Folger Gala

Please join us for the 2022 Folger Gala!

We look forward to welcoming you to The Anthem, DC for an elegant and entertaining evening celebrating all things Folger, featuring special performances by Felicia Curry, actor, singer, and host of WETA Arts; John Holiday, countertenor and finalist on The Voice; and Malik Work, poet, actor, writer, and rapper.

The Folger Shakespeare Library's annual gala is our largest and most significant fundraiser of the year, providing support to the Folger and its impact driving discovery, transforming education, and creating experiences.

With delight we welcome you to join us for this special in-person evening. 

Date

Monday, May 16, 2022

Location

The Anthem - Washington, DC

Tickets

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Become a gala sponsor
 

Gala Co-Chairs

Nora and Jarrett Arp
May Liang and James Lintott
 

Honorary Gala Co-Chairs

Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, The British Ambassador, and Mr. Charles Roxburgh
Susan Sachs Goldman


Gala Committee

Richard D. Batchelder, Jr.
Vint and Sigrid Cerf
Florence and Neal Cohen
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Philip Deutch and Marne Levine
Debbie Driesman and Frank F. Islam.
Emily and Michael Eig
Maxine Isaacs
Rosa Joshi
Leora and Derek Kaufman
Leander and Stephanie McCormick-Goodhart
Carl and Undine Nash
Darcy and Andy Nussbaum
Gail Kern Paster
Paul Smith and Michael Dennis
Ramie Targoff and Stephen Greenblatt
Ayanna Thompson and Jonathan Hope


Gala Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Vint and Sigrid Cerf
May Liang and James Lintott


Lead Sponsor

Susan Sachs Goldman
 

Prime Sponsor

Nora and Jarrett Arp
Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP
Shakespeare's Globe, USA
 

Major Sponsor

Florence and Neal Cohen
Maygene and Steve Daniels
Debbie Driesman and Frank F. Islam
Emily and Michael Eig
The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund
Gilbane Building Company
Carol and Gene Ludwig Family Foundation
The Honorable John D. Macomber
Jacqueline Badger Mars
Gail Kern Paster
Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul, II

 

Friend

Becker and Frondorf
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Philip Deutch and Marne Levine
Maxine Isaacs
William and Louisa Newlin
Paul Smith and Michael Dennis
Ramie Targoff and Stephen Greenblatt
Ayanna Thompson and Jonathan Hope
Kathie and Mike Williams

Patron

Bill and Sunny Alsup
Richard D. Batchelder, Jr.
Porter and Lisa Dawson
Stephen H. Grant
Christine Healey and Ryan Brown
Andrea "Andi" Kasarsky
Leora and Derek Kaufman
Stephen Kieran
Leander and Stephanie McCormick-Goodhart
J.C. and Mary McElveen
Robin and Roger Millay
Carl and Undine Nash
Darcy and Andy Nussbaum
George D. and Mary Augusta Thomas

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Please note: To provide the safest and most comfortable evening, the Folger is requiring on site, five-minute COVID-19 testing for all guests of the Gala upon arrival in addition to providing proof of vaccination.

Please contact Elizabeth Stevens at estevens@folger.edu or 202.675.0359 should you have any questions or concerns. 

Watch performances from the 2021 Folger Gala.