"Being a genuinely welcoming and inclusive community is essential for organizations to attract top talent. I appreciate the opportunity for individuals and organizations to reflect with peers on implicit biases that inhibit the culture we seek to model." – Jim Brooks, Brooks Capital Management

The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance Summit on Race and Inclusion leads the way in advancing understanding around issues related to race and ethnicity within our region. Since 2001, more than 6,000 individuals state-wide have been impacted by the Summit. Described as aspirational and inspirational by attendees, the Summit explores what we as individuals and institutions can do to create inclusive, diverse, thriving communities. On May 23, 2017, nationally recognized leaders will share best practices and strategies for Moving Toward Justice.

We invite you to partner with LEDA to invest in a stronger West Michigan.

Supporter Opportunities
Diamond Level $10,000 or more
Platinum Level $5,000 - $9,999
Gold Level $2,500 - $4,999
Silver Level $1,000 - $2,499 
Bronze Level $500 - $999
Friend $250 - $499

For more information, email Patricia Strachan, Office Administrator, or call 616.846.9074. 

Overview of Recognition and Benefits  Diamond  Platinum  Gold  Silver  Bronze  Friend
Acknowledgement in all print materials  Logo  Logo Logo  Name  Name  Name
Acknowledgement during Summit  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Acknowledgement in press releases  Yes  Yes  Yes      
Summit Scholarships for your organization      10  10  5  2      1  
Link to your web site in Summit e-brochure and on web site  Logo  Logo  Logo  Name  Name  Name
Recognition in looping visual presentation  2 slides  1 slide  Shared    Shared  Shared  Shared
Recognition and speaking opportunity as Session Sponsor  Yes  Yes        
Acknowledgement in registration packet  1 page  1/2 page 1/2 page 1/4 page  Listing  Listing
Acknowledgement in LEDA Annual Report  Logo  Logo  Logo  Name  Name  Name

Collaborating Organizations
Spread the Word
Provide your constituents (employees, parishioners, customers, clients, etc.) information regarding the Summit on your website, in a newsletter/mass email, on a bulletin board, during a meeting/event, or any other communication means appropriate. LEDA will provide you with information to share with your stakeholders.

Attend the Event
Send as many representatives as you can to the event.

Provide Volunteer Support
If possible, provide volunteers to assist with the Summit. Information about needs will be sent as the date draws closer.

Recognition & Benefits
    • Acknowledgement on Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance website with link to your organization’s website. (1,000+ hits/month)
    • Acknowledgement in event materials and opening presentation. (800 attendees)
    • Acknowledgement in Annual Report (5,000+ distribution)
Complete this online form and become a Collaborating Organization today!

Questions? Please email Patricia (office@ethnicdiversity.org) or call 616.846.9074.
Fill out the form in the box below or click here to become a Collaborating Organization.

2017 Supporters
as of 11/6/16

Official Event Partner

Official Hotel Partner