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Heroes Gala

Saturday, June 17, 2023—5:30pm

Saturday, June 17, 2023—5:30pm
Orchestra Hall
6 hours and 30 minutes

The Heroes Gala celebrates the remarkable people who impact the vision, values, and success of the DSO, with proceeds supporting the DSO’s commitment to transforming the lives of young people through music education. This year, the DSO will honor DSO supporter and Chair Emeritus Peter D. Cummings.

The 2023 DSO Heroes Gala concert will feature pianists Michael Feinstein and Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a program of 20th century American music.

Evening Schedule:
• 5:30 PM Red Carpet Arrivals & Cocktails – The William Davidson Atrium
• 7:00 PM DSO Heroes Benefit Concert – Orchestra Hall
• 8:30 PM Formal Dinner – The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube

Black-tie attire is kindly requested.
For more information about this event, please contact Ali Huber at 313.576.5449.

2022 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

$100,000 Diamond Sponsor
• Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on the event invitation and through digital event promotions
• Recognition from the stage during the evening program
• Premium seating for 20 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Full page ad (or tribute message) in commemorative program book
• Valet parking

$50,000 Emerald Sponsor
• Recognition as Emerald Sponsor on the event invitation and through digital event promotions
• Recognition from the stage during the evening program
• Premium seating for 12 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Full page ad (or tribute message) in commemorative program book
• Valet parking

$25,000 Sapphire Sponsor
• Recognition as Sapphire Sponsor on the event invitation and through digital event promotions
• Priority seating for 10 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Half page ad (or tribute message) in commemorative program book
• Valet parking

$15,000 Platinum Sponsor
• Recognition as Platinum Sponsor on the event invitation and through digital event promotions
• Priority seating for 8 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Half page ad (or tribute message) in commemorative program book
• Valet parking

$10,000 Gold Sponsor
• Recognition as Gold Sponsor on the event invitation and through digital event promotions
• Reserved seating for 6 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Quarter page ad (or tribute message) in commemorative program book
• Valet parking

$5,000 Silver Sponsor
• Reserved seating for 4 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Quarter page ad (or tribute message) in commemorative program book
• Valet parking

TICKET PACKAGES

$2,500 Bronze (couple) Ticket
• Reserved seating for 2 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Eighth page ad (tribute message) in commemorative program book
• Valet parking

$1,000 Copper (single) Ticket
• Reserved seating for 1 at the concert in Orchestra Hall and dinner in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings CUBE
• Admission to pre-concert reception, featuring cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the William Davidson Atrium
• Valet parking

ABOUT HEROES GALA:

The DSO founded the Heroes Gala in 2010 in honor of the remarkable people who impact the vision, values, and success of the organization. Previous honorees include:

2010: James B. Nicholson, DSO Chairman Emeritus, and President and CEO of PVS Chemicals, Inc.

2012: Lloyd Reuss, DSO Director Emeritus and former President of General Motors Corporation

2013: Barbara Van Dusen, DSO Director Emerita and beloved supporter of the arts in Detroit

2014: Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Rock Ventures; together with Matt Cullen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rock Ventures LLC

2015: The Davidson/Gerson Family, prolific Detroit philanthropists and supporters of the DSO’s William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series

2016: John A. Boll, DSO Director Emeritus and former Chairman and CEO of Chateau Properties; together with Marlene L. Boll, former Radio City Rockette and active DSO volunteer

2017: Mandell and Madeleine (Bill and Madge) Berman, each longtime DSO board members and steadfast supporters of the orchestra’s education programs

2018: Penny and Harold Blumenstein, each longtime DSO supporters who established the Penny and Harold Blumenstein Future Audiences Fund; together with Leonard Slatkin, 10-year DSO Music Director who established the Cindy and Leonard Slatkin Emerging Artists Fund.

2019: Mort Harris, DSO Board member Emeriti, philanthropist, and decorated World War II veteran.

2021: Linda Dresner and Ed Levy, Jr., longtime DSO supporters and community philanthropists

HEAR THE POSSIBILITIES

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Your generous gift makes world-class music at the DSO possible, fueling the community connections, life-changing education and captivating programming that impacts more than 500,000 people a year!

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