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Please join the Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Virginia for our inaugural black tie fundraising gala and the first event in the Museum’s new landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center.

The Dewey Gottwald Center is named for an innovator and an inspirational figure in Virginia’s STEM landscape. The building is a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit and will serve as a beacon in the community, sparking curiosity and inspiration in future generations for years to come.

Help us illuminate the Dewey Gottwald Center.

Dewey Gottwald Center

  Your support of the Illumination Gala will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year. Your participation makes possible all of the Museum’s exciting offerings – from Rat Basketball, to features in The Dome, Camp Ins, fantastic exhibits and much, much more!

Every unrestricted gift, large or small, helps us live our mission – Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.

2016 Sponsor Levels

Purchase a table or ticket by January 11, 2017 to have your name or corporate logo listed in the event invitation.

Purchase a table or ticket by March 1, 2017 to have your name, corporate logo or ad included in the program.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Zalesiak at 804.864.1548 or

Please indicate individuals that will be attending through your sponsorship below. If unknown at the time, please note this.


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Illumination Gala 2017
Illumination Gala
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 2 $ 1,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 4 $ 3,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 8 $ 5,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 16 $ 10,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 24 $ 25,000.00 ea.
Attendees: 32 $ 50,000.00 ea.