Become a Sponsor

Why become a sponsor of The Historic Trust?

A sponsorship is a great way to support The Historic Trust, while gaining great exposure for your company. We offer a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities for different events throughout the year to fit every company’s needs.

Included in any sponsorship, The Historic Trust provides exposure through a vast array of social, print and radio media advertisements. Being recognized as a partner of The Historic Trust is a valued commodity, linking your company name to a local non-profit with a reputation of community-minded work, one that draws tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Sponsors also receive a discount on facility rentals for company meetings, employee appreciation functions, or private functions. Please visit our events page (LINK HERE) to review the many options and room sizes. Our events staff will be happy to answer any questions.

Sponsorships also include opportunities to add volunteerism to your package. The Historic Trust is eager to assist with your employees’ volunteer desires. This is a wonderful way to contribute to the community and a benefit you can offer your staff.

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver – Presented by Bank of America

Independence Day at Fort Vancouver is always a HUGE success, due, in large part, to the generous support from partners, corporations, and individuals. Over 35,000 community members from across the region attend Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America, and we anticipate an equal or greater crowd next year. The Historic Trust would like to thank our committed sponsors.

Flag Day at Fort Vancouver – Presented by Davidson & Associates Insurance

Join us for Celebrate Freedom’s patriotic Flag Day Ceremony held at the Bandstand on the Fort Vancouver National Site’s Parade Ground. During this ceremony the community gathers to participate in the Annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance and pays respect to our country’s national symbol. This youth-focused event draws participation from local 5th grade classes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, school bands, military personnel, elected officials and community members.

Lough Legacy Veterans Parade

The Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver was started in 1986 by a group of volunteers led by Mike Harding, who recognized a need in our community for a way to honor Clark County veterans and knew that a Veterans Parade would fulfill that need.

The Historic Trust is honored to host this parade, which is one of the largest Department of Veteran Affairs sanctioned Veterans Parades on the West Coast.

General George C. Marshall Public & Youth Leadership Award – Presented by Riverview Community Bank

The Marshall Leadership Award selects a Clark County resident, 35 years of age or younger, exhibiting the qualities of leadership, integrity, and honor for which General Marshall stood. The Marshall Leadership Award is a very prestigious distinction for our community’s young leaders. The recipient receives a scholarship for the Leadership Clark County program and a trip to the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, VA, Washington D.C. and to historic Colonial Williamsburg. Join us for this award ceremony on beautiful Officers Row in the historic Marshall House. To view sponsorship opportunities for the Public Leadership Award click here.

The Youth Leadership Award honors a local high school student living in Clark County will be nominated and selected to receive the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. The youth recipient receives a $2,500 scholarship for the college of their choice, a paid internship in the Celebrate Freedom office and active roles in many Celebrate Freedom programs.

General George C. Marshall Lectures – Presented by Riverview Community Bank

The Marshall Lecture is the cornerstone event of Celebrate Freedom. The Marshall Lecture honors the character and principles of General George C. Marshall, who served at Vancouver Barracks as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade from 1936 to 1938. Lectures focus on three phases of Marshall’s career: his time in Vancouver, his achievements as a military leader, and the impact of his work as Secretary of State. In 1953, Marshall received the Nobel Peace Prize, the only professional soldier ever so honored. The award recognized the Marshall Plan, which provided an alternative to totalitarianism, and gave Europe’s countries the economic strength by which they might choose freedom.

Pearson Field Education Center & Aviation Education Sponsorships

Pearson Field Education Center hosts a variety of aviation-themed events, such as Open Cockpit Day, and Aviation Summer Camps. There are great opportunities to partner with the Education Center and become a sponsor! Opportunities include sponsoring a child for Aviation Summer Camp, supporting educational events, or unrestricted sponsorship for the operations of the Education Center.

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