Cummer Ball 2017

April 22, 2017
6:30 P.M.

6:30 - Cocktails

7:15 - Live Auction and Mission Auction

8:15 - Dinner in the Galleries 

Join us for another exciting Cummer Ball featuring artistic moments, great food and drinks, fabulous entertainment, and a chance to support the mission of the Museum.

Cummer Ball Co-Chairs: LeAnna Cumber and Liz Parks

Cummer Ball Honorary Chairs: Joannie Stein Newton, and representing all of the Stein and Newton grandchildren, Ashley Stein Wotiz, Kimberly Stein Tonning, and Kelly Stein Kuntz

Sponsors: Helen M. Lane; Jacksonville Jaguars; Jacksonville University; The Lazzara Family; Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton; Publix Super Markets Charities; Raymond and Minerva Mason

Partners: Abbot Downing; US Assure; Wells Fargo – The Private Bank

In-kind Donors: Agility Press; Chef’s Garden Catering and Events; CYPRESS Creative Floral Design; Mark Grandin Events; Southern Glazier’s Wine and Spirits; Stacole Wines; Wingard Creative

(NEW) VIP TICKET PACKAGE ($2,500) - includes four reservations and a VIP Parking Pass in the lot next to the Museum, listing in the event program, Ponce de León Society priveleges. $2,000 is tax deductible as a contribution to the Museum.

VIP Patrons: Linda R. Alexander; Pete and Marilyn Carpenter; Charles and Victoria Commander, III; Husein and LeAnna Cumber; William O. Inman; Bob and Monica Jacoby; Ryan A. Schwartz; Jim and Joan Van Vleck

Special Gifts: Kelly Stein Kuntz; Bill and Mary Dudley Schmidt; Hap and Brooke Stein; Sally Simpson; Kimberly Stein Tonning; Ashley Stein Wotiz

Inkind Donors: Agility Press; Biscayne Brewing Company; Chef’s Garden Catering and Events; CYPRESS Creative Floral Design; Mark Grandin Events; Southern Glazier’s Wine and Spirits; Stacole Wines; Wingard Creative; The Write Touch  

Band: RiverTown Band

Energetic. Engaging. Incredible! From the first note, the RiverTown Band will have all of your guests on the dance floor for the most entertaining, nonstop dance experience they've ever had. The band's goal is simple: Deliver a fun, engaging and unforgettable performance --- Every. Single. Time.

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2017 Cummer Ball Live Auction


Wall Street Journal “Hedcut” Sketch and Framing from The Vault

Donated by: Noli Novak and The Vault at 1930

Value: $1,350

Noli Novak is not only the head illustrator for the Wall Street Journal, but also a Jacksonville local. She has graciously donated a personal appointment where she will create a Wall Street Journal stylized sketch of your headshot.  A “hedcut” is a term referring to a style of half-column portrait illustrations using pen and ink. She uses a stipple method as well as line-hatching to create her images. The dots are lined up in patterns and the finished work emulates the look of woodcuts from old-style newspapers, and engravings seen on paper currency. The phonetic spelling of "hed" is based on newspapers' use of the term hed for "headline".

Framing of the sketch is provided by The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery, a new must-see gallery at 1930 San Marco Boulevard, in the heart of the historic San Marco neighborhood. The Vault features local, regional, and national artists representing a multitude of mediums and forms, and also offers custom framing, art restoration, and art consulting.


Exclusive Tasting Experience for 20 at Intuition Ale Works & Manifest Distilling

Donated by: Black Sheep, Intuition Ale Works, Manifest Distilling

Value: $1,500

Prepare yourself for a truly unique evening for up to 20 friends or family with Jacksonville’s trendiest restaurant and distilleries. Intuition Ale Works, Manifest Distillery, and Black Sheep curate a unique experience for the inherent epicure. Guests will enjoy private tours of Intuition and Manifest with hors d’oeuvres at each location. Enjoy beer and spirits prepared exclusively for your group. Excluding Friday or Saturday.


The Ultimate Tesla Experience - One Week with a Tesla

Donated by: Tesla Jacksonville

Value: $4,000

Envelop yourself in the technology of the 21st century. Considered to be the future of the automotive industry, the Tesla is the world’s first mass production and affordable fully electric car. With a range of 565+ kilometers per charge, an autopilot mode, and a 0-60 of 3.1 seconds, prepare yourself for the ultimate Tesla experience – one week with a Tesla. Availability based on inventory. 


The Jacksonville Jaguars Ultimate Scouting Experience

Donated by: The Jacksonville Jaguars

Value: Priceless

Enjoy four club tickets and sideline passes to a Jaguar Game. On a separate occasion, experience the insider’s facility tour including the locker room and draft room. Discuss all the exclusive draft information with the scouts, who will break down the roster of who they drafted and why, followed by lunch with the scouts in the draft room.


Your Name Here: Name a Sandwich or Salad at The Cummer Café

Donated by: Chef’s Garden Catering

Value: Priceless

Join the legacy of Arthur and Ninah Cummer by attaching your name to a featured sandwich or salad at the Cummer Café. Naming rights are good for one year from the Ball – until 4.22.18.


One of a Kind Home Sketch and Framing from The Vault

Donated by: Blair Hakimian

Value: $1,000

Jacksonville Artist Blair Hakimian will personally visit your home and sketch the exterior on 22 x 30 in. watercolor paper. Framing of the sketch is provided by The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery, a new must-see gallery at 1930 San Marco Boulevard, in the heart of the historic San Marco neighborhood. The Vault features local, regional, and national artists representing a multitude of mediums and forms, and also offers custom framing, art restoration, and art consulting.


Luxurious Date Night

Donated by: Global Diamonds, Coopers Hawk, and Massage Heights

Value: $800

Start your relaxing afternoon with a 90-minute couples massage from Massage Heights. Visit Global Diamonds and shop for that special piece with a $300 gift certificate. End your night at Coopers Hawk with a glass of wine and dinner for two.


2017 Cummer Ball Mission Auction

Classes, tours, and programs are just some of the ways the arts come alive at the Cummer Museum. Through hands-on, multi-disciplinary experiences, visitors of all abilities can connect with works of art in the collection and with the natural beauty of the gardens.

The Museum serves nearly 45,000 children and adults through educational programs, both within the Museum and through offsite educational outreach, and more than 2,700 are served through accessibility programs that enable access to the arts for people of all abilities.

Through programs like Women of Vision, Arts for All, Museum Access for Kids, VSA, school tours, and outreach programs, participants are given access to tools, materials, information, and experiences not offered through traditional curricula. These offerings have the power to give a voice to the voiceless, to give access to a world bigger than a child’s neighborhood and school, and to open minds to possibilities and experiences they may not otherwise imagine.

Be a part of providing even more access to educational programs that expand the hearts and minds of your community.