Corporate Partners play a crucial role in supporting the ambitious artistic and educational programming the Walker presents each year. Premier Partners and Corporate Members help undergird all that the Walker does to engage our community and out-of-town visitors with today’s most compelling art and artists from around the world. Corporate Sponsors underwrite specific programs, such as exhibitions, performing arts, moving image, and education and public programs. The Walker is pleased to provide valuable recognition, marketing, promotional, hospitality, and/or employee benefits in return for the generous support it receives from Corporate Partners.
Premier Partnership offers a select group of companies the opportunity to tap the sales and marketing power of the Walker, one of the most internationally celebrated art museums and multidisciplinary arts centers. The Walker’s Premier Partner model was developed by IEG, Inc., a leading independent provider of sponsorship information and analysis. Throughout the year, the Walker’s multidisciplinary programs provide numerous opportunities for Premier Partners to activate customized benefits through special events, marketing and promotional activities, and client and employee engagement.
Corporate Members are vital to the Walker’s success in engaging more than 700,000 visitors each year with today’s most innovative art and artists from around the world. With support from Corporate Members, the Walker offers accessible arts experiences that inspire creativity and learning at every stage of life. The Walker is pleased to partner with more than 45 Corporate Members to support the Twin Cities metropolitan area as one of the most creatively vital and livable communities in the US. In return, the Walker provides special recognition and benefits for Corporate Members to help showcase their support and actively engage clients and employees.
Show your support by matching your employees’ contributions to the Walker. The many corporations that match gifts are recognized in the Walker’s Annual Report and inspire others to give.
Corporate sponsorship at the Walker provides a powerful platform for companies to increase brand recognition, achieve business goals, advance marketing objectives, and reach target audiences. Sponsorships are customized to the needs of each partner and may include such benefits as prominent recognition, promotional opportunities, client hospitality, and employee engagement.
PREMIER PARTNERS ($150,000 and above)
Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation
Estée Lauder, Inc.
Faegre Baker Daniels Foundation
The Piper Jaffray Foundation
Business Data Record Services, Inc.
Common Sense Building Services
HGA Architects and Engineers
Peregrine Capital Management, Inc. Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Brock White Company, LLC
Federated Insurance Companies
Floyd Total Security
Sit Investment Associates Foundation
MEMBERS (UP TO $999)
Après Party & Tent Rental
Culligan Water Conditioning
National Checking Company
Smith Foundry Comp
Bank of America
Estée Lauder, Inc.
City of Minneapolis
Clear Channel Outdoor
Delta Air Lines
Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Minnesota Public Radio
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine/MSP Communications
Nina Hale, Inc.
Peter Krembs, LLC
Prairie Organic Spirits
Room & Board
Shapco Printing, Inc.