Eighth Annual Food History Gala

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Join us for the eighth annual presentation of the Julia Child Award and help support the Smithsonian Food History Project! The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Julia Child Award by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts to the recipient, Grace Young. The Gala is one of D.C.’s premier culinary events and we look forward to hosting it in person once again this year.

You will also be supporting the important initiatives of the Smithsonian Food History Project, which will help us to continue our internship program which provides mentoring and professional learning experiences to candidates from communities that are underrepresented in the museum and food history fields. In addition, your support will help us create and sustain a more robust presence with our food history collections, research, and programs, including the popular Cooking Up History conversations and demonstrations that feature guest chefs and cooks from around the country.

Sponsor Level:

 Title Sponsor: $150,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Title Sponsor listing in the digital Gala invitation, program journal, and press release
  • Ten tickets to the Gala
  • Two-page color advertisement with prime placement in the digital Gala program journal
  • Recognition on Food History Weekend digital programming as well as select marketing and outreach materials
  • Opportunity to make remarks at the Gala and Weekend
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for one year

 Platinum Sponsor: $50,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Platinum Sponsor listing in the digital Gala invitation, program journal, and press release
  • Eight tickets to the Gala
  • Full-page color advertisement with prime placement in the digital Gala program journal
  • Recognition on select Weekend marketing and outreach materials
  • Opportunity to make remarks at the Weekend
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for one year

 Gold Sponsor: $25,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Gold Sponsor listing in the digital Gala invitation and program journal
  • Eight tickets to the Gala
  • Full-page color advertisement in the digital Gala program journal
  • Recognition on select Weekend marketing and outreach materials
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for one year

 Silver Sponsor: $10,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Silver Sponsor listing in the digital Gala invitation, program journal, and marketing materials
  • Six tickets to the Gala
  • Half-page color advertisement in the digital Gala program journal

 Bronze Sponsor: $5,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

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

 Museum Sponsor: $2,500 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • 2 tickets to the Gala
  • Museum sponsor listing in the digital Gala program journal

 Individual Ticket: $500 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • 1 ticket to the Gala


 

For more information, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs at 202-633-3302 or FantasiaKa@si.edu.

If sponsorship is not an option, please contact us regarding other ways to support the American Food History Project including advertising purchases, in-kind donations, and individual ticket sales.