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    #1

    having me sponsor

    Searching for a fiscal sponsor, I found out that actor Hank Azaria has a charity that does exactly what I was hoping to do, for kids in Los Angeles. I called him and discovered that he even set it up just like I wanted to: his ex-assistant runs it, and he throws a celebrity poker tournament to raise money. He did everything perfectly except that the name of his charity, Determined to Succeed, does not have his name in it even once.
    But Azaria was open to the idea of having me sponsor a few events through the Joel Stein Hank Azaria Foundation.

    (Sweet Charity
    By Joel Stein Monday, Dec. 03, 2012)

    Does the sentence say that it's
    Azaria who was supposed to sponsor a few events or is it the speaker?
    (I know that according to the "have someone do something" the sponsor is likely to be the speaker, but I'm doubting)

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    Re: having me sponsor

    As an NES but not a teacher, I would read "having me sponsor" as meaning "me sponsoring".

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    #3

    Re: having me sponsor

    Azaria was open to the idea of having the speaker sponsor a few events....

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    Re: having me sponsor


    Just to be sure I understand correctly - the sponsor is the speaker,
    and
    "sponsor" in "the idea of having me sponsor a few events" is a verb, am I right?

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    Re: having me sponsor

    As an NES but not a teacher, that would be my understanding.

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