Sponsorship and Membership Options

Sponsorship is a clear way that you can support North Korean refugees. TNKR depends on contributions from sponsors who support our vision of creating learning opportunities in which North Korean refugees have the autonomy of choosing how they will learn. When you support TNKR, you have the opportunity to get directly involved either as a tutor or coach for North Korean refugees or as a staffer helping to build the organization’s capacity. In recent years, with the support of donors and fundraisers, we have been able to help numerous North Korean refugees achieve their goals in life. You can be a sponsor by making a financial contribution and/or engaging in fundraising for TNKR.

SPONSORSHIP

FIRST-TIME SPONSOR
50,000-100,000 won ($50-$99)
Support a TNKR fundraising campaign or make a donation to TNKR’s General Fund. This special level is available for first-time supporters.

Benefits:
● Receive an invitation to join TNKR’s email list.
● Talk or meet directly with TNKR staff, refugees and volunteers.
● Receive invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly.
● 1 TNKR merchandise item (TNKR lapel bin or ballpoint pen)

MONTHLY DONOR
10,000 won ($10)

Support a TNKR fundraising campaign with a monthly donation of at least 10,000 won (or $10).

Benefits:
● Receive regular updates about TNKR directly from TNKR staff and volunteers.
● Receive invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly.
● Have your name entered into a monthly book lottery, winners can receive signed copies of books by NK refugee authors.
● 1 TNKR merchandise item (TNKR lapel pin or ballpoint pen)

MEMBERSHIP

TNKR FAN
50,000-199,000 won ($50 to $199 USD)

Benefits:
● Invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly
● 2 TNKR merchandise items (TNKR mug or water bottle; lapel pin or ballpoint pen)

TNKR SPONSOR
200,000-499,000 won ($200-$499 USD)

Benefits:
● One signed book of your choice by a North Korean refugee author.
● Regular updates about TNKR directly from TNKR staff and volunteers.
● Invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly.
● Free admission to 1 regular TNKR event.
● 3 TNKR merchandise items (TNKR mug or water bottle; lapel pin or ballpoint pen; tote bag)

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP
500,000 to 999,999 won ($500-$999 USD)

Benefits:
● Two signed books of your choice by North Korean refugee authors.
● Regular updates about TNKR directly from TNKR staff and volunteers.
● Invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly.
● Free admission to two TNKR events.
● Detailed summaries of TNKR events by TNKR volunteer Michael Downey.
● 4 TNKR merchandise items (TNKR mug or water bottle; lapel pin or ballpoint pen; tote bag, bracelet)

PATRON MEMBERSHIP
1 million to 5 million won ($1,000 to $4,999 USD)

Benefits:
● Three signed books of your choice by North Korean refugee authors.
● Regular updates about TNKR directly from TNKR staff and volunteers.
● Invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly.
● Free admission to three TNKR events.
● Detailed summaries of TNKR events by TNKR volunteer Michael Downey.
● Meeting with TNKR Academic Coordinator Janice Kim to discuss the organization’s academic approach.
● Invitation to attend a TNKR orientation with tutors.

BENEFACTOR
5 million to 25 million won ($5,000 to $25,000 USD)

Benefits:
● Signed copies of all NK refugees connected with TNKR.
● Regular updates about TNKR directly from TNKR staff and volunteers.
● Invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly.
● Detailed summaries of TNKR events by TNKR volunteer Michael Downey.
● Free admission to all TNKR events.
● Meeting with TNKR Academic Coordinator Janice Kim to discuss the organization’s academic approach.
● Invitation to attend a TNKR orientation with tutors.
● Bring a friend for free to all TNKR events, including VIP events.
● Participation in all TNKR meetings and activities.
● TNKR Newsletter featuring refugee and tutor testimonials and comments from TNKR co-founders Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee.
● Meeting with TNKR co-founders Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee to discuss TNKR’s progress and future, and to get your feedback and suggestions.
● North Korean refugee speaker to present at your company or school event.
● 50% of all TNKR merchandise.
● VIP seating at TNKR’s English speech contests
● Invitation to attend a TNKR Orientation with tutors and refugees.
● Invitation to observe a TNKR Language Matching session.
● Sponsor 1 NK refugee college student.

TNKR CLUB MEMBER
(25 million won+) ($25,000 USD +)

Benefits:
● Company or school logo advertised on the TNKR Website and at events.
● Invitation to attend a TNKR orientation tutors and refugees.
● Invitation to observe a TNKR Language Matching session.
● Invitation to observe a TNKR class.
● Sponsor 2 NK refugee college students.
● Signed copies of all books by NK refugees connected with TNKR.
● Regular updates about TNKR directly from TNKR staff and volunteers.
● Invitations to TNKR events before they are posted publicly.
● Free admission to all TNKR events.
● Invitation to attend a TNKR orientation with tutors.
● Invitation to attend a TNKR orientation with NK refugee students.
● Bring a friend for free to all TNKR events.
● Invitations to TNKR planning meetings.
● VIP seating at all TNKR events.
● Detailed summaries of TNKR events by TNKR volunteer Michael Downey.
● TNKR Newsletter featuring refugee and tutor testimonials and comments from TNKR co-founders Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee.
● Meeting with TNKR co-founders Casey Lartigue and Eunkoo Lee to discuss TNKR’s progress and future, and to get your feedback and suggestions.
● Meeting with TNKR Academic Coordinator Janice Kim to discuss the organization’s academic approach.
● North Korean refugee speaker to present at your company or school event.
● Individuals or organizations will be introduced at TNKR events throughout the year.
● All TNKR Merchandise
● Off-the-record meetings with NK refugees who prefer to remain anonymous, including insiders from the North Korean regime.

Individuals or companies can collaborate to share a TNKR Club Membership through combined donations or fundraising.