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Gala 2020

Tuesday, May 5

Virtual Event – More Details to Come!

For more information, contact Rina Tsang at 312-553-2000 or via email.

HONORING

RICHARD W. COLBURN OF THE NEGAUNEE FOUNDATION

Alice S. Pfaelzer Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts

CIVITAS ENSEMBLE

Merit School of Music Award for Citizen Artistry

GALA HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

howard gottlieb greis

Barbara Greis and Howard Gottlieb

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Judy and Verne Istock

helen richard thomas

Helen and Richard Thomas

SUPPORT GALA 2020

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

Howard Gottlieb and Barbara Greis
Judy and Verne Istock
The Negaunee Foundation
Helen, Richard and David Thomas

EMERALD SOCIETY
Anonymous
Caroline and Charlie Huebner

STERLING SOCIETY
BMO Harris Bank
Janice Honigberg
ITW
Julian Family Foundation
Peggy and Dick Notebaert
Earl Rusnak, Jr. and Sandra Rusnak

Merit School of Music deeply appreciates the individuals and organizations who celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees, Richard W. Colburn and Civitas Ensemble, and support the nationally-renowned programming at Merit School of Music.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, benefactors will receive special acknowledgment of their support in the Gala invitation, a listing on Merit’s Gala webpage, and in Merit’s annual report.

Contact Meredith Barber at 312-267-4461 or via email for more information and to reserve your level of support.

 

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE | $50,000

  • Premier recognition of your support in the Gala on event materials

EMERALD SOCIETY | $40,000

  • Priority recognition of your support in the Gala on event materials

STERLING SOCIETY | $25,000

  • Prime recognition of your support in the Gala on event materials

VIRTUOSO | $10,000

  • Preferred recognition of your support in the Gala on event materials

CONCERTMASTER | $5,000

  • Recognition of your support in the Gala on event materials