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Sponsorship Opportunities

You can help support a healthy and beautiful coast by sponsoring a special program or event that raises funds for our education and restoration work. In addition to providing crucial support for our work, you can also enjoy special recognition for yourself or your business.

A listing of our sponsorship opportunities coast-wide and in the triangle is below. For more information, contact our development officer, Catherine Snead, at 252-393-8185 or email catherines@nccoast.org.

Current Sponsors list

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Fundraising Events

Pelican Awards & Low Country Boil

August 6 – The Boathouse at Front Street Village, Beaufort

Our annual awards event celebrates people who make extraordinary contributions to the coast. This year’s evening event will feature a low country boil at the scenic, waterfront Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort. We anticipate 200 to 250 guests.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1,000. Sponsors are recognized that evening, in the program and receive tickets to the event.

Ride for North River & Barn Party

September 24 – North River Farms, Otway

2016 welcomes our first annual Ride for North River & Barn Party. This rugged and scenic cycling event will take place at our 6,000 acre, magnificently restored North River Preserve. This off-road ride includes options for all biking levels, as well as a 5k run and 1-mile fun run. That afternoon, join us for family fun and post-ride celebration with an old fashioned Barn Party featuring a clam bake, live entertainment, hay rides and yard games galore.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1000. Sponsors are recognized in publications online, in the press release and in promotional materials. They will also receive complimentary registration for the event.

Fish Fry and Shrimp Boil

September 30 – Wanchese

Manteo’s signature fish fry will move to our new location in Wanchese in the Seafood Industrial Park. This annual event celebrates local catch and the people that love it. Fresh-cooked seafood, family-friendly activities and fishing stories are all included in our community celebration of water quality and coastal stewardship.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1,000. Sponsors are recognized in promotional publications and receive complimentary tickets to the event.

Surf to Sound Oyster Roast & Shrimp Boil

November 5 – Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach will host this new event centered around the popular Surf to Sound stand-up paddle board race at the Blockade Runner. Visitors and locals will join us for an evening of seafood and celebration of our beautiful recreation areas around Wrightsville Beach.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1,000. Sponsors are recognized at the event as well as online and in promotional materials. Tickets to the event are complimentary for sponsors.


All program sponsors are recognized during the program, online and in promotional materials.

Coastal Cruises

The North Carolina Coastal Federation offers coastal cruises out of Wrightsville Beach, Hammocks Beach State Park and Manteo. Participants visit some of our beautiful natural areas only accessible by boat, learning about birds, shells and local ecology and history on the way. Some participants can even practice catch and release methods with a crab pot to get a first-hand look at why our estuaries are often referred to as “nurseries of the sea.”

Sponsorships: $250 per cruise.

Hands-on Education for Students

The federation leads hands-on education programs for students of all ages up and down the coast. Programs range from summer camps on Jones Island in the White Oak River, to scientific monitoring of restored wetlands, to interactive lessons on stormwater pollution and what we can do to help.

Sponsorships: $200 per session.

Coastal Speaker Series

Our Coastal Speakers offers an opportunity to hear from experts on a variety of coastal topics in a fun and casual setting. Topics range from how to grow oysters to removing invasive plants from coastal habitats. The program is offered in Wrightsville Beach and Manteo.

Sponsorships: $250 per speaker.

Touch Tank Tuesdays – Wrightsville Beach

Ever wonder what a live shrimp, crab or whelk looks like? Visitors to our Coastal Education Center at Wrightsville Beach enjoy hands-on experiences at our touch tanks. Fish and shellfish are carefully collected and released each day. Guests are invited to float in any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Tuesday from June to August.

Sponsorships: $500 per month.

Coastal Clean-Ups

The federation leads beach and marsh clean-ups up and down the coast throughout the year, cleaning up trash and debris that pollutes our beaches and waterways, impacts wildlife and spoils our beautiful coast. Volunteers enjoy good company and the satisfaction of giving back.

Sponsorships: $350 per clean-up.

Coastal Bookmark Contest        

The soil and water conservation bookmark contest is held annually for all of Dare County’s fifth grade students. Students develop coastal-themed bookmarks for the contest. The selected bookmarks from each school are professionally printed for each student to take home.

Sponsorship: $1,200.

Student Scholarship

Students in Dare County who demonstrate a commitment to service and environmental stewardship have an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship for use in offsetting tuition costs at an accredited college or other approved continuing education opportunity. The scholarship is open to all Dare County high school seniors.

Sponsorship: $500.

Adopt a Trail

The federation manages nature trails at Hoop Pole Creek in Atlantic Beach and at Patsy Pond in the Croatan National Forest. These trails allow public access to spectacular views of our coastal marsh and forest habitats. Maintenance and upkeep includes signage and educational displays as well as invasive plants and trail maintenance.

Sponsorship: $1,000 per trail.

Our Coast Magazine

The federation’s annual, full-color magazine highlights the best of our beautiful coast, from seafood to coastal destinations. Our progress along the coastal region is recognized in 50,000 magazine copies that are distributed to federation members and high-traffic coastal sites.

Sponsorships: $250, $500, $1000. Sponsors are recognized in the magazine as well as online.

Our Reach

The federation reaches thousands of individuals annually. These are people who live and visit the coast and care about keeping our coast healthy and beautiful.

  • 800,000 federation website visits annually

  • 16,000 supporters

  • 16,000 Facebook fans

  • 3,000 volunteers annually

  • 2,500 Twitter followers

  • 150 partner groups

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships provide funding for the federation’s restoration and education programs. For more information, contact our development officer, Catherine Snead, at 252-393-8185 or email catherines@nccoast.org.