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The Gala at MCASD
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September 7, 2024 at 6:00 pm

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Building

6 – 11PM

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Chaired by Board Member Chris Birchby and Adrienne Birchby, this year’s theme is Currents. Contemporary art is a transformative force moving us to think and feel things in new ways, much as ocean currents direct the flow of water from one place to another.

Join us for an exhilarating evening overlooking the shimmering waves in La Jolla as we celebrate contemporary art, artists, and their impact on our community -- the current that runs through us all. We’ll enjoy cocktails and fine hors d’oeuvres, a specially curated al fresco dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and much more throughout the night.

The Gala also takes inspiration from MCASD’s unique costal location and dedication to support current artists of our time.

Please note that The Gala is 21+

Ticket Information

PREMIERE TABLE SPONSOR

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)


For all ticket holders:

Premiere table location | Tableside champagne service | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward | Complimentary For Dear Life exhibition catalogue


For Table Sponsors only:

Private tour of For Dear Life opening 9/19/24 - 10 guests

Reserve Tickets

PLATINUM TABLE SPONSOR

Reservations at $25,000 for table of ten ($23,250 is tax-deductible)

Individual reservations at $2,500 per person ($2,325 is tax-deductible)


For all ticket holders:

Preferred table location | Tableside champagne service | Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward


For Table Sponsors only:

Private tour of For Dear Life opening 9/19/24 – 10 guests

Reserve Tickets

GOLD TABLE SPONSOR

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)


All ticket holders:

Upgraded wine pairings and a dedicated wine steward


For Table Sponsors only:

Private tour of For Dear Life opening 9/19/24 – 10 guests

Reserve Tickets

Sapphire Tickets

Individual reservations at $350 per person ($225 tax-deductible)

*Avant Garde Members Only (Limited Quantity)

If you would like to become an Avant Garde Member, please contact Sophie Robertson at srobertson@mcasd.org

Underwriting and Sponsorship

MCASD serves as a forum for powerful interaction, offering space to serve the community through world class exhibitions, innovative programs, and impactful education experiences. Reach your corporate social responsibility goals with MCASD. Grow your brand awareness and expand your client network – in an artful way.

Underwriting provides the necessary funds to reach our fundraising goal. Your individual or corporate investment is 100% tax-deductible. Supporters will be recognized digitally on the website and in print at the Gala.

We are eager to create meaningful and lasting partnerships, please contact April Farrell, Chief of Advancement Officer at april@mcasd.org or 858 454 3541 x163 for custom Underwriting and Sponsorship packages to fit your needs.

About the Chairs

Chris Birchby is a consumer packaged goods (cpg) entrepreneur based in Solana Beach, CA. He began his brand-building journey founding the sunscreen companies COOLA and Bare Republic and continues his adventures with a new cpg start-up and venture studio.

Chris received a BA in English and Art from Lafayette College and an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He’s a passionate art collector and is on the board of trustees at ArtCenter College of Design and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD).

Adrienne Birchby (AJ) spent over 10 years working in the Special Events/Business development for Curtco Media/Robb Report Magazine, Events International and Sandow Media. She holds a BA Advertising from the University of Florida.

Along her journey, she met Chris Birchby who had just finished moving COOLA out of his garage. AJ wore many hats under the COOLA umbrella before she became the full time CEO of Birchby Enterprises where she now manages her husband Chris, 3 children under the age of 9 and 2 dogs.

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