gala 2019

help us celebrate our 137th anniversary with a Special evening of networking, camaraderie, and fun!

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19; 6:00PM-9:00PM
THE MAYFLOWER HOTEL
WASHINGTON, DC

Jump to Gala 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Family Matters of Greater Washington is reviving its Annual Gala this fall, after a two-year hiatus.  Gala2019 will be held on Thursday evening, September 19 at the Mayflower Hotel, in downtown, DC.

Family Matters expects more than 300 attendees at its upcoming event, Gala2019, which will raise funds to support our efforts in providing valuable family services to those in the community we serve, as well as to celebrate our 137th year as one of the oldest, nationally-accredited social service organizations in the Washington-metropolitan area.

Headlining the event will be a special keynote by U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD-08) (pictured left)Congressman Raskin is an American author, attorney and politician serving as the U.S. Representatives for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District since 2017.

Rep. has been very visible and busy lately, as he serves on the House Committees on Judiciary; Rules; and Oversight & Reform.

As a law professor, he taught constitutional law and legislation at the American University and the Washington College of Law. He co-founded and served as the director of the college’s LL.M. program on Law and Government until his election to Congress.


FMGW 2019 Awards Presented at Gala

In addition, Family Matters will also be honoring individuals with special FMGW awards for their advocacy, support and their exemplary service to the community.  We’re proud to announce this year’s honorees for this special distinction.

 

The John Theban Award

The John Theban Award is given to an individual who exemplifies the qualities of service to Family Matters demonstrated by John Theban during his illustrious 37-year tenure as the Agency’s Executive Director. Those qualities include an affinity for the needs of the community and a commitment to supporting the organization in its efforts to help low-income residents achieve a higher quality life.

AWARD WINNER: Ruth Watson Lubic, CNM, EdD, FAAN, FACNM 

Ruth Lubic is an American-certified nurse-midwife and applied anthropologist, who pioneered the role of nurse-midwives as primary care providers for women, particularly in maternity care.  Lubic is considered to be one of the leaders of the nurse-midwifery movement in the United States.

 

The Mary Alice Stoddard Community Service Award

The Mary Alice Stoddard Community Service Award is presented annually to an individual who has provided exemplary leadership and service that improves individual, family and community life and is named in honor of Mary Alice Stoddard, a former member of the Board of Trustees of Family Matters.

AWARD WINNER: Del. Kris Valderrama (D-MD)

Kris is a proud product of the Prince George’s County public school system, where she graduated from Oxon Hill Senior High School. After high school, Kris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy from Salisbury State University.  Currently,  Kris is an representing District 26 in the Maryland House of Delegates.

 

The Richard A. Herman Award

The Richard A. Herman Award is given to an individual whose efforts in local and/or national public policy has shown a commitment to help low income individuals and families with critical needs. Mr. Herman, a philanthropist, donated to Washington organizations that included the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, the Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery of Art as well as Family Matters of Greater Washington.

TWO AWARD WINNERS:

Charles Ingoglia, MSW

With more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health, Charles Ingoglia has worked as a provider, advocate, and educator for government and public sector organizations. Prior to becoming President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, Ingoglia served as the Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Practice Improvement, where he directed the federal and state affairs function of the National Council, and oversaw practice improvement and technical assistance programs offered to more than 500,000 behavioral health professionals across the U.S. 

Wayne Turnage, MFA

Wayne Turnage is the Deputy Mayor for the District of Columbia Health and Human Services (DMHHS) and the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF). The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (DMHHS) supports the Mayor in coordinating a comprehensive system of benefits, goods and services across multiple agencies to ensure that children, youth, and adults, with and without disabilities, can lead healthy, meaningful and productive lives.

 


Gala2019 promises to be a special event and bigger than previous years.  Please take a look at the following sponsorship opportunities — a variety of options at different price points are available — to corporations as well as individuals, who would like to support our community services and family programs.

Further questions?  Please contact Tanesha Anderson at (202) 289-1510 x187 about any aspect of the event.


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BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Individual tickets for this event are $300 each.  You can purchase through the Eventbrite website.
(For purchasing multiple tickets or tables, please read below under Sponsorship Opportunities.)



Sponsorship Opportunities

A variety of sponsorship packages and individual tickets are available for this event.

GALA 2019 Sponsor levels

Diamond (Exclusive) – $35,000

  • Naming rights of event
  • Three (3) prominent tables of 10
  • Speaking opportunity during event
  • Company logo on FMGW website
  • Prominent logo placement on event materials
  • Full-page program ad
  • Prominent participation in the evening program
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Company logo placement on event materials

Platinum – $25,000

  • Two (2) prominent tables of 10
  • Speaking opportunity during event
  • Company logo on FMGW website
  • Prominent logo placement on event materials
  • Full-page program ad
  • Prominent participation in the evening program
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Company logo placement on event materials

Gold – $20,000

  • Two (2) prominent tables of 10
  • Speaking opportunity during event
  • Company logo on FMGW website
  • Prominent logo placement on event materials
  • Full-page program ad
  • Prominent participation in the evening program
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Company logo placement on event materials

Silver – $15,000

  • One (1) prominent table of 10
  • Speaking opportunity during event
  • Company logo on FMGW Website
  • Logo placement on event materials
  • Half-page program ad
  • Participation in program for the evening
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Company logo placement on event materials

Bronze – $10,000

  • One (1) table of 10
  • Company logo on FMGW website
  • Logo placement on event materials
  • One ¼-page program ad
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Company logo placement on event materials

President’s Reception – $7,500

  • One (1) table of 10
  • Logo placement on event materials
  • Recognition as sponsor of reception
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Company logo placement on event materials

Table Sponsor – $5,000

  • One (1) table of 10
  • Company logo placement on event materials
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Listing in Event materials

Sponsor – $6,000

  • One (1) table of 10
  • Company logo placement on event materials
  • Listing on website with hyperlink
  • Listing in Event materials

Multiple Seats – up to $3,000

  • 10 Seats – one table of 10 only – $3,000
  • 5 Seats – $1,500

Bid Sheet Sponsor – $1,000

  • Company logo placed on bid sheet for the evening’s Silent Auction


Special thanks to following companies for their generous sponsorship of this event: