Collage 2016

Collage, Saturday, September 24, 2016

This year we will be honoring Dr. John Gerling, Mr. Arthur Hughes, and Mr. Bill Ranganath for contributing and enriching the community of the Rio Grande Valley along with their lifetime of discovery to IMAS. In its 38th anniversary, Collage is one of the longest running fundraisers and most eagerly anticipated social events of the year. All funds raised at Collage enable the museum to continue creating an inspirational legacy by providing life enhancing art and science exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events serving to inspire our visitors to “Think. Discover. Experience. Create.”

IMAS has delighted visitors by featuring the finest national and international art and science exhibitions while providing exceptionally engaging educational programs since its establishment in 1967. IMAS is a Smithsonian Affiliated museum and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).  We have also become a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. This partnership allows IMAS’s 900+ members to visit over 250 national and international museums with free general admission. We are expanding our mission so we can inspire our visitors to Think about, Discover, Experience, and Create technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on programs, cultural events, exhibitions and much more. Over 75,000 visitors enjoyed IMAS this past year with half consisting of school children. We are continuing our community engagement with our Operation Imagination, our Outreach program and our continued commitment to our satellite spaces, local artist programs, and the many quality programs and events offered throughout the year.

We seek your support to further our mission of providing excellent world-class art and science exhibitions, science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) programming and cultural events to the Rio Grande Valley that challenge our audience to Think, Discover, Experience, and Create the world around them and to inspire and motivate our community.

Collage Honorees: Dr. John Gerling, Arthur Hughes, & Bill Ranganath

Collage 2016_Dr. GerlingDr. John Gerling enjoys educating patients and parents about various fields like paleontology, astronomy, biology, and geography. As his appreciation of the community has grown over the years, he has joined non-profit boards to further improve their educational and cultural assets. Dr. Gerling has served IMAS for a total of 12 years as a board member and three consecutive years as Chairman of the Board.

Dr. and Mrs. Gerling have dedicated their time serving on other non-profit organizations to fulfill their goals of furthering education and developing scientific literacy. Dr. Gerling has served (four years) on the Palm Valley Animal Shelter board; as committee co-chair for the first annual Puppy Love fundraiser; as board member (six years) on the McAllen Economic Development Council; and as board member (seven years) and is currently board president at Quinta Mazatlan.

Dr. Gerling has provided continued support of IMAS and secured community support and appreciation for the IMAS mission, vision, mandate, beliefs, and long-term direction.

 

 

 

Collage 2016_Arthur Hughes

Mr. Arthur Hughes, a native New Yorker, was raised in Astoria Queens. While growing up in New York City, he became interested in museums and science as all NYC students were exposed to the Hayden Planetarium, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Art. In 1992, he moved to the Rio Grande Valley with his wife, Kim, and two daughters, Ashley and Megan, to build his Private Wealth Advisory practice in the Rio Grande Valley.

He started his involvement with the IMAS board in 2000 during the construction of the new wing and continued on the board team until 2014. He was the President of the Board and served as treasurer twice. Meanwhile, he also took on challenges as President of the McAllen South Rotary and Red Cross Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and founding member of the Sharyland Education Foundation.

Mr. Hughes continued serving and working cooperatively with board and staff members looking for opportunities to share IMAS’ vision and mission with others and encouraging people to support IMAS by becoming a member or donating money, artifacts, or expertise.

 

 

Collage 2016_Bill RanganathMr. Bill Ranganath joined the IMAS Board of Trustees in 2002 and retired in 2014 after serving four terms of three years each. He served as Secretary, Vice President of the Board, and Chairman in many different years. “Everyone had the same goal of improving the performance of IMAS as an Art and Science Museum,” stated Mr. Ranganath.

Mr. Ranganath’’s main interest in volunteering with IMAS was the role the museum plays in the community in increasing public interests in STEM –(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), particularly among the young by offering exhibitions and programs which are not only educational but also entertaining. He sincerely believes that the future of our country depends on excelling in STEM knowledge and skills. He continues to fully support the Museum.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

LEGACY OF DISCOVERY PRESENTING SPONSOR $25,000

  • Naming opportunity to a Gallery (12 months)
  • Gallery Naming Reception
  • 2 Premium Tables for 8 at COLLAGE 2016 Presenting Partner Name/Logo
  • Presenting Sponsor Name/Logo in press, program, website, social media, Entry banner, Donor Wall, and Annual Report
  • Discount on one Facility Rental 20%
  • 6 VIP “A Night at the Brew-Seum” tickets
  • 1 Visionary Membership
  • 5 Family Memberships for distribution
  • 120 IMAS General Admission Passes

DIAMOND PRESIDENTS CIRCLE SPONSOR $15,000

  • 1 Premium Table for 8 at COLLAGE 2016 President’s Circle Sponsor Name/Logo
  • President’s Circle Sponsor Name/Logo in press, program, website, social media, Entry Banner, Donor Wall and Annual Report
  • Discount on one Facility Rental 15%
  • 4 VIP “A Night at the Brew-Seum”
  • 1 Smithsonian Membership
  • 4 Family Memberships for distribution
  • 100 IMAS General Admission Passes

PLATINUM INNOVATOR SPONSOR $10,000

  • 1 Reserved Table for 8 at COLLAGE 2016 Innovator Sponsor Name
  • Innovator Sponsor Name in press, program, website, social media, Entry Banner, Donor Wall and Annual Report
  • Discount on one Facility Rental 10%
  • 2 VIP “A Night at the Brew-Seum” tickets
  • 1 Family Premium Membership
  • 4 Family Memberships for distribution
  • 80 IMAS General Admission Passes

GOLD BENEFACTOR SPONSOR $7,500

  • 1 Reserved Table for 8 at COLLAGE 2016 Benefactor Sponsor Name
  • Benefactor Sponsor Name in press, program, website, social media, and Entry Banner
  • 2 VIP “A Night at the Brew-Seum” tickets
  • 1 Birthday Party Rental (up to 30 people)
  • 4 Family Memberships for distribution
  • 60 IMAS General Admission Passes

SAPPHIRE CONTRIBUTOR SPONSOR $5,000

  • 1 Reserved Table for 8 at COLLAGE 2016 Contributor Sponsor Name
  • Contributor Sponsor Name in press, program, website, social media, and Entry Banner
  • 2 VIP “A Night at the Brew-Seum” tickets
  • 1 Birthday Party Rental (up to 20 people)
  • 3 Family Memberships for distribution
  • 40 IMAS General Admission Passes

SILVER SUPPORTING SPONSOR $2,500

  • 4 Reserved Seats at COLLAGE 2016 Supporting Sponsor Name
  • Supporting Sponsor Name in press, program, website and social media
  • 4 General Admission “A Night at the Brew-Seum” tickets
  • Discount of 20% on 1 Birthday Party Rental (up to 20 people)
  • 2 Family Memberships for distribution
  • 20 IMAS General Admission Passes

RUBY ASSOCIATE SPONSOR $1,500

  • 2 Reserved Seats at COLLAGE 2016 Associate Sponsor Name
  • Associate Sponsor Name in press, program, website and social media
  • 2 General Admission “A Night at the Brew-Seum” tickets
  • Discount of 15% on 1 Birthday Party Rental (up to 20 people)
  • 1 Family Membership
  • 10 IMAS General Admission Passes

Payment options available for sponsorship levels from $10,000-$25,000. For more information on sponsorships, individual tables, and tickets, please call (956) 682-0123.