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SCI’s Big Blast Gala

SCI's Big Blast – Annual Gala (Virtual)

Have a blast and support science education by attending the Science Center of Iowa's annual fundraising gala! Proceeds from this event help to advance STEM learning and innovation in Iowa.

Friday, November 12, 2021*  |  6:30-7:30 pm

The SCI Big Blast is our annual fundraising gala where we come together as supporters of science in our community. This year we want to celebrate all the ways we have adapted to fulfill the mission during the pandemic while also looking ahead toward the future of the Science Center of Iowa.

The VIRTUAL event will feature:

  • SCI stories from individuals touched by our mission
  • Music entertainment
  • Online auction
  • Special speakers

*Throughout the pandemic, our decision-making has been rooted in science. Due to the presence of COVID in Iowa we have decided to shift the event to a virtual experience on November 12, 2021. The safety of our supporters, volunteers and staff is our top priority.

Event Tickets

Individual Ticket: $125
Includes virtual event experience and access to the silent auction. ($100 tax-deductible)

VIP Ticket: $175
Includes special VIP box, virtual event experience and access to the silent auction. ($100 tax-deductible)

Purchase Tickets

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for lifelong science learning by becoming a sponsor of SCI's Big Blast! Sponsorship benefits include event tickets as well as logo or name recognition in event materials.

  • Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
  • Elemental Sponsor ($5,000)
  • Supporting Sponsor ($2,000)
  • Sustaining Sponsor ($1,000)

To become an event sponsor, please fill out this form and send it to development@sciowa.org

Questions?
Contact SCI's Development Team at development@sciowa.org or 515-274-6868 ext. 257.

Event Details

The VIRTUAL event will feature:

  • SCI stories from individuals touched by our mission
  • Music entertainment
  • Online auction
  • Special speakers

Sponsors

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Presenting Sponsors

  • Kemin Industries
    Kemin Industries
  • Nationwide
    Nationwide
  • Riley Resource Group - Feed Energy Company
    Riley Resource Group - Feed Energy Company
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Innovator Sponsor

  • CB Solar Inc.
    CB Solar Inc.
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Elemental Sponsors

  • Bridgestone Firestone
    Bridgestone Firestone
  • Corteva
    Corteva
  • GreenState Credit Union
    GreenState Credit Union
  • HyVee
    HyVee
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
    MidAmerican Energy Company
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Supporting Sponsors

  • Belin McCormick, P.C.
    Belin McCormick, P.C.
  • David & Susan Grant
    David & Susan Grant
  • Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
    Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
  • Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Family Charitable Fund
    Fred & Charlotte Hubbell Family Charitable Fund
  • Graham Construction Company
    Graham Construction Company
  • Mell & Michael Frazier
    Mell & Michael Frazier
  • Trilix
    Trilix
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Sustaining Sponsors

  • Barb and Bill Keck
    Barb and Bill Keck
  • Casey's
    Casey's
  • Community State Bank
    Community State Bank
  • Concepts Cares Foundation
    Concepts Cares Foundation
  • Dan & Barb Hoy
    Dan & Barb Hoy
  • Des Moines University
    Des Moines University
  • Drake University
    Drake University
  • Holmes Murphy & Associates
    Holmes Murphy & Associates
  • Iowa State Bank
    Iowa State Bank
  • Iowa State University
    Iowa State University
  • Keck Parking
    Keck Parking
  • Laura Higgins & David Walters
    Laura Higgins & David Walters
  • Margo & Don Blumenthal
    Margo & Don Blumenthal
  • McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
    McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
  • Meredith Corporation
    Meredith Corporation
  • Morgan Stanley - The 801 Group
    Morgan Stanley - The 801 Group
  • Raccoon Valley Bank
    Raccoon Valley Bank
  • ServiceMaster by Rice
    ServiceMaster by Rice
  • Sheldon & Beth Ohringer
    Sheldon & Beth Ohringer
  • Sid Ramsey
    Sid Ramsey
  • Sukup Manufacturing
    Sukup Manufacturing
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Event Partners

  • Business Record
    Business Record
  • Christiani's VIP Catering & Events
    Christiani's VIP Catering & Events
  • Crème Cupcake + Dessert
    Crème Cupcake + Dessert
  • Great Caterers of Iowa
    Great Caterers of Iowa