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An Evening to Honor Excellence in Law Enforcement

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Heroes' Awards will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Sidney Harman Hall at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. The Heroes' Awards are presented to our law enforcement heroes who have gone above and beyond to bring resolution to a case involving a missing or sexually exploited child.


Learn more about the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children here.

This year, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will honor...


Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham established and implemented new initiatives to meet the needs of the district’s missing children. The initiatives include increasing the number of officers assigned to the Children and Family Services Division; expansion of the MPD missing persons webpage and social media messaging; establishing a task force to examine the services needed to stabilize the home lives of runaway youth; providing additional grant support for nonprofits addressing runaway youth and providing PSA announcements to support public education addressing missing youth in the district.


The extraordinary teamwork and fast thinking of the Bemidji Police Department, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal resulted in the rescue of a 5-year-old girl from unimaginable horror. After responding to a house fire in Bemidji, Minnesota, investigators discovered an adult murder victim inside. It was soon discovered that a child in the victim’s care was missing from the burned-out home. The investigation pointed to an associate of the victim, a registered sex offender. An extensive search led investigators to a remote property where they located the missing child in a camper where she had been held for days without food or water, her legs and torso bound in duct tape. The suspect was arrested near the property and sentenced to 52 years in prison.


The heroic actions of Officer Aaron Bulmer of the Topeka, Kansas Police Department saved a 4-year-old child with autism from drowning. While responding to another call, Officer Bulmer noticed a child alone, in a pond flailing and gasping for air. He immediately jumped in and brought the child to safety.


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, El Salvador’s Policía Nacional Civil and Fiscalía General de la Republica de El Salvador worked together to resolve a complex child sexual exploitation investigation. What started with a report made to NCMEC’s CyberTipline, led to an extensive investigation and the arrest of a man who was producing and distributing child sexual abuse material and actively molesting a minor. The team persevered through many challenges, dedicating many personal hours to the investigation and building new resources and protocols for future investigations.


An 11-year-old boy known as the “Mineral City Warrior” was abducted by a homeless man and brutally assaulted. He bravely escaped his captor and made his way home. He was able to give investigators a description of his attacker, who was quickly arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Heroes' Awards Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

HERO

$50,000*

* 10 invitations to general reception and awards show with premium seating all guests.
* 10 invitations to private reception prior to event.
* Prominent inclusion in all event materials, including preferred placement in event program and logo projected in reception area.
* Feature on NCMEC virtual newsroom of contribution; custom thank you message on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; opportunity to participate in media interviews.
* Logo placement at NCMEC headquarters executive floor.
* NCMEC produced video message highlighting partnership to be played during event.
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GUARDIAN

$25,000*

* Eight invitations to general reception and awards show with premium seating for four guests.
* Eight invitations to private reception prior to event.
* Prominent inclusion in all event materials, including preferred placement in event program and logo projected in reception area.
* NCMEC custom thank you message on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; opportunity to participate in media interviews.

DEFENDER

$10,000*

* Six invitations to general reception and awards show with premium seating for four guests.
* Six invitations to private reception prior to event.
* NCMEC custom thank you message on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; opportunity to participate in media interviews.
* Logo featured on event program and projected in reception area.

CHAMPION

$5,000*

* Four invitations to general reception and awards show.
* Four invitations to private reception prior to event.
* NCMEC custom thank you message on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
* Logo featured on event program and projected in reception area.

FRIEND

$1,000*

* Two invitations to general reception and awards show.
* Two invitations to private reception prior to event.
* Name listing in event program.

SPONSOR A HERO

$100+

* Your gift of $100 or more will help NCMEC invite and host, at no cost to the Hero, a member of law enforcement and a loved one to share in the celebration of their Heroes’ Award. Monies raised from Sponsor a Hero gifts will also help to defray travel and accommodations costs for the award recipients and their families. Through your sponsorship you will help our Heroes experience this unique celebration of their bravery rescuing a child in need.
* NCMEC will include your name on a page in the event program dedicated to thanking all 2017 Hero Sponsors.
* Sponsorships are tax deductible. Be sure to let your employer know that you would like them to match your gift!

*Tax deductibility for each sponsorship level is based off a $90 fair market value per individual ticket.

At the 2016 Heroes' Awards in Washington, D.C. the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children honored acts of bravery by law enforcement. The videos shown here are a snapshot of some of the exceptional work.

Event Details:

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall
Oct. 3, 2017
610 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Reception: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Awards: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
After Party: 8:30PM to 10:00PM

Parking
The LAZ garage is located directly beneath Sidney Harman Hall; enter from E or F Streets NW between 6th and 7th Streets NW. E Street NW is the recommended entry because of events at the Verizon Center. When entering, follow signs directing you to 620 F Street NW. Elevators will take you to the Winter Garden lobby next door to Sidney Harman Hall on F Street NW.

By Metro
Gallery Pl-Chinatown station on the Red/Green/Yellow lines: Use the Arena/7th Street NW exit. Sidney Harman Hall is visible one block to your left. Judiciary Square station on the Red line: use the F Street NW exit to the National Building Museum, turn left and walk 1½ blocks along F Street NW to 6th Street NW.

For additional nomination information, contact:
Email: awards@ncmec.org
For questions about becoming a sponsor, contact:
Email: Yolanda Menz