984 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL | (773) 384-3352 | Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 11AM-4PM

Dear Friend of the Polish Museum of America –

The looming clouds of war were nearing in 1939. But Poland held onto its optimism at the World’s Fair in New York City, themed “The World of Tomorrow.” The optimism and hope presented at the Polish Pavilion showcased the finest Poland offered in the arts, crafts, agriculture, sciences, and commerce. With the outbreak of World War II and the closing of the World’s Fair in 1940, the artifacts presented at the Polish Pavilion could not return to Poland. Thankfully, a majority of the Pavilion artifacts were acquired by the Polish Museum of America where they are displayed for all visitors to marvel at and are a major part of the PMA collection. 2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Polish Pavilion. This year, the Summer Gala pays tribute to the magnificent Polish Pavilion. In October, the Polish Museum will host a 80th Anniversary exhibit of the Polish Pavilion.

But the PMA needs the support of Polish Americans in Chicago and across the US, as well as anyone with an interest in Polish and Polonian culture and heritage, to protect these treasures for future generations. We are asking you to contribute to our biggest general operations fundraiser of the year – the Summer Gala, to be held on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Café La Cave in Des Plaines, Illinois, where Deborah Greenlee and the Paderewski Symphony Orchestra will be honored with the Polish Spirit Award, in the individual and organization categories, respectively. You can be part of this by the following:

  • APPEALS – Show your generous support of the PMA; levels from $25 to $10,000; banner recognition for 4 top categories; all donors will be proudly acknowledged in the Program Book

  • ADS – Businesses and organizations can show their patronage; levels from $200/ quarter page to $750/ gold full page

  • GUESTS – Attend the Gala and enjoy a memorable evening celebrating the PMA; invitations to be mailed separately

Choose one – or all three ways – to be with us as we lead the Polish Museum of America in preserving the heritage of our parents and grandparents for the future of our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Thank you for your commitment to the future of the Polish Museum of America!

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Great for businesses or organizations who would like to show their patronage of the PMA


Gold Full Page $750
Full Page $500
Half Page $300
Quarter Page $200

All ad copy must be submitted as digital files, JPG preferred, uploaded to PMA@PolishMuseumOfAmerica.org
Please allow for .5” margins for all sizes

Due to a change in graphic design, copy from previous years cannot be reused


You can pay by Credit Card, PayPal or mail payment in the envelope to:
PMA 2019 Summer Gala
984 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642-410

All submissions must be received by May 15, 2019 Questions?
e-mail: gala@polishmuseumofamerica.org; telephone: (773) 384-3352 ext. 2101



2019 Gala Submission form


2019 Gala Appeal

2019 PMA Gala Invite