2023 Charter Day Sponsorship Opportunities

For 156 years, Howard University has answered the call to educate deserving men and women, regardless of their financial circumstances. Our mission and core values help to ensure that we always and continuously pursue Excellence in Truth and Service. Your support of 2023 Charter Day not only aligns with our brand of excellence, but more important, advances the hopes and dreams of the next generation of students who will complete their college degrees and become our leaders, innovators, problem solvers and changemakers.

Companies and individuals are invited to support Charter Day through the sponsorship opportunities listed below. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Coke, Director of Development, Corporate Giving, jennifer.coke@howard.edu, Development and Alumni Relations Institutional Giving, Howard University, 1851 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-238-2340.

About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university comprised of 14 schools and colleges, where students pursue 143 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.

The University's motto Veritas et Utilitas, Truth and Service, represents a key part of our identity. The more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students dedicate hundreds of hours each year to service in nearby LeDroit Park, around the nation and throughout the world. Over the U.S. Peace Corp's 50-year history, more than 200 Howard graduates have served as volunteers around the globe, the highest number among historically Black universities.

The University remains committed to further enhancing its strategic positioning as one of the top research universities in the nation. As we celebrate 156 years, we are uniquely positioned to have the next 150 years be as glorious as the past.

Charter Day Celebration!

We celebrate the March 2, 1867, approval of the University Charter by President Andrew Johnson as an institution dedicated to the betterment of humanity.

We are grateful for Howardites - collectively and individually - who, through individual example and support of Alma Mater, exhibit the very spirit that has marked Howard as one of the great successes in American education.

The 2023 Charter Day Dinner continues a tradition of honoring the founding of Howard University through a University-wide celebration. The annual gala, which also serves as Howard's premier fundraising event, is one of the most important activities on the University's annual calendar.

This year, the proceeds from the dinner will directly address the increased need for financial aid for Howard students. Your financial support of the University, and in particular this event, is greatly appreciated and will aid us in ensuring that more deserving students can achieve their dreams of obtaining a Howard degree.

Thank you for your consideration of support. We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Charter Day Dinner.

156th Charter Day Convocation
Friday, March 3, 2023
Cramton Auditorium, Washington DC

99th Charter Day Dinner
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington, DC

Sponsorship Opportunities

Bison Level Sponsor: $250,000

  • Two (2) Premium Tables
  • Twenty (20) Reserved Seats at the VIP Reception
  • Four (4) Reserved Seats at the 2023 Howard University Convocation
  • Four (4) Reserved Seats at the 2023 President's Convocation Luncheon
  • Sponsor Status Acknowledged from Podium
  • Opportunity to Meet and Greet Headline Entertainment
  • Guest Spot on University President's Radio Show
  • Logo Featured on Presentation Screen
  • Logo on Event Signage
  • Recognition on HU Social Media Platforms
  • Sponsorship Status Acknowledged in Program
  • Feature in The Dig! Newsletter

Platinum Level Sponsor: $100,000

  • One (1) Premium Table
  • Ten (10) Reserved Seats at the VIP Reception
  • Four (4) Reserved Seats at the 2023 Howard University Convocation
  • Four (4) Reserved Seats at the 2023 President's Convocation Luncheon
  • Sponsor Status Acknowledged from Podium
  • Logo Featured on Presentation Screen
  • Logo on Event Signage
  • Recognition on HU Social Media Platforms
  • Sponsorship Status Acknowledged in Program

Gold Level Sponsor: $50,000

  • One (1) Table
  • Five (5) Reserved Seats at the VIP Reception
  • Two (2) Reserved Seats at the 2023 Howard University Convocation
  • Two (2) Reserved Seats at the 2023 President's Convocation Luncheon
  • Logo Featured on Presentation Screen
  • Logo on Event Signage
  • Recognition on HU Social Media Platforms
  • Sponsorship Status Acknowledged in Program

Silver Level Sponsor: $25,000

  • One (1) Table
  • Two (2) Reserved Seats at the VIP Reception
  • Sponsorship Status Acknowledged in Program

Bronze Level Sponsor: $15,000

  • One (1) Table
  • Sponsorship Status Acknowledged in Program

Contact Us

For questions, contact Jennifer Coke, 
Director of Development, Corporate Giving, jennifer.coke@howard.edu.

Development and Alumni Relations
Institutional Giving
Howard University
1851 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-238-2340