Transformations Gala: Friday, November 9, 2018

At Marian University's Transformations Gala, more than 2,000 greater Indianapolis and central Indiana civic and business leaders, new friends, long-time supporters, alumni, and students will gather to celebrate the transformations taking place at Marian University.

All proceeds from the gala will support the university's Forging Leaders initiative—a $250 million fundraising campaign to support growth through 2025.

Event schedule:
Friday, November 9

  • JW Marriott Indianapolis
  • Black tie optional
6 p.m.  All-Alumni Reception 
6:30 p.m.   Reception 
7:30 p.m.   Dinner 
After dinner and the program, the dance floor will open and Endless Summer Band will hit the stage! Guests are encouraged to stay for dancing, drinks, and light snacks.

Event information:
Room reservations and Parking

Make the most of your evening at Marian's Transformations Gala by taking advantage of the special room discount for gala attendees:

Parking is available at the JW Marriott Indianapolis Washington Street Garage or the White River State Park Garage. Note parking in both garages may fill quickly. Please allow extra time for Friday rush-hour traffic, to find parking, and make your way into the hotel.​​

JW Marriott Indianapolis | 10 South West Street | Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

  • Self-parking (no overnight):  $25 per vehicle
  • Valet parking (0-5 hours; no overnight): $34 per vehicle
  • Overnight parking: $48 per vehicle

Washington Street Garage | 401 West Washington Street | Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

  • Connected to JW Marriott via skywalk
  • $20 per vehicle for up to six (6) hours

White River State Park Garage | 650 West Washington Street | Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204

  • $15 per vehicle for up to six (6) hours​​

Celebrating

  • 26th Annual Mary McNulty Young '47 Opportunities for Excellence Scholarship Dinner
  • Dillon Family Distinguished Alumni Dinner
  • Progress of Forging Leaders: The Legacy We're Made For Initiative

Honorees

Ed and Peggy Bonach
Franciscan Values Award
Chief Executive Officer
CNO Financial Group (retired)
Ed and Peggy Bonach

 

Denny Sponsel
John A. Purdie Innovator and Mentor of the Year Award
Chief Executive Officer and Owner
RJE Business Interiors
Denny Sponsel

 

David '71 and Anne Haire
Dillion Family Distinguished Alumni Award
Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor
CAPTRUST

David-Anne-Haire

Sponsorship opportunities

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

Alumni reception sponsor: $50,000

  • Recognition on alumni reception signage at the event
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of 10 at the gala with preferred table placement

Post-program reception sponsor: $50,000

  • Recognition on post-program reception signage at the event
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of 10 at the gala with preferred
    table placement​​

Video sponsor: $50,000

  • Recognition in the gala videos debuting during the event program
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of 10 at the gala with preferred table placement​​

Dessert sponsor: $50,000

  • Recognition on the gala menu card
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of 10 at the gala with preferred table placement​​

Entertainment sponsor: 
Live music and entertainment provided by Endless Summer Band

Parkview Physicians Group

Wine table sponsor: $25,000

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

Skywalk over West Street sponsor: $25,000

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

Platinum table sponsor: $10,000

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

Gold table sponsor: $5,000

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

Sponsor a Marian University student: $500

  • ​​Sponsor a Marian University student to attend the gala

Scholarship info

Scholarships are pivotal in attracting talented students. Your support provides a transformational experience for our students—allowing them to grow academically, spiritually, personally, and be prepared to lead in their field upon graduation. 

Presenting sponsor

St.Vincent

For more information

Andrea Grube
(317) 955-6137
rsvpgala@marian.edu

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