Support The 500 Festival

Support The 500 Festival

GET INVOLVED WITH THE 500 FESTIVAL!

Many Ways To Get Involved!

The 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization supported by corporate sponsorship, event registrations, program participation, and membership fees. The organization produces over 30 events and programs each year reaching a wide range of individuals. Whether your goal is VIP hospitality, to promote your business, or just to get involved, there are many opportunities available and crafted to fit just about any need. Join us as we celebrate the Month of May!

Many Ways To Get Involved!

The 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization supported by corporate sponsorship, event registrations, program participation, and membership fees. The organization produces over 30 events and programs each year reaching a wide range of individuals. Whether your goal is VIP hospitality, to promote your business, or just to get involved, there are many opportunities available and crafted to fit just about any need. Join us as we celebrate the Month of May!

BECOME A SPONSOR

SUPPORT THE 500 FESTIVAL

The 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization supported by corporate sponsorship, event registrations, program participation, and membership fees. Each year, thousands of Hoosiers and visitors participate in 500 Festival activities throughout May. Whether it’s athletes participating in the Mini-Marathon or 5K, fourth-grade students participating in the Education Program, families enjoying Indiana’s largest festival for kids, or spectators being dazzled by one of the nation’s premier parades, they were there celebrating the legacy and traditions with us!

The 500 Festival produces about 50 events and programs annually. Our corporate sponsors receive numerous benefits through these programs and events, including a VIP connection with the 500 Festival and its members, visibility at events, reach through our registrants and ticket holders, ongoing information, and a true partnership.

Whether your goal is VIP hospitality, promoting your organization, or if you’re looking for something individually crafted for your specific audience, we have opportunities!

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

Join us for the festivities surrounding the Month of May! Please email us at sponsorships@500festival.com to learn more.

BECOME A CORPORATE MEMBER

The 500 Festival Corporate Member Program, presented by Apex Benefits, is a turnkey opportunity for businesses to get involved in the Month of May and extend hospitality and ticket benefits to employees and clients. Corporate Members also receive invitations to private events featuring racing’s most exclusive locations and personalities, and company recognition.

Comprised of more than 75 companies, the 500 Festival Corporate Member program, presented by Apex Benefits, unites businesses around the 500 Festival’s mission: to enrich lives, celebrate the Indianapolis 500, and foster a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.

Membership offers opportunities to build and maintain meaningful connections and increase your company’s visibility. From large, publicly traded corporations to emerging startups, there’s a Corporate Membership that’s right for you.

ANNUAL INVESTMENT

$1,500 | A great introduction to the 500 Festival

$5,000 | The most tickets, recognition & discounts to celebrate the Month of May

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

CORPORATE MEMBER PERKS

  • Invitations to private Corporate Member events that feature unique access to Indy’s most exclusive locations and personalities

  • Suite tickets to the Corporate Member VIP Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Tickets to practice and qualifications for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500

  • Tickets and VIP access to 500 Festival events, including the AES 500 Festival Parade and OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

  • Employee discounts

  • Recognition at Corporate Member events, on the 500 Festival’s website (including our Month of May webpage), and other 500 Festival materials

TESTIMONIALS

“The 500 Festival Corporate Member program provides exclusive access to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. It’s the best way to experience Indy’s friendly hospitality while connecting with prominent corporate executives throughout the city. Membership also gives business owners a unique opportunity to reward their staff.”

MARTY HILL, VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING, SPORT GRAPHICS

“The 500 Festival Corporate Member Program unites businesses around the state of Indiana and provides unique ways for our members to offer engaging opportunities to both employees and clients. Now more than ever, providing stability to our communities in these uncertain times is critical and the 500 Festival Corporate Member program provides a terrific platform to help serve that need.”

ROBERT PRUITT, REGIONAL MANAGING PARTNER, FORVIS

Our MCM CPAs & Advisors team has been proud to be a corporate member of the 500 Festival. This year has presented many challenges in our community, and it’s more important than ever to support local organizations that make Indianapolis a better place to live and work. Our core values–People Matter, Leaders Inspire, and Excellence Rules–align with the values of the 500 Festival and their spirit of volunteerism. We’re thankful for the opportunity to support the 500 Festival and look forward to celebrating many checkered flag events in the future.”

REBEKAH PAYNE, ASSURANCE PARTNER – INDIANAPOLIS LOCATION LEADER, MCM CPA’S & ADVISORS

CORPORATE MEMBER REWARDS

  • Owned by 500 Festival Board Member Sarah Fisher and a place of past Corporate Member events, SIK is the perfect host for your next corporate event. Plus, 500 Festival Corporate Members receive 10% off the full event price. Just use the code: 500FESTIVAL2024!

  • Courtesy of Aqua Systems: “Buy 4 Bags of Salt Get one FREE” – Good at any Aqua Systems location (Pick up only)

  • Your fellow Corporate Member, Fanfare Tickets, has graciously provided a discount to all involved in the program. By using the code “festivalmember” through their website, you will receive $10 off.

  • FORVIS has created a new resource center to help disseminate important tax and accounting information for our clients and friends. Click here to learn more!

Want to provide a discount or incentive to the companies who are members of the program? Please reach out to us with those details!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Want to know more about the Corporate Member Program? Reach out to us today at  sponsorships@500festival.com!

JOSH REICHART

Director of Strategic Partnerships

PAT MERNA

VP of Strategic Partnerships

OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS

LEND YOUR SUPPORT OF THE 500 FESTIVAL

The 500 Festival needs your support as an official supplier to continue to build on 50 years of bringing Hoosiers together to celebrate the month of May in Indiana and the famed Indianapolis 500. And, as an official supplier of the 500 Festival, many benefits are provided to your company or organization that will assist you in reaching your own business goals. These benefits provide you with visibility, information, and partnership – a VIP connection with the 500 Festival.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A 500 FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SUPPLIER
JOSH REICHART

Director of Strategic Partnerships

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

500 FESTIVAL SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE

SHOW YOUR HOOSIER PRIDE

Show your Hoosier pride for the magical month of May and help support the 500 Festival’s life-enriching events and programs! Available to Indiana motorists, the specialty license plate bears the 500 Festival’s iconic logo, which has come to represent the exciting, impactful traditions in Indiana during the month of May.

Our wide variety of programs and events – most of which are free and produced largely by volunteers – impact more than half a million people every year and enhance the image of Indiana by showcasing the state’s cultural, educational and social benefits to the world.

The 500 Festival will receive a $25 donation for every 500 Festival specialty plate that is purchased. The funds generated through license plate sales will go towards our youth and education initiatives.

PURCHASE YOUR PLATE

To purchase your 500 Festival license plate, visit myBMV.com or ask for it at any license branch or BMV certified partner location. The cost for the specialty license plate is $40 and is in addition to the normal fees and taxes paid with the registration.

The 500 Festival’s specialty plate is available for passenger vehicles, trucks up to 11,000 lb., motorcycles, and recreational vehicles.

MAKE AN IMPACT ON YOUR COMMUNITY, FOR YEARS TO COME!

PRESENTED BY CITIZENS ENERGY GROUP

As a nonprofit organization, the 500 Festival relies on a dedicated team of thousands of volunteers to ensure our events and programs enrich the lives of half a million people every year. Working together in true Hoosier spirit, our volunteers help create an exciting and impactful community-led road to the Indianapolis 500. The 500 Festival is grateful for the devotion and enthusiasm of our volunteers every year. If you are interested in volunteering at our 2024 events, check out our available opportunities HERE