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We are looking for event sponsors to continue and expand our event programming, in-kind donations and partnerships. If you are interested in being a sponsor or partnering with us, please be in touch with Erin Meadors at erin.meadors@aea-us.org.

 

Contribute to University Row!
Looking for a specific donor opportunity? Consider supporting our signature event University Row.

Part of the legendary Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase, presently at the Great Meadow Park in The Plains, Virginia and in existence since 1922, this event heralds the spring social scene for Washington power brokers and the Virginia horse country set alike.  University Row will be celebrating its 18th season in May of 2017– a place for the post-graduate crowd to both network see & be seen.

Since the founding of University Row in 1999, it has grown to over 10 tents with 1,500 young professionals in attendance. This makes it the largest party at the Virginia Gold Cup. It is located on the North rail for premium viewing of the top jumps.  University Row – an entirely volunteer-run and nonprofit event – has sold out 15 of the past 18 years.  Proceeds benefit participating universities’ local alumni programming and scholarship funds.

University Row offers an unrivaled opportunity for visibility among a key demographic with disposable income. Because over half of our attendees are both young and new to the Washington, D.C. area, they are looking to build new allegiances to products, brands, and activities. They also tend to come back year after year for the legendary experience, giving your brand continuous exposure.

If you are interested in marketing your business to University Row attendees, please contact Erin Meadors at erin.meadors@aea-us.org   Donor structures can be handled on a case-by-case basis. We are looking to forge a solid, creative, and mutually beneficial relationship with you.  Gifts may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.