American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Gala







Thursday, February 8, 2018 5:00 pm at the Detroit Athletic Club
Cocktails at 5:00 pm
Seated Dinner at 5:45 pm
Performance at 7:30 pm
Afterglow immediately after the performance at the Detroit Opera House



If you have any questions or prefer to call to make your reservation, please contact Willie Sullivan at 734-764-8489 or via email thriller@umich.edu. Please note, online reservations are accepted through Monday, January 29 at 5pm.



Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor - $100,000 ($95,212 tax-deductible gift)
  • Prominent recognition in all related print and electronic promotional materials, Detroit Opera House building exterior and electronic marquis, Bravo program book, lobby signage, and supertitle screen.
  • Prominent recognition on print materials for community engagement activities.
  • Opportunity to address the audience from the stage before performances with MOT President & CEO and UMS President.
  • 12 VIP seats for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.
  • 12 VIP tickets to each additional performance.

Community Day Sponsor - $50,000 ($45,212 tax-deductible gift)
With your support up to 1,000 tickets to the Saturday matinee will be made available for $10 or less to organizations that work with underserved communities.
  • Prominent recognition in all related print and electronic promotional materials, press release, Bravo program book, and Detroit Opera House lobby signage and supertitle screen.
  • Recognition from the stage by MOT President,CEO and UMS President.
  • 12 VIP seats for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.

Opening Night Performance Sponsor - $25,000 ($21,010 tax-deductible gift)
  • Recognition in all related print materials, Bravo program book, and supertitle screen.
  • Recognition from the stage by MOT President & CEO and UMS President.
  • 10 VIP seats for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.

Sunday Matinee Performance Sponsor - $25,000 ($21,010 tax-deductible gift)
  • Recognition in all related print materials, Bravo program book, and supertitle screen. Recognition from the stage by MOT President & CEO and UMS President.
  • 2 VIP seats for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.
  • 8 VIP tickets for Sunday matinee performance.

Friday & Saturday Evening Performance Sponsors - $20,000 ($16,888 tax-deductible gift)
Saturday Sponsorship - SOLD!
  • Recognition in all related print materials, signage, Bravo program book, and super title screen. Recognition from the stage by MOT President & CEO and UMS President.
  • 2 VIP tickets for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.
  • 6 VIP tickets for the sponsored performance.

Education Sponsor - $10,000 ($8,404 tax-deductible gift)
  • Recognition in related print materials, signage, and Bravo program book.
  • 4 VIP tickets for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.

Dance Sponsor - $5,000 ($4,242 tax-deductible gift)
  • Recognition in related materials, signage and Bravo program book.
  • 2 VIP tickets for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.

Patron Sponsor - $2,500 ($1,742 tax-deductible gift)
  • Recognition in Bravo program book.
  • 2 VIP tickets for opening night performance, gala dinner, and afterglow.


I cannot attend, but wish to make a contribution to support the UMS and MOT partnership.

For Presenting and Community Day Sponsorships, please contact UMS Development Office at 734-764-8489.














Special Event ($25,000.00)