Donations and Sponsors

Event Sponsorships

The Overfalls Foundation sponsors three major events and several smaller events each year providing business and individual sponsorship opportunities.

The Annual Opening Party held each May, signifies the opening of the Overfalls for another year of tours, education and maintenance. But this is more than a party. It has become Lewes' hottest social event to kick off the season with silent and live auctions of art work, clothing, trinkets, jewelry, local services, etc donated by the Lewes community. Live Music, food from beautifully arranged buffet tables and drink are provided. This event attracts guests from far and wide.

The second major event is the Induction Ceremony for the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame.(Read more here)

In total, the Overfalls Foundation has five events open to the public where sponsors are directly or indirectly recognized:
  • Mardi Gras Party
  • Memorial Day Weekend Gala Opening Party (see above)
  • Summer "Sundowners" on the ship's grounds
  • OverfallsFest, our End of Season Party
  • October Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame (see above)
  • December Holiday Party (Overfalls members only)

Your sponsorship will directly support the development of maritime history educational programs, sustain the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame, help with the continued restoration and maintenance of the Overfalls and maintenance of the slip and newly developed park area adjacent to the Lewes Canalfront Park. Further, your help will show your commitment to Lewes and the surrounding communities. Your sponsorship will entitle you to the following:

  • Tickets for sponsored events
  • Recognition on the Overfalls Foundation website and for the Platinum level, in the Overfalls brochure.
  • Recognition at all calendar year Overfalls Events, above. (other than Friend level) –
  • Name of your company and sponsorship level will prominently appear on signage at the event.
  • Name recognition during the event’s publicity campaign, which includes newspaper articles and radio spots.
  • Name recognition in the invitation, program, press releases and more.  This will vary by event.

Sponsorship Benefit Levels

Level Number of Event Tickets Event
Website Brochure

$5,000 & greater
10 Yes Yes Name, Logo
Name, Logo
4-6 Yes Yes Name, Logo
2 Yes Yes Name, Logo
Less than $500
0 Yes Yes Name, Logo

Sponsorship Form

If you are interested in becoming an Overfalls Foundation sponsor and would like to discuss further the details of doing so, please complete the form below and our sponsorship chairperson will contact you directly.

Company Name:
City: State: Zip:
Company Contact Person:
Email address:
Phone number:
  YES, I wish to become an Overfalls Foundation sponsor.
Select the sponsorship lever in which you are interested:
A. Please contact me by the telephone number above.
B. Please contact me by the email address above.
C. Please contact me by either method.