CSEI Sponsor Companies and Individuals

CSEI sponsors make a financial donation to the Powell Economic Education Foundation in support of the students and immersive group projects with the Institute’s partner companies, many of which are non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures. Available levels of sponsorship include:

  • $2,000 student sponsorship
  • $5,000 Collegiate faculty member sponsorship
  • $8,000 Immersive group project sponsorship



CSEI 2016 featured six Immersive group project partners: ChildFund, Child Savers, Impact Makers, Indivior, Institute for Contemporary Art and VCUarts Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, SunTrust and World Pediatric Project. This is what some of the Institute partners had to said about CSEI 2016 and their experience with student teams:

  • “These students did a tremendous job putting together research with real life application potential.”
  • “Our partnership with CSEI was hugely valuable as it gave us insight into a younger demographic as well as some ideas on how to utilize tools to better reach a larger audience. Having fresh insight is always valuable.”
  • “The students had a unique opportunity to be at the table, lead the conversation and share their recommendations to enhance VCU’s community engagement with the teenage community.”
  • “I was blown away by their data discussion – they nailed it.”

Sponsors receive recognition in newsletters, on the CSEI website, and  in press for supporting the Institute and its mission. All sponsors are invited to attend final Immersive group project presentations.

For additional information please contact Trina Clemans at trina_clemans@collegiate-va.org or complete the online interest form.