Support our Signature Events

Each year Perkins hosts three signature events: Taste of Perkins (May), Golf & Tennis Tournament (June), and Everybody In! Walk/Move for Perkins (September/October). Many of our corporate supporters attend or sponsor these events to get more involved with our community. Whether your goals are marketing exposure, employee engagement, or to showcase your values, supporting a Perkins event (or more) is a fulfilling way to engage with our community. Read on to get a sense for each event, its audience, and sponsorship opportunities. To discuss these opportunities, email Emily Goodman at [email protected]

Three women laugh at a tall table in the Keller Sullivan Courtyard.

Taste of Perkins

The Taste of Perkins, our signature spring event, is an immersive tasting experience unlike any other. Get a taste for how Perkins is unlocking the potential of our students around the world while activating your senses as you encounter the depths of flavors, textures and aromas during our annual food and wine tasting. Audience includes: volunteer leadership, younger donors, longtime donors.

A woman follows through on her swing.

Golf & Tennis Tournament

The Perkins Golf & Tennis Tournament is held annually in late June at the Charles River Country Club, one of New England’s finest golf courses. Grab your racket and clubs, and help us give children with complex, multiple disabilities the opportunity to grow and thrive. Audience includes: volunteer leadership, corporate and individual teams.

A boy crosses the finish line in the arms of a man.

Everybody In! Walk/Move

Everybody In! Walk/Move is held annually in early fall. Join us at Perkins School for the Blind as we travel through the historic, picturesque campus, alongside the Charles River and through Watertown’s Braille Trail in support of disability inclusion. At the finish line, enjoy a festival of activities like historical campus tours, children’s’ activities, musical performances, and more. Audience includes: Perkins families, local families, local companies.

Sponsorship Levels at a Glance

Below are the available levels for each event. If you are interested in partnering to create a customized opportunity, email Emily Goodman at [email protected]

Choose from any of the following levels OR create a custom sponsorship!

Tasting Sponsor: $50,000

Outdoor Courtyard Sponsor: $25,000

Museum Balcony Sponsor: $15,000

Epicurean Enthusiast: $10,000

Perkins Gourmet: $5,000

Keller Connoisseur: $2,500

Sullivan Sensation: $1,000

Culinary Companion: $500

Choose from any of the following levels OR create a custom sponsorship!

Title Sponsor: $20,000

Leadership Sponsor: $10,000

Benefactor Sponsor: $5,000

Choose from any of the following levels OR create a custom sponsorship!

Presenting Sponsor: $100,000

Changemaker Sponsor: $50,000

Visionary Sponsor: $25,000

Innovator Sponsor: $10,000

Warrior Sponsor: $5,000

Ally Sponsor: $2,500

For each event, sponsorship benefits might include: 

  • Logo featured on event website
  • Inclusion in all event marketing  materials
  • Social media promotion
  • On-site signage and recognition
  • Named feature at event
  • Exhibit space
  • Tickets to event
  • Opportunity to speak during event ceremonies

For more information about our events and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Emily Goodman, Director of Special Events | [email protected] | 617-972-7598