SPONSOR & PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION

May 25-27, 2023

Rise & Remember exists to remember those who have been lost unjustly and to gather people together to rise to the occasion to pursue racial justice. Our vision is to host an annual global festival that fosters community and builds racial equity.

The George Floyd Global Memorial (GFGM) and the community at George Floyd Square will host the 3rd Annual Rise & Remember celebration at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, MN from May 25-27, 2023. This event commemorates the 3rd Angelversary of the death of George Floyd and honors impacted families of police violence. The event centers the family of George "Perry" Floyd, families impacted by injustice, and the value of people having the power to heal each other in community.

Your sponsorship or community partnership will help the George Floyd Global Memorial and the people who are coming from across the nation to remember those we have lost and create new paths toward racial justice and healing. Through art, wellness practitioners, sports, storytelling, food, community based organizations, black-owned business amplification, inspirational speakers, and remembrance rituals, Rise and Remember gathers people at the epicenter of the largest social movement on record to provide tools and resources that will help people channel the power of remembrance into forward insights and ideas for nurturing racial justice and the healing power of community.

George Floyd changed the world. Rise and Remember helps us chart a path to stay changed.

AREAS TO SUPPORT

FESTIVAL

The Rise and Remember festival creates space for people to engage, learn, and grow in community with joy. This event features local vendors, black-owned food trucks and restaurants, and a free concert to bring together local and national talent. Sounds of Blackness, Common, Maria Isa, the MN Orchestra, the MN Chorale, and 29:11 International Exchange have all graced our stage.

By sponsoring the festival, you will provide reprieve for families impacted by injustice, support local black-owned businesses, and give people access to a pathway to pursue racial justice through art and the practice of collective remembrance.

Festival Sponsorship Impact Areas

  • Stages & Live Art

  • Self-Care Fair

  • Sports Zone

  • Kid's Zone

  • Art Exhibition

  • Food

  • Mutual Aid

  • Black-Owned Business Vendors

  • Inspirational Speakers

  • Volunteers

  • Venue Operation (includes Medical & Security)


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GALA

The George Floyd Global Memorial will host its 2nd annual gala during Rise and Remember 2023. We are expanding our relationships as we grow, and we want to be in relationship with you.

Since the 2020 Uprising, the George Floyd Global Memorial has conserved and preserved over 5,000 offerings laid at the memorial to George Floyd. This cultural heritage preservation work is not only important to tell the story for generations to come but to bring racial equity to the industry. There is an estimation of 4.4% of archivist across the nation who identify as Black. Furthermore, there are less than 20 Black art conservators nation-wide. The George Floyd Global Memorial seeks to use our unique position to create change.

In addition to the rememory experience we will exhibit through the offerings, we seek to provide: 1) Guided pilgrimage journey through George Floyd Square that will employ and empower local community members to tell their own story with dignity. 2) Internships for black youth that will expose them to the cultural heritage preservation industry through a story they helped create. 3) A center for black art conservation that will specialize in protest art and provide fellowships for budding black art conservators. 4) The annual experience of Rise and Remember. 5) Traveling exhibits to allow the stories to go to people who cannot come to Minnesota. Because this is the memorial that the people built, we are committed to our exhibits being no-cost to the public.

Your sponsorship of the GFGM Gala helps our organization fulfill its mission throughout the year.

Gala Sponsorship Impact Areas:

  • Provide art conservation treatment for the existing offerings.

  • Hire an executive leadership team.

  • Launch a new center for black art conservation.

  • Build racial equity within the cultural heritage preservation industry.

  • Establish a permanent home for the George Floyd Global Memorial.

  • Create new jobs within the local Minneapolis economy.

For a minimum sponsorship of $5,000, you will receive a reserved table at the gala.


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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Candlelight vigils are healing. On May 25, 2023 the George Floyd Global Memorial will host its annual candlelight vigil to remember George Floyd on the day he took his last breath. We create candlelight vigils as sacred moments of remembrance that help people center themselves, reflect, and find solace in community. The act of lighting a candle is an act of solidarity.

Your sponsorship will allow people to engage a healing experience that centers black voices and the family of George Floyd. Funding will go toward the programming and the purchase of over 500 LED candles to serve as tributes to victims from Impacted Families and provide an honorarium for George Floyd Square memorial caretakers planning the experience.


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IMPACTED FAMILIES

Families impacted by police violence (Impacted Families) matter. Their loss is great, and many are still fighting for justice. For this reason, the George Floyd Global Memorial centers Impacted Families as our VIP guests. The families are extremely grateful for the people who have walked with and fought alongside them.

Your sponsorship will

  • Cover costs for community information tables for Impacted Families.

  • Provide a VIP experience for Impacted Families.

  • Sponsor gala tickets for Impacted Families.

  • Support travel expenses for families across the nation who desire to attend but have economic hardship.


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SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Global Sponsor: $25,000+

Red Level Sponsor: $10,000-$24,999

Black Level Sponsor: $5,000-$9,999

Green Level Sponsor:$2,500-$4,999

Boots on the Ground Partner: Up to $1,000-$2,499 or provide an in-kind donation

Sponsor Benefits Coming Soon.

WAYS TO GIVE

PAYPAL

The George Floyd Global Memorial is an approved non-profit organization with payment processing set up through PayPal. You may send sponsorships directly through PayPal by clicking the link below.

GFGM PayPal

MAIL A CHECK

Please make checks payable to George Floyd Global Memorial.

Memo: Rise and Remember 2023

Mailing Address:
George Floyd Global Memorial
3501 Chicago Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

YOUR COMPANY PORTAL

If your company has a designated portal that requires registration from the George Floyd Global Memorial, please contact Jeanelle Austin, Executive Director, at jeanelle@gfgmemorial.org. We are an approved 501(c)3 tax exempt organization since October 2020.

George Floyd Global Memorial
Company Phone: 612-302-3433
Company Email: Welcome@georgefloydglobalmemorial.org

Mailing Address:

George Floyd Global Memorial
3501 Chicago Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

RISE & REMEMBER

2022 COMMUNITY PARTNERS

GLOBAL SPONSOR

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

UnitedHealthcare


RED LEVEL SPONSOR

BESTBUY

BLACK VISIONS


BLACK LEVEL SPONSOR

HealthPartners

VIBE SET


BOOTS ON THE GROUND PARTNER

29:11 International Exchange

38th & Chicago

612M*A*S*H

Agape Movement Co.

Calvary Lutheran Church

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

City Food Studio

Color Of Change

Community Needs Community

Craft & Crew Hospitality

CTUL

D’amico Catering

Emmett Till Legacy Foundation

Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence

First Tee Minnesota

George Floyd Square

Georgia Fort

Gibson Dunn

Heritage Youth Sports Foundation

Home Base

Howard University

Listen Media Usa

Longfellow Nokomis Messenger

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Memorialize The Movement

Million Artist Movement

Minnesota African American History Museum & Gallery

Minnesota Chorale

Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Nurses Association

MN Teen Activists

Need T-Shirts Printed, Inc.

Northwestern Health Sciences University

OneCause

People Helping People

People’s Closet

Pimento Relief Services

Racial Agency Initiative

Running Water Entertainment

Soulspeak Expressions

Southwest Connector

St John’s Episcopal Church

Stillwater-Companies

Total Wine & More

Twin Cities Interfaith Movement Chaplains

University of Minnesota Women’s Volleyball

W&W Protection