Why Corporations Support CIM

On top of the tangible benefits that come with supporting CIM, businesses have learned that their support is a wise business move:

Economic Impact.
CIM is a sound investment and is good for the economics of our region! In attracting gifted students, master educators, and world-class performers from around the world, CIM has a remarkable impact in the music world and an ongoing sustainable economic impact in the State of Ohio. Indeed, a 2004 study by the independent firm Impact Economics found that CIM's economic impact in Ohio is over $90 million per year!

Reputation.
Corporations that support CIM align themselves with a winner: CIM ranks highly among the nation's eight independent music conservatories and enjoys a distinguished and ever-growing international reputation. CIM students are frequent winners of national and international competitions, and many go on to major solo careers or hold positions in major orchestras and ensembles, including the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra. CIM's faculty are likewise world-class (over half of the members of The Cleveland Orchestra are either faculty or alumni of CIM, and many are both).

Marketing and Visibility.
Corporations that support CIM benefit from exposure to diverse constituencies. Opportunities vary by level of giving and include such benefits as recognition in the CIM Concert Guide, with an annual distribution of over 20,000; a mention in Notes, CIM's quarterly newsletter, with distribution to over 12,000 households; and recognition at a CIM concert, including the chance to host a reception for employees and clients.

Community Involvement.
CIM reaches out to the Cleveland community and beyond in many ways. CIM students perform at retirement communities, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and schools throughout Greater Cleveland. CIM reaches over 11,000 schoolchildren annually through its nationally celebrated Distance Learning Program.

CIM is also the only venue in the region to produce a full season of free, live classical music. Each year more than 47,000 music lovers gain access to classical music through CIM's programming.

See all the benefits that come with being a corporate sponsor.

If you would like to join the many corporations that support CIM, or if you would like any additional information, contact Laura Orazi by phone at 216.795.3165.

Development Office

Karin Stone

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

216.795.3196

Laura Orazi

Development Officer, Grant Development and Stewardship

216.795.3165

John Zajc

Development Officer,Annual Fund

216.795.3118

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