Signers’ Gala

On October 23, 2019, Independence Historical Trust will be proud to present their inaugural Hamilton Legacy Award to the Honorable Thomas J. Ridge at their second annual Signers’ Gala

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On Wednesday, October 23, 2019 join us for our second annual Signers’ Gala.  Held on Independence Mall with Independence Hall as the back drop for the evening, it is sure to be a spectacular event. This year,  we will be presenting our inaugural Hamilton Legacy Award to Governor Tom Ridge at the event.

 

The award is given to those individuals who like Alexander Hamilton, are great leaders who set direction, inspire and guide people to extraordinary achievements. The Hamilton Legacy Award is given to such a person for their outstanding vision, innovation, hard work and extraordinary achievements in our country and for promoting and championing its interests.

 

Sponsors of the event not only have the opportunity to support our organization and pay tribute to Governor Tom Ridge but will also access to  Hamilton, The Musical.  Anyone who sponsors at the Stars and Stripes, Red and White level will receive tickets to see the show when it is in Philadelphia as part of their sponsor packet. (See below for details).

Thank you to our Stars and Stripes Sponsors

AmerihealthMaverick

The Second Annual Signers’ Gala

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

VIP Reception 5:00 pm
followed by General Reception at 6:00 pm

Dress: Cocktail Attire

Please enter the event at the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets.

Valet Parking will be available on 5th Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets.

Sponsorship Recognition

Stars and Stripes Sponsor – $25,000

12 orchestra level tickets to Broadway Philadelphia’s Hamilton: An American Musical for either October 3rd or October 10th at the Forrest Theatre*

Company recognized before the event by:

  • Company logo prominently placed on invitations and other promotional materials for event**
  • Company name included in all press materials including media kits, releases and alerts
  • Prominent logo placement on Independence Historical Trust’s website with a hyper-link for one year
  • Company profile featured in the Independence Historical Trust’s newsletter and e-newsletter

Company recognized at the event by:

  • Logo prominently displayed on signage throughout the event
  • Prominent full two page spread, full color advertisement in the event program book
  • Formal recognition at the event

Event Participation:

  • 24 Tickets to the VIP Reception preceding the Signers’ Gala
  • 24 Tickets to the Signers’ Gala
  • 12 pre-paid valet parking tickets

Red Sponsor- $10,000

6 orchestra level tickets to Broadway Philadelphia’s Hamilton: An American Musical for either October 3rd or October 10th at the Forrest Theatre*

Company recognized before the event by:

  • Company name listed on invitation and other promotional materials**
  • Company name included in all press materials including media kits, releases and alerts
  • Company logo placed on the Independence Historical Trust’s website
    Company profile featured in the Independence Historical Trust’s e-newsletter

Company recognized at the event by:

  • Logo on signage throughout the event
  • Full page, full color ad in event program book

Event Participation:

  • 10 Tickets to the Signers’ Gala
  • 5 pre-paid valet parking tickets

 

White Sponsor- $5,000

2 orchestra level tickets to Broadway Philadelphia’s Hamilton: An American Musical for either October 3rd or October 10th at the Forrest Theatre*

 

Company recognized before the event by:

  • Company name listed on invitation and other promotional materials**
  • Company listed on the Independence Historical Trust’s website
  • Company name listed in the Independence Historical Trust’s e-newsletter

Company recognized at the event by:

  • Logo on signage throughout the event
  • Company logo in the event program book
  • Half page, full color ad

Event Participation:

  • 6 Tickets to the Signers’ Gala
  • 3 pre-paid valet parking tickets

Blue Sponsor – $2,500

Company recognized before the event by:

  • Company name listed on invitation and other promotional materials
  • Company listed on the Independence Historical Trust’s website
  • Company name listed in the Independence Historical Trust’s e-newsletter

Company recognized at the event by:

  • Logo on signage throughout the event
  • Company logo in the event program book
  • Quarter Page, full color ad

Event Participation:

  • 4 Tickets to the Signers’ Gala
  • 2 pre-paid valet parking tickets

* Only 200 tickets available to Hamilton, An American Musical. Tickets will be distributed to sponsors on a first come, first served bases.
** Logos must be sent to Independence Historical Trust by Friday, August 9th to be included in the invitation.

To talk to a staff member about becoming a sponsor,

please call Joyce Walker at 215-861-4972 or email her at Joyce@inht.org

The Signers’ Gala Program Book

 

If you are interested in purchasing an ad in the Program Book, please see the options below.

 

Purchase Option:

Full Page: $1,000
Half Page: $500
Quarter Page: $250

 

Design Requirements:

Full Page – full color ad, must be 6.5” wide by 9.25” high
Half Page – full color ad, must be 6.5” wide by 4.5” high
Quarter Page – full color ad, must be 3.125” wide by 4.125” high

 

Ads are due no later than Friday, September 20, 2019 at COB. Please send all design work to Maiti Gallen at Maiti@inht.org. All Ads should be full color. Acceptable formats for Ad’s – PDF or Jpeg. All Logos should be in color. Acceptable formats for Logo’s – PDF, Jpeg, EPS. Must be 300 (dpi)

 

Payment Information:

To send in a check, please make it payable to Independence Historical Trust and mail it to: 143 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Stars and Stripes Sponsors

Amerihealth Maverick

Red Sponsors

 

CarnegieNumismaticUrbanengineersUrbanengineersUrbanengineersUrbanengineers
 America250Pa Burns TFG And SR CopyUrbanengineersUrbanengineersUrbanengineers

White Sponsors

Domus

 McCormickTaylor

Asher’s Chocolates

Ed and Karen D’Alba

John Herzog

Don and Karen Kaufman

Jon and Karen Sirlin

Stradley Ronon

Blue Sponsors

FranklinInstitute HaverfordTrust

 

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Thank you to the support of our committee members

Host Committee

Paul Tufano – Chair

Pat and Helen Burns
Tom Caramanico
Bill and Randi Marrazzo
Ray and Jen Zaborney

Gala Committee Members

 

Chris Smith –  Chair

Thomas and Rebecca Aichele
Richard and Pam Alt
Edgar Antistenes Vesga-Arias
Jim and Suzanne Cawley
Ruth Herd
Karen and Don Kaufman
Cynthia MacLeod
Michael Quinn
Jon and Karen Sirlin
Vincent Thomas
Howard and Shirley Trauger
Fernando Treviño-Martínez
Roy and Sharon Wells
Lee Woolley

The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge

 

Ridge_Tom-1 HI RES 12-17-14 (5)Tom Ridge is the Chairman of Ridge Global, LLC, Chairman of the Ridge Global Cybersecurity Institute and a Partner of Ridge Policy Group, LLC. He provides clients with solutions to cyber security, international security and risk management issues. Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The creation of the country’s 15th Cabinet Department marked the largest reorganization of government since the Truman administration and another call to service for the former soldier, congressman and governor of Pennsylvania. During his DHS tenure, Secretary Ridge worked with more than 180,000 employees from a combined 22 agencies to create an agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods, instituted layered security at air, land and seaports, developed a unified national response and recovery plan, protected critical infrastructure, integrated new technology and improved information sharing worldwide. Tom Ridge served as Secretary of this historic and critical endeavor until February I, 2005.

 

Before the events of September 11th, Tom Ridge was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania. He served as the state’s 43rd governor from 1995 to 2001. Governor Ridge’s aggressive technology strategy helped fuel the state’s advances in economic development, education, health care and the environment. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) and serves as Co-Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense. He is on the board of the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress and other private and public entities.

 

He graduated from Harvard with honors. After his first year at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. After returning to Pennsylvania and to Dickinson, he earned his law degree and, later, became one of the first Vietnam combat veterans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served six terms.

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