Event Sponsors

'Let's celebrate! '

Annual Gala

Let's celebrate! 

High Hopes is thrilled to announce we will be hosting Bonds of Strength at the Big Barn Bash Saturday, June 11th.  Join us as we once again transform the indoor arena into an elegant and inspirational evening of mingling, a sit-down catered dinner and dancing to the award winning, high-energy sensation ETA Music.

Strength comes from many inspirational sources. At High Hopes, we’re proud of the Strength through Learning, Strength through Community and Strength through Philanthropy we see each and every day.

Strength through Community is because of YOU. Our generous Event Sponsors provide critical financial resources to ensure High Hopes delivers the highest quality of programs and services.

We ask our vibrant, philanthropic business community to partner with High Hopes for our annual fundraiser, the Big Barn Bash. The Bash is a vital opportunity to raise awareness of our mission in the broader community. It is your support and belief in our mission that provides our participants with social, emotional and physical opportunities they can’t experience in their day to day lives.

Your Impact

When considering your support, please reflect on your gift’s impact.

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Levels of Support

There are many ways to give and every level matters.

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Annual Partnership Opportunities

See some of the organizations that partner with us all year round.

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Our Reach

By the Numbers

Our Audience

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Your Brand Opportunities

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Make a Difference

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Levels of Support

Presenting Sponsor $10,000

All the benefits of an Emerald Sponsor PLUS: 

  • Reserved table with 10 complimentary tickets to the Big Barn Bash
  • Logo inclusion on ALL printed and digital ads
  • Sponsorship recognition on the Big Barn Bash Save the Date and event invitation mailings to approximately 2,000 households
  • Inclusion in on-air radio advertising on 98.7 WNLC and 100.9 K-HITS (2 weeks prior to event, every day 5X daily)
  • Sponsorship recognition in press releases and news stories
  • Logo prominently displayed on the High Hopes Big Barn Bash website homepage
  • Prominently placed, full-page ad in the event’s digital program
  • Prominent logo inclusion on the auction bidding platform and event software
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Emerald Sponsor $5,000

All the benefits of a Sapphire Sponsor PLUS: 

  • Reserved table with eight complimentary tickets to the Big Barn Bash
  • Full page program ad in the digital program
  • Specialized and unique to your brand Instagram and Facebook postings and reels
  • Prominent recognition in event signage
Partner with us

Sapphire Sponsor $2,500

All the benefits of a Ruby Sponsor PLUS: 

  • Four complimentary tickets to the Big Barn Bash 
  • Social media shout-outs 
  • Half-page ad in the digital program 
  • Logo inclusion on the mobile auction bidding site
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Ruby Sponsor $1,200

All the benefits of a Pearl Sponsor PLUS: 

  • Quarter-page ad in the digital program 
  • Acknowledgment in all Big Barn Bash e-blasts 
  • Recognition on our event invitation mailed to over 2,000 households and digitally sent to over 8,000 subscribers 
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Pearl Sponsor $600

  • Two complimentary tickets to the Big Barn Bash 
  • Acknowledgment of your support in the digital program 
  • Your logo on the Big Barn Bash event website
  • Logo inclusion on event signage 
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Website Visits During Gala Promotions


Social Media Followers


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Your Impact

Our Audience

  • The Bash hosts up to 600 attendees
  • Event attendees’ average age is between 40-60 years
  • Event attendees come from the Connecticut Shoreline, greater Hartford and New York City areas
  • Most event attendees are of high-net-worth who are civic-minded

Your Brand Opportunities

  • Extensive social media exposure highlighting your impact to a target clientele
  • Print, digital and radio advertising


Email us at info@highhopestr.org or give us a call at (860)434-1974 ext. 122 for Claire Gadrow, Development Director, or ext. 123 for Trudy Burgess, Event Manager.

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