The Live Arts Gala & AfterGlow is a magical thing: the fire of the Gala and the smolder of the AfterGlow. Tickets sell quickly, and the philanthropic fun raises almost 20% of the annual budget of the organization (including income from sponsorships, Gala ticket purchases, auction item income, and AfterGlow ticket purchases).
Every Live Arts Gala - this will be the 26th annual - engages hundreds of volunteer company members. Event proceeds go further here, as the gala is made possible by contributions of volunteers’ time and talent, auction item donors, and local restaurants and businesses. We raise 90 cents for every 10 cents spent on the event -- and all proceeds support the Live Arts theatrical productions, educational programming, and all operations in our mission of forging theater and community.
This year’s Gala Fundraiser will be an exciting new experience for our guests. Guests will have the opportunity to choose their own adventures and travel around the theater-world by their desires! The culinary lineup will feature heavy cocktail appetizers, small plates, and sweet delectables curated by Ed and Virginia Stockwell, and feature the culinary magic of local celebrity chefs.
Sponsors will receive the benefit of enjoying a personalized seating area during our cocktail hour and a bottle of bubbly to christen your journey! At some levels of sponsorship, guests will be greeted and guided by a dedicated porter throughout the evening. This year’s Gala won’t fail to deliver a world of wonder, excitement, visual splendor, and unparalleled fun. (For more information about sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
THE GALA TEAM 2017
GALA CO-CHAIRS Jay & Barbara Kessler
GALA DEPUTY CHAIR Aimee Fagan
PRODUCER Kate Monaghan
DIRECTOR Bree Luck
CO-DIRECTOR Kelli Shermeyer
COORDINATORS OF FOOD & DRINK Ed and Virginia Stockwell
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Tracie Skipper
BAR MANAGEMENT Darryl Smith
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