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Ring of Honor
Cost to Sponsor: $30,000
High up on the walls in the Carousel room, the names of those who gave (or are still giving) most to the Albany Carousel look down proudly at the majesty and beauty of the structure they wrought.
They surround the Carousel with all the love and care they gave to the project through all its long years, and will continue watching over it for the rest of time. You, too, can add your name to that elite list and join with them in their watch.
Also, though. It is pretty impressive to have your name in letters THAT BIG up on a wall at a non-profit. Especially a non-profit as quirky cool as a Carousel. That’s some serious clout. Add your name to all of theirs and then you can humblebrag that into conversation ALL OVER THE PLACE.
Carousel Floor Panel
Cost to Sponsor: $2,500
Talk about an absolutely integral support- you could LITERALLY be the ground we walk (well, spin) on by sponsoring one of our Carousel floor panels!
There are a total of 16 pie-shaped sections. Each sponsor will have a plaque installed inscribed with their name and their message.
Cost to Sponsor: $40,000
Currently, the sound system installed here at the Carousel has a translation feature we can’t figure out how to turn off that makes everyone sound like the teachers from the Peanuts.
Sometimes, the staff is okay with this as it means we can say with all honesty we didn’t hear the call to clean up a mess in the bathroom when our boss tried to reach us.
But most of the time, a sound system that left voices in English would be preferred. At our events, everyone could hear and understand what was being said instead of smiling politely and pretending to. Seriously- it is a little awkward.
Your sponsorship could bring an end to that. Please, end the awkward.
Cost to Sponsor: $18,000
Help get the word out about the magic of the Carousel to every motorist that drives on Interstate 5 by sponsoring a carousel billboard. Then every motorist on the highway will know about our Carousel- plus, when the state trooper taking advantage of the new billboard by using it as a hiding spot in their speed trap pulls you over, you can tell them that YOU provided that location for them. They will be so grateful, they will let you off with a warning and call ahead to tell all the other officers to just let you go on by. (Allegedly!)
Mostly, though, this would vastly increase awareness of our gorgeous Carousel and hopefully get some more people in the door to appreciate how stunning it is and all the work that went into it.
Cost to Sponsor: $10,000
We get it, introverts. You love the Carousel from the bottom of your heart, but you would also rather take the SATS again (but in Spanish, this time) then have to make idle small talk with our volunteer cashiers in our gift shop or cafe (although we promise they are very nice.) We get it. We see you.
So- sponsor a Token Dispenser! No small talk required- just feed your dollar bills in and it spits the tokens right out for you. That simple.
Not really anything we can do about the operator at the Carousel gate though. Maybe just avoid eye contact? We’ll keep working on it.
Cost to Sponsor: $2,400 for 5000 tokens (featuring one animal)
Includes 250 tokens (a $500 value!) given to the sponsor
Sometimes, when a sponsor and their animal meet and love each other very much, they decide to announce it to the world by making up a carousel ride token bearing the likeness of the animal on it. It’s a beautiful announcement of love and is always cause for celebration here.
Sometimes, though, for whatever reason, the sponsor decides they don’t want to have a token made up. But, we here mused, should that mean that the animal NEVER gets to have a golden token with it’s picture on it? Nay, we think NOT!
After all, that animal has just as much a right to a golden token as any of the rest of the menagerie. That’s why we decided to make room for more love by way of a token sponsor.
So. You can now be the token sponsor and have tokens made up for all your favorite animals! Any animal that does not currently have tokens made for it is available. Our goal is to have tokens for each and every animal on the Carousel- help us make it happen!
Tour Guide Podium
Cost to Sponsor: $5,000
The tour guide podium is located in the lobby of our building and is where guests wait for their volunteer tour guide to lead them down to explore our basement museum, as well as meet the carvers and see the stunning work being done by the fabulous volunteers in the carving studio.
By sponsoring the podium, you are ensuring tours to come for generations of carousel guests. When you sponsor, your name and a message will be inscribed on a plaque and hung from the front of the podium.
Help us teach our mission and our history, as well as the history of the Dentzel Family and of the carousel, and keep the love of carousels alive for the next generation.
Washer & Dryer
Cost to Sponsor: $2,500
Between all the ice cream cones served, birthday parties, corporate rentals, and private events had, volunteer vests and aprons worn, and carousel animals ridden, there are quite a few messes made and towels & linens soiled here at the Albany Carousel. We love providing a clean and beautiful space for the community- but currently, our long-suffering washerwoman/ executive director dutifully slugs home numerous huge sackfuls of laundry to be washed, dried, folded, and lugged back every week.
Save her washer and dryer (as well as her sanity and spare time) by sponsoring a washer and dryer to be installed in the basement of the Carousel, so we can do what we do so well by all chipping in to help keep the towels washed and linens pressed.
Cost to Sponsor: $3,000
Availability: 1 per year
(2022 sold! Bringing joy to the carousel and the community, in honor of Joyce Buschek)
Of course, it’s always magic at our Carousel, but when the Christmas season arrives, Christmas magic and Carousel magic combine into an explosion of holiday cheer and joy unmatched anywhere else in at least the mid-Willamette Valley, and possibly (most likely) the entire world.
Be part of creating that joy explosion by sponsoring the Carousel Christmas Lighting, making sure our building looks as festive and joyful on the outside as we all know it is on the inside.
Plus, this sponsorship comes with an absolute guarantee that the sponsor ends up on Santa’s Nice List. He comes to the Carousel every year- Nick and I are on first name terms- and he verified this 100%. He also said he’d think that person was a pretty cool guy.
So. Joy Explosion. Santa thinks you’re cool. And your naughty list transgressions of the past year are overlooked. Plus, you will just make the building look so pretty and that is a really nice thing to do for the community.