The C&O Canal Trust offers a number of sponsorship opportunities to individuals and organizations who support our work with the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP) each year. Please see below for current opportunities.

Park After Dark Sponsorship

Historic Great Falls Tavern at Night by Mike Mitchell

Historic Great Falls Tavern at Night by Mike Mitchell

This unique event, held under the stars in the Park, will feature live music from Troy Engle & Southern Skies, gourmet fare from Corcoran Caterers, tasty libations, a campfire, and much more.

This year, the C&O Canal Trust celebrates 15 years as the
official nonprofit partner of the C&O Canal NHP. Join us to celebrate all we have accomplished since 2007, and help us continue to preserve this treasured resource.

Proceeds from the event support the mission of the C&O Canal Trust, and directly fund preservation programs of the C&O Canal NHP, which hosts five million visitors each year along its 184.5-mile length. Park After Dark is the largest fundraising event held annually to benefit our Park, and Park After Dark Sponsors are key to the success of the evening. We offer a variety of Sponsorship Levels, listed in the link below.

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Canal Community Days Sponsorship

Parent and child pick up trash

Canal Community Days projects include campground and picnic area improvements, towpath and trail repairs, building maintenance and historic preservation, invasive plant and trash removal, native landscaping, and more.

You – or your business – can make a direct impact on the experience of the nearly five million visitors of all ages expected to visit the C&O Canal NHP in 2022 for rest, recreation, and the enjoyment of nature and history. Become a Canal Community Days Sponsor, and enable the C&O Canal Trust to recruit and manage hundreds of volunteers throughout the year to undertake preservation, conservation, maintenance, and beautification projects along the 184.5-mile length of the canal from DC to Cumberland, Maryland.

We rely on the support of our Sponsors to help fund public volunteer projects each year. To show our gratitude for your commitment to the community, and the well-being of the C&O Canal NHP, the C&O Canal Trust offers a number of benefits, including signage in the Park and recognition on our website, social media, and in media releases. As a Canal Community Days Sponsor, you are demonstrating your commitment to preservation, conservation, recreation, and economic development.

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Please contact Lauren Riviello, Director of Development at riviello@canaltrust.org.


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