Folger Gala

Sponsors

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 ● The Honorable John D. Macomber ● Dwight and Kirsten Poler

Major Sponsors
Vint and Sigrid Cerf ● The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund ● Susan Sachs Goldman ● Herman J. Obermayer ● Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II

Sponsors
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 ● Edward and Patricia Leahy ● Amanda and Tom Lister ● Chip Newton and Liz Smith ● Darcy and Andy Nussbaum ● Gail Kern Paster ● Stuart and Mimi Rose ● Loren Rothschild ● Mallory and Diana Walker

Patrons
The Honorable and Mrs. Samuel Berger ● Bob Bradway ● Peter Brown and Margaret Hamburg ● The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Twiss and Patrick Butler ● Heather and Dick Cass ● Debbie Cowan and Michael Berman ● Porter and Lisa Dawson ● John and Pat Deutch ● Alan Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero ● Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell ● Catherine Held ● Holland & Knight LLP ● Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● John and Connie McGuire ● Roger and Robin Millay ● William and Louisa Newlin ● Melanie and Larry Nussdorf ● Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai ● 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 wrobinson@folger.edu

2015 Folger Gala: Celebrating Four Decades of Folger Education

The Folger Shakespeare Library's 2015 Gala was a resounding success! With the generosity of our sponsors, guests, and donors, we raised more than $360,000 for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s educational and cultural mission.

We are especially grateful to Gala Co-Chairs Phil Deutch and Marne Levine and the Gala Committee whose leadership and dedication helped make this one of our most successful Galas to date. We also thank our Honorary Co-Chairs the British Ambassador and Lady Westmacott for their continued patronage.

More than 250 guests enjoyed cocktails in the Great Hall while viewing the landmark exhibition from the National Maritime Museum, Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude. The navigational instruments were a fitting backdrop in this celebration of the journey of learning. In the Elizabethan Theatre guests were treated to a celebration of Folger Education, the Masters of Ceremony for which were four high school students, representing the 793,906 students who have taken part in Folger programs over the last four decades. The program included an excerpt from A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by Center City Public Charter School and a video of testimonials from teachers around the country who participated in our Teaching Shakespeare Institute. The whole program was a moving tribute to the Folger's work with teachers and students.  The evening’s finale was the black-tie dinner in the exquisitely bedecked Reading Rooms. If you were unable to attend, you can view pictures of the beautiful evening at Washington Life and the Folger's Flickr Page.

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
The Lord Browne of Madingley
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
J. May Liang and James Lintott
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

 

Sponsors

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 ● The Honorable John D. Macomber ● Dwight and Kirsten Poler

Major Sponsors
Vint and Sigrid Cerf ● The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund ● Susan Sachs Goldman ● Herman J. Obermayer ● Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II

Sponsors
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 ● Edward and Patricia Leahy ● Amanda and Tom Lister ● Chip Newton and Liz Smith ● Darcy and Andy Nussbaum ● Gail Kern Paster ● Stuart and Mimi Rose ● Loren Rothschild ● Mallory and Diana Walker

Patrons
The Honorable and Mrs. Samuel Berger ● Bob Bradway ● Peter Brown and Margaret Hamburg ● The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Twiss and Patrick Butler ● Heather and Dick Cass ● Debbie Cowan and Michael Berman ● Porter and Lisa Dawson ● John and Pat Deutch ● Alan Fleischmann and Dafna Tapiero ● Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell ● Catherine Held ● Holland & Knight LLP ● Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● John and Connie McGuire ● Roger and Robin Millay ● William and Louisa Newlin ● Melanie and Larry Nussdorf ● Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai ● 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 wrobinson@folger.edu