You're Invited to the 7th Annual Dancing with the Stars of NWA gala! Last year, our fundraiser sold out with over 650 in attendance. This year promises to be even more exciting! Our event features a sit-down meal, silent and live auctions, and as the signature feature of the evening, our five Celebrity Dancers will perform with their talented Dance Partners. Celebrity Judges are: Annetta Young (Tyson), Marshall Ney (Mitchell Williams Law Firm), and Don Bacigalupi (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art). Emcees for this exciting evening are Jay Steele (Magic 107.9 Radio) and our 2013 dancer extraordinaire, Annie Walker (Walmart).
This year, we are honored to have Duncan Mac Naughton, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer for Walmart U.S. as our Honorary Chair for the event. Our Celebrity Dancers for 2014 are: Tina Winham (NUK), Cindy Mac Naughton, Dr. Missy Clifton (Premier Dermatology), Wyley Elliott (Celebrate Magazine) and Rod Bigelow (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art).
Proceeds from this event will continue to support the progress of the AMAZEUM.
We are also accepting donations for our Silent Auction. Please contact us if you have an auction item you would like to donate.
Tina Winham is a seasoned Sales professional with a passion for improving the lives of women and children in Northwest Arkansas. As a Team Leader for NUK, she still finds time to devote to the community. She is currently the Board President for the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter, President-Elect for the Junior League, a founding member of Susan Barrett's Women with a Mission for Mercy Hospital, and served as the past Board Chair for the Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders. Tina was inducted into the 2010 Northwest Arkansas Business Journal 40 under 40. Tina lives in Rogers with her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Lexy.
Tina is accompanied by dance instructor, Ellis Wyre.
Cindy currently lives in Rogers with her husband, Duncan, and has four daughters: Ainslee 21, Miranda 19, Taylor 17, Saryn 17. She is actively involved in her daughters' activities and an active philanthropist in NWA. Cindy serves on the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter Board of Directors, the American Heart Association Fundraising Board of Directors. She is the Walton Arts Center 2014 Masquerade Ball Honorary Chairperson and is a Committee Member of the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter Fund Development. Cindy believes in the Amazeum project and says "When we lived in San Antonio our children loved hands on learning at their local children's museum. It provides access to children across the community that teaches and challenges kids in a fun environment."
Cindy is accompanied by dance instructor, Christian Sanchez.
Dr. Missy Clifton is a native Arkansan from Dardanelle. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in interdisciplinary studies from the Honors College in 1995. She attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where she graduated first in her class from the College of Medicine in 1999. Dr. Clifton then completed a one year internship in Internal Medicine and a 3 year residency in dermatology at UAMS. She served her last year as chief resident at UAMS. During her residency, she received advanced training in the use of lasers, Botox® Cosmetic, chemical peels and dermal fillers for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Clifton enjoys the cosmetic side of dermatology, but her passion has always been treating diseases of the skin. She treats all types of skin conditions, from acne to skin cancer.
Her research interests have led to several publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology and the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Dr. Clifton stays up to date with regular journal readings and participation in medical and cosmetic conferences.
Missy is accompanied by dance instructor, Michael Schreiber.
Wyley considers himself to be a "recovering banker" after 31 years of public relations and marketing experience that has taken him across the great state of Arkansas. Wyley's wife of 25 years, Stephanie, jokes that he took great pride in moving their family from Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas to Mountain Home, to Camden, to Hot Springs, and now to northwest Arkansas almost eight years ago.
Wyley is truly a "people person", specializing in building relationships and teams, and fighting for great causes that impact people in a positive manner. As Executive Editor of Celebrate Arkansas, Wyley is responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as public relations and marketing for the magazine.
In his spare time, Wyley enjoys swimming, spinning, and weight lifting, is a huge Arkansas Razorback fan, and is a proud member of Rotary International. Wyley, his wife Stephanie, and their two daughters, Aubrey and Aaryn, live in Bentonville.
Wyley is accompanied by dance instructor, Anna Sanders.
Rod Bigelow has nearly 20 years of combined experience in financial and museum management. Bigelow joined Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2010, serving as the deputy director of operations and administration. Most recently, he led the Museum's strategic planning process, resulting in a comprehensive plan that will focus the Museum for the next five years.
Prior to joining Crystal Bridges, Bigelow was the chief operating officer at the Toledo Museum of Art, where he implemented a federal grant program to increase funding for the museum's sustainability projects, initiated collaboration with local nonprofit organizations, and coordinated planning and pre-construction activities for a new contemporary gallery space. He holds a master's in business administration degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. In 2012, he completed the Museum Leadership Institute sponsored by the Getty and Claremont Graduate University. He has served on the board of directors of the Children's Museum of Tacoma and currently serves as a director of Downtown Bentonville, Inc.
Rod is accompanied by dance instructor, Amy Hulse.
This event will be referred to as (your company name) presents Dancing with the Stars of NWA. As Presenting Sponsor, you receive top billing on all event signage. You are recognized from the podium and your CEO or company representative introduces the Honorary Chair. You receive two reserved tables for 10 guests each with corporate signage in a prime location. You are featured prominently in print advertising and promotional materials as well as all multi-media displayed at the event. Your company logo is placed on the AMAZEUM website. $2500 applies toward votes for the dancer of your choice.
As a Red Carpet Sponsor, you receive recognition from the podium and your CEO or company representative presents awards to the event winners. You receive one reserved table for 10 guests with corporate signage in a prime location. Your logo is featured in print advertising and promotional materials as well as multi-media displayed at the event. Your company logo is placed on the AMAZEUM website. $2000 applies toward votes for the dancer of your choice.
As a Hollywood Sponsor, your company is announced from the podium and your CEO or company representative is recognized. You receive one reserved table for 10 guests with corporate signage in a prime location. You are featured in print advertising and promotional materials as well as multi-media displayed at the event. Your company logo is placed on the AMAZEUM website. $1500 applies toward votes for the dancer of your choice.
As a Celebrity Dancer Sponsor, your company receives one reserved table for 10 guests with corporate signage. The Celebrity Dancer you choose to sponsor will visit with you and your guests during the event. You are featured in print advertising and promotional materials as well as multi-media displayed at the event. Your company logo is placed on the AMAZEUM website. $1500 applies toward votes for the dancer of your choice.
As a Corporate Table Sponsor, your company receives one reserved table for 10 guests with corporate signage. You are included in the event program and multi-media displayed at the event.
As a Night Out Table Sponsor, you receive a reserved table for 6 guests. This is our "neighborhood table", where a group of non-corporate friends can sit together at a reserved table and enjoy the evening.
As an individual ticket purchaser, you will enjoy open seating.
Prospective Corporate or Media Sponsors are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a 501(c) 3 Public Non-Profit Organization committed to creating a first class family discovery center in Northwest Arkansas, the AMAZEUM.
Our mission is to engage the imagination of children and their families through interactive exhibits and programs, and resources while creating an excitement for lifelong learning and the enrichment of lives.