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2018 Arena Stage Gala
honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser

Event Chairs Lavern Chatman and Maggie FitzPatrick

D.C. Mayor Muriel BowserLavern ChatmanMaggie FitzPatrick

Jessica Stafford

Join us for an exclusive evening of celebration as Broadway legend Maurice Hines returns to Arena Stage as Master of Ceremony for this one night only performance with acclaimed musician and global humanitarian Mary McBride. Mary McBride and her band have performed in more than 30 countries, taking audiences on a roller coaster ride with their fiery blend of blues, gospel, country and old school rock ’n roll. They have collaborated, performed or toured with Elton John, Blondie, Chubby Checker, Joe Cocker, LL Cool J, Lou Reed, Natalie Merchant, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Philip Glass, The Sugarhill Gang, B52s, Indigo Girls, Ziggy Marley and many more. Mary McBride is also the founder of The Home Tour which brings high energy, high impact, live shows to audiences where they least expect it, including orphanages in Pakistan, disability centers in Vietnam, senior centers on the Estonian-Russian border and women’s prisons in Albania.

Arena Stage is delighted to present D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award, in recognition of her commitment to and support of the arts throughout Washington D.C. The Beth Newburger Schwartz Award is an annual recognition awarded to a woman in the Washington community whose life and career have made important contributions to our city, not just in the arts, but in all areas of public life. Past recipients have included the award’s namesake and Arlene R. Kogod. Additionally, Jessica Stafford Davis, founder and CEO of The Agora Culture, will be honored as an Emerging Leader in recognition of her passion and entrepreneurial support of the arts.

Space is limited.

All proceeds support Arena Stage’s award-winning artistic productions and community engagement programs.

To Purchase Tickets,
please select your ticket type below:

If you have any questions or would like to purchase a table, please contact Maria Corso at
202-600-4025 or email rsvp@arenastage.org
.

$1,000 SPONSOR

Tax Deductible $850
Limit three (3) tickets

  • One (1) dinner, award presentation and performance ticket, located in the orchestra or balcony, on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • Invitation for one (1) to the pre-show cocktail reception.
  • Listing in the event program.
  • Complimentary valet parking.

$300 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL TICKET (35 or under - Limited Availability)

Tickets are nontransferable and proof of age must be presented when tickets are collected
Tax Deductible $150

  • One (1) dinner, award presentation and performance ticket, located in the balcony, on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • Invitation for one (1) to the pre-show cocktail reception.
  • Complimentary valet parking.

$500 SPONSOR

Tax Deductible $425
Limited Availability

  • One (1) ticket to the award presentation and performance, located in the balcony, on Thursday,
    May 10, 2018.
  • Invitation for one (1) to the pre-show cocktail reception.
  • Complimentary valet parking.

I/We cannot attend, but wish to support Arena Stage with a tax-deducible donation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship packages are also available, or for more information, please contact Char Manlove-Laws at 202-600-4030 or email cmanlove-laws@arenastage.org.

$50,000 SPONSOR
Tax Deductible $48,500

  • One (1) premium table for ten (10) at dinner on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • Invitation to the pre-show cocktail reception, premium award presentation and performance seats and complimentary valet parking for all ten (10) guests.
  • Opportunity to make remarks during dinner and at the award presentation.
  • Recognition from the podium during remarks.
  • Premium logo or name recognition in the event program and on electronic signage throughout the evening.
  • Opportunity to recognize two (2) individuals as Honorary Committee Members of the evening.*
  • Logo or name listing in the Arena Stage Program Book and on the lobby donor signage for one (1) year.
  • Logo or name listing included on event invitation.**
  • Recognition in event Press Releases.
  • A special invitation for four (4) to dinner with Artistic Director Molly Smith
    and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie.
  • A private tour of the Mead Center for up to ten (10) people (upon request).

$25,000 SPONSOR
Tax Deductible $23,500

  • One (1) prime table for ten (10) at dinner on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • Invitation to the pre-show cocktail reception, prime award presentation and performance seats and complimentary valet parking for all ten (10) guests.
  • Recognition from the podium during remarks at dinner.
  • Logo or name recognition in the event program and on electronic signage throughout the evening.
  • Opportunity to recognize one (1) individual as an Honorary Committee Member of the evening.*
  • Listing in the Arena Stage Program Book and on the lobby donor signage for one (1) year.
  • Logo or Listing included on event invitation.**
  • A special invitation for two (2) to dinner with Artistic Director Molly Smith
    and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie.
  • A private tour of the Mead Center for up to ten (10) people (upon request).

$10,000 SPONSOR
Tax Deductible $8,500

  • One (1) preferred table for ten (10) at dinner on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • Invitation to the pre-show cocktail reception, preferred award presentation and performance seats and complimentary valet parking for all ten (10) guests.
  • Opportunity to recognize one (1) individual as an Honorary Committee Member of the evening.*
  • Listing in the event program and on electronic signage throughout the evening.
  • Listing in the Arena Stage Program Book and on the lobby donor signage for one (1) year.

$5,000 SPONSOR
Tax Deductible $4,400

  • Four (4) preferred dinner, award presentation and performance tickets on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
  • Invitation to the pre-show cocktail reception and complimentary valet parking for all four (4) guests.
  • Listing in the event program and on electronic signage throughout the evening.
  • Listing in the Arena Stage Program Book and on the lobby donor signage for one (1) year.

*Note: Arena Stage is forming an Honorary Committee comprised of prominent individuals who have expressed their support and enthusiasm for Arts and Culture in our nation’s capital. Committee Members will include local luminaries and policy makers, artists, corporate executives and philanthropic leaders. There is no additional time commitment required to serve as an Honorary Committee Member of the event. Arena Stage offers this recognition opportunity to all event sponsors of $10,000 or more. For listing in the event program, please confirm your sponsorship by April 20, 2018.

**Sponsorship must be confirmed by February 15, 2018.

Details

2018 Arena Stage Gala
honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser
Thursday, May 10, 2018
featuring the presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award and Emerging Leader recognition
Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m.
Award Presentation and
One Night Only Performance with Mary McBride featuring Maurice Hines as Master of Ceremony
6:30 p.m.
Seated Dinner
8:00 p.m.

Ticket Types

Sponsorship Opportunities

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