Sponsoring the 15th NBWC: We need YOU!

15th NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE

“Activism, Identity and Race: Playwrights at the Screenwriters at the Crossroads”

Support us by becoming a Sponsor for the 2020 NBWC! 

Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2020; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Conference Location:
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

There are many opportunities and ways to support the 15th National Black Writers Conference (March 2020). Become a part of the growing number of contributors to this historic event. We welcome contributions from individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses both large and small, in addition to grants.

Sponsorships will support the National Black Writers Conference and the educational and literary programs presented by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. By supporting the National Black Writers Conference, you will help to keep a rich tradition of recognizing and celebrating the contributions and culture by writers and poets of the African diaspora to American and world literature.

Download Full Sponsorship Package(s):

Full Conference Sponsorship Package: 2020 NBWC SPONSORSHIP GUIDE5.NOV14.19

NEW! Now you can make your contribution online. [For contributions $5 – $4,999 via the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY), a 501C3 organization.]  

Download NBWC Pledge Form

NBWC SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

JOHN OLIVER KILLENS—PLATINUM PACKAGE $10,000

  • Includes everything at the previous level, plus:
  • Full-page Ad in NBWC Commemorative Program
  • Additional six tickets/ entries to NBWC and VIP Reception
  • Premium signage on stage (standing banners only)
  • Mention on all marketing material (once agreement is made)
  • Additional two items in gift bags / or participant folder
  • Mention from the stage at NBWC
  • One link from CBL website to theirs
  • Press opportunities where applicable
  • Two entries Saturday luncheon with authors

 

GWENDOLYN BROOKS—LEGACY PACKAGE $5,000

  • Includes everything at the previous level, plus:
  • Half-page Ad in NBWC Commemorative Program
  • Additional two entries to NBWC and VIP Reception
  • Mention on all marketing material (once agreement is made)
  • Two items in gift bags / or participant folder
  • Mention from the stage at NBWC

 

LANGSTON HUGHES—JUBILEE PACKAGE $3,000

  • Benefits: Sponsor a particular panel for the Conference; name of individual or organization will be listed as a program sponsor.
  • Two entries to NBWC and Benefit Banquet
  • Digital signage (on TV monitor day of the conference)
    Mention from the stage at NBWC

 

MEDIA SPONSORSHIPS VARY

A media sponsor shares information about Center’s programs with an eBlast or placement with the organization’s shared calendar or newsletter or social media platform, or by community engagement and outreach. Sponsorship covers the following costs: public relations and publicity; TV, print, radio, and Internet.

Benefits:

  • Half-page Ad in NBWC Commemorative Program
  • Four entries to NBWC and VIP Reception
  • Mention from the stage at NBWC
  • One item in gift bag or attendee/participant folder
  • One link from CBL website to theirs

 

SPONSORSHIPS COVER THE FOLLOWING COSTS

Participant honorarium, panel programming, workshops, author readings.

All donations are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501.3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Directions for Giving to the Center for Black Literature

Should you choose to make an electronic payment, you may do so online. You can visit our website at: https://centerforblackliterature.com/giving/ and click “Donate Now”.  IF you have issues, you may use this link, it will direct you to the Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY), the nonprofit arm of the City University of New York (CUNY).

RFCUNY is registered as a charitable organization and is a 501 (c)(3). Please press “select” on the “CBL- Center for Black Literature Donations and Individual Contributions” option. You can input the desired amount up to $4,999. There will be an internet processing fee as well.

OR

If you choose to send your contribution via mail, checks are to be made out to: “Research Foundation of the City University of New York” or “RFCUNY” with a notation that reads: CBL Donation.

This should be mailed to the following address:

Center for Black Literature
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Should you have any questions, please contact Maeshay Lewis directly at 718-804-8882.

To submit Sponsorship, please contact:     

Center for Black Literature, Tel: 718-804-8883

Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director, bgreene@mec.cuny.edu

Clarence V. Reynolds, Director creynolds@mec.cuny.edu, 718-804-8881

Maēshay k. Lewis, Exec. Assistant mlewis@mec.cuny.edu, 718-804-8882