Don’t miss our signature Night of Vonnegut!

April 11th, 2019

One of our favorite Vonnegut novels, Slaughterhouse-Five, is turning 50 in 2019! To help us celebrate, we are partnering with Wabash College for our fundraising gala, Night of Vonnegut 2019, and welcoming Salman Rushdie, author of the Midnight’s Children, Satanic Verses, and The Golden House, to speak and address questions from Douglas Brinkley and our audience. 

Salman Rushdie is one of the most highly celebrated and influential authors of our time. Not only has his work won some of the world’s top literary prizes and awards, but Rushdie has also received a Queen’s Knighthood for his “services to literature.” He has also been an advocate and voice for free speech and served for two years as president of The PEN American Center, the world’s oldest human rights organization.

We invite you to join us in your best late 60s throwback attire for a special evening of mingling, storytelling, drinks, and local eats at the historic Athenaeum! Guests can also look forward to the presentation of our annual Common Decency Award and scholarships to two Shortridge High School student writers!

Click here to reserve your tickets!




Become a Night of Vonnegut Sponsor


Tralfamadorian Troop – $575

  • Name or logo displayed on table
  • Name or logo displayed on event signage
  • 4 complimentary tickets to event

Children’s Crusade – $1,500

  • Invitation to pre-event VIP reception with Salman Rushdie for you and three guests
  • Name or logo included in marketing materials such as Eventbrite, Facebook and event e-blasts
  • Name or logo on KVML website for six months
  • Name or logo included in event program
  • Name or logo displayed on table
  • Name or logo displayed on event signage
  • 4 complimentary tickets to event (tables seat 4)

Edgar Derby’s Ensemble – $2,500

  • Invitation to pre-event VIP reception with Salman Rushdie for you and three guests
  • Name or logo included in marketing materials such as Eventbrite, Facebook and event e-blasts
  • Name or logo on KVML website for six months
  • Name or logo included in event program
  • Name or logo displayed on table
  • Name or logo displayed on event signage
  • Special name recognition at event
  • 4 complimentary tickets to event (tables seat 4)

Vonnegut’s Vanguard – $5,000

  • Invitation to pre-event VIP reception with Salman Rushdie for you and seven guests
  • Name or logo included in marketing materials such as news release, Eventbrite, Facebook, event flier, e-newsletters and event e-blasts
  • Name or logo on KVML website for one year
  • Name or logo included in event program
  • Name or logo displayed on tables
  • Name or logo displayed on event signage
  • Special name recognition at event
  • Naming opportunities (example: the bar, the VIP reception, food stations, etc)
  • 8 complimentary tickets to event

Click here to become a sponsor! Questions? Contact Programs and Donor Relations Manager, Marissa Renaldi, at [email protected]




Thank You to our Night of Vonnegut Sponsors

Vonnegut’s Vanguard

Greg and Jane Castanias


Edgar Derby’s Ensemble


Children’s Crusade