This year honoring Jim Vance, long-time Chair of FBW Board, a leader with boundless energy and a generous spirit.

The Fund for a Better Waterfront depends on the funds we raise at our one big annual fundraising party – CONNECT THE WATERFRONT – each year. Sponsoring the event is a great way to support our work, promote your company, and show your customers your strong commitment to the community.

The event, which features an open bar, live music and hors d’oeuvres, will be held on Thursday, November 11, from 7 – 9 PM at the Antique Loft, 33 Newark Street, Hoboken.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

Sponsorship Levels


  • Videotaped welcome message from sponsor to open the program
  • Logo with click-through to website & premium placement on CONNECT THE WATERFRONT event page
  • Tagging and singular recognition in social media promotional posts
  • Premium recognition in all event marketing materials and signage
  •  Premium mention in press release 
  • 10 tickets to the event


  •  Logo with click-through to website on FBW’s CONNECT THE WATERFRONT event page
  • Tagging in social media promotional posts
  • Logo on all event marketing materials and signage 
  •  Mention in event press release
  •  8 tickets to the event


  • Tagging in social media promotional posts
  • Logo/name on all event marketing materials and signage
  • 4 tickets to the event


  • Logo/name on event marketing materials and website
  • 2 tickets to the event

October 21, 2021 is the deadline to be included in pre-event promotional and on-site materials. FBW is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Contact Heather Gibbons, Program Director:

This year, FBW will honor Jim Vance who served for many years as the Chair of the FBW Board of Directors. His tireless energy and generous spirit has kept FBW going, sustaining a 30-year old vision for what Hoboken’s waterfront could be. He will be the recipient of FBW’s Riparian Award.

Nearly 30 years ago, before any development had taken place at Hoboken’s riverfront, the Fund for a Better Waterfront drafted a plan for what the waterfront could be; the centerpiece of this plan – a continuous, public park at the water’s edge – became the driving force that established the park at Hoboken’s South Waterfront (from Newark to Fourth Street) that has received both state and national awards.

Today, there is an opportunity to finish the job, creating a fully-connected and undeniably public park along the full length of Hoboken’s waterfront –  a park that will serve as the economic heart of the city, bringing visitors from all over the world. Please consider becoming a CONNECT THE WATERFRONT sponsor. Your support is critical to making the vision of a world-class, public, continuous park a reality.

A Public Park. A Lasting Legacy. 

Gold Sponsors

Randy Brummette
The Mason Family
Councilman Phil Cohen and Rebecca Kramnick

Silver Sponsors

Nicholas & Lise Borg
Gary Hindes
Branko & Sara Stojkovic
Strauss & Associates / Planners
Kate Valenta & Alex Johnston
Maggie Mallan & Steve Traut

Bronze Sponsors

Jenny J. Lee and David G. White, Esq.
Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher
Bill Tobias, Partner