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Please call or e-mail to learn about our exciting sponsorship opportunities.

Connie Sellers,
Seminars Coordinator
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Fees paid by participating journalists cover only a portion of the cost of the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. The Wharton School and generous corporate and foundation sponsors underwrite honoraria for faculty as well as the costs of classroom facilities, materials, and meals.

Among the benefits of sponsorship:

  • Association with world-renowned media outlets and the Wharton School.
  • Representatives of participating companies are given recognition during the program and are the distinguished guests of honor at the "Sponsors' Dinner," held during the program.
  • Organizations are given full recognition in promotional materials, including a link from the Seminars Web site.
  • Contribution counts toward full participation in the Wharton Partnership Program.

Become a Sponsor

We invite you to support the program and become a sponsor. If you would like to learn more, please contact us directly at communications@wharton.upenn.edu or download the sponsorship brochure.

$7,500 "Sponsor"
At this level your organization will receive:

  • Recognition in all seminar publications, including course materials, the sponsorship brochure, Philadelphia dinner program booklet and the Seminars’ Web site.
  • The option of submitting a quote relevant to business journalism from your company’s spokesperson for use either on our Web site or in our literature.
  • The chance to send two representatives to attend any two sessions, as well as the cocktail reception and Sponsors’ Dinner. This is an excellent opportunity to network with journalists from top national and international news organizations.

$15,000 "Partner"
In addition to the benefits provided at the $7,500 level, your organization will receive:

  • The option of exclusively hosting a luncheon, dinner or cocktail party during one of the programs (on a first-come-first-serve basis).
  • Recognition as members of the Wharton Partnership, which provides alliances with researchers, increased visibility on campus and a competitive recruiting edge.
  • The option to designate monies to a sponsors’ tuition fund for under-represented journalists groups or to national and international journalists who otherwise could not afford this educational experience.

Sponsors’ Comments

“This is our first time sponsoring the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. I am impressed with the collaborative approach, the sharing of best practices and the engaging presentations and networking sessions. At CENTURY 21, we believe in "Smarter. Bolder. Faster." real estate agents. With our sponsorship of the Seminars we seek to help journalists learn how to be the same in this digital-age, technology-based society we all operate in.”
Bev Thorne, Century 21 Real Estate LLC
In addition to developing new relationships, Sprint’s sponsorship of the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists helps business reporters connect with top notch faculty and gain a greater knowledge of how companies operate, manage risk and communicate to their stakeholders.
Doug Duvall, Sprint
Wharton's Seminars for Business Journalists features world class educators, and goes beyond the classroom to provide participants with a range of experiences that help them develop their reporting capabilities. Any organization that values superior, accurate reporting, along with the benefits of building new relationships with business/financial journalists, should seriously consider supporting this unique program.
Jon Kasle, Raytheon Company
Northwestern Mutual is proud to support the Wharton School’s mission to provide media with current business and economic knowledge through its Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists. We believe that understanding the role of risk management and its relevance in today’s complex economic environment gives journalists added perspective in their reporting of financial security topics for individuals and businesses.
Jean Towell, Northwestern Mutual
At Syngenta we are dedicated to 'bringing plant potential to life.' Achieving potential is why we sponsor the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists which helps participants reach a higher level of acumen. We believe that innovation in any walk of life, from farms to newsrooms, is key to continued success. Helping business journalists better understand the topics they cover will lead to more insightful coverage.
Paul Minehart, Syngenta Corporation