Benefits of Being a Patron

Levels of Patronage of IRG and Benefits to Patrons

We have replaced the previous Sponsorship program with our new Patron program. Patrons will support specific IRG symposia. The previous recurring yearly sponsorship categories will now be part of our new Membership program, which will be available shortly. If you or your organization wish to become a patron for the next IRG symposium, please contact treasurer@irg.space. The patron levels are as follows:

Orbital — < $250 or in-kind contribution
Lunar — $250 to $499 or in-kind contribution
Planetary — $500 to $999
Interstellar — $1,000 to $4999
Galactic — $5,000 and up

There are also opportunities for “Special Purpose” patrons. A Special Purpose patron is some person or organization that contributes for a specific purpose like funding a scholarship, covering the cost of a symposium banquet, or some other particular need rather than to cover general costs of a symposium.

The benefits available at each each Patron level can be seen in this table:

Symposium Patron Packages

Orbital

Lunar

Planetary

Interstellar

Galactic

Special
Purpose
Number of patrons allowed
no limit
no limit
no limit
6

(0 taken for 7th Interstellar Symposium)
3

(1 taken for 7th Interstellar Symposium)
see schedule
Cost
< $250 or in-kind
$250 or in-kind
$500
$1,000
$5,000
varies by
timeslot
Thank you letter from IRG president
X
X
X
Thank you letter from IRG treasurer
X
X
X
Logo recognition on symposium website
X
X
X
landing page
landing page
X
Logo recognition on symposium program
X
X
X
prominent
front cover
X
Recognition from podium at plenary sessions
X
X
X
X
X
Complimentary symposium registration
1
1
2
Complimentary seminar registration (opening day of symposium)
1
1
2
Invitation to VIP dinner
X
X
for > $1000
Opportunity to give short address from podium at one plenary
X
X

IRG and Tax-Deductible Donations

The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (doing business as the Interstellar Research Group, IRG) is a non-profit scientific, educational corporation in the state of Tennessee. For U.S. tax purposes, IRG is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit corporation.  All donations to IRG are fully tax deductible (as allowed by your local laws)