Sponsorship FAQ

Q: Who sponsors Ribfest? 
A: This is the 30th year that the Exchange Club of Naperville has put on Ribfest!  We have raised over $15.5 million for more than 55 agencies in the area to support kids and families and to eliminate child abuse and domestic violence. So, while you’re having fun, you’re supporting worthwhile charities too!

Q: Who comes to Ribfest? 
A: Ribfest typically draws people from the six surrounding counties. Each year we are happy to host thousands of people that come from Chicagoland and out-of-state. More than 300,000 people attend the event.

Q: I want to grow my company, how can I use Ribfest to drive customers to my business? 
A: Ribfest offers a number of ways to impact customers. The best option is to become a Major or Grand Sponsor and customize your sponsorship package to include brand name building through our media options, get your people in front of the 300,000 visitors through our Expo, and buy tickets to entertain your best customers. Also, explore other naming rights, skybox and merchandising options that we have available. 

Q: Is my sponsorship tax deductible? 
A: Yes, the Exchange Club of Naperville is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, but discuss tax implications with your tax advisor first. 

Q: Where does the money go? 
A: The Exchange Club gives away proceeds to over 55 area not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the elimination of child abuse and domestic violence. In addition, we fund dozens of area organizations and other community needs that strengthen kids and families. 

Q: Where can I learn more? 
A: Check out www.ribfest.net for up-to-date information on the event or call Ribfest’s Sponsorship Team at (630) 777-9637 and request more information.