Fast Facts About ADVIS:
Over 130 Member Schools in the tristate, 13 county Greater Delaware Valley region…
Educate nearly 50,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school; 31% students of color
Employ over 11,000 faculty, administrators, and staff
Award nearly $325,000,000 in need based financial aid to 36% of students
Represent more than 500,000 alumni
Collectively have an annual operating budget greater than one billion dollars!
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Preferred Partner Program    

ADVIS’ Preferred Partner Program offers a limited number of companies the opportunity to introduce themselves to key decision-makers in our member schools through a trusted advisor—ADVIS. The program provides companies with category exclusivity on the Preferred Partner Listing page of the ADVIS website and direct and personal access to ADVIS member school leadership through presence at ADVIS' Governance and other Leadership professional development programs, primarily for Heads of School and Trustees. ADVIS Preferred Partnerships are valued at $10,000, are by invitation only, and are awarded one per business category annually. 

Benefits to Preferred Partners Include: 

  • Category exclusivity at ADVIS's Governance* and other Leadership programs primarily for Heads of School and Trustees, and receive these additional event-related marketing benefits:
    • Listing on website communications/pages and all
      e-flyers (at least 3 per event) promoting the events
    • Listing on any printed materials for each event
    • Signage at each event
    • Table space near registration for materials, and to meet and greet, at each event
    • Acknowledgment from the podium by ADVIS President or Board Chair at each event
    • Two event tickets to each of 3 events - networking during registration, reception, and/or breaks; seated with school heads and trustees at two dinners
    • Attendee list (note – we do not provide personal email or mailing addresses of trustees)
  • Listing on ADVIS's website: Preferred Partners Directory and on the general Underwriters page, with direct link to your website
  • Full page in ADVIS’s Annual Directory of Schools, distributed to key administrators in member schools (if commitment made by print deadline)
  • Use of ADVIS’s logo to market to our members
  • Opportunity to submit proposals for program and/or webinar presentations
  • Recognition of support via social networking (twitter), linking to your twitter account or website
  • Connection with ADVIS President via LinkedIn
  • Exposure to a wider audience as a result ADVIS's marketing campaign on public radio, news media websites, Twitter, etc.
* ADVIS Governance Track includes the following programs for Heads of School and Trustees:
  • Trusteeship 101/201
    September 20, 2019 – The Inn at Villanova
  • Annual Trustee Conference & Dinner
    November 13, 2019 - Germantown Academy
  • Board Chair/Clerk & Head of School Dinner and Dialogue
    April 2020 - Exact Date and Location TBA
  • New Board Chair/Clerk Orientation
    June 13, 2020 – The Shipley School (due to the intimate nature of this program, your presence will be limited to signage, marketing materials, and a personal thank you from the ADVIS President at the program)
Inquiries about Preferred Partner opportunities should be directed to Barbara Kraus-Blackney, President, 
at 610-527-0130 or via email.

We consistently counsel our members to consider our corporate underwriters for any requests for goods and services.  These businesses are loyal ADVIS supporters, and usually become so as a result of referral by one or more satisfied member schools.
-- Kevin McCullough
Director of Finance and Facilities
The Agnes Irwin School
Treasurer, ADVIS,
To become an ADVIS Preferred Partner, contact Barbara Kraus-Blackney, President, at 610-527-0130 or via email.
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