--The museum receives about $86,000 in funding from the City of Danbury and in order to continue to fulfill our mission, we must raise an additional $125,000.
--It costs DMHS more than $55,000 in insurance and utilities to house and care for our collective historic assets, whether architectural, archival, or material culture.
--DMHSA annually interacts with thousands of Danbury Public School students in grades 3, 5, 7 and we have a strong tie to Danbury High School and the Rho Kappa History Honors Society who participate in intern experiences that introduce them to museum work during the school year.
--The museum enjoys working cooperatively with many partners within the City of Danbury: the Danbury Public Library, Danbury Police Department, Danbury Fire Department, the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce, CityCenter Danbury, Danbury Senior Center, the Danbury Garden Club, WCSU, Still River Alliance, just to name a few.
--The museum welcomed more than 30,000 visitors from 14 countries and nearly every state in the union.
--As the museum visitorship has doubled and then doubled again, you, the greater-Danbury community, have doubled and doubled again your donation of Danbury artifacts and ephemera. In the last three years more than 10,000 unique artifact donations have been given to the Danbury Museum.
How Advertising At The Hat City Ball HELPS Your Business:
--The Danbury Museum has an average monthly reach of more than 40,000 people across our social media platforms (FB, Twitter, Instagram, E-mail newsletter).
--Your ad reaches all of these people—plus the audience at the Hat City Ball—multiple times for little more than a penny per person.
--The ads will run on the big screen at the Amber Room the night of the event and will be highlighted on the museum’s social media accounts and on the museum’s website.
--The museum’s social media profile has grown exponentially so we are reaching people YOUR business wants to reach.
The Danbury Museum Historical Society is the steward of our local history—we are the keepers of Danbury’s diverse and meaningful past to enrich our present and educate our future. Your advertising and sponsorship support of The Hat City Ball is of vital importance to the continued success of our mission.
Campaign Hat Honor Table - $5000
Table for ten and a complimentary glass of Champagne for your guests; one year membership in the Friends of the Danbury Museum for each of your guests; and one use of Huntington Hall for an event. You will be recognized on the museum’s website, via our social media outlets, and on the big screen at the Ball. Sponsorship at this level also includes ten (10) Hat City Ball tickets donated--in your name--to a Danbury veterans organization.
Derby - $3000
Table for ten; one year membership in the Friends of the Danbury Museum for each of your guests; and your business advertised on the museum’s website, via our social media outlets, and on the big screen at The Ball. Your business will also be prominently featured on signage at the Danbury Museum throughout 2019.
Driving Cap Table - $5000
Two tickets to the Hat City Ball; in addition to recognizing your business on the big screen at The Ball and via the museum’s website and social media outlets, this level sponsors our “Driving Danbury Forward” 2019 exhibit. Your business or group will be listed on all exhibit literature, promotional materials, and feature prominently at the exhibit.
Homburg - $3000 Sponsor the evening’s hors d’oeuvres and receive two tickets to The Hat City Ball; your business will also be featured prominently by the appetizers and on the big screen at The Ball.
Ten-gallon Hat - $3000 Sponsor the Wine Pull and receive two tickets to The Hat City Ball; additionally, your business will be featured prominently by the Wine Pull and on the big screen at The Ball.
Top Hat - $3000 Sponsor the evening’s entertainment and receive two tickets to The Hat City Ball; your business will be featured prominently near the stage and on the big screen at The Ball.
Fedora - $3000 Sponsor the bar for the evening and receive two tickets to The Hat City Ball; your business will be prominently featured near the stage and on the big screen at The Ball.
Bowler - $3000 Sponsor the centerpieces for each table and receive two tickets to The Hat City Ball and your business will be prominently featured on the tables and on the big screen at The Ball.
Tricorn - $3000 Sponsor the signature cocktail that will greet our guests at the door and receive two tickets to The Hat City Ball. Your business will be prominently featured at the entrance and on the big screen at The Ball.
Boater - $3000 Sponsor our dessert and receive two tickets to The Hat City Ball. Your business will be prominently featured at the entrance and on the big screen at The Ball.
Can’t join us at The Ball? Please consider supporting our efforts by advertising your business.
$500 - Your business will be advertised on the museum’s website, through our social media outlets, and on the big screen at The Ball.
Purchase your Hat City Ball tickets here! Buying for a friend or as a holiday gift? Let us know and we can send you physical tickets. The price per ticket is $150 and there is $5 processing fee per ticket. Please let us know if you are buying tickets as part of a group so we know for our seating plan.
Please purchase tickets in $155 increments: $310 for two tickets, $465 for three tickets, $620 for four tickets, etc. Thank you!
The Amber Room Colonnade
Berkshire Corporate Park
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Cramer & Anderson, LLP
Friends of Tarrywile Park
Non-Profit Development Corporation of Danbury
People's United Bank
Savings Bank of Danbury
Union Savings Bank
CT Institute for Communities, Earthmovers, The Hawley Companies, Norbert E. Mitchell Co., Inc., Mulvaney Mechanical, Inc., Omaha Beef, Pour Me, Rose & Kiernan, Seventy2Architects, Stew Leonard's.
SAVE THE DATE! We'll see you at the 2019 Hat City Ball on Friday, January 25!
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