2019 Folger Gala

Sponsors

Lead Sponsors
Vinton and Sigrid Cerf ● Florence and Neal Cohen ● Susan Sachs Goldman ● J. May Liang and James Lintott

Prime Sponsors 
Carol and Gene Ludwig ● Shakespeare's Globe, USA ● Stuart and Mimi Rose

Major Sponsors
 Emily and Michael Eig ● The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund ● Gilbane Building Company/ Emre Ozcan ● Kieran Timberlake, JFW, Inc. and OLIN ● The Honorable John D. Macomber ●  Jacqueline Badger Mars ●  Loren and Frances Rothschild ● Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul, II 

Sponsors
D. Jarrett and Nora Arp ● Louis and Bonnie Cohen  Miguel and Patricia Estrada ● Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen ● Susan Ginsburg and Mario Velasquez ●  Frank F. Islam and Debbie Driesman ● William and Louisa Newlin  Gail Kern Paster ● Scott and Liz Vance ● Margaret Whitehead

Friends

Timothy and Linda O'Neill ●  Lawrence Family Foundation

Patrons
Diane Tipton Bradt and David Bradt ● Twiss and Patrick Butler ● Nicky Cymrot Maygene and Steve Daniels ● Porter and Lisa Dawson  Philip Deutch and Marne Levine   Nancy Ebb and Gary Ford  Maxine Isaacs Richard and Jane Levy Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George  Leander and Stephanie McCormick-Goodhart ● Roger and Robin Millay ● The Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P. Heydon)  Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai ● Susan and Frank Salinger  Paul Smith and Michael Dennis Neal T. Turtell ● Nyla and Gerry Witmore


For more information, contact Anne McKiterick, Development Associate for Major Gifts: (202) 675-0349 amckiterick@folger.edu


For information regarding Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ari Silber, Senior Development Officer for Corporate and Foundation Relations: (202) 675-0371 asilber@folger.edu

Monday, April 15, 2019

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.

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.
 
6:30pm
Cocktail Reception
 
7:30pm
Entertainment in the Elizabethan Theatre
 
8:30pm
Black-tie dinner in the library's beautiful Reading Rooms
 
Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
 
For more information please call Anne McKiterick at 202.675.0349
 
About the Performers:

Bachelor Boys Band was founded in 2012 and has been setting the industry standard for event music in the Mid-Atlantic region ever since. For The Wonder of Will tonight they are featuring musicians from the New Orleans-Styled Charm City Brass Band from Baltimore, Maryland.

Alison Luff was last seen on the Folger Theatre stage as  the title character  in Nell Gwynn.  On Broadway, she  was in Escape to  Margaritaville, Les Misérables, Matilda, Ghost, Scandalous, and Mamma Mia. She starred in the national tours of Wicked  and Mamma Mia.

Alain Nu, The Man  Who Knows, has been looking at life with an unusual perspective and doing amazing things. Starting at  a very early age, with interests in uncanny phenomena, hypnosis, eastern mysticism, and illusions, Alain realized for himself a fantastic world of possibilities and interesting explorations.
 

Gala Co-Chairs

Florence and Neal Cohen
Mimi and Stuart Rose

2019 Folger Gala Committee

D. Jarrett and Nora Arp
Vinton and Sigrid Cerf
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Nicky Cymrot
Philip Deutch and Marne Levine
Emily and Michael Eig
Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen
Margaret and David H. Gardner
Susan Ginsburg and Mario Velasquez
Maxine Isaacs
Frank F. Islam and Debbie Driesman
Michael Lebovitz and Ana Paludi
Richard and Jane Levy
J. May Liang and James Lintott
Carol and Gene Ludwig
Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George
The Honorable John D. Macomber
Jacqueline Badger Mars
Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai
Gail Kern Paster
Loren and Frances Rothschild
Paul Smith and Michael Dennis
Neal T. Turtell
 

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs

The British Ambassador and Lady Darroch
Susan Sachs Goldman
Lee and Juliet Folger
 

Honorary Committee

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Richard Burr
Senator Ben Cardin
Congressman James Clyburn
Congressman Steve Cohen
Congressman Tom Cole
Senator Susan Collins
Senator Chris Coons
Congressman Jim Cooper
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Senator Michael B. Enzi
Senator Chuck Grassley
Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
Congressman Jim Himes
Senator Angus King
Congressman John Lewis
Senator Edward J. Markey
Congresswoman Doris Matsui
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Senator Rob Portman
Congressman Jamie Raskin
Senator Jack Reed
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Congressman Jose Serrano
Senator Tina Smith
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Congressman David Trone
Congressman Mike Turner
Senator Thomas Udall
Senator Mark Warner
Senator Elizabeth Warren
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton
Senator Roger F. Wicker

 

Neal and Florence Cohen and Stuart and Mimi Rose, 2019 Folger Gala Co-Chairs. Photos by Yassine El Mansouri and Nesh Photography.
Neal and Florence Cohen and Stuart and Mimi Rose, 2019 Folger Gala Co-Chairs. Photos by Yassine El Mansouri and Nesh Photography.

Sponsors

Lead Sponsors
Vinton and Sigrid Cerf ● Florence and Neal Cohen ● Susan Sachs Goldman ● J. May Liang and James Lintott

Prime Sponsors 
Carol and Gene Ludwig ● Shakespeare's Globe, USA ● Stuart and Mimi Rose

Major Sponsors
 Emily and Michael Eig ● The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund ● Gilbane Building Company/ Emre Ozcan ● Kieran Timberlake, JFW, Inc. and OLIN ● The Honorable John D. Macomber ●  Jacqueline Badger Mars ●  Loren and Frances Rothschild ● Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul, II 

Sponsors
D. Jarrett and Nora Arp ● Louis and Bonnie Cohen  Miguel and Patricia Estrada ● Lisa Fuentes and Thomas Cohen ● Susan Ginsburg and Mario Velasquez ●  Frank F. Islam and Debbie Driesman ● William and Louisa Newlin  Gail Kern Paster ● Scott and Liz Vance ● Margaret Whitehead

Friends

Timothy and Linda O'Neill ●  Lawrence Family Foundation

Patrons
Diane Tipton Bradt and David Bradt ● Twiss and Patrick Butler ● Nicky Cymrot Maygene and Steve Daniels ● Porter and Lisa Dawson  Philip Deutch and Marne Levine   Nancy Ebb and Gary Ford  Maxine Isaacs Richard and Jane Levy Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George  Leander and Stephanie McCormick-Goodhart ● Roger and Robin Millay ● The Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P. Heydon)  Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai ● Susan and Frank Salinger  Paul Smith and Michael Dennis Neal T. Turtell ● Nyla and Gerry Witmore


For more information, contact Anne McKiterick, Development Associate for Major Gifts: (202) 675-0349 amckiterick@folger.edu


For information regarding Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ari Silber, Senior Development Officer for Corporate and Foundation Relations: (202) 675-0371 asilber@folger.edu