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Partnership Dinner

Partnership Dinner Jon Horst

51st annual Partnership Dinner featuring Jon Horst • Saturday, April 9, 2022

  • VIP Reception – Emagine Macomb | 15251 23 Mile Rd., Macomb, MI 48042  |  5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • In-Person Dinner – The Palazzo Grande | 54660 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Twp., MI 48316 | Doors open at 6:00 pm • Dinner starts at 6:30 pm
  • Virtual Event | Virtual attendees will be sent a Zoom link prior to the event | Begins at 7:00 pm
Tickets & Sponsorship

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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Rochester Branch
200 Diversion Street | Rochester Hills, MI 48307 | (248) 253-7900

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Jon Horst enters his fifth season as General Manager of the Milwaukee Bucks after being named to the position in June of 2017. In his tenure as GM, Horst has restructured the team’s basketball operations by reimagining roles, responsibilities and processes of the team’s front office staff, and has executed key roster decisions that have turned the Bucks into a consistent contender and the 2021 NBA Champions.

In Horst’s four seasons in his post, the Bucks are 206-103 (.667), have made the playoffs all four seasons, including two trips to the Eastern Conference Finals and one NBA title, in addition to owning the best overall record and most playoff wins in the NBA over the last three seasons. In 2018, Horst oversaw the hiring process of current Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, who has since led the Bucks to those league-best marks and was named the 2018-19 NBA Coach of the Year. Horst has also upgraded the team’s roster through in-season and offseason trades, free agent signings, draft selections and by signing crucial pieces of the team to multi-year extensions.

Following the 2018-19 season, after the Bucks went 60-22 and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2001, Horst won NBA Executive of the Year in only his second year in the position, becoming just the second general manager in franchise history to win the award.

Horst’s early career success has been recognized on an international and local level as he was selected to the Leaders Under 40 Class of 2020, which identifies and recognizes exceptional individuals who are moving the industry forward, in addition to being named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2019.

Prior to becoming general manager in 2017, Horst served as the Bucks Director of Basketball Operations since 2008 in which he was instrumental in player evaluation, salary cap management and contract negotiations. Horst began his NBA front office career with the Detroit Pistons before coming to Milwaukee in 2008.

Horst graduated from Rochester (Mich.) College in 2006 with a degree in sports management. He and his wife, Mia, have two children, Sophie and Zeke.

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Partnership Dinner is an annual event that generates funding for student scholarships at Rochester University. The dinner is held annually during the spring. A special VIP reception for sponsors and the featured speaker is held in conjunction with the dinner. Unlike past years, the 51st dinner will host both an in-person dinner and a virtual option for those not able to join in person. This year we are excited to welcome back a RU alum, Jon Horst, as the featured speaker and guest emcee Chuck Gaidica, local news personality.

The 50th annual Partnership Dinner in 2021 featured Ben & Erin Napier, HGTV’s Hometown. Recent keynote speakers for the annual event have included such individuals as Col. Oliver North, Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, Mitch Albom, Dr. Ben Carson, Scott Hamilton, Barbara Bush, Colin Powell, Elizabeth Dole, Art Linkletter, John Glenn, Robin Roberts, Dave Ramsey, Don Meyer and Judge Ken Starr.

The evening also includes the recognition of the Alumni(us) of the Year and the new RU Excellence Award, student performances, RU community member feature stories, and much more!

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Tickets & Sponsorship

TICKET PRICES

IN-PERSON EVENT

  • Student – $100
  • RU Alumni – $125
  • General Admission – $150

VIRTUAL EVENT

  • Student – $50
  • RU Alumni – $75
  • General Admission – $100

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Presenting Sponsor – SOLD!
Sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union

  • Premier table sponsorship for the in-person event
  • 10 tickets to the in-person VIP reception
  • 2 tickets at the speaker’s table
  • Recognition throughout the evening as Presenting Sponsor both in-person dinner and virtual platform
  • Logo included on all promotional materials
  • Ability to share commercial during VIP event

Reception Sponsor-$10,000 – SOLD!
Sponsored by Emagine Entertainment

  • Premier table sponsorship for the in-person dinner
  • 10 tickets to the in-person VIP reception
  • Recognition throughout the VIP event as Reception Sponsor 
  • Ability to share commercial during VIP event
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform

Virtual Platform Sponsor-$10,000 

  • 2 tickets to the in-person dinner
  • 10 event tickets to the virtual event
  • 2 tickets to the in-person VIP reception
  • Recognition throughout the in-person dinner and virtual platform as the Virtual Platform Sponsor
  • Ability to share commercial during virtual event

Valet Sponsor-$7,500 – SOLD!
Sponsored by Bryan Christian Services

  • Prime seating for 10 during the in-person dinner
  • Admission for 10 to reception with speaker 
  • Premier event signage
  • Recognition during  both the  in-person dinner and virtual platform

Giveaway Sponsor-$7,000

  • Seating for five during the in-person dinner
  • Admission for 2 to the VIP reception
  • Premier event signage
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform 

Patron Sponsor-$5,000

  • Seating for 10 during the in-person dinner
  • Admission for 10 to the VIP reception
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform

Warrior Sponsor-$3,000

  • Seating for 5 during the in-person dinner
  • Admission for 5 to the VIP reception
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform

Premier Table  Sponsor-$2,000

  • Seating for 10 during the live dinner (in-person event)
  • Admission for 2 to the VIP reception
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform

Partner  Sponsor-$1,500

  • Seating for 6 during the in-person dinner (2 adults and 4 RU student tickets)
  • Admission for 2 to the VIP reception
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform

Crimson & White Sponsor-$1,000

  • Seating for 2 during the in-person dinner
  • Admission for 2 to the VIP reception
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform

Event  Sponsor-$500

  • Seating for 2 during the in-person dinner
  • Recognition during  both the in-person dinner and virtual platform

*All sponsorships can be designated as virtual sponsorship instead of for the in-person dinner, please contact the development office at development@rochesteru.edu for details.