Corporate Partnerships

Contributions to the AFC enable us to continue and grow our programs, as well as support the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.   Our Mission – The AFC enriches the Greater Cincinnati community by connecting people with the places where we live, learn, work and play. Through our programming and educational outreach, we inspire public engagement […]

Apple Award Gala 2019 Corporate Partners

This year’s Gala will be held on June 12, 2019, at historic the Union Terminal. The evening will include an open bar during the first part of the event, the presentation of the Apple Award, dinner, dessert, a scavenger hunt through the terminal, and a speakeasy-style after-party.

Upon purchasing tickets or if you are a Platinum level partner, please email to specify each attendee’s meal preference. Dinner includes a beef, fish or vegetarian option.

Gold level partners receive 5 complimentary seats. To purchase the remainder of the table will be $1400.

Silver level partners receive 2 complimentary seats. To purchase the remainder of the table will be $2250.

Apple Award Gala 2019

Join us at the Union Terminal on June 12, 2019 to honor Elizabeth Pierce, on behalf of the Cincinnati Museum Center team as the 2019 Apple Award honoree. Pierce has earned this recognition through her incredible leadership throughout the renovation process of the Union Terminal. It was a tremendous team effort that took top professionals from every corner of the building process to complete. It is through their dedication combined with an enormous amount of work that they were able to restore one of the most iconic buildings in Cincinnati. To lead such an effort with so many continuously moving parts proved Pierce to be undeniably worthy of this honor.

The Apple Gala will honor Pierce’s contribution to Cincinnati’s built environment while raising funds to support Design LAB, a K-12 architecture and design education program that reaches about 2,000 students in the Greater Cincinnati Area each year as well as other AFC programs.

Corporate Partners can purchase the remainder of the seats at their table here.

UC Medical Campus Construction Tour

Please join the AFC on November 15 for a construction tour of two buildings designed by Perkins + Will continuing UC’s mission to transform the campus with great architecture. Messer Construction is the construction manager for both projects, and representatives will provide the tours of each of these facilities. The event is free to members, but registration is required on the AFC website.

Location: UC East (Medical) Campus – Meet at the corner of Piedmont & Eden

Date: November 15, 2018

Time: 4:15 pm check-in
4:30 pm presentation
4:45 pm tour of Gardner Institute
5:30 pm tour of Health Sciences Building

Tickets: Free for AFC Corporate Partners and members


Parking: Eden Avenue Garage

Dress: Attendees must wear long pants and hard-sole shoes. Hard hats, vests, and safety glasses will be provided by Messer.

Accessibility: Due to the state of construction, all areas of the buildings may not have accessible paths.


Join us for SEEK CINCY, a Cincinnati inspired scavenger hunt that will be sure to test your knowledge about the Queen City and teach you a few things along the way.

October 16, 2018
at the former Cincinnati Police Station No. 2
314 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, OH

Packet Pick-Up: 5:00-5:25pm
Start Time: 5:30pm
End Time: 7:30pm
Design LAB Sponsored Celebration: 7:30-9:30pm

If you register as an individual, you will be placed on a team of others that have signed up as individuals. If you want to be on a team with someone that is also registering as an individual, please email your request to

Event is 21+

Groups will pick up their packets starting at 5pm and will be released from the Police Station No. 2 at 5:30pm.

All entries will be turned in through Instagram, so someone in each group must have a public instagram account by hashtag. All entries must be submitted by 7:30pm to be counted and all group members must be present in photo. Groups can choose when they post their photos within the two hour window.

At 7:30pm, please join us at the Police Station for a celebration hosted by Design LAB. Cincinnati’s PUSH PLAY will be providing tunes for the evening.

UC College of Business Construction Tour

Please join the AFC on July 19 for a construction tour of the building designed by Henning Larsen Architects and KZF Design.  Representatives from KZF Design will provide a brief presentation on the design, and Turner will provide tours of the building that will last approximately one hour.  Attendees will be able to see the facade and experience the major spaces within the building.  The event is free to members, but registration is required on the AFC website.  The building is not handicap accessible, but climbing ladders will not be necessary.  Be one of the first to see and experience this new building designed by the internationally renowned Danish architectural firm.


Location: UC West Campus – Campus Green Drive

Attendees will meet at the Construction Office located in southeast corner of the Campus Green Garage on Level 3 for a brief presentation (please see the map below).

Date: July 19, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm Presentation

4:15 pm Construction Tour

Tickets: Free for Corporate Partners and Members


Parking: Available in the Campus Green or Woodside Library garages (please see the map below).  **The cost of parking is not included in your registration.**

Dress: Attendees must wear long pants and hard-soled shoes – hard hats, vests, and safety glasses will be provided by Turner.

Waiver: All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver provided by Turner prior to taking the tour.

Individual Memberships and Donations

The AFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community. We use your contributions to continue and grow programs like Design LAB and ArchiTour Cincinnati, as well as fund the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. It’s people like you that make the AFC and the programs […]

Support Design LAB

Design LAB: Learn And Build is a design education program offered to Cincinnati area K-12 classrooms. This program is offered for free to area classrooms and is made possible by generous contributions from organizations and individuals. We need your support to make Design LAB a success. Join us in building into our future. About 60 teachers in 100 classrooms, 100 volunteers and approximately 2000 students across our community are working together to learn, create and innovate. This year’s Educators’ Guide gives teachers a wealth of learning resources aligned with Ohio’s New Learning Standards so teachers can use Design LAB to enhance classroom learning in social studies, science, math, language arts, technology, and other subjects. Generous volunteers from architectural firms, construction companies, interior design studios and others will spend in excess of 600 hours working with students. Please help us continue to improve and broaden this unique educational tool that engages students in real-world solutions. It costs the foundation less than $25.00 per student to make Design LAB happen. Through this program, we can introduce students to the built environment in a direct and enjoyable way, stoking their curiosity, creativity, and understanding. Checks are also accepted and can be made payable to The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati. Please contact us at 513-421-4469 or


As a Supporter, you will receive invitations to programs, exhibits, and events; and discounted special tours and publications.


As a Patron, you will receive invitations to programs, exhibits, and events; 4 free tickets to an event such as the Great House Tour or other AFC events (excluding the Apple Award Gala); and invitations to special receptions and events.