Bugeye Ball

Bugeye Ball 2017

Become a Bugeye Ball Sponsor


If you would be interested in joining the list of supporters for the 2017 Bugeye Ball, please contact Lisa Howard at 410-326-2042, ext. 16 or howardla@co.cal.md.us.
Enjoy an evening of mystical delights at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Bugeye Ball. Plans are well under way for this premier evening which will not only give us the opportunity to thank our friends, but will also bring us together to celebrate what we love about the museum. Indulge in delicious foods, dance to live music, try your luck at the gaming tables, or gaze at the elegant décor – one way or another, it will be an enchanted evening to remember.

Attendance at the Bugeye Ball has increased by 50% in the past few years, making this a prime opportunity to show your support of this beautiful museum. In fact, in 2016 we enjoyed our highest attendance ever! Please take a look at the levels below and consider joining this exclusive group of museum supporters. All sponsors receive complimentary tickets, have great opportunities to advertise locally, and can mingle with elite members of our community. Enjoy an evening on the town or reward hard-working employees with complimentary tickets for a lavish night out. 

We hope you are as excited as we are about this opportunity to highlight the museum and raise funds for our community. 
We look forward to spending time with you at the Bugeye Ball on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Sincerely, 

Stephen Clagett, Sponsorship Chairperson Eileen E Bildman, Bugeye Ball Chairperson


Funds raised by the 2017 Bugeye Ball


are being dedicated to the preservation of the Drum Point Lighthouse, the most recognized symbol of Southern Maryland. Layers upon layers of paint must be removed from the wooden sides of the cottage and then repainted. The roof, which is original to the 1883 structure, must also have its paint removed and then coated with a protective elastomeric compound. The old bulkhead on the eastern side that supports the lighthouse is also failing and a survey and design for a replacement bulkhead need to be conducted. It is a large and challenging task, and we need your help to preserve this icon of our local heritage. Thank you for helping us to make this exciting preservation possible.

$25,000 Keeper of the Light

As a Keeper of the Light sponsor your name or business will be engraved on a handmade recognition plaque and placed prominently in the Drum Point Lighthouse. Keeper of the Light sponsors also receive 24 VIP tickets to the Bugeye Ball, are invited to a 30-minute pre-event cocktail reception, are listed as a gaming table sponsor and can reserve up to two private dining tables. Additionally, Keeper of the Light sponsors are given a one-year Bugeye Society membership, a one-hour private charter on the Wm. B. Tennison, and are appropriately recognized by the museum director during the event. The tax-deductible portion of your sponsorship is $21,840.

$10,000 Drum Point

Drum Point sponsorship directly supports the preservation of the Drum Point Lighthouse, the most recognized symbol in Southern Maryland. Sponsors receive 16 VIP tickets to the Bugeye Ball, are invited to a 30-minute pre-event cocktail reception, are listed as a gaming table sponsor and can reserve up to two private dining tables. Additionally, Drum Point sponsors are given a one-year Bugeye Society membership, a one-hour private charter aboard the Tennison, and are listed on the museum’s webpage as a major preservation supporter.  Sponsors are appropriately recognized by the museum director during the event. The tax-deductible portion of your sponsorship is $7,600.

$5,000 Cove Point

Cove Point sponsors receive 12 VIP tickets to the Bugeye Ball and the opportunity to reserve a private dining table or be listed as a gaming table sponsor. Donors also receive a one-year membership in our elite Bugeye Society and are appropriately recognized during the Ball. The tax-deductible portion of this donation is $2,870.

$2,500 Cedar Point

Cedar Point supporters receive 6 VIP tickets to the Bugeye Ball and the opportunity to reserve a private dining table or be listed as a gaming table sponsor. Donors are also appropriately recognized during the Ball. The tax-deductible portion of this donation is $1,960. 

$1,000 Piney Point

Piney Point supporters receive 4 VIP tickets to the Bugeye Ball and are recognized appropriately during the event. Donors can expect VIP treatment throughout the entire evening. The tax-deductible portion of this donation is $640.

$500 Point Lookout

Point Lookout sponsors receive 2 VIP tickets to the Bugeye Ball and are recognized appropriately during the Ball. The tax-deductible portion of this donation is $320.

$250 Hooper Island

Hooper Island supporters receive 1 complimentary VIP ticket to the Bugeye Ball and are recognized appropriately during the Ball. The tax-deductible portion of this donation is $160.