41st Anniversary Gala

Saturday, April 13, 2024 • 6-10 PM

Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
Sue Wood and Tom Venner, Gala Co-Chairs

Plano Symphony Orchestra is proud to present our 41st Anniversary Gala—CINEMATIC MELODIES: A Night of Movies and Music! Tickets on sale now for only $175 per person!

Music composed for the movies plays such an important role in the storytelling. Think about watching Jaws without that pulsating theme by John Williams or the theme created by Henry Mancini for that eponymous cartoon character from The Pink Panther. Movie music has played a pivotal role in pop music for decades. The James Bond theme songs made British singer Shirley Bassey an international star (“Diamonds are Forever”), and who could forget their favorite huckleberry friend, Andy Williams, as he croons Mancini’s iconic “Moon River.” Music makes the movies, and we invite you to come celebrate an evening of movie music at our 2024 Gala—Cinematic Melodies: A Night of Movies and Music, on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

This wonderful night includes dinner, drinks, and special performances by PSO favorite Haley Sicking, PSO Musician April Kondrat’s band Your Mother’s Mix Tape, and PSO Musician Efren Guzman’s jazz trio. You can also look forward to a Hollywood themed silent and live auction with all sorts of special items to buy and a wine paired dinner created exclusively for this event. It’s an experience you and your guests won’t forget. 

We know you’ll have a wonderful time—think of it as Judy Garland meets Gene Kelly meets Liza Minnelli meets Whitney Houston. It’ll be a celebration of all the musical movie memories you’ve been raised with. You’ll leave with a “smile on your face, and a melody in your heart…” 

Make a stay of the evening! The Marriott is offering a special rate at the hotel on the night of the Gala. You may reserve the special $139/night room rate by clicking the button below. You must reserve your room by Friday, March 22, 2024, in order to take advantage of the special rate. 

 

To learn a little more about how the Plano Symphony Orchestra impacts the Plano community, please check out this short video: 

Your donation goes to support a myriad of music education programs and artistic programming, including our School Concert Education Program, Summer Music Camp, Scholarship Program, and more.

We have multiple ways to support your community through this event.

Table Sponsorship Opportunities:

Become a table sponsor for $3,000 or $5,000. Benefits include:

  • An invitation to the pre-VIP sponsor party
  • Gala program book recognition
  • Recognition in the remaining season concert programs
  • Invitation to select season donor benefits including Dinner Under the Stars
 

Gold $5,000

  • Tammy and Charlie Miller
 

SILVER $3,000

  • Bret Boeger
  • Drs. Patricia Storck & Chris Parr
  • Mirna Lynch
  • Nancy Freeman & Greg Patterson
  • Retirement Planners of America
  • Sandy Nachman
  • The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation
  • Tom Venner
  • Valerie & Hal Kauffeldt
  • Bonnie Shea
  • Stifel Financial

Sponsors to-date:

  • Tammy & Charles Miller
  • The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation
  • Bret Boeger
  • Fireside Capital
  • Nancy Freeman & Greg Patterson
  • Gordon Lights LLC
  • Valerie & Hal Kauffeldt
  • Mirna Lynch
  • Pat & Bruce Morrice
  • Sandy Nachman
  • Stifel Financial
  • Retirement Planners of America
  • Bonnie Shea
  • Drs. Patricia Storck & Chris Parr
  • Tom Venner & Craig Perry
  • Veritex Bank
  • Sue & Will Wood
 
 

Event Sponsorship Opportunities: 

  • Title Sponsor $25,000
            Gala Title Sponsorship includes name and logo on everything
    • Priority premium placement of Name/Logo on ALL event signage, bidder paddles, mobile auction, tabletop tent card; Invitation (printed and digital), Website, Screen, Program, Newsletters, Social Media, etc; Premium seating and wine for 20 at the event; 10 tickets to pre-Gala VIP Sponsor Reception; Option to host Principal Musicians from PSO at your table(s)
      Naming rights to be defined with approval of Executive Director.

  • Entertainment Sponsor $10,000 – SOLD, Thank you Gordon Lights LLC
    • Name and logo on tabletop tent card at all tables; Invitation, Website, Screen, Program, Newsletters, Social Media recognition; Premium seating and wine for 10 at the event; 10 tickets to the pre-Gala VIP Sponsor reception.

  • Pre-Gala VIP Reception Sponsor $5,000 – SOLD, Thank you Tammy & Charles Miller and Retirement Planners of America
    • Naming rights to the reception; Full Color signage; Table tent cards; Invitation, Website, Screen, Program, Newsletters, Social Media recognition; Premium seating and wine for 5 at the event; 5 tickets to the Pre-Gala VIP Sponsor reception.

  • VIP Wine Sponsor $5,000
    • Premium dinner wine sponsor; Invitation, Website, Screen, Program, Newsletters, Social Media recognition; Premium seating and wine for 5 at the event; 5 tickets to the Pre-Gala VIP Sponsor reception.
 
  • Live Auction Sponsor $5,000
    • Live Auction sponsor recognition via slideshow and during auction; Logo printed on all bidding paddles; speaking opportunity/opportunity to act as auctioneer for one premium item; dedicated sponsorship/ marketing email to event attendees; Invitation, Website, Screen, Program, Newsletters, Social Media recognition; Premium seating and wine for 5 at the event; 5 tickets to the Pre-Gala VIP Sponsor reception.

 
 
 

Program and printing sponsored by Medical City Plano.

as of Feb 7, 2024