Folger Gala

Sponsors

Anniversary Sponsors
May Liang and James Lintott

Lead Sponsors
Sterling Foundation Management

Prime Sponsors
Susan Sachs Goldman ● Carol and Gene Ludwig ● The Honorable John D. Macomber 

Major Sponsors
William and Louisa Newlin ● Herman J. Obermayer 

Sponsors
Jarrett and Nora Arp ● Louis and Bonnie Cohen ● Darcy and Andrew Nussbuam ● Gail Kern Paster ● Scott and Liz Vance

Patrons
The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Phil Deutch and Marne Levine ● Peter and Rose Edwards  David and Margaret Gardner ● Maxine Isaacs ● Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● John and Connie McGuire ● Carl and Undine Nash ● Melanie and Larry Nussdorf ● Timothy and Linda O'Neill ● Tessa van der Willigen and Jonathan Walters ● Nyla and Gerry Witmore 


For more information, contact Winnie Harrington Robinson, Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts: (202) 675-0377 wrobinson@folger.edu


For information regarding Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please download our Corporate Sponsorship Packet. For any additional questions, please contact Elena Forbes, Development Associate for Corporate Relations: (202) 675-0362 eforbes@folger.edu

2016 Folger Gala:
Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Folger Shakespeare Library's annual gala is our 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 nationwide. 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.

Folger Board member, May Liang and her husband James Lintott are the 2016 Folger Gala Co-Chairs. 2016 is a monumental year when the world will commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with events that pay tribute to his enduring legacy. The Folger is leading the United States' commemoration with our Wonder of Will programming, and the Folger Gala will be the pinnacle celebration. The evening’s backdrop will be the exhibition, America's Shakespeare, which will use a fascinating selection of rare letters, costumes, and books to show how Shakespeare's words and ideas weave through our national story from print to radio, television, film, and digital media.

Buy Tickets or Sponsor a Table

6:30pm
Cocktails 

7:30pm
Entertainment in the Elizabethan Theatre

8:30pm
Black-tie dinner in the library's beautiful Reading Rooms

Gala Co-Chairs

May Liang and James Lintott

2016 Folger Gala Committee

Jarrett and Nora Arp
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Phil Deutch and Marne Levine
Susan Sachs Goldman
Maxine Isaacs
Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George
The Honorable John D. Macomber
Herman J. Obermayer
Gail Kern Paster
Tessa van der Willigen 

Wonder of Will Honorary Committee

Congressman Brad Ashford
Senator Ben Cardin
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver
Senator Thad Cochran
Congressman Tom Cole
Senator Susan Collins
Congressman John K. Delaney
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Senator Michael B. Enzi
Senator Deb Fischer
Congressman Rául Grijalva
Senator Orrin G. Hatch
Senator Angus S. King, Jr.
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Congressman John Lewis
Congressman David Loebsack
Congresswoman Cynthia M. Lummis
Congresswoman Doris Matsui
Congresswoman Betty McCollum
Congressman Jim McDermott
Congressman Richard M. Nolan
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Congressman Joseph R. Pitts
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter
Congressman Don Young
Senator Roger F. Wicker

 

Sponsors

Anniversary Sponsors
May Liang and James Lintott

Lead Sponsors
Sterling Foundation Management

Prime Sponsors
Susan Sachs Goldman ● Carol and Gene Ludwig ● The Honorable John D. Macomber 

Major Sponsors
William and Louisa Newlin ● Herman J. Obermayer 

Sponsors
Jarrett and Nora Arp ● Louis and Bonnie Cohen ● Darcy and Andrew Nussbuam ● Gail Kern Paster ● Scott and Liz Vance

Patrons
The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Phil Deutch and Marne Levine ● Peter and Rose Edwards  David and Margaret Gardner ● Maxine Isaacs ● Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● John and Connie McGuire ● Carl and Undine Nash ● Melanie and Larry Nussdorf ● Timothy and Linda O'Neill ● Tessa van der Willigen and Jonathan Walters ● Nyla and Gerry Witmore 


For more information, contact Winnie Harrington Robinson, Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts: (202) 675-0377 wrobinson@folger.edu


For information regarding Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please download our Corporate Sponsorship Packet. For any additional questions, please contact Elena Forbes, Development Associate for Corporate Relations: (202) 675-0362 eforbes@folger.edu