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Special Events
15 Oct 2015

Fall Benefit Gala

American Originals: Folk Art and Jazz

The annual Fall Benefit Gala provides a primary source of funding for the institution and its acclaimed educational programs. The Museum has a long-standing commitment to arts education and serves more than eight thousand New York City schoolchildren each year. Your support will allow the Museum to sustain and expand its wide range of exceptional initiatives and help make the arts accessible to a broad audience.

For more information, or to purchase a table or tickets, please contact Elizabeth Kingman, Deputy Director for Administration and Development, at 212. 265. 1061 or ekingman@folkartmuseum.org.

Honoring
Jerry Lauren, leading collector of American folk art and self-taught art and Executive Vice President and Creative Director of Men’s Design, Ralph Lauren Corporation
The Leir Charitable Foundations, accepted by Arthur Hoffman, President
Laura Parsons, American Folk Art Museum Board Chair and art philanthropist

Gala Chairs
Karin and Jonathan Fielding
Elizabeth and Irwin Warren

Vice Chairs
Charles Atkins
Lawrence B. Benenson
Monty Blanchard and Leslie Tcheyan
Joyce B. Cowin
Kendra and Allan Daniel
Lucy and Mike Danziger
Arlyn and Edward L. Gardner
Barbara Gordon and W. Stephen Cannon
Penny and Allan Katz
Phyllis Kossoff
Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder
Lisa Quiroz and Guy Garcia
Elisa and Peter Rapaport
Peggy and Henry Schleiff
Leslie Seeman and David Becker
Darren Walker, The Ford Foundation
Paul Washington

 

Sponsor Table $25,000
• Prime table for ten guests
• Sponsor listing in the invitation, benefit program, press release, and all Gala related materials
• All benefits of Corporate Museum membership for one year, including eligibility to host a private event at the Museum with curatorial tour and champagne reception, prominent Corporate Partner signage at the Museum and on the Museum website, and membership benefits for all employees
• Private curatorial tour for 25 guests at the Museum
• Museum Membership for each guest at the table

Leader Table $15,000
• Table for ten guests
• Leader listing in the invitation, benefit program, press release, and all Gala related materials
• Private curatorial tour for 10 guests at the Museum
• Museum Membership for each guest at the table

Benefactor Table $10,000
• Table for ten guests
• Benefactor listing in the invitation, benefit program, press release, and all Gala related materials
• Private curatorial tour for 10 guests at the Museum

Patron Ticket $2,500
• Premium seating and Patron listing in all Gala related materials

Supporter Ticket $1,500 (limited availability)
• Preferred seating

Friend Ticket $1,000 (limited availability)

 

Image: Miniature Tramp Art Baby Grand Piano, artist unidentified, United States, c. 1890, stain and paint on wood, 20 1/2 × 25 × 18″, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goldman, 2007.17.1. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.