Sponsorships and Donations

Sponsorships and donations have contributed significantly to LNBU’s success. These contributions have helped reduce high risk drinking for Bradley University students. Our three main types of sponsorships include catering, goods and services, and financial contributions.

Food sponsorships are among the most important donations we receive for Late Night BU. At each event we provide a late night meal for approximately 1,200 students. Catered food and staff support is frequently donated by local restaurants. Alexander’s Steakhouse and Aramark Dining Services have been tremendous supporters of LNBU by sponsoring the meal for one LNBU per semester! We have also enjoyed donations of prepackaged foods from companies such as ConAgra.

Other local businesses have donated services and prizes. Fun on the Run provides free inflatables for one LNBU each year. Regent Broadcasting arranges a night of entertainment with a DJ or band. Allegiant Air contributed two airline tickets to be given away as prizes at each of our four LNBUs for the Spring 2010 semester.

Financial donations improve the quantity and quality of activities at Late Night BU. LNBUs are largely funded through a student activity fee; however, we rely on financial support from a variety of local organizations to provide activities which continue to draw large quantities of students. Past financial sponsors have included Allstate Insurance and Brewers Distributing.

Businesses and organizations can benefit in a variety of ways from sponsoring or donating goods and services for a Late Night BU. Each LNBU attracts 1,200-1,500 college students ages 18 – 24. LNBUs are a terrific venue for promoting your company and/or services. LNBU sponsors are listed on posters, student-wide emails, the event Facebook page prior to the event. Throughout the past year, LNBUs have received press coverage from newspapers such as The Scout and the Peoria Journal Star. Stories of LNBU’s success have also been covered by radio station WCBU. By sponsoring LNBU, your company can be proud to support an initiative aimed at curbing high risk behavior among college students.

Sponsors to date include:

Agro-Farma, Inc. (Chobani Greek Yogurt)
Alexander's Steakhouse
Allegiant Air
Allstate Insurance
Alwan & Son's
Aramark Dining Services
Axium Foods
Brewer's Distributing
Bradley Bookstore (Barnes & Noble)
Bradley University Alumni Association
ConAgra Foods
The Fieldhouse Sports Grille
The Fresh Market
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Fun on the Run
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Ideal Rentals
Jillian's Sports Grille
Jimmy John's
Kitchen Cooked Chips
Main Street Commons
Monster Energy Drink
Mr. G's Chicago Dogs
Office of Continuing Education
One World Cafe
Panera Bread
Papa John's
Peoria Charter Coach
Peoria Rivermen
Pizza Hut
Regent Broadcasting
Soy Joy
The Spotted Cow
Tanner's Orchard

If you are interesting in sponsoring a Late Night BU event, please contact Tom Coy at tcoy@bradley.edu.  We would love to add your company/restaurant to our growing list of sponsors.