Business Opportunities

business opportunities2If you would like to become a business sponsor or have questions about any of the business opportunities listed below, please contact Lauren Berlin, at 508-228-9198 or lberlin@mariamitchell.org.

Thank you for supporting Nantucket’s Science Center.

SUMMER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS BOOK
BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP
THE NANTUCKET RED TIE SOIRÉE
SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES
OPEN NIGHTS AT LOINES OBSERVATORY
REAL ESTATE MEMBERSHIP

SUMMER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS BOOK

Supporting the Maria Mitchell Association’s Summer Programs and Events Book is a great way to associate your business with science education and research on Nantucket. The Summer Programs and Events Book offers a complete list of summer programs, classes, and lectures. This is an affordable way to show community support for science education on Nantucket.

  • Over 3,000 Summer Programs and Events Books will be published.
  • These books will be distributed to the members of the Maria Mitchell Association, as well as to parents of children taking part in MMA programs (May – September).
  • Copies of the book will be made available at MMA’s Aquarium, Loines Observatory, Vestal Street Observatory, the Mitchell House, the Natural Science Museum, and the Administrative Offices.  They will also be distributed at rentals and businesses across Nantucket.

Publication Sponsor – $250

  • Recognition of sponsorship within the Summer Events and Programs Book
  • Recognition of sponsorship in the e-Comet, the bi-weekly newsletter of the MMA
  • Recognition in the Maria Mitchell Association’s 2016 Annual Report

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP

Show your ongoing, year-round support for science education and research with a Business Membership. The MMA is offering a special membership just for businesses. Your tax-deductible membership will help provide the spark of science education and exploration. This membership offers benefits for you, your staff, and valued customers.

Business Membership Levels:

  • Oyster Catcher: $1,000
  • Goldfinch: $500
  • Cardinal: $250

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THE NANTUCKET RED TIE SOIRÉE

Show your support for science education on Nantucket while putting on your dancing shoes. The Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée is held in July. This is the only major fundraising event for the MMA and one of the more highly advertised events. Your support will provide the MMA with the funds it needs to deliver its award-winning programs throughout the year.

Business Support Levels:

  • Nantucket Red Sponsor: $10,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $5,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $2,500
  • Bronze Sponsor: $1,500
  • Sponsor Two Interns: $500

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SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES

Each year, the Maria Mitchell Association collaborates with scientists and universities from across the country and the world. From college-aged astronomy interns participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program to scientists looking for species that are new to science, the MMA brings some of the brightest speakers and timely topics to the people of Nantucket. The Maria Mitchell Association’s Science Speaker Series holds 20 lectures between June and September. Sponsoring the Science Speaker Series is an excellent way of supporting the MMA, and gaining access to an engaged and curious audience.

Science Lecture Series Sponsor – $2,500

  • Inclusion of logo in the Summer Programs and Events Book (lecture series section)
  • Recognition in all paid advertisements associated with the lectures
  • Logo on posters promoting each lecture
  • On-site signage and banner-hanging opportunity
  • Mention of sponsorship in the e-Comet, the newsletter of the MMA
  • Sponsorship recognition in all press releases related to lecture series
  • Live verbal recognition at the start of each lecture
  • Recognition in the Maria Mitchell Association’s 2017 Annual Report

OPEN NIGHTS AT LOINES OBSERVATORY

Recently mentioned in Vogue, Open Nights at Loines Observatory are a top attraction when visiting Nantucket. Every
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night during the summer (weather dependent), Open Nights are scheduled at Loines Observatory. This popular program continues once a month in the off-season. In 2016, around 4,000 people visited the Observatory in a 3-month period. As a sponsor, your business name will be proudly shared with these large groups.

Open Night Sponsorship – $10,000

  • Recognition in all paid advertisements associated with Open Nights
  • Mention on social media platforms
  • Inclusion of logo in the Summer Programs and Events Book
  • On-site signage and banner-hanging opportunity
  • Mention of sponsorship in the e-Comet, the newsletter of the MMA
  • Sponsorship recognition in all press releases distributed regarding Open Night
  • Recognition at the start of each Open Night
  • Recognition in the Maria Mitchell Association’s 2017 Annual Report

REAL ESTATE MEMBERSHIP

Want to have your rental properties stand out from others? Provide your customers with FREE admission to the Maria Mitchell Association facilities. Besides keeping your customers happy, we provide special marketing benefits just for your firm.

Real Estate Membership – $500

  • 25 property passes to distribute to your properties
  • Mention on social media platforms
  • Business spotlight in the e-Comet newsletter when your firm joins as a member
  • Lisited as a supporter on the MMA website with link to your business homepage
  • Recognition in the MMA’s Annual Report
  • $125 off Summer Programs and Events Book advertisement
  • Additional property passes 50% off

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