The 20th Anniversary Cigar Smoker was Wednesday, May 3, 2017 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.


Sponsorship Levels

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 and bar service
  • 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

Thank You to the 2017 Cigar Smoker Committee

Co-chairs: Jana Harris Campbell and Zachary Campbell

Jared Clarke Robert Huseman
Drew Davison Walter Littejohn
Joseph “Tex” Dozier John McKenzie
Michael Enochson Susan S. Roberts
Caitlin Glenn Jenni Shield
Steve Hambrick Brian Smith
Corrie Hood Glenn Williams
Julia Huseman  

 

Photos courtesy of Bruce Maxwell