Sponsors & Donations

It costs the Venetian Festival upwards of $350,000.00 to put on its premier festival, which is why the nonprofit (501(c)(4)) volunteer organization needs your help. If you’ve ever enjoyed a concert in the park, Kid’s Day, the Venetian Games, the street parade, the Venetian boat parade or the spectacular fireworks displays, please contribute, so that we can continue to bring you quality entertainment and activities in the future.

Venetian fundraising is always a challenge, and 2018 is no different. Your personal financial support is required, if Venetian is to maintain its spectacular array of activities.

So please don’t look away when asked to contribute. By donating to the Festival, you can also become a noted member of the Venetian Burgee Club. Anyone who donates $100 or more becomes a member of the Club and receives a burgee pennant. The pennants are emblazoned with the Venetian logo, the current year, and the level of sponsorship.

Burgee Club Donation Levels
•VIP level, $7500 minimum donation
•Admiral level, $3000 minimum donation
•Captain level, $1000 minimum donation
•First Mate level, $500 minimum donation
•Mariner level, $250 minimum donation
•Crew level, $100 minimum donation


Want to join the Club?
You can donate online or at our official headquarters located within the law offices of Barron & Engstrom at 309 Petoskey Avenue in Charlevoix.

Donations the week of the Festival can be made at the Venetian Merchandise Booth along Bridge Street in East Park.

2017 VIP & Admiral Sponsors

Please join us in acknowledging the contributions of the largest Venetian contributors.

City of Charlevoix

VIP SPONSOR ($7,500+)
Ace Hardware of Charlevoix
Patricia & James Anderson
Castle Farms/Linda & Richard Mueller
Charlevoix Township
Christoph Family
Irish Boat Shop of Charlevoix
Valerie & Glenn Mueller/RPM Pizza
Karen & Bill Schuiling
Mary & Fred Taylor/Sommerset Pointe

ADMIRALS ($3,000+)
Julie & Michael Abrams
Barron & Engstrom
Barron Title Agency
Beaver Island Boat Company
Bergmann Marine
Maureen & Thomas Bickersteth
Marie & Tony Blake
Michael Brode
Lisa & Boogie Carlson
Gwen & Glen Catt
Charlevoix Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charlevoix Main Street DDA
Charlevoix Screen Master
Charlevoix State Bank
Mary & Jimmy Chionsini
Susan Chyette
Colonial Fireworks & Special Effects
Dauch Famliy Foundation
Maria & Doug DeVos
Dry Harbour Marine
DTE Energy Foundation
Jacquie & Charlie Elliott
Randall Higdon
Marissa & Bob Kagle
Kilwin’s of Charlevoix
Mary & Luther Kirtz
Missy & Doug LaBelle
The Landing Restaurant
Leelanau Sands Casino
Marion Township
Char & Jack Meyering
Penny & Bob Parmalee
St. Mary’s Cement
Scovie’s Gourmet Deli
Social Economic Enterprises/Tim Salmonson
Tammy & Jeffrey Schade/”Miss T”
Beth & Tim Shields
Jennie & Paul Silva
Jennie & Kermit Sutton
Nona & John Szczepanski/”Johnny’s Quest”
Turtle Creek Casino
Courtney VanLoo
Villager’sPub/Terry’s Place
Kris & Barney Way
Zita & John Winn
Wojan Window & Door

Full list of our 2016 Venetian Sponsors