October 18, 2019October 18, 2019

Business Equality Luncheon

Cream City Foundation’s 11th Annual Business Equality Luncheon is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier corporate event focusing on the state of LGBTQ+ communities in the business sector. With approximately 500 business professionals and community leaders in attendance, the event celebrates and promotes equality, inclusivity, and fairness for all workers in the greater Milwaukee area.

The Business Equality Luncheon also highlights our LGBTQ+ Scholarship program, a cornerstone of the event. With this year’s scholarships, over $100,000 has been awarded to LGBTQ+ students since the program’s inception in 2015.

For this year’s keynote speaker, Cream City Foundation is thrilled to welcome Billy Bean, Major League Baseball Vice President & Special Assistant to the Commissioner. Bean works with all 30 MLB clubs to bring awareness and ensure an equitable, inclusive, and supportive workplace for everyone.

Bean, who came out as gay in 1999 after his playing career ended, spent eight years in the MLB with stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Diego. He authored a book titled “Going the Other Way,” detailing his choice to leave the majors in the prime of his career and his path toward acceptance of self and from the game he loves. His relatable memoir brings to light the internal struggles of our communities within the professional realm, and how his difficult decisions helped frame his activism with the LGBTQ+ community.

Thank you to all of our 2019 event sponsors!
The full list, as well as links to each, can be found below.

Business Equality Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

  • Company logo displayed as a Presenting Sponsor at the 2018 Business Equality Luncheon and in all event materials (invitation, website, program)
  • Signage at the event (created by your company)
  • Opportunity to give welcome remarks to guests of 10th Anniversary Business Equality Luncheon
  • Logo on Cream City Foundation website throughout the year
  • Features on the Cream City Foundation social media platforms, including Facebook
  • Announcement of our partnership in a press release sent to our media contacts
  • Priority table seating for 16 (2 tables) at Business Equality Luncheon
  • Scholarship Banquet invitations for 4 at a pre-event reception honoring the awardees (date TBD)

Gold Sponsor - $5,000

  • Company logo displayed as a Gold Sponsor at the 2018 Business Equality and in all event materials (invitations, website, program)
  • Company Logo featured on signage at the event
  • Recognition from the podium at the event
  • Logo on Cream City Foundation website
  • Features on the Cream City Foundation social media platforms, including Facebook
  • Priority table seating for 8
  • Scholarship Banquet invitations for 4 at a pre-event reception honoring the awardees (date TBD)

Silver Sponsor - $2,500

  • Company logo displayed as Silver Sponsor at the 2018 Business Equality Luncheon and in all event materials (invitation, website, program)
  • Company Logo featured on signage at the event
  • Logo on Cream City Foundation website
  • Features on the Cream City Foundation social media platforms, including Facebook
  • Announcement of our partnership in a press release sent to our media contacts
  • Priority table seating for 8
  • Scholarship Banquet invitations for 4 at a pre-event reception honoring the awardees (date TBD)

Table Sponsor - $1,000

  • Company name displayed at Luncheon as Table Sponsor and in all Luncheon marketing materials (invitation, website, program)
  • Includes a table for 8
  • Scholarship Banquet invitations for 4 at a pre-event reception honoring the awardees (date TBD)

Non-Profit Sponsor - $500

  • Organization name displayed at Luncheon and in all Luncheon marketing materials (invitation, website, program)
  • Includes a table for 8
  • Scholarship Banquet invitations for 4 at a pre-event reception honoring the awardees (date TBD)



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Business Equality Luncheon

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