2017 Legacy Gala

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August 4 at 6:00 pm

2017 Legacy Gala

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

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Event Details

Date: Friday, August 4
Time: 6:00pm
Place:
Crystal Center at Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI  49683
Dinner: View Menu



Doug and Anne Stanton

The Legacy Award

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

The 2017 Legacy Award will be presented to Doug and Anne Stanton for their significant contributions to Michigan including their own prolific writing, vision for building community through literature, and commitment to sharing a love for writing and reading with the next generation.

View Past Legacy Award Honorees


Michigan vs State

Silent Auction

Bid on tickets to the Michigan vs State game, VIP wine tour, golf rounds, delectable dinners, beer clubs and more at this year’s silent auction.

All proceeds benefit the important work of Michigan Legacy Art Park, so it is a great excuse to treat yourself!

Proxy bidding available with this form.

Preview Auction Items


Crystal Downs Raffle

Crystal Downs Raffle

Raffle tickets are now available to purchase for your chance to win a day of golf at Crystal Downs. This exclusive course is ranked #22 in the world by Golf Magazine.

The winner will be drawn from a limited number of 35 total tickets sold for this raffle.

Details Here


Laurie Sears

Laurie Sears Duo

Music for the evening will be provided by Laurie Sears Duo. In addition to her impressive career as an educator and band director, Laurie Sears is an accomplished performer, having shared the stage with many jazz and pop entertainers, including Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Julie Andrews, Liza Minelli, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations.


2017 Legacy Gala Sponsorship Benefits

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

Become a Sponsor

$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

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!

2017 Sponsors

Special thanks to our lead sponsors of the 2017 Legacy Gala.

Stockade Labyrinth Sponsors

Bob & Jane Holdeman
Mark Payne & Mary Mueller
Maree & Jim Mulvoy
Rich & Sue Smith

Five Needles Sponsors

Chemical Bank
Crystal Mountain

Diversity Sponsors

Martin & Valerie Cotanche
Tom & Julie Dawson
Kathy & Harry Eiferle
Ed & Carol Laprade
Patty Pelizzari
Dick & Carol Thompson
Marilyn Wheaton & Paul Duffy
Mo & Linda White
Diane Wilbur & Jim Szalay

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Ontonagon Sponsors

Chuck & Georgia Bavol
Mary Ann Cheney & David Mix
Ward & Mary Gillett
Dennis & Alyce Helfman
Kathryn DenHouter & Jim Jackway
Charles Keeling
Kennari Consulting
MoneyFit
William & Martha Paine
Jack & JoAnn Pope
Portland Building
Bill & Mary Smith
Terry & Michael Tarnow
Traverse Tax and Accounting
Kent & Nancy Walton
Watson Benzie
Ima Williams

*sponsor list updated 7/14/17