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Sponsors and Donors

Generous financial sponsors keep the North Bay Science Discovery Day a free event! Join a growing list of individuals, corporations, and foundations that recognize the importance of sharing science with our community. Showcase your commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and connect with audiences of all ages to highlight your passion and excitement for STEM. 

On March 8, 2025, North Bay Science Discovery Day will celebrate its 13th anniversary! This presents unique opportunities to inspire youth to get involved in STEM. Over 100 STEM exhibitors will provide hands-on activities for 10,000-12,000 youth and their families!

The North Bay Science Discovery Day operates on a $50,000 budget; half is for the venue (the Sonoma County Fairgrounds), a third for promotion and advertising, and the remainder for event logistics (e.g., programs, signs, hospitality). No personnel (FTE) expenses or institutional indirect costs are included. 

The event is organized by a volunteer committee of dedicated science enthusiasts, in partnership with the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. 

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Impacts

Science festivals spark young people's curiosity and wonder for STEM while also strengthening a community's STEM learning ecosystem. They also provide scientists opportunities to communicate and educate the public. 

Your sponsorship enables us to keep admission and parking FREE to ensure all families may attend, regardless of socioeconomic status. Join us in creating an inclusive environment where shared experiences and enthusiasm create a sense of community; allow parents to see the enthusiasm of their children for STEM; and facilitate a sense of the North Bay community that connects organizations, schools, and families.

We welcome sponsorships anytime! 

To be listed in the printed program, we need to receive them by

February 9, 2025. 

Sponsor Recognition

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University of California,
Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Make a gift online or through the mail:

133 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 109
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-8279

Please make checks payable to:

UC Regents

Tax ID#: 94-3067788

Write "NBSDD" in the memo line.

https://donate.ucanr.edu/

Select “Sonoma” county and “4-H”, and then from the drop-down box designation, select 
“North Bay Youth Science Discovery Day”

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Make a gift online or through the mail:
8001 Redwood Boulevard
Novato, CA 94945

Please make checks payable to:
The Buck Institute
Tax ID#: 94-3030609

Write "NBSDD" in the memo line.

https://www.buckinstitute.org/donate/

In the My donation is for drop-down, select “Education Programs” and in the Comments box write 
“North Bay Science Discovery Day.” 

2024 Sponsors

Hosting Sponsors

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Rhodium Sponsor ($10,000+)

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Platinum Sponsor ($5,000+)

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Gold Sponsor ($3,500+)

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Palladium Sponsor ($2,500+)

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Rancho Cotati, Rohnert Park-Cotati, 
Santa Rosa East/West,
Sonoma Mountain Twilight

Iridium Sponsors ($1,000+)
(sorted alphabetically)

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Petaluma #30
Santa Rosa #1029
Santa Rosa #50
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Lions Clubs of Santa Rosa Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa Kasthamandap, Santa Rosa Roseland, Petaluma 7-11, Petaluma Host, Sebastopol Gravenstein, Windsor, Cloverdale, Cotati, Valley of the Moon
Dr. and Mrs. Donald Pierce
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Sonoma Community Investment Fund
Supervisor Goren
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Supervisor Coursey (District 3)
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Silver Sponsors ($100+)

Dr. and Mrs. Marek J. Bozdech
California Retired Teachers Association
John FitzGerald (in honor of Libby FitzGerald, natural products chemist)

Lesha Harding, Petaluma
Kiwanis Club of Sebastopol  

Patelco Credit Union
Mike Roa
Sonoma Federal Credit Union
Soroptimist International of Santa Rosa

Alan Soule
Summit State Bank  
SynSolar

Mercury Sponsors ($1+)

Steven and Heather Worker

In-Kind Sponsors

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Home Depot
(Rohnert Park & Santa Rosa) 
Lowes (Cotati)
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Sebastopol Hardware Center
Mead Clark Lumber

Partners

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