Food History Gala
October 27, 2017, Ticketed Event

Food History Gala

Join us for the third annual Smithsonian Food History Gala and presentation of the Julia Child Award. This special evening is dedicated to celebrating the people and places that make America’s food history extraordinary. A dynamic crowd of food professionals, practitioners, and enthusiasts will join together at the nation’s history museum for a night like no other to benefit Smithsonian Food History programs.

Sponsor Level:

$100,000 Gala Title Sponsor
Sponsorship includes:

  • Title Sponsor listing in invitation, program journal, marketing materials, and press releases
  • Prominent seating for 2 tables of 10 at the event
  • 2-page color advertisement with prime placement in the program journal
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for 1 year
  • 4 tickets to attend the After Hours event the following evening of the Food History Weekend

$50,000 Platinum Sponsor
Sponsorship includes:

  • Platinum Sponsor listing in invitation, program journal, marketing materials, and press releases
  • Prominent seating for 1 table of 10 at the event
  • Full page color advertisement with prime placement in the program journal
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for 1 year

$25,000 Gold Sponsor
Sponsorship includes:

  • Gold Sponsor listing in event invitation, program journal, and marketing materials
  • Preferential seating for 1 table of 10 at the event
  • Full page color advertisement in the program journal
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for 1 year

$10,000 Silver Sponsor
Sponsorship includes:

  • Silver Sponsor listing in event invitation, program journal, and marketing materials
  • 10 tickets to the event
  • Half page color advertisement in the program journal

$5,000 Bronze Sponsor
Sponsorship includes:

  • Bronze Sponsor listing in event invitation, program journal, and marketing materials
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Quarter page color advertisement in the program journal

$2,500 Museum Sponsor
Sponsorship includes:

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Museum sponsor listing in the program journal


I am unable to attend, but would like to contribute to support the Smithsonian Food History project.


For individual tickets to the Gala, please go to the ticket form.


The fair market value of each ticket is $150. The amount that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the difference between your total contribution minus the fair market value of the benefits provided in exchange for your contribution.

For more information about how to get involved and a full list of sponsorship benefits, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs at 202-633-3302 or FantasiaKa@si.edu.