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.
Leaders ($100,000 - $149,999)
The BOSS Foundation The Rahr Foundation Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Private Foundation Mayo Clinic Stinson Leonard Street LLP Mortenson Construction
Business Data Record Services, Inc. Parsons Electric Emerson Process Management – Rosemount Inc. Peregrine Capital Management, Inc. Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation Floyd Total Security Shapco Printing, Inc. HGA Architects and Engineers Sotheby’s KPMG LLP Zelle LLP Okabena Advisors
Archetype Signmakers Spencer Stuart Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. TEGRA Group Brock White Company, LLC Twin City Fan Companies Federated Insurance Companies UHL Company Securian Foundation Wiley Sit Investment Associates Foundation
Members (up to $999)
Anonymous National Checking Company Apres Party & Tent Rental Origin Eight Culligan Water Conditioning Smith Foundry Company The Cultivist Thomas Printworks
Ameriprise Financial Macy’s Apple The Medtronic Foundation Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Bank of America Pfizer Foundation Baxalta Piper Jaffray Boeing Silicon Valley Community Foundation Delta Dental of Minnesota Thrivent Financial Emerson Electric—Rosemount inc. United Health Foundation Expedia Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota General Mills Foundation YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities IBM Foundation
3M Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Accenture Minnesota Public Radio Arkitektura Mono Blu Dot Mpls.St.Paul Magazine/MSP Communications City of Minneapolis Nina Hale, Inc. City Pages NordicClick Clear Channel Peter Krembs, LLC Delta Air Lines Prairie Organic Spirits General Mills Room & Board Google Inc. Shapco Printing, Inc. Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis Star Tribune Microsoft Toro