Corporate Giving

Support Your Employees and Community

Suicide is a serious public health issue that affects employee mental health, morale, and productivity. Whether they are struggling with their own suicidal thoughts, worried about someone else’s health and safety, or grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, many employees have connections to suicide that you may not even be aware of, because of the stigma surrounding suicide.

Help break the stigma by becoming a Samaritans corporate donor through event sponsorships or hosting a suicide prevention workshop at your organization. Demonstrate to your employees and the broader community that you are willing to invest in their collective mental health and wellness.

Provide support for your employees and community

Increase your visibility to our attendees and thousands of online followers

Generate goodwill that can save lives and support those in need

Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor?

Contact our Deputy Director of Development, Kristine Poirier.

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Sponsor Our Marathon Teams

Support our amazing runners as they take on 26.2 miles for suicide prevention. Our Boston Marathon® team started out with two runners in 2007 and now raises more than $200,000 each year! In 2020, we launched our first TCS New York City Marathon team. Your company name or logo will be on our team jerseys as the runners pass by thousands of spectators on race day, and also featured on the Samaritans website.

$10,000 – Premier Sponsor

  • Exclusive recognition in thank you letters to all donors
  • Logo prominently placed on runners’ uniforms*
  • Logo on promotional materials and newsletter
  • Listed in press releases
  • 2 Thank You Facebook posts
  • 4 Twitter posts
  • Link and logo on electronic promotions and website
  • 5 invitations to the official Samaritans Marathon After Party

$5,000 – Major Sponsor

  • Logo on the back of the runners’ uniforms
  • Logo on promotional materials, newsletter, and website
  • 1 Facebook post
  • 3 Twitter posts
  • 3 invitations to the official Samaritans Marathon After Party

$2,500 – Supporting Sponsor

  • Logo on the back of the runners’ uniforms
  • Logo on website
  • 2 Twitter posts
  • 2 invitations to the official Samaritans Marathon After Party

$1,000 – Advocate Sponsor

  • Logo on the back of the runners’ uniforms
  • Logo on website
  • 1 Twitter post
  • 2 invitations to the official Samaritans Marathon After Party

$500 – Booster Sponsor

  • Name on the back of the runners’ uniforms
  • Logo on website
  • 2 invitations to the official Samaritans Marathon After Party

Sponsor the Breakfast for Hope

Our annual Breakfast for Hope showcases our lifesaving services while raising vital funds for suicide prevention. For more than 600 guests, there is no better way to appreciate the impact Samaritans has on the lives of others and the hope we bring to our community. Sponsorship of the Breakfast for Hope brings your company great visibility in the business community. 

$25,000 – Befriending Sponsor

  • Logo placement on the Invitation, Digital Program Book, Event Website, and E-Newsletter 
  • Full page, full color, inside front cover advertisement in Digital Program Book
  • Full slide in the pre-show slide show
  • Recognition from program speakers 
  • 16 tickets to the event
  • Listed in press releases
  • 5 Thank You Tweets
  • 3 Facebook Posts
  • Giveaway
  • Welcome Video
  • Ad opportunity – up to a 30-second self-produced ad 

$15,000 – Compassion Sponsor

  • Logo placement on the Invitation, Digital Program Book, Event Website, and E-Newsletter 
  • Full page, full color, inside back cover advertisement in Digital Program Book
  • Full slide in the pre-show slide show
  • Recognition from program speakers 
  • 16 tickets to the event
  • Listed in press releases
  • 5 Thank You Tweets
  • 3 Facebook Posts
  • Giveaway
  • Ad opportunity – up to a 30-second self-produced ad

$10,000 – Empathy Sponsor

  • Logo placement on the Invitation, Digital Program Book, Event Website, and E-Newsletter 
  • Full page, full color advertisement in Digital Program Book
  • Full slide in the pre-show slide show
  • Recognition from program speakers 
  • 10 tickets to the event
  • Listed in press releases
  • 4 Thank You Tweets
  • 2 Facebook Posts
  • Giveaway
  • Ad opportunity – up to a 30-second self-produced ad

$5,000 – Inspiration Sponsor

  • Name listed on the Invitation, Digital Program Book, and E-Newsletter 
  • Logo placement on the Event Website
  • Full page, full color advertisement in Digital Program Book
  • Full slide in the pre-show slide show 
  • 8 tickets to the event
  • 3 Thank You Tweets
  • 1 Facebook Posts
  • Giveaway

$3,000 – Hope Sponsor

  • Name listed on the Invitation, Digital Program Book, Event Website, and E-Newsletter 
  • Half page, full color advertisement in Digital Program Book
  • Shared slide in the pre-show slide show
  • 6 tickets to the event
  • 2 Thank You Tweets

$1,500 – Comfort Sponsor

  • Name listed on the Invitation, Digital Program Book, Event Website, and E-Newsletter 
  • Half page, full color advertisement in Digital Program Book
  • Shared slide in the pre-show slide show
  • 4 tickets to the event
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A couple and their child run with their hands in the air at a race.

Sponsor the 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention

The 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention is Samaritans’ largest annual event, bringing together more than 2,500 runners, walkers, volunteers, and spectators in celebration of life. Sponsorship provides several options for visibility as your company helps reduce stigma and support important suicide prevention initiatives.

$15,000 – Headline Sponsor

  • Logo on the front of event t-shirt
  • Logo on printable event bib provided to participants
  • Listing in all press releases
  • Logo featured on virtual program opening slides
  • 3 thank you posts on Facebook and 5 thank you tweets
  • Recognition in thank you letters to event donors and registrants
  • Logo and link on all electronic promotions, newsletter, and website
  • 15 Complimentary employee virtual 5K registrations

$10,000 – Premier Sponsor

  • Prominent placement of logo on back of event t-shirt
  • Logo on printable event bib provided to participants
  • Listing in all press releases
  • Logo featured on virtual program opening slides
  • 2 thank you Facebook posts and 4 thank you tweets
  • Logo and link on electronic promotional materials and website
  • 10 complimentary employee virtual 5K registrations

$5,000 – Major Sponsor

  • Logo on back of event t-shirt
  • Logo on printable event bib provided to participants
  • Logo featured on virtual program opening slides
  • 1 thank you Facebook post and 3 thank you tweets
  • Logo and link on electronic promotional materials and website
  • 3 complimentary employee virtual 5K registrations

$3,000 – Supporting Sponsor

  • Logo on back of event t-shirt
  • Logo featured on virtual program opening slides
  • Logo on electronic promotional materials and website
  • 2 thank you tweets
  • 2 complimentary employee virtual 5K registrations

$1,000 – Advocate Sponsor

  • Logo on back of event t-shirt
  • Logo featured on virtual program opening slides
  • Name on electronic promotional materials and website
  • 1 complimentary employee virtual 5K registration

Host a Suicide Prevention Workshop

Your employees are in a position to notice changes in behavior in their fellow coworkers. Our suicide prevention workshops break the stigma of suicide and provide a supportive environment for discussion among colleagues. Staff will leave the workshop with the skills to help someone who may be struggling.

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Two people hugging and smiling.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities

There are many meaningful ways for your staff to join our volunteer community – on our 24/7 Helpline, as a Grief Support Services facilitator, or providing event support. We also encourage you to get creative and support the cause in ways that reflect your organization’s values or services – for instance, hosting a dance-a-thon fundraiser.

“Our choosing to work closely with this organization is because we really believe they can make a difference.”

Bill

Sanofi Genzyme, Corporate Donor

Make Your Contribution Today

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Donate by Phone

(617) 536-2460 x5

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Donate by Mail

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41 West St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 0211
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Email with Questions

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