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Celebration of Life for Matt Haley

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Please bring a non-perishable food item to the service in support of one of Matt’s grass roots causes: Food Bank of Delaware.

REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL. (Aug. 26, 2014)—A service celebrating the life of Delaware restaurateur and James Beard Foundation honoree Matt Haley is scheduled for 2.p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28 at The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive in Selbyville, Del. Haley, a noted philanthropist and the owner of eight coastal Delaware restaurants, died on August 19 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Ladakh, India. The rain date is Monday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m.

The event is open to the public, and the Freeman Stage can accommodate more than 2,000. “Matt touched so many lives that we felt it was only right to give as many people as possible the opportunity to pay tribute to him,” said Scott Kammerer, president and COO of the Matt Haley Companies.

Organizers are still firming up details, but featured speakers are expected to include those who worked closely with Haley both personally and professionally. His Global Delaware Fund, founded in 2011, is active locally and abroad, and many guests will represent the nonprofits that the fund and Haley supported.

Haley’s humanitarian efforts this year garnered him the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award, the National Restaurant Association Education’s Foundation Cornerstone Humanitarian Award and the International Association of Culinary Professionals National Humanitarian Award – a culinary triple crown.

“The service is a celebration”, Kammerer said. “Matt would want people to remember him with laughter, kindness and joy.” There will be food and music. The food truck Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen, one of Haley latest projects.

Matt Haley had been on the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Board of Directors since 2012.

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Parallell Exit

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Mission: To create performance and educational programs that honor and forward the history of the variety arts and embrace a twenty-first century sensibility.

Parallel Exit is a rarity. It is the preeminent physical theatre company in New York City, carrying the torch for an art form that could be rendered obsolete without the innovation of the organization’s leaders.

Productions have earned the company critical acclaim and two Drama Desk Award nominations for Unique Theatrical Experience. New pieces have been presented in large venues (The New Victory Theater, The Guggenheim Museum), schools (through The Lincoln Center Institute and LEAP), and through partnerships with other organizations (Making Books Sing).

More than 12,500 audience members are said to have been whisked away with a sense of whimsy by Parallel Exit productions. In addition, over 10,000 New York City public school students have been inspired and benefited by Parallel Exit education programs, which employ the performing arts as a means through which to instill both creative and life skills.

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Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

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Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is unique in guiding young singers, coach/accompanists, conductors, and stage directors on the verge of international careers. The Program provides intensive study with renowned vocal and drama coaches, and offers voice lessons, language classes; career guidance and master classes from staff and guest artists. The Young Artists also have the opportunity to perform and cover roles on the main stage of Washington National Opera. The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists have performed at Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the White House, the Kennedy Center, the US Senate, Strathmore Hall, The Smithsonian Institution, The Wilson Center, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Mexican Cultural Institute, and numerous embassies. They have also performed in concert with Maestro Domingo in Beijing.

Each season, the Young Artists sing a fully staged performance at the Kennedy Center Opera House. In 2009, they presented Verdi’s La Traviata, conducted by Plácido Domingo and in 2010 they presented Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro on May 6, 2010.

Graduates of the Program have gone on to successful careers including performances at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, the National Symphony Orchestra, Weill Recital Hall, Los Angeles Opera, Canterbury Opera in New Zealand, Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Opéra de Monte-Carlo, among others.

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Black & Tan Celebration

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SOLD OUT! Don’t miss a wonderful evening celebrating the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and it’s program, The Freeman Stage at Bayside!  Join us for cocktails and appetizers on the lawn including the traditional  Black & Tan Beer as well as Black & Tan cocktails!  The dinner menu will feature steak and lobster tail with delicious sides and dessert.  After dinner, the deck and lawn will be open for music and specialty bars, including scotch & cigars!

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Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament

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SOLD OUT! Join us for most exclusive golf event on the shore, the Joshua M Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament! While on the course, various stations will be available for lunch and beverages as well as some of Josh’s favorite traditions—cigars, scotch tasting, and music. Don’t miss this fun filled day of celebrating the art of golf and the legacy of Josh Freeman. Foursome fee includes 4 tickets to Black & Tan Celebration. $3,000 per foursome.

Tax Deductibility: $2220 of each foursome is deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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Golf Tournament Sponsorships

Sterling $5,000  Entertainment Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor SOLD to United Bank   
Entertainment Sponsor SOLD to Troon Golf 

  • Foursome of golf at the Joshua M.  Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament
  • 4 tickets to the Black & Tan Celebration
  • Recognition as Hole Sponsor
  • Recognition as Entertainment Sponsor
  • Recognition on the Freeman Stage at Bayside website
  • Recognition in the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Annual Report

$4,220 is deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Silver $7,500  Beverage Cart Sponsor

  • Foursome of golf at the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament
  • 8 tickets to the Black & Tan Celebration
  • Recognition as Hole Sponsor
  • Recognition as Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • Recognition on the Freeman Stage at Bayside website
  • Half page ad in Freeman Stage at Bayside program (August edition)
  • Recognition in the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Annual Report

$6,440 is deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Gold $10,000  Caddie Apparel Sponsor or Lunch Sponsor
Caddie Apparel Sponsor SOLD to Congressional Bank

  • Foursome of golf at the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament
  • 8 tickets to the Black & Tan Celebration
  • Recognition as Hole Sponsor
  • Recognition of your choice:  Caddie Apparel or Lunch on the Course
  • Recognition on the Freeman Stage at Bayside website
  • Banner and special recognition at Black & Tan Celebration
  • Full page ad in Freeman Stage at Bayside program (August edition)
  • Recognition by name and corporate logo listed in the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Annual Report

$8,940 is deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Platinum $15,000  Golf Cart & Welcome Gift Sponsor or Black & Tan Celebration Sponsor

  • Two Foursomes of golf at the Joshua M. Freeman Golf Tournament
  • 16 tickets to the Black & Tan Celebration
  • Recognition as Hole Sponsor
  • Recognition of your choice:  Golf Cart and Welcome Gift or Black & Tan Celebration Sponsor
  • Recognition on the Freeman Stage at Bayside website
  • Banner and special recognition at the Black & Tan Celebration
  • Full page ad in Freeman Stage at Bayside program (August edition)
  • Half page ad in the Golf Tournament program
  • Recognition by name and corporate logo listed in the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Annual Report

$12,880 is deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Diamond $25,000  Tournament Sponsor
SOLD to The Meltzer Group

  • Two Foursomes of golf at the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament
  • 16 tickets to the Black & Tan Celebration
  • Recognition as Sponsor of the 8th Annual Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Hole Sponsorship of your choice
  • Recognition on the Freeman Stage at Bayside website
  • Banner and special recognition at the Black & Tan Celebration
  • Prominent location of your full page ad in the Freeman Stage at Bayside program (August edition)
  • Banner posted at Freeman Stage at Bayside throughout performance season
  • Full page ad in the Golf Tournament program
  • Recognition at Golf Tournament registration and awards ceremony
  • Recognition by name and corporate logo listed in the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Annual Report

$22,880 is deductible for federal income tax purposes.

For questions about Tournament Sponsorships, contact Molly King at 302-436-3015

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