Northwood University
Auto Show Gala 2016

Where:

Midland Country Club
1120 West St. Andrews Road
Midland, MI 48640

When:

Friday, September 30, 2016

6:30 p.m. — Cocktail Reception
Dream Basket Silent Auction Begins

7:00 p.m. — Strolling Dinner

8:00 p.m. — Live Auction

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. — Dessert and Dancing

About

The Auto Show Gala is an annual tradition that has raised $360,000 in endowed scholarship funds and celebrates the Northwood University International Auto Show and Homecoming weekend on the Midland, Michigan campus. The event hosts a sellout crowd of Northwood friends, alumni and community partners; includes a live auction; and features the Simone Vitale Band for a night you’ll never forget.

Last year’s Gala set a record by raising $100,000 for endowed scholarships. Your sponsorship in 2016 can help us reach new heights and provide more funds to talented students who would otherwise not be able to attend Northwood University. Perhaps just as importantly, a record night sustains The Northwood Idea and our mission to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.

In honor of the women whose ingenuity and talent created the first Auto Show Gala, net proceeds will be split evenly between the Northwood University Town & Campus Endowed Scholarship and the Alumni Legacy Student Scholarship.

Thank you,

The Northwood Gala Committee

Jennifer Griffin Williams - Co-Chair
Graham Williams - Co-Chair
Jim Cross
Doug Doyle
Sabrina Hitchcock
Terri McNutt
Pam Nash
Kristin Perschon
Gretchen Pretty
Dan Saar
Art White
Michelle White
Griffin Williams

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Presenting - $15,000

Lead Sponsor of Event
  • VIP appreciation
  • Recognition in all promotional materials and the Northwood Idea magazine
  • Tabletop recognition
  • Recognition in evening program and event signage
  • Auto show mall walk signage & individual sign board at Gala
  • 1 reserved table of 10 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $1,575 is tax deductible
CDK is a presenting sponsor

Platinum - $10,000

Major Sponsor of Event
  • VIP appreciation
  • Recognition in all promotional materials and the Northwood Idea magazine
  • Tabletop recognition
  • Recognition in evening program and event signage
  • Individual sign board at Gala
  • 1 reserved table of 10 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $1,575 is tax deductible

Gold - $5,000

  • VIP appreciation
  • Recognition in some promotional materials
  • Tabletop recognition
  • Recognition in evening program
  • 1 reserved table of 8 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $1,285 is tax deductible

Silver - $2,500

  • Tabletop recognition
  • Recognition in evening program
  • 1 reserved table of 8 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $960 is tax deductible

Bronze - $1,000

  • Tabletop recognition
  • 4 tickets with reserved table (2 Bronze sponsors share table)
  • Payment in excess of $480 is tax deductible

Blue - $500

  • Tabletop recognition
  • 2 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $240 is tax deductible

Gala Tickets

  • $175 per person - Live and Silent Auction (strolling dinner, drinks, dessert, and dancing) Payment in excess of $120 is tax deductible
  • $60 per person - Silent Auction (9:00 p.m. late night ticket - drinks, dessert, and dancing)

Presenting, Platinum and Gold sponsors confirmed by June 30, 2016 will be recognized in the invitation to be mailed in JULY. All other sponsors should be confirmed by September 2, 2016 to receive proper recognition in other printed materials. Many companies offer a matching gift program. Please check with your HR department and take advantage of this opportunity to help even more deserving students.

Payment Options

Register Online

You can purchase your sponsorship or tickets above or send a check made payable to Northwood University, to the following address:

Northwood University
Business Office/Gala
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, Michigan 48640

If you have any questions, please contact the Ashleigh Summers, Advancement Director - Signature Programs & Special Gifts at 989.837.4465 or summersa@northwood.edu.