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  • Jennifer Wellman-Andryuk

Why sponsor A Midsummer Night's Green?

USGBC National Capital Region’s A Midsummer Night’s Green will return to the Arena Stage on July 20! You’re invited to play an important role in this popular annual event and to demonstrate your leadership in the local green building movement by signing on as a sponsor. Interested? Read on below for a few of the many reasons to sponsor A Midsummer Night’s Green.

It’s the premier summer social event for the DC area green building community.

For the past sixteen years and counting, the most informed and influential individuals in local sustainability have come together each summer to connect and celebrate at A Midsummer Night’s Green. Beginning in 2008, the event was expanded to include USGBC National Capital Region’s Community Leader Awards (formerly called our Awards of Excellence). These prestigious awards recognize the most innovative high-performance projects in the DC area, as well as the people and organizations making the greatest impact by driving local market transformation and bringing green buildings to all.

Attend as a VIP.

This year, we’ve added an exclusive VIP pre-reception on the rooftop terrace of the Arena Stage at the Mead Center. Guests will enjoy incredible views of Southeast Waterfront and the Washington Monument while networking with fellow industry leaders and USGBC executives. All sponsors receive complementary tickets to this VIP pre-reception as well as tickets to the main event. Some sponsor levels additionally have reserved seating during the Community Leader Awards Ceremony.

Great marketing and branding opportunities.

Our 2016 event had over 300 attendees from 135 companies, including architects, developers, building owners, engineers, general contractors, government workers, consultants, and manufacturers. We expect 2017 to match or surpass this number. All sponsors are acknowledged at the event through signage and at the Award Ceremony. Different sponsor levels come with unique branding opportunities, such logos on photo booth souvenirs, napkins, or cocktail tabletops, and/or opportunities to speak at the Awards Ceremony or VIP pre-reception. Promotions for the event, including sponsor branding and acknowledgement, run in USGBC-NCR’s weekly e-newsletter, which has a subscriber list of nearly 7000, and on the USGBC website, which has 160,000 unique web visitors monthly.

You care about green building.

A Midsummer Night’s Green is USGBC-NCR’s biggest fundraiser. Proceeds fund our education, advocacy, and volunteer activities, and enable us to pursue our mission of creating a greener, healthier, more resilient, and more equitable National Capital Region for all. Just to name a few examples – in 2016, A Midsummer Night’s Green helped to support our groundbreaking We are WELL GreenLearn Series, which offered an in depth exploration of the connection between human health and the built environment. It also supported our Emerging Professionals work creating a sustainability plan for Calvary Women’s Services, a local nonprofit in Southeast DC serving women who are homeless, and our Green Apple Day of Service Project, revitalizing a 9/11 Memorial Garden honoring students and teachers of Leckie Elementary.

Want more information? Check-out our sponsorship prospectus, and contact Mark Bryan with questions. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, and signing on early allows you to get the most promotional air-time leading up to the event, so don’t wait to reach out! We’re looking forward to making this year’s A Midsummer Night’s Green the best yet, and we hope to have your organization be a part of this success!

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