CMT San Jose Benefits From Silicon Valley Capital Club Charity Gala
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Children’s Musical Theater San Jose announced Tuesday its selection as the beneficiary of the Silicon Valley Capital Club Charity Gala. The annual black-tie affair takes place October 13 at the Capital Club atop the Knight Ridder tower in downtown San Jose. The members-only club chose CMT as this year’s public benefit corporation of choice the same year the theater organization celebrates its 45(th) anniversary as San Jose’s longest thriving performing arts organization. CMT managing director Michael Miller says, “We are honored to have been chosen and recognized for our high quality work onstage, as well as in the community.”
An advocate of youth and young adult arts education and training, Hollywood legend Annette Bening will serve as honorary chair of the prestigious event. Ms. Bening’s ties to the San Jose community are through family; namely her brother Brad, a prominent Silicon Valley attorney and niece Ashley, a respected Bay Area actress. The star-studded gala will also serve as a reunion for many CMT alumni. A four course dinner with wine pairings will be created in the ballroom by the Capital Club’s Michelin Star rated executive chef, and priceless items will go to the winning guests as live auctioneer Gary Scott Thomas from the KRTY radio station morning show calls the bidding.
Capital Club board of governors chair Helen Marchese Owen says, “The club is so proud to have the opportunity to support CMT this year. Our members are excited to be part of the special anniversary year of this incredible theater company.” Key sponsorship opportunities still exist with all tax deductable gifts directly benefiting CMT San Jose’s programs including its musical productions, summer camp and community outreach. For more information about tickets and getting involved visit http://info.cmtsj.org/svcc-gala.
About CMT: Children’s Musical Theater celebrates its 45(th) anniversary as the longest thriving performing arts organization in San Jose. For the past nine years successively, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded CMT grants in recognition of artistic excellence. One of the nation’s leading theater companies for youth, CMT presents ten full-scale productions each season and provides training and performance opportunities for children and young adults. Ongoing support from individual donors, local corporations and foundations strengthens the company’s ability to mount productions and serve the regional community. More at www.CMTSJ.org
About SVCC: Silicon Valley Capital Club has served San Jose socialites, philanthropists, business leaders and the Silicon Valley elite since 1991. It is unrivaled in its private facilities, scope, and quality hospitality services; and is only distinguished further by the collection of names found on its roster of membership. More at www.SanJoseClub.com.
SOURCE CMT San Jose