Opportunities To Sponsor

19th Annual Commonwealth Dinner

The Commonwealth Dinner

The Commonwealth Dinner is Equality Virginia’s signature event and Virginia’s largest black-tie gala for the LGBTQ community and its supporters. The Commonwealth Dinner attracts over 1,000 guests each year including Virginia’s political, business, and non-profit leaders and influencers. Equality Virginia will promote the event through radio, electronic, and print media, which reaches the over 300,000 LGBTQ adults that live in Virginia.

Each year, the Commonwealth Dinner raises one third of Equality Virginia’s operating expenses and allows EV to grow our outreach and programming efforts. Your investment in the Commonwealth Dinner will show LGBTQ people all over Virginia that you are a business that they can trust, dedicated to empowering this ever-growing vibrant community.

Over the past 30 years, our supporters have made it possible for Equality Virginia to provide a variety of trainings and educational resources to respond to the needs of our community, particularly those experiencing multiple forms of oppression.

Equality looks different for each and every person, but by fostering a supportive and welcoming environment we have been able to build trust in our mission and accomplish more than we could have ever imagined.

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2021 By the Numbers

$160,000

Dollars Raised

800+

Virtual Attendees

95+

Cities Joined

Packages

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• Top billing on all communications and marketing materials
• Banner with logo at the entrance to the main hall
• 30-second ad shown during event and featured on website
• One Welcome Reception drink ticket per guest
• 3 front-tables with priority seating and corporate placard
• Verbal recognition during event
• Recognition in membership email
• Social media recognition leading up to the event
• Full-page advertisement in physical and digital program
• Logo on sponsor slideshow, program, and livestream page
• Logo with link on EV website
• Recognition in post-event communications

Deductible amount: $22,150

• One Welcome Reception drink ticket per guest
• 1 table with priority seating and corporate placard
• Verbal recognition during event
• Recognition in membership email
• Three social media mentions
• Full-page advertisement in physical and digital program
• Logo on slideshow, program, and livestream page
• Logo with link on EV website
• Recognition in post-event communications

(Deductible amount: $8,550) 

• One Welcome Reception drink ticket per guest
• 1 table with priority seating and corporate placard
• Verbal recognition during event
• Recognition in membership email
• Two social media mentions
• Half-page advertisement in physical and digital program
• Logo on slideshow, program, and livestream page
• Logo with link on EV website
• Recognition in post-event communications

Deductible amount: $3,550

 

• 1 table with priority seating and corporate placard
• Verbal recognition during event
• Recognition in membership email
• One social media mention
• Quarter-page advertisement in physical and digital program
• Logo on sponsor, program, and livestream page
• Logo with link on EV website
• Recognition in post-event communications

Deductible amount: $1,850

Signature Sponsorships

Welcome Reception Sponsor ($3,000)

Be the first thing our guests see as they enter. We have planned a social hour to grab a drink, reconnect, and be in community with one another before the main program.

•4 tickets with priority seat placement

•Signage with your logo at the Welcome Reception

•Quarter-page color advertisement in program

•Logo on the sponsor slideshow and the program

•Your logo with link on the Equality Virginia website

After Dinner Dance Sponsor ($3,000)

You can keep party going after the final plate is cleared! As guests head downstairs, they will be dancing the night away to their favorite hits with our amazing DJ.

•4 tickets with priority seat placement

•Signage with your logo at the entrance to the dance

•Quarter-page color advertisement in program

•Logo on the sponsor slideshow and the program

•Your logo with link on the Equality Virginia website

Production Sponsor ($3,000)

Seize this opportunity to spotlight your logo on the professionally-produced videos highlighting EV’s work, which will be shown to during the main program.

•4 tickets with priority seat placement

“Powered By: COMPANY LOGO” on the bottom left of the program videos shown during the event

•Quarter-page color advertisement in program

•Logo on the sponsor slideshow and the program

•Your logo with link on the Equality Virginia website

Wine Sponsor ($3,000)

(1 of 2 remaining) 

Two complementary wine bottles are be placed on every table during the Dinner. Each Wine Sponsor will have their logo printed on one of the wine bottles.

•4 tickets with priority seat placement

•Your logo on half of all wine bottles placed on tables

•Quarter-page color advertisement in program

•Logo on the sponsor slideshow and the program

•Your logo with link on the Equality Virginia website