June 2020 Update
Your support is critical, now more than ever. Our goal is to promote our Corporate Partners community involvement and commitment while making the most of their sponsorship investments. In 2020, we plan to re-envision and adapt our events in compliance with State and local Health Official guidelines, while providing educational programming for all ages. By utilizing online platforms, we will create the safest and most cost-effective event format and increase print and virtual exposure for donors, members, and Corporate Partners.
SBMM’s goal is to engage corporate partners throughout the year, welcoming support and participation in our lecture series, fundraising events, grants and education programs, cause marketing and third party events and our volunteer program. You’ll find our corresponding benefit tiers welcome engagement on a monthly basis. If you would like information about our Corporate Partnership Program or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jane Lindsey, Director of Development, at (805) 456-8744.
We consider a successful corporate partnership model to have these three pillars: mutually beneficial for both entities, aligned values, and open communication. Together, we are creating quality exhibits and educational experiences that celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate our rich connections with the sea.
Through the generosity of our corporate partners, we are able to:
Fund more than $300,000 for Educational Programs│Place more than 450 young students in the Spirit of Dana Point Program│Educate more than 500 young students in our Marine Science Program│Bring education and history to life for up to 8,000 students annually │Pilot new education programs, such as Ocean Connections and Museum on the Move │Send our docents to local schools’ Science Fairs │Host school groups at the Museum for docent-led tours │Fund more than $150,000 in exhibits and collections preservation │Upgrade and repair current exhibits │Bring traveling shows such as Mermaids Photography by Ralph Clevenger │Catalogue, conserve and display important local maritime artifacts │Welcome more than 40,000 visitors annually │Preserve, display and celebrate the Point Conception Lighthouse First Order Fresnel Lens, the most important maritime artifact along the Santa Barbara Channel │Achieve AAM Accreditation, demonstrating best practices for museums │And much, much more