Be a Sponsor

The Great Lakes Folk Festival is a non-profit venture that relies on public and private support. Major cash and in-kind support from Michigan State University, the City of East Lansing, and the State of Michigan (through the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs) provides the financial foundation for the festival, but over $200,000 in additional funds must be raised annually in order to continue making the festival a family-friendly, free event.

Contributions made to the festival are also considered gifts to Michigan State University and as such, are tax-deductible as provided by law and count towards membership in MSU’s donor societies. Contributions may also be eligible for some employee matching gift programs.

Opportunities and Benefits Form

There are many opportunities for individuals and businesses to play an important role in bringing the Great Lakes Folk Festival to East Lansing. Please consider a gift in support of one of the following to help underwrite the costs— we thank you for your generosity!

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Stage & Special Programs Sponsor Opportunities - $7,500

Legacy Level Opportunities - $5000

Heritage Level Opportunities - $2500

Traditional Level Opportunities - $2500

Community Level Opportunities - $500

The GLFF would love to work with you in tailoring a sponsorship packet to fit you and your interests. Please contact us for additional opportunities.

The Michigan State University Museum is a 501(c)3 organization and contributions to the MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival qualify for a charitable tax deduction as well as recognition in Michigan State University’s donor societies.