Founders Gala

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Seawell Grand Ballroom
1101 13th St. | Denver, CO 80204
5:30 p.m. Reception – 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program
Sponsors

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The annual Founders Gala commemorates the impact of philanthropy and global achievement by honoring cherished alumni and friends for their commitment to the university community. Join us as we honor this year’s recipients of the Founders Medal and the inaugural International Achievement Medal:

Ralph and Patricia Nagel
2017 Founders Medal recipients Ralph J. & Patricia M. Nagel
Dr. Condoleezza Rice
2017 International Achievement Medal recipient Dr. Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, Ph. D. ’81, HDR ’96)

We wish to thank the sponsors of the 2017 Founders Gala, whose generosity makes this event possible:

Reception Sponsors:

Doug and Mary Scrivner

Entertainment Sponsors:

Cossack Foundation

Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry

DaVita

Wine Sponsors:

Margot & Allan Frank
Robert and Judi Newman

Dessert Sponsors:

Jim Griesemer
Brandon C. and Wendy M. Johnson
Cappy and Bob Shopneck
Josef Korbel School of International Studies Social Science Foundation
The Catholic Alliance


Sponsorship and recognition opportunities remain available for the 2017 Founders Gala. For questions, please contact us at 303.871.3966 or rsvp@du.edu.

Presenting Sponsor – $100,000 (exclusive, one sponsorship available)

In addition to underwriting the cost of the event, your support includes a $25,000 donation in honor of each awardee, totaling $50,000. Actual market value of sponsorship package is $3,300.

  • Two premier tables of 10 guests each at the Founders Gala
  • Exclusive access to the VIP reception with Founders Medal and International Achievement Medal recipients
  • A Founders Celebration concierge contact for you and your guests
  • Prominent Presenting Sponsor recognition at all Founders Celebration Events and collateral including: event slideshow, full-page recognition in Founders Gala program and a sponsor listing on event website.
  • Reservations for 20 guests at Founders Forum

Reception Sponsor – $50,000 – SPONSORSHIP RESERVED

In addition to underwriting the cost of the event, your support includes a $10,000 donation in honor of each awardee, totaling $20,000. Actual market value of sponsorship package is $3,300.

  • Two tables of 10 at the Founders Gala with preferred placement
  • Exclusive access to the VIP reception with Founders Medal and International Achievement Medal recipients
  • A Founders Celebration concierge contact for you and your guests
  • Reservations for 20 guests at Founders Forum
  • Prominent recognition in the Founders Gala reception area and Founders Celebration collateral including: event slideshow, full-page recognition in Founders Gala program and a sponsor listing on event website.

Entertainment Sponsor – $25,000

In addition to underwriting the cost of the event, your support includes a $5,000 donation in honor of each awardee, totaling $10,000. Actual market value of sponsorship package is $1,650.

  • One table of 10 at the Founders Gala with preferred placement and special mention during Founders Gala program
  • Exclusive access to the VIP reception with Founders Medal and International Achievement Medal recipients
  • Recognition in the Founders Celebration collateral including: event slideshow, half-page recognition in Founders Gala program and a sponsor listing on event website.
  • Reservations for 10 guests at Founders Forum

Wine Sponsor – $10,000

Actual market value of sponsorship package is $1,150.

  • One table of 10 at the Founders Gala
  • Recognition in the Founders Celebration collateral including: event slideshow, half-page recognition in Founders Gala program and a sponsor listing on event website.
  • Reservations for 10 guests at Founders Forum

Dessert Sponsor – $5,000

Actual market value of sponsorship package is $1,000.

  • One table of 10 at the Founders Gala
  • Recognition in the Founders Celebration collateral including: event slideshow, half-page recognition in Founders Gala program and a sponsor listing on event website

Founders Gala 2016

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