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2015 Folger Gala

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Celebrating Four Decades of Folger Education

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The Folger Shakespeare Library's annual gala is its largest and most significant fundraiser of the year, providing vital support to the outstanding cultural and educational programming the Folger offers to the greater Washington area and beyond. And, as one of Washington's most elegant social evenings, this special event is attended by the leaders of the social, business, government, and diplomatic communities.

Business leaders Philip Deutch, Vice-Chair of the Folger Board of Governors, and his wife Marne Levine are the 2015 Folger Gala Co-Chairs. The Honorary Co-Chairs are the British Ambassador and Lady Westmacott. The festive Gala evening will celebrate four decades of the Folger’s innovations in Shakespeare education, and will include a cocktail reception in the Folger’s Great Hall, entertainment in the Elizabethan Theatre, and a black-tie dinner in the library’s breathtaking Reading Rooms.


Cocktails in the Great Hall


Entertainment in the Elizabethan Theatre


Black-tie dinner in the library's beautiful Reading Rooms

Honorary Co-Chairs

The British Ambassador and Lady Westmacott

Gala Co-Chairs

Philip Deutch and Marne Levine

2015 Folger Gala Committee

The Honorable and Mrs. Samuel Berger

Peter Brown and Margaret Hamburg

Vinton and Sigrid Cerf

Louis and Bonnie Cohen

John and Pat Deutch

Alan Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero

Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen

Susan Sachs Goldman

Maxine Isaacs

Nancy Jacobson and Mark Penn

Amanda and Tom Lister

Carol and Gene Ludwig

Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George

William and Louisa Newlin

Herman J. Obermayer

Gail Kern Paster

Sara Schotland

Mallory and Diana Walker

Honorary Committee

Speaker John A. Boehner

Senator Kelly A. Ayotte

Senator Michael F. Bennet

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler

Senator Roy Blunt

Senator Shelly Moore Capito

Senator Thad Cochran

Congressman Steve Cohen

Congressman Tom Cole

Congressman John K. Delaney

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Senator Michael B. Enzi

Senator Deb Fischer

Senator Al Franken

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Orrin G. Hatch

Senator John Hoeven

Congressman David P. Joyce

Senator Angus King

Senator Amy Klobuchar

Congressman John Lewis

Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo

Congresswoman Doris Matsui

Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Congressman Joseph R. Pitts

Senator Jack Reed

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Senator Charles E. Schumer

Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Congressman Patrick Tiberi

Senator Tom Udall

Senator Mark R. Warner

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Roger F. Wicker

Congressman Roger Williams

  Additional Information

For more information, contact:

Winnie Robinson

(202) 675-0377

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Lead Sponsors

J. May Liang and James Lintott

Mark Pigott KBE and

   Cindy Pigott

Prime Sponsors

Philip Deutch and

    Marne Levine

Carol and Gene Ludwig

Dwight and Kirsten Poler

Major Sponsors

Vint and Sigrid Cerf

The Lee and Juliet Folger


Susan Sachs Goldman

Herman J. Obermayer


Louis and Bonnie Cohen

Kevin Downey and

    Michele Jolin

Lisa Fuentes and

    Thomas Cohen

Maxine Isaacs

Nancy Jacobson and

    Mark Penn

Michael Klein and Joan Fabry

Amanda and Tom Lister

Chip Newton and Liz Smith

Gail Kern Paster

Stuart and Mimi Rose

Loren Rothschild


The Honorable and

    Mrs. Samuel Berger

Bob Bradway

Peter Brown and

    Margaret Hamburg

John and Pat Deutch

Alan Fleischmann and

    Dafna Tapiero

Holland & Knight LLP

Catherine Held

Ken Ludwig and

    Adrienne George

Roger and Robin Millay

William and Louisa Newlin

Scott Pearson and

    Diana Farrell

Jon Ralph and Patty Gibson

Sara Schotland

Derek and Ayanna Thompson

Nyla and Gerry Witmore

Anne and Fred Woodworth

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