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James Taylor

 22nd Annual IYRS Summer Gala 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Title Sponsored By:

Co-Chaired By: Charlie and Posy Dana, Dooie and Geer Isdale.  Honorary Chair: Anne Hamilton

Special Performance By

followed by dancing!

The Gala is Now Sold Out

To be placed on a waiting list, please

contact Jenny at events@iyrs.edu

JAMES TAYLOR

Your tax deductible gift to IYRS will have an immediate positive impact on

our students and our school. Thank you for your generous support. 

EVENT DETAILS

IYRS Summer Gala

July 6, 2019  Newport, RI

Event Location

IYRS Campus

449 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840

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IYRS Summer Gala

6:00pm

Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

 

7:40pm

Seated Dinner

Live Auction

Reverse Auction in support of scholarships

9:15pm

Performance by James Taylor 

followed by dancing to DJ Nook

 

Attire: Summer Festive

Contact:

Jenny Holmqvist | events@iyrs.edu  | 401-848-5777 ext. 231

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2019 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
EVENT ENTERTAINMENT

James Taylor

followed by dancing!

A very special thank you to Bee Hovey, Valerie Urry and Terry Nathan for making this performance possible.

James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms.  He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere.  In 1971, Taylor was on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era.  Over four decades later his warm baritone, introspective lyrics and unique guitar playing still blaze a path to which young musicians aspire.  He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, multiple Grammy Awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life: “Fire and  

Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Mexico,” “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Walking Man,” “Never Die Young,” “Shed a Little Light,” “Copperline,” “Enough to be On Your Way,” “Caroline I See You,” and many more.

 

In the summer of 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.  Recorded at his home studio TheBarn, in Washington, MA, Before This World explores many of the themes that have absorbed Taylor throughout his career.

In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement.  In 2011, Taylor was honored with a Carnegie Hall Perspectives series, which consisted of four concert evenings presented by Carnegie Hall and featuring Taylor and personally selected musical guests.  In 2012, he was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. Both medals are their Nation’s highest honors for artistic excellence recognizing “outstanding achievements and support of the arts.”  In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor.

In December of 2016 Taylor received the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.


www.jamestaylor.com
www.facebook.com/jamestaylor

 

Past Entertainment

2018: KC & the Sunshine Band
2017: Kool & the Gang
2016: Jackson Browne

2015: The Beach Boys

2014: Lyle Lovett and his Band

2013: Jimmy Buffett 

 

2019 IYRS Summer Gala Co-Chairs & Committee

Co-Chairs

Charlie and Posy Dana, Dooie and Geer Isdale
 

Honorary Chair

Anne Hamilton

Committee

Dayton Carr

Lisa Cecchi
Katie Collins
Lyn and Peggy Comfort
Hillary Davidson
Angus and Joanna Davis
Dan and Lesley Faria
Jessica Holden
Jenny Holmqvist
Courtney Hunter
Jen Iacovelli
Terry Lanza
Kim Norton-O'Brien
Kristin Parella
Kiley Prime
Heather Ruhsam
Tom and Betsy Whidden

Title Sponsor

Patron Level Sponsor

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Anke and Juergen Friedrich

Benefactor Level Sponsors

James Berwind and Kevin Clark

Ala and Ralph Isham

Jonathan Nelson and Maya Stendhal

Contributor Level Sponsors

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Sally and Frank Atlass
Pam Rorke Levy and Matt Brooks  
Dayton Carr
Lisa and Paul Cheek
Kristal and Joe Dockery
Anne and Jack Haley
Anne and Matt Hamilton
Patricia and Jamie Hilton

Geer and Dooie Isdale
Martha and Ralph Marrinson
Susan and Robert Webster

Supporter Level Sponsors

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Peggy and Lyn Comfort
Audrey and Peter Denton
John Doyle
Jim Farrar
Carolyn and Bill Firth
Robert Flaxman
Amy and Paul Harden
Gerald Lavallee
Lisa and Jack LeFort
Tara Griffin and Jim McCann
William O'Gara
Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.
Clayton Shackleton
Hannah Swett
Donald Tofias
Tesa Van Munching
Terri and Chris Walker BCF

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Contributor Level Ticket Holders

Holly Bannister and Doug Newhouse

William Cooney

Joanna and Angus Davis

Ronald Dunbar

Anne and Lawrence Glenn
Joseph Hoopes

Roseanne and Dennis Williams

Supporter Level Ticket Holders

Allison Annand

Victoria and Tommy Baker

Carol and Miles Bidwell
Patricia and Philip Bilden

Jim Blanusha
Deb Harris and Don Breen
Sherry and Mark Brice
Heather and Bill Burgess

Pamela and Andrew Constantine
Michelle and David Donatelli

Vicky and Gary Dorfman
Jeff Ecklund
Alfred Elson
Christy and David Elwell

Sophie and Tom Fair
Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons
Leslie and Dan Faria

Carolyn and Bill Firth

Mike Fletcher

Tricia and Steve Frary
Mary and Gary Garabedian
Maureen and Bill Goldfarb

Shelia and Ted Graves
James Gretzky

Kate and Jimmy Gubelmann

Deborah Hadley

Charles Hancock

Emilie and George Hinman

Meg and J Holmgren

Carol Hopkins and Chris Cannon

Felicia and Billy Huger

Jennifer Huntley
Liz Isdale

Janice and Gary Jobson

Elizabeth and Bill Kahane

Marilyn Kanter and Terry Nathan

Bonnie Kehoe

Julie and Mark Kramer

Nancy and John Lambrecht

Tim Laughridge
Lila Delman

Nancy Liu and Jim Houle
Stephen Ludwig

Denise Manning

Anne and David Marks
Kitty Mountain
Carol and Robert O'Donnell
Carol O'Malley and Nick Harry
Kim and John  Palmer
Laura and David Pedrick
Linda and Jack Purdy
Patty and Jim Rodgers
Jennifer Saia

Trina and Arthur Santry
Jane Schaefer

Sarah and Brady Schofield

Jackie Smith and Kip Small
Stansfield & Co.

Cindy and Joshua Teverow
Valerie Urry and Chandler Hovey
Andrea van Beuren and Roger Kass

Helene and Archie van Beuren

Tenley and Onne van der Wal
Teryn and Karl Weintz
Ross Williams

Gala Donors

Margaret Chan and Daniel Murphy

William Cooney

Diana and Peter Gonzalez
Laurie and Peter Grauer

Kate and James Gubelmann

Robin and Rich Haas

Rhode Island Country Club

Event Sponsors

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Live Auction Donors

-- A special thank you to WIMCO for more than a decade of generous support as a live auction donor --

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Victoria and Tommy Baker

Pam Rorke Levy and Matt Brooks

Pamela and Andrew Constantine

Silent Auction Donors

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Jonathan Bernier

Samuel Bernier

Michael and Jeanne Bezio

Chris Cannon

Julia and Ed Coll

Jay Coogan

Kristal and Joe Dockery

Elizabeth and Bill Kahane

Jeff Elsbecker

Patricia and Jamie Hilton

Courtney and Andrew Hunter

Geer and Dooie Isdale

Marilyn Kanter and Terry Nathan

Lindsay Mitchell

Ron O'Hanley

Kimberly Palmer

Joel Senger

Andrea and Jay Schachne

Matt Thayer

Gala Gift Bag Donors

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Event Producers

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Casey's Marina

 
 

IYRS Trustees

IYRS OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 

C. CHRISTOPHER CANNON, CHAIRMAN
RONALD P. O’HANLEY, CO-VICE CHAIRMAN
DARRELL CRATE, TREASURER
MICHAEL J. DOMINGUEZ, SECRETARY

JOSEPH T. DOCKERY
STEPHEN GLASCOCK
DEBORAH HADLEY
HARRY T. REIN

BOARD MEMBERS

MALCOLM D. CLARKE, JR.
JAY COOGAN, PRESIDENT
CHRISTOPHER L. CULVER
PETER DENTON
WILLIAM FIRTH
JUERGEN FRIEDRICH
GLENN R. FULLER
LAWRENCE GLENN
SETH HAGEN

CLARE G. HARRINGTON

JAMES A. HILTON

RALPH ISHAM
WILLIAM KAHANE
JOHN L. KLINCK, JR.
TERRY A. LANZA
WILLIAM MORONG
DOUGLAS NEWHOUSE
CAROL O’MALLEY
TIM RUTTER
MARK E. WATSON
J. STEVEN WHITE

TRUSTEE EMERITUS

WILLIAM MATHEWS BROOKS

DAVID ELWELL
PETER GONZALEZ
GEORGE M. ISDALE, JR.
GARY JOBSON
EDWARD W. KANE
EARL MCMILLEN III
JOHN MECRAY*
GERRY MIGLIACCIO

DAVID R. PEDRICK

*INDICATES DECEASED

 

About IYRS School of Technology & Trades

IYRS provides experiential education, preparing students to enter a global maker and manufacturing workforce. IYRS teaches the art and science of making, building, restoring and maintaining, and in the process, helps its graduates build both careers and more meaningful lives – inspired by the knowledge that in their hands and through the use of technology, they have the power to make, build and maintain to a high standard.

IYRS students work with the widest range of materials and tools – from hand and power tools to advanced technology, including design software and state-of-the-art systems like 3D printers, CNC routers, and laser cutters.

Building or restoring things is the essence of creativity, productivity, human spirit, and even community. We are driven to do this kind of activity, and to celebrate the associated art, science and knowledge – the ability to work and think through our hands or through the use of technology.