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ATHENA Awards 2014

The ATHENA Award is presented annually to an individual who is recognized for professional excellence, for providing valuable service to the community and for actively assisting all women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence.

12/11/2014
When: Thursday, December 11
From 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI  48823
United States
Contact: Travis Richardson
(517) 853-6463


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The ATHENA Award is presented annually to an individual who is recognized for professional excellence, for providing valuable service to the community and for actively assisting all women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence.

The ATHENA legacy was born right here in Lansing in the early 80’s by Martha Mertz. Martha served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors and was the only woman amongst her professional peers. She soon realized that the Chamber boardroom did not reflect the reality of the business community. Martha worked to recognize the leadership of outstanding professional and business women in the community and advocated to provide opportunities for them to move into leadership positions.

In 1982, Mertz spearheaded the development of the ATHENA Award, named for the strong and enlightened goddess. Today, ATHENA is a global movement, with more than 6,000 awards having been presented in over 500 communities across the world.

Dr. June Pierce Youatt, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Michigan State University (MSU), has been selected by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce as the 2014 ATHENA Award recipient. Dr. Youatt will be honored at the annual ATHENA Award luncheon on Thursday, December 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Dr. Youatt, as the current provost and executive vice president at MSU, helps to ensure the quality of faculty by administering and monitoring procedures and criteria for faculty appointments and promotions, working conditions and tenure. She also manages the quality of student learning by overseeing the curriculum while encouraging and coordinating initiatives in undergraduate education. Additionally, Dr. Youatt organizes recruiting and admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs and is responsible for supervising academic and budgetary planning and priorities. Dr. Youatt has spent her entire career at MSU, where she is also a professor of Human Development and Family Studies. Click for the press release.

Click to download the 2014 ATHENA Award nomination form. 

$55/Single Ticket (member); $75/Single Ticket (non-member); and $425/Table of 8

Presenting Sponsor - $5,000 (Exclusive)

  • Two (2) tables of eight (8) at luncheon
  • Sixteen (16) tickets to Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • Sponsor remarks at beginning of award presentation
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • Corporate banner displayed at event (company provides banner)
  • Seat on ATHENA Judging Committee
  • First right of refusal to renew sponsorship for the following year

Legacy Sponsor - $2,500 (Exclusive)

  • Table of eight (8) at luncheon
  • Eight (8) tickets to the Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • Company hosts all former ATHENA recipients at annual ATHENA Award Luncheon (tables have signage with Company logo)
  • Sponsorship recognition from podium during awards program
  • Complimentary advertisement placed in ATHENA Program (3” by 5”)
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • First right of refusal to renew sponsorship for the following year

Video Sponsor - $2,500 (Exclusive)

  • Table of eight (8) at luncheon
  • Eight (8) tickets to Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • Corporate logo on all DVD’s
  • Logo/company name displayed as final screen in award video
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • First right of refusal to renew sponsorship for the following year

Pre-Event Reception Sponsor - $2,500 (Exclusive)

  • Table of eight (8) at luncheon
  • Eight (8) tickets to Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • Tent cards with company logo/name displayed throughout reception
  • Opportunity to display company banner and marketing materials in reception area
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • First right of refusal to renew sponsorship for the following year 

Supporting Sponsor - $1,000 (Unlimited)

  • Table of eight (8) at luncheon
  • Four (4) tickets to Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • Access to guest list with contact information (name, company, address, phone)

Business Sponsor - $300 (Unlimited)

  • Two (2) tickets to luncheon
  • Two (2) tickets to Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • Access to guest list with contact information (name, company, address, phone)

PLACE A CONGRATULATORY AD IN THE ATHENA PROGRAM!

Supporting Program Sponsor - $1,600 (Limited)

  •  Table of eight (8) to the award luncheon
  • Four (4) tickets to Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • Half-page advertisement in the ATHENA program
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • Access to guest list with contact information (name, company, address, phone)

Program Business Sponsor - $600 (Limited)

  • Two (2) tickets to the award luncheon
  • Two (2) tickets to Pre-Event Reception with previous and current ATHENA recipient, sponsors and other VIP’s
  • 3” x 2” advertisement in the ATHENA program
  • Recognition in all marketing materials including event program, scrolling logo loop, FOCUS Magazine, Chamber website, social media and more
  • Access to guest list with contact information (name, company, address, phone)

 

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