IMAGINE Gala: Congratulations!

Thank you for making our 2018 IMAGINE Gala the most joyful, successful gala in the history of The Academy! Nearly 300 guests were in attendance and, together, we grossed over $442,000 in support of scholarship and world-class educational programs. This is an increase by more than 22% compared to last year and we are deeply grateful!

Academy students performed and exhibited stunning work at the Gala, we celebrated the tremendous philanthropic investment and leadership of Rusty and Jeffrey Sanfilippo, and our generous array of sponsors and guests were abuzz over the fabulous live and silent auction offerings. The celebratory vibe was palpable among our guests — both those who were able to attend and those participating remotely. Students, parents, alumni, civic and business leaders, arts patrons, trustees, faculty, and staff came together to have a ball, raise a ton of funding for critical priorities — scholarship and world-class education program, and to IMAGINE the possibilities.

None of this would be possible without you, and we thank you.

Jason Patera
Head of School

Thank you very much to our generous sponsors of the May 18 IMAGINE Gala (as of May 16, 2018)

$25,000+ Chair’s Circle

Ken and Patty Hunt on behalf of the
T. Kendall Hunt Family Foundation

$15,000-$24,999 Director’s Circle

Emily Barr and Scott Kane
Jennifer and Mark Bremer
Rusty Hernandez-Sanfilippo and Jeffrey Sanfilippo
Sharon and Todd Walbert

$10,000-$14,999 Leader’s Circle

Kelly and Mike Finnerty
Marypat and Rob Mulholland
Andrea and Jim Thome

$5,000-$9,999 Partner’s Circle

April and Mark Anthony
Joan and Layne Glunt
Mindy Levin-Lee and Tom Lee
Krista Linn and Dominique Leonardi
Rebeca and Matthew Mead
Eileen Rochford and Mike Beyer
SPR Consulting
Stacy and Scott Straub
Linda Warren and Jeffrey Hammes

$2,500-$4,999 Sponsor

Mary Jo and Douglas Basler
Stanley Levin
Russell McLean and Veronica Votypka
The McLean Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Susan and Richard Sanders

Patron ($500-$2,499)

Anne Blanton
Sandra and Joe Bradford
Allison Calisoff
Katherine and Edward Campbell
Joyce Chelberg
Kathleen Danahy-Clesen and John Clesen
Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin
David DeBoer
Karen and Jacob Doornebos
Bob Faust
Sally Faust
Jennifer and Eric Ferguson
Susan and Larry Garstki
Stephanie and Adam Grais
Jennifer Gregory and Steve Hapaniewski
Deborah and Andrew Gross
Jason Kalajainen and Josh Shames
Carol and Marvin Lader
Diane Landgren
Waltraud Legat
Andrew Lotts and CJBS
Rosalind and Michael Lusk
Mary and Peter McCarthy
Sharon McGuckin and Mark Leger
Joan Neal and David Weisbach
Lesly and Eric Peyton
Barbara Pro and Massimo Cristofanilli
Jackie Robinson
Harriet and Irwin Ross
Karen and Ed Sugay
Diane Sheehan
Kim and Andrew Stephens
Sharon and Bill Thompson
Canan Uckun and Daniel Adelman
Sandy and Monica Williams
Joanie Winter
Irving and Elaine Wolbrom
Barbara and Andy Yokom