The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week awarded 153 sponsorships totaling $419,060 to promote local groups advancing causes such as the arts, environment, social justice and historic preservation.
Since 2007, the Port of Long Beach has given more than $9 million to the community through its sponsorship program, supporting community groups’ events and projects that make Long Beach a better place to live and work.
Requests for sponsorship funding are open in September and March. For the 2019 fiscal year that began Oct. 1, the board approved a $1 million budget for the program.
“With the sponsorship program, the Port is honored to be in a position to help local organizations support vibrant programs and beneficial projects throughout our community,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission President Tracy Egoscue. “The sponsorships are just another way the Port sustains our commitment to the City of Long Beach.”
Events sponsored for this call include the Century Villages at Cabrillo Community Resources Fair, the Khmer Girls in Action Yellow Lounge Cultural Arts Showcase, the Long Beach Playhouse Radio Hour Fundraiser and the Long Beach Veterans Day Parade.
Port staff members attend select sponsored events to provide information about the Port. As part of a sponsorship agreement, recipients also give the Port promotional opportunities at events to spread awareness about its mission.
More information about the sponsorship program can be found here.Photo caption: Port of Long Beach staff are a fixture at locally-sponsored events like the AOC7 7th Annual Literacy Fair, pictured here.