Upcoming Events at Barber National Institute

 

Ladies Only Luncheon

November 19, 2022 | The Kahkwa Club

The Ladies Only Luncheon is held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to support educational and therapeutic services for children at the Barber National Institute.

Guests are treated to a scrumptious lunch, time for socializing, and opportunities to win bountiful gift baskets as well as the Premier and Diva Prizes.

Diamond Sponsor - $5,000 and up

Emerald Sponsor - $3,000 - $4,999

Garnet Sponsor - $1,000 - $2,999

These sponsorships receive:

  • Guest admissions (Diamond 5, Emerald 3, Garnet 2)
  • Recognition and logo on invitation, program and all printed materials
  • Your logo and sponsorship published on our webpage and social media with a link to your website
  • A photo opportunity following the luncheon
  • Recognition and logo on invitation, program and all printed materials
  • Signage with logo at the event
  • Framed student artwork for display in your business

Business Donations - $250 - $999

  • One guest admission ($60 value)
  • Acknowledgment in the program book
  • Your name listed on our webpage

View 2021 Highlights Learn More

 

Barber Christmas Ball

December 10, 2022 |  Bayfront Convention Center

The Barber Christmas Ball is a holiday gala that has marked the kickoff of the holiday season for more than 50 years. The festive event brings together families, friends, and neighbors for an evening of merrymaking with live music and holiday cheer. 

Reservations include an array of heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, two cocktails, and complimentary valet parking (cash bar also provided.)

Many sponsorship opportunities are available for this longstanding Erie event tradition.

Diamond Sponsor - $10,000
A table of ten at the event, website promotion, inclusion in the program, recognition at the event, and  featured sponsorship (choice of band, centerpieces, food, dessert table) .

Gold Sponsor - $5,000
A table of ten at the event, website promotion, inclusion in program, and recognition at the event.

Emerald Sponsor - $2,500
Includes four reservations, website promotion, inclusion in the program, and recognition at the event.

Garnet Sponsor - $1,000 
Includes two reservations, website promotion, inclusion in the program and recognition at the event.

2021 Photo Booth Gallery Make your Reservation!

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Art Show & Sale

Call for Entries: March 9, 10, 11, 2023

Donor Debut Opens: April 20, 2023

In-person and Online Galleries Open to Public: April 21-May 5, 2023

The region’s largest and most diverse Art Show is a hybrid experience of in-person & virtual art. The show opens with an in-person Donor Debut for donors and participating artists on Thursday, April 20, and will be open in-person and online to the public Friday, April 21 - through Monday, April 24. The show will remain open online through Friday, May 5. The exhibit features a wide variety of artwork from adult and youth artists from throughout the region.

Naming Rights SponsorTAKEN
Brand this event with your company name! Prominent recognition at the top of every page on our sale platform and all other marketing.

Donor Debut Sponsor - $5,000
Brand the in-person event, when artists and supporters enjoy a sneak peek before the galleries open to the public. Prominent recognition at the event.

Call for Entries Sponsor - $3,000
Prominent recognition as the Call for Entries sponsor prior to the show on all entry forms - online and in print! Sponsor must be committed by January 16.

Awards Sponsor - $2,000
Your company’s logo will take the main stage as artists are recognized and presented with their awards.

 Past Art Show HighlightsLearn More

 

Shillelagh Golf Tournament

June 15, 2023 | Whispering Woods Golf Course

The Shillelagh Golf Tournament has been an Erie tradition for more than 25 years and provides an enjoyable day on the links in support of a good cause. The event includes lunch, dinner and a round of golf on one of the area's most versatile and scenic courses.   

Whether you're an expert or novice golfer, you can support the Barber National Institute through the Shillelagh Golf Tournament at Whispering Woods Golf Course by bringing your foursome or becoming a sponsor.

Sponsorships that include a foursome:
Dinner Sponsor - $6,000
Lunch Sponsor - $3,000
*Dinner Raffle Sponsor - $2,500
*Super Raffle Sponsor - $2,500 - 2 available
Coffee Kick-Off Sponsor - $2,000
Snack Sponsor - $2,000
Driving Range Sponsor - $1,500
Putting Green Sponsor - $1,500
Cart Sponsor - $1,500
*Par 3 Challenge Sponsor - $1,500 - 4 available
Team Sponsor - $850 - 3’ x 2’ course sign


Sponsorships that do not include a foursome:
Hole Sponsor - $300 - 2’ x 1.5’ course sign
Shillelagh Sponsor - $500 - 3’ x 2’ course sign

Learn More Become a Sponsor

 

Barber Beast on the Bay
Celebrating our 10th Anniversary!

September 9, 2023 | Presque Isle State Park

Barber Beast on the Bay is an obstacle course challenge at Presque Isle State Park (USA Today’s ‘Best Pennsylvania Attraction’) in Erie, PA.  The event covers 10 miles of sand, water, and trails – it’s the nature of the Beast! 

Participants run, jump, climb and crawl across more than 30 natural and manmade obstacles on the shores of Lake Erie at the biggest obstacle course race in Erie, PA.  While they are tackling their own challenges during the Beast, they are also helping children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral health challenges at the  Barber National Institute who take on their own obstacles every day, as the event supports the non-profit and the more than 6,300 individuals it serves annually.

one-mile adapted course is also offered for those ages 12+ with physical or intellectual disabilities at Waldameer, a theme park in Erie, PA next to Presque Isle State Park. The 10-Mile Course and Adapted Course come together for the final obstacles and all participants cross the finish line together!

Includes team of 10:
Participant Medal Sponsor - $10,000
10-Mile Course Map Sponsor - $10,000
Participant Shirt Sponsor - $10,000
*10th Anniversary Participant Bag Sponsor - $10,000


Includes team of 7:
Adapted Course - $7,500
Power Up Electrolyte Sponsor - $7,500
*Beast Crew Sponsor - $7,500


Includes team of 5:
Cheer Zone Sponsor - $5,000
Photo Booth Sponsor - $5,000
‘The Beast’ Sponsor - $5,000
General Sponsorship
Supporting Sponsor - $2,500
Refueling + Water Station - $2,000 - 7 available
Friends of the Beast- $1,000


These must be committed by August 1st.
*New Sponsor levels in 2023

Become a Beast Sponsor Learn More