Autry Museum of the American West

GALA SPONSORSHIP
Opportunities and Benefits

Please respond by July 8 to guarantee recognition in the invitation, and by September 9 to guarantee recognition in the evening’s program.

Presenting Sponsor—Gala* $250,000
($242,500 tax deductible)

  • Five premier tables of 10
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on all printed Gala materials and website
  • Name or logo printed on event step and repeat*
  • Mention in Gala press release*
  • Recognition on a prominent projected image at event
  • Speaking role during Gala program*
  • Introduction to media at press preview*
  • Logo or name included on the California Continued title wall during the exhibition’s inaugural year**
  • VIP preview of California Continued exhibition the evening of the Gala

Presenting Sponsor—After Party* $150,000
($144,000 tax deductible)

  • Four premier tables of 10 at the Gala dinner
  • Recognition as the After Party Sponsor on printed Gala materials and on website
  • Recognition on After Party collateral as "host"*
  • Recognition on a prominent projected image at event
  • Speaking role at After Party to welcome/thank guests*
  • Logo or name included on the California Continued title wall during the exhibition’s inaugural year**
  • VIP preview of the California Continued exhibition the evening of the Gala

Platinum Sponsor $100,000
($95,500 tax deductible)

  • Three preferred tables of 10
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on printed Gala materials and on website
  • Recognition on a prominent projected image at event
  • Logo or name included on the California Continued title wall during the exhibition’s inaugural year**
  • VIP preview of the California Continued exhibition the evening of the Gala

Diamond Sponsor $50,000
($47,000 tax deductible)

  • Two preferred tables of 10
  • Recognition as Diamond Sponsor on printed Gala materials and on website
  • Recognition on a prominent projected image at event
  • VIP preview of the California Continued exhibition the evening of the Gala

Gold Sponsor $25,000
($22,000 tax deductible)

  • Two tables of 10
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on printed Gala materials and on website
  • Recognition at the Gala
  • VIP preview of the California Continued exhibition the evening of the Gala

Silver Sponsor $10,000
($8,500 tax deductible)

  • One table of 10
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on printed Gala materials and on website
  • Recognition at the Gala
  • VIP preview of the California Continued exhibition the evening of the Gala

Individual Tickets $1,000
($850 tax deductible)

  • Event admission and seating for one for dinner
  • VIP preview of the California Continued exhibition the evening of the Gala

*Identifies an exclusive opportunity either as the only sponsorship at that level, or an opportunity within a sponsorship package, only available for that sponsorship level.

**An estimated 200,000 people will view the exhibition during its inaugural year.


About the Autry Gala

A lively night honoring the best of the American West, the Gala is one of the Autry’s largest fundraisers of the year. This black-tie or dressy Western evening includes a cocktail reception, live auction, an elegant dinner, entertainment, and the presentation of the Spirit of the West Award.

Past honorees include Emmylou Harris, Kevin Costner, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Diane Keaton, Pulitzer Prize-winning author N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and many other distinguished individuals and foundations.

Why Your Gift Matters …

  

Your gift supports the Autry’s mission to share the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future.

The annual Gala enhances awareness of the Autry Museum of the American West’s mission and provides essential funding for exhibitions, public programming, educational programs, and research that distinguish the museum as one of the nation’s most unique cultural institutions.

Proceeds support:

  • Critically acclaimed exhibitions that reveal the interconnected stories of the American West through art, artifacts, and immersive storytelling. More than 180,000 people explore the Autry’s exhibitions each year.
  • Family programs, film screenings, scholarly lectures, and other public programs that expand on exhibitions and engage audiences in new thinking about the West.
  • Educational tours and programs that enrich more than 40,000 Southern California K-12 students annually, including approximately 15,000 under-served students who receive free admission and transportation via the All Aboard Autry! program.
  • In-school outreach programs through which Autry museum educators work hand-in-hand with local teachers to teach history in new and exciting ways.

“Working on a project like this is different from learning history in a history class because this project has been a lot more hands-on. We’ve been able to research and go to sites to learn from people . . . I feel really proud of this work.”
—8th Grade Participant in an Autry Outreach Program

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