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sponsor

1. a legislator who presents and supports a bill, motion, etc.
2. 
a. an authorized witness who makes the required promises on behalf of a person to be baptized and thereafter assumes responsibility for his Christian upbringing
b. a person who presents a candidate for confirmation

sponsor

[′spän·sər]
(communications)
The advertiser who pays part or all of the cost of a television or radio program.
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Howard Zuckerman, chairman of Meridian, added, "Meridian is proud to join with Otsar and the Parkoff Family in sponsoring this wonderful event for.
These sponsors receive a full-page ad in the Membership Directory, with Chapter Newsletter recognition for the sponsoring month, complimentary attendance at the event it sponsors and a complimentary invitation to one of the two annual social events.
On the flip side, sponsoring a mutual in a demutualization also is a good way for companies to make an acquisition, enabling access to new products, customers and markets.
The company sponsoring the plan may not be comfortable, from a fiduciary standpoint, including such a fund in its core lineup.
government securities repurchase (repo) and reverse repo transactions between sponsoring banks and their sponsored mutual fund clients last October.
In particular, financial services and drinks companies are drawn to sponsoring sport as a marketing or customer relationship tool (examples being the Barclays Premiership and the Carling Cup), but significant sponsors in the UK also include energy companies (the npower Test series in English cricket), telecommunications providers (Vodafone sponsors several sports) and sports-goods companies themselves (Adidas, Nike and Reebok).
The Automobile Club of Southern California, which helped pioneer and officiate motor sports in Southern California during the early 1900s, is title sponsor of the Auto Club 500 and one of the AAA-affiliated clubs sponsoring the race car fielded by Roush Racing, back-to-back Nextel Cup champions in 2003-04.
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