2022 Gala

Join us for the Center’s 5th Anniversary Gala featuring renowned Grammy winner and American singer-songwriter, John Fogerty. Guests will experience a memorable evening woven with a reminiscent thread of the Center’s past five seasons. This unforgettable evening features a VIP Dinner with a live auction, Gala Concert by John Fogerty followed by a Rooftop Afterparty.  

Proceeds from the Gala benefit the mission of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts—to inspire, entertain, educate, and serve all in Northern Michigan year-round by presenting exceptional experiences across the full spectrum of the performing arts and offering impactful educational opportunities. 

The Evening 

Attire: Celebratory Chic, Black Tie optional

5:00PM VIP Dinner (Attended through a Sponsorship)

8:30PM Gala Concert with John Fogerty

10:00PM Rooftop Afterparty 
Sponsored by Todd Wenzel Automotive Group

Buy $300 Tickets Support with a Sponsorship

2022-Fogerty-Circle.pngJohn Fogerty is a true American treasure. As the leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern-fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective. Fogerty is a Grammy winner and inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame with his song, Centerfield - a staple at baseball stadiums across the country. Among Fogerty’s many hit songs, both as a solo artist and as the leader of CCR, highlights include Centerfield, Proud Mary, Susie Q, Fortunate Son, Born on the Bayou, Bad Moon Rising, and Have You Ever Seen the Rain.


Individual Sponsorships Levels and Benefits

Become a Sponsor

Co-Chair | $25,000

  • Recognition from Center Stage
  • Eight prime tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Distinguished recognition on all materials
  • Optional on-call personal concierge available via text or phone call for duration of the evening
  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Acknowledgment on the Gala webpage

Committee | $12,000

  • Eight tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Acknowledgment on the Gala webpage

Maestro | $6,000

  • Four tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Acknowledgment on the Gala webpage

Director | $3,000

  • Two tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Acknowledgment on the Gala webpage

Soloist | $1,500

  • One ticket to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Recognition in the Gala program
  • Acknowledgment on the Gala webpage

 


Corporate Sponsorships Levels and Benefits

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Diamond Event Sponsor | $50,000

  • Twelve prime tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Naming rights to the Gala Concert with prominent logo placement
  • Recognition from Center Stage
  • Company name listed in the Gala program
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials

Platinum Event Sponsors | $25,000

  • Eight tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Naming rights to choice of Rooftop Afterparty or VIP Dinner 
  • Logo on cocktail napkins at the Rooftop Afterparty or VIP Dinner
  • Recognition from Center Stage
  • Company name listed in the Gala program
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials

Gold Event Sponsors | $12,000

  • Six tickets to the VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Recognition from Center Stage
  • Company name listed in the Gala program
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials

Silver Event Sponsors | $6,000

  • Four tickets to the VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, and Rooftop Afterparty
  • Recognition from Center Stage
  • Company name listed in the Gala program
  • Recognition in printed and digital materials

 


Gala Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Honorary Chairs

  • Daniel and Pamella DeVos

Co-Chairs

  • John Hegener and Jane Warner
  • Lin and Herb Henkel
  • David V. and Pamela Johnson
  • Barbara and Bill Parfet

Committee

  • Bill and Gigi Clements
  • The Cobb Family
  • Bill and Marilyn Crawford
  • Gilbert and Sandy Mosher
  • The Oswald and Hulsey Family

Maestro

  • Keith and Gretchen Pretty

Director

  • James and Denise Anderton, IV
  • Tom and Maureen Bickersteth
  • Caroline Sharfman Bacon
  • Howard and Cynthia Benedict
  • Fernanda Dau Fisher and Brian T. Fisher
  • Linda and Bill Henry
  • Jane and Mike Hourani
  • Paul and Nancy Knapp
  • Irving and Susan Levy
  • Mr. and Mrs. George and Andrea Peck
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Ritts
  • Craig and Irene Rogerson
  • Keith and Kristi Stinson

  • Kurt and Pheobe Wietzke

In-Kind

Covid Disclaimer

At this time, there are no policies or requirements put in place for events that will take place this Summer. As the Covid landscape continues to evolve in 2022, the Center may elect or be required to add safety measures to events.

Liability Release Waiver

All patrons of events at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts agree to the terms of the Liability Release Waiver.  View Waiver

Questions?

For any questions, please contact the Development Office at 231.439.2601 or gala@greatlakescfa.org