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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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Export Award - sponsor to be confirmed | Innovation Award - sponsored by Business Durham & Arch Group | Digital and Social Media Award - sponsored by Teesside University & Gentoo | Newcomer of the Year Award - sponsored by Virgin Money.
Sponsored by Yamaha Corporation of America--Orchestral String Department
Sponsored Research: Heat Treatment Of Natural Aging Aluminum Casting Alloys (06-086)
The Business Development Award, sponsored by Business Development Bank of Canada, was presented to Eazy Express Inc.
The Golf Refreshments and Chipping Contest was Sponsored by Langsam Property Services Corp.
The seminars, sponsored by the Platinum Sponsors, have sparked a great deal of corporate partnering interest in the Chapter.
In a sponsored demutualization, a mutual company opts to demutualize as part of a decision to be acquired, most typically by a stock company.
Among the many international officers that Ed and Dolly Gordon sponsored was former President Mohammed Zia of Pakistan.
Services Award - sponsored by Middlesbrough College.
Best Creative Business Award - sponsored by Arts Council England, North East.