2016 Folger Gala

Sponsors

Anniversary Sponsors
May Liang and James Lintott

Lead Sponsors
Sterling Foundation Management Mark Pigott KBE and Cindy Pigott

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

Major Sponsors
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund ● William and Louisa Newlin ● Herman J. Obermayer ● Loren and Frances Rothschild  Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II

Sponsors
AARP ● Jarrett and Nora Arp Louis and Bonnie Cohen ● Neal and Florence Cohen ● Lisa Fuentes and Thomas M. Cohen ● KieranTimberlake Darcy and Andrew Nussbuam Gail Kern Paster ● Scott and Liz Vance

Patrons
The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Susan and Dixon Butler ● Twiss and Patrick Butler  Heather and Dick Cass ● Phil Deutch and Marne Levine ● Peter and Rose Edwards  David and Margaret Gardner ● Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell ● Holland & Knight LLP ●  Maxine Isaacs ● Richard H. Levy and Lorraine Gallard  Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● Leander and Stephanie McCormick-Goodhart ● John and Connie McGuire ● Roger and Robin Millay ●  The Mosaic Foundation (of R. and P. Heydon) ● Carl and Undine Nash ● Melanie and Larry Nussdorf ● Timothy and Linda O'Neill ● Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai ● Lola Reinsch  Stuart and Mimi Rose ● Ayanna Thompson ● 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

The Folger Shakespeare Library's 2016 Gala was a magnificent success! With the generosity of our sponsors, guests, and donors, we raised more than $400,000 to benefit all areas of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world!

We are grateful to our Gala Co-Chairs, May Liang and Jim Lintott, as well as our Gala Committee. Their dedication and passion helped make this Gala a most wonderful tribute to Shakespeare's life and his legacy as we commemorated the 400th anniversary of his death. We also extend our thanks to our Honorary Co-Chairs, the British Ambassador and Lady Darroch.

Nearly 300 guests joined us for this festive occasion.The weather was ideal for an outdoor cocktail reception, and the view of the Capitol provided a breathtaking backdrop. In our Elizabethan Theatre, our cast of talented performers entertained us with scenes and songs. "Words, words, words," directed by Robert Richmond, featured the talents of Wendell Pierce, as well as Zach Appelman, Christylez Bacon, Louis Butelli, Richard Clifford, Tom Story, Rachel Zampelli, and by video, Simon Russell Beale. The performance included everything from a hip-hop rendition of a Shakespeare sonnet by Christylez Bacon to a stirring performance of Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be” speech by Simon Russell Beale. A delectable dinner in the stunning Reading Rooms was the perfect finish to a fantastic evening.

If you were unable to attend, we invite you to read more about the beautiful evening at The Washington Post.

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
Lisa Fuentes and Thomas M. Cohen
Susan Sachs Goldman
Maxine Isaacs
Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George
The Honorable John D. Macomber
Darcy and Andrew Nussbaum
Herman J. Obermayer
Gail Kern Paster
Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II
Tessa van der Willigen 

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs

The British Ambassador and Lady Darroch

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
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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 Jack Reed
Senator Harry Reid
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter
Senator Roger F. Wicker
Congressman Don Young

 

Sponsors

Anniversary Sponsors
May Liang and James Lintott

Lead Sponsors
Sterling Foundation Management Mark Pigott KBE and Cindy Pigott

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

Major Sponsors
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund ● William and Louisa Newlin ● Herman J. Obermayer ● Loren and Frances Rothschild  Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II

Sponsors
AARP ● Jarrett and Nora Arp Louis and Bonnie Cohen ● Neal and Florence Cohen ● Lisa Fuentes and Thomas M. Cohen ● KieranTimberlake Darcy and Andrew Nussbuam Gail Kern Paster ● Scott and Liz Vance

Patrons
The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Susan and Dixon Butler ● Twiss and Patrick Butler  Heather and Dick Cass ● Phil Deutch and Marne Levine ● Peter and Rose Edwards  David and Margaret Gardner ● Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell ● Holland & Knight LLP ●  Maxine Isaacs ● Richard H. Levy and Lorraine Gallard  Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● Leander and Stephanie McCormick-Goodhart ● John and Connie McGuire ● Roger and Robin Millay ●  The Mosaic Foundation (of R. and P. Heydon) ● Carl and Undine Nash ● Melanie and Larry Nussdorf ● Timothy and Linda O'Neill ● Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai ● Lola Reinsch  Stuart and Mimi Rose ● Ayanna Thompson ● 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