Underwriting and Corporate Giving

WTTW is committed to creating and presenting independent and unique television and digital media content for the broadest possible audience. Corporate partners are essential to fulfilling this mission, and we are pleased to offer tailored and meaningful ways to recognize your generous support. WTTW’s encyclopedic roster of programs offers extensive possibilities for recognition, including: on-air messages, online video pre-roll, digital visibility, and special events at our studios, your office, and at key locations throughout the region.

Event Sponsorship

Event sponsorship demonstrates your organization’s commitment to quality and accessible arts and culture programs throughout the region. Special events take place at the Renée Crown Public Media Center, home of WTTW and WFMT, and across Chicagoland. We work with sponsors to customize sponsorship packages, tailoring them to the needs and priorities of your philanthropic and marketing goals. Each spring, we host our annual gala, bringing together more than 400 influential civic and business, in celebration of the missions of WTTW and WFMT. For more information about event sponsorship, please contact Myah Blazar, Manager of Corporate Relations.

Underwriting and Corporate Giving Programs

WTTW Corporate Partners help to deliver arts, sciences, humanities, and public affairs programs to a diverse and engaged audience. Your partnership demonstrates your company’s commitment to the cultural and educational landscape of Chicago communities and throughout the nation. We are pleased to offer a number of unique ways to involve Corporate Partners and recognize your generous support.

We are happy to customize a sponsorship package, including on-air and online recognition that strategically aligns with your community relations and philanthropic initiatives. For more information, please contact Nathan Armstrong, Associate Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations, at (773) 509-5415.

Our Corporate Partners

July, 2015–present

Leader ($100,000 and above)

  • ComEd
  • The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.

Underwriter ($25,000 to $99,999)

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • The Chicago Bears
  • The Chicago Cubs
  • The City Club of Chicago
  • Exelon
  • ITW
  • Peoples Gas
  • Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants and Events

Executive Producer ($10,000 to $24,999)

  • Anonymous (1)
  • United Conveyor Foundation
  • William Blair

Director ($5,000 to $9,999)

  • Ariel Capital Management, LLC
  • CDI Corporation
  • Foley & Lardner LLP

Broadcaster ($2,500 to $4,999)

  • Sahara Enterprises, Inc.

Sponsor ($1,000 to $2,499)

  • American Agricultural Insurance Company
  • Amsted Industries, Inc.
  • Draper & Kramer, Inc.
  • Shure Incorporated
  • Winzeler Gear
Additional corporate sponsors