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Great Stages Gala

Honoring Marian Anderson
June 8, 2024
6:00 PM

 

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Overview

Join us for the 2024 Great Stages Gala honoring Marian Anderson!

June 8, 2024

 

Marian Anderson Hall Dedication and Unveiling

Free Event
2:00 PM
Commonwealth Plaza at the Kimmel Center

Attire: Business Casual

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Gala Festivities

6:00–7:30 PM
Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres
Academy of Music

8:00 PM
Gala Concert
Featuring Music and Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin
with The Philadelphia Orchestra and special guests
Marian Anderson Hall at the Kimmel Center
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9:30 PM
After Party
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center

Attire: Black Tie


Sponsorship Levels

Lead Sponsor: $100,000 ($86,800 est. tax deductible)

Gala experience for 30 people

  • Verbal recognition at the hall unveiling event
  • Opportunity to be recognized as an underwriter for a Gala concert performing artist
  • Meet-and-greet with select Gala concert artists for up to four (4) guests
  • Commemorative gift in honor of hall renaming
  • Verbal and digital acknowledgment at the Gala concert
  • Reception and after party plus premium concert seating
  • Prominent sponsor recognition in commemorative Gala program, event materials, digital signage, reception stage signage, and Great Stages Gala webpage

PURCHASE A PACKAGE

 

Diamond Sponsor: $75,000 ($66,200 est. tax deductible)

Gala experience for 20

  • Opportunity to underwrite a portion of the Gala reception
  • Meet-and-greet with select Gala concert artists for up to two (2) guests
  • Commemorative gift in honor of hall renaming
  • Verbal and digital acknowledgment during Gala concert
  • Reception and after party plus premium concert seating
  • Prominent sponsor recognition in commemorative Gala program, event materials, digital signage, reception stage signage, and Great Stages Gala webpage

PURCHASE A PACKAGE

 

Platinum Sponsor: $50,000 ($42,960 est. tax deductible)

Gala experience for 16

  • Commemorative gift in honor of hall renaming
  • Verbal and digital acknowledgement during Gala concert
  • Reception and after party plus premium concert seating
  • Sponsor recognition in commemorative Gala program, event materials, digital signage, reception stage signage, and Great Stages Gala webpage

PURCHASE A PACKAGE

 

Gold Sponsor: $25,000 ($20,600 est. tax deductible)

Gala experience for 10

  • Verbal and digital acknowledgment during Gala concert
  • Reception and after party plus premier concert seating
  • Sponsor recognition in commemorative Gala program, event materials, digital and reception stage signage
  • Recognition on Great Stages Gala webpage

PURCHASE A PACKAGE

 

Silver Sponsor: $10,000 ($7,360 est. tax deductible)

Gala experience for 6

  • Digital recognition during Gala concert
  • Reception and after party plus priority concert seating
  • Sponsor recognition in commemorative Gala program, event materials, and digital signage
  • Recognition on Great Stages Gala webpage

PURCHASE A PACKAGE

 

Bronze Sponsor: $5,000 ($3,240 est. tax deductible)

Gala experience for 4

  • Reception and after party plus priority concert seating
  • Sponsor recognition in commemorative Gala program and event materials
  • Recognition on Great Stages Gala webpage

PURCHASE A PACKAGE

 

Principal Sponsor: $1,500 ($1,060 est. tax deductible)

Gala experience for 1

  • Reception and after party plus priority concert seating
  • Sponsor recognition in commemorative Gala program and event materials
  • Recognition on Great Stages Gala webpage

PURCHASE A PACKAGE


 

Great Stages Gala 2024 Co-Chairs

Anne C. Ewers
Osagie and Losenge Imasogie
Sidney and Caroline Kimmel
Ralph and Beth Johnston Muller
Caroline B. Rogers
Michael D. Zisman

Great Stages Gala 2024 Honorary Chairs

Stacey Abrams
Marin AlsopMartina ArroyoChristine BaranskiJamie BernsteinRobert W. Bogle
Joan Myers BrownJoseph ConyersMisty CopelandGinette DePreistJennifer DePreistAva DuVernayRenard EdwardsRenée FlemingHenry Louis Gates, Jr.Clive GillinsonDenyce GravesChris HyamsSherrilyn IfillNicole Jordan
David KimYo-Yo MaWynton MarsalisAudra McDonaldBobby McFerrinYannick Nézet- SéguinLeontyne PriceSheryl Lee RalphMaura RooseveltNicholas RooseveltBooker RoweRobert F. SmithPierre TourvilleJohn Williams

Great Stages Gala 2024 Host Committee

Leslie Patterson-Tyler and Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler, Co-Chairs
Susan Aldridge
Sibby Brasler
Charlene Collins
Donald Dumpson
Ruth Naomi Floyd
Susan Levy Giles
Anne Hamilton
Ramon Jones
Dr. Ashley Jordan
Keith Leaphart
Stephanie Naidoff
Dr. Patrick and Evelyn Sample Oates
Katie and Tony Schaeffer
Adrienne Simpson
Richard Lee Snow
Elicia Pegues Spearman
Judith Sills Swartz
Laurin Talese
Shariah Dixon Turner
Union Baptist Church, Loretta Lewis Trustee
Rev. Dr. Alyn and Dr. Ellen Jo Waller
Dyana Williams

 

Thank you to our Great Stages Gala Sponsors


Lead Sponsor

John McFadden and Lisa Kabnick
Ralph and Beth Johnston Muller

Platinum Sponsor

Comcast NBCUniversal
Joanna McNeil Lewis
Caroline B. Rogers

Gold Sponsor

Daughters of the American Revolution
Duane Morris, LLP
Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center
Leonard P. and Irina Wilson Gage
Chris Hyams and Lize Burr
Patricia and John Imbesi
Independence Blue Cross
Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer
Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation
PNC
Mari and Peter Shaw
Stradley Ronon
Michael D. Zisman

Silver Sponsor

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Omega Omega Chapter
Jeffrey and Tracy Brown Foundation, Inc.
Sarah Miller Coulson 
Jeff Dittus and Stefanie Langer
Edith R. Dixon*
Mimi Drake, Cerity Partners and Dr. Tom Drake
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
Anne C. Ewers 
Carole Haas Gravagno
Matt and Anne Hamilton 
Hannah L. Henderson 
Osagie and Losenge Imasogie 
Rachelle and Ronald Kaiserman 
Morgan Lewis 
Netcarrier 
Joan Rechnitz
Adele K. Schaeffer 
TD Bank
Laurie Wagman
S. Christopher and Dalila Wilson-Scott 

Bronze Sponsor

African American Museum in Philadelphia
Dr. Vijay and Mrs. Susan Aggarwal 
Ballard Spahr LLP
Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey
James P. Brandau 
Arthur M. Brewer
N. Judith Broudy 
Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr. 
Sara A. Cerato 
Melanie and John Clarke on behalf of the League of American Orchestras
Dr. and Mrs. Robert R. Corrato 
Lisa Crutchfield
Tobey and Mark Dichter
Roberta and Carl Dranoff
Dilworth Paxson LLP
J. Luke and Barbara Wilson Engeriser
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 
Forman Family Foundation
Julia A. Haller, M.D., and John D. Gottsch, M.D. 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Hill III 
Alexa and Michael Hogarty
Independence Foundation 
Arthur M. Kaplan and R. Duane Perry
Christopher M. Keith 
Neal Krouse and Karl Fong
Lauren Lambrugo 
Drs. Brook and Joan Lau
Malmud Kravitz Foundation 
David and Sandy Marshall 
JP Morgan Private Banking
nContext
NJM Insurance Group 
Louise H. Reed 
Lyn M. Ross 
Dianne and Jeffrey Rotwitt 
Molly D. Shepard and Peter J. Dean 
Dr. Marie Stuart
Philip C. Timon 
Jack and Ramona Vosbikian
Joseph and Ashley Zebrowitz
Anonymous

Principal Sponsor

Dr. Susan C. Aldridge 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Omega Mu Omega Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.®, Rho Theta Omega Chapter
Ivan C. Anderson, Jr.
Sherrin Baky-Nessler* 
Sibby Brasler 
Dr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Brennan
Brian Communications
Nancy Brodie 
Brown Advisory
Elinor H. and James M. Buck III
Amy and Terry Buckman 
Patricia Carson 
Rev. Carolyn C. Cavaness
Lynette Chappell-Williams
Dr. Robert Cody 
Michael and Constance Cone
Eleanor L. Davis 
Nancy and Kenneth Davis 
Robert and Patricia Delany
JoAnne and Albert DiSanto
Henry and Kathy Donner
Elise Drake 
Drexel University 
Kate Duffy
Barbara Eberlein and Jerry Wind
Mary and Richard Emrich
Exit Design 
Linda Frankel
Diane Fuchs
Susan B. Giesecke, M.D., and A. Charles Winkelman, M.D.
Lauren Gilchrist 
Gwynne and Don Grasberger
Robert Heim and Eileen Kennedy 
Craig and Marianne Hillemeier
Eric and Lenora Hume 
Erika H. James, Ph.D.
Philip P. Jaurigue
Bill Johnson
Dr. Deborah Jordan
Toba and Lawrence Kerson
Joseph Kluger and Susan Lewis
Michael Lynagh and Peg Mertz
Jeffrey and Susan Leonard 
Joseph M. Manko, Sr. 
The Hon. Frederica Massiah-Jackson
Jasmine Moore
Natalie Nixon, Ph.D.
Philadelphia Zoo
Jourdan Marie Porter, Psy.D.
Richelle and Kameron Rabenou
Josephine and Thomas Rees
The Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell and Arthur Tilson
Jon and Karen Richter 
Nancy and John Rogers
Jeanne Ruddy and Victor F. Keen
John Salveson
Anne Schoemaker
Jason Schupbach
Dianne L. Semingson 
Irene McMenamin Shabel
Richard and Amanda Smoot 
Ann R. Sorgenti
Judith Sills Swartz and Randy Swartz 
David W. Sweet
Dr. Norman L. Sykes and Mrs. Norma Gabriella Sykes
Mrs. Barbara Tiffany
Dr. R.J. Wallner 
Dr. Sankey V. Williams and the Hon. Constance H. Williams 
Dr. Dilys V. Winegrad
Maria Parisi Vickers
Richard and Diane Woosnam 
Huanjie Yuan
Anonymous (2)

Donation

Elizabeth Baim 
Robert Bubeck
Harry C. Hannigan
Marybeth Henry
Ian and Emily Kaufman
Bennett Keiser and Joy Wilf Keiser
Sally and Tod MacKenzie
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mark
Timothy O'Neill and Elizabeth Murphy
Jennifer and Ralph Watts
Barclay Whitaker

*Deceased
Sponsors as of June 7, 2024

 

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To take advantage of this extraordinary offer, please contact Jennifer Monahan at 215.893.1855 or jmonahan@philorch.org.

 

 

 

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