About Uncorked!

THIS YEAR AT THE FRENCH EMBASSY

Each year, over 300 wine enthusiasts, philanthropists and community leaders eat, drink and mingle in support of The Neediest Kids, a program of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF). UnCorked! is D.C.’s premier tasting event featuring world renowned and yet-to-be discovered wines from international, national and local vineyards.

Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts, with our much-anticipated live auction, wine grab and other entertainment. Celebrating 45 years of service, we honor a exemplary regional school superintendent with the Tom Cookerly Exceptional Leadership Award.

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR

We are excited to announce the
2018 UnCorked! will be held on St. Patrick’s Day Saturday, March 17 at The French Embassy.
Join us for a rare and unique opportunity to experience the flare of the French while enjoying the luck of the Irish. This years tasting will not just include the finest wines but guests will be able to sample superior whiskey.

EVENT INFO

VIP PRE-RECEPTION: FRENCH WINE MASTERCLASS | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us before the main event for the VIP Pre-Reception, an exclusive masterclass with the world’s best wine from French vineyards. An exciting adventure, guided by our surprise guest sommelier and perfect food pairing curated by Mark Courseille, The French Embassy Executive Chef. The UnCorked! VIP Pre-Reception is an highly-anticipated tradition that sells out each year, this year with reserve seating for only 150 discerning wine aficionados.
Tickets Available at $250. *Includes UnCorked Main Tasting.

UNCORKED! MAIN TASTING | 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The French Embassy for an evening of unlimited samplings of the finest wines and superior whiskey and taste cuisines from both countries. Mix, mingle and dance the night away with vivacious sounds from Chelsey Green & The Green Project. The evening will feature the chance to win travel packages to Ireland and France. We will honor the 2018 Tom Cookerly Exceptional School Superintendent Leadership Awardee, Dr. Theresa Alban of Frederick County Public Schools for her advocacy and leadership of the 42,000 students in her district.
Tickets Available at $150.

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Presenting Sponsor (1) $35,000
  • Exclusive recognition and naming rights as Presenting Sponsor of event (UnCorked! Presented by “YOUR NAME” or display logo).
  • Twenty (20) tickets to UnCorked! Wine & Whiskey Tasting.
  • Fourteen (14) tickets to VIP Pre-Reception.
  • Prominent corporate logo or donor name on all event-related marketing and promotional collateral: invitations, flyers, emails and posters.
  • Sponsor recognition on all media coverage: press release, TV, radio, email blasts, social media, blogs and other online advertising.
  • Corporate logo or donor name on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncorked.com) with a hyperlink.
  • Website banner ad on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncokred.com) for one (1) year.
  • Premier sponsor recognition during event sponsor reel, print signage and other any other related materials.
  • Two (2) full-page advertisement in UnCorked! event program booklet to over 300 attendees.
  • Opportunity to distribute premium company give-away(s) for each attendee.
  • Additional benefits to be determined. The National Center for Children and Families team will work with you to design a custom sponsorship package.
Title Sponsor (1) - $30,000
  • Exclusive recognition and naming rights as VIP Pre-Reception Sponsor of event, (UnCorked! VIP Pre-Reception Sponsored by “YOUR NAME” or display logo).
  • Sixteen (16) tickets to UnCorked! Wine & Whiskey Tasting.
  • Twelve (12) tickets to VIP Pre-Reception.
  • Prominent Corporate logo or donor name on all event-related marketing & promotional collateral advertising the VIP Pre-Reception: invitations, flyers, emails and posters. 
  • Sponsor recognition on all media coverage: press release, TV, radio, email blasts, social media, blogs and other online advertising. 
  • Corporate logo or donor name on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncorked.com) with a hyperlink. 
  • One (1) website banner ad on NCCF monthly e-newsletter to over 20,000 contacts.
  • Premier sponsor recognition during event sponsor reel, print signage and other any other related materials.
  • One (1) full-page advertisement in UnCorked! event program booklet to over 300 attendees.
  • Additional benefits to be determined. The National Center for Children & Families team will work with you to design custom sponsorship package.

Diamond Barrel Sponsor-  $20,000
  • Fourteen (14) tickets to UnCorked! Wine & Whiskey Tasting.
  • Eight (8) tickets to VIP Pre-Reception. 
  • Corporate logo or donor name on all event-related marketing & promotional collateral: invitations, flyers, emails and posters. 
  • Sponsor recognition on select media coverage: press release, TV, radio, email blasts, social media, blogs and other online advertising. 
  • Corporate logo or donor name on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncorked.com) with a hyperlink. 
  • Corporate logo or donor name displayed in TNK Connector Newsletter. 
  • Sponsor recognition during event sponsor reel and print signage.
  • One (1) full-page advertisement in UnCorked! event program booklet to over 300 attendees. 
UnCorked! Bar Sponsor (2) - $15,000
  • Exclusive naming rights to the Wine & Whiskey Bar in the UnCorked! Wine Tasting Ballroom hosting 90+ point wines and classic Irish whiskey with premier signage and additional branding components.
  • Twelve (12) tickets to UnCorked! Wine & Whiskey Tasting.
  • Six (6) tickets to VIP Pre-Reception.
  • Corporate logo or donor name on select event-related marketing & promotional collateral: invitations, flyers, emails and posters.
  • Sponsor recognition on select media coverage: press release, TV, radio, email blasts, social media, blogs and other online advertising.
  • Corporate logo or donor name on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncorked.com) with a hyperlink.
  • Minimum of four (4) social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) mentions to over 4,000 followers.
  • Sponsor recognition during event sponsor reel and print signage.
  • One (1) full-page advertisement in UnCorked! event program booklet to over 300 attendees.
Platinum Barrel Sponsor - $10,000
  • Eight (8) tickets to UnCorked! Wine & Whiskey Tasting.
  • Four (4) tickets to VIP Pre-Reception.
  • Corporate logo or donor name on select event-related marketing & promotional collateral: invitations, flyers, emails and posters.
  • Sponsor recognition on select media coverage: press release, TV, radio, email blasts, social media, blogs and other online advertising.
  • Corporate logo or donor name on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncorked.com) with a hyperlink.
  • Minimum of four (4) social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) mentions to over 4,000 followers.
  • Sponsor recognition during event sponsor reel and print signage.
  • Half-page advertisement in UnCorked! event program booklet to over 300 attendees.
Gold Barrel Sponsor - $5,000
  • Six (6) tickets to UnCorked! Wine & Whiskey Tasting.
  • Two (2) tickets to VIP Pre-Reception.
  • Corporate logo or donor name on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncorked.com).
  • Sponsor recognition during event sponsor reel and print signage.
  • Quarter-page advertisement in UnCorked! event program booklet to over 300 attendees. 
Connoisseur- $3,000
  • Corporate logo or donor name on a wine tasting table or whiskey tasting table featured in the UnCorked! Tasting Ballroom.
  • Four (4) tickets to UnCorked! Wine Tasting.
  • Corporate logo or donor name displayed on UnCorked! website (www.tnkuncorked.com).
  • Sponsor recognition during event sponsor reel and print signage.
  • Acknowledgement in UnCorked! event program booklet to over 300 attendees
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For sponsorship information, please contact Janelle Jeffers at jjeffers@nccf-cares.org or 301-365-4480 x 169

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ABOUT NEEDIEST KIDS

Make a difference for poverty stricken students in the DMV...and have fun doing it.

THE NEEDIEST KIDS JOINS NCCF

The Neediest Kids program joined The National Center for Children's and Families (NCCF) on June 1st, 2013. For over 45 years, The Neediest Kids program helps the 42% of students who are distracted by the deprivation that is associated with poverty in the D.C. area. The Neediest Kids targets students in this powerful region of the world who go without food, adequate clothing, dental and vision care. Once these basic needs are met, students are able to refocus and feel more like their peers.

FUNDED SOLELY BY DONORS

In the past three years, The Neediest Kids has served over 117,000 students who live poverty. The program is funded SOLELY by individuals and corporations who make a direct impact on these barriers, to ensure that poverty stricken youth have the same shot as the 58% of their peers at becoming economic contributors to a world society.

THE SCHOOLS WE SERVE

Fairfax County Public Schools
Alexandria City Public Schools
Arlington County Public Schools
Loudoun County Public Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools
Prince George’s County Public Schools
Frederick County Public Schools
DC Public Schools
DC Public Charter School