Galaxy Gala


Galaxy Gala 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Featured Exhibition
POPnology | Celebrating Pop Culture's Impact on Technology

Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Chair
Lee Courtney and Lisa Shover Kackley, Vice-Chairs

Proceeds benefit the Center's STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math). For more information, please call 602.716.2014.

Arizona Science Center Galaxy Gala 2015

Galaxy Gala 2015: Gridiron Glory
Galaxy Gala 2015: Gridiron Glory was held on February 7, 2015 at Arizona Science Center and grossed $600,000 in support of the Center's science, technology, engineering and math education programs. More than 400 guests joined "Quarterbacks" Tracy Bame and Joelle Hadley and enjoyed access to the featured exhibition Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame sponsored locally by JPMorgan Chase and APS and located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries. The evening included a welcome by the Dobson High School Drum Line, hands-on demonstrations by the Center's staff, a dinner fit for the hall of fame designed by Ina Manaster, a thrilling "half-time" show from performer Alicia Hall Moran and a raffle for luxury prizes generously donated by event sponsors including American Airlines, E.D. Marshall Jewelers, Eddie's House, KTAR Arizona Sports, NFL, Tarbell's, Telluride Ski& Golf and the Westin St. John Resort and Villas.

Galaxy Gala guests were the first to hear the Center's announcement of the brand new, interactive facility known as CREATE, opening in late spring 2015 in the former Phoenix Museum of History. In this space, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn new skills, tackle real-world design challenges, and become part of a network of innovators and creative thinkers. Galaxy Gala "makers" participated in a hands-on activity to see which table could create the most inspired design using bendable glow sticks and connectors! To quote one Galaxy Gala attendee, "This is the most fun fundraiser I've ever been to in this town!"

Arizona Science Center's mission is to inspire, educate, and engage curious minds through science. Our vision is to be a global leader in science experiences. The Center is dedicated to public education and creating a passion for science by offering visitors new and relevant access to science in ways that excite and delight.

Proceeds from the Galaxy Gala benefit the Science Center’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Thank you to the Galaxy Gala 2015 Donors

  • SUPER BOWL ALL STARS ($100,000 and above)
    The Melani and Rob Walton Fund
    of the Walton Family Foundation
  • MVP ($10,000 and above per couple)
    Carolee and Steve Hunton
    Ellen and Howard Katz
    Margot and Dennis Knight
    Robynn and Robert Sussman
  • TOUCHDOWN ($50,000 and above)
    The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation
  • EXTRA POINT ($25,000 and above)
    Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, Inc.
    Elizabeth and Bryan Saba
  • SAFETY ($15,000 and above)
    Cox Communications
    Hazel Hare
  • FIRST DOWN ($10,000 and above)
    American Airlines
    The Boeing Company
    Julie and David Colton
    Jean and Curt Feuer
    Helios Education Foundation
    JPMorgan Chase
    Pivotal Foundation, Dionne and Francis Najafi
    Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart
    Rosemary Shockman and Doug Young
    US Bank
  • DRAFT ($5,000 and above)
    American Express
    Arizona Lottery
    Arizona State University
    BMO Harris Bank
    Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
    Bryan Cave, LLP
    Kay and Kent Corbin
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
    Desert Star Construction, Inc.
    The James R. Freeman Family
    Intel Corporation
    Laurie McWeeney
    MidFirst Bank
    Renee Dee and Alfredo Molina
    Resolution Copper Mining
    Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Arizona Science Center Galaxy Gala 2015