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 2019 is no different. Your personal financial support is require, 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 $100.00 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.

Venetian T-Shirts Now Available!

Let Charlevoix know that YOU sponsor Venetian!
Charlevoix Venetian Festival Fundraising Committee is currently taking orders for business sponsor tees. 
Donors at the First Mate level are eligible to purchase Venetian tees at a reduced rate for your employees, family and friends.
Each shirt comes with the 2019 Venetian Painting on the front, and your business logo (limited to one color) on the back.
Contact Venetian Board Member, Anne Golski, to place your order today! 231-675-2164

Burgee Club Donation Levels & Benefits

VIP SPONSOR :: $7500.00 minimum donation

  • Green Burgee Flag to display with current year and Vneetian logo
  • Name displayed in Burgee publications and on our website
  • Option of a 15-second or 30-second Venetian Gallery commercial filmed by our staff to be displayed on our website, YouTube, and social media channels at no cost to you, the sponsor

CAPTAIN SPONSOR :: $1000.00 minimum donation

  • Red Burgee Flag to display with current year and Venetian logo
  • Name displayed in Burgee publications and on our website
  • Option of a 15-second or 30-second Venetian Gallery commercial filmed by our staff to be displayed on our website, YouTube and social media channels at regular advertising price

MARINER SPONSOR :: $250.00 minimum donation

  • Teal Burgee Flag to display with current year and Venetian logo
  • Name displayed in Burgee publications and on our website
  • Option of a 15-second or 30-second Venetian Gallery commercial filmed by our staff to be displayed on our website, YouTube and social media channels at regular advertising price

ADMIRAL SPONSOR :: $3000.00 minimum donation

  • Blue Burgee Flag to display with current year and Venetian logo
  • Name displayed in Burgee publications and on our website
  • Option of a 15-second or 30-second Venetian Gallery commercial filmed by our staff to be displayed on our website, YouTube and social media channels at a discounted advertising price

FIRST MATE SPONSOR :: $500.00 minimum donation

  • Yellow Burgee Flag to display with current year and Venetian logo
  • Name displayed in Burgee publications and on our website
  • Option of a 15-second or 30-second Venetian Gallery commercial filmed by our staff to be displayed on our website, YouTube and social media channels at regular advertising price

CREW SPONSOR :: $100.00 minimum donation

  • White Burgee Flag to display with current year and Venetian logo
  • Name displayed in Burgee publications and on our website
Still unsure if advertising with the Charlevoix Venetian Festival is a good choice for your business or organization? Check out our video below that will explain more. Also available is our Venetian Advertising packets that can be found here. This is a perfect accompaniment to your board meeting or business meeting to discuss advertising opportunities. 2020 packets will be available after the first of the year!

2019 VIP & Admiral Sponsors

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

HOST SPONSOR
City of Charlevoix

VIP SPONSOR ($7,500+)
ACE Hardware of Charlevoix
Patricia & James Anderson
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Township
Christoph Family
Jacquie & Charlie Elliott
Irish Boat Shop of Charlevoix
Valerie & Glenn Mueller Family
Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
Mary & Fred Taylor/Argonne House

ADMIRALS ($3,000+)
Julie & Michael Abrams // American Waste/Jeanne & Mike Ascione // Barron & Engstrom // Barron Title Agency // Beaver Island Boat Company // Bergmann Marine // Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices // Maureen & Tom Bickersteth // Marie & Tony Blake // Bonner Upshaw III // The Cantina // Captain’s Corner/Pam & Todd Wyett // Lisa & Boogie Carlson
Gwen & Glenn Catt // Charlevoix Cinema III/Mary & Luther Kurtz // Charlevoix Main Street DDA // Charlevoix Screen Masters // Macy & Jimmy Chionsini // Richard Chyette // Susan Chyette // Colonial Fireworks Special Effects // DCL // Dauch Family Foundation // Laura & Edward Demmer // Maria & Douglas DeVos // Dry Harbour Marine // DTE Energy Foundation // Grey Gables Inn Restaurant/Northern Cuisine // Connie & Stu Hamilton III // Cheryl & Larry Hilldore // Hotel Earl/Jennie & Paul Silva // Karen & Jim Huesing // Johnson Oil Company of Gaylord // Marissa & Bob Kagle // Kilwin’s of Charlevoix // Mary & Luther Kurtz // Missy & Doug LaBelle // The Landing Restaurant/Beth & Pres Parish // Leelanau Sands Casino // Marion Township // Char & Jack Meyering // Pat O’Brien & Associates of Charlevoix // Edith Pair // Penny & Bob Parmalee // Pearsall Construction/Jen & Tony Pearsall // Pollock Investment Advisors // St. Mary’s Cement // Tammy & Jeffrey Schade / Miss T // Beth & Tim Shields // Theresa & Michael Sinacola // Skydive Charlevoix // Jennie & Kermit Sutton // Nona & John Szczepanski/Johnny’s Quest // Turtle Creek Casino // Villager Pub/Terry’s Place // Bonner Upshaw III // Kris & Barney Way // Zita & John Winn // Wojan Window & Door

Click here to see a full list of our 2018 Venetian Sponsors

Want to become a Venetian Sponsor?

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.
*Please note that we use PayPal to process our online donations. You can donate through your PayPal account OR by the debit/credit card option provided in the link above.  Invoices are available upon request.