30th Annual Beaux Arts Ball April 7, 2018-Tickets Now Available!

Dear Friends,

GCCA is now in its 42nd year of service! In just a few short months we will be celebrating Spring at the 30th Annual Beaux Arts Ball at Hunter Mountain. Plan to join us on Saturday, April 7, 2018 for what has been billed “THE party of the year!”

Benefactors Table of Ten available at the following levels. DaVinci’s Diamond Dynasty $10,000; Picasso’s Platinum Club $5,000; Gauguin’s Golden Guild  $3,500;  Seurat’s Sapphire Salon $2,500 and Cole’s Silver Society $1,750.

Individual Benefactor Tickets available at the following levels. Renoir’s Regal Realm $500/person; Church’s Elite Circle $350/per person; Bauhaus Café $250/per person and Rousseau’s Lair $175 per/person.

Reservations: You may make reservations securely through PayPal and at the level of your choice by using the drop down menu. You may also call Kay Stamer at GCCA to make reservations. Please call 518-943-3400. Thank you!

Tickets to the 30th Annual Beaux Arts Ball on April 7, 2018

Our 2018 Distinguished Service Awardee is Todd Whitley.

This year, as part of the festivities, we honor Todd Whitley, a longtime friend and well-respected member of our community with the Distinguished Service Award. Todd has served on the Board of The Friends of Beattie-Powers for 12 years, contributing to the arts programming in our area and most recently organized its first Turkey Trot 5K fundraiser attracting local and regional runners. As a former dancer, he extends his passion to raise awareness of the benefits of dance in extraordinary ways. Todd was one of the founders of the Hudson Valley Dance Festival five years ago. Since then he has taught dance at the Athens Cultural Center, where he’s choreographed a number of works for the Athens Victorian Stroll and Athens Community Day, and held workshops at several local dance schools. His work with GCCA includes participation as a dancer in the Between the Lines fundraiser in 2015 and choreography of the Mainly Greene – Calico Indian Dance Showdown, which was performed by local community members (of all abilities!) at celebrations in Catskill, Haines Falls and Prattsville. Todd, who specializes in digital marketing strategy for nonprofits, is also a lecturer at Columbia University on Digital Media and Analytics and recently wrote the Digital Fundraising curriculum for the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Currently he is working with GCCA to enhance our online marketing and fundraising presence. We salute our dear friend, Todd, with this award!

This year Todd’s launched a fundraising competition for us. Participants who raise $1,000 by reaching out to their friends and family  by April 6th will receive 2 free tickets to this year’s Ball! The Top Fundraiser will be recognized at the Ball and receive a special prize above that. Signing up is quick and easy from our Crowdrise landing page: https://www.crowdrise.com/gccas-2018-beaux-arts-ball-fundraising-competition

If you can’t attend this year’s Ball, but would like to donate to GCCA in Todd’s honor, please do so here: https://www.crowdrise.com/gccas-2018-beaux-arts-ball-fundraising-competition/fundraiser/toddwhitley

Thank you to our fundraisers and donors!

The Beaux Arts Ball is the Arts Council’s primary fundraising event. To underscore the importance of your participation, please understand that your support will allow us to continue to provide a roster of diverse and varied programs throughout the year.

In our 42nd year, we are committed to keeping the arts a relevant and driving force for our local economies now more than ever, as we draw attention to the important contribution of the arts in not only Greene County, but in Columbia and Schoharie counties, as well. We are proud of our ever-expanding accomplishments and the economic impact your support of our work has had over the past 42 years.

The importance of benefactor support

Benefactors keep the arts in our communities alive. Please consider purchasing a benefactor level sponsorship of this event. Our benefactor levels are included with this letter and range from $1,750 for Cole’s Silver Society to $10,000 for DaVinci’s Diamond Dynasty. By generously supporting us at the highest benefactor level you can, you are supporting critically important educational programs for our youth, ensuring our visual arts programming and giving back to the community you love and cherish.

If you have already made a Benefactor Reservation, thank you! You will still receive a formal invitation even if you make Benefactor reservations…please use the invitation as a reminder or use the reply card to add more guests to your table!

As a benefactor, you will also be prominently recognized in all our promotional materials including our bi monthly newspaper, Arts Alive, and online on our website and via GCCA social media. In addition, we will provide guaranteed preferred seating for you and your guests. Should you have any questions, please contact Kay Stamer, Executive Director of the Greene County Council on the Arts at 518-943-3400 or via email at gcca@greenearts.org.

If you are unable to attend, but wish to make a contribution, please use the button below. Sponsor an artist who will be donating their original work for the Silent Auction! Honor Todd Whitley or another dear friend! Thank you!

Thank you for your support. We look forward to greeting you on Saturday, April 7th and celebrating GCCA’s commitment to the arts.

With warmest regards,

David Slutzky

GCCA Chairman of the Board of Directors and Honorary Host, 30th Beaux Arts Ball

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