Dawson Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Event Co-Chairs Cathi Muckle and Corri Backman
Event Designer David Steen

A Special Message From Our Ringmaster Michael Shulman!

The Alexander Dawson School is proud to present our annual signature event, the Dawson Food and Wine Festival, which will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This year we will honor Elizabeth Blau, the Queen of Culinary, and Jerry Nadal, the King of Revelry.

It was 20 years ago that The Alexander Dawson School opened its doors and became the premier preschool through eighth-grade school in the valley. It was also 20 years ago that restaurateur Elizabeth Blau, founder and CEO of Blau + Associates, and Jerry Nadal, senior vice president of Cirque du Soleil, arrived on the culinary and entertainment scenes and have since elevated our fabulous city into the renowned culinary destination and entertainment capital of the world that it is today.

Support The Alexander Dawson School and dine alfresco as we enjoy exclusive menus from an incredible roster of culinary talent, plus amazing wines and specialty cocktails donated by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, incredible desserts, music from DJ 88, dancing, our silent and live auctions, and much more.  

Saturday, October 5, 2019
7 p.m. on the Dawson Field
For ages 21 & over
Purchase tickets and sponsorships by Thursday, October 3.

Individual Tickets: $200
  • Seating is available to all ticket holders. (Only sponsorship tables are reserved.) If you buy a ticket, you have a seat!
  • Includes all food, dessert, and beverages
Big Top Sponsorship Lounge: $15,000 - limited number available 
  • Ability to designate your sponsorship to one of the following areas: Technology and Innovation; Fine and Performing Arts; Teacher Professional Development; Athletics or where it’s needed most. 
  • Admission for 12 guests 
  • Reserved lounge seating 
  • Charcuterie by Cured + Whey 
  • Special dessert service by Ada’s - Home of Best Ice Cream 
  • Selection of wine and specialty cocktails served tableside 
  • Personalized service 
  • 30 raffle tickets 
  • Company logo or family name recognition in event promotion on social media, materials, and signage 
  • Recognition in the Annual Report 
Thank you, Big Top Sponsors: Beasley Family, Ruffin Family and George J. Maloof!

Ferris Wheel Sponsorship Table: $10,000 - limited number available 
  • Ability to designate your sponsorship to one of the following areas: Technology and Innovation; Fine and Performing Arts; Teacher Professional Development; Athletics or where it’s needed most. 
  • Admission for 10 guests 
  • Reserved table with your choice of location 
  • Selection of wine service at your table 
  • 20 raffle tickets 
  • Company logo or family name recognition in event promotion on social media, materials, and signage 
  • Recognition in the Annual Report 
Funhouse Sponsorship Table: $5,000 - limited number available 
  • Ability to designate your sponsorship to one of the following areas: Technology and Innovation; Fine and Performing Arts; Teacher Professional Development; Athletics or where it’s needed most. 
  • Admission for 10 guests 
  • Reserved table 
  • 10 raffle tickets 
  • Company logo or family name recognition in event promotion on social media, materials, and signage 
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
Thank you, Funhouse Sponsors: Lubas & Nadal Family, and Bishop Gorman High School!


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Thank You to Our Sponsors







In-Kind Donations for our Auction

We invite you to support this event and help make a difference in the lives of the students and teachers in our Dawson community with in-kind donations for our auction. Contributions to our auction are one of the largest sources of annual fundraising and support extraordinary student programming and outstanding teacher professional development opportunities. Additionally, donating an item to our auction provides visibility for your business with an influential constituency who will know that you care about supporting education as much as they do. 

We thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. Please fill out the online donation form or use the PDF version and respond by Wednesday, September 25.

The Alexander Dawson School

Welcome to The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain! Located in Summerlin, a suburb of Las Vegas, Nevada, The Alexander Dawson School is a non-sectarian, non-profit school offering students in preschool through eighth grade an inspired and meaningful education. Students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.