Details have been finalized for the “37th Annual WVU Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill,” on June 16, 2015:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
11:00 a.m. Registration and Mountaineer Mixer; 12 Noon Luncheon
The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Hosted by the National Capital Area Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association
Dr. Gee Keynote Speaker
President Dr. E. Gordon Gee will provide featured remarks at the “37th Annual WVU Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill” before members of the West Virginia Congressional Delegation, congressional staffers, corporate executives, federal agency partners, WVU alumni, donors and friends. The luncheon provides a venue to celebrate institutional success, inform key West Virginia University constituencies of issues and opportunities confronting higher education from a national and statewide perspective and to facilitate networking.
Meet NCAC Board and Alumni Staff
Members of the NCAC Chapter and WVU Alumni Association staff will be on hand to welcome, register and assist guests in locating their assigned luncheon seat. Dress for the day is business attire. Registration and a Mountaineer Mixer will begin at 11:00 a.m. To facilitate the timely beginning of the luncheon please arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. That should give everyone ample time to arrive, check in and be seated prior to the prompt beginning of the event at 12:00 p.m. Parking is available at several locations adjacent to the National Press Club. The 13th and G Street garage is the closest. If riding the Metro, you can take the Orange, Blue, Silver and Red lines to Metro Center (13th and G Streets, N.W. exit is the closest to the Press Club).
Table Sponsorship Details
Corporate friends of WVU can sponsor tables of 9 seats at $2000 per table which includes admission to the reception, lunch, beverages and a WVU logo item for each person. A half table of 5 seats is $1000. A half table of 4 seats is $900. Checks are to be made payable to “WVU Alumni Association.” To reserve a table at the event, contact Mike Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org. The invitation to serve as a table sponsor will be available to you until Tuesday, May 26, 2015, or when allowable table capacity is met (whichever occurs first). Table sponsorships will be sold on a first come, first served basis. When allowable table capacity is met, a waiting list of interested parties will be compiled. We are anticipating that the event will sell out fast!
Primary Contact Info
A primary contact name should be provided when each table is reserved. Event sponsors will be recognized on the NCAC and WVU Alumni web pages, in press releases, with prominently placed signs, with table tents at the event and during the luncheon program. Each sponsored table will have seating for nine participants. The names of the individuals that will be seated at sponsored tables must be submitted to Kevin Berry of the WVU Alumni Association at email@example.com by June 9, 2015.
University departments and units seeking table sponsorships at a reduced level should contact Kevin Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org. The WVU Alumni Association can accept electronic payment for university tables.
Individual Tickets Available
The NCAC will sell individual tickets to the luncheon at $100 per person, made payable to “WVU Alumni, NCAC.” Send checks to Mike Fulton, Asher Agency, 1750 K Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006. If you are invited to join a university or corporate table, we will refund your payment.
Proceeds from the luncheon will support the National Capital Area Scholarship Funds benefiting Washington, DC area students attending WVU and the New Home for Mountaineers Alumni Center Fund. Table sponsorships are partially tax-deductible, as the WVU Alumni Association and NCAC are non-profit organizations.
This is a signature annual event for the WVU Alumni Association and the NCAC. We are very proud to host this luncheon and to showcase why it’s always a great day to be a Mountaineer!
Mike Fulton is a 1979 graduate of the WVU Reed College of Media and director of public affairs and advocacy in the Washington, D.C. office of The Asher Agency. Mike was President of the NCAC in 1986 and continues to serve on the board of directors. He can be reached at email@example.com.