We would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors Listed Below:
We appreciate the business and organizations who work with us to help improve the lives of the poor and feed the over 900 million hungry people in the world.
Through their generous support, these partners are truly making a difference as they demonstrate community in action. Through your support of these businesses and organizations, you are supporting the work of ECHO throughout the world.
If your business or organization would like to find out how you can become involved, please contact Danielle Flood at email@example.com
Wachovia Representatives present check to Stan Doerr, ECHO President/CEO and other staff
How can you become involved at the corporate level to support our important work with the poor?
- Support our corporate partners by using their services and products or by clicking on the images above and visiting their websites.
- As a consumer, consider purchasing products or services from the generous corporations who give back to their communities. There are many businesses that include benevolence and corporate giving in their core values and business plans, and we would like to acknowledge those listed above.
Tropical Area Sponsors for ECHO's Farm Day:
Farm Day at ECHO welcomes the public to our International Headquarters for this annual event, designed to give the visitors perspective on the world of agriculture common to the peasant farmers in developing countries. This is an exciting day, as we give the public a chance to experience unique farming demonstrations located throughout our Global Village. These demonstrations and workshops are designed to explore some extraordinary solutions capable of helping the poor grow their own food, as well as water purification, container gardening, edible landscaping, fruit trees, bamboo, and more.
We invite you to participate in ECHO’s Farm Day as a sponsor, as you receive the exposure of over 3,000 guests and various advertising opportunities. For additional information about Farm Day, please contact ECHO at 543-3246, or Danielle Flood, Ext. 1301.
Workshop and Demonstration Sponsors for ECHO's Farm Day:
- Travis Reprographics
- Fafco Solar
- Sun Harvest Citrus
- Florida Gulf Coast University
- Jensen's Twin Palms Resort and Marina
- City Smoke Barbecue
- Moe's Hot Dogs
We would also like to thank the following organizations for their in-kind donations:
- The Resort at Marina Village
- The Florida Repertory Theater
- Tween Waters Inn
- First Bank & US Sugar
- The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
- Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise
- Parrot Key Caribbean Grill
- Jasons Deli
Ask your employer about their matching gift program
There are thousands of philanthropic companies that reward their employees and retirees with their generous matching gifts for their volunteerism or their outright donations. For example, Exxon Mobil has a program that pays a $500 grant for 20 or more hours of time volunteered; an organization can receive up to $5,000 from an individual’s involvement. This could help pay for an intern to study at ECHO or a golf cart to take people on tours of our farm.
Other companies that have charitable matching gift programs include Pfizer, who matches 1:1 and Johnson & Johnson, who match up to 2:1. Bank of America has a volunteer matching gift program, and IBM also has a matching gift ratio for retirees of .50:1 for cash matches. Each company has eligibility information specific to their organization, so please make sure they will match our focus.
ECHO has the resources to find out if your company doubles or even triples your investment in our fight against world hunger. You may also call your employer, or you may look up the company on www.matchinggifts.com to see if they participate in a matching gifts program.
Taste The World
Created to educate the public of the issues of world hunger, ECHO’s Taste The World event gives the community a chance to come together, enjoy a fun evening out and put their hard-earned resources to work helping the poor, all without leaving the local scene. In the past two years, this event has doubled in size, and we expect an exciting turn-out this year as well. Marketing for the event last year reached over 26,000 households nationwide through our ECHO News Magazine and email marketing and 143,000 locally through radio, print media, direct mail and email marketing campaigns. ECHO is an international non-profit organization located in North Fort Myers, Florida, established to equip people with agricultural resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor. ECHO serves a network of 3000 individuals and organizations in 180 countries. We hope that you will join us as we strive to end hunger worldwide. With your help, hunger is reduced and lives are restored.
We invite you to participate in ECHO’s Taste The World event as a sponsor, as you receive the exposure of over 3,000 guests and various advertising opportunities. For additional information about Farm Day, please contact ECHO at 543-3246, or Danielle Flood, Ext. 1301.
Have your corporate team building meeting at ECHO:
ECHO offers a great environment for corporate team building, staff meetings, and luncheons. We have a covered, screened Pavilion, complete with water and electricity for your needs. We will be happy to recommend a nearby deli for catering if you need a lunch provider. Your staff will enjoy the ECHO experience as they tour our Global Farm to see how ECHO is working with the poor worldwide in agriculture. Visit our bookstore after the tour to purchase books or pick up some seed packets!
Collaborate with us on a specific project or program:
Please contact us for specific information at (239) 567-3327.
Allow your employees to volunteer at ECHO as part of your staff volunteer program.
If you or your employees are looking for a way to become involved in the community through volunteerism, we have plenty of opportunities available. Whether they decide to do this on their own, or as a corporate group on a work team project, there is always something to do at ECHO!
Hold a third-party event to benefit the mission of ECHO:
Put on a special event such as a golf or fishing tournament or special dinner to benefit ECHO and over 3000 organizations we serve. They can be a fun away to include your employees in giving back.