National Postal Museum Gala

Saturday, November 4, 2023
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Washington, DC

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National Postal Museum's Historic Lobby

The National Postal Museum is pleased to announce its next gala to be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Museum in Washington, DC. Recipients of the 2023 Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Awards will be honored at the black-tie event.

Hotel Information

Room block information will be available in Spring 2023.

Sponsorship & Tickets

Sponsorship opportunities now available! Please contact Anissa Kossakowski, Director of Advancement, at KossakowskiA@si.edu or 202-633-5063 for more information.

Individual ticket sales will begin in Summer 2023.

Table Sponsorship

  • Diamond Sponsor | $25,000
    • $20,700 tax deductible
    • Recognition during the gala from the podium and on digital screens
    • Logo on program and gala website
    • Opportunity to provide giveaway in welcome gift at gala hotel
    • Seated dinner and live entertainment with priority table location for 10 guests
    • Ten invitations to VIP reception with SPAA honorees, National Postal Museum director and honored guests
    • Recognition in one issue of e-newsletter Postmark and one social media post
    • Welcome gift at gala hotel
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    Sapphire Sponsor | $10,000
    • $5,700 tax deductible
    • Seated dinner and live entertainment with priority table location for 10 guests
    • Ten invitations to VIP reception with SPAA honorees, National Postal Museum director and honored guests
    • Listing in program and gala website
    • Recognition in one issue of e-newsletter Postmark and one social media post
    • Welcome gift at gala hotel

Consistent with current tax law, gala tickets may not be purchased through donor advised funds. Please contact your DAF sponsor regarding the limitations on distributions in support of these fundraising events. Private foundations should consult their tax advisor to ensure their purchase of gala tickets complies with applicable law.

an elegant place setting on a dining table

Thank You to Our Early Supporters

Diamond Table Sponsors

  • Alan Whitman*
 

*Denotes member of the Museum’s Council of Philatelists

Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award

The 2023 Gala will recognize recipients of the Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award (SPAA), which honors and celebrates living individuals for outstanding lifetime achievement in the field of philately. This achievement may include original research that significantly advances the understanding of philately, exceptional service to the philatelic community or sustained promotion of philately to the benefit of current and future collectors.

A group of people sitting at an elegantly set table in the museum's historic lobby

2016 NPM Gala

Five standing people posing for a photo in the museums historic lobby

Left to right: Charles Shreve, NPM Director Allen Kane, 2016 SPAA recipient Cheryl R. Ganz, 2016 SPAA recipient Richard F. Winter, Donald Sundman

Seven standing people posing for a photo in the museums atrium

2013 NPM Gala

Five standing people posing for a photo in the museums atrium

2019 NPM Gala

Three people posing for a photo in the museums atrium

Left to right: Stuart Weitzman, Secretary Lonnie Bunch, NPM Director Elliot Gruber

Five standing people posing for a photo in the museums historic lobby

2019 NPM Gala

A golden award medallion with ribbon on top of a dark wooden box

The Smithsonian Philatelic Achievement Award

Four standing people posing for a photo in the museums historic lobby

Left to right: NPM Director Elliot Gruber, Cheryl Ganz, 2019 SPAA recipient Janet R. Klug, Donald Sundman

Four standing people posing for a photo in the museums historic lobby

Left to right: NPM Director Elliot Gruber, Scott Trepel, 2019 SPAA recipient Charles Shreve, Donald Sundman