See why corporate sponsorship today is more compelling than ever before.
Arts attendees and patrons agree that corporate sponsorship of the arts makes them more receptive to that sponsor's messaging, according to a 2011 report. Sponsoring the National Building Museum’s exhibitions and education programs is an effective marketing and business development tool for reaching a target audience of professionals in the built environment, policy makers, students, families, and more.
The Museum’s exhibitions and design-based education programs provide students, families, and visitors the opportunity to better understand the built world around them and their role in its future. Our dynamic exhibitions encourage thoughtful consideration of timely themes such as the greening of our nation's schools or the varied and interconnected meanings of "house" and "home." Our award-winning educational programs for students not only teach design, urban planning, and engineering, but they also challenge participants to learn creativity, teamwork, and confidence—all skills that business leaders seek in a 21st century workforce.
Current sponsorship opportunities include the below highlights. For more information about a specific opportunity, or a broader overview of the Museum’s corporate social responsibility program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.272.2448.
Designing for Disaster
Opening spring 2014
Natural disasters can impact any of us, anywhere, at any time. During the past decade, the financial toll in the U.S. alone has exceeded $100 billion, and the loss of life and emotional impact is immeasurable. No region of the country is immune; 99 major disasters were declared in 45 U.S. states and territories in 2011. Designing for Disaster will frame disaster mitigation as an evolving science and highlight the tools and strategies that today’s engineers, designers, planners, and various business and community leaders are investigating and adopting to build safer, more disaster resilient communities both here and abroad. By showcasing innovative research, cutting-edge materials and technologies, and new thinking about how to work with natural systems and the environment, the exhibition will present a range of viable responses that are functional, pragmatic, and beautiful.
Discover Engineering Family Day
A physics playground, popcorn science, gumdrop bridges, and robo motion…These are just a few of the hands-on, interactive demonstrations that encourage children, ages 5 to 13, to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the annual Discover Engineering Family Day. On February 22, 2014, 10,000 children and adults are expected to attend this fun-filled family festival, which displays a wide range of fascinating areas for exploration and invention. From debunking myths about engineering to learning how professionals turn a concept into reality, our young visitors will gain important exposure to the possibilities of science and promising career opportunities. Admission to the festival is free to all.
Teen Outreach Programs
The Museum’s award-winning teen outreach programs—CityVision, Design Apprenticeship Program, and Investigating Where We Live—are intense, focused opportunities for young people ages 11 to 18 to receive training on topics related to the building arts. By focusing on District neighborhoods, these programs give D.C. metropolitan area youth opportunities to address issues in urban design and planning relevant to their lives and communities. Our programs reach a diverse group of students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds and are offered entirely free of charge to participants. Many participants have gone on to study or pursue a career in architecture, design, engineering, and other related fields as a result of their experiences in the Museum’s outreach programs.
For more information on a specific opportunity, or a broader overview of the Museum’s corporate social responsibility program, please contact email@example.com or 202.272.2448.
The National Building Museum is a nonprofit organization certified 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax-deductible to the maximum allowable extent of the law. The Museum's tax identification number is 52-1050999. To obtain a copy of the organization's most recent audited financial statement or other financial information, please call 202.272.2448.