The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has announced Paul Tudor Jones of Cambridge, MD as the Honorary Chair to the Museum’s 14th Annual Boating Party. The signature fundraising gala, which takes place at the Museum on Saturday, September 10, 2011, benefits the children and adults served by the Museum’s educational, exhibit, and boat restoration programs.
With a $35,000 sponsorship to the event, Paul and his wife Sonia have also been named Admirals of the Fleet of the Corporate Dinner Committee.
“We’re pleased to contribute to the Museum,” commented Jones. “Because the Museum plays an important role in the historical reflection of the Chesapeake Bay, we hope our gift will be the foundation of corporate giving for many others to support their important work.”
A one-time broker for EF Hutton, Paul Tudor Jones is known for predicting the 1987 stock market crash and doubling his clients’ money in the process. He was listed 211th on Forbes 2011 List of World Billionaires, with a net worth of $11.5 billion. Jones also founded the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity committed to the fight against poverty in New York City. He is also the founder of Tudor Investment based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
“Paul is deeply interested in the Chesapeake,” said Board of Governors member Paul Berry, who is co-chairing the event along with his wife, Amy. “We recognize how much our friends like Paul give, and it’s all because they want to preserve this sense of place, this history, as we educate both young and old alike.”
The gala’s theme this year is Dressing the Ship and features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a sit down dinner by Chef’s Expressions. Live music by the Freddy Cole Jazz Quartet and dancing with the Golden Gup accompany the evening’s activities, which also includes an entertaining live auction, and the first-annual Candy Backus Award, given to a deserving Board of Governor’s member in memory of one of the event’s founders.
“From a corporate sponsor perspective, the annual Boating Party provides a wonderful opportunity for political, business and community leaders to demonstrate how much they care about a sustainable Bay and its history,” said Berry. “There’s no better place to mingle with friends and associates while enjoying the best of wines, a full bar, and the most delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and sit-down dinner. “The Chesapeake Bay will steal the show,” added Amy Berry. “As we’ll also have a bounty of freshly shucked oysters, shrimp and crab cakes for guests to the event.”
Tickets for the event are $175 per person, or $1,750 for a table of 10, with benefactor and corporate sponsorships available. To reserve your table or tickets, call the Museum’s Director of Development René Stevenson at 410-745-4950.