Legacy Gala


Legacy Gala

Come celebrate with us, August 19 for our signature fundraising event, the 2016 Legacy Gala. We will feature a fabulous auction with unique items and Michigan experiences, sparkling wine reception, locally-sourced dinner, live entertainment and the presentation of the 2016 Legacy Award.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI

$75 per person, sponsorship opportunities available

2016 Legacy Award

We are proud to present the 2016 Legacy Award to Gene Jenneman and the Dennos Museum Center in recognition of 25 years of arts inspiration, collaboration, accessibility and leadership in northern Michigan—and beyond! In 1988 Gene Jenneman was hired by Northwestern Michigan College to supervise the planning, construction and direction of the Dennos Museum in Traverse City. The museum opened in 1991, and Gene continues to serve as its founding Executive Director. While overseeing the building of the Dennos Museum, Jenneman became a founding board member of Michigan Legacy Art Park.

A successful Legacy Gala will encourage continued sustainable, steady and inspired growth at the Michigan Legacy Art Park.

Reserve Your Tickets

You can make your reservation or become a sponsor online.

Click here to sign up today.

Planning to stay at Crystal Mountain when you attend the Legacy Gala? Call 855-520-2974 for 10% off the published lodging rate and mention Group Code 45X4ZF.

For more information, please call 231-378-4963 or email: [email protected].

Summer evening attire.

2016 Legacy Gala Sponsorship Benefits

$5,000: Presenting Sponsor

  • Recognition as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Legacy Gala
  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo in the printed event program
  • Recognition from the podium with the opportunity to address Gala attendees
  • Eight reserved seats at the event ($600 value)
  • Golf for four (4) on the 18-hole Mountain Ridge course at Crystal Mountain
  • Crystal Spa access membership for two people for twelve months
  • Private tour of Michigan Legacy Art Park for up to 12 people
  • Advertisement in the Art Park’s annual newsletter (2017 edition)

$2,500: Stockade Labyrinth* Sponsor

  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo in the printed event program
  • Eight reserved seats at the event ($600 value)
  • Crystal Spa access membership for one person for twelve months
  • Advertisement in the Art Park’s annual newsletter (2017 edition)

$1,500: Five Needles* Sponsor

  • Sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • Recognition in the printed event program
  • Eight reserved seats at the event ($600 value)
  • Advertisement in the Art Park’s annual newsletter (2017 edition)

$500: Diversity* Sponsor

  • Sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in the printed event program
  • Four reserved seats at the event ($300 value)

$250: Ontonagon* Sponsor

  • Two reserved seats at the event ($150 value)
  • Recognition in the printed event program

All sponsors receive recognition in the Michigan Legacy Art Park 2017 annual newsletter.
*Our sponsor levels are named after sculptures in the Art Park. We hope you will visit them.
Your participation will be welcome at any time, but to be named in our gala materials, please tell us by July 15. Thanks!

Special thanks to our lead sponsors of the 2015 Legacy Gala

Rich* and Sue Smith
Crystal Mountain

Tom* and Julie Dawson

Acentek

*denotes Art Park board member

Related links:

Tribute Videos Shown During Previous Legacy Gala Events

MiNews26 Feature on Legacy Gala

2014 Legacy Gala Grand Traverse Insider Article

MyNorth.com Article August 2014

2013 Legacy Gala event details

2013 Legacy Gala event recap

Record Eagle article about the 2012 Legacy Gala

Photos from the 2011 Legacy Gala

David Barr’s keynote address at the 2011 Legacy Gala

Record Eagle article about the 2011 Legacy Gala

Grand Traverse Insider article about the 2011 Legacy Gala