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Anderson Center’s 17th Annual Gala

In a Different Key

Anderson Center for Autism’s Annual Gala

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Grandview

176 Rinaldi Boulevard Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Gala Dinner Menu

Gala Honorees: 

John Donvan is a broadcaster and writer, whose bestselling book, In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. He is also host of the Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates, which are heard on public radio and by podcast. During his journalism career at ABC, CNN and PBS, John has served as chief White House correspondent, and held multiyear postings in London, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Amman, Jordan. He is the winner of four Emmys and the Overseas Press Club Award. An occasional story teller with the live onstage program, Story District, John became interested in autism’s impact on families upon meeting his wife, physician and medical school professor Ranit Mishori, who grew up in Israel with a brother profoundly affected by autism. He has two children and lives in Washington, D.C.

John and his longtime colleague, Caren Zucker, have been collaborating on stories about autism since 2000. At ABC, they created the pioneering series Echoes of Autism, the first regular feature segment in network news devoted to understanding the lives of individuals and families living with autism. Their 2010 article in The Atlantic, “Autism’s First Child,” was shortlisted for the National Magazine Award.

Caren Zucker is a journalist and Emmy Award television producer who has reported on a broad range of subjects both domestically and internationally. As a producer for ABC’s World News and Nightline, working alongside Peter Jennings, Charlie Gibson, and Diane Sawyer, she covered economic summits, presidential campaigns, social trends, and the Olympic Games. She was the producer and co-writer of PBS NewsHour series Autism Now. Her oldest son Mickey’s autism diagnosis inspired a new direction in her reporting: to bring a better understanding of autism’s realities. Zucker and her husband, NBC Sports Producer John McGuinness, have three children and reside in New Jersey

As two journalists with a personal connection to autism, they aim to inspire acceptance of and support for people on the spectrum by telling their stories with honesty and compassion. The two most recently won an Emmy Award for their story “A Different Kind of Boyhood”, airing on ABC’s Nightline they reported on the lives of two autistic boys over 15 years as they grew into young men.

John Donvan and Caren Zucker will be conducting a book signing at the event. Copies of "In a Different Key" will be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, please click here

Sponsor Information:

Diamond

$25,000

One Table (10 tickets)

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Donor plaque

Name/logo prominently included in gala promotions

Full digital program journal ad

Formal recognition at the 2018 ACA Gala

Name/logo listed on sponsor board

Name/logo listed on website

Full 1 in 59 Radio Show devoted to your partnership with ACA 

Name/logo at all 2019 ACA events

Platinum

$15,000

One Table (10 tickets)

Gift Sponsor 

Donor plaque

Full digital program journal ad

Formal recognition at the 2018 ACA Gala

Name/logo listed on sponsor board

Name/logo listed on website

Half 1 in 59 Radio Show devoted to your partnership with ACA 

Gold

$10,000

One Table (10 tickets)

Specialty Bar Sponsor

Donor plaque

Half digital program journal ad

Formal recognition at the 2018 ACA Gala

Name/logo listed on sponsor board

Name/logo listed on website

Acknowledgement on 1 in 59 Radio Show

Silver

$5,000

One Table (10 tickets)

Dessert Food Truck Sponsor

Donor plaque

Quarter digital program journal ad

Formal recognition at the 2018 ACA Gala

Name/logo listed on sponsor board

Name/logo listed on website

Acknowledgement on 1 in 59 Radio Show

Bronze

$2,500

One Table (10 tickets)

Centerpiece Sponsor

Quarter digital program journal ad

Name/logo listed on sponsor board

Name/logo listed on website

Acknowledgement on 1 in 59 Radio Show

Custom Sponsorship

Interested in a customized sponsorship? Contact Kelly Dooley at KDooley@AndersonCares.org or 845 889-9208

$250

Individual Tickets

$1,000

Full Page Program Journal Ad

$500

Half Page Program Journal Ad

$250

Quarter Page Program Journal Ad

$100

Listing 

Please email artwork (jpeg or png, 300 dpi format) to Kelly Dooley by Friday, October 26th.

 

 

Would you like to donate an item to this year’s silent auction?  Please contact Kelly Dooley at 845-889-9208.

Accommodations (Special rates for Anderson's Gala guests):
 

The Grand Hotel  
40 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.485.5300
Click here to make a reservation
- Click on “Book Now"
- Choose the 4th option ”Group Listing”
- Enter your group code & zip code & click next (Email KDooley@AndersonCares.org for the group code)

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton
2361 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.463-7500
*Please not you must contact the front desk and ask for the "Anderson Center for Autism rate" when making your reservation.  

Holiday Inn Express
2750 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845.473.1151
Click here to make a reservation 

Questions?  Please contact Kelly Dooley at 845-889-9208.
 

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who help support
Anderson Center for Autism!

Media Sponsor 
 
In a Different Key Sponsors
Diamond Sponsor
Chip Loewenson & Susan Brune
Platinum Sponsor
Douglas Durst
Silver Sponsors
 Cheryl Coleman-Walley & Larry Walley 
Buzzy Geduld
Jeff & Tondra Lynford
Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
Bronze Sponsors
Anonymous Anderson Family
The Kollar Family
The Mertens Family
The Ryan Family
Supporters
Brent Macleod
David Melby
The Desiderio Family
The Farag Family
The Hultin Family
Hyde Park Florist & Gifts
Jean Arnold
The Mandel Family
The Perrotta Family
The Reimov Family
 
Silent Auction Donors
Anderson Case Management Department
Anderson Adult Clinical Department
Anderson Children's Services
Anderson Consultation Department
Anderson Corporate Compliance Department
Anderson Development Department
Anderson Health Services Department
Anderson Human Resource Department
Anderson Information Technology Department
Anderson Operations Department
Aroma Thyme Bistro
Autism of the Seas
The Bardavon
Barton Orchards
Bed Bath & Beyond
Beekman Arms & Delemater Inn
Bounce
Bradford Portraits
Bread Alone
Buns Burgers
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spas
Catamount
Chelsea Piers NY & CT
Cheryl Coleman-Walley
Christine & Jerry Monaco
Coppola's
The Cuttone Family
Dia:Beacon
Dutchess County SPCA
Elaine Dionesotes
Emerson Resort & Spa
FACE Stockholm
The Figueroa Family
Foxwoods
Frank Guido's Little Italy
Gaby's Cafe
Giacomo's Pizza
Victoria Guzek-Ianni
Half Time
The Hildreth Family
Hudson Beach Glass
Hudson River Cruises
Hudson Valley Renegades
The Kollar Family
Krause's Chocolate
Lagunitas Brewing Company
The Lambe Family
The Levine Family
Liquorama
Jeff & Tondra Lynford
Mahoney's Irish Pub & Steakhouse
The Mandel Family
Marist College
The Matchbox Cafe
The Mertens Family
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum
Mizu Sushi
Mohegan Sun
Mohonk Mountain House
Mountain Brauhaus
Mystic Aquarium
Mystic Seaport Museum
New York Giants
New York Jets
New York Mets
New York Red Bulls
Newburgh Brewery
Pamal Broadcasting
Red Hook Golf Club
Rhinebeck Department Store
Rhinbeck Yoga Center
River Valley Restaurant Group 
Roller Magic
Rossi's Rosticceria Deli
Samsung
Samuel's Sweet Shop
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sloop Brewing Co.
Smoky Rock BBQ
Taconic Distillery
Terrapin
Tivoli Sailing Co.
Tuthilltown
Universal Orlando Resort
Zimmer Brothers