CDS Foundation
Sponsorship Opportunities

The Chicago Dental Society Foundation hosts a variety of programs and events that provide outstanding opportunities for sponsors to participate in our mission of improving the oral health in the Chicago metropolitan area. Opportunities include both annual sponsorships as well as sponsorships specific to CDS Foundation programs and events, including the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

As a sponsor of the CDS Foundation, your company will receive special recognition that provides exposure to the Chicago Dental Society members both at Midwinter Meeting and throughout the year. Email Kristen Weber or call 312.836.7301 for more information today.

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Annual CDS Foundation Sponsorships

Premier Patrons: ($50,000 and up)

Premier patron recognition includes:

  • Sponsorship plaque in CDS Foundation clinic operatory
  • Exclusive access to Midwinter meeting Foundation events
  • Company logo on CDS Foundation website, in CDS Foundation annual report and on donor signage at Midwinter meeting
  • Inclusion of logo in (4) four CDS Foundation e-blasts

Grand Patrons: ($25,000 - $39,999)

Grant Patron recognition includes:

  • Company logo on CDS Foundation website, in CDS Foundation annual report and on donor signage at the Midwinter Meeting
  • Distinguished Patrons: ($15,000-$24,999)
  • Distinguished Patron recognition includes
  • Company name in CDS Foundation annual report and donor signage at the Midwinter Meeting

Patrons: ($5,000 - $14,999)

Patron recognition includes:

  • Logo in CDS Foundation Annual Report


Midwinter Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

CDS Foundation Donor Lounge 

Exclusive Sponsorship $10,000, Shared sponsorships available

The CDS Foundation Donor Lounge is an exclusive space reserved for CDS/CDS Foundation VIPs and Foundation donors of $250 or more. The Donor Lounge offers a space just steps away from the action at the Midwinter meeting for meetings, philanthropic camaraderie, and complimentary refreshments including continental breakfast and lunch.

Benefits of Sponsorship
  • Company name as exclusive sponsor on signage in and outside Donor Lounge in Exhibit Hall 
  • Company name recognition at CDS Foundation booth in Exhibit Hall
  • Company name and logo in all related communications and media (both electronic and print) prior to Midwinter Meeting including promotions in CDS Review, CDS/CDS Foundation website, Preliminary Program and inclusion in CDS AdPak
  • Access to CDS Foundation Donor Lounge for 10 company representatives

CDS Foundation Vision Award

Exclusive Sponsorship: $7,500/year for 3 years; $5,000/year for 5 years

The CDS Foundation Vision Award annually recognizes a dedicated philanthropist and volunteer who generously supports access to care programs and dental education for the underserved in their community; practices the dental profession with integrity, honesty and truthfulness with commitment to the protection of the public trust; demonstrates altruism in endeavors, meriting the respect of patients, colleagues and the community and leads and inspires others through a high sense of purpose and dedication.

This award is given each year at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter meeting. The award is publicized to the CDS community each fall with a nomination window that concludes on Dec. 31 each year.

Benefits of sponsorship

Sponsorship credit in all printed material and signage publicizing the CDS Foundation Vision Award Anticipated printed materials opportunities may include (subject to timing your commitment is made): 

  • Press release announcing awardee in conjunction with CDS Midwinter Meeting
  • Article in the March/April issue of the CDS Review magazine  
  • Company logo on  CDS Foundation Vision Award website page
  • Company logo on pre-Midwinter Meeting newsletter and mobile messaging/blast emails
  • Attendance and recognition at Vision Award presentation ceremony at the Midwinter Meeting
  • Promotion on Midwinter Meeting signage
  • Recognition at the CDS Foundation Booth in the Exhibit Hall
  • Floor tag as CDS Foundation sponsor (at sponsor’s booth)
  • Promotion in the Midwinter Meeting Mobile App

CDS Foundation Trivia Game in the Exhibit Hall 

Shared Sponsorship: $2,000 each (limited to 20 total participating companies)

For exhibitors at the CDS Midwinter Meeting, we provide the opportunity to participate in our Exhibit Hall Trivia Game that brings Midwinter Meeting participants to your booth. For a tax deductible donation of $2,000 we provide your company with a trivia question on the CDS Foundation Trivia Card that is included in AdPak mailing to all CDS Midwinter Meeting registrants.  

More than 15,000 meeting attendees will receive these trivia game cards in their meeting registration packets and will be invited to participate for cash prizes. 

Benefits of Sponsorship
  • Company name as exclusive sponsor on signage in and outside Donor Lounge in Exhibit Hall 
  • Company name recognition at CDS Foundation booth in Exhibit Hall 
  • Company name and logo in all related communications and media (both electronic and print) prior to Midwinter Meeting including promotions in the CDS membership magazine, CDS Review, CDS/CDS Foundation Website, Preliminary Program and inclusion in the CDS AdPak promotional mailer


Additional promotional opportunities throughout year

  • Promotion at CDS Branch Meetings (print and in-person display)
  • Promotion at CDS Regional Meetings
  • Inclusion in CDS Review Foundation article when Vision Award is promoted
  • Inclusion in CDS Foundation newsletter when Vision Award is promoted