organization to support the professional and academic development of high school students across the state as they become the engineers of their own solar go-karts.

Title Sponsor - $50,000

Play a major role in the success of the overall Racing the Sun program

  • Naming rights for the innovative Racing the Sun program
  • Logo on all printed materials throughout the year
  • Recognition on SARSEF website and social media
  • Premier recognition at all Racing the Sun events
  • Front page recognition and full page ad in printed program on Race Day
  • Banners used at Race Day (sponsor provided)
  • Logo on screens at Race Day
  • 1 promotional item for student finalists at Race Day (200 – sponsor provided)
  • Invitations to attend, participate and be acknowledged at Racing the Sun events
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor promotional video in the Workshop Video Library

Race Day Sponsor - $30,000

Support an event that is the culmination of the entire Racing the Sun program – it will be as memorable for the students as it will be for you

  • Logo on all printed materials throughout the year
  • Recognition on SARSEF website and social media
  • Recognition at Race Day
  • Full page ad in printed program on Race Day
  • Banners used at Race Day
  • Logo on screens at Race Day
  • 1 promotional item for student finalists at Race Day (200 – sponsor provided)
  • Invitations to attend, participate and be acknowledged at Racing the Sun events
  • Opportunity to include a sponsor promotional video in the Workshop Video Library

Career Day Sponsor - $15,000

Give students the opportunity to see what careers in engineering look like in the real world on a full-day field trip to relevant companies in their own communities

  • Recognition on SARSEF website and social media
  • Recognition at Career Day
  • Half-page ad in printed program on Race Day
  • 1 promotional item for student finalists at Career Day (200 – sponsor provided)
  • Banners used at Race Day (sponsor provided)
  • Logo on screens at Race Day
  • Invitations to attend, participate and be acknowledged at Racing the Sun events

Test Day Sponsor - $10,000

The students will be revving their engines on the track for the first time, and your support will ensure they have what they need to start their engines

  • Recognition on SARSEF website and social media
  • Recognition at Test Day
  • Quarter-page ad in printed program on Race Day
  • Banners used at Test Day and Race Day (sponsor provided)
  • 1 promotional item for student finalists at Test Day (200 – sponsor provided)
  • Recognition on screens at Race Day
  • Invitations to attend, participate and be acknowledged at Racing the Sun events

Video Library Virtual Sponsor - $5,000

Kickstart the Racing the Sun season by providing support to help build an online video library with all the resources a team needs to get started

  • Recognition on SARSEF website and social media
  • Recognition on Video Library main page
  • Banners used at Test Day and Race Day (sponsor provided)
  • Invitations to attend, participate and be acknowledged at Racing the Sun events

Other Ways to Give

Arizona Tax Credit

SARSEF is a Qualified Charitable Organization. Your gift of up to $400/individual or $800/married couple may qualify for the Arizona State Tax Credit. SARSEF is not a tax advisor. Please contact a qualified tax advisor for advice on your specific situation. Questions? (520) 273-8259

Make a Planned Gift

Ensure that students of all ages will always have the opportunity to think critically and solve problems when you leave your legacy through an estate gift (will and trust bequests, beneficiary inclusions, gifts of stock, charitable gift annuities, and more). Contact us at (520) 273-8259 or liz@sarsef.org for more information.

Employee Giving

If your employer has a matching gift program, allows you to make a gift through payroll deduction, or offers volunteer grants, you may be able to double your gift! Contact your Human Resources or Community Relations office for more information. 

Give Goods or Volunteer

Gifts of volunteer time, goods or services allow us to offset program costs. Share your idea with us at 812-340-8663 or julie@sarsef.org

Shop on Amazon

Register for SARSEF to be your charity of choice and shop at www.smile.amazon.com. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to SARSEF.

Have another donation in mind? 

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 812-340-8663 or julie@sarsef.org!

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