Sponsorships

In the heart of Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront, the Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace stands as an oasis in the city. Located at the former private home of Lloyd R. Smith, the founder of the AO Smith Company, this Milwaukee jewel provides educational and special-interest programming, while attracting thousands of visitors to the museum. These activities are coordinated and funded by the Friends of Villa Terrace (FOVT) who have only been able to provide these programs and maintain the Renaissance Garden with funds raised through our biennial Gala in the Garden.

 

This summer’s Villa Terrace Gala in the Garden will be held on Saturday, July 27th. We are planning a vibrant and entertaining evening and look forward to a memorable event. Please put it on your calendar! We, the interior design team at Peabody’s Interiors, love beautiful design and we are honored to chair the Gala this year. We will be honoring Wade Weissmann and his legacy of architectural design. We are all proud to support a space we all appreciate and where we find inspiration. We are joined by Roger Smith as our Honorary Co-Chair. This year’s theme “A Royal Affair, Secrets of the Monarch” is inspired by the garden’s newest feature a Butterfly Garden and the current appeal of Royalty.

 

The funds the Friends of Villa Terrace need to raise through this year’s event are critical to the ongoing care and development of the maturing garden. With such a beautiful outdoor space open to the Milwaukee Community, we intend to expand our program offerings for the enjoyment, enrichment, and education of the public. To help us achieve our fundraising goals, please consider supporting the Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace with a sponsorship.

 

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum has been designated one of America’s Treasures by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service. Even though FOVT remains challenged by limited funds, along with a maturing garden and deteriorating iconic features like the water stairs, FOVT is committed to supporting the garden to ensure the very highest level of horticultural excellence everyone has come to expect.

 

Please join us in our mission and consider becoming a sponsor. There are a number of different sponsorship levels available:


Monarch – $15,000 “VIP Exclusive”

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • Two tables of eight guests

  • Verbal recognition at the event during dinner, printed recognition in all advertising, on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the program

  • Additional recognition in the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Museum News, the Friends of Villa Terrace Annual Report, the Gala in the Garden website, and in digital media

  • Complimentary use of the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and Garden for a four-hour private winter event hosting up to 80 guests (Dec – Feb).

  • 32 Guest Passes for the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Museums

 

Regal – $10,000

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • One table of eight guests

  • Verbal recognition at the event during dinner, printed recognition on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the program

  • Additional recognition in the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Museum News, the Friends of Villa Terrace Annual Report, the Gala in the Garden website, and in digital media

  • Upgraded French wines and champagnes at each table the night of the party

  • 16 Guest Passes for the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Museums

 

Noble (Corporate Sponsor) – $5,000

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • One table of ten guests

  • Recognition on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the event program

  •  Additional recognition in the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Museum News, the Friends of Villa Terrace Annual Report, the Gala in the Garden website, and in digital media

  • 8 Guest Passes for the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Museums

 

Confidante (Individual Sponsor) - $3,500

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • One table of eight guests

  • Recognition on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the event program


ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

 

Life of the Party-Music Sponsor- $3,500

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • Four Tickets

  • Shout out by North Coast Orchestra from the stage throughout the evening

  • Verbal recognition at the event during dinner, printed recognition in all advertising, on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the program

 

Plugged In-Technology Sponsor- $4,000

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • Six Tickets

  • Logo (or name) on the auction website

  • Verbal recognition at the event during dinner, printed recognition in all advertising, on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the  program

 

Shaken, Not Stirred- Bar Sponsor- $15,000

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • Two tables of Eight

  • Signage at the Bar

  • Verbal recognition at the event during dinner, printed recognition in all advertising, on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the program

 

Paparazzi Please- Photo booth/ Photography Sponsorship- $2,000

This sponsorship level will receive:

  • Two Tickets

  • Logo (or name) displayed on the Photo Booth

  • Recognition when images from the event are posted

  • Verbal recognition at the event during dinner, printed recognition in all advertising, on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the program

 

Royal Tastemaker- Floral & Décor Sponsor - $3,000
This sponsorship level will receive:

  • Four Tickets

  • Verbal recognition at the event during dinner, printed recognition in all advertising, on the invitation, in major event signage, and in the program

 

Please call us directly with any questions or to sign on as a sponsor, or you can simply mail in this form. Thanks very much for your support!

Sincerely,

Peabody’s Interiors Designers: Emily Winters, Mara Wierschke, Lisa Anne Minneti, Jennifer Schuppie, Geneane Francour, Greg Holm, Tami Stephens, and Margaret Schweitz

Co-Chairs – Villa Terrace Gala in the Garden 2019

414-962-4550