Join Us! 2016 Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala

It's the gala that's a little less formal, and a lot more fun!

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

St. Paul RiverCentre

The Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala is Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s annual premiere gala which generates support to help families make a brighter future for their children.  

By supporting Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity you create real, positive change in our community.  Consider what is accomplished each year:

  • 50+ Habitat Homes get built by volunteers in the Twin Cities
  • 50+ families buy and own the home where they can raise their kids
  • 125+ homes get repaired by Habitat volunteers
  • 1,000+ families are educated on what it takes to be a successful homeowner
  • 17,000+ people volunteer with Habitat

Schedule of Events

6:00 to 7:30 - Cocktails and Silent Auction

7:30 to 9:15 - Dinner, Program, and Live Auction

9:15 to 11:30 - After Party featuring the High & Mighty

 

THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for your generous support of the 2016 Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala!  With nearly 900 guests in attendance, we raised more than $735,000 – what a great way to celebrate Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity!  Because of your support, we can provide safe, affordable housing for more families and build better futures for children in our community.  Thanks to all of you for taking time to attend, for bidding generously in the auctions, for your creative construction couture, and for surpassing our ambitious Fund-A-Need goal!  Our mission wouldn’t work without each one of you.     

To view photos from the event, click here.

Couldn't attend, but want to make a difference in the lives of Twin Cities families?  You can still make an impact! 

  Donate Now!

St. Paul Hotel Stay Information

The party doesn’t have to end when the Gala does! Reserve a one-night stay at the St. Paul Hotel for Saturday evening and you’ll have the shortest commute home! Located just across Rice Park, the gorgeous St. Paul Hotel is a Minnesota landmark. We’ve arranged a discounted rate of just $163 per room (taxes not included) for a Deluxe King or Deluxe Double guestroom for our Gala guests. Please contact the St. Paul Hotel at 1.800.292.9292 and ask for the Habitat for Humanity rate to reserve your room.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Premiere Event

For years, the Hard Hat & Black Tie Gala has brought together engaged and affluent citizens, including top executives and professionals from Minnesota’s active business community.

We invite you to join us as a 2016 Hard Hat & Black Tie corporate sponsor, and as a benefit, your business will receive outstanding recognition and visibility!   Contact Megan at 612.305.7108 or events@tchabitat.org if you have any questions or would like to secure your sponsorship.

Sponsorship Packet

Response Form

Sponsorship Levels

CARPENTER - $3,500 ($2,750 tax deductible)

Public Recognition

  • Name in Minnesota Monthly Thank You ad

Habitat Publications

  • Carpenter Sponsor logo recognition on Habitat website prior to the event (20,000+ visitors per month)
  • Name recognition in the Habitat Herald newsletter and Hab Wire e-newsletter (circulation 35,000+)

Event Recognition

  • Logo recognition on signage at event, in the event program, and during the dinner slideshow
  • Seating for one table of 10

BUILDER - $6,000 ($5,250 tax deductible)

Public Recognition

  • Name in Minnesota Monthly Thank You ad

Habitat Publications

  • Builder Sponsor logo recognition on Habitat website prior to the event (20,000+ visitors per month)
  • Name recognition in the Habitat Herald newsletter and Hab Wire e-newsletter (circulation 35,000+)

Event Recognition

  • Quarter-page, black and white ad recognition in the event program
  • Logo recognition on signage at event, in the event program, and during the dinner slideshow
  • Seating for one table of 10
  • 2 invitations to the exclusive President's Reception
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in guest gift bags

FRAMER - $10,000 ($9,250 tax deductible)

Public Recognition

  • Name in Minnesota Monthly Thank You ad

Habitat Publications

  • Framer Sponsor logo recognition on Habitat website prior to the event (20,000+ visitors per month)
  • Name recognition in the Habitat Herald newsletter and Hab Wire e-newsletter (circulation 35,000+)

Event Recognition

  • Half-page, black and white ad recognition in the event program
  • Logo recognition on signage at event, in the event program, and during the dinner slideshow
  • Seating for one table of 10
  • 6 invitations to the exclusive President's Reception
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in guest gift bags

CONTRACTOR - $15,000 ($13,500 tax deductible)

Public Recognition

  • Name in Minnesota Monthly Thank You ad

Habitat Publications

  • Contractor Sponsor logo recognition on Habitat website prior to the event (20,000+ visitors per month)
  • Name recognition in the Habitat Herald newsletter and Hab Wire e-newsletter (circulation 35,000+)

Event Recognition

  • Half-page, full color ad recognition in the event program
  • Logo recognition on signage at event, in the event program, and during the dinner slideshow
  • Seating for 20 - two tables of 10
  • 10 invitations to the exclusive President's Reception
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in guest gift bags
  • Verbal recognition from the podium
  • Opportunity to host a bar, with logo placement and signage
  • 2x social media mentions in March

TITLE - $25,000 ($23,500 tax deductible)

Sponsorship at this level can be tailored to fit the needs of your organization. We will work with you to customize your participation and benefits. The following list of categories and benefits are guidelines for expectations of the available sponsorship opportunities.   Opportunities include: Dinner Sponsor, Entertainment Sponsor, Fund-A-Need Sponsor, Silent Auction Sponsor, and President’s Reception Sponsor (SOLD). Response needed by February 1, 2016 to be included on the event invitation.

Public Recognition

  • Logo in Minnesota Monthly Thank You ad

Habitat Publications

  • Title Sponsor logo recognition on Habitat website prior to the event (20,000+ visitors per month)
  • Name recognition in the Habitat Herald newsletter and Hab Wire e-newsletter (circulation 35,000+)

Event Recognition

  • Full-page, full color ad recognition in the event program
  • Logo recognition on event invitation
  • Logo recognition on signage at event, in the event program, and during the dinner slideshow
  • Seating for 20 - two tables of 10
  • 20 invitations to the exclusive President's Reception
  • Opportunity to include promotional materials in guest gift bags
  • Verbal recognition from the podium
  • Opportunity to host a bar, with logo placement and signage
  • 2x social media mentions in March and 1x social media mention the night of the gala
  • Tailored sponsorship benefits as agreed upon

Live & Silent Auction

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Silent Auction 

Live Auction

If you'd like to donate an item to our auction, please fill out this form and submit it using the instructions on the form.  Thank you!

  

Where the money goes

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity strives to do the most good with every single dollar entrusted to us. Rest assured that a gift to support our mission creates an immediate and significant impact for the families and communities we partner with.

86.4% Programs & Services, 10.4% fundraising, 3.2% Administration

Every $1 you donate results in almost $2 of economic activity in our community.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID Number: 36-3363171. NMLS ID 400065