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18th Annual Fitzgerald Dinner

  • Grace Restaurant 15 Chestnut Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)
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Thank you to our Host Committee!

Deborah Aronson, Joseph Bornstein, and the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein * Abegail Baguio and Nick Wilson * Cassandra Baker and Anthony Foianini * Sen. Cathy Breen * Cesar Britos * Crystal Canney * Maddy Corson * Margaret Creighton & Rob Smith * Dan Crewe * Eliot and Melanie Cutler * Charles deSieyes and Carol Ward * David and Heidi Fitz * Sue Fitzgerald * Tom Franklin and Anna Ginn * Polly Haight Frawley and Alfred C. Frawley * Mary Mitchell Friedman and Harold Friedman * Barbara Goodbody * Sandi Goolden * Ed and Becky Googins * Gordon & Judy Hamlin * William Harwood & Ellen Alderman * Mary J. Herman Consulting * David Howes * Marilyn LaLumiere and Ed Reed * Marcie and Eric Lister * Sean and Jennifer Mahoney * Scott and Cindy Mahoney * Sen. Rebecca Millett * Amanda and Jason Mitchell * Robert and Cally Moore * Debby and Peter Murray * Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt * Betsey and Todd Remage-Healey * Bill Robitzek * Steve Rowe * Judi and Wayne Richardson * Kimberly Sampson * Chief Mike Sauschuck * Erica Schair-Cardona and Ivan Cardona * Dr. Carl and Christine Schuler * Curtis and Nina Scribner * Sandra Scully * Camilla and Tim Shannon * Phil Steele and Francesca Galluccio-Steele * Duncan Stout and Lynda Litchfield * Ed Suslovic & Jennifer Southard * George and Sunnie Silverman * Drs. Edward and Candace Walworth * Carol and Joe Wishcamper

Dinner tickets are $100 each and available here

About Maine Gun Safety Coalition
Maine Gun Safety Coalition is a grassroots organization founded in 2000 to protect Maine families and communities from gun violence. Our mission is to save lives through education, research, and legislative advocacy.

We educate parents, health care providers, law enforcement, and the public about preventing domestic violence and suicides. We produce reports about gun violence trends in Maine and provide free trigger locks to prevent unintentional shootings and firearm theft. We advocate for evidence-based policies by initiating legislation, convening stakeholders, and electing candidates who support common sense gun laws.

About the Fitzgerald Dinner
The annual Fitzgerald award dinner recognizes public figures who help advance our mission of improving gun laws in Maine. Past honorees include Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, US Senator Susan Collins, Sherriff and Sen. Mark Dion, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Groban.

The award is named for the late Buzz Fitzgerald, who co­founded the Maine Gun Safety Coalition with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and attorney William Harwood following the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999. The Fitzgerald dinner supports our legislative initiatives, education programs, and the Free Trigger Locks program.

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2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Visionary Sponsor: $2,500 and above

  • Premier logo recognition on email invitation sent to more than 8,000 subscribers 
  • Verbal recognition during welcome remarks at Fitzgerald Dinner
  • Recognition on all event-related communications, including press release and social media posts/ads (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) 
  • Full-page color ad in event program and prominent event signage
  • Logo featured on Fitzgerald Dinner event webpage
  • Sponsorship listing on MGSC website with link to company website
  • Eight (8) Benefit Dinner tickets (valued at $100 each)

Safer Society Sponsor: $1,000 - $2,499

  • Premier logo recognition on email invitation sent to more than 8,000 subscribers
  • Recognition on all event-related communications, including press release and social media posts/ads (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) 
  • Half-page color ad in event program and prominent event signage
  • Logo featured on Fitzgerald Dinner event webpage
  • Sponsorship listing on MGSC website with link to company website
  • Four (4) Benefit Dinner tickets (valued at $100 each)

Legislative Progress Sponsor: $500 - $999

  • Name featured on Fitzgerald Dinner event webpage
  • Quarter-page black and white ad in event program
  • Two (2) Benefit Dinner tickets (valued at $100 each) 

Host Committee: $150 Individual, $250 for Dual

  • Recognition on email invitation circulated to more than 8,000 subscribers
  • Recognition on Fitzgerald Dinner event webpage and event program
  • One or Two Benefit Dinner tickets (valued at $100 each)
    Note: Host committee is not available for businesses

Send inquiries, advertisement materials, and information about making a tax-­deductible and/or anonymous gift to Nick Wilson, Executive Director, at nick.wilson@mainegunsafety.org or 207-780-0501. 

Earlier Event: October 25
Bangor Fall Meet & Mingle