Corporate Giving

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Red-tailed hawk released at Clear Creek Community Day annual celebration with Vulcan Materials. Vulcan Materials provides thousands of dollars of in-kind products and services to Carolina Raptor Center each year in addition to serving on the board of directors and sponsoring events. Photo courtesy of Vulcan Materials.

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Carolina Raptor Center views engagement with our corporate partners as three-fold – board service, volunteerism and financial support – it’s really the trifecta of corporate engagement. – Jim Warren, Executive Director

Corporate Sponsorship

Carolina Raptor Center provides corporations the opportunity to sponsor two major events each year, Talon to Table (Spring) and GoWILD (Fall). Depending on the level you choose, sponsorship packages may include tickets to the event, sponsorship recognition on event-related marketing and promotional collateral, opportunity for company representative to make remarks at the event, listing on all at-event signage and event program, advertising in event program, and complimentary admission tickets to visit Carolina Raptor Center.

Sponsorship Case Study: Wells Fargo

Talon to Table

Carolina Raptor Center reaches a unique audience segment while providing a fun, entertaining and engaging way to impress clients, vendors and employees. We are committed to delivering valuable benefits and a positive experience to every sponsor. You’ll feel good about supporting an eco-conscious community as you enjoy an unforgettable evening.

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GoWILD! Benefit Concert and Auction

GoWILD! is an annual event at Carolina Raptor Center. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in a silent and live auction, drink local craft beer and fine wines, while listening to live music. Educators will also be on-hand to discuss the important role raptors play in our ecosystem. Sponsoring a Carolina Raptor Center event provides a one-ofa-kind opportunity to connect with three distinct communities: environmental conservation, STEM education, arts and culture.

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Corporate Foundation Grants

Some companies create charitable foundations to manage their annual donations to charitable causes. Carolina Raptor Center has forged long term relationships to corporate foundations in order to partner with them to help them meet their goals for the Charlotte region. Priorities such as education, research, the environment, children, access, and volunteerism drive corporations to give to Carolina Raptor Center to support our service to this community.

Grant Case Study: Duke Energy

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts represent about $20,000/year in Carolina Raptor Center’s annual giving total. Many employers will match your financial contributions and/or your volunteer efforts to help Carolina Raptor Center. To find out if your employer matches charitable contributions or to pick up a matching gift form, please speak to your Human Resource representative.

To learn more, go to our Matching Gifts page.

Corporate Volunteer Groups

Carolina Raptor Center hosts approximately 100 corporate volunteer groups each year to complete projects ranging from painting a display enclosure to building new hospital trails to installing a new Ozone Garden. These projects are varied and critical to the ongoing success of the organization. Corporations willing to contribute small amounts to cover materials or other costs related to their volunteerism are given priority in scheduling. Groups larger than 25 people need a longer lead time to plan because of the logistics involved with providing meaningful projects for these groups.

To learn more and to fill out a group request form, go to our Corporate Volunteer page.

Volunteer Case Study: Owl Roofing

Board Service

Service on our Board of Directors is an important part of how we work with companies. Many companies encourage their employees, especially their leadership, to be part of a non-profit organization by serving on the board of directors. Our board members are advisors, partners, and experts who assist the staff in the strategic planning and direction of the organization. To learn about the members of our current Board of Directors, visit this page.