Why Sponsor An Event?
Attendance at an albinism conference can be uplifting and life changing for a parent of a child with albinism or as an adult, who may meet another person with albinism for the first time.
All donations to AFA are tax deductable.
About AFA Events
The AFA runs biennial conferences organised and run by volunteer members. Our first conference was in 2006, and we hold our conferences every two years, during the “odd” year (2013, 2015). Attendance has increased at each conference and there is extensive local and national media coverage. Please visit our Past Events page for summaries of previous events.
You may also choose to sponsor a local state based get together, which may be an education seminar or a social support meeting / gathering.
Projects not yet underway, which are just waiting for a generous donation include:
- Albinism play groups
- Albinism family camp
- Professional editing of conference videos
- Albinism education officer to coordinate albinism education programs for health and education professionals, the general public, low vision organisations and our members
- Albinism youth education scholarship for future leaders
What’s In It For You?
All donations (monetary or in kind) will be acknowledged in the conference program, and on our website with your company logo
Corporate donations of more than $300 will receive a ¼ page ad in the conference program as well as a ½ page ad in our quarterly newsletter “Beyond Blonde” for 4 issues.
The knowledge that you are supporting a group of people often misunderstood and misrepresented in society.
You will be helping to keep our attendance costs as low as possible to allow the greatest possible attendance
The potential opportunity to work with our media partners to acknowledge your donation on a larger scale
How Can You Support Us?
$150 Registration fee for a geographically / socially isolated attendee
$250 1 night’s accommodation for an attendee
$400 Transport costs for an attendee
$500 Paid co-ordinator for our Crèche program
$1000 Sponsorship of a morning or afternoon tea
$1200 Venue rental cost for 1 day
$4000 Sponsorship of a lunch
$5000 Pay for the Creche / youth program
$5000 Sponsor an International speaker (details on request)
A donation of goods for our “Welcome Bags” or as gifts for our valued speakers who will be giving their time for free.
Please note that all donations over $2 are tax deductible. The AFA is a registered not for profit charity with DGR and TCC status with the Australian Taxation Office.