Folger Gala


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 Fund ● 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 ● Twiss and Patrick Butler ● John and Pat Deutch ● Alan Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero ● Catherine Held ● Holland & Knight LLP ● 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

Interested in sponsoring? Do so online or mail in this order form.

Sponsorship benefits for individuals and for corporations.

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

2015 Folger Gala: Celebrating Four Decades of Folger Education

Tickets are on sale now! Buy your tickets online or mail in this order form.

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.

This year's gala will be Thursday, April 23, 2015—the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. This fun-filled and exquisite evening will celebrate four decades of the Folger’s innovations in Shakespeare education.


6:30 pm
Cocktails in the Great Hall 

7:30 pm
Entertainment in the Elizabethan Theatre

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

Honorary co-chairs

The British Ambassador and Lady Westmacott

Gala 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