The 22nd Anniversary Cigar Smoker is on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:00-9:30 pm at the Fort Worth Club.

This prestigious event is the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation’s biggest fundraiser and one of the most anticipated social events of the year. Proceeds from the annual Cigar Smoker provide the funds to enhance programs focused on literacy and learning for Fort Worth children, families, and adults.

In 1901, at the suggestion of Andrew Carnegie, a group of Fort Worth ladies asked local gentlemen to donate “the price of a good cigar” to help raise money to build a local library and bring literature to Cowtown. To honor our history and to further promote literacy in our city, the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation hosts the Annual Cigar Smoker at the Fort Worth Club.

This signature event is unlike any other in Fort Worth. Premium cigars, seated dinner, fine wines and spirits, entertainment and silent and live auctions are the hallmarks of this remarkable evening. The success of the annual Cigar Smoker has been significant in allowing the Foundation to continue its work of enhancing library services in partnership with the City of Fort Worth.


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Photos courtesy of Bruce Maxwell

Sponsorship Levels

Table Sponsors

Andrew Carnegie Sponsor– $12,000

  • Recognition on all promotional materials, website and social media advertising
  • Recognition on scrolling screens at the event
  • Welcome recognition from the podium
  • Exclusive cigars for the table and 10 raffle tickets for table host
  • Special port served to guests and private table-side waiter
  • Premier table for 10
  • Fair market value $2,500

Winston Churchill Sponsor – $6,000

  • Recognition on all printed promotional materials, website and social media advertising
  • Recognition on scrolling screens at the event
  • 4 raffle tickets for table host
  • Priority table for 8
  • Fair market value $2,000

George Burns Sponsor – $4,000

  • Recognition on all printed promotional materials, website and social media advertising
  • Recognition on scrolling screens at the event
  • 2 raffle tickets for table host
  • Table for 8
  • Fair market value $1,500

Marketing Sponsors

Photo Opportunity – $10,000

  • Includes a GEORGE BURNS SPONSOR table

  • Logo/brand recognition at the photo opportunity
    located at the main entrance of the event

  • Fair Market Value: $3,500

Cigar Bags – $5,000

  • 4 tickets to event

  • Logo recognition in and/or on the cigar bag
    distributed to all attendees

  • Fair Market Value: $1,000

Event Program – $3,500

  • 4 tickets to event

  • Logo recognition on event program distributed
    to all attendees

  • Fair Market Value: $1,000

The 2019 Cigar Smoker Committee
Co-chairs: Jana Harris Campbell and Zachary Campbell

Jonathan Berry
Jared Clarke
Drew Davison
Michael Enochson
Steve Hambrick
Corrie Hood

Kyle Johnson
Walter Littlejohn
Varun Mallapaddi
John McKenzie
Mario Resa
Susan Roberts

Lucas Sawyer
Jenni Shield
Brian Smith
Daniel Taylor
Keith Webster
Glenn Williams

2019 Sponsors

Sundance Square
Andrew Carnegie $12,000

Plains Capital Bank
Winston Churchill $6,000
Anonymous
Winston Churchill $6,000
Harris Packaging
George Burns $4,000
The Fort Worth Club
George Burns $4,000
Aaron Howard & Corrie Hood-Howard
George Burns $4,000
K&L Enterprises
George Burns $4,000

2019 Raffle Destinations

Alberta’s Exceptional
Elegance

Two of Canada’s most famous resort towns invite you to Alberta, Canada for four days & three nights at your choice of the Fairmont Banff Springs or the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a suite with Economy Class air for two.

Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at your choice of the Fairmont Banff Springs or the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a suite
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• Free concierge reservation service

Estimated Value $6,900

Premier Retreat in the Great American West

Explore the great outdoors and go on a wildlife adventure in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for four days & three nights at The Lodge at Jackson Hole with Economy Class air for two, including a Grand Teton small-group Wildlife Safari.

Your getaway for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Lodge at Jackson Hole
• Daily breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• 4-hour open-air safari-style vehicle wildlife tour of Grand Teton National Park
• Free concierge reservation service

Estimated Value $4,400

Savor California’s
Wine Country

Savor, swirl, sniff and sip wine in Sonoma, California for five days & four nights at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa with Economy Class air for two, including a private winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan.

Your trip for two includes:
• Round trip Economy Class air
• 5 days/4 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in a king- or queen-bedded room
• Daily complimentary breakfast
• All room-related taxes
• Private 5-hour winery tour in a chauffeured luxury sedan
• Daily complimentary wine tastings in the hotel lobby
• Complimentary bottle of wine in room upon arrival
• Free concierge reservation service

Estimated Value $6,400

Event Forms

Tables & Tickets Form 2019

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Smoker Fact Sheet 2019

Download (DOCX, 150KB)

Raffle Form 2019 to Follow

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