Did you know that ADEC has an electronic sign that is passed by 9,400 cars each day? And a website that receives more than 1,000 unique visitors each month?

By sponsoring ADEC, you can reach a new audience and show your customers that your brand cares about its community.

Learn more about the events you can sponsor by expanding the sections below the chart, and then complete the form at the bottom of this page to make it official.

Trust us: You want to be a part of this amazing event.

The ADEC Ball, set for April 20 at the Northern Indiana Event Center, will be an epic evening of dancing, laughter and new friendships. We are inviting 100 of our clients to attend and will be pairing them with community volunteers as their buddy for the evening. The rest of the tickets will be sold to the community to dance the night away with ADEC.

ADEC’s founding families had a dream that one day their children would be accepted into the community. When ADEC was founded in 1952, people with disabilities were sent away to institutions or hidden away in basements. The ADEC Ball is a night to celebrate just how far we have come as ADEC clients and members of the community come together. At the ADEC Ball, disabilities and differences will be put aside.

Our clients deserve a night to shine, and we need your help to give it to them. Our clients dream big, so we’re taking a lesson from their book. We are envisioning transforming the RV Hall of Fame into New York’s Central Park, complete with a waterfall, twinkling lights and dazzling floral displays.

The community has already stepped up in a big way, donating hundreds of ball gowns for our clients to wear. Thor Industries has also partnered with ADEC to make this night truly magical, but we’re in need of additional community partners to follow their example.

By signing on as a sponsor of the ADEC Ball, you are telling the community that you support inclusion and you care about all members of your community. Check out the sponsorship levels and perks listed on the previous page of this packet. If you don’t see an opportunity that looks right for you, we’re happy to work with you to find the perfect fit for your company’s mission.

If your company can’t swing the cash for a financial sponsorship, you can still help in other ways. We are seeking donations for items to include in our silent auction. This is a great way to put your product in front of potential customers while also supporting a great cause. If you have an item, service or gift basket you would like to contribute, contact Chief Development Officer Jessica Koscher at koscherj@adecinc.com or 574-848-2421.

Watch ADEC’s website and Facebook page for more details about the ADEC Ball as the big night draws closer. We cannot wait to celebrate with our community — and it would not be possible without the support of businesses like yours!

Get set! ADEC’s 46th Annual (Walk, Run or) Ride-A-Bike is set for May 19 at Northridge High School.

Ride-A-Bike is Elkhart County’s longest-running bike ride, and we have been able to maintain that title with the help of our amazing corporate sponsors.

We know we say this every year, but it’s true: This year’s event will be better than ever!

We are excited to announce some new additions to Ride-A-Bike that we know will attract more participants, which means even more exposure for our corporate sponsors.

This year, we’ll be adding chip timing for any walker or runner who wants an official time for their event. We’re confident this will appeal to the more serious athletes in our community.

The event will be more colorful this year, as well, with a brand new Color Our World 5K. We’re ordering hundreds of pounds of color powder that will be thrown in the air as our runners and walkers cross the finish line. When participants post their photos on Instagram, your company’s name could be in the background if you sign on as a sponsor.

In addition to a color run being a whole lot of fun — for the participants and for our clients, who will be helping to toss the colors — it also ties back into ADEC’s mission. Our donors and supporters add color to the lives of our clients. While ADEC receives government funding, it only provides for the basics for our clients. It is the donations and sponsorships that help our clients live full, colorful lives.

When you sign on as a sponsor of Ride-A-Bike and the new Color Our World 5K, you will be putting your brand in front of hundreds of Elkhart County’s most active residents.

Because sponsorship money helps us run the event, every penny of every registration fee goes to helping the people we serve.

Each October, we gather together with ADEC clients, employees and community members to celebrate the people who make ADEC awesome.

The highlight of the event is watching ADEC clients beam with pride as they are recognized for their accomplishments with awards, like the Dare to Dream award or the World Changer award.

The evening is also a chance for ADEC to showcase to the community our mission and our programs. Sometimes, we find a professional speaker or celebrity guest who shares our passion.

By signing on as a Keynote Sponsor for $5,000, you can help ADEC bring in a special speaker to inspire our guests at the 2018 Annual Celebration, set for Oct. 25, 2018, in the beautiful new CENTER six one five in Elkhart.

Last year, Rachel Simon, the award-winning author of “Riding the Bus with My Sister,” moved our guests with a touching keynote about growing up with a sister with a developmental disability and how agencies like ADEC are helping people with disabilities lead full lives.

Terry Rodino, a longtime ADEC supporter, shared something in common with Rachel: He also grew up with a sibling with a disability. Terry and his family graciously stepped up as ADEC’s 2017 Keynote Sponsor.

We cannot wait to celebrate another year of choice and possibility with our community in 2018.

If you or your business are interested in working with ADEC to bring an inspirational and powerful keynote, contact Chief Development Officer Jessica Koscher at koscherj@adecinc.com or 574-848-2421.