Dunelm USA Annual Gala Dinner
Thursday 6 December

Thursday 6 December
Hoffman Hall, High Line Hotel, New York

Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, the spectacular Hoffman Hall at the High Line Hotel offers the perfect venue for a festive gathering of Durham alumni and friends from all over the world.

The historic Hoffman Hall is one of New York's finest venues, located in an iconic building now part of the award-winning High Line Hotel, in the heart of the vibrant Chelsea Gallery District. The Collegiate Gothic architecture will inspire memories of a Durham ball, and provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the festive season in style with friends old and new. The timeless surroundings provide the perfect occasion to connect with the ever-increasing global network of Durham alumni, and to hear from the Vice-Chancellor about Durham’s role in the world for future generations.

Our after-dinner speaker and special guest for this year’s Dinner will be none other than the Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and Preacher at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Michael Macaulay, Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s New York, will be our auctioneer.

Auction experiences include:
Exclusive villa with private beach for a week in Antigua
Ringside seats for a world title fight at Madison Square Garden
Flying lesson and ‘Skyline flight' over Manhattan’s iconic skyline
Marketing Masterclass with former CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi
Sir Thomas Allen in Durham Cathedral Concert, with a night in the Bishop's Suite
Brunch with Bill Bryson
Box-tickets for NYCFC at Yankee Stadium
Award-winning accommodation at the High Line Hotel
Get behind the scenes at Sotheby’s New York for a major auction preview
Afternoon tea with ‘off-limits’ access and a private tour of Westminster Abbey
Walk-on role as an extra in a Hollywood film production
…plus a host of other prizes, experiences and designer goodies.

Bid Now

for this prestigious black-tie fundraising event will range from $175 for recent graduates (class of 2015-18), to $250 for standard tickets, up to $1000 for VIP top-table tickets with a host of privileges and pre-event access. All guests will enjoy a stellar evening's entertainment with student performances, a fundraising auction, VIP guest speakers and live music. Tickets include a drinks reception and cocktail hour, four-course meal, and open bar throughout.

Group discounts will apply for tables of 10, and exciting opportunities are available for corporate sponsors. This event will bring together an extraordinary international community of alumni from the worlds of tech, entrepreneurship, sport, finance, policy, law, and beyond.

Please contact event.four@durham.ac.uk with any enquiries. Book though the Booking tab above.

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This event is now SOLD OUT. Email vip.event@durham.ac.uk for any last minute queries.

You can still participate in the evening by bidding for items in the online auction. Proceeds from the auction will go towards scholarships for Durham students. Details on how to register can be found here: http://bit.ly/DunelmAuctionNYC2018
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