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Sponsorships - The GWBC Project

Now, more than ever, we need financial support for our events.  From the time of the Revolutionary War, the people of this City have celebrated the birthday of George Washington.  Over more than two hundred years, our citizens have considered an annual remembrance of the Father of Our Country to be important and worthwhile.   These celebrations have always been arranged by both military and civilian volunteers from many quarters of our community, as the Celebration is today.

Since the time of the nation's bicentennial, the George Washington Birthday Celebration was fully-supported by the City of Alexandria; three years ago that changed.  The City Council decided to reduce the City support of the Celebration by 50% and now we must raise the other half of the funding from other sources.

We have a lot to offer our sponsors, not the least of which is association with the premier celebration of Washington's Birthday in the USA.  In local and regional media, attention to the Alexandria George Washington Birthday Celebration is legendary.  Exposure at events is not the only benefit, some promotional features will extend beyond the period of the Celebration.

Sponsorship Payments will be made to the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association, a Virginia Corporation exempt from income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Friendship will administer the payment of expenses and obligations incurred by the George Washington Birthday Celebration from funds collected.

Please review the sponsorship features and benefits below. For more information about sponsorships, please contact Joe Shumard via joeshumard@gmail.com.

Individual Donations
Moderate individual donations are very important to us! In addition to the funding, every donation is a vote of support for what we are doing. Click here for on line donations paid with a credit card, or mail payment to Friendship GW Project, 809 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. You will be listed on the "wall of honor," and receive our monthly newsletter.

If you are able to donate $50 or more, please check out our sponsorship donations such as the "Circle of 1000" ($50) or the "Circle of 500" ($100) or be a "Friend" of the GW Classic 10-K Race.

Sponsorship Circles

"Circle of 1000" ($50)
Membership in the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association, listing on the "wall of honor," and our monthly newsletter.

"Circle of 500" ($100)
Includes benefits of all levels above and recognition in the annual report of the George Washington Birthday Celebration.

"Circle of 200" ($250)
Includes benefits of all levels above, hotlinked website logo for the entire year (2014), and social media recognition during February, 2014.

"Circle of 100" ($500)
Includes benefits of all levels above, and a special invitation to the Awards & Appreciation reception for George Washington Birthday Celebration.

"Circle of 50" ($1,000)
Includes benefits of all levels above, recognition in the program and 2 tickets to the special Independence Day Gala in the summer of 2014.

"Circle of 20" ($2,500)
Includes benefits of all levels above, recognition on t-shirts and display opportunity at the George Washington Classic Race, including 4 tickets to run the race.

"Circle of 10" ($5,000)
Includes benefits of all levels above, expanded social media coverage and special photo opportunity with George Washington.

"Circle of 5" ($10,000)
Includes benefits of all levels above, a ride as a special guest in the George Washington Birthday Parade and 6 tickets to the Birthnight Banquet & Ball.


Payment for Sponsorship Circles:


Click here to pay by credit card.

Click here to mail in a check.




Sponsor Specific Elements of the
George Washington Birthday Celebration

Benefits for this type of sponsorship are specific to the sponsorship element:  inclusion in all publicity and promotion for all events of the George Washington Birthday Celebration Weekend, prominent recognition as a Sponsor in Alexandria Newspaper features, special photo opportunity with General Washington and the Parade Grand Marshal, four tickets to the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association breakfast on the morning of the Parade, recognition at the Birthnight Banquet and Ball, company link on the official George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee website, two seats on the reviewing stand at the George Washington Birthday Parade, exhibit table on Market Square on Parade Day (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.).


BIRTHNIGHT BANQUET & BALL ($5,000)

Be a part of the re-creation of this famous celebration of Washington’s Birthday set in the year 1799. The evening includes an 18th-century banquet, English country dancing, dessert collation, character re-enactors and General and Mrs. Washington. 

PARADE HATS & PATCHES ($2,500)

Every participant gets a special embroidered parade patch (there are over 3,500 participants!) Every volunteer gets either a fleece hat or a baseball cap with the parade patch embroidered on it (there are more than 100 volunteers!).

 

PARADE MARCHERS’ RECEPTION ($3,000)

Held at the historic American Legion Ballroom on Parade Day. An opportunity for our parade marchers to relax, have some light refreshment, and await the decision of the judges for the Parade Awards. 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR REENACTMENT ($2,750)

Learn about a soldier’s life during the Revolutionary War. Held at Fort Ward Park this event features historic camp and tactical demonstrations throughout the day including a skirmish between the Redcoats and the Colonial Army.

 

AWARDS & APPRECIATION RECEPTION ($1,500)

A very special ceremonial event featuring performances by parade units and food by winners of the Cherry Challenge:  It is here that we present the parade and other significant Celebration awards.

Payment for Specific Sponsorship Elements:


Click here to pay by credit card.

Click here to mail in a check.





Sponsor the George Washington Classic 10-K Race

PATRIARCH ($10,000)
(Click here to pay on line)

Promotion for 10-K and PARADE MILE Races:

Large Company logo on race T-shirts

Company name in advertisements

Recognition at Awards Ceremony

Listing on race day signage

Flyer or coupons in runners’ race packet

Six complimentary runners


George Washington Birthday
Celebration Promotion


Inclusion in all publicity and promotion for all events of the George Washington Birthday Celebration Weekend.

Prominent recognition as a Sponsor in Alexandria Newspaper features.

Special photo opportunity with Gen. & Mrs. Washington.

Table of 10 at the Breakfast and Meeting of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association the morning of the Parade.

Recognition in the Program for the Friendship Breakfast on Parade Day.

Company link on the official George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee website.

Special recognition at and four tickets to the Birthnight Banquet and Ball.

Four seats on the reviewing stand at the George Washington Birthday Parade.

On Parade Day, exhibit table on Market Square during the Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremony (11 a.m. until 3 p.m.).

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ($5,000)
(Click here to pay on line)

Promotion for 10-K and PARADE MILE Races:

Small Company logo on race T-shirts

Company name in advertisements

Recognition at Awards Ceremony

Listing on race day signage

Flyer or coupons in runners’ race packet

Four complimentary runners

George Washington Birthday
Celebration Promotion

Inclusion in all publicity and promotion for all events of the George Washington Birthday Celebration Weekend.

Prominent recognition as a Sponsor in Alexandria Newspaper features.

Special photo opportunity with Parade Grand Marshal.

Table of 5 at the Breakfast and Meeting of the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association the morning of the Parade.

Company link on the official George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee website.

Two seats on the reviewing stand at the George Washington Birthday Parade.

On Parade Day, exhibit table on Market Square during the Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremony.

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($1,000)
(Click here to pay on line)

Promotion for 10-K and PARADE MILE Races

Company name on race t-shirts

Recognition at Race awards ceremony

Listing on Race Day signage

Flyer or coupons in runners’ race package

Four complimentary runners

George Washington Birthday
Celebration Promotion

Inclusion in publicity and promotion for all events of the George Washington Birthday Celebration weekend.

Company logo and link on the official website for the Celebration.

On Parade Day, exhibit table on Market Square during the Armed Forces Community Covenant Ceremony.


PATRIOT ($500)
(Click here to pay on line)

Company name in race related advertisements;

Flyer or coupons in runners race package; and

Two complimentary runners in either one-miler or 10K.


FRIEND ($100)
(Click here to pay on line)

Two complimentary runners in either one-miler or 10K.


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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Jan 30, 2014, 4:47 AM
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George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee,
Jan 30, 2014, 4:47 AM
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