Sponsorship Opportunities

Connect Your Business With Our Thriving Preservation Community!

Our sponsors allow us to carry out a vital mission that began in 1966 and is still going strong. When you sponsor HWF, you’ll do more than support preservation in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. With three customizable sponsorship levels starting at $150, you can:

  • Get your organization in front of thousands by sponsoring HWF’s main events (e.g., Azalea Festival Home Tour or Preservation Crawl), or underwrite unique exclusive events like Preservation Weekend,

  • Network with other community-minded businesses through happenings like Preservation Month and the HWF Annual Luncheon,

  • Get the sponsorship package that works with your goals and budget. Whether you sponsor one event or all, our white glove service guarantees you get the advertising you want, and nothing less.

To become a sponsor, contact Isabelle Shepherd, Outreach & Development Coordinator: shepherd@historicwilmington.org. 

Our people are your people. Get connected!

The higher the sponsorship level, the more opportunities to not only support local built history, but also to connect with the thousands of folks in our network. This includes our website; Facebook (10,000+ followers); newsletter (7,700+ subscribers, with a 30% open rate), as well as the members, other sponsors and historic partners that are regularly in HWF’s reach. Our members appreciate and go out of their way to support the businesses that support preservation in our community. Folks who care about old buildings and understand the economic and cultural vitality that historic preservation provide will connect with like-minded others through sponsorship.

Sponsorship Benefits

Annual Sponsor: $1,500


  • Acknowledgement on HWF’s website (“Our Sponsors” page)

  • Recognition and marketing for the entirety of HWF’s main events (Azalea Festival Home Tour, Preservation Crawl, Preservation Month, Annual Luncheon), as well as in all minor ones, including Preservation Weekend, Annual Meeting, and more

  • Complimentary Family/Household membership ($75 value)

Signature Event Sponsor: $500


  • Recognition and marketing for one of HWF’s two main events, the Azalea Festival Home Tour or Preservation Crawl
    Sponsor selects event of their choosing—or can sponsor both for $1,000!

  • Acknowledgement on event webpage

  • Complimentary Family/Household membership ($75 value)

Patron of Preservation: $150


  • Recognized in HWF’s Preservation Resources Network, a trusted guide for homeowners seeking qualified contractors to work on historic properties

  • Inclusion of brand logo in HWF’s “Patrons of Preservation” sign, to be displayed at Legacy Architectural Salvage and all HWF events

  • Complimentary Family/Household membership ($75 value)

Thank you to our valued sponsors!

Annual Sponsors


How do I make a payment for my sponsorship?

Easy! You can send a check to our headquarters (Historic Wilmington Foundation, 211 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401) or call our office to provide credit card payment over the phone: 910.762.2511. (Note: There is a credit card processing fee.) We are also able to send invoices via PayPal.

May I pay in installments?

We are happy to work with you to create a payment plan!