Each year, a special partner is honored for support and contributions to Aurora and its community, and this year’s honoree is the late Jon Richards. Until his unexpected passing in early 2017, Mr. Richards’ company Site ROI was a longtime season sponsor of Aurora Theatre, investing countless hours of in-kind services in the development and maintenance of the theater’s website. Jon was more than a supporter: he was a champion of Aurora Theatre and always looked for creative ways to tie his political affiliations to his passion for the success of Aurora and the arts in and around Gwinnett.
“I think I speak not only for myself, but the entire Aurora family, when I say that Jon will be deeply missed,” says Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez. “He was a hero to Aurora Theatre and we would not have grown to where we are now without him. We are privileged to be able to honor his life of service.”
The Aurora Theatre Gala puts art at the center of the evening, making for Gwinnett’s most exciting and entertaining fundraising event. This year’s gala will include musical performances from some of Aurora’s brightest stars, as well as an auction featuring unique experiences. The evening will also feature the announcement of the highly anticipated 2018-19 season! Aurora will award the Barbara Award and the Cindy Sutt Volunteer of the Year Award for service to the theater and the community.
The evening will be hosted by Anthony Rodriguez with Honorary Chairs Marshall and Lee Boutwell of Peach State Federal Credit Union.