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Wonderland at GRAM: Gala 2024

Friday, May 3, 2024
6:00 pm — 11:30 pm

Wonderland at GRAM: The Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Get lost in the whimsy and experience of Wonderland at GRAM brought to life through fantastical characters, vibrant colors, and surreal adventures. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as you join the Museum for an evening filled with imaginative and immersive entertainment, featuring a seated dinner, curious cocktails, live music, dancing, and much more as we enter the magical world of Wonderland.

Co-Chairs: India and Bill Manns | Patti Griswold and Kevin Haviland

This event sells out quickly every year; we encourage you to reserve your sponsorship today! 

Location
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Contact

For more information, please contact Haley Marcos at hmarcos@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2925.

Cost
Sponsorships are now available. See below.

Thank you to our sponsors

Support for this event is generously provided by:

  • Karl and Patricia Betz
  • Ferris State University
  • Greenleaf Trust
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
  • Marsh McLennan Agency
  • RHD Tire
  • Warner Norcross + Judd
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Phillip and Julie Croll
  • Jeffery and Kate DeLongchamp
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Dance the night away while you support GRAM’s artistic and educational programing. 

$25,000 Table Sponsorship

All sponsor levels and ticket options include entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

  • Recognition as Lead Sponsor
  • Table with 10 seats at Gala
  • Premium wine service with dedicated beverage server
  • Logo or name placement on website and other event materials
  • Private tour for up to 10 with a GRAM curator*
  • Complimentary GRAM Membership for each table guest**
  • Donor Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits***
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $23,500

$15,000 Table Sponsorship

All sponsor levels and ticket options include entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

  • Table with 10 seats at Gala
  • Wine service with dedicated beverage server
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Private tour for up to 10 guests with a GRAM curator*
  • Complimentary GRAM Membership for each table guest**
  • Donor Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits***
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $13,500

$10,000 Table Sponsorship

All sponsor levels and ticket options include entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

  • Table with 10 seats at Gala
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Private tour for up to 10 guests with a GRAM curator*
  • Complimentary GRAM Membership for each table guest**
  • Donor Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits***
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $8,500

$5,000 Table Sponsorship

All sponsor levels and ticket options include entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

  • Table with 10 seats at Gala
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Private tour for up to 10 guests with a GRAM curator*
  • Complimentary GRAM Membership for each table guest**
  • Donor Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits***
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $3,500

$3,500 Ticket Sponsorship

All sponsor levels and ticket options include entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

  • 6 Tickets to Gala (seated together)
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Private tour for up to 10 guests with a GRAM curator*
  • Complimentary GRAM Membership for each table guest**
  • Donor Circle or Corporate Partner membership benefits***
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $2,600

$1,500 Individual Sponsorship

All sponsor levels and ticket options include entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

Please note this sponsor level is for individuals. Corporations that purchase at this level will be listed as an event contributor, instead of an event sponsor.

  • 2 Tickets to Gala
  • Name placement on website and other event materials
  • Donor Circle membership benefits
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $1,200

$300 Individual Ticket

All sponsor levels and ticket options include entertainment, dinner, and an open bar.

Please note: A limited number of individual tickets will be available for purchase.

  • 1 Ticket to gala
  • Tax-deductible charitable contribution to Museum of $150

Sponsorship Benefits

    Private Tour with a GRAM Curator for up to 10 guests is a customizable experience. Please contact Haley Marcos to set up your tour. Three weeks’ notice is required for scheduling. Food and beverage can be arranged for your guests for an additional fee.

    Complimentary GRAM Membership for each guest includes a dual membership for 3 months.

    From bringing engaging exhibitions to our galleries, to creating enriching art experiences, to investing in a new generation of artists and audience members alike, our Donor Circle supporters make it all possible. Your membership will be processed at the level of your charitable contribution.

    Corporate Partnership is crucial to the sustainability of our Museum, and it is a wonderful opportunity for companies to give back and become visible supporters of the arts in Grand Rapids. Your membership will be processed at the level of your charitable contribution.

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