The Big Dinner
from 250.00

The Big Dinner is a fundraising event to celebrate the acquisition and installation of a new sculpture in the Park: Tony Tasset’s Deer, 2015, in honor of Laumeier’s 40th Anniversary year.

The Big Dinner features a unique outdoor dining experience, drinks, entertainment and more in the Park under the stars. Patron, donor and sponsor guests enjoy an exclusive pre-event VIP Reception with Deer and Eye, 2007, artist Tony Tasset. Proceeds support Laumeier’s mission of engaging the community through art and nature.

Festive casual attire. Ages 21 and up only.
Reservations are $250–$500 per person; no physical tickets.

VIP Reception for Patron, Donor and Sponsor guests
Friend guest arrival; Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
Deer Dedication
Seated dinner, remarks and entertainment
Event concludes

6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
10:00 p.m.

Alarm Will Sound will present Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. The performance will take place among the sculptures in the Way Field; the musicians and audience are encouraged to move freely around the space and each other. Ten Thousand Birds is based on the songs of birds that are native to or migrate through the Midwest. The connection between nature and music is enhanced by the unconventional, open setting; the entirety is transformative in subtle, yet profound, ways: as the bird-song sources become music, the open setting becomes an artistic space, blurring the lines between human creativity and natural phenomena.


Alison and John Ferring



Nancy and Ken Kranzberg

Mary Ann and Andy Srenco



Husch Blackwell

Carol and Michael Staenberg



Alison Ferring
Matt Harvey
Suzanne Sierra
Mary Ann Srenco


Joanne and Alan Kohn
Kerrin and David Kowach
Nancy and Ken Kranzberg
Helen Lee and Peter Tao
Nancy Lieberman
Robert Lobe
Greg Lukeman
Harry Lunt
Ramsey Maune
Barbara and Art McDonnell
Jane McNeely
Jessica and Andy Milner
Scott Moore
Peter Noonan
Leslie and Jake Reby
Stephanie Riven and Roger Goldman
Michael Sewell
Julie and William Shearburn
Andy Srenco
Carol and Michael Staenberg
Ann and Chris Tobin
Kellie and Andy Trivers
Elizabeth and Tim Trotter
Beverly Wagoner
Pat Whitaker and Dick Miles

Susan Barrett
Marie-Helene Bernard
Geraldine (Geri) Binion
Patricia and William Bolster
Kathy Bussman
Susan and Carmon Colangelo
Adrienne D. Davis
Marie Davis
Rachel and David Eidelman
Tara and Scott Evans
John Ferring
Susan and Bill Fiala
Shereen and Michael Fischer
Barb and Ray Flunker
Gretta Forrester
Margie and Bill Freivogel
Barb Gervais
Barbara Bushman Goodman
Jane Grady
Sheila Greenbaum and Gary Wasserman
Kate and Michael Haggans
Joseph Havel
Gary Hoemann
Ranu and Steve Hubbard
Maureen and Rick Jennings