Sponsorship Opportunities

Strategic Partnerships

AEC Unites is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. Our mission is to provide intentional opportunities to Black talent and Black-owned businesses, addressing the lack of representation in the AEC sector and bridging the disparities faced by Black-owned businesses.

Why Support AEC Unites?

As a nonprofit membership organization, AEC Unites seeks to increase intentional opportunities for Black talent and Black-owned businesses in all facets of the AEC industry. Efforts ranging from partnering with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other groups, to mentorship, training, professional development, coaching-with a focus on serving as a resource for Black talent. To create sustainable opportunities and support Black-owned businesses, AEC Unites will offer member companies a database of Black-owned AEC businesses and a playbook to work with them.

AEC Unites is at the forefront of driving change creating opportunities that empower Black professionals and entrepreneurs. Here’s why your support matters:

  1. Addressing Industry Disparities: The AEC industry has historically struggled with underrepresentation and systemic barriers for Black professionals and businesses. AEC Unites actively addresses these disparities, working toward a more inclusive and equitable future.
  2. Equity and Inclusion are Critical to AEC’s Profitability: By supporting AEC Unites, your company contributes to a mission that enriches the AEC industry with diverse perspectives, ideas, and solutions.
  3. Fostering Economic Empowerment: AEC Unites is dedicated to fostering economic empowerment within the Black community. Through strategic partnerships, we aim to create pathways for sustainable growth, job creation, and increased opportunities for Black-owned enterprises.

Corporate Counsel

Exclusive opportunity for corporate clients.

  • Opportunity to serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors and participate in 12 months of meetings, playing a significant role in influencing the development of strategies, policies, and best practices.
  • Recognition as a Director’s Circle member in AEC Unites’ quarterly newsletter, exclusive listing on AEC Unites partnership page, and on the organization’s social media channels.
  • Priority access to sponsor emerging events, research, and programs. (An additional fee may be required.)
  • Exclusive Director’s Circle logo for your organization’s marketing, highlighting your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within the AEC industry and your partnership with AEC Unites.
  • Strategic Networking: Connect with Board of Directors and industry stakeholders to build valuable relationships and partnerships.

Director’s Circle Benefits Plus:

  • Ability to have DEI and industry subject matter experts to speak and facilitate discussions at industry or corporate events.
  • Opportunity to be positioned as a thought leader to share expertise on one webinar or editorial article.

Investment $25,000

Director’s Circle

Join the prestigious Director’s Circle and position your company as a leader in championing diversity and inclusion within the AEC industry. The Director’s Circle incorporates association members’ perspectives into the operations and future of AEC Unites. The Director’s Circle is a year-long commitment with benefits throughout the year.

As a member, you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits, including:

  • Opportunity to serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors and participate in 12 months of meetings, playing a significant role in influencing the development of strategies, policies, and best practices.
  • Recognition as a Director’s Circle member in AEC Unites’ quarterly newsletter, exclusive listing on AEC Unites partnership page, and on the organization’s social media channels.
  • Priority access to sponsor emerging events, research, and programs. (An additional fee may be required.)
  • Exclusive Director’s Circle logo for your organization’s marketing, highlighting your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within the AEC industry and your partnership with AEC Unites.
  • Strategic Networking: Connect with Board of Directors and industry stakeholders to build valuable relationships and partnerships.

Investment $15,000

Investments for the Corporate Counsel and Director’s Circle are separate from and in addition to regular membership dues.

Interested in other partnership opportunities? Complete the partnership inquiry form or send an email to membership@aecunites.org to start a conversation with us.

Become a partner today!