2021 Ann Richards Dinner

Fancy Mask next to text The Collin County Democratic Party Presents The Ann Richards Masquerade Ball

Our Venue:
The Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

Put on your dancing shoes and finest Masquerade attire and join us for the 2021 Ann Richards Dinner and Masquerade Ball!

No more stuffy sit-down dinners with a guest speaker! Guests will enjoy dinner and a night of dancing to live music from the Moving Colors Band, amazing acrobatic performances by Soar Creative Studios, Tarot Card readings, and a long-awaited night of fellowship with other Democrats.

For the safety of everyone attending, only fully-vaccinated individuals should register for and attend this in-person event. All attendees must wear a mask over their nose and mouth (masquerade mask optional). 

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m
Where: Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, 7121 Bishop Rd, Plano
Cost: Individual tickets are $150 per person. Sponsorships are also available.

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Honorary Event Chair

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We are privileged to announce Mr. Dale Long as the honorary chair of the Ann Richards Dinner and Masquerade Ball.

Mr. Long’s story of being a survivor of the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham has been an inspiration to generations of how to turn terror into triumph. A package of dynamite put in place the night before by Ku Klux Klan members killed four girls in the church's basement.

A compassionate advocate for almost four decades he has been a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters Lone Star and serves on a national task force to recruit volunteers and promote advocacy. Mr. Long received the 1989 National Big Brother of the Year and the 2007 Clifford P. Norman National Award for local board participation from Big Brothers and Sisters of America.

 

Dinner Options

You won't be getting the same old dry chicken breast! We will have three sumptuous dinner options, beef short ribs, salmon, and vegetarian porcini mushroom ravioli pasta.

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Salmon dinner
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Entertainment!

This year's Ann Richards Dinner is going to be a truly fun-filled evening! We'll have aerialists from Soar Creative Studios performing their gravity-defying acrobatics! We'll have both a silent and a live auction! And we'll have tarot card readers to help us see into the Blue Texas future! 

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Music and Dancing!

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and be ready to get your move on! The Ann Richards Dinner will have one of the premier cover bands in North Texas, MOVING COLORS. Moving Colors will bring high energy and an unforgettable performance to our event! The band's entertained thousands of people over 15 plus years at venues around DFW, including the Dallas Arboretum, Six Flags, Artfest, Lone Star Park, the Plano BalloonFest, Clubs, Weddings, and more.

Sponsorship Packages

The Collin County Democratic Party cordially invites you to be a sponsor for its biggest event of the year, the annual Ann Richards Dinner! This year is extra special as Texas Democrats celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ann Richards' gubernatorial inauguration in true Ann Richards style. Will you join the fun and support the Collin County Democratic Party's mission of electing Democrats? We need your help to elect Democrats in 2022! We have a variety of sponsorships available, and we'd be happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your needs.  Contact Cara Prentice or Amanda Massengale at fundraisingchair@collindemocrats.org for information about custom packages.

Download the full sponsorship prospectus here

Some sponsorship packages include our exclusive *VIP* reception! You and your guests will mingle in a private room, sipping premium drinks and sampling delectable hors d'oeuvres, while experiencing surprise entertainment from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ann Richards Premier Sponsor $20,000
RESERVED

  • Welcome speech opportunity
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception* (16 guests)
  • (2) Premium event tables (16 Tickets)
  • (5) Complimentary valet passes
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Full page program advertisement
  • Recognition in CCDP email distribution list
  • Premier sponsor recognition and business link on CCDP social media platforms
  • Exclusive placement on printed sponsor posters
  • Recognition by event emcee (4 times minimum)
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials including event slideshow, event signage, website, press release and social media
 

VIP Reception Sponsor
$15,000

  • Official co-host of the VIP Reception* including welcome speech opportunity
  • (2) Premium event tables (16 tickets)
  • (3) Complimentary valet passes
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception* (16 guests)
  • Full-page program advertisement
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Recognition by event emcee
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials including event slideshow, event signage, website, press release, and social media

Dinner Sponsor
$10,000

  • Invitation to exclusive VIP reception* (16 guests)
  • (2) Premium event tables (16 tickets)
  • (3) Complimentary valet passes
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Recognition by event emcee 
  • Half page program advertisement
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials including event slideshow, event signage, website, press release and social media
 

Entertainment Sponsor
$10,000

  • (2) Premium event tables (16 tickets)
  • (3) Complimentary valet passes
  • Recognition by event emcee
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception* (16 guests)
  • Half page program advertisement
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials including event slideshow, event signage, website, press release and social media

Beverage Sponsor
$5,000

  • (1) Premium event table (8 tickets)
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception* (8 guests)
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials, including event slideshow, event program, event signage, website and social media

Champagne Sponsor
$5,000

  • Opportunity to give champagne toast during event
  • (1) Premium event table (8 tickets)
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception * (8 tickets)
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials, including event video, event program, event signage, website and social media

Live Auction Sponsor
$5,000

  • (1) Premium event table (8 tickets)
  • Company name mentioned by emcee
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception* (8 tickets)
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials including emails to 8000 subscribers, event video, event signage, website, press release and social media

Photo Booth Sponsor
$3,000

  • 4 Tickets at a premium table
  • Company brand at photo booth
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception featuring surprise entertainment* (4 guests)
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials including emails to 8000 subscribers, event video, event signage, website, press release and social media

Red Carpet Sponsor
$3,000
RESERVED

  • 4 Tickets at a premium event table
  • Company brand displayed via a banner at red carpet area
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception featuring surprise entertainment* (4 guests)
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials including emails to subscribers, event video, event signage, press release and social media

Program Sponsor
$3,000

  • Premium event seating (4 Tickets)
  • Title program sponsor with logo on program
  • Invitation to the exclusive VIP reception featuring surprise entertainment* (4 guests)
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Recognition in printed and electronic materials, including emails to subscribers, event video, event signage, press release and social media.

Friends of Ann Richards
$1,000

  • Premium event seating (2 Tickets)
  • Invitation the the exclusive VIP reception, featuring surprise entertainment* (2 guests)
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Names listed on printed event program
  • Name listed as supporter on http://collindemocrats.org
  • Social media recognition

Friends of Collin County Democratic Party
$500

  • Premium event seating (2 Tickets)
  • Names listed on printed event program
  • Exclusive gift for each guest
  • Name listed as supporter on http://collindemocrats.org
  • Social media recognition