2020 "A Candle in the Dark" Gala (Alumni & Friends)

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM America, New York
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Hosted by: Morehouse College - Office of External Relations and Alumni Engagement
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The "A Candle in the Dark" Gala got its name from Morehouse College's official history book written by Edward A. Jones '26. Since its founding in 1989 by Robert H. Bolton '86 and Hardy "Petey" Franklin '83, the Gala has become one of the nation's premier events that celebrates African American achievement and raises much needed scholarship funds for deserving students. This exceptional evening of elegance and accomplishment has honored more than 135 luminaries over the past 32 years.    

Former honorees include philanthropists Oprah Winfrey (Hon. '89) and Robert F. Smith (Hon. '19), Dr. Peter Chatard Jr. '56; Academy Award winning filmmaker Spike Lee '79, actors Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson '72, Wesley Snipes, Roscoe Lee Browne and Danny Glover; renowned historian and educator John Hope Franklin; legendary sports figures Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Henry "Hank" Aaron (Hon. '09), Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe; retired New York Transit Authority worker Clarence "Kappa" Brown '40; civil rights leaders Andrew Young and H. Julian Bond '71; former Postal Rate Commission Chairman George Haley '49; former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher '63; noted scholar and professor Cornel West, as well as a host of other extraordinary achievers. 

We look forward to you joining us for this exciting affair on February 15, 2020 when Morehouse will add six new receipients to this influential and iconic list of Bennie and Candle honorees!

 

 

Ticket Information


Individual General 'A Candle in the Dark' Gala Ticket

An individual may purchase up to 10 tickets at this price under the same reservation. General seats are located near the Center most sections. To purchase additional tickets, please select "add attendee". You can purchase up to 9 additional tickets. Please indicate in the "comments field" if all seats are requested to be seated together.
Price
$400.00
 
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General Table

General "A Candle in the Dark" Gala tables of 10 may be purchased by individuals only. Corporations are not eligible to purchase tables at this level and should contact Ardis Maria Blanchard, Director of Event Sponsorships at ardis.blanchard@morehouse.edu (470.639.0644) to obtain pricing and benefits. Tables purchased by individuals at this level will feature the host's name and be located in the general section of the ballroom.
Price
$4,000.00
 
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Individual VIP 'A Candle in the Dark' Gala Ticket

Purchase of this ticket comes with admission to the annual VIP pre-Gala reception. An individual may purchase up to 10 tickets at this price under the same reservation. Individual VIP tickets are located in the priority seating area of the ballroom. If you wish to purchase additional seats with this transaction, you can select "Add Additional Ticket".
Price
$600.00
 
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VIP Table

VIP tables of 10 may be purchased by individuals only. Corporations are not eligible to purchase at this level and should contact Ardis Maria Blanchard, Director of Event Sponsorships, at ardis.blanchard@morehouse.edu (470.639.0644) to obtain pricing and benefits. Tables purchased by Individuals at this level will feature the host's name, receive priority placement in the ballroom and include tickets for 10 individuals to attend the VIP pre-Gala reception. An individual may purchase up to two (2) tables at this level.
Price
$6,000.00
 
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Individual Premium VIP Seating 'A Candle in the Dark' Gala Ticket

Purchase of this ticket type comes with an invitation to the annual VIP pre-Gala reception and offers premium VIP seating during the Gala. An individual may purchase up to 10 tickets at this price under the same reservation. If you wish to purchase additional seats with this transaction, you can select "Add Additional Ticket".
Price
$1,200.00
 
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Premium VIP Table

Premium VIP tables of 10 may be purchased by individuals only. Corporations are not eligible to purchase at this level and should contact Ardis Maria Blanchard, Director of Event Sponsorships, at ardis.blanchard@morehouse.edu (470.639.0644) to obtain pricing and benefits. Tables purchased by Individuals at this level will feature the host's name, receive premium placement in the ballroom and include tickets for 10 individuals to attend the VIP pre-Gala reception. An individual may purchase up to two (2) tables at this level.
Price
$12,000.00
 
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Gala Program Full-page Ad

Full page ad 8.5” W x 11” with bleed 7.5” x 10” without bleed Morehouse will not be able to design individual Gala ads. Incomplete or incorrectly prepared artwork will not be accepted.
Price
$5,000.00
 
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Gala Program Half Page Ad

Half Page Ad (Silver & Bronze sponsors) 8.75” W x 4.5” H with bleed 7.5” x 4.5” H without bleed Ad Deadline: January 31, 2020 BY 5 P.M. EST Book Trim size is 8.5” x 11” Non-bleed size is 7.5” x 10” Color: Full-Four Color Format: Acrobat PDF (press-quality) Morehouse College will not be able to design company ads. Incomplete or incorrectly prepared artwork will not be accepted.
Price
$2,500.00
 
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Gala Program Quarter Page Ad

3.5” W x 4.75” H Ad Deadline: January 31, 2020 BY 5 P.M. EST Book Trim size is 8.5” x 11” Non-bleed size is 7.5” x 10” Color: Full-Four Color Format: Acrobat PDF (press-quality) Morehouse College will not be able to design company ads. Incomplete or incorrectly prepared artwork will not be accepted.
Price
$1,250.00
 
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Gala Program Logo Ad

Logo Deadline: January 31, 2020 BY 5 P.M. EST Color: Full-Four Color Format: Acrobat PDF (press-quality) camera ready logos only. Incomplete or incorrectly prepared artwork will not be accepted.
Price
$1,000.00
 
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