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Corporations
& FFI

Working towards a better tomorrow

 
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While a significant portion of our funds come from individual donors, Friends Forever International relies on local companies and organizations for their support. Witnessing corporations and employees working together has a lasting effect on our participants. It shows them the power of collaboration when working towards a common goal, a realization that has proven essential in the success of their work to promote change in their home communities.


FFI works with companies from Fortune 500 like Liberty Mutual to local corporations like Cranney Companies. No matter the size, all of our sponsors have the opportunity to interact with our program participants. In exchange for your support, our leaders visit and speak at companies, engaging your employees in the international peace process.

 

Program Engagement

FFI has partnered with corporations since 1986 to show our young people how a team can come together to accomplish a shared goal. Whether it’s hosting our youth, volunteering at our campuses, directly sponsoring an activity, or providing in-kind services, our youth see first-hand that local businesses are essential partners in helping to bring about positive community change.


We’d be happy to get together and have a conversation with you about how to combine your personal passion and business expertise to design a meaningful experience for your staff and our young people. Some examples include:


• Local restaurants hosting healthy cooking classes for a team
• Bank, law, or marketing firm employees helping participants practice their speeches
• Financial advisors leading a personal finance workshop
• High-tech professionals, local tradesmen, and contractors talking about potential careers
• Offering FFI youth a tour of your facilities and meetings with your staff
• Our youth volunteering at a nonprofit with a team of your employees
See how to make these opportunities a reality below

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Program Sponsorship Levels

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Impact

$30,000

This level supports the full cost of an FFI program for a group of ten participants.

Rewards:

  • A visit to your office from an FFI group

  • Recognition as a Corporate Partner on our website

  • A full day of activities with an FFI group

  • An opportunity to participate in conversations with our international partners

  • An opportunity to travel to our international communities with FFI staff & Board

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Empathy

$12,000

This level supports the full cost of an FFI program for four participants.

Rewards:

  • A visit to your office from an FFI group

  • Recognition as a Corporate Partner on our website

  • A full day of activities with an FFI group

  • An opportunity to participate in conversations with our international partners

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Communication

$6,000

This level supports the full costs of an FFI program for two participants.

Rewards:

  • A visit to your office from an FFI group

  • Recognition as a Corporate Partner on our website

  • A full day of activities with an FFI group

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Resilience

$3,000

This level supports the full cost for one participant to experience a full two-week FFI program.

Rewards:

  • A visit to your office from an FFI group

  • Recognition as a Corporate Partner on our website

  • A  half day of activities with an FFI group

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Effort

$1,000

This level supports the full cost of one day of program activities.

Rewards:

  • A visit to your office from an FFI group

  • Recognition as a Corporate Partner on our website

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Playfulness

$500

The level supports the full costs of a half-day of program activities.

Rewards:

  • A visit to your office from an FFI group

 

Event Sponsorship

Get your name out in the community by sponsoring one of our events!

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Pints For Peace

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Eileen D. Foley Dinner & Roast

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Golf Fore Peace

Do you have to run a 5K? No! Do you have to jump in freezing water in
January? No! Should you drink a pint of your favorite beverage or eat a pint of your favorite ice cream while donating to a great cause? YES!


Get ready for Pints for Peace to return in 2022! Become a corporate sponsor to not only get the Pints For Peace name out there, but to get YOUR name out there too! This is the perfect virtual or in-person team-building event.

Each year, FFI presents the Eileen D. Foley Award to a New Hampshire citizen(s) who takes personal responsibility in making the world a better place. A former Portsmouth mayor, Eileen D. Foley dedicated her career to public service and charitable causes. Once chosen, the honoree will be presented with the reward and promptly “roasted” by family, friends, and fellow community leaders at a dinner (which typically sells out quickly). 


Guests can expect a fun filled evening and there is no need to bring their wallets. Everything is included and there will be ZERO fundraising (no auctions or asks). They just need to bring their sense of humor!

Our annual golf event is held at the
Wentworth By the Sea Country Club in June of each year. This intimate
tournament provides our partners with an opportunity to support our mission and leadership programs through individual or corporate sponsorships. Participants earn bragging rights as their skills are put to the test with Longest Drive, One Club Only, Hole-in-One, and Putting competitions.

100% of the tournament’s revenue will go towards our programs. Over cocktails, attendees can hear from FFI alumni about our programs, their impact, and how FFI changed their lives and communities.

 

Campus Opportunities

Our campus is located in Durham, NH, and is comprised of two adjacent properties, the Office and the Raiche Farmhouse. Conveniently located on Route 4, we are minutes away from Portsmouth as well as the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Currently, we are working with several architects to update and re-imagine our campus to be better orientated towards FFI’s vision for the future. To learn more, visit www.ff.international/durham.

Our campus allows for many opportunities to work with corporations. We work with them to develop ways to support FFI’s mission while aligning with your own strategic objectives and services. Whether it be planning a corporate retreat or volunteering, we will provide your team with a meaningful experience.

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Corporate Retreat

FFI works with company leadership and staff to provide bespoke programs from our course library. We can design anything from one-day team-building and volunteer opportunities to months-long leadership and culFFI will work with you to design a program that can include the following components: leadership, communication, public speaking, strategic planning, teambuilding and more. These retreats can be half days, several days, or spread out over an extended period of
time. Primarily offered at our beautiful campus in Durham, we also offer the opportunity for companies to hold retreats at our center in Northern Ireland. All fees for the retreats go towards scholarships for our participants, so it’s a win/win.

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Volunteer Days

Volunteer days are a great way to get your employees involved with FFI and out of the office! Whether your
company is a Fortune 500 like Liberty Mutual or a regional corporation like Hancock Associates, we can work with you to find volunteer opportunities that meet the interests of your employees.


Some examples of past volunteer days include People’s United Bank prepping our community garden for planting, Irving Oil beautifying our Durham campus during Spring clean-up, Cambridge Trust cleaning out a donated property, and more. All of these volunteer activities allow FFI to offer a welcoming home for our young people.


These service days are a great opportunity for your employees to give back to the community and do a little teambuilding FFI style. 

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Host Your Event at FFI

Need a space for board meetings, workshops, or a nonprofit event? Use our campus to host it! Whether you book for an event and/or stay in a room at the Raiche Farmhouse, you’ll find our campus welcoming and functional.


During your stay, we encourage you to learn more about Friends Forever International. A short video will be played at the start of your visit, and printed materials will be available for your perusal.


You can learn more about our global campuses at www.ff.international/locations. You can also check out the Raiche Farmhouse on Airbnb.

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Other Ways to Engage

  • Create an FFI Fundraiser at your office

  • (ex. on Facebook, donate the proceeds from a NCAA

  • bracket to our programs, etc.)

  • Share FFI on your social media @friendsforeverintl

  • Add FFI to your employees’ matching gift program

  • Donate in-kind services or products

  • Volunteer at one of our events