Corporate Partners



Sponsoring an exhibition, event, or program at the Carolina Raptor Center provides companies with access to a unique platform to reach a diverse and growing audience, while demonstrating environmental and cultural leadership. Recognizing that each company has different objectives, we build customized marketing and benefits packages to meet your needs. Among the opportunities for sponsorship are special signature events including Fall for Raptors, Raptor Rendezvous, Owloween, International Vulture Awareness Day and more. Exhibitions including bird enclosures, the Raptor Trail, and the Raptor Hospital. Programs include professional training series through the Raptor Academy, Keeper Chats, Fly-By’s and much more!

Sponsorship benefits may include:

  • Prominent recognition in media campaigns and onsite at the center
  • Onsite direct marketing opportunities
  • Generous ticket benefits, including special exhibitions.
  • Invitations to VIP events
  • Opportunities for client, or employee entertainment
  • Discounted employee tickets and memberships
  • Facility rental discounts

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT through Carolina Raptor with opportunities for team building and volunteer participation.

CLIENT ENTERTAINMENT with guest passes and discounts for special and corporate events.

DISCOUNTS on General Admission tickets and individual memberships.

EXECUTIVE BENEFITS including individual upper-level memberships and invitations to exclusive events.

RECOGNITION for supporting the important work of the Carolina Raptor Center.

To learn more about a partnership with the Carolina Raptor Center please email Matt Lake, Director of Special Projects at [email protected] or call (804) 928-4147.


Some companies create charitable foundations to manage their annual donations to charitable causes. The Raptor Center has forged long-term relationships with corporate foundations in order to partner with them to help them meet their goals for the Charlotte region. Priorities such as education, research, the environment, children, access, and volunteerism drive corporations to give to the Raptor Center to support our service to this community.


Matching gifts represent about $20,000 in the Raptor Center’s annual giving total. Many employers will match their employee’s financial contributions and/or volunteer efforts to help the Raptor Center. To find out if your employer matches charitable contributions or to pick up a matching gift form, please speak to a Human Resources representative at your company.