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ALTERNATE ROUTES: A NIGHT IN THE RIVER CITY
RPAA's 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GALA

Friday, September 6, 2019
DOMINION ENERGY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

This year marks a milestone for the organization as we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts (which originally opened as Richmond CenterStage in September 2009). Proceeds from this event raise vital funds to help sustain the educational and artistic programs of RPAA.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary, Virginia Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director, Nathaniel Shaw, will bring together nine Resident Companies: City Dance Theatre, Elegba Folklore Society, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Quill Theatre, Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony, SPARC, Virginia Opera, and Virginia Repertory Theatre for an unforgettable, one-night-only performance to celebrate the transformative power of the arts in our community.

This year's theme is Alternate Routes: A Night in the River City! Jim & Bobbie Ukrop and John & Beverly Bates will serve as our honorary co-chairs for the Gala. Guests will experience a moveable feast, performances by local artists and arts organizations throughout the venues of Dominion Energy Center (Rhythm Hall, Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, and Genworth BrightLights Education Center), as well as a silent auction. After enjoying the collaborative public performance in the Carpenter Theatre, gala guests will conclude their evening with a dancing and dessert reception in Rhythm Hall featuring live music and entertainment.


Performance only tickets are available at DominionEnergyCenter.com, Altria Theater Box Office (open 10AM - 5PM Monday through Friday), or by calling (800) 514-ETIX (3849).

GALA ITINERARY

5:45 PM Welcome and Registration

6:00 PM Moveable Feast with Open Bar and Pre-Performance Entertainment
Featuring Local Arts Groups & Artists

7:30 PM Performance by the Resident Companies of Dominion Energy Center

9:30 PM Dessert and Dancing with Live Entertainment

"Arts District" Creative Attire - from Smart Casual to Semi-Formal

2019 GALA SPONSORS


RVA Arts District Sponsor - Title Sponsor

Altria


Marshall Street Sponsors - Venue Sponsors

Dominion Energy

Genworth


Main Street Partner

Atlantic Union Bank

Patient First

Publix Super Markets Charities


Hotel Sponsors

Hilton Richmond Downtown

Quirk Hotel


Media Sponsors

Richmond Family Magazine

Style Weekly

WCVE


For information on Individual or Corporate Gala Sponsorships contact:

Sara Greene, Assistant Director of Development: sgreene@rpaalliance.com or 804-592-3378.


INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

RPAA is proud to honor Jim & Bobbie Ukrop and John & Beverly Bates for their efforts to elevate the role of the arts in our community and the revitalization of downtown Richmond.

Please join us in celebrating their contributions to RPAA and to the region by making a gift in their honor supporting the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

All gifts will be recognized in the 10th Anniversary program and come with the following benefits:

River City Patrons

Visionaries (Gifts of $15,000+)

-10 All-Inclusive Gala Tickets to Alternate Routes: A Night in the River City

  • Pre- and post-performance food and entertainment
  • Premium seating for main-stage performance in Carpenter Theatre
  • 5 complimentary parking passes

-10 Sponsored Performance-Only Tickets (to donate to a nonprofit community partner)

-Recognition in Program, on Event Signage, and on Website

-1/2 Page Ad in Program to Pay Tribute to Arts Community or Recognize Someone Special


Leaders (Gifts from $10,000-$14,999)

-8 All-Inclusive Gala Tickets to Alternate Routes: A Night in the River City

  • Pre- and post-performance food and entertainment
  • Premium seating for main-stage performance in Carpenter Theatre
  • 4 complimentary parking passes

-8 Sponsored Performance-Only Tickets (to donate to a nonprofit community partner)

-Recognition in Program, on Event signage, and on Website

-1/4 Page Ad in Program to Pay Tribute to Arts Community or Recognize Someone Special


Partners (Gifts from $5,000-$9,999)

6 All-Inclusive Gala Tickets to Alternate Routes: A Night in the River City

  • Pre- and post-performance food and entertainment
  • Premium seating for main-stage performance in Carpenter Theatre
  • 3 complimentary parking passes

-6 Sponsored Performance-Only Tickets (to donate to a nonprofit community partner)

-Recognition in Program, on Event signage, and on Website

-1/8 Page Ad in Program to Pay Tribute to Arts Community or Recognize Someone Special


Collaborators (Gifts from $2,500-$4,999)

-4 All-Inclusive Gala Tickets to Alternate Routes: A Night in the River City

  • Pre- and post-performance food and entertainment
  • Premium seating for main-stage performance in Carpenter Theatre
  • 2 complimentary parking passes

-4 Sponsored Performance-Only Tickets (to donate to a nonprofit community partner)

-Recognition in Program, on Event signage, and on Website


Supporters (Gifts from $1,000-$2,499)

-2 All-Inclusive Gala Tickets to Alternate Routes: A Night in the River City

  • Pre- and post-performance food and entertainment
  • Premium seating for main-stage performance in Carpenter Theatre
  • 1 complimentary parking pass

-2 Sponsored Performance-Only Tickets (to donate to a nonprofit community partner)

-Recognition in Program, on Event signage, and on Website


Contributors (Gifts up to $999)

-Recognition in Program


Donate by Mail: Richmond Performing Arts Alliance; 600 East Grace Street, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23219


Donate Online: Make your donation online by selecting the DONATE NOW above and enter your desired gift amount.

GALA COMMITTEE

Sally Bagley

Catherine Brown

Rejena Carreras

Sara Griebel

Bruce A. Kay

D. Brennen Keene

Gail Letts

Jose Luis Murillo

Randall S. Parks

Pamela J. Royal

Jacquelyn E. Stone

Linda Warren

Elisabeth Muhlenfeld Wollan


SILENT AUCTION COMMITTEE

Caitlin Boyd-Hartwig

Catherine Brown

Rachel Cannon

Chrissie Carrera

Jamarr Daniels

Patrick Fanning

Kim Ford

David Gustin

Michael Hinchcliffe

Scott Kelly

Megan Miller

Claudia Muth

Ashby Price

Richard Sowers

Brian Wright

Ashley Yavorsky


EVENT MANAGEMENT

Grandeur & Grove Events - Tunstall B. Willis


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ABOUT RPAA

Since 2009, RPAA has served more than 1 million patrons and transformed the lives of thousands of students. However, our history goes back to 2001 when a group of community leaders had a vision to create an inspiring environment where the performing arts could flourish and strengthen Richmond's cultural, social and economic vitality.

The downtown performing arts complex, now known as Dominion Energy Center, was the dream of many, including arts organizations, business groups, community leaders and countless citizens across Central Virginia. With their support, the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation formed in 2001 to make this dream a reality. After careful planning, aggressive fundraising and continued development, we purchased the former Thalhimers department store property adjacent to the historic Carpenter Center, which originally opened as Loew's Richmond Theatre in 1928. Our name then changed to Richmond CenterStage Foundation in anticipation of the new performing arts complex. After more than a year of construction, the Thalhimers side of the property had turned into Dorothy Pauley Square, and the newly renamed Carpenter Theatre had undergone a complete renovation. The entire complex opened as Richmond CenterStage in September 2009. The complex includes Carpenter Theatre, Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, Rhythm Hall, Showcase Gallery, Genworth BrightLights Education Center and the administrative offices of RPAA, the Richmond Symphony and the Virginia Opera.

Two years after opening Richmond CenterStage, we expanded our family of venues to include the then-named Landmark Theater, formerly "The Mosque." In 2011, the then 89-year-old theater began a once-in-a-lifetime renovation from top to bottom. After completion of the renovation in 2012, the venue was renamed Altria Theater in recognition of the tremendous support from Altria Group, Inc. In recognition of additional support from Dominion Energy (then Dominion Resources, Inc.), the Richmond CenterStage complex was renamed Dominion Energy Center in 2015, which facilitated the rebranding of our organization to RPAA. Although the name changed to better reflect our organization's activities, we continue to work to support today's artists by cultivating diverse arts experiences, to nurture tomorrow's artists through programming and experiences that deepen their connection to the arts, and to provide spaces for the arts to thrive by supporting Richmond's premier historical venues.

Today, our mission remains the same - to provide diverse local and world-class performing arts, transformative arts education experiences for students of all ages, and inspirational venues - all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of the Greater Richmond region. No longer a single venue downtown, the new name reflects the inclusive impact we aim to achieve on the performing arts community and the region as a whole.

SILENT AUCTION POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Real time bidding will be available for guests and bidders not at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts during the event on Friday, September 6, 2019. Notifications will be sent via text message.

1. All prize packages must be paid for in full by the end of the event. Payments may be made with cash, business or personal checks, or a major credit card.

2. All sales are FINAL. No returns or credits are allowed. Packages must be paid for at the end of the evening unless otherwise specified. Winners will receive a certificate with main contact information for prize redemption for each purchased auction lot at the end of the event. If items are not picked up that night, arrangements will be made for the pick-up or shipping of items after the event. We ask that you please cooperate with this provision.

3. All packages are sold "AS IS." Please read lot descriptions carefully. Travel, special events, and dinner packages expire one year from auction date unless otherwise specified. All hotel accommodations and travel reservations are subject to space availability. Blackout dates may apply. Air travel, when provided, originates from RIC unless otherwise indicated on certificate.

4. The highest bidder will be the buyer. In the event of a dispute between two bidders, the event manager will re-open the bidding between the two disputing bidders only. The event manager's decision is final.

5. RPAA reserves the right to reject bids not commensurate with the starting bid listed for that item.

6. Travel and dining packages are subject to blackout and expiration dates in 2019 and 2020.

7. RPAA is not responsible for making travel reservations, event planning, or catering arrangements unless otherwise indicated. The purchaser is responsible for researching all applicable passport and visa requirements on foreign travel packages.

8. Dinners and catered events do not include beverages, taxes, or gratuities unless otherwise stated.

9. All prizes have been donated. Every effort has been made to describe packages as accurately as possible based on the donor's description. RPAA bears no responsibility should any item donated be unsatisfactory or should it become invalid due to foreclosures or changes in operations. RPAA is not responsible or liable for any personal injury or property damage that may result from an auction package. Once a package has been sold, sole contact is between the purchaser and donor(s).

10. Lots purchased at this auction cannot be sold, bartered, or redeemed for cash.

11. Auction prize packages and confirmed bids are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your accountant for guidelines. RPAA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization.

Contact Us

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
Questions? Contact Sara Greene, Assistant Director of Development

Location

Dominion Energy Center, 600 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219, USA

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