Signature/Event Partners

Our Signature/Event Partnerships are added value opportunities for our sponsoring partners! Learn about our Signature/Event Partnership opportunities.

Thank you to our Signature/Event Partners 

In-Kind Support

  • Office Equipment of Texarkana: Maintains copier and printer for the Leadership Texarkana office
  • Texarkana ISD: Provides transportation and other in-kind services for the Leadership Texarkana Class and LT Programs.

About Signature/Event Partnerships 

Leadership Texarkana is excited to be offering these expanded opportunities for those who would like to sign on to become the Signature Partner of one of our annual events. In addition to all of the many benefits which have always been associated with our basic $600 Sponsoring Partnership, the additional opportunities we offer for your benefit include (all amounts include basic $600 sponsorship):

Signature Partner of One Monthly Leadership Texarkana Class: $1,200

You can be the Signature Partner of one of the monthly Leadership Texarkana Class Sessions. With eight total session opportunities each year, you have the opportunity to choose the time of year that works best for your business. These sponsorships are first come first served for choice of a particular session, including the Opening Retreat (held on a Thursday/Friday in mid-September) and the second Tuesdays of each month from October to April.

Signature Partner of the Fall Member/Partner Party: $1,800 

You can be the Signature Partner of the Fall Member/Partner Party, held 5-6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of October following the October session. All Leadership Texarkana members and partners are invited, as well as city officials.

Signature Partner of End of Year Celebration: $2,500          -

A festive evening dinner event, typically held the last Tuesday evening of April to celebrate the class completion of the Leadership Texarkana Program year - and celebrating those who contributed to its success. All LT members and partners are invited, as well as all presenters, facilitators and hosts of the sessions throughout the year, plus city officials.

Signature Partner of Leadership Texarkana's Annual Lunch With Leaders: $5,000

The Lunch With Leaders is a well-attended luncheon held the second Tuesday in April. This event has historically been held at the Texarkana Country Club and features a speaker presentation and the presentation of the Wilbur Awards and the Idalee Hawkins Leader of the Year Award. It is held in conjunction with LT Annual Meeting. All LT members and partners are invited, as well as city officials.   

Special Event and/or Special Project Partnerships

There are also opportunities which arise for special events and/or programs or projects which do not recur annually. For special events and projects, LT needs special support.
The LIFT Joint City Leaders’ Summit (Jan-Feb 2013) was made possible by event partners and sponsors, including:
In-Kind support provided by Texarkana College and Texarkana Gazette

In Kind Partners

We also welcome in-kind contributions. Whether you can provide meals, dinners, or other applicable services in lieu of a cash sponsorship, we welcome your support and will provide recognition for your gifts in-kind. Please note that gifts in-kind are credited at ONE-HALF their retail value and must be approved by the Financial Development Team. Contact us to consult on possibilities. 

Why become a signature partner?

  • Although ALL Sponsoring Partners will be represented as usual (on table tents, sponsor partner poster, power point scrolling lists, etc) at each event, your company would be the focus of the event and clearly spotlighted on special signage at the event, as well as on programs, etc.
  • You would be identified as the exclusive Signature (presenting) Partner of the EVENT - on all LT postings, listings, references - including e-blasts, invitations (if used), flyers, website postings, etc. (from one week post commitment to allow time for incorporating the information) 
  • You and/or representatives of your company would be invited to be part of the hosting party, greeting attendees at door - welcoming on behalf of your company.
  • You or your representative would have the opportunity to address those gathered (time and topic appropriate to the specific event selected; e.g., there is a fairly brief program for the Fall Membership After Hours; whereas LT Sessions offer the opportunity to speak to the class for about ten minutes, ideally sharing details of your company’s commitment to community leadership). 
  • Whichever company chooses to sign on to a particular Signature Partner event opportunity for 2015-16 will have first right of refusal for this opportunity in 2016-17. 
These new opportunities for Signature and Event Partners are available on a first come first served basis.
Contact us for more information or to secure your partnership today!

Why dedicate your dollars?

  •  LIFT to move our community forward in working together for community excellence, pride and progress and a community culture of effective leadership
  • Providing a unifying voice of vision for Texarkana, USA (LIFT Focus for the Future), and celebrating actions to go beyond merely talking about it (LIFT Report to the Community)
  • Programs to cultivate, connect and engage leaders throughout the community - through Leadership Texarkana, Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders and Leadership Programs such as Leadercast, for the community at large
  • Recognition for exemplary community leaders who are lifted up annually through the Wilbur and Idalee Hawkins Leadership Awards