Join us for The Gala @ MCASD where guests will be the first to see the spectacular exhibition Alexis Smith: The American Way in the Iris and Matthew Strauss Galleries at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building.
MCASD’s annual fundraiser – Monte Carlo – has been reimagined into The Gala @ MCASD, which will celebrate our special exhibition each fall. This year's event takes inspiration from the pivotal Alexis Smith exhibition, the first retrospective of the California artist in thirty years, which reflects a theme that MCASD and the artist share: transformation. Join us for an elegant dinner under the stars or for a cocktail in the “Hello, Hollywood” Lounge at The After Party @ MCASD.
Your generous support is vital to our continued success and allows us to make an impact within the Museum walls and in the broader community. All proceeds from the event benefit MCASD’s dynamic exhibition schedule and education programs that foster conversations and connect visitors to contemporary art.
Please note that The Gala and After Party are 21+ events
Reservations at $6,000 for table of ten ($4,600 is tax-deductible)
Individual reservations at $600 per person ($460 is tax-deductible)
Seating in the Strauss Plaza | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission
Reservations at $15,000 for table of ten ($13,350 is tax-deductible)
Individual reservations at $1,500 per person ($1,335 is tax-deductible)
Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Private curatorial tour of Alexis Smith: The American Way 9/15/22 – for up to 10 guests | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission
Reservations at $35,000 for table of ten ($33,250 is tax-deductible)
Individual reservations at $3,500 per person ($3,325 is tax-deductible)
Preferred table location | Tableside champagne service | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Private curatorial tour of Alexis Smith: The American Way for up to 10 guests (Exhibition on view 9/15/22 – 2/5/23) | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission
Reservations at $50,000 for table of ten ($48,150 is tax-deductible)
Individual reservations at $5,000 per person ($4,815 is tax-deductible)
Premiere table location | Tableside champagne service | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Complimentary exhibition catalogue | Private curatorial tour of Alexis Smith: The American Way (Exhibition on view 9/15/22 – 2/5/23) | Complimentary valet parking | After Party admission
Join late-night revelers and fellow philanthropists at The After Party
The Gala @ MCASD is Co-chaired by Board Members Marcos Ramírez ERRE and Dagmar Smek.
Thank you to our generous supporters and underwriters that make this event successful.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego thanks The Gala Co-Chairs, Dagmar Smek and Marcos Ramírez ERRE, the Board of Trustees and Honorary Committee for supporting The Gala in its inaugural year.
Melissa Garfield Bartell and Michael Bartell
Dr. Mary F. and James H. Berglund
Chris and Adrienne Birchy
Viveca Bissonnette and Jeff Hollander
Laurence and Cindy Bloch
Nancy and Matthew Browar
Dr. Marsha and William Chandler
Van Cleef & Arpels
Dr. Charles and Monica Cochrane
Karen and Donald Cohn
Carolyn P. Farris
Marcia Hazan and Mark Cammell
Ryan and Kimberly Herrell
Debby and Hal Jacobs
Dr. Paul E. and Geneviève Jacobs
Kathryn Kanjo and David Jurist
Gail and George Knox
Jennifer and Jay Levitt
Nevins and Margret McBride
Anna Haudenschild Meier and Philip Meier
Dr. Fenner Milton
Alessandra Moctezuma and Mike Davis
Dr. Sheldon Morris and Catriona Jamieson
Jennifer Nelson and John Dineen
Catherine and Bob Palmer
Maryanne and Irwin Pfister
Marcos Ramírez ERRE and Coco Gonzalez
James Robbins and Jill Esterbrooks
Tom and Cami Rosso
Nora and Fritz Sargent
Dagmar Smek and Arman Oruc
Al Spector and Tatjana Soli
Steve Strauss and Lise Wilson
*Donor names appear alphabetically. List as of June 30, 2022.
We invite you to join us and pledge your support of The Gala @ MCASD by providing the underwriting necessary to meet our vital fundraising goal. By becoming an Underwriter your name will be listed prominently on The Gala webpage and onsite at the event. Please find a list of available underwriting opportunities below, or make an unrestricted gift in support of the museum’s world class exhibitions and education programs.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Director of Philanthropy, Chance Decker at 858 454 3541 x107