Sponsorship

Although the primary purpose of the Watershed Gala is to celebrate the relatively good water quality still being measured in the Hiwassee River and its tributaries and to honor the person or group that has done the most to protect it, the event is also a fundraiser designed to help sustain the operations of the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition.

Our nearly 200 guests come not only from the local 4-county area and surrounding counties, but from places like Raleigh, Charlotte and Asheville, NC; Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN; and the greater Atlanta area. It’s a great opportunity to support clean water AND expose your business to a far-ranging audience!

The deadline for sponsor acknowledgement in the gala program is February 10, 2017. Please review the sponsorship packages below and contact HRWC executive director Callie Moore if you are interested in sponsorship.

2017 Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Sponsorship Package – $5,000+

Benefits for Platinum Sponsors include:
Listing in the gala program as a Platinum sponsor
Annual business membership at the Trout Level
Logo/recognition on signage at the event
Opportunity to provide attendees with a logo item*
A full-page ad on the back cover of the gala program**
Recognition in newspaper ads announcing the event
Logo/recognition on a table tent at the gala
Logo displayed on HRWC gala sponsorship webpage
Recognition in pre-gala correspondence
Reserved table for ten people to attend the event

Gold Sponsorship Package – $3,000+

Benefits for Gold Sponsors include:
Listing in the gala program as a Gold sponsor
Annual business membership at the Bass Level
A full-page ad on the inside cover of the gala program**
Recognition in newspaper ads announcing the event
Logo/recognition on a table tent at the gala
Logo displayed on HRWC gala sponsorship webpage
Recognition in pre-gala correspondence
Reserved table for ten people to attend the event

Silver Sponsorship Package – $2,000+

Benefits for Silver Sponsors include:
Listing in the gala program as a Silver sponsor
Annual business membership at the Redhorse Level
A full-page ad in the gala program**
Recognition in newspaper ads announcing the event
Logo/recognition on a table tent at the gala
Logo displayed on HRWC gala sponsorship webpage
Recognition in pre-gala correspondence
Eight reservations for the event

Teal Sponsorship Package – $1000+

Benefits for Teal Sponsors include:
Listing in the gala program as a Teal sponsor
Annual business membership at the Darter Level
A half-page ad in the gala program**
Logo displayed on HRWC gala sponsorship webpage
Recognition in pre-gala correspondence
Six reservations for the event

Evergreen Sponsorship Package – $500+

Benefits for Evergreen Sponsors include:
Listing in the gala program as an Evergreen sponsor
Annual business membership at the Sunfish Level
A quarter-page ad in the gala program**
Listing on HRWC gala sponsorship webpage
Four reservations for the event

Blue Sponsorship Package – $250+

Benefits for Blue Sponsors include:
Listing in the gala program as a Blue sponsor
Listing on HRWC gala sponsorship webpage
Two reservations for the event

*In an effort to protect our watersheds, we are trying to reduce the use of plastics and other disposable items. Please work with us to identify appropriate, durable items for gala mementos.

**Ads will be placed in the gala program in the order in which sponsorships are confirmed.