Become a Sponsor

The USO of Metropolitan Washington has a number of events, programs and services that are available for sponsorship. If you are interested in any of the sponsorship opportunities below, please use the form at the bottom of this page to send us an e-mail. If you are an individual interested in making a donation, please visit our donation page.

USO-Metro will work closely with your company to develop a sponsorship package that is mutually beneficial. We look forward to working with you to determine the best possible way to recognize your generosity.

 

Sponsorship benefits may include some or all of the following: 

 

  • Corporate recognition in event programs, invitations and banners
  • Podium recognition at special events
  • Press release announcing your commitment to USO-Metro in military and appropriate industry publications
  • Recognition in USO-Metro publications including the e-newsletter, the USO Guide to Washington & Baltimore and the annual report
  • Logo recognition on USO-Metro’s Web site

 USO Airport Lounges

 

 

USO International Gateway Lounge

International Pier, Lower Level, BWI Airport, MD

Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

The USO International Gateway Lounge at Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport is the flagship of the USO organization worldwide. USO-Metro serves an average of 5,000 service members and their families each month making it one of the busiest USO lounges in the world. Over 200 volunteers staff the lounge and provide direct guest services, which are always free to our customers. This location features baggage storage, unlimited global long distance calls, restrooms with changing stations, computers with Internet service, wireless Internet, photocopying and fax services, large screen TV, sleeping room, nursery and snack bar. The USO BWI has received the Governor’s Service Award and was recently honored by the BWI Business Partnership as the “2008 Organization of the Year.”

 

  • One sponsorship available ($50,000 per year/five-year commitment)

 

International Airport at Dulles Lounge

Across from Baggage Claim 12, Dulles, VA

Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

With just a year under its belt as of April, the Dulles lounge averages 2,500 people per month with 150 volunteers staffing the lounge and providing direct guest services. Services are always free for military and their families. This location features unlimited global long distance, computers with Internet service, wireless Internet, photocopying and fax services, large screen TV and snack bar.

  • One sponsorship available ($50,000 per year/five-year commitment)

DCA Airport Lounge

Between Terminals A and B on the main level walkway

Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

A new lounge at Reagan National was constructed and relocated to a larger area within the airport and service hours were expanded. This location currently serves an average of 1,000 people per month with 110 volunteers and numbers that continue to rise.  The lounge at Regan National features unlimited global long distance, computers with Internet service, wireless Internet, photocopying and fax services, large screen TV and snack bar.

  • One sponsorship available ($25,000 per year/five-year commitment)

 

 Programs & Services

 

 

Throughout the year USO-Metro organizes numerous activities and events at family support centers, military hospitals and local military installations. In addition to financial support, USO-Metro sponsors often have the opportunity to provide company volunteers at these events as well. 

 

Deployed Family Fun Day (Twice a year)

This event is designed specifically to help military families with service personnel who are or will be deploying to the war zone. The event features informational tables for the adults to get necessary information from military organizations regarding deployment. For the children we offer fun activities and games that introduce them to other kids going through similar experiences.

  • Sponsorship opportunities available ($2,500 each)

Mother’s Day

This celebration recognizes the military mom. We work closely with the embassies in the area to create a special display of cakes, including a cake from the White House. There are activities for children to make a gift for mom and spa-like activities for the moms.

  • Sponsorship opportunities available ($1,000 each)

 

 Special Events

 

 

NDIA Golf Tournament  – This benefit golf tournament is held annually at Andrews Air Force Base, MD, and is attended by military and corporate guests.

  • Sponsorship opportunities available ($1,000+)

AFCEA Golf Tournament  – This benefit golf tournament is held annually at the Lansdowne Golf Resort in Loudoun County, VA, and is attended by DoD industry leaders and senior military officials.

  • Sponsorship opportunities available ($4,000+)

Stars and Stripes (October 11, 2012) - This is an open-to-the-public fundraiser with casino games, food, entertainment, silent and live auctions.

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available ($2,500+)

Oktoberfest  – A German Oktoberfest celebration fundraiser conducted by our volunteers and supporters. This event is held near BWI Airport, MD. Approximately 350 attend the event including USO volunteers and area residents. Last year, 20 active duty service members were able to attend the event for free because of donors who generously purchased their tickets.

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available ($250+)

Salute to Veterans and Their Families – This is a ceremony and reception co-sponsored by the Maryland Aviation Administration to honor veterans. The event features presentations by military leaders and the 2008 keynote speaker was Congressman Sarbanes. 200 attendees include BWI Airport staff and tenants, USO volunteers, members of veteran organizations and the local business community.

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available ($2,500+)

 

Hospital Services

 

Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments – Held twice monthly at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, each tournament usually has 50+ personnel playing. Sponsoring companies may provide staff volunteers to support this event. 

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available ($1,000 per tournament)   

 

Celebrity Handshake Tours – USO arranges visits by more than 100 entertainers and athletes annually, to visit with and spread some cheer to returning warriors recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. 

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available ($10,000+)

 

Concerts – USO produces approximately four concerts each year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Approximately 150-200 patients and family members attend, and a meal is provided. Artists have included Jimmy Buffett, Darryl Worley and The Beach Boys.

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available ($10,000 per concert)

 

Trip Sponsor – USO arranges off-site trips to concerts, sporting events and dinner for patients and their family members. 

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available ($1,500 per trip)   

 

If you are interested in any of these sponsorship opportunities, please let us know using the form below and someone from USO of Metropolitan Washington will contact you with more information.



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