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AT THE ROCK SCHOOL’S 51ST ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT GALA

Friday, May 2, 2014


Benefit Committee Committee Chairs Sally and Roland Bullard Dr. Stanton and SaraKay Smullens

Benefit Planning Committee Robert Abramowitz and Susan Stewart Jane M. Allsopp Floss Barber Connie Benoliel Rock Andy Bhattacharya Rhoda Blount Katharine and Robert Booth Drs. Diane and John Breckenridge Patty Bulack Shemesha Burton Katch Campbell Jill Comport Sonia Dasgupta Jennifer Diabo Becky Dille JoAnne and Al DiSanto Jill and Tom Durovsik Maureen Fernandez Jaimie and David Field Ann Gardella Dr. Bruce Jay Gould Donna Gregor Christina Rossetti Hartnett Liza Herzog Lorraine Hirschberg John Hyman Nancy Kolenda Jan-Marie and Howard Kurdin

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Catherine Lackey Liz and Steven Lapointe Renee and Monolito Lawsin Beth Leitch Yenni Leoto Robert F. McCadden Laurie Anne and Todd McElreath Catherine Merritt Missy Moyer Rebecca Ohler Mollie Plotkin Shelly Richardson Heather D. Rinehart Marian Robinson Caro and Bob Rock Renee Romagnole Jeanne Scandura Dianne Semingson Jennifer Sessa Liz Shapiro Fred Stein Jane Treacy Diann Tyler Betsy and John Wilkins Robin and Gerald Williams Lisa Weber Yakulis

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Rock-Curtis Collaboration

Envisioned by Dr. Milton L. Rock, the collaboration between The Rock School and the Curtis Institute joins the superior talents of two great Philadelphia cultural institutions. Join us for the chance to see this year’s world-premiere ballet, choreographed by The Rock School’s Justin Allen and set to an original score composed by Curtis Institute composer, Rene Orth.


The Rock School’s 51st Anniversary Benefit Gala

Friday, May 2, 2014 J 6:00 pm

Reception Cocktails and Silent Auction

J 7:30 pm

J 8:30 pm

Performance World premiere of The Rock School - Curtis Institute Collaboration

Dinner & Dancing Live Auction

Independence Seaport Museum

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211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA

Attire - Black Tie


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A very special thank you to our sponsors: Soloist Dr. and Mrs. Milton L. Rock Caro and Bob Rock

Corps de Ballet

Advanced

Amy Branch and Jeffrey Benoliel Sally and Roland Bullard Dr. Bruce Jay Gould Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Quaker Chemical Corporation Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Aqua America, Inc. Dietz & Watson Jaimie and David Field The Honickman Family Leroy E. Kean Lurie Family Foundation Paul Uhlmann/ Uhlmann Company

Apprentice

Intermediate

A Wish Come True Dance Costumes Katharine P. Booth George and Nancy Brodie Curtis Institute of Music Discount Dance Supply The Keystone School Leon and Elsa Malmud Dr. Stanton and SaraKay Smullens UBS Financial

Robert Abramowitz and Susan Stewart Arena Snyder & Dunlap LLP Liza Herzog and Paul Curci Elliot-Lewis Phyllis and Howard Fischer Marc and Ann Sonnenfeld Springboard Media The Mann Center for Performing Arts Widerman & Company, Inc.

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The Rock School’s 51st Anniversary Benefit Gala

Friday, May 2, 2014 All proceeds benefit

scholarship funding for our very talented dancers, programing at both Rock Center and Rock West, and RockReach, the most extensive dance and movement community outreach program in the region.

Independence Seaport Museum 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA Attire - Black Tie

Rock-Curtis Collaboration

Envisioned by Dr. Milton L. Rock, the collaboration between The Rock School and the Curtis Institute of Music joins superior talents of two great Philadelphia cultural institutions. The R company will premiere a new ballet, set to an original score composed by the Curtis Institute’s Milton L. Rock Fellow, Rene Orth, and choreographed by The Rock School’s Justin Allen at The Rock School’s 51st Anniversary Benefit Gala.

For more information call Ellen Bonett at 215.551.7010 ext. 1113 ellen@therockschool.org


OCK Live Auction Items

Value

Starting Bid

$10,000

$5,000

South African Safari, Ongava Game Reserve, Namibia Spend an unforgettable five days, four nights on safari in the exclusive Ongava Game Reserve located next to Etosha National Park in Namibia. Winners can choose between the Ongava Tented Camp and Ongava Lodge or try both. Activities include game drives, guided hikes and walks, which give you the opportunity to see elephants, cheetahs, lions, and rare white & black rhinos. Ongava has been listed as a Conde Nast Traveler Gold Reserve Destination.

$8,000

$4,000

Chateau Castellaras, Southern France Escape for a four night, five day stay in a luxurious room at Castelleras, a unique medieval-style Chateau built in the hills above Cannes by the famous architect Jacques Couelle. The Chateau was designed using authentic materials from the 14th century and overlooks two acres of park land with two swimming pools, tennis courts and a boules court, all with spectacular views of the Cote d’Azur.

$7,500

$3,750

Glen Mhor Cottage in Glenelg, Highlands, Scotland Enjoy a week in the scenery of Scottish Highlands. Glen Mhor Cottage is a lovely highland hideaway suitable for four-five guests in the small coastal village of Glenelg. The cottage overlooks the Sound of Sleat and the Isle of Skye. Local activities include: climbing, walking, fishing, mountain biking, sailing, and photography. You’ll be close to some of the most famous whiskey distilleries in the world, many of which are open to the public.

$5,000

$2,500

Chateau de Kerangat, Brittany, France Enjoy a one week stay in Chateau de Kerangat, located in Brittany, France, between Normandy and Loire Valley. Accommodates up to 12 adults in an elegant, spacious, and private setting, close to the coast. Private chef and chauffeur available upon request.

$12,000

$6,000

Tuscan Vacation at Villa Sassella, Italy Enjoy a week in Tuscany in this enchanting country villa with five bedrooms. Property includes: swimming pool, tennis court, and 40 picturesque acres surrounding the house. Sleeping a maximum of ten people, this villa is perfectly suited for day trips to Florence, Sienna, or Pisa. Cook and tennis instructor are available for hire.

The silent auction will feature many items for your enjoyment including, but not limited to: Destination trips to Barnegat Light, NJ; New York City; & France! Health and beauty packages to Bikram Yoga Philadelphia, & Six Fishes Healing Arts! Restaurant gift certificates to The Prime Rib, Zahav, & Sabrina’s Cafe! Tickets to performances by Opera Philadelphia, BalletX, New York City Ballet, Arden Theater Company! Memberships to cultural institutions such as The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Magic Gardens, & The Barnes Foundation! Fashion items such as a Dooney & Bourke handbag, Judith Ripka earrings, & a Tory Burch handbag!

Bids may be submitted prior to the auction at www.therockschool.org, April 21 - May 1, 2014. Bidders need not be present to win.


2014 Benefit Gala Invitation