8th Annual Northwood University
Auto Show Gala

New Location:

Midland Center for the Arts

1801 W Saint Andrews, Midland, MI 48640

Date:

Friday, October 12, 2018 6:00pm

For More Information:

Ashleigh Summers, 989.837.4465 or summersa@northwood.edu
Midland Center for the Arts Directions

About

The Auto Show Gala is an annual tradition that has raised more than $470,000 in endowed scholarship funds and celebrates the Northwood University International Auto Show and Homecoming weekend, bringing alumni and friends back home to Midland, Michigan to celebrate. The event caters to a sellout crowd of Northwood friends, alumni and community partners. With a new location (Midland Center for the Arts) AND new entertainment (Chateau Band) for 2018, be sure to join us for a night you’ll never forget!

Last year’s Gala set a record by raising more than $116,000 for endowed scholarships. Your sponsorship in 2018 can help us reach new heights and provide more funds to talented students who would otherwise not be able to attend Northwood University. A record night also 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 benefit both the Northwood University Town & Campus Endowed Scholarship and the Alumni Legacy Endowed Student Scholarship.

We invite you to review the sponsorship opportunites below.

Thank you,

The Northwood Gala Committee

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Presenting - $15,000

CDK is a presenting sponsor:

CDK Global

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 table of 10 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $1,525 is tax deductible

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 table of 10 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $1,525 is tax deductible

Gold - $5,000

  • VIP appreciation
  • Recognition in some promotional materials
  • Tabletop recognition
  • Recognition in evening program
  • 1 table of 8 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $1,235 is tax deductible

Silver - $2,500

  • Tabletop recognition
  • Recognition in evening program
  • 1 table of 8 tickets
  • Payment in excess of $1160 is tax deductible

Bronze - $1,000

  • Tabletop recognition
  • Recognition in evening program
  • 1 table of 4 tickets. Bronze sponsors will share a table.
  • Payment in excess of $580 is tax deductible

Blue - $500

  • Tabletop recognition
  • 2 tickets at table. Blue sponsors will share a table.
  • Payment in excess of $290 is tax deductible

Individual Gala Tickets

  • $175 per person - Live and Silent Auction (strolling dinner, drinks, dessert, and dancing) Payment in excess of $145 is tax deductible
  • $60 per person - Auction 9:00 p.m.: late night ticket - drinks, dessert, and dancing - Guests will be seated at a table with other NU friends!

All guests that purchase an event ticket or sponsorship will be assigned to a table. A full table holds up to 10 guests.

*Presenting, Platinum and Gold sponsors confirmed by June 29, 2018 will be recognized in the invitation to be mailed in July. All other sponsors should be confirmed by September 3, 2018 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.

Registration

Payment Options

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

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