2016 Gala Sponsors

(As of September 28, 2016)


Stanley B. Schneider
Starkey Hearing Foundation


John & Hilda Arnold Foundation
@Business Inc.
Automobile Club of Southern California
Mrs. Gene Autry
Harold Matzner
Susan W. and Carl W. Robertson
Lora A. and Robert U. Sandroni
Seven Post Investment Office
Wells Fargo
Johnny Zamrzla / Western Pacific Roofing Corp.


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Air Conditioning Depot
Au Bon Climat Exclusive Wine Sponsor of the 2016 Gala
J Barnes / The Capital Group Companies Inc.
Colleen A. and Vince Caballero
David W. Cartwright
Wendy and Tony Cassara
Susan and Frank H. Countner
Covington Capital Management
Marian and Theodore F. Craver, Jr. / Edison International
Crossroads West Cafe and Catering
Dentons US LLP
Doheny Eye Institute
Simona B. and Marvin Elkin
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross
Gursey | Schneider LLP
Health Net Inc.
Phyllis and Michael Hennigan / McKool Smith Hennigan
Hogan Lovells
Cindy and Alan Horn
R. D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation
Ellen and Federico Jimenez
Colleen and Thomas Lee
MATT Construction
Jan and Denis McCallion
Merrill Lynch / Bank of America
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Sherry A. Nicholas
Nossaman LLP / Nina and Michael Heumann
Linda Patel
Payden & Rygel Investment Management
Perera Construction and Design
Ann Petersen and Dr. Leslie A. Pam
Nancy and Al Plamann
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ramphastos Investments Management B.V.
Jodie and James Rea
Lois R. Rice
Sharon Rogers-McKay and Marshall McKay
Brenda H. and Gary M. Ruttenberg
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians
Harriette Spero and Beryl Seegel
Joyce Peterson Thurmer
Betsy and Franklin E. Ulf
Union Bank
U.S. Bank
Lynn and Stephen Valbuena
Mary Beth and Rick West
Western Asset Management Company
Davey Williams

The Autry would like to thank the following donors for their generosity:

Angels Baseball
Ken Burns / Florentine Films
Dodgers Baseball
Grosvenor Capital Management, L. P.
Moelis & Company
Moods of Norway
Michael M. Schreter in honor of Stanley B. Schneider

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 Autry's All Aboard! 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