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During the Eichler Home Tour on the weekend of May 18 and 19, there were three different ways a business or organization could support its own marketing objectives and historic architecture. They could sponsor the Eichler Home Tour at one of five different levels, named for some of the materials used in the building and design of the Orange Eichler homes: Fir, Concrete, Aluminum, Mahogany, and Brick. Benefits included tickets to the tour and Eichler Romanza evening reception; advertising in the tour’s souvenir booklet; and recognition on the Preserve Orange County website, as well as on-site on tour weekend. Lead sponsorship in the “Fir” category included signed copies of two beautifully produced, hard cover books on regional architectural history by Alan Hess, historian and architect.

They could also Sponsor A House which gave them exclusive association with one house on the tour. This sponsorship provided multiple points of exposure: in the tour booklet, inside a tour house, and on an annual list of vendors on the Preserve Orange County website. A business or organization could also advertise in the informative and well-designed tour booklet that was given to each visitor on the Eichler Home Tour. It was their pass to the houses, and their guide to the architecture, architects and the master builder, Joseph Eichler and Eichler Homes. Written by architectural historians, the booklet is a fine souvenir with a shelf life that will display their ads for months to come. 

Our 2019 sponsors took a chance on our young organization by signing on to this, our first major programming event. We’re very grateful to them for their financial and in-kind support. Proceeds from the tour helped to underwrite event expenses, and support the mission of Preserve Orange County (POC), the only county-wide nonprofit concerned with the conservation of the historic built environment of the whole county. Our mission includes building awareness of Orange County’s architectural heritage through programming such as the Eichler Home Tour. POC is a nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt charity, registered as an IRC section 501(c)(3).

Announcing the Preserve Orange County Eichler Home Tour and Eichler Romanza Sponsors for 2019: