Next Level Funding Partners


Every dollar donated to Ten at the Top makes an impact on our Upstate communities. Consider supporting us today!

Importance of Next Level Funding

Supporting Ten at the Top at the next level sustains our organization and allows us to continually move forward in our mission of making the Upstate a great place to live, learn, do business, and raise a family. Thanks to our Next Level Funding Partners, those who participate in Ten at the Top events and functions can continue to do so and focus on the betterment of our regional community through our five driver areas of human potential, sustainable growth, community vibrancy, natural beauty & resources, and economic & entrepreneurial vitality without paying a fee to join or participate.

Why No Fee or Membership Required?

The inclusiveness of our organization ensures diversity in profession, background, gender, race, age, geography, thought, and action, which allows us to examine regional issues and opportunities from all perspectives. The more perspectives brought to discussion, the better equipped we are as an organization to cultivate regional thinking and capitalize on the true meaning of ten counties working together as one Upstate!

Appreciation of Next Level Funding Partners

The benefits of sustainability are, of course, many, but the biggest advantage sustainability offers to our organization is the ability to look towards the future and be proactive supporting efforts that promote economic vitality and quality of life in the Upstate.

To demonstrate our appreciation for the sustainability our Next Level Funding Partners provide Ten at the Top, we recognize them throughout the course of the year in a multitude of different ways to remind the public of the companies and organizations invested in creating a leading region for their employees as well as all Upstate residents!


Please fill out our interest form below and a member of our team will contact you to share more details about opportunities to support our organization.

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Partnership Levels

Ten at the Top offers a broad range of sponsorship opportunities. These opportunities can range from a Partnership Level of giving, to a driver area sponsorship, or to a publications and organizational needs sponsorship. Our partnership levels include the following:

ELEVATION – $20,000+ (customized package)
VISIONARY – $10,000+
STEWARD – $7,500+
BENEFACTOR – $5,000+
ADVOCATE – $2,500+
PATRON – $1,000+

Each Next Level Funding Partner is recognized in conjunction with all or a combination of the Ten at the Top assets and deliverables depending upon the partnership level. Benefits assigned to each level can be adjusted and customized to a certain degree in order for our organization to deliver an optimal and desirable sponsorship package.


Below you will find a sampling of sponsorship opportunities at each giving level. If you are interested in giving, we encourage you to click Give Now by the respective amount. A member of our staff will contact you to secure full details on your donation.

To view detailed information about specific opportunities listed below, we invite you to download our 2018 Partner and Sponsor Opportunities Brochure (PDF).

$999 & Under

  • Annual Kick Off Event Sustainable Partner
  • Upstate Planners Continuing Education Workshop Sponsor
  • Upstate Summit Table Sponsor

$1,000 – $2,499

  • PIQUE Leadership Maker Sponsor
  • Upstate Bus Tours: Getting to Know Our Neighbors Sponsor
  • Connecting Our Future Supporter

$2,500 – $4,999

  • Upstate Summit Upstate Advocate
  • Driver Area Sponsor
  • Connecting Our Future Partner

$5,000 – $7,499

  • Upstate Summit Break Out Session Sponsor
  • Celebrating Successes Stakeholder
  • Intern Sponsor

$7,500 – $9,999

  • Steward Next Level Funding Partner
  • Upstate Summit Morning Session
  • Upstate Summit Keynote Speaker Sponsor

$10,000 & Above

  • Upstate Summit Regional Visionary
  • Upstate Summit Luncheon Sponsor
  • Connecting Our Future Visionary

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Greenville, SC 29607
PHONE: (864) 283-2315 FAX: (864) 283.2310

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Greenville, SC 29607
PHONE: (864) 283-2317 FAX: (864) 283.2310


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