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BACKSTAGE PASS: The Clemens Center Virtual Gala

April 25, 2020

The Clemens Center Virtual Gala

with a 24-hour online auction

The Annual Fundraiser to support your performing arts center!


Saturday, April 25, 2020

Red Carpet Welcome: 6:00pm – 9:00pm





Join us online for some fun and support the Clemens Center at the same time!

We are unable to have our annual Gala at the venue right now*, but we can still enjoy a virtual red carpet, great local entertainment, gather new food and beverage recipes to enjoy at home, and participate in a 24-hour online auction of items generously donated from local businesses.

The Clemens Center needs your help more than ever. As you know, due to the unprecedented call from the Governor to shelter at home, we had to close our doors to mass gatherings on March 12. This meant the cancellation or postponement of all programming for the foreseeable future, and reducing our workforce in the building to zero. In order to keep our employees securely in their homes, fed, and insured, we have kept their wages at 100% through this crisis. But with no income currently coming in the door, we need your assistance to maintain our 18 employees, and keep up with payments to suppliers and utilities. Your support now will allow us to come back stronger than ever once the ban on public gatherings is lifted.

We look forward to your participation on Saturday, April 25, from 6pm to 9pm! The online auction begins at 6pm and runs for 24 hours.

Join us right here at ClemensCenter.org!

*Don’t worry, your tickets purchased for the in-person Gala will be honored for the tentative reschedule date of Saturday, August 29, 2020.


Contact: Michael Rivera, Director of Development | MichaelR@clemenscenter.org


Thank you to our donors!

Adam Bunce,
owner Turtle Leaf Cafe
Bradley Farms Corning Museum of Glass
Eastern Metal of Elmira/Signs and Safety Holiday Inn Elmira – Horseheads JD Iles,
host of Hidden Landmarks
Julie Delgrosso,
owner The Christmas House
and The Happy Hippo
Michael Sullivan,
owner Hill Top Inn
Michelle Charles,
friend of the Christmas House
Mr. Martin Chalk Namaste Event, Spa, and Wellness Center Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum
The Producers of
‘Come From Away’
The Producers of
‘Girl From The North Country’
The Radisson Inn,
Corning NY





April 25, 2020
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