In April 2017, the DML Foundation hosted THE MAIN EVENT - a special sneak peek of the beautiful new Main Library in downtown Dayton. Months before the grand opening, guests explored the space to find exciting performances, opportunities to get active, fabulous food, expertly crafted drinks, and unparalleled fun.
The unique night saw a sell out crowd of 1,400 guests who joined for a once-in-a-lifetime experience; we raised approximately $250,000 to support Library programming and initiatives. Explore these archived pages for photos and information covering everything from the red-carpet welcome to the three story champagne toast to the final dance of the night.
Our Main Event Sponsors Made All the Difference
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, PNC.
SHOOK Construction Co.
Presents THE ATRIUM HORAN
Presents PARKSIDE PLACE & LOUNGE Upward Brand Interactions
Presents THE BASSANI THEATER OFF THIRD Sinclair College
Presents THE IMAGINE PORTAL Heidelberg Distributing Company
Presents the EXPERTLY CRAFTED CONSUMABLES Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Presents the WELCOME EXPERIENCE
Presents THE EICHELBERGER FORUM MAIN STAGE SKANSKA ATCS
Present THE OEHLERS GREAT READING ROOM CareSource
Presents the OPPORTUNITY SPACE @ PATTERSON Wright-Patt Credit Union
Presents TeenEDGE & GREEN SCREEN ROOM Taft Law
Presents THE DAYTON ROOM Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
Presents COMMUNITY LINKS AT LAUNCH POINT