2016 Legacy Gala

Join us at the signature fundraiser for Michigan Legacy Art Park.
The event features live and silent auctions, sparkling wine reception, locally-sourced dinner, live music and the presentation of the Legacy Award.

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Make Your Reservation

6pm, Friday, August 19
Crystal Center at Crystal Mountain
$75 per person
Sponsorship opportunities available
Seating is limited
Summer evening attire.

Make A Reservation or Sponsor Here

For more information, please contact our office.


Auction Items Now Available

NEW This year we have four auction items available exclusively online. Make your bids now before this special online auction closes on August 18.
View the growing catalog of items that will be available for live and silent auction at the event, and start bidding today!

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Gene Jenneman

2016 Legacy Award

The Legacy Award honors those who make a significant, positive impact on Michigan’s arts, history, culture or environment.

We are proud to present the 2016 Legacy Award to Gene Jenneman and the Dennos Museum Center in recognition of 25 years of arts inspiration, collaboration, accessibility and leadership in northern Michigan and beyond. In 1988 Gene Jenneman was hired by Northwestern Michigan College to supervise the planning, construction and direction of the Dennos Museum in Traverse City.

The museum opened in 1991, and Gene continues to serve as its founding Executive Director. While overseeing the building of the Dennos Museum, Jenneman became a founding board member of Michigan Legacy Art Park.


Planning to stay at Crystal Mountain when you attend the Legacy Gala?
Call 1-855-995-5146 and mention the Legacy Gala.

2016 Legacy Gala Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsorships ensure a successful Legacy Gala, providing for continued, sustainable, steady and inspired growth at the Michigan Legacy Art Park.

$5,000: Presenting Sponsor

  • Recognition as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Legacy Gala
  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo in the printed event program
  • Recognition from the podium with the opportunity to address Gala attendees
  • Eight reserved seats at the event ($600 value)
  • Golf for four (4) on the 18-hole Mountain Ridge course at Crystal Mountain
  • Crystal Spa access membership for two people for twelve months
  • Private tour of Michigan Legacy Art Park for up to 12 people
  • Advertisement in the Art Park’s annual newsletter (2017 edition)

$2,500: Stockade Labyrinth* Sponsor

  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • Priority placement of sponsor’s name/logo in the printed event program
  • Eight reserved seats at the event ($600 value)
  • Crystal Spa access membership for one person for twelve months
  • Advertisement in the Art Park’s annual newsletter (2017 edition)

$1,500: Five Needles* Sponsor

  • Sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in all related media releases
  • Recognition in the printed event program
  • Eight reserved seats at the event ($600 value)
  • Advertisement in the Art Park’s annual newsletter (2017 edition)

$500: Diversity* Sponsor

  • Sponsor’s name/logo and link to website in all Legacy Gala email blasts and online marketing
  • Recognition in the printed event program
  • Four reserved seats at the event ($300 value)

$250: Ontonagon* Sponsor

  • Two reserved seats at the event ($150 value)
  • Recognition in the printed event program

2016 Sponsors

Special thanks to our lead sponsors of the 2016 Legacy Gala.

Stockade Labyrinth Sponsors

Jim and Maree Mulvoy
Rich and Sue Smith

Five Needles Sponsors

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Tom and Julie Dawson
Kathy and Harry Eiferle
Robert Holdeman, LLC
Ann and Christopher Stack
Maurice and Linda White

Diversity Sponsors

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Cornwell Architects
Marilyn Wheaton and Paul Duffy

Ontonagon Sponsors

Jon and Amy Ballinger
Kathryn Den Houter and Jim Jackway
Mike and Catherine Fruge
Charles Keeling
Northwestern Michigan College
General Earl T. O’Loughlin USAF (Retired)
Bill and Marty Paine
Steve and Deona Paine
Thomas and Susan Peeples
Rick and Jan Robb
Traverse Tax and Accounting
Diane Wilbur and Jim Szalay
Ima Williams


All sponsors receive recognition in the Michigan Legacy Art Park 2017 annual newsletter.
*Our sponsor levels are named after sculptures in the Art Park. We hope you will visit them.
Your participation will be welcome at any time, but to be named in our gala materials, please tell us by July 15. Thanks!