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POSTPONED: A Secret Affair: Benefiting the Monterey Museum of Art

April 25, 6:00 pm11:00 pm

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Dear Gala Supporters and Friends,

Over the last six months, our volunteer gala committee and staff have worked tirelessly to create an amazing party in celebration of our beautiful La Mirada residence. We were looking forward to sharing this special evening with so many of you. But now, your health and safety must take precedence. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 MMA Gala: “A Secret Affair,” which was scheduled for Saturday, April 25.

Like all of you, we are heartbroken that our community is in this unique and rapidly-evolving situation, but we are confident that we will get through it. That is, after all, the core spirit of MMA – from our Docents to our Students. We are an interwoven family of friends, colleagues, and Patrons of the Arts. The MMA Spring Gala is always more than just a fundraiser; it’s a crucial time for us to come together, strengthen our sense of community, and raise vital funds for the Museum’s operations and programming. We can’t wait to make that happen, so stay tuned for additional information about a new date for our celebration.

Thanks so much to all of you that have taken part in supporting this event with your table sponsorships, ticket purchases, and in-kind support. We would also like to thank all our partners and sponsors for working with us and supporting the postponement.

Any questions about donating, holding or refunding your purchase may be directed to our Director of External Relations, Shannon Damnavits, at sdamnavits@montereyart.org  or (831) 372-5477 extension 105.

Thank you for your intention to support and celebrate the Monterey Museum of Art and our historic La Mirada residence. Despite these unprecedented circumstances, and our concern for all of you, our work goes on including new ways to connect with our members and bring art projects and education to our Monterey County students.

We’ll have news and updates in the weeks ahead. Please take care and stay well.

With Gratitude,

Stuart A. Chase

Gala Chair: Kristen Huston

Honorary Gala Chair: Mona Zander

Gala Committee

Melissa Badger
Jessica Braiker
Shannon Damnavits
Pam Fadel
Adriana Hayward

Molly Hirschfield
Christine Johnson
Jana Magginetti
June Mera
Roseanne Pierre

Alison Pomatto
Jane Scatena
Susan Shillinglaw
Stefanie Skinner
Lila Thorsen

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Bonhams – Fandango Restaurant – Melissa Badger, Dreams & Details – Fiesta Lighting Design – Hensley Event Resources – Ardent Culinaire – House of Eight Media