2019 Gala Noir: A UNCF Affair - Washington, DC | UNCF

2019 Gala Noir: A UNCF Affair – Washington, DC

The Inaugural Gala Noir is a premier fundraising gala that brings together the District’s most notable young professionals to celebrate HBCUs, rising leaders and excellence. The event focuses on raising awareness of the need and benefits of a college education, the students UNCF serves in the DC Metro Area and the contributions of historically black colleges and universities. Presented by the UNCF Young Professional Group and a host of corporate sponsors, local businesses and professional organizations Gala Noir is the celebration of Black Excellence attended by national celebrities, civic leaders, alumni, dignitaries, volunteers and friends of UNCF.

This must-attend event is full of entertainment and glamour that supports UNCF’s mission of investing in better futures for the young men and women we serve and by helping them move to and through college.

Be in your best Instagramable Attire!

Strictly Formal

Organizers
Honorees
Venue
​International Spy Museum

​International Spy Museum

Visit the venue website for directions and details

Sponsorship Opportunities

DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE HERE

GALA NOIR SPONSOR: $10,000

Exclusive sponsor of Gala Noir. Benefits for this package include:

  • Gala Noir and The Torch Awards event page with featured logo and link
  • Event-related communications sent to more than 70,000 young professionals in the Washington Metro Area with featured logo and link
  • Exclusive two-minute address to Gala Noir attendees about your company/ organization (400 guests)
  • One-minute address to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception attendees about your company/organization
  • Ten complimentary tickets to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception with seating in a prime location during the awards with signage recognizing the sponsorship (200 guests)
  • Recognition of sponsorship by the emcee during The Torch Awards and VIP Reception
  • Opportunity to display logo or vignette during Gala Noir
  • Name recognition and featured logo on all signage
  • Identification as sponsor on name badges with featured logo
  • Featured logo and link will remain on Gala Noir event page until March 31, 2020
  • Recognition on UNCF.org/DMV subpage until March 31, 2020 _______________________________________________________________

THE TORCH AWARDS SPONSOR: $7,500

Sponsor has naming rights as the presenting sponsor of The Torch Awards. Benefits for this package include:

  • Gala Noir and The Torch Awards event page with featured logo and link
  • Event-related communications sent to more than 70,000 young professionals in the Washington Metro Area with featured logo and link Event visibility:
  • Six complimentary tickets to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception with seating in a prime location during the awards with signage recognizing the sponsorship (200 guests)
  • Recognition of sponsorship by the emcee during The Torch Awards and VIP Reception
  • Three-minute address to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception attendees about your company/organization
  • Presenter of The Torch Awards to three honorees with photos
  • Display logo on the inaugural Torch Award given to three honorees
  • Half page, color ad in the Gala Noir and The Torch Awards program
  • Name recognition and featured logo on all signage
  • Featured logo and link will remain on Gala Noir event page until March 31, 2020
  • Recognition on UNCF.org/DMV subpage until March 31, 2020

VIP RECEPTION SPONSOR: $7,500

Sponsor has the naming rights to the VIP Reception featuring The Torch Awards. Benefits for this package include:

  • Gala Noir and The Torch Awards web page with featured logo and link
  • Event-related communications sent to more than 70,000 young professionals in the Washington
  • Metro Area with featured logo and link
  •  Six complimentary tickets to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception with seating in a prime location during the awards with signage recognizing the sponsorship (200 guests)
  • Recognition of sponsorship by the emcee during The Torch Awards and VIP Reception
  • Two-minute welcome address to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception attendees about your company/organization
  • Opportunity to prominently display logo or vignette during The Torch Awards and VIP Reception
  • Half page, color ad in the Gala Noir and The Torch Awards program
  • Name recognition and featured logo on all signage
  • Featured logo and link will remain on Gala Noir home page until March 31, 2020
  • Recognition on UNCF.org/DMV subpage until March 31, 2020

THE TORCH AWARD HONOREES SPONSOR: $5,000

Sponsor is supporting the three honorees and recipients of the inaugural Torch Awards. Benefits for this package include:

  • Event-related communications sent to more than 70,000 young professionals in the Washington Metro Area with featured logo and link
  • Four complimentary tickets to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception with seating in a prime location during the awards with signage on the table recognizing the sponsorship (200 guests)
  • 500-word message to honorees included in the Gala Noir and The Torch Awards program
  • Name recognition and featured logo on all signage
  • Recognition on UNCF.org/DMV subpage until March 31, 2020 ____________________________________________________________________

THE TORCH LOUNGE SPONSOR: $2,000

Sponsor receives seating in a prime location during The Torch Awards and VIP reception. Benefits for this package include:

  • Event-related communications sent to more than 70,000 young professionals in the Washington Metro Area with featured logo and link Event visibility:
  • Two complimentary tickets to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception with seating in a prime location during the awards with signage recognizing the sponsorship (200 guests)
  • 500-word message to honorees included in the Gala Noir and The Torch Awards program
  • Name recognition and featured logo on all signage
  • Recognition on UNCF.org/DMV subpage until March 31, 2020

GALA NOIR PARTNER SPONSOR: $1,000

Sponsor receives branding and promotion in partnership with Gala Noir including the The Torch Awards and VIP reception. Benefits for this package include:

  • Event-related communications sent to more than 70,000 young professionals in the Washington Metro Area with featured logo and link
  • Two complimentary tickets to The Torch Awards and VIP Reception with seating in a prime location during the awards with signage recognizing the sponsorship (200 guests)
  • Name recognition and featured logo on all signage
  • Recognition on UNCF.org/DMV subpage until March 31, 2020
Hotel Accommodations are Available!

If you are coming in from out of town, or just want to stay close to the event, UNCF Washington has arranged a discounted group rate for you!

Host Hotel:
Hilton Washington DC National Mall
480 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20002

Visit this site to book your room at the Hilton by October 10!