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How to Support ArtsGala

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How to Support ArtsGala

ArtsGala would not be possible without the generosity of local companies, organizations and individuals who see the value in supporting the future of the fine and performing arts. In addition to our community sponsors, ArtsGala is supported by a host committee, made up of community members who volunteer their time and resources throughout the year to help plan the event and think about new and exciting ways to keep ArtsGala fresh from year to year.

ArtsGala Society

In 2019, to celebrate ArtsGala’s 20th anniversary, the ArtsGala Society was established. Members of the ArtsGala Society are providing direct support to student scholarship, which allow our fine and performing arts departments the opportunity to recruit, retain, and support our most talented students you see on the night of ArtsGala.

Thank you to our 2019 ArtsGala Society members!

The Master Class

  • Gloria and Don Graber
  • Larry and Marilyn Klaben
  • Dr. Pam and Malte vonMatthiessen

The Showstopper

  • The Soin Family
  • Taft Law

The Shining Star

  • Michael Berning
  • Linda Black-Kurek and James Kurek
  • Linda Caron and Steve King
  • Drs. Robert and Leesa Comparin
  • Sherry Tschudin
  • Ann and Robert Weisgarber

Will you help us educate the rising stars of tomorrow? Please select among the following giving levels and complete the information below.

Giving Society Levels

Society Level Donation Benefits
The Master Class $10,000
  • 6 event tickets 
  • name recognition in the program
  • special invitation to the annual College of Liberal Arts Donor Appreciation Reception where you will have the opportunity to meet the student recipients of your scholarship support
The Showstopper $5,000
  • 4 event tickets
  • name recognition in the program
  • special invitation to the annual College of Liberal Arts Donor Appreciation Reception where you will have the opportunity to meet the student recipients of your scholarship support
The Shining Star $2,500
  • 2 event tickets
  • name recognition in the program
  • special invitation to the annual College of Liberal Arts Donor Appreciation Reception where you will have the opportunity to meet the student recipients of your scholarship support

For more information, please contact Nick Warrington at (937) 775-2575 or nick.warrington@wright.edu.


Sponsors

There are many reasons to consider a sponsorship of ArtsGala. In addition to supporting talented arts students with crucial scholarship support, you show the community that you care about the vivacity of the arts. There are many attractive marketing opportunities available through sponsorship. Additionally, ArtsGala is an attractive venue for entertaining work associates and clients. Because this event is designed to keep people moving through multiple entertainment venues, sponsors can host small groups of clients and escort them throughout the evening, providing a personalized approach to connecting with clientele. 

In its 20-year history, ArtsGala has raised nearly $3 million to fund nearly 800 scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts at Wright State. Sponsorships are critical to this success. Many of our sponsors have partnered with us for years, having recognized the tremendous value of this partnership—for themselves, their businesses, and our students.

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our ArtsGala sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

  • Barnes & Noble at Wright State University
  • Morris Furniture Company

Gold Level Sponsors

  • Dayton Business Journal
  • Emerson
  • HEAPY
  • HORAN
  • Zoe Dell Nutter
  • Prime Time Party Rental
  • THINK TV
  • WHIO-TV
  • Wright State University Hospitality Services provided by Chartwells

Silver Level Sponsors

  • BLC Entertainment
  • Dayton Daily News
  • Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation
  • Discover Classical 88.1 & 89.9 FM
  • Sinclair College
  • Synchrony
  • Vectren, A CenterPoint Energy Company
  • Wright-Patt Credit Union

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • AM 1290 News 95.7 WHIO
  • AM Management Inc.
  • Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Butt Construction Co., Inc.
  • Chief Diversity Office, Wright State University
  • Citizens for Turner
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Front Street
  • Lisa and Travis Greenwood
  • Hightowers Petroleum Co.
  • James Free Jewelers
  • LION
  • Shumsky
  • David and Nancy Smith
  • WesBanco Bank
  • WYSO Public Radio

Become a Sponsor

To become a sponsor or receive more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nick Warrington at (937) 775-3624 or nick.warrington@wright.edu.

The following five sponsorship levels present numerous opportunities for mutual benefit while helping fund this worthy cause.

Sponsorship Level Donation Benefits
Presenting Level $25,000
  • 24 event tickets
  • access to pre-event reception
  • performance and scholarship naming opportunities
  • special logo recognition in all media advertising
  • full-page program ad
  • special performance of 1–2 students at company event
  • design for greeting card made by art student
  • 4 theatre season subscriptions
Platinum Level $15,000
  • 18 event tickets
  • access to a pre-event reception
  • performance and scholarship naming opportunities
  • logo or name recognition in media advertising
  • full-page program ad
  • special performance of 1–2 students at company event
Gold Level $10,000
  • 14 event tickets
  • access to a pre-event reception
  • performance and scholarship naming opportunities
  • logo or name recognition in media advertising
  • full-page program ad
Silver Level $6,000
  • 8 event tickets
  • scholarship naming opportunity
  • half-page program ad
Bronze Level $3,500
  • 4 event tickets
  • name recognition in the program

Committees

Our success would not be possible without the dedicated support of many prominent community volunteers serving on the ArtsGala host committee as well as the Wright State faculty and staff serving on our internal committee.

The ArtsGala host committee is comprised of devoted volunteers who are passionate about the arts and who play a vital role with community outreach, event organization, and auction and sponsorship support. The ArtsGala internal committee is made up of experienced faculty and staff from the College of Liberal Arts, event services, and advancement who work collaboratively throughout the year to coordinate the many details involving student entertainment, marketing, fundraising, and event logistics.  

Since the first ArtsGala in 2000, these outstanding individuals have helped the College of Liberal Arts raise close to $3 million for scholarships for Wright State’s fine and performing arts students. These amazing committees ensure that ArtsGala continues to be the premier event in the Dayton area!

2019 ArtsGala Host Committee

ArtsGala Internal Committee