Gala Weekend

Mark your calendar for the weekend of April 5th through April 7th to the UVA Center for Politics 25th Anniversary and Larry Sabato’s 50th year with the University. This jam-packed gala weekend on the grounds of UVA will be one of the highlights of what promises to be an extraordinary year in politics!

Can’t Attend our Celebration but want to Support our 25th Anniversary Celebration Fund? Click here.

Schedule

Friday, April 5, 2024

 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

How Artificial Intelligence May Impact the 2024 Election

Nau Auditorium

 

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

VIP Cocktail Reception Hosted by President Ryan

Carr’s Hill

 

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Concert with the UVA Chamber Singers: Political Campaign Songs Through the Ages

Old Cabell Hall

 

Saturday, April 6, 2024

 

11:00 am

Open House and Champagne Reception

Center for Politics

 

11:45 am

Groundbreaking– Center for Politics building expansion

Center for Politics    

 

12:00 pm

Luncheon

Center for Politics   

Saturday, April 6, 2024 (continued) 

      

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sabato’s Crystal Ball

25th Anniversary Edition

“The Road Ahead”

Center for Politics

 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

VIP Reception

Pavilion IV Garden

 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Gala Reception

Alumni Hall Front Lawn

 

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gala Dinner

Alumni Hall Ballroom

 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

 

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

VIP Brunch    

Pavilion IV

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities

The following exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available:

Presenting Sponsor ($100,000) –                      (Exclusivity at $250,000)

  • All spoken, print, and digital communications about the weekend will be referred to as “Center for Politics at UVA 25th Anniversary Celebration Presented by [SPONSOR]”
  • Thanked by name by all event emcees
  • Two minutes of speaking time during cocktail hour of Gala
  • Private one hour in-person briefing by Larry Sabato for 25 guests during 2024 election cycle
  • 10 Tickets with highest priority seating at Friday concert
  • 10 Tickets with highest priority reserved seating at Crystal Ball Event
  • 10 Tickets to Sponsor Cocktail Party
  • 10 Tickets with highest priority seating at Gala
  • Invitation for four guests to Sunday Thank You Brunch

Jeffersonian Sponsor ($75,000)

  • Presenting sponsor of either Concert, Crystal Ball or Gala, including one minute speaking time to speak and introduce event emcee
  • Sponsored event will be referred to in all spoken, print, and digital communications as “[EVENT] Sponsored by [SPONSOR]”
  • Thanked by name by emcee at Gala
  • Private one hour Zoom briefing by Larry Sabato for 25 guests during 2024 election cycle
  • 10 Tickets with highest priority seating at Friday concert
  • 10 Tickets with highest priority reserved seating at Crystal Ball Event
  • 10 Tickets to Sponsor Cocktail Party
  • 10 Tickets with highest priority seating at Gala
  • Invitation for two guests to Sunday Thank You Brunch

Rotunda Sponsor ($50,000)

  • Private thirty minute Zoom briefing by Larry Sabato for 10 guests during 2024 election cycle
  • Prominent inclusion on event program and digital media related to the celebration
  • 10 Tickets with priority seating at Friday concert
  • 10 Tickets with priority reserved seating at Crystal Ball Event
  • 6 Tickets to Sponsor Cocktail Party
  • 10 Tickets with priority seating at Gala
  • Invitation for two guests to Sunday Thank You Brunch

Pavilion Sponsor ($25,000)

  • Prominent inclusion on event program and digital media related to the celebration
  • 10 Tickets with priority seating at Friday concert
  • 5 Tickets with priority reserved seating at Crystal Ball Event
  • 4 Tickets to Sponsor cocktail Party
  • 10 Tickets with priority seating at Gala

Crystal Sponsor    ($7,500 individual/household contribution)

  • Inclusion on event program and digital media related to the celebration
  • 2 tickets with reserved seating to Concert
  • 2 tickets with reserved seating to Crystal Ball Event
  • 2 tickets to Gala

To join our event as a sponsor, please contact Dave Earl at dearl@virginia.edu or 434-962-2980

Room Blocks

Secure your room reservation now, as we anticipate rooms to sell out.

Hyatt Place Charlottesville $215/night 

UVA Center for Politics Rate>>Click Here

2100 Bond Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

Tel: 434.995.5200

Fax: 434.995.5211

The Colonnade Club $279/night

info@colonnadeclubuva.com

Pavilion VII, West Lawn, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tel: 434.243.9710

Fax: 434.381.4737

www.colonnadeclubuva.com

Quirk Hotel Charlottesville $279/night 

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499 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tel: 434.365.3890

Omni Charlottesville Hotel $289/night

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/charlottesville/meetings/uva-center-for-politics-04052024

212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903

Tel: 434.971.5500

Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown  $309/night 

Book your group rate for UVA Center for Politics

315 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tel: 434.220.0075

For more information about hotel blocks contact Glenn Crossman at GAC4T@virginia.edu or 434-243-3540

Thank You To Our Generous Partners For Your Support!

Capital Campaign Sponsors:

Jim and Camilla Comerford

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Goodwin, Jr.

John and Amy Griffin Foundation

Andria and Michael McClellan

Michael S. Miller and Nancy Richards Miller

Sabra Purtill and Andrew Vest

Larry J. Sabato

The Saunders Family Foundation

 

Gala Sponsors:

$25,000 | Pavilion Sponsors

The Jefferson Council

Mark L. Friedman

Chris and Emily Krebs

Andria and Mike McClellan

Drew and Amy McKnight

Microsoft

Michael and Nancy Miller

Larry J. Sabato Foundation

$7,500 | Crystal Sponsors

Margaret and Michael Baudinet

Markus Meier

David Peyton

Ken Ruscio, PhD

Culver and Linda Schmid

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