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A Reception in Ann Marie's Honor

When: Friday, February 16, 2024

Venue: The Vogel at Count Basie Center for the Arts (Click for directions and parking)

Performance followed: 8:00 PM New Jersey Symphony presents Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin


A Night to Remember: Celebrating Ann Marie Miller

ArtPride is delighted to share the highlights of our unforgettable evening celebrating the remarkable Ann Marie Miller. The event, held at the esteemed Count Basie Center for the Arts, was a heartfelt tribute to Ann Marie's profound impact on the arts community.

The atmosphere was filled with warmth and appreciation as friends, colleagues, and supporters gathered to honor Ann Marie's unwavering dedication to the arts and her remarkable legacy. From heartfelt speeches to touching tributes, the evening truly celebrated Ann Marie's contributions. ArtPride’s Board of Trustees, staff, and the Icon of Advocacy Planning Committee sincerely thank everyone who attended. Your presence and support made the evening truly special.

ArtPride’s Board of Trustees and staff want to extend our gratitude to our event sponsors, volunteers, planning committee members, and everyone who worked behind the scenes to make this event possible. Your hard work and dedication are deeply appreciated.

A special thank you goes to the Adam Philipson and the Count Basie Center for the Arts team for providing the perfect venue and entertainment and for generously providing the delicious food and refreshing drinks that added to the evening's enjoyment.

Additionally, we want to thank John Schreiber and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) team for creating a special video of praise for Ann Marie. Your contribution added a touching and memorable element to the celebration.

Ann Marie, your dedication and passion for the arts have inspired us all, and it was an honor to celebrate you!



The Icon of Advocacy: Celebrating Ann Marie Miller Committee Members

Laura Aden | Sharon Harrington | Sharnita Johnson | John McEwen | Adam Perle

Marcy Peterson | Adam Philipson | John Schreiber, Committee Chair | Allison Tratner


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ArtPride thanks all our sponsors for making this event possible! 


Event Sponsors


Springsteen Sponsorship


Count Basie logo     The Vogel logo     Link to NJPAC


Basie Sponsorship




link to https://www.njm.com/     Spark Creative Group Logo



Warwick Sponsorship



Mary Sue Sweeney Price

MPAC Logo     New Jersey Ballet Logo     Link to: NJ Symphony     The Newark Museum of Art Logo     link to: state theater new jersey 


Symphony in C logo     Wheaton Arts logo



Sinatra Sponsorship


Carol and Harold Herbert

link to carolyn dorfman dance     link to SJCA     Young Audiences For Learning logo



Read more from Ann Marie Miller, Former Director of Advocacy & Public Policy,  Icon of Advocacy: Ann Marie Miller Shares Her Most Iconic Moments With ArtPride NJ


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