Vintners’ Reception and Silent Auction

Wine Tastings and Hors d’oeuvres
6:00 pm

Dinner and Live Auction

Multi-Course Gourmet Dinner
with Select Wine Pairings
7:30 pm
Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion

Join the James A. Michener Art Museum on Saturday, October 19, 2019 to celebrate the
Art of Wine—the Museum’s signature biennial fundraising event.

This extraordinary evening of fine wines, delectable cuisine, and exceptional live and silent auctions brings together more than 200 of the Museum’s most devoted patrons and supporters. All of the funds raised through Art of Wine will enable the Michener to continue to enrich lives through outstanding exhibitions and educational programming.

The evening will begin with a special Vintners’ Reception showcasing premier wineries while guests enjoy exquisite hors d’oeuvres and silent auction bidding. Then, guests will partake in a four-course seated dinner performed by Catering By Design in the award-winning Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion. A spectacular live auction featuring art, wine, and unique event destination packages will be presented by David Rago and Suzanne Perrault, founding partners of Rago—one of the country’s premier auction houses.

Tickets for Art of Wine 2019 event are sold out, but you can still be a part of this event by joining us online for our silent auction. Bidding on exciting lots featuring rare vintages, fine art, exclusive experiences, luxury items and more goes live at noon on Friday, October 18, 2019. Click here to register and join in the bidding! If you are interested in having your name added to the waiting list, please contact Laurie McGahey at 215.340.9800 x161 or email lmcgahey@michenerartmuseum.org

Join us in celebrating the Art of Wine, the Museum’s premiere benefit event!

Corporate sponsorship packages are available at the Grand Reserve level and above. As an event sponsor, you will receive recognition opportunities and benefits at the following levels:

• $22,660 tax deductible
• Distinction as the event’s “Presenting Sponsor”
• Private sponsorship table for twelve (12) at the Art of Wine dinner and live auction
• Special commemorative gift for table guests
• Invitation for six (6) guests to attend a Sponsor Cocktail Party at the home of Art of Wine co-chairs Bob and Joyce Byers
• Early access to auction bidding for you and your guests
• Opportunity for promotional e-blast with link (12,500 subscribers)
• Opportunity for promotional materials to be showcased at event
• Name acknowledgment in event press releases and from the Executive Director during the event
• Logo recognition on event invitation and donor board, the Museum website with link, and in all associated Museum publications
• One full-page color advertisement in the event program
• One year of free membership at EITHER the Silver level of the Corporate Business Partners Program OR at the Michener Circle level of the Individual Membership program
• A private exhibition tour and conversation with the Executive Director (for up to ten guests and to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time).
Benefits are fully customizable at this level.

• $13,420 tax deductible
• Private sponsorship table for ten (10) at the Art of Wine dinner and live auction
• Invitation for four (4) guests to attend a Sponsor Cocktail Party at the home of Art of Wine co-chairs Bob and Joyce Byers
• Early access to auction bidding for you and your guests
• Name acknowledgment in event press releases
• Logo recognition on event invitation and donor board, on the Museum website with link, and in all associated Museum publications
• One full-page color advertisement in the event program
• One year of free membership at EITHER the Silver level of the Corporate Business Partners Program OR at the Michener Circle level of the Individual Membership program
• A private exhibition tour and conversation with the Executive Director (for up to ten guests and to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time).

• $8,720 tax deductible
• Preferred seating for eight (8) at the Art of Wine dinner and live auction
• Invitation for two (2) guests to attend a Sponsor Cocktail Party at the home of Art of Wine co-chairs Bob and Joyce Byers
• Early access to auction bidding for you and your guests
• Name acknowledgment in event press releases
• Logo recognition on event invitation and donor board, on the Museum website with link, and in all associated Museum publications
• One 3/4 page color advertisement in the event program
• A private exhibition tour and conversation with the Executive Director (for up to ten guests and to be scheduled at a mutually convenient time).

• $4,020 tax deductible
• Preferred seating for six (6) at the Art of Wine dinner and live auction
• Invitation for two (2) guests to attend Sponsor Cocktail Party at the home of Art of Wine co-chairs Bob and Joyce Byers
• Early access to auction bidding for you and your guests
• Name acknowledgment in event press releases
• Name recognition on event invitation and donor board, on the Museum website with link, and in all associated Museum publications
• One 1/2 page color advertisement in the event program

• $1,900 tax deductible
• Preferred seating for four (4) at the Art of Wine dinner and live auction
• Early access to auction bidding for you and your guests
• Name acknowledgment in event press releases
• Name recognition on event invitation and donor board, on the Museum website with link, and in all associated Museum publications
• One 1/4 page color advertisement in the event program

Available to Individual Sponsors only
• $1,200 tax deductible
• Preferred seating for two (2) at the Art of Wine dinner and live auction
• Early access to auction bidding
• Name acknowledgment in event press releases
• Name recognition on event invitation and donor board, on the Museum website with link, and in all associated Museum publications

2019 Art of Wine Committee

Co-Chairs
Bob & Joyce Byers

Committee
Bill Aichele
Barbara Belding
Lizanne Bernlohr
Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio
Kathy Fernberger
Jane Ford-Hutchinson
Beth Beans Gilbert
Mary Helf
Bruce Norman Long
Kevin Putman
David Rago
Liz Rizor
Virginia Sigety

Grand Marque Presenters
Bob & Joyce Byers
Syd & Sharon Martin
Morel Family Foundation

Kevin & Paula Putman
Tom & Alycia Scannapieco

Grand Cru Sponsors

Carol & Louis Della Penna
Michael & Tammy Simpson
Tonamora Foundation

Cru Classé Sponsors
Jay & Barbara Belding
Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio &
   Dr. Lamberto Bentivoglio
Lizanne & Tim Bernlohr
Dontech Incorporated
Doylestown Health
Kathy & Ted Fernberger
PNC Wealth Management
Bob & Amy Welch
Worth & Company, Inc.
Wayne & Carolyn Yetter

Grand Reserve Sponsors
Beauty Marx Aesthetic MedSpa
Borden Perlman
Tony & Jane Ford-Hutchinson
Fox Rothschild LLP
Gale Nurseries
Lambertville Station Restaurant
   and Inn
Mark & Christine LoManto
The Rose Group
Virginia & Neal Sigety
Univest Financial
Matthew & Jennifer Zelesko

New Vintage Sponsors
Bill & Karen Aichele
Thomas & Karen Buckley
Gregory A. & Maureen Church
Delaware Valley Concrete,
   Lisa & Mario Diliberto
Walter F. & Mary Deuschle
Lalo Flores & Nancy Stone-Flores
James J. Flynn, Jr. & Susan E. Johnson
Chris & Beth Gilbert,
   Fred Beans Automotive Group
Marco Gottardis & Jean Meyer
Gregory & Denise Grim
Mary & Dennis Helf
Helene & Gary Mathern
John Paton, Inc.
Nelson & Bette Pfundt
Mayor Ron Strouse & Fred Cresson

Special Thanks to the Following for Their Support

Wine Sponsors