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HU-Gala-2020

About the Stephen R. Reed Impact Award

The Stephen R. Reed Impact Award is intended to honor those individuals who, like Mayor Stephen R. Reed, have made invaluable contributions to the building and establishment of HU, have supported HU through our history and progress, and who directly support our mission. The Stephen R. Reed Impact Award is the highest-level award given and is a symbol of the individual’s dedication to HU.

Emerging Scholars Assistance Fund

The Emerging Scholars Assistance Fund provides financial support to our most disadvantaged students to meet needs beyond college tuition. Through paying for things like food, clothing and rent, we can ensure our students aren’t forced to choose between meeting their basic needs and going to college

Tim Weston
Stephen R. Reed Impact Award Winner

Tim is a partner in the environmental and energy law practice of the global law firm K&L Gates. His legal career in state government an private practice has earned him many professional accolades—but more importantly, his work has helped conserve and protect many of our Commonwealth’s natural resources. Tim has served on the HU Board of Trustees since 2004, acting as the board’s second chair during the university’s formative years. Tim was recently awarded the 2019 PA Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section Lifetime Achievement Award

Mary Webber Weston
Stephen R. Reed Impact Award Winner

Mary has devoted her career to consulting and lobbying with state associations, nonprofits, and corporations. She has helped her clients—including museums, theaters, and colleges—secure tens of millions of dollars in funding and participated in the creation of Harrisburg University as a Board Member of the Harrisburg Polytechnic Development Corporation. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, most recently the 2019 CPBJ Circle of Excellence. A founding member and former Chair of the Whitaker Center’s Board and also Chair of Whitaker Center Productions, Mary currently serves as a member of the Whitaker Center’s Executive Committee.

Gala Sponsors

Whiting Turner
Site Logiq
Tanner Furniture
United Concordia
UPMC
Wilsbach
Select Medical
SEK
SAM
Rolka Loube
PNC
PMI
PHFA
Members 1st
Media Plan Connect
McNees
K&L Gates
JPL
Highmark
Gunn Mowery
Enginuity
Downtown Deli
Dauphin County
Capital Blue Cross

Capital BlueCross $25,000 Gala Sponsor

  • Recognition as the premier sponsor of the Annual Gala and program; “presented by”
  • Two preferred-location tables of ten (18 seats for guests, 2 student seats)
  • Sponsorship of two HU students (1 at each table)
  • Opportunity to introduce President Darr
  • Opportunity to show a video commercial during dinner program
  • Sponsor logo and/or name prominently on all event related promotional collateral including invitations, flyers, event program, all social media platforms, Gala webpage and posters
  • Full page advertisement in event program
  • Sponsor logo on cover of printed program, venue signage, and featured on video screens; sponsor acknowledgment by emcee

Select Medical $25,000 Stephen R. Reed Impact Award Sponsor

  • Recognition as the Impact Award sponsor; “presented by”
  • Two preferred-location tables of ten (18 seats for guests, 2 student seats)
  • Sponsorship of two HU students (1 at each table)
  • Name recognition and logo placement in the Impact Award video
  • Logo placed on the Impact Award
  • Sponsor logo and/or name prominently on all Impact Award promotional collateral including invitations, flyers, event program, all social media platforms, Gala webpage and posters
  • Full-page advertisement in event program
  • Sponsor logo on dining room signage and featured on video screens; sponsor acknowledgment by emcee

McNees, Wallace & Nurick, LLC. $20,000 Dinner Sponsor

  • Recognition as the exclusive dinner sponsor
  • Two preferred-location tables of ten (18 seats for guests, 2 student seats)
  • Sponsorship of two HU students (1 at each table)
  • Opportunity to show a video commercial during dinner program
  • Sponsor logo and/or name on all event related promotional collateral including invitations, flyers, event program, all social media platforms, Gala webpage and posters
  • Full page advertisement in event program
  • Sponsor logo on dining room signage and featured on video screens; sponsor acknowledgment by emcee

HMS $15,000 Reception Sponsor

  • Recognition as the exclusive reception sponsor
  • Two preferred-location tables of ten (18 seats for guests, 2 student seats)
  • Sponsorship of two HU students (1 at each table)
  • Opportunity to show a video commercial during dinner program
  • Sponsor logo and/or name on all event related promotional collateral including invitations, flyers, event program, all social media platforms, Gala webpage, and posters
  • Full page advertisement in event program
  • Sponsor logo on reception room signage, table signage, and featured on video screens; sponsor acknowledgment by emcee

Program Sponsor (5 available) $10,000 Program Sponsor

  • One preferred-location table of ten (9 seats for guests, 1 student seat)
  • Sponsorship of one HU student
  • Sponsor logo and/or name featured on flyers, event program, all social media platforms, Gala webpage and posters
  • Half page advertisement in event program
  • Sponsor logo on table signage and featured on video screens

Table Sponsor (35 available) $5,000 Table Sponsor

  • One preferred-location table of ten (9 seats for guests, 1 student seat)
  • Sponsorship of one HU student
  • Quarter page advertisement in event program
  • Sponsor logo on table signage and featured on video screens

Emerging Scholars Sponsor (30 available) $2,500 Emerging Scholars Sponsor

  • One table of ten (9 seats for guests, 1 student seat)
  • Sponsorship of one HU student
  • Table signage with sponsor logo

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