Why Become a Sponsor?

Our Leadership Challenge Event™ sponsors play a major role in supporting our event. It is because of our sponsors that this exemplary event can take place. There are multiple sponsor opportunities.

The benefits of being a sponsor go beyond the tangible; be the influence for the success of our young aspiring leaders!

LCE™ Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Level - $1000 - (covers the portion of cost associated with one team's participation NOT covered by the team's registration fee.)

  • Named award with the option to present it at the Awards Ceremony
  • Two seats at Thursday banquet
  • Name on banner
  • Name in banquet program
  • Name on LCE website

Gold Level - $750

  • Logo on participant medallions with the option to present to teams at the Awards Ceremony
  • One seat at Thursday banquet
  • Name in banquet program
  • Name on LCE website

Silver Level - $500

  • One seat at Thursday banquet
  • Name in banquet program
  • Name on LCE website

Bronze Level - $350

  • Name in banquet program
  • Name on LCE website

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Leadership Challenge Event™ or if you would like more information, please contact us at 785.670.2000 or email leadership@washburn.edu

Title Sponsors

Capitol Federal Foundation
Evergy

Platinum

Washburn University - Office of Admissions
Advisors Excel
Azura Credit Union
BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas
BNSF Railway -  Finance Department
Cynthia Heath
Forge
RAVENii
Southwest Publishing and Mailing Corp.
Topeka Community Foundation
Washburn University Office of Administration and Treasurer
Washburn University Office of Academic Affairs
Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation

Gold

Ron and Margaret Brown
Kansas Gas Company
Washburn University - Career Services
Washburn University - Enrollment Management
Washburn University - International Programs
Washburn University - Office of Student Life
Washburn University - School of Business

Silver

Micah and Abby Price Offermann
Washburn University - Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Bronze

Clark and Susan Duffy
HME, Inc.
KL Johnson Advisors
Shea and Lindsey Kirsop (LCE Fellow 2012)
Taylor and Madison Stumma (LCE Fellow 2016)
United Way of Greater Topeka
Washburn University - School of Applied Studies
Washburn University - School of Nursing

General

Washburn University - College of Arts and Sciences

Media & Content

KTWU

High School Champion Scholarships

Washburn University - Office of Admissions

In-Kind Donations

Washburn University - Memorial Union and Dining Services

Title Sponsors

Capitol Federal Foundation
Evergy

Platinum

Advisors Excel
Azura Credit Union
BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas
BNSF Railway -  Finance Department
BNSF Railway - Technology Services
Cynthia Heath
RAVENii
Topeka Community Foundation
Washburn University - Vice President for Administration and Treasurer
Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation

Gold

Hill’s Pet Products
Southwest Publishing
Washburn University - Career Services
Washburn University - Office of Enrollment Management
Washburn University - Office of Student Life
Washburn University - SRWC
Ron and Margaret Brown
Washburn University - International Programs

Silver

Shea & Lindsey Kirsop

Bronze

Coffman, DeFries & Nothern
Madison Stumma - Former LCE™ Fellow 2016
Stockgrowers State Bank
United Way of Greater Topeka
Washburn University - School of Applied Studies
Washburn University - School of Business
Washburn University - School of Nursing
Leadership Institute Class of 2010
Berkshire Hathaway First Realtors
Ozark Integrated Pest Services, Inc.
Susan and Clark Duffy

Orientation-in-a-Box

Forge Young Professionals

Hospitality

Washburn University - Office of Admissions

High School Champion Scholarships

Washburn University - Office of Admissions
Title Sponsors Silver Level 
Capitol Federal Foundation Shea and Lindsey Kirsop
Evergy Washburn Univeristy - Office of Student Involvement & Development
Platinum Level  Bronze Level 
Advisors Excel KEPCo
Azura Credit Union Latino Leadership Collaborative
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Madison Stumma - Fellow 2016
BNSF Railway - Finance Department Sowards Glass Co.
BNSF Railway - Technology Services StockGrowers Bank
Cynthia Heath Susan and Clark Duffy
Heartland Title Topeka Metro
J.F. McGivern United Way of Greater Topeka
RAVENii Washburn University - School of Applied Studies
Security Benefit Washburn University - School of Nursing
Topeka Community Foundation Washburn University - First Year Experience
Washburn Alumni Association and Foundation
Washburn University - Vice President for Administration and Treasurer Evening Reception Sponsor
Washburn University - Washburn Transformational Experience Forge Young Professionals
Gold Level  Thursday Hospitality and HS Champion Scholarships
Hill's Pet Products Washburn University - Office of Admissions
Micah and Abby Price-Offerman
Ron and Margaret Brown Media Sponsor
Southwest Publishing Washburn University - KTWU
The Craig Group
Washburn University - Career Services
Washburn University - International Programs
Washburn University - Office of Enrollment Management
Washburn University - Office of Student Life
Washburn University - SRWC

Title Sponsors

  • Capitol Federal Foundation
  • Westar Energy Foundation

Platinum Level Sponsors

  • Advisors Excel
  •  Joe and Janet Aleshire
  • BNSF Railway - Financial Department
  • BNSF Railway - Technology Services
  • Ron and Margaret Brown
  • Doug and Judy Hall
  • Cynthia Heath
  • Regent John McGivern
  • Topeka Community Foundation
  •  Washburn Transformational Experience
  •  Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Envista Credit Union
  • Hill’s Pet Nutrition
  • Security Benefit
  • Washburn University
    • Career Services
    • Enrollment Management
    • International Programs
    • Student Life       

Silver Level Sponsors

  • KEPCo
  • Shea and Lindsey Kirsop
  • Southwest Publishing
  • The Craig Group, Inc.
  • Washburn University - First Year Experience

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • Equity Bank
  • The Robb Company
  • Washburn University
  • School of Business
  • School of Applied Studies
  • Student Involvement and Development

General Level Sponsors

  • Ben Schreiner Construction
  • RJ and Angela Dake
  • Jim Hanna
  • Washburn University - School of Nursing

Evening Reception Sponsor - Forge

Thursday Hospitality Sponsor - Washburn University - Office of Admissions

  • Capitol Federal Foundation
  • Westar Energy
  • Advisors Excel
  • Azura Credit Union
  • J.F. McGivern, Inc.
  • Leadership Institute Class of 2010
  • RJ and Angela Dake
  • Ron and Margaret Brown
  • Shea and Lindsey Kirsop
  • The Craig Group, Inc.
  • Topeka Community Foundation
  • Topeka Metro
  • United Way of Greater Topeka
  • Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation
  • Washburn University Career Services
  • Washburn University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Washburn University First Year Experience
  • Washburn University International Programs
  • Washburn University Office of Student Life
  • Washburn University School of Business
  • Washburn University School of Nursing
  • Washburn University Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Washburn University Student Involvement & Development
  • Washburn Transformational Experience
  • Capitol Federal Foundation
  • Westar Energy
  • Advisors Excel
  • Azura Credit Union
  • BA Designs
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Flint Hills Community Health Center
  • Heartland Visioning
  • J.F. McGivern, Inc.
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • KanTRAIN
  • KTWU
  • Leadership Institute Class of 2010
  • Leadership Washburn
  • Panera
  • Pleasant Hill Animal Hospital
  • RJ and Angela Dake
  • Ron and Margaret Brown
  • Security Benefit
  • Shea and Lindsey Kirsop
  • Small Cakes
  • Starbucks Coffee, 1223 SW Wanamaker
  • Starbucks Coffee, 3020 SW Wanamaker
  • Susan and Clark Duffy
  • The Craig Group, Inc.
  • The Robb Company
  • Topeka Community Foundation
  • Topeka Metro
  • Tower Metal Works Inc.
  • UMB Bank
  • United Way of Greater Topeka
  • Washburn Memorial Union and Washburn Dining
  • Washburn Tech
  • Washburn Transformational Experience
  • Washburn Transformational Experience (2)
  • Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation
  • Washburn University Career Services
  • Washburn University College of Arts and Sciences
  • Washburn University First-Year Experience
  • Washburn University School of Business
  • Washburn University Student Involvement & Development
  • Washburn University Student Life
  • Washburn University Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Western Associates, Inc.
  • Westside Stamp and Awards, Inc.
  • Capitol Federal Foundation - Title Sponsor
  • Westar Energy Inc. - Title Sponsor
  • Advisors Excel
  • BA Designs
  • Berberich Trahan & Co., P.A.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • BNSF Railway - Finance Department
  • BNSF Railway - Technology Services
  • Dake Family
  • Educational Credit Union
  • Go Topeka EMBD
  • Heartland Visioning
  • Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc.
  • KanTRAIN Grant Management
  • Laird Noller Ford
  • Leadership Institute Class of 2010
  • Washburn University - Office of Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Pleasant Hill Animal Hospital
  • Ron and Margaret Brown
  • Marc and Tracy Routsong
  • Shea and Lindsay Kirsop
  • Washburn University - Student Involvement & Development
  • The Craig Group, Inc.
  • The Robb Company
  • Topeka Community Foundation
  • Tower Metal Works Inc.
  • UMB Bank
  • United Way of Greater Topeka
  • Washburn Memorial Union and Washburn Dining
  • Washburn University Small Business Development Center
  • Washburn University - Student Life
  • Washburn University Foundation
  • Washburn University - FYE
  • Washburn University - Office of Admissions
  • Westside Stamp and Awards, Inc.
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