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A Gala Fundraiser to Benefit the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research
Join us as we celebrate the iconic historic homes of the Cranbrook Educational Community: Cranbrook House, Saarinen House, and the recent extraordinary gift of Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House. Limited seating still available.
Sunday Evening, June 24, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm:
Meet our Guests of Honor in Smith House and Saarinen House
Doors Open for an Evening of Celebration in Cranbrook House
Join us as we celebrate the iconic historic homes of the Cranbrook Educational Community: Cranbrook House, Saarinen House, and the recent extraordinary gift of Frank Lloyd Wright's Smith House. It will be a night to remember as we step back in time when all three homes were alive with family and friends.
Our Guests of Honor include Anne Smith Towbes, whose family recently donated the Smith House to Cranbrook through The Towbes Foundation; Virginia Fox, granddaughter of Ellen and George Booth, Cranbrook’s founders; and Robert Saarinen Swanson and Karen Swanson, grandson and great granddaughter of Loja and Eliel Saarinen.
The night will include a live auction, entertainment, and music, as well as fine food, signature drinks, cars, and fashion from the eras of all three homes. With the jazz of the roaring 20s, the Hollywood glamour of the 30s, the swinging sounds of the 40s, and the Mad Men cool of the 50s—it will, indeed, be a night to remember— A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK!
Individual Tickets: $375
Your experience will begin between 4:00pm and 6:00pm at Cranbrook House, with complimentary valet parking. A shuttle will take you to the Smith House and Saarinen House (you are welcome to visit one or both of the homes) where you will have a chance to explore the homes while you enjoy conversation with our Guests of Honor. The doors to the HOUSE PARTY at Cranbrook House will open at 6:00pm. The celebration will begin on the North Terrace with signature drinks, such as a rum-running prohibition craft cocktail and retro hors d’oeuvres, and a live auction that will highlight unique house-related experiences (such as a tour of Lafayette Park in Detroit followed by a summer soiree in the Mies van der Rohe-designed town house of Kimberly and Bruce Peterson, or a private evening “Toast and Tour” of Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated Meyer May House in Grand Rapids). Dinner will be served throughout the magnificent Cranbrook House, followed by an after-glow with dancing, drinks, and live entertainment. Join us as we step back in time!
For more information and to purchase individual tickets, please contact Gregory Wittkopp, Director, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, at 248.645.3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There also are a limited number of opportunities for three special dining experiences.
Cranbrook House Party Hosts: $3,500/couple | limited to seven couples
As party hosts, we invite you to welcome our guests as we travel back through the eras. You will dine at the original oak table in the Booth Dining Room with Dominic DiMarco, President of Cranbrook Educational Community, and his wife, Erin DiMarco.
Host a “Party within the Party” by Purchasing a Table of Eight: $2,750
As a Table Host ($2,750) you are invited to host a “Party within the Party” by inviting your friends to join you at your very own table, which seats eight people total. In addition to all of the benefits of Individual Ticket level guests, you will receive recognition on the HOUSE PARTY DONOR WALL on the Center’s website.
Director’s Table: $2,500/couple | limited to seven couples
Join Center Director, Gregory Wittkopp, and his wife, Dora Apel, as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. You will dine in the Sunset Room and hear untold stories about our three honored homes.
For more information on these three special dining experiences, please contact Gregory Wittkopp, Director, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, at 248.645.3315 or email@example.com.
Join the party and support the Center!
To learn about sponsorship opportunities and the associated benefits and tax deductibility at all levels, click below or contact Gregory Wittkopp at 248.645.3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.