Apollo’s Fire is thrilled to invite you to
VIVALDI in the Vineyard
A Benefit Evening Launching the 30th Anniversary Season of Apollo’s Fire in Akron


President & CEO of Peg’s Foundation

Retiring President & CEO of the Akron Community Foundation

Friday, July 19, 2024
Gervasi Vineyard Pavilion
1700 55th Street NE, Canton, OH

Click here for information about sponsorships, hosting a table, and single tickets

Single tickets go on sale April 29! For more information and to receive an invitation, please contact Patron Services Manager Rees Roberts at rroberts@apollosfire.org or call 216.320.0012 x 3.

Join us for dinner, wine, silent auction, and a fabulous performance of selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, led by Jeannette Sorrell and featuring violin soloist Alan Choo. A festive launch for the 30th Anniversary Season in Summit County!


6:00pm | Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:00pm | Dinner & Wine
8:00pm | Concert by Apollo’s Fire
8:45pm | Dessert & Coffee

Tim & Jenny Smucker, Presenting Sponsors

Benefit Committee

Lori Nelson & Libby Upton, Co-Chairs

Akron Advisory Board
Thomas Clark, Chair
Leslie Parker Barnes
Theron Brown
Esther Cooper
Susan Delahanty
Barbara Feld
Ashlee Foreman
William Foster
Walter Keith
George Litman, M.D.
Kenneth Shafer, M.D.
Sandra R. Smith

Sponsorship Opportunities

SILVER SPONSOR– $5,000 ($4,040 tax deductible)

  • Gala program and event web page listing
  • Recognition in printed invitation
  • Table for 8 at dinner
  • Complimentary Apollo’s Fire CD for each guest

 BRONZE TABLE HOST – $3,000 ($2,040 tax deductible)

  • Gala program listing
  • Table for 8 at dinner
  • Complimentary Apollo’s Fire CD for each guest

PATRON – VIP Single Ticket – $300/per person ($180 tax deductible)

  • Gala program listing
  • Complimentary Apollo’s Fire CD

FRIEND – Single Ticket – $200/per person ($100 tax deductible)

Sponsorships are still available – if you are interested in finding out more about event sponsorship, contact Erin Horan at ehoran@apollosfire.org or call 216.320.0012 x 2

Thank you to our sponsors!


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