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					                  Historic Charlotte, Inc.’s
          Blast for the Past -- October 16th, 2008
 8th Annual Silent Auction & Preservation Awards Ceremony

EVENT DETAILS:
WHAT:   Historic Charlotte’s 2008, 8th annual Blast for the Past silent auction and preservation awards ceremony
WHERE:  CenterStage@NoDa, 2315 North Davidson Street, Suite 26
WHEN:   October 16, 2008 6:30 pm (cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres)
WHY:    Our annual fundraiser supports the work of Historic Charlotte in promoting and advocating for historic
        preservation and historic sites throughout the greater Charlotte region. This is also the time when we
        recognize our Annual Commercial and Residential Preservation Award winners.
VALUE OF DONATING TO THE EVENT: Your Company will be recognized as supporters of Historic Preservation in
        Charlotte to our members, sponsors and our preservation news advocacy group. Your logo will be
        displayed on the auction tables and in the Auction Program based on your gift or monetary donation. Tickets
        to the event are also included as part of each sponsorship package.
TAX INFORMATION: Your contribution is tax deductible; our W-9 form is attached.

HISTORIC CHARLOTTE IN BRIEF:
HISTORIC CHARLOTTE, INC. is a not-for-profit organization originally established in 1991 as the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
         Historic Preservation Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Historic Landmarks Commission. The 501(c)
        (3) organization receives no public funding and is completely supported by its generous membership,
        private donations and competitive grants.

MISSION: The mission of Historic Charlotte, Inc. is to actively promote historic preservation through projects and
        programming, and to encourage, support and coordinate the activities of history and heritage groups
        throughout the greater Charlotte region.

CURRENT PRESERVATION EFFORTS:
            Annual Preservation Awards for residential and commercial historic preservation projects
            New Driving Tour brochure of Historic African-American historic sites throughout Mecklenburg
             county
            Spring & Fall History Learning Series - educational lectures on history and preservation in the region
            Preservation Easement on historic Cedar Grove, a 19th century plantation home in Huntersville.
            Leaky Roof Fund to encourage small preservation projects. Current recipient of the Leaky Roof Fund
             is the historic log structure, the Lower Providence Community Club.
            Section 106 Review for the Barringer Hotel.
            Wilmore Neighborhood Local District Designation.
            Support of History and Heritage Sites in the greater Charlotte area.
            Partnership with Friends of Fourth Ward for the preservation of the Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery
            Visit www.HistoricCharlotte.org for more about Historic Charlotte and past Blast events.




                                        Historic Charlotte, Inc.
                                 P.O. Box 33113 Charlotte, NC 28233
                                Phone/704.375.6145 Fax/704.375-6152
                    www.HistoricCharlotte.org / E-Mail info@HistoricCharlotte.org
                         Historic Charlotte, Inc.
                        October 16th, 2008
                      Blast for the Past 2008
                     Sponsorship Opportunities
Presenting Sponsor_________________________________________$10,000+
      Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on Blast for the Past Auction Program
      Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in all event press to print and broadcast media
      Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on event signage and verbal recognition at the event
      Name, logo and website displayed on Historic Charlotte website for a period of one year
      Three tables of 10 at the Blast for the Past event with preferred seating and table signage
      Twenty Historic Charlotte Tudor (family level) memberships

Platinum Sponsor                                                                         $5,000+
      Recognition as Platinum Sponsor on Blast for the Past Auction Program
      Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in all event press to print and broadcast media
      Recognition as Platinum Sponsor on event signage and verbal recognition at the event
      Name, logo and website displayed on Historic Charlotte website for a period of one year
      Two tables of 10 at the Blast for the Past event with preferred seating and table signage
      Ten Historic Charlotte Tudor (family level) memberships

Gold Sponsor                                                                             $2,500+
      Recognition as Gold Sponsor on Blast for the Past Auction Program
      Recognition as Gold Sponsor in all event press to print and broadcast media
      Recognition as Gold Sponsor on event signage
      Name and logo displayed on Historic Charlotte website for a period of nine months
      One table of 10 at the Blast for the Past with preferred seating and table signage
      Ten Historic Charlotte Tudor (family level) memberships

Silver Sponsor                                                                           $1,500+
      Recognition as Silver Sponsor on Blast for the Past Auction Program
      Name and logo displayed on Historic Charlotte website for a period of six months
      One table of 10 at the Blast for the Past with table signage
      Four Historic Charlotte Tudor (family level) memberships

Bronze Sponsor                                                                           $1,000+
      Recognition as Bronze Sponsor on Blast for the Past Auction Program
      One table of 10 at the Blast for the Past with table signage
      Two Historic Charlotte Tudor (family level) memberships

Contributing Sponsor                                                                       $500+
      Recognition as Event Sponsor on Blast for the Past Auction Program
      Four Tickets to Blast for the Past

Details
The size of the Sponsor’s name and/or logo in the advertisement in event media is dependent upon the
level of sponsorship. The Blast for the Past event will be held October 16, 2008 at CenterStage@NoDa.


                                     Historic Charlotte, Inc.
                              P.O. Box 33113 Charlotte, NC 28233
                             Phone/704.375.6145 Fax/704.375-6152
                 www.HistoricCharlotte.org / E-Mail info@HistoricCharlotte.org
                          Historic Charlotte, Inc.
                               October 16th, 2008
                               Blast for the Past
                          Sponsorship Agreement

Please indicate Sponsorship Level:               □     $10,000+      Presenting Sponsor
                                                 □     $5,000+       Platinum Sponsor
                                                 □     $2,500 +      Gold Sponsor
                                                 □     $1,500+       Silver Sponsor
                                                 □     $1,000 +      Bronze Sponsor
                                                 □     $ 500+        Contributing Sponsor

YES, we want to be a Sponsor at the level indicated above. We will provide our sponsorship
payment and logo artwork to Historic Charlotte PRIOR TO August 10th, 2008 to confirm our
sponsorship. We understand that logos and artwork received after this date may not be included on
signage, programs, or publicity. Tickets will be available at the event for the number of attendees
provided for our Sponsorship level. We understand that Historic Charlotte will follow-up on membership
information and designees after Blast for The Past.



Authorized Officer Signature/Print Name


Sponsor Name (as will appear in collateral material)


Web address to be indicated on Historic Charlotte, Inc. website – Presenting and Platinum Sponsor only


Contact Name and Telephone Number


Company Address, Telephone Number, Email Address




Please Note:
Historic Charlotte, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit North Carolina corporation. Contributions to Historic
Charlotte, Inc. are deductible to the extent permitted by the Law. The amount of your contribution that is
deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to excess over the value of the goods or services
provided by Historic Charlotte, Inc. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its
license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919.807.2214. The license is not an
endorsement from the State.

                                      Historic Charlotte, Inc.
                               P.O. Box 33113 Charlotte, NC 28233
                              Phone/704.375.6145 Fax/704.375-6152
                  www.HistoricCharlotte.org / E-Mail info@HistoricCharlotte.org

				
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