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Celebrating 80 Years of Educating Leaders

November 10, 2017
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Reception 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.

courage to venture gala 2017

At the Marian University Courage to Venture Gala, more than 2,000 of Indianapolis and surrounding area leaders, new friends and long-time supporters of Marian University, and alumni and students will come together to celebrate Marian University’s 80th anniversary and the legacy of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.

All proceeds from the Marian University Courage to Venture Gala go to support Marian University scholarships or designated area.

Come celebrate with us

  • 25th Annual Mary McNulty Young '47 Opportunities for Excellence Scholarship Dinner
  • Dillon Family Distinguished Alumni Dinner
  • Marian University's 80th Anniversary

Gala honorees

  • mike and sue smith
    Mike and Sue Smith
    Franciscan Values Award
  • jim hallet
    Jim Hallett
    John A. Purdie Innovator and Mentor of the Year Award
  • joe and diane zimmerman
    Joe '80 and Diane (Pitzer) '81 Zimmerman
    Dillon Family Distinguished Alumni Award

Hotel room rates

Discounted room rates available at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Guests may apply the discount for the nights of November 9, 10, and 11, 2017. Standard king or queen is $196 plus tax.  The deadline to reserve a room with the discounted rate is October 13, 2017.

Book online or by calling reservations
Toll free: (866) 704-6162, or
Reservations local phone: (877) 303-0104

Sponsorship levels

RECEPTION SPONSOR - $100,000

  • Recognition in all publicity and marketing materials; print and digital
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition on reception signage at the event
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of 10 at the gala with preferred table placement

DIAMOND DIGNITARIES SPONSOR - $80,000

  • Recognition on the marian.edu/gala website
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of 10 at the gala with preferred table placement

GOLD SPONSOR - $25,000

  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • Social media recognition
  • One table of 10 at the gala

SILVER SPONSOR - $10,000

  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of 10 at the gala

BRONZE LEVEL TABLE SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Recognition in printed event program
  • One table of 10 at the gala

80TH ANNIVERSARY TICKET SPONSOR - $800

  • Two seats at the gala

SPONSOR A MARIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT - $500

  • Sponsor a Marian University student to attend the gala

Presented by

St. Vincent

Table guest list 

Are you or your guests alumni of Marian University? Make sure to let us know when you submit your table names. All alumni will receive information about our exclusive all-alumni reception at the JW Marriott.

Submit table guest list

For more information

Adrianne Johnson
rsvpgala@marian.edu

#MUGala2017

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