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Saturday, September 21

Join us for the rockingest party of the year on The Old Globe’s Copley Plaza!

Recalling an era when Nixon was President and Zeppelin was king, we look to our rose-tinted past to make our future something to sing about. In line with the world premiere of Almost Famous, a new musical by San Diego native and Oscar winner Cameron Crowe, the 2019 Old Globe Gala will be a night of celebration and generosity.

Ellise Coit and Karen Tanz, Gala Co-Chairs

Gala Committee: Michele Arthur, Terry Atkinson, Peter Cooper, Valerie Cooper, Elaine Darwin, Nadia Gastelum, David Ohanian, Joanie Polatchek, Jean Shekhter, Rhona Thompson, Pam Wagner, Muffy Walker, and Lynne Wheeler.


Underwriting opportunities start at $1,500, tables of 10 start at $8,000, and single tickets start at $800. Gala Underwriters will enjoy a private lounge with champagne, refreshments, and other treats throughout the evening. See the full list of underwriting opportunities here.

To underwrite, purchase a table or individual tickets, contact Events Director Eileen Prisby at (619) 684-4146 or email at eprisby@TheOldGlobe.org.

Special thanks to these generous 2019 Globe Gala underwriters:

ROCK STARS ($75,000 and higher)
Darlene Marcos Shiley

COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE ($50,000 to $74,999)
Ellise and Michael Coit
Karen and Stuart Tanz

ALMOST FAMOUS ($25,000 to $49,999)
Terry Atkinson and Kathy Taylor
Karen and Donald Cohn
Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander
Laurie Mitchell and Brent V. Woods
Rhona Thompson
Gillian and Tony Thornley
Pamela J. Wagner and Hans Tegebo
Sheryl and Harvey White
Vicki and Carl Zeiger

IT’S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL ($15,000 to $24,999)
Jeffrey and Sheila Lipinsky
Neiman Marcus
Mr. Steve Netzley

I’M WITH THE BAND ($5,000 to $14,999)
Barbara and Gary Blake
Demetri and Ann Brizolis
Ranch & Coast
Jack and Donna Galloway
Phil and Kathy Henry

Lisa and Steve Altman
Helen Ashley
Jan Bart
Marc and Patty Brutten
Peter Cooper and Erik Matwijkow
Elaine and Dave Darwin
Angela DeCaro
Brian and Silvija Devine
Robert and Nina Doede
Joel Ewan and Carol Spielman-Ewan
Lee and Frank Goldberg
Leonard Hirsch
Susan and Bill Hoehn
Howard and Barbara Milstein
Michael and Linda Niggli
Paula and Brian Powers
Muffy Walker and John Reed
Karen and Stuart Tanz
Gillian and Tony Thornley
Laurie Mitchel and Brent Woods
June Yoder

Our generous vendors include catering by the award-winning Jeffrey Strauss and the Pamplemousse GrilleBlush Botanicals providing lush florals; the band Play! will get everyone up on the dancefloor; to be captured in the most flattering photos by Douglas Gates of Gates Photography and Melissa Jacobs. Ace Parking will valetAPR Fine Linen Rentals will provide linens, chargers, specialty tables and chairs; MiresBall is creating graphic design; Neiman Marcuswill surprise and delight with Gala gifts; Trevor Norton and CleverCo will set the scene with lighting and set design; and SEAS will enhance the mood with lighting and sound.