Past Galas

Sponsors

Prime Sponsors
Jarrett and Nora Arp ● May Liang and James Lintott ● Carol and Gene Ludwig ● The Honorable John D. Macomber ● Darcy and Andrew Nussbuam 

Major Sponsors
Vinton and Sigrid Cerf  ● Florence and Neal S. Cohen ● Miguel and Patricia Estrada ● The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund  Susan Sachs Goldman ● Estate of Herman J. Obermayer ● Timothy and Linda O'Neill  ● Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II

Sponsors
Louis and Bonnie Cohen ● David and Margaret Gardner ● C. Boyden Gray ● KieranTimberlake  Gail Kern Paster ● Loren and Frances Rothschild

Patrons
Bill and Sunny Alsup ● The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Twiss and Patrick Butler ● Philip J. Deutch and Marne L. Levine ●  Peter and Rose Edwards ● Emily and Michael Eig  Stephen H. Grant ● Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell ● Catherine Held ● Maxine Isaacs ● Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● John and Connie McGuire ● Roger and Robin Millay ● The Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P. Heydon) ●  Carl and Undine Nash ● William and Louisa Newlin  Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai  Stuart Rose Family Foundation ● Frank and Susan Salinger ● Howard M. Shapiro and Shirley Brandman ● Nyla and Gerry Witmore 

 

2017 Folger Gala: Celebrating 25 Years
of Folger Theatre

The Folger Shakespeare Library's 2017 Gala was a resounding success! With the generosity of our sponsors, guests, and donors, we raised nearly $350,000 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, Nora and Jarrett Arp and Darcy and Andrew Nussbaum, as well as our Gala Committee. Their dedication and passion helped make this Gala a most wonderful tribute to the 25th anniversary of Folger Theatre, the vibrant centerpiece of the Folger’s public programs.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.They enjoyed cocktails in the Great Hall while viewing 500 Years of Treasures from Oxford, an exhibition spotlighting Corpus Christi College, one of the oldest of the 38 self-governing colleges at the modern University of Oxford. Entertainment in our magnificent Elizabethan Theatre was provided by Louis Butelli, Celeste Jones, Ty Jones, Cody Nickell, Kate Eastwood Norris, Ian Merrill Peakes, Karen Peakes, Kathryn Tkel, Holly Twyford, Craig Wallace, and Erin Weaver. A special treat was the appearance of magician Teller by video who gave our guests a rare opportunity to hear him speak. The wonderful evening finished with a delicious dinner in the stunning Reading Rooms.

Gala Co-Chairs

Nora and Jarrett Arp
Darcy and Andrew Nussbaum

2017 Folger Gala Committee

Vinton and Sigrid Cerf
Florence and Neal S. Cohen
Louis and Bonnie Cohen
Philip J. Deutch and Marne L. Levine
Miguel and Patricia Estrada
Margaret and David Gardner
Susan Sachs Goldman
Maxine Isaacs
May Liang and James Lintott
Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George
Gail Kern Paster
Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II

Gala Honorary Co-Chairs

The British Ambassador and Lady Darroch

Honorary Committee

Senator Michael Bennet
Senator Roy Blunt
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver
Senator Thad Cochran
Congressman Tom Cole
Senator Susan Collins
Congressman John Delaney
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Senator Deb Fischer
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Congressman Raúl Grijalva
Senator Angus King
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Senator Patrick Leahy
Congressman John Lewis
Congresswoman Doris Matsui
Congressman Rick Nolan
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
Senator Jack Reed
Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Senator Roger Wicker

Sponsors

Prime Sponsors
Jarrett and Nora Arp ● May Liang and James Lintott ● Carol and Gene Ludwig ● The Honorable John D. Macomber ● Darcy and Andrew Nussbuam 

Major Sponsors
Vinton and Sigrid Cerf  ● Florence and Neal S. Cohen ● Miguel and Patricia Estrada ● The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund  Susan Sachs Goldman ● Estate of Herman J. Obermayer ● Timothy and Linda O'Neill  ● Mr. and Mrs. B. Francis Saul II

Sponsors
Louis and Bonnie Cohen ● David and Margaret Gardner ● C. Boyden Gray ● KieranTimberlake  Gail Kern Paster ● Loren and Frances Rothschild

Patrons
Bill and Sunny Alsup ● The Lord Browne of Madingley ● Twiss and Patrick Butler ● Philip J. Deutch and Marne L. Levine ●  Peter and Rose Edwards ● Emily and Michael Eig  Stephen H. Grant ● Wyatt R. and Susan N. Haskell ● Catherine Held ● Maxine Isaacs ● Ken Ludwig and Adrienne George ● John and Connie McGuire ● Roger and Robin Millay ● The Mosaic Foundation (of R. & P. Heydon) ●  Carl and Undine Nash ● William and Louisa Newlin  Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai  Stuart Rose Family Foundation ● Frank and Susan Salinger ● Howard M. Shapiro and Shirley Brandman ● Nyla and Gerry Witmore