National Voice of America Museum “Celebrate the Voice of America under the Stars” gala committee members: left, back row: Chris Wunnenberg of Schumacher-Dugan Construction and Jack Dominic, VOA museum director. Front row, from left: Karl Ulrich of Sebaly Shillito and Dyer; Patti Alderson, interim CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty; Melinda Zemper of Oak Tree Communications; and Joe Gruber, VOA museum chief technology officer. Not pictured is Greg Stevens of UBS Wealth Management. Photo: Jeff Monroe The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester, Ohio, will celebrate the Voice of America’s 75th Anniversary with a Big Band dinner and dance part, Sept. 23.
Called “Celebrate the Voice of America under the Stars,” the event aims at the Sept. 23, 1944 dedication of the VOA-Bethany Station (site of the museum).
Museum Director Jack Dominic said, “This promises to be the most fun and exciting social event of the season in West Chester, and it’s for a great cause. … We’ll have a cocktail reception, dinner, big band music and swing dancing outdoors, plus VIP tours of the museum and the grand opening of a museum exhibit featuring Powel Crosley indoors.”
Museum board President Ken Rieser said, “We want to celebrate the VOA and honor Crosley’s legacy as an entrepreneur who not only pushed the envelope of technology available at that time, but also motivated his workers to work for a cause greater than himself — promoting freedom and truth worldwide.”
As a fundraising event costs are $150 per person, or $300 per couple, with various levels of sponsorship for individuals, businesses and organizations. Those higher levels of support include: Presenting Sponsor Level, $10,000; Platinum Sponsor, $8,000; Gold Sponsor, $5,000; Silver Sponsor, $2,500; and Bronze Sponsor, $1,000.