Gala Sponsorship

On Saturday, April 21, the CMA will host The Hidden Gala. The gala is the CMA’s largest fundraiser of the year and attracts many prominent community citizens, museum supporters, and art lovers from around the state. 

The Hidden Gala will showcase our major spring exhibition, Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham, in a magical evening filled with enchanting cuisine, décor, and entertainment.

Not only is the CMA Gala the best party in town, it supports a deeply important mission. Gala sponsors ensure that every available revenue dollar goes straight back to the museum to support its mission to celebrate outstanding artistic creativity through its collection, exhibitions, and programs, interacting in ways that engage the mind and enrich the spirit. Contact Brian Dolphin at 803-343-2210 or for more information.

Become a Sponsor


ALL sponsors receive recognition on the following materials, with logo for the $5,000 level and above:

  • Gala invitations mailed to more than 2,000 CMA members, businesses, and prospective attendees (deadline for inclusion is January 19, 2018)
  • Signage at the event
  • Gala page of the CMA website
  • Annual Report of Donors

Sponsorship Levels

GOLD: $15,000 ($13,800 tax deductible)
16 tickets and a private tour of exhibition

SILVER: $10,000 ($9,250 tax deductible)
10 tickets

BRONZE: $5,000 ($4,400 tax deductible)
8 tickets

BENEFACTOR: $2,500 ($2,050 tax deductible)
6 tickets

PATRON: $1,000 ($700 tax deductible)
4 tickets

FRIEND: $500 ($350 tax deductible)
2 tickets