Dear Prospective Sponsors,
Falmouth High School’s Class of 2023 Graduation is fast approaching! It is a time of celebration, high hopes, and lasting memories for our seniors as they cross this important milestone. It is a time when our community comes together in partnership, as parents, teachers, and local businesses, to deliver Project Graduation, a fun and exciting event where seniors celebrate their graduation night in a safe, chemical free setting. This highly anticipated rite of passage is funded 100% by the generous donations of local businesses like yours and volunteer efforts. We are grateful for your support!
The History of Project Graduation: Statistics show (and history has proven) graduation night is one of the deadliest nights for teens drinking and driving. In 1979, the Oxford Hills region here in Maine experienced seven alcohol and drug-related teen deaths during their commencement season. As a result of this tragedy, schools in Oxford Hills launched Project Graduation as an alternative to the traditional graduation night drinking and driving temptations. By 1986, Project Graduation events were adopted by all 50 states and have become an important and special tradition on graduation night for decades. High schools and communities across the US rally to deliver Project Graduation with the same common goal in mind – to keep our graduates and communities safe after graduation.
Falmouth High School’s Project Graduation takes place immediately following the graduation ceremony the evening of June 4th. It is at a different venue every year and the location is kept a secret from the graduates until the end of their graduation ceremony. The event is filled with fun activities, entertainment, dancing, plenty of food and is chaperoned by volunteer teachers and staff from FHS. Senior participation is historically close to 100%. The event would not be possible without the generous financial support of local businesses like you in the Falmouth and greater Portland business communities.
Sponsorship Opportunities: We are offering four sponsorship levels this year to promote sponsor visibility and exposure to 170 seniors and their parents/families and the broader school community of +2,000 students and their parents/families. New this year is the opportunity to be recognized as a sponsor of Falmouth’s Got Talent, have your logo on a lawn sign, and a large sponsorship banner at events. We’ll be leveraging social media to show our gratitude with a shout out to your business and we will tag your website. To simplify the process, we accept credit cards in addition to the traditional check method. All sponsorship donations are 100% tax deductible.
Please partner with us to show your support for the Class of 2023!
- COMPASS: 2,000: Recognition at Falmouth's Got Talent performance and in the program, business logo on a banner at senior events, 24 x 18 sponsor lawn sign at school entrance on Woodville Road, social media recognition, logo on the Senior Celebration Website and business name in the graduation program.
- NAVIGATOR $1,000: Business logo on a banner at senior events, 24 x 18 sponsor lawn sign school entrance on Woodville Road, social media recognition, logo on the Senior Celebration Website and name listed in the graduation program.
- ADMIRAL $750: Business logo on a banner at senior events, social media recognition, logo on the Senior Celebration Website and name listed in the graduation program.
- CAPTAIN $500: Business name on Senior Celebration Website, social media recognition and business name in the graduation program.
- Anchor $250: Business name on Senior Celebration Website, in the graduation program.
- Falmouth’s Got Talent: Your business will be recognized by the emcee at talent show and your logo will be listed in the program. This provides exposure to the students and families of FHS, FMS & FES taking part in and attending the talent show. Shows always sell out and last year there were approximately 1,000 attendees.
- 24 X 18 Sponsorship Lawn Sign: Sign will be displayed on Woodville Road in the median at the entrance to the Falmouth Schools campus in the weeks leading up to graduation. The sponsor signs will have similar branding to the “Congratulations Class of 2023” senior lawn signs. The sponsors recognition sign displays will coincide with the congratulation’s signs for the seniors. Visibility to the families of 2,000 students on Falmouth Campus plus visiting spring sport teams and activities clubs.
- Business Logo on Sponsorship Banner: Your logo will be included on a large, high quality sponsorship banner which will be displayed senior week at senior events (senior banquet, senior breakfast, awards night, candlelight ceremony, and graduation). Visibility to 170 seniors and their families plus the junior, sophomore and freshman students and families at Falmouth High School.
- Business Logo on Website: Logo will be placed on Class of 2023 Senior Celebration & Project Graduation website. This website will be linked to communications with the families of 2,000 students.
- Class of 2023 Parent FB Group: A post will be made thanking each sponsor in the Class of 2023 parent FB group with the link to your business website and we will tag your social media if you provide the links/hashtags. Senior parent families will be asked to share the post.
- Business Name Listed in Class of 2023 Commencement Program: Each sponsor’s business name will be listed on the graduation program.
EASY STEPS TO BECOME A PROJECT GRADUATION SPONSOR
- Click here to pay by credit card, OR
- Make your check out to FHS Project Graduation and mail to Falmouth High School, Attention: Project Graduation, 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth ME 04105.
- Send an email with your desired sponsor level and business name in the subject line to email@example.com. Include your contact information, business name as you’d like it displayed, business logo in .jpeg format, website/social media/hashtag.
If you have any questions or additional ideas for partnership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for helping us continue this endeavor to keep our seniors SAFE and SOBER on graduation night! All contributions regardless of size are greatly appreciated!
FHS Class of 2023 Project Graduation