Last week, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners awarded $440,650 in sponsorships to 100 local organizations that support causes related to art, environment, social justice and historic preservation, according to a press release.
The Port of Long Beach’s community sponsorship program aims to educate and engage the public about the port’s role in international trade. Requests for funding are submitted twice a year– in September and March.
The board approved a $1-million sponsorship budget for the 2018 fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
“Programs like this show our commitment to serving the public and promoting groups and events that make Long Beach a better place to live and work,” said Harbor Commission President Lou Anne Bynum. “Our community sponsorships provide our staff with opportunities to interact with residents who may not know their port brings them many of the goods they use every day, and the port supports more than a million jobs around the country.”
The Cambodia Town Culture Festival, the American Cancer Society’s Long Beach Cancer League Gala, Fourth Fridays on Fourth Street and the International City Theatre’s Free Saturday Family Theatre Series are among the events sponsored by the program.
Port staff members attend select sponsored events to provide information about the terminal. As part of a sponsorship agreement, recipients also give the port promotional opportunities at events to spread awareness about its mission.
More information about the sponsorship program can be found at polb.com.
Source: Port of LB