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    2014_AIGA Centennial Gala


    The AIGA Centennial Gala is sold out!

    To inquire about onsite visibility for you or your company, please contact Elaine Bowen, director of strategic partnerships, by email or by calling 212 710 3125.

    The AIGA Centennial Gala
    Grand Hyatt New York
    109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
    New York City
    Friday, April 25, 2014
    6:30–10:30 p.m.

    The AIGA Gala is an annual celebration to honor the distinguished practitioners, educators and role models whose creativity, intelligence, perception and skill have inspired and shaped the entire design profession. Planned by co-chairs by David Gibson of Two Twelve and Mark Randall of Worldstudio, and hosted by emcee Michael Bierut of Pentagram, the gala will bring together hundreds of design supporters to celebrate AIGA’s centennial and recognize the contributions of these design visionaries.

    The AIGA Centennial Medalists

    AIGA is celebrating its centennial by awarding a special class of 24 design leaders with the prestigious AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession. Three of the Medals will be awarded posthumously, to Michael Cronan, Sylvia Harris and Bill Moggridge for their contributions to the profession. The 2014 AIGA Medals will be presented on April 25 at “The AIGA Centennial Gala” in New York City.

    Sean Adams &
    Noreen Morioka
    Richard Danne Alexander Isley
    Charles S. Anderson Michael Donovan &
    Nancye Green
    Chip Kidd
    Dana Arnett Stephen Doyle Michael Mabry
    Kenneth Carbone &
    Leslie Smolan
    Louise Fili Abbott Miller
    David Carson Bob Greenberg Bill Moggridge
    Kyle Cooper Sylvia Harris Gael Towey
    Michael Cronan Cheryl Heller Ann Willoughby

    Ticket and table options

    Tickets and tables for The AIGA Centennial Gala are now sold out! To inquire about additional visibility for you or your company, please contact Elaine Bowen, director of strategic partnerships, by email or by calling 212 710 3125.

    Friend: $200 One ticket for the evening, general unassigned seating during the awards presentation
    Donor: $1,000 One ticket for the evening, premium seating during the awards presentation; name recognition in event program (if submitted by March 31); name recognition on AIGA.org
    Patron table: $5,000 One table of six for the evening, prime table seating for six during the awards presentation; name recognition and half-page ad in event program (if submitted by March 31); name recognition on AIGA.org and on-site
    Benefactor table: $10,000 One table of six for the evening, premium table seating for six during the awards presentation; logo recognition and full-page ad in program (if submitted by March 31); logo recognition on AIGA.org; recognition on-site
    Leadership table: $20,000 Two tables of six for the evening, front-row table seating for twelve during the awards presentation; prominent logo listing and two-page spread in program (if submitted by March 31); logo recognition on AIGA.org and on-site; opportunity for creative integration

    What to expect

    The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Mingle with old friends and meet new ones. At 7:30 p.m. the evening’s program begins, featuring the presentation of the AIGA Medal for lifetime achievement in design.Then from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m., guests will have the chance to congratulate the newly minted AIGA Medalists and enjoy another round of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and conversation.

    Dress: black tie optional

    Proceeds from the event will support Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships and the AIGA Legacy Fund, which includes centennial projects such as video archives and AIGA’s interactive design history at CelebrateDesign.org.

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