Stay tuned for an update on 2020 Honored Citizen

Our Signature Event of the Year

Every year, the broader architecture community comes together for one night to honor the contributions of a member of our community and support the mission of the Architecture Foundation of Oregon. AFO Honored Citizens are celebrated for their significant contributions to Oregon’s designed environment. Chosen by a committee of peers from across the field, the Honored Citizen award is one of the most prestigious in the state.

Since 1993, AFO has honored public officials, community advocates, statewide organizations, philanthropists, developers, artists, architects and more. The event is held annually at the Oregon Convention Center and serves as AFO’s signature event.

Honored Citizen is going to look different in 2020 due to COVID-19. More details will come soon. But rest assured, this is still going to be the event of the year for the AEC community. Watch the update from AFO Executive Director, Claire Blaylock, below.

2021 Honored Citizen, Carol Edelman

Carol Edelman is one of the most beloved figures in the Oregon architecture community. Throughout her career, she has worked on projects across the Northwest from the redesign of Crater Lake Lodge to the Visitor Center at Mount St. Helens. Additionally, she has played a vital role in the arts community in Portland by supporting numerous organizations like PNCA and Portland Piano. We look forward to honoring her contributions to the field of architecture and the broader arts and culture community in 2021.

See our past honorees

Sponsorship Opportunities

AFO works directly with sponsors to develop mutually rewarding partnerships. Our reputation for commitment to Oregon’s built environment, our constituency of a wide range of industry citizens and our strong relationship with other sponsors and donors make for highly rewarding sponsorships. Available at a variety of levels to fit budgetary and marketing requirements.

Event Sponsorship – $10,000
Event Sponsors will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections and media releases
  • Two seats at the President’s Table
  • One complimentary table (up to 10 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for all guests to private pre-dinner honoree’s reception
  • Complimentary parking for all guests
  • Logo listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Sustaining Sponsorship – $7,500
Sustaining Sponsors will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections and media releases
  • Two seats at the President’s Table
  • One complimentary table (up to 10 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for 6 guests to private pre-dinner honoree’s reception
  • Complimentary parking for 3 vehicles
  • Logo listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Supporting Sponsorship – $5,000
Supporting Sponsors will receive:

  • Corporate/firm name and/or logo with “supported by” on invitation, newspaper ads, event programs and projections and media releases
  • One complimentary table (up to 10 guests) with signage, in prime location
  • Invitation for 2 guests to private pre-dinner honoree’s reception
  • Complimentary parking for 2 vehicles
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

Table Sponsorship – $3,250 non-member, $2,750 w/ membership discount*
Table Sponsors will receive:

  • One guest table (up to 10 seats)
  • Table signage at event
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

*Members of $1,000 or higher are eligible for the table sponsorship discount. If you’d like to become a member please join here.

Half-Table Sponsorship – $1,625 non-member, $1,375 w/ membership discount**
Half-Table Sponsors will receive:

  • One-half of one guest table (up to 5 seats)
  • Joint table signage with assigned table-partner at event
  • Listing in event program and on projection screens
  • Listing in newspaper “thank you” ad

**Members of $500 or higher are eligible for the half-table sponsorship discount. If you’d like to become a member please join here.

Email susan@af-oregon.org to become a sponsor

Questions?

Contact:
Susan Myers
Associate Director
susan@af-oregon.org
503-542-3824

Member Spotlight

John Maternoski
Founder/Editor Portland Design Pup

“I enjoy the event because of the diversity of people it attracts – I see people there that I don’t see anywhere else… It’s a great cross-section, and I think it leads to introductions and conversations that benefit our community that wouldn’t happen elsewhere.”