Logo featuring the word 'moondance' with a crescent moon in place of one 'o'.

SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 26, 2024

Seating is limited. This event sells out quickly.

A GALA LIKE NO OTHER

Couples dancing together at a ballroom event with a live band playing "Moondance" in the background.

An event like Moondance could only happen at the Heard Museum. From start to finish, the Heard’s staff and volunteer leadership will ensure that you and your guests have a wonderful time celebrating art and community under the stars.

We hope you will join us on October 26, 2024, to honor longtime Heard supporters Rose and Harry Papp and the renowned textile artist DY Begay (Diné), and to celebrate the grand reopening of the fully renovated Heard Museum Shop.

Led by a spectacular Committee chaired by Merle and Steve Rosskam, Moondance will once again fill a beautiful Arizona fall evening with cultural performances, artistic inspiration, unparalleled surroundings, and a celebration of everything that makes the Heard Museum a national treasure.

CHAIRS

Merle & Steve Rosskam

COMMITTEE

Milena & Tony Astorga

Nadine Basha

Arlene Ben-Horin

Jeri & Michael Ben-Horin

Joy & Howard Berlin

Tara & John Coggins

Libby & Joel Cohen

Erika & Russell Dickey

Marilyn Harris

Mimi Horwitz

Sharron Lewis

Janis Lyon

Carol Ann & Harvey Mackay

Mary Ellen McKee

Jean & Jim Meenaghan

Janet & John Melamed

Harry Papp

Jill & Wick Pilcher

Carol & Randy Schilling

HONOREES

GRAND REOPENING:

A NEW VISION FOR SHOPPING AT THE HEARD

For more than 40 years, the Heard Museum Shop has played a critical role in supporting the livelihoods of countless American Indian artists, helping to generate $46 million annually in economic activity across the state of Arizona and throughout Indian Country.

Moondance attendees will be the very first to step foot in the newly-renovated Heard Museum Shop. This fully-funded renovation project will improve every aspect of the in-person shopping experience, including the entirety of its 7,000-square-foot footprint, from new flooring and state-of-the-art lighting to a new outdoor sculpture garden and a private viewing room.

PROGRAM

Outdoor event setup with tables and string lights at dusk, featuring a stage with screens displaying 'phoenix' during a moondance.

6:00 p.m.*

Cocktail Reception & Grand Re-Opening of the Heard Museum Shop

Locations: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Central Courtyard & Heard Museum Shop

Join your fellow supporters to be the very first to step foot in the newly-renovated Heard Museum Shop. Browse through one-of-a-kind jewelry, textiles, pottery, katsinam, and much more.

*5:30 p.m. early entry offered to Signature and Presenting Sponsors only

Two individuals at a moondance evening event, smiling and holding a trophy together.

7:30 p.m.

Dinner and Celebration of Honorees

Location: Freeport McMoRan Plaza

After exploring the new Heard Museum Shop, gather outdoors to enjoy dinner and pay tribute to the evening’s honorees.

Four musicians performing a moondance on stage at night, with guitars and a banjo.

9:00 p.m.

Dessert and Dancing

Location: Freeport McMoRan Plaza

Enjoy dessert, dancing and a live performance!

SUPPORT MOONDANCE

WAYS TO SUPPORT

Opportunities to purchase tickets, underwrite an element of the evening, or sponsor tables are available from $1,000 and up.

You can pay by credit card online, by contacting Adriana Duenas at 602.251.0236 or aduenas@heard.org, or by mailing a check and the Moondance 2024 Sponsorship Form to:

Heard Museum, c/o Development Department
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Hudak

SIGNATURE SPONSOR

Mary Ellen McKee

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

A.R. Mays Construction

Nadine Basha

Jacquie & Bennett Dorrance

Sharron Lewis

Merle & Steve Rosskam

SRP

PREMIER TABLE SPONSORS

Arlene & Giora Ben-Horin 

Jeri & Michael Ben-Horin

Matthew Boland & Christopher Greulich

Lisa & Greg Boyce

Dr. Craig & Sharon Cohen

Carla & Adrian Cohen

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Mary & Tom Hudak 

Carol Ann & Harvey Mackay

Janet & John Melamed

Jean & Jim Meenaghan

Morgan Stanley

Rose & Harry Papp

Kristine & Leland W. Peterson

Merle & Steve Rosskam

Carol & Randy Schilling 

Torrey Pines Club Corporation 

Jo & David Van Denburgh

Christy Vezolles

UNDERWRITING

SONORAN

Virginia Furth Weisman
Dinner Entrée

Judy Hewson
Band

Rose & Harry Papp
Dinner Entrée

Jill & Wick Pilcher
Artist Honoree Hospitality

Merle & Steve Rosskam
Invitations

Carol & Randy Schilling
Presentation Stage

SAGUARO

Milena & Tony Astorga
Honoree Video Rose & Harry Papp

Erika & Russell Dickey
Dance Floor

Virginia Furth Weisman
Artist & Staff Attendance

Marilyn W. Harris
Décor & Centerpieces

Shari & Robert Levitan
Cultural Performances

Tom McClammy
Evening Programs

Elaine & Scott Montgomery
Place Settings

Judy & Bill Schubert
Desserts

Carol & Ken Seidberg
Décor & Centerpieces

Margo & Frank Walter 
Honoree Video – DY Begay 

Hannah Warde
Twinkle Lights

OCOTILLO

Karen & Donald Abraham
Coffee To-Go

Arlene & Giora Ben-Horin
Décor & Centerpieces

Janet & Richard Bottarini
Cocktail Hour Performer

Lisa & Greg Boyce
Staff Hospitality

DLR Group
Bar Service

Kathy & Dan Grubb
Photography

Jane & Steve Marmon
Honoree Awards

Jean & Jim Meenaghan
Dinner Lighting

PHX Architecture
Beer & Spirits

Julie & Mitch Pierce
Glassware

Dr. Christopher Stalberg
Check-In Experience

Bev & Paul Weiden
Valet Parking

GALA PATRONS

Anonymous

Arizona Public Service

Matthew Boland & Christopher Greulich

Jill Christenholz & Mark Stapp

Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC

Angela & Jeffrey Glosser

Maureen Horwitz
In honor of Merle & Steve Rosskam and Rose & Harry Papp

Colleen & John Lomax

Janis Lyon

Marie & Wayne Mitchell

Sue & Jim Navran

Jo Taulbee-Flittie 

Jana Turner

Mary & Rob Ward

Daryl & Chip Weil

Diane Willian

David & Louise Zirretta

For more information about Moondance, please contact Adriana Duenas at aduenas@heard.org or 602.251.0236

PHOTOS FROM PAST MOONDANCES

  • 2019 Flo Eckstein, Arlene Ben-Horin
  • Four individuals at a moondance event, with two men wearing suits and one in a cowboy hat, standing with a woman adorned with turquoise jewelry.
    2019 Oscar Ortega, Sharron Lewis, John Melamed, Wick Pilcher
  • 2019 Marina & Robert Moric, Janis Lyon
  • Indigenous person performing a traditional moondance in elaborately feathered costume.
    2019 Derrick Davis
  • Four people dressed in formal attire posing together at the moondance event called "remembering the future: 100 years of inspiring art" at the Heard Museum.
    2021 Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, Patti Hibbeler, Dina Huntinghorse, Ivan Makil
  • Two women smiling and holding awards at an evening moondance event with string lights in the background.
    2021 Denise Wallace & Mary Ellen McKee
  • 2021 Bennett & Jacquie Dorrance, John & Armity Simon, Carrie Hulburd, Katie Mueller, Erin & John Gogolak
  • 2021 Decor
  • Two individuals posing for a moondance photo in front of a backdrop with the text "substance of stars heard.org".
    2022 Gary Bohnee & Patty Ferguson Bohnee
  • Floral centerpiece on display at an outdoor evening moondance event with string lights in the background.
    2022 Decor
  • Three people posing for a photo at a moondance social event.
    2022 Mayor Kate Gallego, Colleen & John Lomax
  • Four people posing for a photo at a moondance evening social event.
    2022 Mike & Cindy Watts, Kathy & Dan Grubb
  • Guests arriving at an outdoor evening event with a mariachi band playing under a moondance.
    2023 Entrance with Mariachi Estrellas Musicales
  • Four guests seated at a banquet table during a formal moondance event.
    2023 Howard & Audrey Iseri and Merle & Steve Rosskam
  • An elegant senior woman with styled blonde hair, wearing a bright blue blouse with moondance floral detailing, smiling at a formal event.
    2023 Sharron Lewis
  • A female singer performing on stage with a microphone, accompanied by musicians, against the backdrop of a large screen displaying an American flag pattern during a moondance-themed set.
    2023 Shaylin Shabi Young

PAST HONOREES