MPA Celebrates 60!

On September 18, 2022, McLean Project for the Arts will celebrate the incredible milestone of turning 60 with an Anniversary Gala.  An elegant celebration to be held at the new Capital One Hall, the Gala will pay tribute to MPA’s past, honor those who have made our work possible, and look to our bright future.

The black-tie-optional Gala will include a cocktail and dinner reception, an opportunity to experience a specially created exhibit by digital artist Joseph Cortina, and an engaging program with entertainment. The Gala will be a ticketed event and an important fundraiser supporting MPA’s mission to make visual art and art education accessible to the community.

MPA’s 60th Anniversary Gala Host Committee is a group of dedicated friends who will be an integral part of making the evening a success. Committee members will help promote the event to a wide audience of current MPA friends and donors, and new friends who may be interested in MPA.

Event Details

Host Committee

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Laura Gleason if you have any questions at lgleason@mpaart.org.

Please note: MPA is a nonprofit organization, and our 60th anniversary events raise critical funds needed to support our mission-based programs. At this time, we cannot accommodate splitting sponsor packages between individuals, companies, or families. Sponsorship packages are intended to be purchased by one entity. We appreciate your understanding.
For donors interested in giving from a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), please note that IRS regulations do not permit any benefits, including tickets, to be conferred in connection with DAF contributions. IRS regulations state that ticket costs, including both cost of goods/services and charitable amount, should be paid for from sources other than a DAF. Please consult your tax professional for more information.
For donors interested in employer matching gifts, please contact MPA first to determine the tax-deductible amount.

McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, with the tax identification number of EIN #52-1374407. Your donation (less cost of goods and services) is considered a charitable contribution under the U.S. Tax Laws. Consult your tax advisor to determine the extent of the applicable tax deduction.

Presenting Sponsor $10,000
  • 4 raffle tickets for special piece of Czech crystal from the Czech Ambassador
  • Invitation to private tour of Brzezinski collection for 2
  • Dessert for 6 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Artful floral arrangement
  • Bottle of Champagne and red wine
  • MPA Gift Box including:
  • Wine stopper from historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass
  • MPA branded tumblers,
  • And other special surprises!

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition

Inspiration Sponsor $5,000
  • Invitation to private tour of Brzezinski collection for 2
  • Dessert for 6 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Artful floral arrangement
  • Bottle of Champagne and red wine
  • 2 raffle tickets for special piece of Czech crystal from the Czech Ambassador
  • MPA Gift Box including:
    • Wine stopper from historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass
    • MPA branded tumblers,
    • And other special surprises!

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition.

Resilience Sponsor $2,500
  • Dessert for 4 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Artful floral arrangement
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • 1 raffle ticket for special piece of Czech crystal from the Czech Ambassador
  • MPA Gift Box including:
    • Wine stopper from historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass
    • MPA branded tumblers,
    • And other special surprises!

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition.

Community Sponsor $1,000
  • Dessert for 2 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Bottle of wine
  • 1 raffle ticket for special piece of Czech crystal from the Czech Ambassador
  • MPA branded tumblers

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition.

Attending Sponsor $250

Sponsorship package includes a delivered bottle of wine and recognition on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition.

*Delivery will be available for residents of McLean, Great Falls, Arlington, Falls Church, and Vienna. Other residents may pick up at MPA.

2021 Artist Sponsor $5,000

Supporting guest artists at ArtSprings!

  • Invitation to private tour of Brzezinski collection for 2
  • Dessert for 6 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Artful floral arrangement
  • Bottle of Champagne and red wine
  • 1 raffle ticket for special piece of Czech crystal from the Czech Ambassador
  • MPA Gift Box including:
  • Wine stopper from historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass,
  • MPA branded tumbler,
  • And other special surprises!

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition.

Keynote Speaker Sponsor $5,000

Supporting the Keynote Speaker at ArtSprings!

  • Invitation to private tour of Brzezinski collection for 2
  • Dessert for 6 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Artful floral arrangement
  • Bottle of Champagne and red wine
  • 1 raffle ticket for special piece of Czech crystal from the Czech Ambassador
  • MPA Gift Box including:
  • Wine stopper from historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass,
  • MPA branded tumblers,
  • And other special surprises!

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition.

2021 Music Sponsor $5,000

Supporting musical performances at ArtSprings! And MPAartfest 2021

  • Invitation to private tour of Brzezinski collection for 2
  • Dessert for 6 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Artful floral arrangement
  • Bottle of Champagne and red wine
  • 1 raffle ticket for special piece of Czech crystal gift from the Czech Ambassador
  • MPA Gift Box including:
  • Wine stopper from historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass,
  • MPA branded tumblers,
  • And other special surprises!

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition.

Exhibition Sponsor $15,000
  • Sponsor recognition as underwriter of MPA’s Fall 2021 Exhibition
  • Hand-crafted Art Deco style vase from the historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass 
  • Invitation to private tour of Brzezinski collection for 2
  • Dessert for 12 provided by Georgetown Cupcake
  • Artful floral arrangement
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • MPA Gift Box including:
  • Wine stopper from historic Czech crystal company, Halama Glass,
  • MPA branded tumblers,
  • And other special surprises!

Recognition Opportunities: Inclusion on MPA website, social media mentions, and event platform recognition

*Delivery will be available for residents of McLean, Great Falls, Arlington, Falls Church, Vienna, Reston, Washington, DC, Bethesda, and Potomac.

McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, with the tax identification number of EIN #52-1374407. Your donation (less cost of goods and services) is considered a charitable contribution under the U.S. Tax Laws. Consult your tax advisor to determine the extent of the applicable tax deduction.

Individual Tickets

MPA is offering discounted ticket prices for working artists, students, and young professionals.

Artist Tickets $35

Student Tickets $35

Young Professionals Tickets $35

*Thanks to our event sponsor Total Wine & More, ticket holders will receive a coupon for redemption at any Total Wine store for a discount on a 750ml bottle of wine. 

MPA 60th Anniversary Gala Sponsors

Thank you to these generous MPA community sponsors for their support of MPA’s 60th Anniversary Gala!

Curator Circle

Sally & John Simms

Chairman Circle

H. Alexander & Jacqueline Henry
Marianne Prendergast, Washington Fine Properties
Jill & Paul Young

Leadership Circle

Lori & Paul Carbonneau
Dabney & Joe Cortina
Mary Cull & Anne Polk
Matt & Ann Desch
Charles Divone
Karen & Dan DuVal
Elaine & Howard Forman
Kitty & Juan Pablo González
Chip & Gina Nash
Norma & Russ Ramsey
Ellen Yanuck Rosenblum
Silvija Strikis & Miguel Browne
Andrew A. Viola

Influencers

Drs. Nadia Eltaki & Ziad Ali
Donna & Bruce Berlage
Pamela & David Danner
Bill & Janet DuBose
Robert & Katrina Emery
Elaine & Howard Forman
Drs. Fizzah & Tim Gocke
Jane & Brant Imperatore
Chelsea & Harish R. Rao
Scott & Dawn Schnnell
JJ & Sonu Singh
Lori Jenkins & George Swygert
Julie Lansaw Warin & F. Joseph Warin

Major Benefactors

The Sherrie T. & Sidney M. Beckstead Trust
Robby & Katy Moser

Patrons

Margi & Bob Vanderhye
Lori & Ken Wiseman

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