Near South Planning Board
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Sponsorship Opportunities

We ask that you support our efforts to invigorate Chicago's Near South community.
  • Your contributions can sponsor: Authors in the Schools - Be an “angel” and sponsor this literacy program in one of Chicago’s inner-city schools.
  • Bus Tour of the Near South - Promote your organization’s name on the bright red open-air trolley that tours the Near South during the Printers Row Lit Fest, which draws an estimated 100,000 people each year. Your organization also will be featured at the bus tour tent located at an entrance point to the fair.
  • Near South Planning Board Member Table at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Promote your organization at our booth at this legendary Chicago event that attracts close to 100,000 people annually.
  • Young Authors Award Reception - Promote your organization and children’s literacy at the same time by sponsoring this Near South Planning Board event at the Printers Row Lit Fest for winners of the Chicago Public Schools Young Authors’ Competition.
  • Harold Washington Literary Award Dinner - Attend this elegant evening with leaders of Chicago arts, letters, education and industry to honor the Harold Washington Literary Award recipient on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
  • Holiday Party - Celebrate the joy of the season with Near South Planning Board in December. Call 312.987-1980 for details.
Event Calendar
Harold Washington Literary Dinner