Gala 2023

SAVE THE DATE: GALA 2023

Wednesday, May 17 • Four Seasons Chicago

Mark your calendar! We are thrilled to host an unforgettable evening benefitting equal access and excellence in music education on May 17. 

Join us at the Four Seasons Chicago as we gather together as a Merit community, experience amazing student performances, and honor Liz Stiffel for her contributions to the arts.

HONORING

LIZ STIFFEL

Alice S. Pfaelzer Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts

GALA CHAIRS

Caroline and Charlie Huebner

Check out some of our favorite moments from Merit’s 2022 Gala!

SPONSORSHIPS

Merit School of Music deeply appreciates the individuals and organizations who celebrate the accomplishments of our honoree, Liz Stiffel, a devoted philanthropist and supporter of the nationally-renowned programming at Merit School of Music.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, benefactors of $5,000+ will receive special acknowledgment of their support in the Gala invitation, on the Gala webpage, and in Merit’s annual report.

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE | $50,000

  • A premier table in the ballroom for 10 guests at the Gala
  • Premier recognition of your support in the Gala event materials

MAESTRO | $40,000

  • A priority table in the ballroom for 10 guests at the Gala
  • Priority recognition of your support in the Gala event materials

VIRTUOSO | $25,000

  • A prime table in the ballroom for 10 guests at the Gala
  • Prime recognition of your support in the Gala event materials

CONCERTMASTER | $10,000

  • A preferred table in the ballroom for 10 guests at the Gala
  • Preferred recognition of your support in the Gala event materials

PRESTO | $5,000

  • A reserved table in the ballroom for 10 guests at the Gala
  • Recognition of your support in the Gala event materials

ALLEGRO | $2,500

  • Four tickets to the Gala
  • Recognition of your support in the Gala event materials

ADAGIO | $1,500

  • Two tickets to the Gala