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July 3: Summer Gala

 


Sponsorship Opportunities 

Presidential Sponsor ($10,000)

  • 2 tables at the Summer Gala
  • VIP reception with Gala speakers Kurt Schmoke and Mary Kissel
  • 4 tickets to the Coolidge Foundation’s NYC Gala Dinner in December 2017
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all event materials

Cabinet Sponsor ($5,000)

  • 2 tables at the Summer Gala
  • VIP reception with Gala speakers Kurt Schmoke and Mary Kissel
  • 2 tickets to the Coolidge Foundation’s NYC Gala Dinner in December 2017
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all event materials

Plymouth Notch Sponsor ($2,500)

  • 1 table at the Summer Gala
  • VIP reception with Gala speakers Kurt Schmoke and Mary Kissel
  • 1 ticket to the Coolidge Foundation’s NYC Gala Dinner in December 2017
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all event materials

Leadership Sponsor ($1,000)

  • 1 table at the Summer Gala
  • VIP reception with Gala speakers Kurt Schmoke and Mary Kissel
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all event materials

Supporting Sponsor ($500)

  • 2 tickets to the Summer Gala
  • Company name and logo prominently displayed on all event materials

Individual Ticket ($95)

  • One ticket to the Summer Gala

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SchmokeHon. Kurt L. Schmoke served as mayor of Baltimore from 1987 to 1999. During his tenure as mayor, Mr. Schmoke initiated a number of innovative programs in housing, education, public health and economic development. In 1992, President George H.W. Bush awarded him the National Literacy Award for his efforts to promote adult literacy. Two years later, President Bill Clinton praised his programs aimed at improving public housing and enhancing community-based economic development.

Mr. Schmoke’s public service record extends back to the 1970s, when he was appointed assistant director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff under President Jimmy Carter. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

Currently Mr. Schmoke serves as the eighth President of the University of Baltimore, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to joining the University of Baltimore, he was dean of the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. and also served as the institution’s interim provost.

Mr. Schmoke earned his undergraduate degree in history from Yale University. While at Yale, he co-founded a child care center that has been in continuous operation as the Calvin Hill Day Care Center and Kindergarten since 1970. He pursued graduate studies on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Schmoke is a trustee of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and serves on the boards of the Hippodrome Foundation, the Baltimore Community Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, S&P Global, Inc., and Legg Mason, Inc.


KisselMary Kissel is a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, specializing in foreign policy and the promotion of free societies. She contributes to the Journal’s opinion pages, hosts “Foreign Edition,” the Journal’s foreign-policy podcast, and is a regular panelist on the Journal Editorial Report, a weekly political talk show broadcast on Fox News Channel.

Ms. Kissel joined the Journal in Hong Kong in 2004 as a financial columnist and served as Asia opinion editor from 2005 to 2010, directing the newspaper’s commentary on more than 20 countries and reporting from across the region. Her work chronicled China’s rapid economic expansion, Southeast Asia’s political volatility and India’s emergence as a regional power. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs in New York, Frankfurt and London. Ms. Kissel is a Fox News contributor and a weekly co-host of the John Batchelor Show, a nationally syndicated, conservative radio talk show. Her extensive radio and television experience includes Australian Broadcasting, CNN, Fox Business and MSNBC. She hosted the editorial page’s online weekday show, “Opinion Journal” and has contributed to the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Spectator Australia and World Affairs.

Ms. Kissel was born and raised in south Florida. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna and Washington D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard College. Ms. Kissel is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Hoover Institution media fellow. She resides in Brooklyn.