Sponsorship Opportunities

August 4, 5, & 6

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) will be hosting the 44th annual Festa Italiana Fundraiser August 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2023. GRIAA is a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers, and promotes the Italian Culture through social events, works of charity, and educational activities throughout the community.

The Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) Committee has two major goals as part of our charter:

  1. To disseminate Italian culture and to create awareness of our contribution to civilization. This is accomplished in sponsoring many Italian Cultural Events such as our Italian Folk Dance Troupe, Festa Italiana, the Italian Men and Women’s Golf Open, and the Pappagallo publication.
  2. To help Italian American students financially with their education by providing scholarships distributed with in the Rockford Community.

Festa Italiana is the only fundraiser we host to earn funds for these scholarships. To date, GRIAA has provided more than 730,000.00 towards scholarships to students K-12th grade. 

We are currently seeking sponsorship for our 2023 festival. Our hope is to increase our gift of scholarships over the coming years and we would appreciate your support.
Your donation will serve our community twofold. It will help our scholarship fund grow and it will provide publicity for your business.

Please see our sponsorship opportunities available for 2023 below. We owe all our success to community leaders like you. Payments can be made at festaitalianarockford.com.

GRIAA & Festa Italiana Committees

Available Sponsorship Opportunities 

Event Sponsor (1) $10,000

Get months of pre-event exposure, your name associated with Rockford’s premier ethnic festival and in front of thousands of festival goers. This exclusive sponsorship includes your company name/logo on the event website, name/logo on all event tickets, name mentioned on all event commercials, digital ads, and on all Festa-related social media posts. Your name/logo will be on a large event banner at both entrances.

**Also included, 50 Festa 3 day passes for your company.

Entertainment Sponsor (1) $5,000

Receive months of pre-event exposure with the entertainers selected to appear at Festa Italiana 2022. Your name/logo on banners (6x8) at the entertainment stage and on all social media posts associated with the entertainment.

**Also included, 25 Festa 3 day passes for your company.

Patron Sponsor (50 available) $500.00 each

Gain exposure to your company at Festa Italiana with a banner (approximately 2’x3’) placed around the perimeter of the Festival.

**Also included, 6 Festa 3 day passes for your company.


All artwork should be sent to [email protected]

Contact Karen Cantele for additional information!
815-871-8319 or [email protected]

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Magazine & Website

Field Sponsors

Bocce Court Sponsors

Greater Rockford Italian American Association (GRIAA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts to the GRIAA are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Please contact your tax advisor for more information. The Greater Rockford Italian American Association will furnish a receipt upon request