Event Sponsorships

The VFW hosts several events throughout the year, all centered around improving the lives of veterans, service members, their families and our communities. Complete information on our two largest annual events can be accessed below, or download the VFW Planning Calendar for a quick rundown of all events.

VFW events provide direct marketing opportunities to our corporate supporters and nonprofit organizations trying to reach VFW members and their families. 

Reasons to Sponsor VFW Events:

  • Sponsoring VFW events leads to engagement opportunities with VFW leadership, our members, as well as other VFW partners.
  • Your sponsorship allows you to communicate directly with VFW members and the veteran community.
  • Sponsoring and attending VFW events will also help you refine your corporate message and marketing approach to the veteran community.
  • Sponsoring allows a chance to interact and receive feedback on products and services.
  • Multiple networking opportunities at events to advance your business interests.
  • Fun entertainment!

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring VFW events, contact the VFW Foundation today

Not interested in sponsoring? If you're Interested in working with the VFW but in a different capacity, please complete and submit the VFW Collaborative Relationship proposal form.

  • VFW National Convention

    Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s more than 1.5 million members during a weeklong convention.The VFW National Convention is our biggest event with an estimated 10,000 attendees. The weeklong event lasts for six days and occurs in late July. While there, the VFW's mission is to approve new national priorities to guide the organization as it lobbies Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families.

    VFW convention delegates also elect new leadership, as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of veterans and military personnel. Convention attendees often include elected representatives from every level of government, high profile or famous personalities, influencers, and top representatives from the military and veteran community. 

    The VFW National Convention offers the most opportunities for sponsorship for your company. During the convention there is a traditional area for vendors to market their materials and products directly to VFW and Auxiliary members, and their families. There are also classrooms available for individual educational classes/learning sessions. During the evening there are many networking and fun events to keep you entertained all week.

    View last year's convention sponsorship opportunities, or contact the VFW Foundation today so we can begin building a tailored sponsorship package to fit your corporate objectives.

  • VFW Legislative Conference

    Since 1949, the VFW's annual Legislative Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW leaders from each state to personally lobby their respective lawmakers and watch as the VFW's current Commander-in-Chief testifies on Capitol Hill before the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees on behalf of veterans.

    Guest speakers are invited to address conference delegates, and since 1964 the VFW's Congressional Award has been presented annually to one sitting member of the House or Senate for their significant legislative contributions on behalf of those who have worn the uniform. Also at the event, the winners of the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarship contests are announced. Each national winner reads their winning essay before conference delegates and are presented with their winnings.

    The main item for sponsorship for the VFW Legislative Conference is the Legislative Reception. At this reception, the SVA Fellows are recognized, VFW awards are given out and many members of congress appear. It is a major networking event that offers opportunities for exposure for your company. It also provides a chance to understand the VFW’s legislative priorities.

    Sponsorship opportunities during the annual conference includes: 

    • Voice of Democracy Parade of Winners – Streamed live online, the VFW's annual youth scholarship contests culminate with the Parade of Winners event, designed to celebrate and recognize the contests’ top national winners. Watch the 2020 Parade of winners, and other events from the 2020 VFW Legislative Conference.
    • VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship – Open for sponsorship all year, every year the VFW teams up with Student Veterans of America (SVA) to host the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship program, providing 10 exemplary VFW members who are student veterans the opportunity to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill and in their community.
    • The Legislative Reception –  A night filled with honoring key veteran advocates from Capitol Hill, the Legislative Reception provides a great sponsorship opportunity.

     

    View highlights from the 2020 Legislative Conference, or contact the VFW Foundation today so we can begin building a tailored sponsorship package to fit your corporate objectives.

  • Regional and Department (State) Events

    Throughout the year, the VFW has many events at both the regional (multiple states) and Department (state) level that may be open to sponsorship opportunities. These events offer regional marketing opportunities for companies looking to target specific markets within the VFW.

    See what events the VFW has coming up, or for more information about sponsorship at these levels, please contact the VFW Foundation.

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