Information for Sponsors

If your company is interested in supporting women in computer science, sponsoring CS Kickstart is a great way to make a difference! CS Kickstart is a University of Michigan sponsored student organization. Your sponsorship gift will enable us to host the Kickstart participants, recruit teachers and guest speakers, and create an enjoyable and educational week for participants to explore computer science. To get involved, please see our sponsorship levels below and contact Rebecca Andrews (rband@umich.edu).

Kilobyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $250 (funds .5 participants)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

  • Company logo on website
  • Distributing company promotional materials to CS KickStart participants

Megabyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $500 (funds 1 participant)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

  • All Kilobyte sponsor perks
  • Sending a representative to Industry Dinner** (if space available)
  • Company logo on t-shirt

Gigabyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $1000 (funds 2 participants)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

  • All Megabyte sponsor perks
  • Sending a representative to our KickStart Week Industry Panel (if space available)
  • The opportunity to send updates about upcoming events, opportunities, and news about your company on our CS KickStart mailing list. This offers a long term relationship with the students.

Terabyte Sponsor

Donation amount: $2000 (funds 4 participants)

Sponsor perks at this level include:

  • All Gigabyte sponsor perks
  • Opportunity to sponsor a special event during CS Kickstart Week (i.e. Dinner, Social Event, Scavenger Hunt, or Hackathon / Hack Night)
  • Holding a workshop during school year with CS KickStart alumni (former participants throughout the years)

**All donor sponsors sending representatives to the Industry Dinner will have their gift receipt amount reduced by a $20.00 (per person) for tax receipt purposes.

Custom Donation

If your company is interested in donating a custom amount, please let us know so we can work with you to create a sponsorship package that works for you.

The Regents of the University of Michigan has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 38‑6006309.
University of Michigan Office of University Development 1‑888‑518‑7888

Sponsorship FAQ

What is the schedule for CS Kickstart Week?

The schedule for this year's program has not been finalized yet, but you can find the schedule from the previous years here.

When is the industry panel?

This year's industry panel will be during the week of August 25th - August 30th. The exact date of the panel will be finalized when we are closer to the start of the program!

What will the industry panel look like?

For the panel, we ask panelists to share with our students what led them to work in software development and engineering and offer advice for students who are also interested in a technical career. There will be several prepared questions from the organizers, followed by Q&A from the CS KickStart participants.

My company is donating! When and where do we send the money?

We accept donations year round. However, in order to be featured on the current year's website and T-shirts provided to student participants, a donation should be sent by no later than June 30 of the current year.

To give by credit card, visit our online donation page on the University of Michigan website.

To give by check:

Make check payable to: "University of Michigan"

Memo line or check stub: "Gift to CS Kickstart"

Mail check to:

University of Michigan
College of Engineering
1221 Beal Ave. Suite G264
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

What does hosting a field trip entail?

There are around 20 participants and 5 volunteers that come on the industry field trip. Some suggested activities include short office tours, informal employee presentations, and mingling time for employees and CS Kickstarters. Feel free to have fun with it! CS Kickstart can help you work out a schedule and organize transportation to your offices.