As eyes across the nation turn to focus on the historic events of Virginia’s past, a great opportunity presents itself to showcase the Commonwealth as a leader for the future. Join us in commemorating the historic events of 1619 that helped shape our nation and continue to influence our future. Sponsors of the 2019 Commemoration support our mission by funding the development and execution of signature events, legacy projects, educational programs, and other major commemorative projects. In exchange, sponsors receive significant visibility and a variety of marketing benefits.

Founding Partners

($1.2 million over 3 years)

Founding Partners are sponsor organizations that have committed a gift of $1.2 million or above to the 2019 Commemoration, which can be split over three years. These partners are embedded into all undertakings of the Commemoration including signage, print materials, digital and social media, speaking engagements, and VIP events. Founding Partners may also develop a customized awareness and exposure activation plan in conjunction with 2019 Commemoration staff.

In addition, each Founding Partner is given the opportunity to become a Presenting Partner of at least one legacy project of the 2019 Commemoration, extending their exposure for years to come. Presenting Partners receive recognition on all marketing and advertising materials related to their chosen legacy project, an on-site presence at related events, and much more.

Virginia Colony Partners

($500,000 over 3 years)

Virginia Colony Partners will receive logo inclusion on all 2019 collateral, and will also be integrated into the Commemoration’s social media outreach efforts. In addition, Virginia Colony Partners may choose to have a hospitality tent at all 2019 Commemoration Signature Events.


Presenting Partners

($100,000 – 300,000 per Signature Event)

Presenting Partners provide a sizable one-time donation to promote the signature event of their choice. In return, Presenting Partners receive recognition on all marketing and advertising materials related to their chosen event, an on-site presence, VIP tickets, speaking opportunities, a promotional video, and more.

Official Partner Provider

($100,000 – 250,000)

Associate Partners receive logo inclusion on select collateral including the 2019 Commemoration website and other promotional materials such as brochures and pamphlets. They will also be recognized in electronic communications, and receive a small hospitality tent at select 2019 Commemoration events.

Statewide Engagement Partner

Statewide engagement partners receive visibility engagement across all American Evolution’s platforms.  Special recognition at our events in your company’s area.


Seed Donors

As part of the 2019 Commemoration’s initial plans to engage the private sector, Dominion Generation Group CEO and Resources & Logistics Committee Co-chair Paul Koonce led efforts to convene a group of corporate leaders for a briefing about early Commemoration plans. Five companies stepped forward to provide $25,000 each to the 2019 Commemoration for planning purposes. This early commitment from leading Virginia companies has catalyzed planning and outreach to business leaders and will continue to build public-private support for the Commemoration.

Dominion Energy

Altria Group, Inc.

Huntington Ingalls Industries


NewMarket Corporation

If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2019 Commemoration, fill out the contact form below to receive additional information about our sponsorship program and associated benefits.