Ways to sponsor our students and support our progams
Of businesses that partner with Lumity sign up to host a second event
Of Lumity students placed in STEM-related careers thanks to our sponsors’ support
Mission to provide equitable STEM opportunities
Impact our students’ futures
Join us as we engage and inspire students while preparing them for lifelong STEM careers. By sponsoring our annual benefit or supporting our annual, innovation, or youth funds, you help us invest in our students and build a better future for Chicagoland’s communities.
Your partnership is the difference in our work
Benefits of Lumity sponsorships
Have a front seat view of our work
Watch Lumity in action and meet the students, principals, teachers, and partners we work with.
Stay up to date
Be the first to know Lumity news and the results of your gift’s impact on our students.
Receive special recognition
Be recognized for your gift at Lumity’s annual STEM fair and share your STEM story through Lumity blogs and social media.
Tap into STEM talent
Experience the development of young STEM talent from many different Chicago communities.
Showcase your company
As a participant in Lumity gatherings, you’re able to highlight your work and ideas.
Connect and network
Meet and connect with Chicago’s STEM leaders at Lumity’s events.
Join the Lumity family of sponsors
Sponsor our annual event to celebrate our students’ success, form connections, and hear Lumity students showcase what they’re learning in our programs.
Explore our different annual benefit sponsorship levels and benefits:
STEM Transformer | $50,000
Invest in Lumity’s STEM Programs to prepare the future pipeline of the STEM workforce. Your support will enable Lumity to reach over 550 students from disadvantaged communities who otherwise wouldn’t get access to hands-on STEM experiences this year. Additionally, one representative of your company will serve as a Judge for the STEM Fair competition.
Verbal recognition from the stage.
Premiere logo placement on event step and repeat banner, website event signage and on the Lumity website
Event tickets for 10 guests
Year-round recognition on Lumity website, blog stories and social media
STEM Innovator | $25,000
Sponsor a School.Lumity is working with high school students in Chicago Vocational Career Academy; Amundsen; Von Steuben, and at Thornwood and Thornridge in Thornton School District 205.
One representative of your company will serve as a judge during the event for the STEM Fair competition
Premiere logo placement on event step & repeat banner, website event signage and on the Lumity website
Event tickets for 10 guests
Pick one of the schools and shape how your company would like to be engaged with Lumity’s STEM program and the school of choice
STEM Accelerator | $12,500
Sponsor a STEMWorks cohortand cheer them on through their training and preparation for employment.
Recognition during the event
Logo placement on event signage and the Lumity website
Event tickets for 10 guests
Help review resumes, conduct mock interviews, share insights and be a mentor to help launch young careers in STEMWorks cohort and photo ops
Ignite a Spark | $5,000
Support Lumity and Our STEM Programs. Your contributions make it possible for Lumity to provide it’s program at no cost to the schools or youth. Hands-on, real world experiences open students and teachers to a world of possibilities.
Event tickets for 10 guests.
Corporate logo on the Lumity website.
Name on Event Signage
STEM Supporter | $500
Support our annual benefit and receive an event ticket for one guest.
The Annual Fund is unrestricted support that offers the greatest flexibility in addressing the needs of Lumity youth. The Annual Fund has never been more important than it is now. Since March 2020, revenues from our Annual Benefit and NPO.net have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is these unrestricted annual dollars from generous donors like you that allow Lumity to meet the immediate and ongoing needs of Lumity youth. Support for the Annual Fund allows Lumity to cover a range of expenses that make our programs possible—from general operations, to technology for virtual programs, to satellite spaces so that Lumity is embedded in the various neighborhoods where our youth live.
The Lumity Innovation Fund is dedicated to the design, launch and testing of new solutions that engage and support Chicago’s teens and young adults in pursuing STEM careers. Support for the Lumity Innovation Fund covers expenses related to partnership and program development; new program resources, materials, and equipment; data collection and evaluation; and more. In the upcoming years, Lumity will focus support from the Innovation Fund on launching the Lumity STEM into 60617 program in partnership with Chicago Vocational Career Academy high school and their feeder schools. Funds will allow the partnership to pilot and test an embedded approach to STEM pathways, so that youth graduate from high school directly into entry-level STEM jobs and/or STEM credentialing programs.
The Lumity Youth Fund grows and sustains Lumity’s proven programs and signature activities. It helps Lumity to expand our reach and engage additional teens and young adults, as well as provide youth within our programs with specific supports and services as needs arise. Over the next few years, Lumity will focus the Youth Fund on two key areas: 1) Increasing the number of young adults in our STEMWorks, so that more recent high school graduates without a job or education prospects are prepared for, placed and succeed in quality entry-level positions in STEM fields; and 2) Providing tutoring and homework help in all of our programs, in order to close the achievement gap exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure youth have the academic skills necessary to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Learn more about becoming a STEM Sponsor and supporting STEM programs to prepare the next generation of STEM talent.