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The MIT Club of Boston and LAMIT have organized a fun-filled evening to honor L. Rafael Reif, MIT’s recently inaugurated President. This year's black-tie gala will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
, starting at 6:15 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The program includes:
Early in the evening, in the MFA's Remis Auditorium:
• A short concert will be given by a noted Berklee School of Music ensemble performing traditional Venezuelan music from Pres. Reif's homeland, as well as a number of contemporary selections
• Lively dance numbers will be presented by a MIT student dance group
• A brief, specially-produced film about Pres. Reif will be shown, as well as a video of the "Rhumba for Rafael"that was composed by John Harbison for Pres. Reif's inauguration
And after dinner:
• A musical trio will offer a sampling of Latin American melodies
PRIVATE VIEWING OF GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
During the evening, you will be able to view two of the MFA's special exhibitions, with an opportunity to partake in a tour of the "Blue and White" exhibition led by a museum lecturer. Two tours (each limited to the first 20 people who sign up) will be offered – one during the reception time period; the other, after the dinner. The Contemporary galleries also will be open for us during the gala.
FABULOUS FOOD PLUS
During the reception, there will be scrumptious hors d'oeuvres along with a free drink ticket; the fine dinner with be accompanied by a glass of wine, which will be followed by an assortment of caloric delights for dessert and afterwards.
SURPRISES...both for the gala honoree and for gala attendees
Throughout the dinner time there will be many fun-filled happenings. Along with these, Pres. Reif will offer some brief remarks/insights.
And, of course,
MEET AND GREET
Plenty of time to socialize and chat with old and new friends.
We hope that you will put on your black tie/festive or formal business attire and will attend this celebration.
Tickets for the gala are limited and are on a first-come, first served basis and will not be sold at the door. The cost of the ticket does not cover the cost of the food and venue, so it is not tax deductible.
- $150 for current members of the MIT Club of Boston or of LAMIT (requires login after clicking the "Register" button above) and for each guest
- $175 non-member alumni and for each guest
To register, click on the button above to use your credit card online, or pay by check by completing 2013-gala-invitation-v3.pdf and sending it to Jorge Rodriguez (details available on PDF).
If you have problems with online registration you may still register by mail by completing 2013-gala-invitation-v3.pdf and sending us a check.
Please contact Jorge Rodriguez at email@example.com or 781-693-6811 with any questions.
The ticket price of the Gala basically covers the cost of food and refreshments for each person. Sponsorships by organizations or individuals will help defray the cost of the other expenses associated with the Gala. If any extra funds result from sponsorship donations, they will applied to the MIT Club of Boston Scholarship Fund for MIT students from the Greater Boston area.
Sponsors of the gala will have their names printed in the Gala program (deadline April 26). We will have sponsors names displayed on posters at the Gala at the MFA, and on our website. We welcome both individual and corporate sponsors.
Sponsorship is fully tax deductible.
A special thank you to our current sponsors:
Connee and Lewis Counts '65
Mindy Garber '82
Karen Mathiasen '71 and Martin Schrage '63
George Raymond '55
Susan E. Schur '60
Maureen and Stanley Siegel
Panos '66 and Eleanor Spiliakos
Vande Walle's Caramels donated by Mrs. Joseph Garber
Carl Nielsen '58
David Provost '04
Glenn Strehle '58
Edelman & Associates
This will be an important event for L. Rafael Reif. Attendees will include influential members of the MIT community. The Linde wing will be open and there will be private tours of the special Blue and White exhibition. We'll be having musical entertainment, gifts tailored to Rafael's background and preferences, and other mementos.
We hope that you will support this upcoming event. All sponsors are welcome, both individual and corporate! Although any donation amount is welcome, the following are the recognized levels:
- Benefactor, contributes $5,000 or more
- Patron, contributes between $2,500 and $4,999
- Supporter, contributes between $1,000 and $2,499
- Platinum Friend, contributes between $500 and $999
- Gold Friend, contributes between $250 and $499
- Silver Friend, contributes between $100 and $249
Please contact either Jorge Rodriguez at 781-693-6811 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Martin Schrage at 617-930-4244 or email@example.com for any inquiries regarding sponsorship. You can see page 2 of 2013-gala-invitation-v2.pdf for details.
To donate online, please click here.