Moondance

Celebrating 20 Years

Oct. 23, 2021

Moondance 2021

Celebrating 20 Years

Oct. 23, 2021

Moondance 2021

Celebrating 20 Years

Oct. 23, 2021

This event sells out quickly.

CO-CHAIRS

Jan Cacheris and Marilyn Harris

COMMITTEE

Milena and Tony Astorga
Arlene Ben-Horin
Joy and Howard Berlin
Susan and Appy Chandler
Erika and Russell Dickey
Ardie and Steve Evans
Mary and Dr. Tom Hudak
Sharron Lewis
Colleen and John Lomax
Janis Lyon
Carol Ann and Harvey Mackay
Jean Marley
Nadine Mathis Basha
Mary Ellen and Bob McKee
Jean and James J. Meenaghan
Janet and John Melamed
Dionne and Francis Najafi
Jill and Wick Pilcher
Merle and Steve Rosskam
Jennifer E. and Charles F. Sands
Carol and Randy Schilling
Jean Spangler
Ellen and John Stiteler
Amy Thurston
Jo and David Van Denburgh

HONOREES

Mary Ellen and Bob McKee
Longtime Heard Museum supporters

Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq/Alutiiq)
Jewelry Artist

PROGRAM

6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception & Exhibition Preview of
Remembering the Future: 100 Years of Inspiring Art

Moondance guests will be the very first to see the Heard Museum’s newest Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery exhibition, Remembering the Future: 100 Years of Inspiring Art, which will open to the public the following day. This original exhibition, co-curated by Heard Museum curators Diana Pardue and Dr. Ann Marshall, will showcase a century of painting and sculpture produced by leading American Indian artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Each work represents a highlight of the Heard Museum’s permanent collection and reflects an artistic response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the decade in which it was created.

Pictured: Pop Chalee (Merina Lujan) (Taos), 1906-1993
Enchanted Forest, n.d.
Watercolor on paper 19 ¾ x 25 ¾ inches
Heard Museum Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Read Mullan, IAC347

7:30 p.m.
Dinner and Celebration of Honorees

After viewing the exhibition and placing initial bids at the Silent Auction, guests will gather in the Freeport McMoRan Plaza to dine and pay tribute to the evening’s honorees: longtime Heard Museum supporters Mary Ellen & Bob McKee, and acclaimed jeweler Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq/Alutiiq).

Catering: Arizona Taste
Décor: White House Design Studio
Entertainment: Nate Nathan & the MacDaddy-O’s
Honoree Videos: Digital Preserve / Steven Yazzie (Navajo/Laguna Pueblo/European)

Evening fancy dress event photo of 5 smiling women posed in the Heard Museum courtyard in from of Steele Auditorium
Evening fancy dress event photo of 5 smiling women posed in the Heard Museum courtyard in from of Steele Auditorium

7:30 p.m.
Dinner and Celebration of Honorees

After viewing the exhibition and placing initial bids at the Silent Auction, guests will gather in the Freeport McMoRan Plaza to dine and pay tribute to the evening’s honorees: longtime Heard Museum supporters Mary Ellen & Bob McKee, and acclaimed jewelry artist Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq/Alutiiq).

Catering: Arizona Taste
Décor: White House Design Studio
Entertainment: Nate Nathan & the MacDaddy-O’s
Honoree Videos: Digital Preserve / Steven Yazzie (Navajo/Laguna Pueblo/European)

9:00 p.m.
Dessert and Dancing

Enjoy dessert, dancing and a live performance by Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O’s. Submit your final bids before the Silent Auction closes!

SUPPORT MOONDANCE

TablesSingle TicketsUnderwriting
Presenting Sponsor
$100,000
Signature Sponsor
$50,000
Supporting Sponsor
$25,000
Premier Table
$10,000
$1,000 $5,000 Level$2,500 Level
Tables/Tickets2 tables for up to 10 each
(VIP seating)
2 tables for up to 10 each
(premium seating)
1 table for up to 10
(premium seating)
1 table for up to 10
(general seating)
1 ticket
(general seating)
VIP exhibition preview of Remembering the Future
Recognition in invitation*
with logo
with logo
with logo
Recognition in program and event webpage*
with logo
with logo
with logo
20% discount on one item at the Heard Shop, redeemable at Moondance onlyone coupon per couple, for all table guestsone coupon per couple, for all table guestsone coupon for table host onlyone coupon for table host only
Museum admission passes for one full calendar year402010
Commemorative message in gala programFull pageFull pageHalf page
Verbal recognition in gala remarks
Gallery recognition in Remembering the Future
Lead Supporter
Major Supporter
Supporter
Invitations to the Grand Gallery Exhibition Fund dinner422
Heard Museum gift memberships for table guestsUp to 10 Dual MembershipsUp to 10 Dual Memberships
Private tour of a Grand Gallery exhibition with David M. Roche, Dickey Family Director & CEO

*Recognition of support in advertising, invitation and event program are subject to printing deadlines.

Ways to Support

You can pay by credit card online, by contacting Jack Schwimmer at 602.251.0245 or JSchwimmer@Heard.org, or by mailing a check and the Moondance 2021 sponsorship form to:

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

SPONSORSHIPS

$100,000 Presenting Sponsors

Mary Ellen and Bob McKee

$50,000 Signature Sponsors

Anonymous
Joy and Howard Berlin
Sharron Lewis
Jo and David Van Denburgh

$25,000 Supporting Sponsors

Basha Adelante Foundation
Susan and Appy Chandler
Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance
John L. and Hope L. Furth
Janis Lyon
Carol Ann and Harvey Mackay
Moreno Family Foundation
SRP
Ellen and John Siteler
Betty Van Denburgh

$10,000 Premier Sponsors

Christine and John R. Augustine
Bashas’ – AJ’s Fine Foods – Food City
Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin
Lisa and Greg Boyce
Jan and Chris Cacheris
Donald E. & Hana Callaghan / Chip & Daryl Weil
Julie and Wes Clelland
Carla and Adrian Cohen
Dr. Craig and Sharon Cohen
The Dickey Family
DLR Group / Okland Construction Company
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Frank and Betsy Goodyear
Kathleen and John Graham
Marilyn W. Harris
Judy Hewson
Mary and Dr. Tom Hudak
Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC
Jean and Jim Meenaghan
Janet and John Melamed
Dionne and Francis Najafi
Rose and Harry Papp
Perkins Coie LLP
Kristine and Leland W. Peterson
Jill and Wick Pilcher / USI
PURE Insurance
Merle and Steve Rosskam
Salmon, Lewis & Weldon / Jim and Patience Huntwork
Louis “Buzz” Sands
Carol and Randy Schilling
Snell & Wilmer
Amy Thurston
Torrey Pines Club Corp
Christy Vezolles

CORPORATE SPONSORS

UNDERWRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Food and Drink

Cocktail Reception
(Fulfilled)
Milena and Tony Astorga

Dinner $5,000
(8 Available)

Desserts $5,000
(1 Available)
Karen and Donald Abraham

 

Dinner Wine
(Fulfilled)
Jill and Wick Pilcher
Ellen and John Stiteler
Rob and Mary Ward

Beer & Spirits $2,500
(1 Available)
Anna and Dr. Michael Brennan

Friends and Distinguished Guests

Entertainment by Nate Nathan & the MacDaddy-O’s 
(Fulfilled)
Carrie Hall and Associates
Jim Tuton and Catherine Biggers

Kickoff hosts
(Fulfilled)
Jill and Wick Pilcher

Honoree Hospitality
(Fulfilled)
Susan and Appy Chandler

Cultural Performances $2,500
(1 Available)
Sue and Jim Navran
Sandra Pearce Raffealli

Heard Staff hospitality
(Fulfilled)
Jennifer E. and Charles F. Sands
Dr. Christopher Stalberg

Sights & Sounds

Decor by White House Design $5,000
(1 Available)
Judy and Bill Schubert
Seidberg Law Offices

Centerpieces by White House Design
(Fulfilled)
Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin
Dr. John A. and Nanci J. Bruner
Ardie and Steve Evans
Elaine and Scott Montgomery
Elaine and Scott Montgomery

Gala Production $5,000
(7 Available)
Merle and Steve Rosskam

Silent Auction $2,500
(1 Available)
Shari and Bob Levitan

Gala Programs
(Fulfilled)
Mary and Dr. Tom Hudak

Invitations $5,000
(2 Available)

Valet Parking
(Fulfilled)
Kathleen and Michael Johnson

Guest Favors $2,500
(1 Available)
Susan and Bob Duffy

Honoree video- Mary Ellen & Bob McKee
(Fulfilled)
Jan Cacheris and Marilyn Harris

Honoree video- Denise Wallace
(Fulfilled)
Trudy and Steven Wiesenberger

Photography by Haute $2,500
(1 Available)

The Heard Museum continues to monitor and be responsive to local and national public health and safety guidelines. The safety and comfort of each of our guests is our highest priority. If you have any questions or suggestions relating to Moondance and COVID-19, please reach out to Jack at JSchwimmer@heard.org or 602.251.0245.