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The Main Event "Be Our Guest" Sponsorship

Thank you for your support of the Dayton Metro Library Foundation through The Main Event!
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Unique Sponsorship Opportunity Allows All to Participate

The Dayton Metro Library Foundation’s THE MAIN EVENT promises to be an unprecedented night of celebration. The formal preview event on April 22, 7:00-11:30 p.m., in the not-yet-open to the public Main Library, features chef-crafted cuisine, a dazzling array of arts performances, dancing and surprises at every turn. Proceeds from THE MAIN EVENT ticket sales benefit the Dayton Metro Library Foundation.

guest“During our planning, we were mindful to create opportunities to facilitate participation for a wide variety of people,” said Stephanie Yenn, Chair of the Sponsorship Committee for THE MAIN EVENT. “Sure, we anticipate the black-tie crowd, and we know we’ve created an event that will rival any formal fundraising event in Dayton – or in the country for that matter. But the Library stands for access to ALL, and in that spirit, we offer the Be Our Guest Sponsorship.”

Businesses, organizations and individuals who make a Be Our Guest contribution of $1750 will receive four tickets to THE MAIN EVENT, plus allow four others to attend as well.  Be Our Guest Plus contributors of $2500 receive 10 tickets to keep, and four will be donated. Be Our Guest tickets will be gifted to Active Military, Library Volunteers, or Community Partners, as requested by the donor.

“We’re pleased to partner with Clothes That Work to offer this unique sponsorship opportunity so that people who would otherwise be unable to attend can enjoy this amazing experience with us,” said Yenn.

The following have already become Be Our Guest sponsors:

Antioch University Midwest
Beacon Capital Management
Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A.
Dayton Children's
Dayton Power & Light
Group 4 Architecture
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 162
Lisa E. Hanauer and Susan G. Spiegel
Thompson Hine
University of Dayton

“I am excited about the Main Library as a new asset in our community,” said Chris Cook, CEO and President of Beacon Capital. “I want everyone to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event. The Be Our Guest sponsorship gives us the opportunity to remove barriers that might prevent someone from attending.”

“We can’t wait to pull back the curtain and showcase the Library’s transformation,” said Yenn. “This will be a celebration unlike any other. Tickets are all-inclusive, from the valet parking to open bars, hors d’oeuvres, and arts performances on all three floors of the new Library.”

THE MAIN EVENT is presented by PNC. For more information, including entertainment details, sponsorship and ticket information, visit or call (937) 496-8516.


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