House Party Ticket and Sponsorship Opportunities

Celebrate and support the legacy of these iconic historic homes of the Cranbrook Community

LEGACY PRESENTING SPONSOR          $25,000
TICKETS

  • 8 tickets to A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • 8 tickets to the private HOUSE PARTY cocktail reception on the night of the gala

BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to present remarks on the evening of the HOUSE PARTY
  • Opportunity to place company literature in valet gift bags
  • Name, corporate, and/or logo recognition in promotional materials (event press releases, e-newsletters that reach 10,000+ recipients, and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research website)
  • Signage at A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • Recognition on the HOUSE PARTY Donor Wall
  • Recognition on Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Donor Wall
  • Private tour of all three honored homes followed by a champagne reception at Cranbrook House for up to twenty guests with Director of the Center for Collections and Research, Gregory Wittkopp*


LANDMARK EVENT SPONSORS          $10,000
TICKETS

  • 4 tickets to A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • 4 tickets to the private HOUSE PARTY cocktail reception on the night of the gala

BENEFITS

  • Name, corporate, and/or logo recognition in promotional materials (event press releases, e-newsletters that reach 10,000+ recipients, and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research website)
  • Signage at A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • Recognition on the HOUSE PARTY Donor Wall
  • Recognition on Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Donor Wall
  • Private tour of two of the honored homes for up to twelve guests with Director of the Center for Collections and Research, Gregory Wittkopp*

*Private events to be held on a mutually agreeable date before June 24, 2019, based on availability

HOUSE SPONSORS          $5,000
TICKETS

  • 2 tickets to A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • 2 tickets to the private HOUSE PARTY cocktail reception on the night of the gala

BENEFITS

  • Name, corporate, and/or logo recognition in promotional materials (event press releases, e-newsletters that reach 10,000+ recipients, and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research website)
  • Signage at A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • Recognition on the HOUSE PARTY Donor Wall
  • Private tour for up to twelve guests at the honored home of your choice with Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research staff*

FOR HOUSE SPONSORSHIP, CHOOSE ONE:

Honor the historic legacy of Smith House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s mid-century gem.

School teachers Sara Stein and Melvyn Maxwell Smith, undeterred by their modest salaries and guided by a shared love of architecture, met Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in 1941 and commissioned a custom home. The 1950 Smith House, located within a mile of Cranbrook’s campus, is an excellent example of Wright’s Usonian ideal, which aimed to build quality houses for the American middle class. Celebrate this special home, including its unique collection of original artwork by Cranbrook artists, and the story of a couple whose vision and determination allowed them to achieve their dream.

Melvyn Maxwell Smith and Sara Stein Smith House

Honor the groundbreaking legacy of Saarinen House, a true “total work of art.”

Designed in the late 1920s and located at the heart of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Saarinen House served as the home and studio of the Finnish-American designers Eliel Saarinen and Loja Saarinen from 1930 through 1950. The jewel of Cranbrook’s architectural treasures, the impeccably restored interior features the Saarinens’ original furnishings, including Eliel’s delicately-veneered furniture and Loja’s sumptuous textiles, as well as early furniture designs by their son, Eero Saarinen.
 

Honor the lifetime legacy of the Booth family and Cranbrook House.

Built in 1908, Cranbrook House was the residence of Cranbrook’s founders, Ellen Scripps Booth and George Gough Booth, and their family. Designed by famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn, the English Tudor Revival home is the oldest surviving manor home open to the public in metro Detroit, and is now the physical and emotional center of Cranbrook’s campus. Surrounded by terraced gardens and filled with treasures by the nation’s best-known artists and craftspeople of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, the entire first floor of Cranbrook House will serve as the backdrop for the evening’s celebration.

*Private events to be held on a mutually agreeable date before June 24, 2019, based on availability

CRANBROOK HOUSE PARTY HOSTS          $3,500          
TICKETS

  • 2 tickets to A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • 2 tickets to a private cocktail reception on the night of the gala

BENEFITS

  • Be seated and dine with Dominic DiMarco, President of Cranbrook Educational Community, and his wife, Erin DiMarco, at the original oak table in the Booth Dining Room
  • Exclusive dinner seating with the President limited to seven couples
  • As party hosts, we invite you to welcome our guests as we travel back to the eras when each of our three honored homes were new and modern for their time.
  • Join your fellow hosts for a toast to the evening at a cocktail reception in the President’s
  • Office at Cranbrook House, formerly George Booth’s Bedroom
  • Recognition on the HOUSE PARTY Donor Wall


DIRECTOR’S TABLE          $2,500         
TICKETS

  • 2 tickets to A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
  • 2 tickets to the private HOUSE PARTY cocktail reception on the night of the gala

BENEFITS

  • Be seated in the Sunset Room and dine with Gregory Wittkopp, Director of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, and his wife, Dora Apel
  • Exclusive dinner seating with the Director limited to seven couples
  • Join Greg in celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Cranbrook Center for Collections and
  • Research and hear untold stories about our three honored homes
  • Recognition on the HOUSE PARTY Donor Wall


TABLE HOSTS          $2,750         
TICKETS

  • 8 tickets to A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK

BENEFITS

  • Host a “Party within the Party” by inviting your friends to join you at your table
  • Recognition on the HOUSE PARTY Donor Wall


INDIVIDUAL          $375
TICKETS

  • 1 ticket to A HOUSE PARTY AT CRANBROOK
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES TAX DEDUCTIBLE VALUE
We greatly appreciate your support. Below is the allowable tax deductible portion of your contribution.
Legacy Presenting Sponsor $25,000 $22,114 of your contribution is tax deductible
Landmark Event Sponsor $10,000 $8,356 of your contribution is tax deductible
House Sponsor $5,000 $4,178 of your contribution is tax deductible
Cranbrook House Party Host $3,500 $3,3,239 of your contribution is tax deductible
Director's Table $2,500 $2,269 of your contribution is tax deductible
Table Hosts $2,750 $1,922 of your contribution is tax deductible
Individual Ticket $375 $269 of your contribution is tax deductible

For more information contact Kathryn Dimond, Director of Development for the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, at 248.645.3215 or KDimond@cranbrook.edu.

Please note, the deadline for Patrons and Sponsors to be acknowledged in the printed invitation is May 10, 2018.