CWC is hosting its 9th Annual Toast to the Heroes Formal Gala.  This year’s theme will be “Saluting American Patriotism”.  The evening will include entertainment, dinner, special guest speakers, themed drinks, but most importantly a time to recognize the sacrifice of our nation’s warriors.  A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the event as a means of fundraising for continuing CWC’s mission. We look forward to your attendance at our event.  Please register for tickets through the link below.  The Renaissance has provided a special room rate for the weekend.  You can take advantage of this room rate by booking early at the link to the Renaissance below.  We look forward to you joining us for a memorable evening.  Also, we have sponsorship opportunities available.  Please consider being a sponsor for the event. We are also looking for items or services to include in our silent auction. Your support is always greatly appreciated.  If your interested in donating an auction item, please click on the Purchase Sponsorships button below.

Words from our Heroes

"The Toast to the Heroes event on 3 March gave me the opportunity to get to know veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, and to exchange viewpoints with fellow veterans of Vietnam. We were made to feel welcome by the supporters and staff of the Combat Wounded Coalition.  It was a memorable experience, as well as a learning experience to see the good work being done by the Coalition."  E.S. Lawbaugh, USMC Retired 

Presenting Sponsor - $20,000

  • Ten (10) admission tickets and 20 drink tickets to the event
    • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for six (6) to VIP Meet & Greet Dinner on Friday, March 8, 2019 with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests
  • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for six (6) to private Sunday breakfast with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests on March 10, 2019
  • Two (2) nights (Friday and Saturday) in the Presidential Suite at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel
  • Opportunity to speak for a maximum of five (5) minutes or make a “Toast to the Heroes” during event
  • Must coordinate speaking timeframe in advance with CWC point of contact
  • Exclusive mention in press release
  • Acknowledgement as presenting sponsor during the event
  • Group photo of your company representatives at the gala
  • Custom GOBO displayed in the main ballroom denoting your company as the presenting sponsor of the event
  • Premium table placement for the gala
  • Top billing on all sponsorship logo placement
  • Company logo must be submitted to CWC no later than February 15
  • 10 gala tickets provided to wounded warriors and Gold Star family members in company’s name
  • Opportunity to set up a promotional table display at the event
  • Authorized use of CWC’s event sponsorship graphic (will be sent via email following sponsorship commitment)
  • Premium logo placement on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Recognition of sponsorship on the Toast event page of the CWC website with your company logo and link to your website (will be posted within one (1) week of sponsorship and remaining for a minimum of six (6) months following the event)
  • Mentions of sponsorship on social media and other media coverage, as available
  • Company logo in event slideshow
  • Full-page ad in program
  • Logo on sponsor poster displayed at event registration area

 

 

Wounded Warrior Sponsor - $10,000

  • Six (6) admission tickets and 12 drink tickets to the event
    • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for six (6) to VIP Meet & Greet Dinner on Friday, March 8, 2019 with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests
  • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for six (6) to private Sunday breakfast with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests on March 10, 2019
  • Logo on banner up to 8 feet (provided by company) to be hung at event
  • Premium table placement with wounded warriors at the gala
  • Top billing on all sponsorship logo placement following Presenting Sponsor
  • Company logo must be submitted to CWC no later than February 15
  • 10 gala tickets provided to wounded warriors in company’s name
  • Opportunity to set up a promotional table display at the event
  • Authorized use of CWC’s event sponsorship graphic (will be sent via email following sponsorship commitment)
  • Premium logo placement on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Recognition of sponsorship on the Toast event page of the CWC website with your company logo and link to your website (will be posted within one (1) week of sponsorship and remaining for a minimum of six (6) months following the event)
  • Mentions of sponsorship on social media and other media coverage, as available
  • Company logo in event slideshow
  • Half-page ad in program
  • Logo on sponsor poster displayed at event registration area

 

 

 Gold Star Sponsor - $7,500

  • Four (4) admission tickets and eight (8) drink tickets to the event
    • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for four (4) to VIP Meet & Greet Dinner on Friday, March 8, 2019 with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests
  • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for four (4) to private Sunday breakfast with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests on March 10, 2019
  • Logo on banner up to 8 feet (provided by company) to be hung at event
  • Premium table placement wih Gold Star family members at the gala
  • Top billing on all sponsorship logo placement following Wounded Warrior Sponsors
  • Company logo must be submitted to CWC no later than February 15
  • 10 gala tickets provided to Gold Star family members in company’s name
  • Opportunity to set up a promotional table display at the event
  • Authorized use of CWC’s event sponsorship graphic (will be sent via email following sponsorship commitment)
  • Premium logo placement on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Recognition of sponsorship on the Toast event page of the CWC website with your company logo and link to your website (will be posted within one (1) week of sponsorship and remaining for a minimum of six (6) months following the event)
  • Mentions of sponsorship on social media and other media coverage, as available
  • Company logo in event slideshow and program
  • Logo on sponsor poster displayed at event registration area

 

Platinum Sponsor - $5,000

  • Two (2) admission tickets and four (4) drink tickets to the event
    • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for two (2) to VIP Meet & Greet Dinner on Friday, March 8, 2019 with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests
  • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for two (2) to private Sunday breakfast with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests on March 10, 2019
  • Logo on banner up to 8 feet (provided by company) to be hung at event
  • Authorized use of CWC’s event sponsorship graphic (will be sent via email following sponsorship commitment)
  • Premium logo placement on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Recognition of sponsorship on the Toast event page of the CWC website with your company logo and link to your website (will be posted within one (1) week of sponsorship and remaining for a minimum of six (6) months following the event)
  • Mentions of sponsorship on social media and other media coverage, as available
  • Company logo in event slideshow and program
  • Logo on sponsor poster displayed at event registration area

 

Gold Sponsor - $2,500

  • Two (2) admission tickets and four (4) drink tickets to the event
    • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for two (2) to VIP Meet & Greet Dinner on Friday, March 8, 2019 with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests
  • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Authorized use of CWC’s event sponsorship graphic (will be sent via email following sponsorship commitment)
  • Premium logo placement on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Recognition of sponsorship on the Toast event page of the CWC website with your company logo and link to your website (will be posted within one (1) week of sponsorship and remaining for a minimum of six (6) months following the event)
  • Mentions of sponsorship on social media and other media coverage, as available
  • Company logo in event slideshow and program
  • Logo on sponsor poster displayed at event registration area

 

Silver Sponsor - $1,500

  • Two (2) admission tickets and four (4) drink tickets to the event
    • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Special access for two (2) to private Sunday breakfast with wounded warriors, Gold Star family members and other special guests on March 10, 2019
  • Authorized use of CWC’s event sponsorship graphic (will be sent via email following sponsorship commitment)
  • Standard logo placement on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Recognition of sponsorship on the Toast event page of the CWC website with your company logo and link to your website (will be posted within one (1) week of sponsorship and remaining for a minimum of six (6) months following the event)
  • Mentions of sponsorship on social media and other media coverage, as available
  • Company logo in event slideshow and program
  • Logo on sponsor poster displayed at event registration area

 

Bronze Sponsor - $500

  • One (1) admission tickets and two (2) drink tickets to the event
    • Tickets must be confirmed and guest names submitted by March 1st to retain all tickets
  • Authorized use of CWC’s event sponsorship graphic (will be sent via email following sponsorship commitment)
  • Standard logo placement on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Recognition of sponsorship on the Toast event page of the CWC website with your company logo and link to your website (will be posted within one (1) week of sponsorship and remaining for a minimum of six (6) months following the event)
  • Mentions of sponsorship on social media and other media coverage, as available
  • Company logo in event slideshow and program
  • Logo on sponsor poster displayed at event registration area

Auction Donations

  • Item and company listed on GiveSmart silent auction website
  • Mentions on social media leading up to event (auction items are unveiled daily to promote the auction)
  • Opportunity to put out company literature on auction table with donated item

 

For more information, contact CWC Sponsorship Development Manager:

Danni Herring

757-390-3369

Words from our Gold Star Family Members

“What an elegant, moving, and fun evening. I was able to reconnect with several mothers I met at Jumping For A Purpose and meet other Gold Stars.”

Sarah Taylor-Gold Star Mother, SPC David W Taylor,  KIA 3/29/12, OEF 82nd ABN DIV D Co 2/508 PIR 

2019 Toast to the Heroes Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Official Beverage Sponsors

Wounded Warrior Sponsors

Gold Star Family Sponsors

Warrior/VIP Fellowship Meet & Greet Dinner Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Special Thanks To

Words from our Heroes

"I enjoyed meeting other purple heart recipients and gold star families.  After sharing stories; I realized that we all have the same struggles daily and it was great to know that I was not alone in this battle with physical injuries as well mental. Being able to have the company of others wounded veterans and gold star families gave me such great hope. I would like to thank you and all of the people who made this possible."  SFC Ryan N.  Winston (Retired)