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Explore the benefits of sponsorship.

This $35,000 sponsorship level (three opportunities available) funds the casting and installation of either the Mary Ann Shadd, William Still, or Edmonson sisters bell and comes with these perks and benefits from the National Bell Festival:

  • Your name or company cast in bronze on the back of the carillon’s fifth, sixth, or seventh largest abolitionist bells. Order determined by date sponsorships are received or by preference of first donor.
  • One full-page ad in the National Bell Festival guide for one year.
  • Invitation to the foundry to see the bells being cast and a private hardhat tour of the bell tower construction site.
  • Early access with up to seven guests to the “meet the bells” reception before installation in the tower.
  • VIP invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony.
  • Reserved premium seating at the first public carillon recital and recognition from the podium.
  • Dedicated email blast, press release, and article on with social sharing.

The Mary Ann Shadd, William Still, and Edmonson sisters bells will be cast by Royal Eijsbouts out of the Netherlands, founders of some of the finest carillon bells in the world.

Image: Detail of a new bell for the Saint-Malo Cathedral in Brittany, France, with the name of Archbishop Pierre Paul Oscar d'Ornellas cast in bronze on the bell’s surface.