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    Chapman Celebrates

    November 5, 2016

» Gala Night

This is a momentous year for Chapman’s signature event, American Celebration, as it will move to its new home in the spectacular Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. Along with a new venue, our trademark gala marks its 35th anniversary under a new name. In order to strengthen Chapman University’s institutional brand, moving forward the event will officially become known as Chapman Celebrates.

Chapman Celebrates remains as scholarship driven as ever. The foundation of this spectacular evening is raising awareness of Chapman University and supporting scholarship funds for deserving students who otherwise might not be able to get a world class education.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception in the Attallah Piazza followed by a spectacular performance presented by students from the College of Performing Arts Immediately following the stage production, a lavish dinner in a beautiful setting will include live music and dancing.

Please join us on Saturday, November 5, 2016 as we usher in a new and exciting Chapman Celebrates tradition in the Musco Center for the Arts.

For more information on Gala Night, Contact Tami R. Thompson, Director of External Relations (714) 744-7031 or tthompso@chapman.edu

+ - 2016 Gala Sponsor Levels and Benefits

2016 Gala Sponsor Levels

Honorary Producer | $150,000
Tickets to the stage show; three premium tables (30 guests) in tier one seating to the gala dinner; and tickets to the Honoree Reception.

Platinum Sponsor | $100,000
Tickets to the stage show; two premium tables (20 guests) in tier one seating to the gala dinner; and tickets to the Honoree Reception.

Gold Sponsor | $50,000
Tickets to the stage show; one premier table (10 guests) in tier two seating to the gala dinner; and tickets to the Honoree Reception.

Silver Sponsor | $25,000
Tickets to the stage show and one table (10 guests) in tier three seating to the gala dinner.

Bronze Sponsor | $15,000
Tickets to the stage show and one table (10 guests) in tier four seating to the gala dinner.

Individual Tickets | $2,000
Ticket to the stage show and one seat to the gala dinner.

+ - Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors

Platinum
Julianne and George Argyros ’59 – Argyros Family Foundation
Lisa Argyros ’07 – Argyros Family Foundation
Brenda and Michael Carver – R.J. Noble Company
Sharon and Tom Malloy
Trench Shoring Company
Suki and Randall McCardle ’58 (M.A. ’66)

Gold
Ashleigh Aitken and Michael Penn (JD ’04)
Bette and Wylie Aitken
Teri and Bob Elliott
Doy Henley
Simon Foundation for Education and Housing

Silver
Joan and George Adams – SA Recycling
Lisa and Phil Case
Daniel Temianka, M.D. and Zeinab Dabbah, M.D. (J.D. ’12)
Donna and Barry Goldfarb - The Saul Brandman Foundation
Donna and David Janes
Barbara and Mark Chapin Johnson ’05, Ph.D. – Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation
Laura Khouri
Harry and Diane Rinker Foundation
Deedee and Don Sodaro
The Crean Foundation – In Memory of Donna and John Crean
The J. GRACE FOUNDATION
Holly and David Wilson – Wilson Automotive Group

Bronze
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Kay and James P. Burra
Nancy and Irving Chase
Kristin Crellin – SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Hutton Parker Foundation
Jennifer Keller – Keller/Anderle LLP
Parker Kennedy – First American Financial Corporation
Sarah and Joe E. Kiani - Masimo Corporation
Joann Leatherby and Greg Bates – Leatherby Family Foundation
Melinda Masson – Masson Family Foundation
Rick Nargi - Sodexo
Gail and Ronald E. Soderling

Platinum Syndicated Tickets
Christine and Lon Cross - The Klein Family Foundation

Individual Ticket Sponsors
Automobile Club of Southern California
Cynthia and Akin Ceylan '90
Robin Follman-Otta and David S. Otta
Rebecca and Randy Hall - Idea Hall
Ludie and David Henley
Jan and Mark Hilbert
Wei-Bing Hung and Charles Price
Dennis Kuhl
Annabel and Jamie Montgomery
Ann Moskowitz
Nancy and Richard J. Muth '81 - ORCO Block & Hardscape
James Roszak
Toni and Jim Wilson

Donations
Nahed and Sherif Abdou
Katie and Scott Chapman
Theodora L. Fleming and Jon S. Hauser -
The Thomas J. and Theodora Lynch Fleming Foundation
Kay and Gary Liebl
Deborah Lima
Lori and Jeff Runnfeldt

In-Kind Sponsors
Richard Reisman - Orange County Business Journal

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Gala Night

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Cocktail Reception 5:30 p.m.

Stage Show 7 p.m.

Gala Dinner 8:30 p.m.

Gala Chairs

Ashleigh Aitken

Michael Penn (JD '04)

Citizens of the Year Award

Sharon and Thomas Malloy

Presidential Medal in the Arts

Robert A. Elliott

Honorary Chairs

Bette and Wylie Aitken

Julianne and George L. Argyros ’59

Marybelle and S. Paul Musco

Honorary Committee

Zee Allred and Drago B. Gligic

Marta and Raj Bhathal

Lynn Booth

Brenda and Michael Carver

Deborah and Larry Bridges

Kay and James P. Burra

Lisa and Phil Case

Nancy and Irving Chase

Kristin Crellin

Christine and Lon Cross

Daniel Temianka, M.D. and
Zeinab Dabbah, M.D. (J.D. ’12)

Barry Goldfarb

Doy Henley

Donna and David Janes

Barbara and Mark Chapin
Johnson ’05, Ph.D.

Joann Leatherby and Dr. Greg Bates

Twyla and Charles D. Martin

Melinda Masson

Suki and Randall R.
McCardle ’58 (M.A. ’66)

Milan Panic

Diane and Harry S. Rinker

Sandi and Ron Simon

Deedee and Don Sodaro

Gail and Ronald E. Soderling