Event Details
Thursday, October 1, 2020
7:00 – 8:00pm
Virtual Gala
Cranbrook Institute of Science
 

About Women Rock Science
Women Rock Science is an interactive experience to raise funds in support of Cranbrook Institute of Science’s “Service to Other’s” initiatives, and to celebrate those who are champions of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).

Currently, nearly 34,000 of Michigan’s PreK-12 students each year benefit from outreach programs delivered by Cranbrook Institute of Science. The goal of Women Rock Science is to raise funds in support of these initiatives, and to celebrate inspirational leaders in STEAM.

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Women Rock Science Co-Chairs

Adele Acheson
Kelle Ilitch
Kim Reuss
Linzie Venegas

Honorees

Outstanding Leader Award
Patti Poppe, President and CEO of CMS and Consumers Energy

Outstanding Educator Award
Rahiel Housey-Johnson, Middle School Teacher, Hamtramck Public Schools

Rock Star Award
Dr. Cathy Olkin, Planetary Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute and Cranbrook Schools alumna (1984)

WOMEN ROCK SCIENCE SPONSORS 2020

Science Sponsor
DTE Foundation
General Motors

Engineering Sponsors
Adele and Mike Acheson
Forevermark U.S.
Ideal Group
PNC Bank

Media Sponsor
WDET - 101.9-FM

Arts Sponsors
Gretchen and Ethan Davidson
Kelle and Chris Ilitch
Marla and Cyrus Karimipour
Kim and Mark Reuss
Joseé-Anne and Mark Wakefield

Mathematics Sponsors
Ally Financial
Anonymous
Kathy and Bruce Ballard
Emily and Henry Ford, III
Amy and Todd Francis
Mikki Gardner
Jennifer and Dan Gilbert
Linda and Roderick Gillum
Karyn Lyon Glover and Donald Glover
Shelley and Bill Goldsmith
Jennifer and Chris Granger
Sylvia and Edward Hagenlocker
Jeneanne and Steven Hanley
Roz and Scott Jacobson
Barbara Askar Kouza and Christopher Kouza
Dana and Glenn Kunnath
Kelly and Trevor Lauer
Barbara Yolles Ludwig and William Ludwig
Lois and Eugene Miller
Kathie and Shawn Patterson
Lisa Payne
Bobbi and Stephen Polk
Rina and Anup Popat
Aimeclaire Roche & Nathan Costa
Francoise Colpron-Schwyn and James Schwyn
Amy and Mark Spitznagel
Pauline and Todd Stamper
Ann Stevenson and Curt Catallo
Thomas Sebold & Associates, Inc.
Nedda Shayota
Sigma
Mike and Theresa Stafford
Alyson and Thomas Timko
Jodi and Justin Trivax
Deborah Wahl
Sandy Smith and Bob Wilson

Event Sponsors
Fiat Chrysler Automotive Foundation
Greenstone's Fine Jewelers
Idyll Farms LLC


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES*

*Sponsorship deadline to receive gift boxes, program ads, or on-camera spots is September 21.

SCIENCE - $25,000

  • 8 tickets to join the virtual event
  • Women Rock Science gift box delivered to all 8 guests
  • + Sponsors 20 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • Presenting Sponsor recognition on all print, web, and social media channels
  • Full page ad in event program and onscreen during event
  • One-minute video opportunity during event program*
  • Speaking opportunity during event program
  • Company branded item included in all Gift Boxes
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 10 guests

$24,400 tax-deductible as allowed by law

TECHNOLOGY - $15,000

  • 6 tickets to join the virtual event
  • Women Rock Science gift box delivered to all 6 guests
  • + Sponsors 15 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • Sponsor recognition on all print, web, and social media channels
  • ½ page ad in event program and onscreen during event
  • 45-second video opportunity during event program*
  • Speaking opportunity during event program
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 10 guests

$14,550 tax-deductible as allowed by law

ENGINEERING - $10,000

  • 4 tickets to join the virtual event
  • Women Rock Science gift box delivered to all 4 guests
  • + Sponsors 10 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • Sponsor recognition on select print, web, and social media channels
  • ¼ page ad in event program and onscreen during event
  • 30-second video opportunity during event program*
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 10 guests

$9,700 tax-deductible as allowed by law

ARTS - $5,000

  • 4 tickets to join the virtual event
  • Women Rock Science gift box delivered to all 4 guests
  • + Sponsors 5 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • Sponsor recognition on select print, web, and social media channels
  • Recognition in event program and onscreen during event
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 5 guests

$4,700 tax-deductible as allowed by law

MATHEMATICS - $2,500

  • 2 tickets to join the virtual event
  • Women Rock Science gift box delivered to both guests
  • + Sponsors 2 students and their families to attend a Family Day
  • Recognition in event program and onscreen during event
  • VIP tour of Cranbrook Institute of Science Collections for up to 5 guests

$2,350 tax-deductible as allowed by law

ROCK STAR - $1,000

  • 2 tickets to join the virtual event
  • Virtual Women Rock Science activity kit and instructions emailed
  • Recognition in event program and onscreen during event

$1,000 tax-deductible as allowed by law

*Video footage to be provided by sponsor

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS 

PATRON - $250

  • 1 ticket to join the virtual event
  • Virtual Women Rock Science activity kit and instructions emailed
  • Recognition in event program

100% tax-deductible as allowed by law

ATTENDEE - $100

  • 1 ticket to join the virtual event
  • Virtual Women Rock Science activity kit and instructions emailed

100% tax-deductible as allowed by law


Women Rock Science Host Committee

Barbara Askar-Kouza Kathy Broock Ballard
Pam Brown Francoise Colpron-Schwyn
Gretchen Davidson Emily Ford
Amy Francis Mikki Gardner
Jennifer Gilbert Linda Gillum
Shelley Goldsmith Jennifer Granger
Sylvia Hagenlocker Jeneanne Hanley
Lucie Howell Roz Jacobson
Marla Karimipour Dana Kunnath
Karyn Lyon Glover Lois Miller
Kathie Patterson Lisa Payne
Viveka Peter Bobbi Polk
Rina Popat Martina Richardson
Nedda Shayota Sandy Smith
Amy Spitznagel Mike and Theresa Stafford
Pauline Stamper Ann Stevenson
Alyson Timko Jodi Trivax
Deborah Wahl Joseé-Anne Wakefield
Marissa Wege Barbara Yolles Ludwig

Questions

Call or Email: Katja Thomakos, CFRE, Director of Development @ 248-645-3220 or kthomakos@cranbrook.edu