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Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsorship Opportunities

As one of San Antonio’s oldest treasures, the San Antonio Zoo is one of the most important cultural institutions in southern Texas. The collective efforts of dedicated individuals have helped the San Antonio Zoo become one of the best in the nation.

The Zoo is home to over 3,500 animals representing 750 species of animals on 56 acres. More than 950,000 guests visit the San Antonio Zoo annually - 123,000 of those being children participating in education programs and 100,000 school children coming on field trips.

Each year, through special events and innovative programming, the San Antonio Zoo seeks to capture the excitement and the imagination of visitors while helping to continue its active conservation, education, and species preservation programs of local, national, and international impact.

A partnership with the San Antonio Zoo offers opportunities for corporate partners to capitalize on the Zoo’s universal appeal and not only “reach” their audience, but to support one of the community’s greatest cultural resources.

No other sponsorship opportunity in this market offers such a positive response and enthusiasm like sponsorship opportunities at the San Antonio Zoo.

School Group Picnic Table Sponsorship                                 

 

$1,000    (10 of 45 sold)

The San Antonio Zoo is a field trip destination for more than 100,000 school children each year. Facilitating this many students requires improvements to be made to our School Group picnic area.  In 2014 a school group picnic area will be constructed.  The Zoo is seeking 45 Sponsorships for school group picnic tables at $1,000 each.  Donors will receive a name plate for recognition on “their” table.

Event Sponsorship

The San Antonio Zoo offers sponsorship opportunities for a variety of exciting special events held throughout the year. The Zoo’s special events sponsorship packages are designed to support a variety of corporate marketing and promotional strategies and can be customized to meet specific marketing objectives. Special event sponsorship packages are designed to offer corporate partners:

  • Visibility, impact, and access to a family-oriented target in the San Antonio and surrounding area markets.
  • Opportunities to participate in customized promotions including those specifically designed to drive customer traffic.
  • Opportunities to build corporate image and awareness of products/services through corporate displays, sampling, and distribution of promotional material.
  • Guaranteed media in event based advertising and promotional packages, onsite signage, banners, and event programs.
  • An association with one of the community’s treasured cultural resources and an opportunity to be an integral part of the Zoo’s continued growth.
  • Exclusive opportunities for entertaining and cultivating important customers and employees.

Zoo La La           April

Title Sponsorship $15,000

Other Levels $1,000 / $5,000 / 10,000

Feast with the Beast is a beastly feast where guests enjoy an evening at the Zoo while sampling some of San Antonio’s finest cuisine and cocktails. Local restaurateurs and other vendors line the Zoo’s pathways handing out samples to guest as they stroll through the Zoo on a beautiful spring evening. Feast with the Beast includes a silent auction as well as games, prizes, music, animal close-ups, and safari walks. The projected attendance for this event is around 2,000 guests.

Zoo Animal Run/Kid’s Animal Zoo Run           September

Title Sponsorship $15,000

Other Levels $1,000 / $5,000 / $10,000

In the Zoo Animal Run, teams of four participate in a wild eight-mile relay through Brackenridge Park. The event is limited to 200 teams. Trophies will be awared to the top three teams in each division. T-shirts are given to all entrants.

In the Kid’s Animal Zoo Run, children ages 11 and younger run a ¼ to ½ mile lap through the Zoo. Trophies will be awarded to the top three kids in each division. T-shirts are given to all entrants.

Zoo Boo       October 30 & 31

Title Sponsorship $20,000

Other Levels $1,000 / $5,000 / $10,000 / $15,000

One of San Antonio’s most popular family Halloween events, Zoo Boo, provides spooktacular fun for all ages. This family fun night includes trick-or-treating at sponsored doors, face painting, rub-on tattoos, ghoulish hairdos, entertainment, games, and a costume contest. The projected attendance for this two-night event is 10,000 guests.

Zoobilation Ball        November

Title Sponsorship $100,000

Other Levels $10,000 / $25,000 / $50,000 / $75,000

One of San Antonio’s favorite black-tie gala’s, Zoobilation Ball, features both a live and silent auction, dinner, and dancing. Yearly attendance for Zoobilation Ball is 900 of San Antonio’s most influential people.

Education Sponsorship

The Zoo’s educational programs are designed to support core-learning goals in science, conservation, math, arts, and social sciences while providing youth with an orientation to community service. Sponsorship packages are customized to recognize corporate support of these special underwriting opportunities.

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)     Spring

Sponsorship Level $5,000

International Migratory Bird Day Migration Sensation is an effort to increase awareness of neo-tropical migratory birds and the need for conservation of their habitat in South Texas. Migratory bats and butterflies will also be included in the celebration. IMBD is held just outside the Zoo’s Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School. The goal is to raise public awareness about migratory birds and their habitats. The projected attendance for this program is approximately 3,000 guests.

School Group Scholarship Funding         School Year

Funding Levels Variable ($5,000 - $50,000)

The San Antonio Zoo is a field trip destination for more than 100,000 school children each year. Because of school district budget constraints this number has fallen from its previous high in the late 1990s of 150,000. San Antonio has some of the poorest school districts in the state and many of them cannot afford to bring their school children to the Zoo. A typical kindergarten class of 135 students needs to raise a minimum of $1000 to afford a trip to the Zoo, which includes busing charges. Therefore, the Zoo utilizes sponsorship money for scholarship opportunities for schools to continue their field trips to the Zoo.

Zoo Camp Adventures         June – August

Sponsorship Level $15,000

Every summer, 350 children have the opportunity to spend a week at the Zoo learning about a wide variety of animals while creating awesome crafts and developing friendships. Each child receives a colorful T-shirt to wear throughout the week. The underlying theme for all children’s programs is conservation and appreciation of the natural world. Creative performances during the closing ceremony allow children to share with their proud parents the wonders of the wild.

Tiny Tot Nature Camps        June – August

Sponsorship Level $15,000

Through a special series of presentations, children learn basic skills such as colors, shapes, and numbers while they explore the amazing world of animals. T-shirts, snacks, songs, stories, and fun for parent and child are all included.

Enchanted Evening Tours         Throughout the year

Sponsorship Level $10,000

Come see where the wild things hang out in the quiet of the evening.  Zoo staff will take you on a personal after-hours tour to see how resident animals “let down their hair” after the crowds leave for the day.  We’ll have the chance to hear the hyenas “laughing,” the hippos’ thunderous calling, and the big cats roaring.  The Zoo takes on a whole new perspective in the evening.

Breakfast with the Animals        Throughout the year

Sponsorship Level $10,000

Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes?  Bring the whole family for a walk on the WILD side to discover what the animals eat, where they sleep, and how the keepers care for them.  You’ll start with a scrumptious breakfast and then adventure behind-the-scenes.

Roars and Snores        Throughout the year

Sponsorship Level $10,000

Gather a group of friends or family and come spend the night at the Zoo.  Meet the Education animals up close, tour the Zoo at night, watch a special presentation by the bird department, and have tons of fun.

Publication Sponsorships

The Zoo’s publications, all professionally designed, serve as a guide to Zoo activities, events, and educational programs. These publications are widely distributed to various target audiences including member households, corporations, political leaders, and educators.

The following publications are available for sponsorship:

  • News from the Zoo (members’ quarterly magazine)
  • EdZOOcator (yearly education newsletter)
  • Annual Report

Sponsorship Levels Vary based on publication.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Dawn Koehler at (210) 734-7184, Ext. 1040 or dawnkoehler@sazoo.org.