Sponsorship and Advertising

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Miami University, founded in 1997, is a non-credit, self-supporting program for senior learners. Classes—offered in two semesters each year—are taught by ILR members, retired and active faculty, and outside experts. The purpose of these classes is to expand knowledge and explore ideas in an informal, flexible and non-competitive environment. There are no prerequisites, no exams, and no grades—only the opportunity to learn with contemporaries. But perhaps best of all, the life experience of all members elevates the intellectual discourse.

ILR is a member-driven organization. A 12-member Board of Directors oversees the program. All members of the board and its committees, as well as instructors, speakers, and presenters are volunteers. There currently are only two (one full-time and one part-time) Miami staff members.

ILR is self-supporting. While we receive office space, classroom space, equipment, and access to departmental support (accounting, registration, etc.) from Miami University, we do not receive financial support. We are responsible for all program expenses, overhead, and the salary and benefits of the ILR staff.

Most of the program’s yearly expenses are covered by registration fees, but about 10-15% of costs are supplied by gifts from the participants or from ad space in each semester’s catalog, which reaches over 3,500 individuals a year via direct mail, and many hundreds—if not more—online via our website, email newsletters, and social networking.

ILR depends on the generosity of our great community partners. We humbly request your support in one of the following ways:

  • ILR Semester Sponsor; $3,500
    The sponsor’s logo appears on our website’s homepage as well as in all mass communication throughout the semester and the months leading up to it, including the ILR Course Catalog (3300+ printed and distributed via direct mail or through local libraries and businesses) and all email newsletters (2500+ distribution). The sponsor also receives one half-page ad in the ILR Course Catalog (print catalog—black and white, digital catalog—full color) and is invited to bring an ILR tour to their facilities (added to our catalog’s schedule).
  • Full-Page Ad: $1500
    One full-page ad in the ILR Course Catalog
    Print catalog, black and white; digital catalog, full color (7 ½” W x 10” L)
  • Half-Page Ad: $850
    One half-page ad in the ILR Course Catalog
    Print catalog, black and white; digital catalog, full color (7 ½” W x 4 ¾” L)
  • Quarter-Page Ad: $450
    One quarter-page ad in the ILR Course Catalog
    Print catalog, black and white; digital catalog, full color (3 ½” W x 4 ¾” L)
If you have any questions about how your sponsorship is advertised or your ad will be displayed, Judy Macke can answer those questions as well as provide past examples. She will handle coordination of the development/placement of the ads as well as the promotion of the ILR sponsor to maximize the benefits of your participation.