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A Night at Nemours

Send questions about our gala or sponsorship opportunities to:

Tracy Weaver

(302) 651-4383
tracy.weaver@nemours.org

Become a Sponsor

A Night at Nemours

Sponsorships are available at many levels:

  • Presenting Sponsor:
    $50,000
  • Platinum Sponsor:
    $25,000
  • Gold Sponsor:
    $10,000

... and more!

Please download and complete our interactive sponsorship form. You will be contacted promptly once we receive it.

Gala Sponsorship Form »

 

The ninth annual gala to benefit Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is one of the most anticipated social gatherings of the year. Often described as “the best party in Wilmington,” the gala will once again take place on the magnificent grounds of Nemours Mansion and Gardens.

You’ll mingle with friends during the cocktail hour and enjoy fantastic food under a beautifully decorated tent. Then, dance the night away to the sounds of the Eturnity Band. Proceeds from A Night at Nemours will help build a beautiful Healing Garden in the expanded Hospital.

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Celebrate With Us

A Night at Nemours gala, fulfilling our mission to help and heal children.

Date

Friday, June 13, 2014

Time

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by an elegant dinner, dessert and dancing.

Place

Nemours Mansion and Gardens
Directions: Arrive at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children,
1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803. Signs will direct guests to complimentary valet parking where they will be transported to the Gala.

Dress

Black tie preferred

Proceeds

This year’s event benefits the Healing Garden in the Expansion of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Come mix and mingle with your friends and colleagues on the grounds of Nemours Mansion and Gardens. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and dessert with the Mansion as the backdrop to the evening. Back by popular demand, Eturnity Band will provide great music for dancing the night away under the stars. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.


Contact Us
Tracy Weaver

(302) 651-4383
tracy.weaver@nemours.org

2014 Gala Committee

Jeff Barnello
Karen Bengston
Michael Berger
Dino Carbone
JoAnn Contompasis
Mary Donar Reale

Grace Gary
Rick Gessner
Kimberly Gessner
Bob Kelly
Carrie Kelly
David Lyons, Jr.

Martha Mackenzie
George Meldrum
Cathleen Rossi-McLaughlin
Tamara Salzbrenner

Ticket Information

Ticket Price
  • $300 per person ($150 tax-deductible)
  • $3,500 for the Garden Pack of 10 tickets, including recognition in the video/program book ($1,750 tax-deductible)
Ticket Includes
  • valet parking
  • cocktails, delicious food and dessert
  • music and entertainment

Event Directions

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Map & Directions »

Signs will direct guests to complimentary valet parking where they will be transported to the Mansion grounds.


Directions to the Hospital

From the South (I-95):
  • On I-95 North, take exit 8, Concord Pike/Route 202 N exit. Stay to the left.
  • On Route 202, turn left at the third traffic light onto Powder Mill Road.
  • Powder Mill Road will become Children’s Drive and take you to the hospital's main gates.
  • Turn left at traffic light before the gates and follow event signs to valet parking.
From the North (Route 202):
  • Take Route 202 South.
  • Turn right onto Powder Mill Road (the AstraZeneca campus will be on the right).
  • Powder Mill Road will become Children’s Drive and take you to the hospital's main gates.
  • Turn left at traffic light before the gates and follow event signs to valet parking.
From the West:
  • Take Route 141 North (Barley Mill Road), crossing the Tyler McConnell Bridge.
  • Turn left at the duPont Experimental station, staying on Route 141 North.
  • Travel a mile and a half, making a right at the second light onto Children’s Drive.
  • Children's Drive will take you to the hospital's main gates.
  • Turn left at traffic light before the gates and follow event signs to valet parking.

Hotel du Pont

We are pleased to offer guests of A Night at Nemours a fabulous room rate of $169 at the luxurious and elegant Hotel du Pont. The hotel is conveniently located in downtown Wilmington.
Map & Directions »

Hotel du Pont

42 West 11th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(800) 441-9019
hoteldupont.com


Reservations

$169 per night is guaranteed until May 30. Please use group code NEMOURSGALA2014 when making your reservation.


Directions to Hotel du Pont

From Philadelphia on I-95 South:
  • Take I-95 South through Chester to Wilmington.
  • Follow I-95 South to exit 7A marked 52 South, Delaware Avenue.
  • Follow 11th Street in the middle lane through six traffic lights.
  • Hotel du Pont is on the right.
  • Valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.
  • For self-parking, turn left on Orange Street; car park is on left.
From Route 202:
  • Follow Route 202 to I-95 intersection. Take I-95 South.
  • Follow I-95 South to exit 7A marked 52 South, Delaware Avenue.
  • Follow 11th Street in the middle lane through six traffic lights.
  • Hotel du Pont is on the right.
  • Valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.
  • For self-parking, turn left on Orange Street; car park is on left.
From Baltimore on I-95 North
  • Follow I-95 North to Wilmington, take exit 7 marked Route 52, Delaware Avenue.
  • From right lane, take exit 7 onto Adams Street.
  • At the third traffic light, turn right onto 11th Street.
  • Follow 11th Street in the middle lane through six traffic lights.
  • Hotel du Pont is on the right.
  • Valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.
  • For self-parking, turn left on Orange Street; car park is on left.
From New Jersey (New Jersey Turnpike):
  • Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Delaware Memorial Bridge.
  • After crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, follow signs to I-95 North.
  • Follow I-95 North to Wilmington, take exit 7 marked Route 52, Delaware Avenue.
  • From right lane, take exit 7 onto Adams Street.
  • At the third traffic light, turn right onto 11th Street.
  • Follow 11th Street in the middle lane through six traffic lights.
  • Hotel du Pont is on the right.
  • Valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.
  • For self-parking, turn left on Orange Street; car park is on left.
From Downstate Delaware:
  • Take Route 13 North, into Wilmington.
  • Follow signs marked North Business, Route 13 through eight traffic lights.
  • Make a left onto 10th Street.
  • Follow 10th Street three blocks to Orange Street, and make a right onto Orange Street.
  • Turn right at the next block onto 11th Street.
  • Hotel du Pont is on the right.
  • Valet parking is available at the hotel entrance.
  • For self-parking, turn left on Orange Street; car park is on left.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please download and complete our interactive sponsorship form. You will be contacted promptly once we receive it.
Gala Sponsorship Form »


Presenting Sponsor: $50,000

  • Name and logo recognition on invitation if received by April 4, 2014
  • Recognition in all press materials
  • Private use of the Nemours Mansion & Gardens Visitor Center to host reception for up to 60 guests with private tour of the Mansion & Gardens for all reception guests*
  • 12 tickets to event
  • Private cocktail hour with Nemours leadership
  • Full-page color ad on back cover of program book
  • Company logo in sponsor section of program book
  • Continuous video signage with logo at event
  • Logo recognition on internal and external websites
  • Two complimentary guest rooms at the Hotel du Pont and breakfast for four in the Green Room on June 14
  • Tax-deductible contribution: $42,900

*Date to be agreed upon in advance. Food and beverage not included.


Platinum Sponsor: $25,000

  • 12 tickets to event
  • Private cocktail hour with Nemours leadership
  • Full-page color ad in program book
  • Company logo in sponsor section of program book
  • Continuous video signage with logo at event
  • Logo recognition on internal and external websites
  • Two complimentary guest rooms at the Hotel du Pont and breakfast for four in the Green Room on June 14
  • Tax-deductible contribution: $21,000

Gold Sponsor: $10,000

  • 10 tickets to event
  • Private cocktail hour with Nemours leadership
  • Full-page color ad in program book
  • Company logo in sponsor section of program book
  • Continuous video signage with logo at event
  • Logo recognition on internal and external websites
  • Tax deductible contribution: $7,300

Silver Sponsor: $5,000

  • Six tickets to event
  • Half-page color ad in program book
  • Company recognition in sponsor section of program book
  • Continuous video signage recognition at event
  • Recognition on internal and external websites
  • Tax-deductible contribution: $3,350

Bronze Sponsor: $2,500

  • Four tickets to event
  • Continuous video signage recognition at event
  • Listing in program book
  • Recognition on internal and external websites
  • Tax-deductible contribution: $1,650

Advertisement Options

All ad copy must be received by Monday, May 12, 2014 for inclusion in the program book. Any ad received after May 12, is not guaranteed placement in print materials, but will be included on digital signage. View Ad Specifications »

Ad copy should be emailed to Tracy Weaver at tracy.weaver@nemours.org.

Full-Page, Color: $1,200
  • included in Platinum and Gold Sponsorship
  • 8½ x 5½ inches
Full-Page, Black & White: $1,000
  • 8½ x 5½ inches
Half-Page, Color: $750
  • included in Silver Sponsorship
  • 4¼ x 5½ inches
Half-Page, Black & White: $500
  • 4¼ x 5¼ inches
Continuous Video Signage Recognition & Program Listing: $250
  • included in Bronze Sponsorship
  • listed as "Friend of A Night at Nemours"