The Ohio State University

February 20, 2012

The Ohio State University
Ohio Union
Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom

The Ohio State University is proud to lead the celebration of John Glenn’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of his historic flight aboard Friendship 7.

Proceeds from the celebration dinner will directly benefit faculty, students, and programs related to science and technology research and policy at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs and the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. 

Through this celebration, we will honor John Glenn and his legacy of leadership, citizenship, and public service.





 

Doors open for main ballroom: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner/Program: 7 p.m.
Speaker: Captain Mark Kelly
(Commander of space shuttle Endeavor’s final mission)

Reserve your seat by February 10, as seating is limited.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting customerservice@ohiostatealumni.org
or online by using the button below.

For questions, please contact The Ohio State University Alumni Association at (800) 762-5646.

Purchase tickets online »

Corporate and Individual Partnership Opportunities

The Ohio State University respectfully requests a partnership with you that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 flight. Opportunities include:

$500,000 sponsorship

  • Private dinner for two-four guests with Senator John and Annie Glenn at Page Hall
  • 10 tickets to the VIP reception, including photographs with both Senator and Annie Glenn and keynote speaker
  • Priority seating for all events during the weeklong 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Public recognition at the gala event
  • Endowed scholarship named for you/your company benefitting those studying science and technology research and policy
  • Table for 10 at the gala event on Monday, February 20, 2012
  • Signage at all events and recognition on all printed materials

$250,000 sponsorship

  • 10 tickets to the VIP reception, including photographs with both Senator and Annie Glenn and keynote speaker
  • Priority seating for all events during the weeklong 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Public recognition at the gala event
  • Endowed scholarship named for you/your company benefitting those studying science and technology research and policy
  • Table for 10 at the gala event on Monday, February 20, 2012
  • Signage at all events and recognition on all printed materials

$100,000 sponsorship

  • Reserved seating for all events during the weeklong 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Public recognition at the gala event
  • Endowed scholarship named for you/your company benefitting those studying science and technology research and policy
  • Table for 10 at the gala event on Monday, February 20, 2012
  • 10 tickets to the VIP reception
  • Signage at all events and recognition on all printed materials

$50,000 Level Sponsorship

  • Table for 10 at the gala event on Monday, February 20, 2012
  • 10 tickets to the VIP reception
  • Signage at all events and recognition on all printed materials














Also available:
$10,000 Tables (seats 10)
$1,000 Individual Tickets


A major exhibit on the Friendship 7 space flight will be located in the Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, February 1 – April 30, 2012. View more information on the John Glenn Archives.

Contacts

Geoffrey Chatas
Senior Vice President
Office of Business and Finance
Chief Financial Officer
The Ohio State University
(614) 292-9232

Tom Katzenmeyer
Senior Vice President
University Communications
(614) 292-4373

Lindsey Margaroli
Senior Director of Development
College of Engineering
(614) 292-9310

Nancy Marzella
Senior Director of Development
(614) 247-6611

Also contact the Customer Service Center at The Ohio State University Alumni Association with questions: (800) 762-5646.


The Man

WWII, Korea combat pilot; test pilot; record breaker... Then he joined the astronaut program. See more »

The Flight

1 astronaut, 3 orbits, 5 hours. The flight that caught our rivals and inspired a nation.
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The Event

Join us to honor John Glenn on the 50th anniversary of his historic flight.