Sponsorship Opportunities

The Torch of Wisdom Foundation, Inc. is proud to honor local frontline and essential workers, as well as small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 in Southeast Michigan at our 9th Annual Honoring Local Heroes event. The event will give us an opportunity to recognize those in the community that have helped us navigate through this unprecedented time. While this event will be livestreamed, we are requesting donations which will continue to support our work in the community. Below are some examples of how your donations will be used to impact lives and Change Tomorrow Today. Note: Due to COVID-19, some of these programs and events may be modified and /or held in 2021.


$1,000 DONATION (Example of what your donation of $1000 can do for the TOWF):

  • Sponsor a four-week paid/stipend internship for the 2021 Art Extravaganza
  • Contribution towards one student’s travel expenses for participation in the Michigan International STEM Exploration Tour.
  • Contribution towards chartered bus transportation for future Support Small Businesses in Detroit Shopping Event on Small Business Saturday

Each donor will receive a complimentary $100 gift card


$500 DONATION (Example of what your donation of $500 can do for the TOWF):

  • Purchase of toiletries ($500 value) packaged by 2021 The Wisdom Warriors Project (WWP) participants and distributed to a local domestic violence shelter during the holidays
  • Contribute towards the renovation of 1st floor office space for the creation of an employment/career resource center for youth participants and their families at the Torch of Wisdom Plaza
  • Sponsor a student’s 5-week salary (stipend) as part of 2021 The Learning Network (TLN) program.

Each donor will receive a complimentary $50 gift card


$250 DONATION (Example of what your donation of $250 can do for the TOWF):

  • Purchase one day’s worth of prepared lunches for 2021 The Learning Network (TLN) participants (up to 25 participants)
  • Contribution towards chartered transportation costs for a sponsored 2021 Youth Financial Literacy trip to the Junior Achievement Financial Park in Detroit
  • Sponsor two financial education virtual webinars for up to 500 online participants

Each donor will receive a complimentary $25 gift card


$100 DONATION (Example of what your donation of $100 can do for the TOWF):

  • Purchase a $100 gift card for a The Learning Network (TLN) program graduate to be used towards the purchase of their first business suit.
  • Sponsor a student’s 2-week salary (stipend) as part of The Learning Network (TLN) program
  • Contribution towards the pre-packaged morning snacks of TThe Wisdom Warrior Project program (if this is in 2020, we won’t need because we are virtual. If it is all 2021 we should say 2021 events)
  • Contribution towards prizes for our youth participants during seminar (which one) sessions

Each donor will receive a complimentary $10 gift card


$50 OR LESS DONATION (Example of what your donation can do for the TOWF):

  • Cover a portion of the bi-weekly salary for a The Learning Network (TLN) participant
  • Provide general support of building operations and programming