2nd Annual National Honors Gala │ Saturday November 18, 2017 │ National Press Club
Honorary Host Committee Members
Mr. Bertrand-Marc Allen, President of Boeing International
The Honorable Charles F Bolden, Former Administrator of NASA
Dr. Angel Cabrera, President of George Mason University
Mr. Tony Culley-Foster, President/CEO of the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC
The Honorable Joseph Duffey, Former President of American University
Ambassador Chas Freeman, U.S. Ambassador
The Honorable Chuck Hagel, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
Mr. James Heimowitz, President of China Institute
The Honorable Darin LaHood, U.S. Representative for Illinois
Dr. Wallace Loh, President of the University of Maryland
Mr. William McCarren, Executive Director of the National Press Club
The Honorable Jim Moran, Former U.S. Representative for Virginia
Dr. C. Daniel Mote, President of the National Academy of Engineering
The Honorable Nick Rahal, II, Former U.S. Representative for West Virginia
Dr. Samuel Stanley, President of Stony Brook University
About the National Honors Gala:
On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center will host its 2nd Annual National Honors Gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 300 business leaders, public officials, educators, scholars, artists & media representatives will gather to honor our ten People-to-People Award honorees. These ten exemplary Confucius Institute (CI) students have been selected from the 110 CIs in universities and schools across the country based on their personal stories, experiences, and engagement with Chinese language, cultural, and global education programs.
The Gala provides public support for the Confucius Institute U.S. Center (CIUS Center), a non-partisan 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing global education programs that enhance people-to-people exchange and global education programs. Since the first Confucius Institute was founded in 2004 at the University of Maryland, more than 500 Confucius Institutes have been established to serve academic, teaching and educational communities worldwide.
The net proceeds of the 2017 Honors Gala will directly support the CIUS Center’s core program areas:
Education and Professional Development -Support Chinese language learning initiatives by connecting school districts interested in developing a Chinese language curriculum to the appropriate resources and support. We also provide professional development opportunities to Confucius Classroom teachers who are teaching in the K-12 schools systems in America to ensure the continuation of high quality Chinese language instruction to students across America.
Arts and Culture – Committed to creating opportunities for cultural exchange through the arts. We organize exhibitions, performances, and discussions related to Chinese and American Culture and house a small gallery which displays a rotating calendar of exhibitions related to Chinese history and culture.
Academics and Research– Leveraging the CIUS Center’s US-China global education convening power we serve the scholarly community through programming that brings higher education experts, teachers and the academicians together to collaborate on research, program innovation & exchange programs.
Public Relations and Outreach– To strengthen and support people-to-people engagement opportunities between China and the United States, this program establishes public awareness and promotes the achievements of Confucius Institutes in America through partnerships with organizations of similar vision and public events.
2017 Sponsors receive the following recognition & benefits through their support of the National Honors Gala:
VIP Reception & Gala Dinner Sponsor ($15,000) – 10 tickets │10 invitations to private VIP reception with diplomats, honorees and senior government officials │ top placement and seating with gala VIPs at gala and VIP reception │ opportunity to make brief remarks during VIP reception and gala dinner │ recognition on event signage and in print and online promotional material │ web-site/ two‐page spread ad and write up in printed program
Lead Table Sponsor ($10,000) – 10 tickets │6 invitations to private VIP reception with diplomats, honorees and senior government officials │ top placement at awards dinner and opportunity to be seated with gala VIPs │ opportunity to make brief remarks during gala dinner │ recognition on event signage and in print and online promotional material │ web-site/ two‐page spread ad and write up in printed program
Premier Table Sponsor ($5,000) – 8 tickets │4 invitations to private VIP reception with diplomats, honorees and senior government officials │ premier recognition on event signage and in print and online promotional material │ full page ad in printed program
Benefactor Table Sponsor ($2,500) – 6 tickets │ 2 invitations to private VIP reception with diplomats, honorees and senior government officials │ recognition on event signage and in print and online promotional material │ ½ page ad in printed program
Patron Sponsor ($1,000) – 4 tickets │ recognition on event signage and in print and online promotional material │ listing in printed program
Printed Program Ad – Full page ad in printed program and listing in online promotional material ($5,000) │ ½ page ad in printed program and listing in online promotional material ($2,500) │ ½ page ad in printed program ($1,000)
Friends Circle ($250) – 1 ticket │ listing in event signage
Please complete this form indicating your company’s sponsorship level and payment information. You can also complete your payment here
Sponsorship are tax deductible, less $150 per ticket – meal costs.
For more information, please contact Cheyenne Boyce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-763‐7204