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sponsor

noun advocate, auctor, backer, benefactor, champion, favorer, guarantor, guardian, insurer, patron, promoter, protector, succorer, surety, sympathizer
Associated concepts: sponsor of legislation

sponsor

verb accept responsibility for, act as surety for, answer for, assure, back, be responsible for, befriend, certify, champion, defend, endorse, ensure, favor, finance, financier, guarantee, insure, patronize, pay for, promote, protect, provide for, put up the money, stand behind, subscribe to, support, sustain, sympathize, take responsibility for, underwrite, uphold, vouch for, warrant
Associated concepts: sponsor a bill
See also: avouch, backer, bestow, capitalize, creditor, espouse, finance, fund, guarantee, guarantor, guardian, invest, nurture, organize, partisan, patron, promote, promoter, proponent, protect, surety, underwrite

SPONSOR, civil law. He who intervenes for another voluntarily and without being requested. The engagement which he enters into is only accessory to the principal. Vide Dig. 17, 1, 18; Nov. 4, ch. 1 Code de Com. art. 158, 159; Code Nap. 1236 Wolff, Inst. Sec. 1556.

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There wasn't a formal moment where he said, 'Hey, I'm going to be your sponsor,'" notes Winston.
THE VCP ENABLES RETIREMENT PLAN SPONSORS, at any time prior to an IRS audit, to voluntarily disclose qualification failures they've discovered, pay a fee and receive approval for correction.
The trust between CPAs and their clients, however, gives CPAs an opportunity to help plan sponsors understand the goals of pension laws so that their clients can find ways to shape their business practices to meet those goals.
The Institute has found the sponsors receptive to changes designed to address these concerns.
The list of sponsors for Atlanta's celebration this June includes more than two dozen names, including CocaCola, BellSouth, Washington Mutual, Delta Air Lines, Verizon Wireless, Coors, Showtime, and Sheraton.
20 Bronze Sponsors ($750 each): Can attend dinner meetings, and as a group, they sponsor the annual holiday social.
A potential sponsor doesn't need to be an insurance company: any company with stock currency--a bank, a stockbrokerage firm, an investment bank or even a nonfinancial services company--can be a sponsor.
For example, if a sponsorship arrangement entitles a sponsor to both product advertising and use or acknowledgment of the sponsor's name or logo by the organization, only the amount of the payment that exceeds the FMV of the product advertising provided to the sponsor (if any) is a qualified sponsorship payment (Regs.
The RBC Financial Group came on board this year as the Platinum sponsor, making them the co-presenters of the 2002 Awards luncheons, and a critical partner in helping us present these prestigious awards.
Ed and Dolly Gordon were the sponsors for three International Officers who were later inducted into the International Officer Hall of Fame: General Zia (Pakistan), Class of 1963; General Jehangir (Pakistan), Class of 1974; and BG Carl A.