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 10, from 7 – 9 PM at the Antique Loft, 33 Newark Street, Hoboken.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits


Sponsorship Levels



PLATINUM SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Videotaped or live welcome message to open the program
  • Logo with click-through to website & premium placement on event page
  • Singular recognition in social media promotional posts
  • Premium recognition in event marketing materials, wesite and signage
  •  Premium mention in press release 
  • 5 tickets to the event

GOLD SPONSOR: $2,500

  •  Logo with click-through to website on event page
  • Tagging in social media promotional posts
  • Logo/name on all event marketing materials and signage 
  •  Mention in event press release
  •  4 tickets to the event

SILVER SPONSOR: $1,000

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

BRONZE SPONSOR: $500

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

October 21, 2022 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: heather@betterwaterfront.org/201-230-2897

The FBW 2022 Riparian Award will go to Don Stitzenberg, the President of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy

This year, we will honor Don Stitzenberg, the President of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy (HRWC), with the FBW 2022 Riparian Award. The HRWC is the organization dedicated to monitoring the completion and maintenance of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, a spectacular public pathway on the western shore of the Hudson River running 18.5 miles through nine municipalities from the Bayonne Bridge up to the George Washington Bridge. Beginning the in 1980s, the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) required all developers to construct and maintain this walkway, and grant a public easement to the State as a condition of their waterfront development permit.

Don, working closely with the NJDEP, has been instrumental in completing a number of the final gaps in the walkway. He joined the HRWC Board of Directors in 2008 and has served as its President for the past seven years. Above photo shows Don walking the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway at Liberty State Park.

Gold Sponsors

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