Collage 2015

Collage, Saturday, September 26, 2015

This year we will be honoring Dr. Cayetano and Mrs. Yolanda Barrera for contributing and enriching the community of the Rio Grande Valley along with their lifetime of service to IMAS. In its 37th 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 are proud to announce 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 new 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. Cayetano & Mrs. Yolanda Barrera

The Barreras_Official Logo_Collage 2015Cayetano Barrera and Yolanda de la Garza met over 50 years ago on a blind date and have been inseparable ever since. Their marriage of 53 years has resulted in three loving children-Melissa, Marcus, and Victoria-and eight grandsons and one granddaughter. They have tirelessly instilled in their family the same values they learned from both of their parents: the importance of family, the power of education, and the duty of service.

Mrs. Yolanda Barrera was born in the city of Edinburg. From an early age her love of music shaped her studies and her early community involvement. Taught by a Juilliard graduate, Mrs. Barrera would spend her Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings as the official pianist for El Buen Pastor Methodist Church. As a music major, she formed part of the Pan American College’s choir, symphony, and marching band where she was the only female percussionist at the time. Being an army wife and a mother of three young children in the late 1960s, she saw the growing need to provide her family quality of life, which would then transcend into her community. She has served as the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Auxiliary President; the McAllen Junior League’s Chair of Community Culture, Chair of Education, and Chair of Junior League Sustainers; President of the International Women’s Board; and the President of the Pan American Round Table at McAllen. She has received the American Heart Association’s “Heart of Gold”, City of Palms’ “McAllen Outstanding Woman of the Year”, AVANCE RGV’s “Mother of the Year”, and the International Women’s Board’s “Excellence in Leadership”. Mrs. Barrera has been involved with IMAS since the 1970s in various capacities like MIM’s Chair of Expo Arts & Craft Show, member of the Board of Trustees, Charter Member and President of the IMAS Guild, and Chair of the Spring Luncheon-Style Show, the Guild’s most successful and ever-growing fundraiser.

Dr. Cayetano Barrera was born in Mission. His family’s descendants’ presence in the Rio Grande Valley can be traced for over 250 years. He received hi undergraduate degree from Baylor University, and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Southwestern Medical School in 1963. He was drafted by the U.S. Army and served in Viet Nam with the 12th Evacuation Hospital, 7th M.A.S.H. Hospital, and the 1st Infantry Division. Besides practicing family medicine for 43 years, Dr. Barrera has served his community as President for the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, Texas Academy of Family Physicians-Valley Chapter, Hidalgo-Starr Counties Medical Society, McAllen Citizens League, Rio Grande Boy Scout Council, and the UTPA’s Rio Grande Valley Historical Collection. As Chair of the Tejano Monument, Inc., he was able to raise over $1.6 million and assisted with passing 3 laws in 12 years in the Texan Congress. He has received the International Women’s Board’s Excellence in Leadership, Doctor of the Year, the Lulac Foundation’s Citizens Award, the Rio Grande Boy Scout Council’s Silver Beaver Award and Paisano Award. Dr. Barrera has served as the museum’s Chair from 1973-1974. During his tenure at IMAS, known before as the McAllen International Museum, he paved the way for the museum’s expansion and move to its current location. His passion for education and history has left a literal imprint in the museum’s architecture through the personal donation of 4 carved corbles originating from a Spanish Colonial Church in Mier, Tamaulipas, built between 1781-1790. The corbles can be found under the beams of the museum’s Atrium.

Because of this couple’s never-ending spirit and hunger to serve their community, we at IMAS are privileged to name Dr. Cayetano and Mrs. Yolanda Barrera this year’s Collage Legacy of Service Honorees.

 

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

LEGACY OF SERVICE PRESENTING SPONSOR $25,000

  • Naming opportunity to a Gallery (12 months)
  • Gallery Naming Reception
  • 2 Premium Tables for 8 at COLLAGE 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 COLLABE 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 2015 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 or send an email to info@theimasonline.org