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WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction

Sponsor the Auction

There are many ways to support the WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction. Below, you will find the options available to you. If you have any questions about sponsorship, please feel free to contact our Auction team by email.

Underwrite the Auction

As an underwriter of the WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction, you’ll be associated with one of Northeast Ohio’s most respected, prestigious and visible non-profit organizations. Sponsorship provides you with exposure to the public television audience, an exclusive, influential and educated audience with a high annual income. You’ll reach the supporters of the WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction: thousands of volunteers, donors, bidders and buyers - people who are active and involved in their community and consumers who are ready to buy.

The WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction is Northeastern Ohio’s only televised auction. It is the community’s biggest, most unique shopping adventure, providing a fun-filled shopping spree for enthusiastic viewers who tune in to watch, bid and buy. Thousands of donated items and services are sold during this televised event.

Tax-deductible underwriting grants begin at $6,000 for a four-hour sponsorship. Broadcast sponsors receive a multi-media mix of promotional benefits that include:

  • Presentation of valuable pre-produced on-air TV spots
  • Live, on-air copy about your company
  • Opportunity for staff involvement
  • Online promotion
  • Prominent signage in WVIZ/PBS studios
  • Print promotion
  • And much more

For more info, call Ella Fong at 216-916-6154 or send an e-mail to .

Sponsor an Auction Board

Auction Board Sponsorships are for an entire broadcast day and are available for a $3,000 tax-deductible contribution. During the Auction, donated items are shown on various Auction boards. Auction Board Sponsors receive the following multi-media mix of promotional benefits:

  • On-air copy describing your company
  • Visual and audio recognition of company name and/or logo throughout your sponsorship day
  • Acknowledgement of your support in a post-event televised “Thank You” spot
  • Opportunity for staff involvement
  • Online promotion
  • Acknowledgement of your support in a post-Auction print piece
  • Opportunity to gain additional visibility by providing an “overbid” incentive to high bidders of items on your board

For more info, call Ella Fong at 216-916-6154 or send an e-mail to .


This unique area of the Auction is available exclusively to publicly-traded companies headquartered in Northeast Ohio. “Buy Northeast Ohio” is a way to receive valuable on-air television exposure, receive a new investor and support WVIZ/PBS.

To participate:

  • Your company makes a $1,000 tax-deductible cash contribution to the WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction.
  • WVIZ/PBS then uses the cash to purchase an equal amount of stock in the company.
  • The stock is assembled in portfolios, and each participating company receives valuable on-air promotion.

For more info, call Ella Fong at 216-916-6154 or send an e-mail to .

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Picking up an item? Volunteering for the broadcast? Get directions to Idea Center now.

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