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Spotlight Party

October 18, 2014 6:30PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 Spotlight pARTy | 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Honoring PNC and Paul Clark, Regional President with a "Spotlight" on Beck Center's Dance Education program
7pm Cocktail Hour | 8pm Program Auction Dinner | 9:30pm Ghost Light After Party

Spotlight_Website_LogoThe second annual Spotlight benefit is Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 7pm to 1am at Beck Center for the Arts.

Led by event chairs Kathy Delaney, Mary Kim Elkins, and Sally Stewart, a visually stunning “pARTy” atmosphere is in the works. “Spotlight is a marquee fundraising event for Beck Center and the Spotlight pARTy will be like no other event before,” said Elkins. “A festive atmosphere is being created by premiere event planner Joe Mineo, exquisite food will be prepared by celebrity Chef Chris Hodgson, and music by ‘Best of Cleveland’ DJ Donkis.” Note: Although this is not a sit-down dinner, there will be plenty of seating and tables available throughout.

Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items such as a trip to Wente Vineyards in California, a week’s stay at a historic home in Saint-Cyprien, France, and more.

The evening’s program will also shine a spotlight on Beck Center’s Dance Education program. Guests will enjoy a special performance by former students who are continuing their dance studies at prestigious schools. Dancers Taylor Gerrasch, currently studying at Joffrey Ballet, Julia Horner of Fordham University/Alvin Ailey Extension, Abby Schneider, a dance major at Kent State University, and Annie Gagen of Point Park University, will perform with current Beck Center student Ali Cassidy, and faculty members Lou Hadaway and Anna Roberts.

Last year's event raised an unprecedented amount of scholarships for students with financial need, so please join us for the event of the season while supporting the arts in our community! Tickets are $200 per person ($130 tax deductible) or a Host Package of 8 for $1,600 ($960 tax deductible), tickets include the exciting Ghost Light After Party.PNC Grow Up Great logo

This year we honor PNC and Paul Clark, Regional President, as civic leaders in arts and education philanthropy. The PNC Grow Up Great program has been a consistent advocate for the importance of quality early childhood education, including programs right here at Beck Center and our work throughout the community.

Sponsorships for this much-anticipated pARTy are available. Please contact Jason Weiner, Beck Center’s Director of Development, at 216-521-2540 x18 or

PNC_Website_LogoCox_2014_Square Silver Sponsor: Skylight Financial * Chann & Ed Spellman

Ghostlight After Party is sponsored by First Federal Lakewood

Bronze Sponsors: AXA Advisors LLC / Michael J. Daso * Jill & Paul Clark * Kathy Delaney * Deloitte * Mary Kim Elkins & David Greenspan * Nordson Corporation * Sally & Terry Stewart * Seeley, Savidge, Ebert and Gourash * Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP * Thompson Hine * Turner Construction * Weber Murphy Fox/Doug Hoffman * Wente Winery

Host Sponsors: Hyland Software * Linda Kane & Gary Stewart * Margaret G. Weitzel

Special Thanks to Medical Mutual

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Order tickets here or contact Lauren Brocone at 216.521.2540 x19. Ask about information regarding sponsorship levels which start at $1,600 ($960 tax deductible).

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