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Our Hope
is in Christ

The 29th International Conference of

the US-China Catholic Association

August 2-4, 2024

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

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Center for World Catholicism

Sponsorship Opportunities

USCCA 29th International Conference

Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary


Conference Dates: August 2-4, 2024
Venue: DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Conference Theme: “Our Hope is in Christ.”


 

Our Mission

Inspired by the Gospel, the mission of the US-China Catholic Association is to build bridges of friendship and dialogue between people of China and the United States by offering educational, service, and cultural programs in support of the Church and the larger society.

 

Our Vision

The vision of the US-China Catholic Association is to build friendship and cooperation between Catholics in China and in the United States for the flourishing of society.

Overview of Sponsorships

Conference registration never covers the full cost of a conference. There are always attendees whose  participation is valuable but who cannot cover full cost. As part of our commitment to the Chinese and American Friendship Ministry, we are especially committed to supporting college and university students  who would like to attend the conference. And this year, we expect that dining and facility expenses will be more than we had anticipated.  

 

With that in mind, we are seeking conference sponsors who can help cover one or other aspect of the conference. We do not have to cover every item in this list, but if we get sponsors to cover approximately $35,000 to $50,000, we are assured of breaking even.  

For more information, please email director@uscatholicchina.org.
 

Special Conference Sponsors (Unrestricted Gifts for Greatest Needs)

 

Diamond Sponsor

$35,000

Sapphire Sponsor

$20,000

 

Gold Sponsor

$10,000

Silver

$5,000

 

Bronze

$2,500

Sponsor a Keynote Speaker

Four opportunities remain available:

  • Friday evening opening keynote speaker, Dr. Naomi Thurston from Hong Kong (confirmed)

  • Saturday morning keynote speaker, Fr. Augustine Tsang from Taiwan (confirmed)

  • Sunday afternoon closing keynote speaker (invited)

  • Suggested sponsorship: $1,500 to $2,500 per keynote speaker. 

  • Total for other expenses can range from $750 to $1000 including audio visual and recording.

 

Sponsor Panelists

Nine opportunities remain available:

  • Six panels on Saturday

  • Three panels on Sunday

  • Each panel usually has three speakers

  • Suggested sponsorship: $1,250 per panel 

 

Sponsor Visitors from the Church in China

$750 for registration, meals, room, and travel if not in Chicago

$250 for registration and meals if in Chicago 

More than ten opportunities remain available.

Sponsor a Director of Campus Ministry (Friendship Ministry)

$750 for registration, meals, room, and travel if not in Chicago

$250 for registration and meals if in Chicago

More than ten opportunities remain available.

Sponsor a University Student or Young Professional (Friendship Ministry)

$500 for registration, meals, room, and travel if not in Chicago

$150 for registration and meals if in Chicago 

More than ten opportunities remain available.​

Sponsor Keynote Reception 

$2,500

 

Sponsor Breakfast

$1,000 for Saturday morning

$1,000 for Sunday morning

 

Sponsor Morning and Afternoon Tea Service

$1,000 for Saturday Morning

$1,000 for Saturday Afternoon

​$500 for Sunday Morning

 

Sponsor the August 3 Liturgical Celebration

​Suggested sponsorship: $2,500

 

Sponsor the Award Banquet 

$10,000 


Sponsor a Table

$1,000

 

Post-Conference Sponsorships

 

Sponsor Post-Conference Pastoral Visits

  • Join fellow participants in tour of several of Chicago’s iconic churches

  • Suggested donation: $500 to underwrite transportation costs

Individuals, nonprofits, and corporate sponsors will be acknowledged throughout the Conference, on the USCCA website, and in the Conference program.

 

Partial sponsorships are most welcome.

For more information, email director@uscatholicchina.org

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