Northwood University
Auto Show Gala 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017

Where:

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

When:

Friday, October 6, 2017

6:30 p.m. — "Spycialty" Cocktail Reception
Dream Baskets and new Silent Trip Auction Begins

7:00 p.m. — Strolling Gourmet Dinner

9:00 p.m. — Live Auction Northwood "Experiences"

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. — Dessert and Dancing to the Simone Vitale Band Entertaining us since 2010!

About

The Auto Show Gala is an annual tradition that has raised over $360,000 in endowed scholarship funds and celebrates the Northwood University International Auto Show and Homecoming weekend bringing alumni back to Midland, Michigan to celebrate. 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 2017 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 benefit both the Northwood University Town & Campus Endowed Scholarship and the Alumni Legacy Student Scholarship.

Thank you,

The Northwood Gala Committee

Co-Chairs
Jennifer (Griffin) Williams '83
and Graham Williams - parents of grad '16
Jim Cross, parent of grad '16
Chris Chandler '03 MBA
Kelly Chandler '02
Doug Doyle, parent of grad '16
Rick Guirlinger '11 MBA
Sabrina Hitchcock '04
Terri Mcnutt '07
Pam Nash '86
Kristin Perschon '14
Gretchen Pretty, parent of grads '16
Griffin Williams '16

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Diamonds are Forever (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

Spector (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

Goldfinger (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

Moonraker (Silver) - $2,500

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

Thunderball (Bronze) - $1,000

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

Skyfall (Blue) - $500

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

Individual 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, 2017 will be recognized in the invitation to be mailed in JULY. All other sponsors should be confirmed by September 2, 2017 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

Please contact Justin Marshall, Vice President Advancement & Alumni Relations at 989.837.4279 or marshall@northwood.edu.