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The Arc Gala IV

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Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall

The Arc of Alachua County wants you to sponsor and purchase tickets to ‘Arc Gala IV: Bowden & Bowties.’

Former FSU football coach and sports legend, Bobby Bowden, headlines Arc Gala IV on Saturday, January 6, 2018. This year’s Gala, a fundraiser for The Arc of Alachua County in support of its mission of providing exemplary services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, takes place at the beautiful Fine Arts Hall on the Santa Fe College campus and runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that evening.

Coach Bowden will take photos with sponsors, donors and guests from 5 – 6 p.m. and then will regale friends and fans with stories of his upbringing, his faith, and his career in an interview with The Arc’s Mark Johnson from 6 – 7 p.m. After Coach Bowden’s talk, Arc Gala IV swings into action with food and beverages from Dos Mama’s Catering and a formal dance featuring live music from Aaron Colverson and his orchestra.

We are looking for event, banner and ticket sponsors at the $3,000, $2,000, $1,000, and $500 levels. We also are looking for individual ticket purchasers at the $100 level.

Take a look at the Arc Gala IV sponsorship/ticket packet below. Feel free to print out this form, fill it out and send to Dr. Mark Johnson, Director of Development & Public Relations, at The Arc of Alachua County, 3303 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, Florida, 32606. You can also call Mark at 352-334-4060 ext. 127 or email him at mjohnson@arcalachua.org. You can also access tickets by clicking the button below, which will take you to Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall website and you can purchase your tickets on-line.

Join us for Arc Gala IV: Bowden & Bowties – you won’t be disappointed!

Individual Ticket Buyers:

All individual ticket buyers MUST purchase tickets via Santa Fe College’s Fine arts website. Individual tickets are $100 per person.

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Corporate Sponsorships:

All corporate sponsorships MUST contact Dr. Mark Johnson at The Arc, mjohnson@arcalachua.org or 352-334-4060 ext. 127. Corporate sponsorships range from $3,000 to $1,000 and include guest seating for you to invite at your discretion.

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Rob Rothschild

Rob Rothschild

Rob Rothschild plays drums and percussion in several rock, jazz, and rhythm & blues bands in Gainesville, Florida. He has worked with many artists as a producer and recording engineer, as well as being the drummer on their recordings. In that role he’s been called “a composer’s drummer.” As a touring drummer he played with Leslie Gore, Lou Christie, and Billy J. Kramer. Locally he plays with MoonDancer, The Impostors, In the Window, and Bella Luna. Rob has a Master's Degree from UF and is the president of the ArtThread Foundation.

Dr. Thomas Royal

Dr. Thomas Royal

Dr. Thomas Royal is a composer and pianist. As a pianist, he is very active in the Gainesville, Florida music scene, performing frequently with Tony Canty, Nick Decarlis, and other local talents. He appears regularly at Francesca's Trattoria, the Thomas Center and other venues.

Aaron Colverson

Aaron Colverson

Aaron Colverson has played the violin for over 20 years. He received his BA from Berklee College of Music and has since devoted his efforts towards improvisation in multiple styles. He currently studies ethnomusicology and psychophysiology at the University of Florida, with intent to begin a PhD program starting Fall 2018, upon completing his MA thesis.

Dr. Thomas Royal

Tony Canty

Tony Canty is the half-time Director of Music at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville. Tony brings a strong educational background to the position with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music Education and Voice from Florida State University and a Master's of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Florida. From directing church choirs to performing as a lyric baritone in operas, Tony boasts a wide variety of musical experience.

Dave Hutchings

Dave Hutchings

Dave Hutchings, (Bass) is a seasoned multi-instrumentalist from Gainesville, Florida. His career started in the New York area and after moving to Gainesville in 1987, continued using his talents throughout the local music scene. Dave has performed with Chuck Mangione, The 5th Dimension, Freda Payne, Jim Stafford, Ben E. King and an array of other artists. When not performing, Dave can be found most days using his trade skills repairing musical instruments at Gainesville’s Hoggtowne Music.

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