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Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorship

BMW Manufacturing Co. is proud to reside in South Carolina and to support non-profit organizations in the communities where our associates live and work. Over the last two decades, BMW Manufacturing has donated more than $40 million to educational, cultural and civic programs across the Upstate, as well as a number of local and statewide organizations.

BMW is also proud to serve as title sponsor of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. The annual golf tournament, which is operated by South Carolina Charities, Inc., is the only tournament on the Web.com Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Web.com Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition, while also raising funds for and awareness of local charities. Since 2001, the tournament has distributed more than $13 million to more than 200 charities. At BMW, we believe every partnership is an instrument of change. Each contribution is a reflection of our principles and commitment to responsible action. For this reason, we like to support programs that have a long-term, sustainable impact on our community. Programs typically align with one of the following four categories:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education

BMW is working with schools to develop and expand STEM learning programs, especially among females and minorities, to help develop and train the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow. STEM education is critical to meeting this need because the workforce of tomorrow must possess a high level of expertise and critical thinking skills, as well as an ability to innovate and adapt to changing technologies.

Sustainability

Sustainability is firmly embedded in our culture and corporate strategy. Preservation of natural green space and protection of the natural environment are areas of focus for us. Additionally, BMW is committed to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact and has systematically implemented its Ten Principles at BMW locations worldwide, including Plant Spartanburg. BMW’s sustainability strategy also supports the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

Road Safety

Road safety is a top concern at BMW. Our goal is to inspire and ensure safe and sustainable mobility journeys both now and in the future.

Cultural Engagement

The freedom to be creative is of the utmost importance. Creative expression is equally important for the field of art as it is for ground-breaking innovations within a business. BMW is pleased to support local arts councils, museums, theaters, festivals and more.

Corporate Sponsorship Application Process

Requests are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please allow up to 60 days for a reply. To be considered for a donation or sponsorship, BMW requires completion of an online application that includes the following components:

  • Name and contact information
  • Description of the organization, including a mission statement, history of the organization and services provided
  • Date of event (if applicable)
  • Event timeline, including deadline for event materials (if applicable)
  • Event sponsorship levels and benefits (if applicable), including:
    • Marketing/promotional plans
    • List of committed event sponsors to date (including media)
    • Other sources of funding
  • History of previous support by BMW Manufacturing
  • Description of any volunteer involvement by BMW Manufacturing associates

Selection Process

Applicants will be notified via email as to the outcome of their request within 60 days of receipt of their request. All funding decisions are final.
Please limit your request to once per calendar year and include and prioritize all funding items for the year.

PLEASE NOTE: BMW Manufacturing does not sponsor professional, semi-professional or recreational sports teams or leagues, political candidates or their campaigns, fraternities, sororities, or beauty pageants.

Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 registered in South Carolina.

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