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Grapes and Grains Fundraiser

*Please note that this event has been canceled due to the coronovirus developments.  Sponsors and ticket holders will be contacted with further information.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History's “Grapes & Grains” fundraising gala will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., with event proceeds to benefit the VMNH Foundation Discovery Fund. Donations to the Discovery Fund directly benefit important museum programs in research, education, and exhibits.  Grapes and Grains will feature delicious food, along with samples of a variety of wines, specialty beers and spirits. Visitors will also have the opportunity to bid on many exciting silent auction items from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Secure your tickets or table sponsorship online today!


This year's theme is based on the museum's current special exhibit, "Wild About Cats”. We will be offering an African menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres (menu below), along with wines and spirits from our local wineries and distilleries.  The dress will be “Safari Chic”.  Attendees must be 21 or older.



Live music by Above the Fray (Kat Chrissy, Dennis)
with special guest Maggie Blankenship!


Center Stage Catering


Smoky Piri-Piri Chicken and Vegetable Skewer

North African Spiced Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper Harissa

Moroccan Curried Chick Peas

Somalian Sambusa

Barbere Shrimp Salad Shooters

Cumin and Coriander Spiced Fried Plantain and Yuca Chips with Preserved Lemon and Lentil Dip

Fresh Crisp Vegetable Crudites Platter

Malva Pudding Bites

Caakiri Shooters


Beliveau Logo Bright Meadows Farm Logo Hamlet Vineyards


TABLE SPONSORSHIPS

A limited number of Grapes & Grains Table Sponsorships are available at the following levels. Table Sponsorships are limited, so reserve yours today!

 
Chivas Regal Seating - a donation of $5,000
  • Reserved table of 10 with logo
  • Logo on VMNH Web site with link to your business homepage for one year
  • Logo on media releases, marketing materials, auction table and program
  • This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “VMNH Circle” level
    • Sponsorship logo recognition on 2 special exhibits and 2 events
    • 1 free museum rental
    • A behind-the-scenes tour for employees (up to 25)
Chardonnay Seating - a donation of $2,500
  • Reserved Table of 10 with name
  • Name on VMNH website with link to your business homepage for one year
  • Name listing on media releases, marketing materials and program
  • This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “Corporate Sponsor” level
    • Sponsorship logo recognition on 1 special exhibit and 1 event
    • 1 museum rental discounted at 50%
Pinot Noir Seating - a donation of $1,000
  • Reserved table of 10 with name
  • Name on VMNH website and program for one year
  • This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “Corporate Patron” level
    • Sponsorship recognition on 1 special exhibit of 1 event
    • 1 museum rental discounted at 25%
Pilsner Seating - a donation of $600
  • Reserved table of 10 with name
  • Patron listing in program
  • This sponsorship includes a 1-year VMNH Corporate Partnership at the “Small Business Partners” level


To learn more about these sponsorship options, please email ryan.barber@vmnh.virginia.gov or call 276-634-4163.  Tickets may be purchased online, at the museum box office, or by calling 276-634-4162.


Grapes and Grains 2020 Sponsors

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