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Harman Center for the Arts
Annual Gala

Thank you to everyone that was able to contribute and attend this year’s gala celebrating the stunning Elizabeth McGovern and her contributions to the stage, as well as KPMG’s extraordinary philanthropy in the arts. Performances by the Joffrey Ballet, Joyce DiDonato, Sujari Britt, and members of our very own company were a great addition to the evening’s festivities. The surprise appearance by ”The Beatles” was a real treat.
Hollywood on the Potomac raved “If the Annual Harman Center for the Arts Gala, hosted by the Shakespeare Theatre Company had been a Broadway show, Variety would have hailed it as ‘Boffo!’”

We hope that you will join us next year for a grand evening of theatre.

One of Washington’s top 20 benefits and galas, the Harman Center for the Arts Gala provides indispensable funds for the Theatre’s education and community engagement programs including the annual Free For All. The yearly “Free For All” has allowed more the 640,000 people to see free performances of Shakespeare since its inception in 1991. Additionally, 35,000 D.C.-area students have attended a world-class production through the Shakespearience Student Matinee Program and 12,000 public high school students have explored Shakespeare’s work through Text Alive! The Shakespeare Theatre Company is in every secondary school in DCPS and DC Charter Schools and active in more than a dozen other school districts across the region.

The evening begins with cocktails and a special multidisciplinary performance in Sidney Harman Hall including the presentation of the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre to Elizabeth McGovern and The Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts to KPMG, LLP. Guests will be transported to the stunning atmosphere of the National Building Museum, one of D.C.’s premier event spaces, to mingle with the stars of the evening and enjoy a gourmet dinner and dancing. Reserve your tickets soon—this unique evening is not to be missed!

Gala Co-Chairs
Nick and Marla Allard

Gala Committee
Stephen E. Allis
Anita Antenucci
Stefanie Erkiletian
Carolyn and Robert Falb
Heather and Andrew Florance
Abbe David Lowell and Molly A. Meegan
Melissa Moss and Jonathan Silver
Stephen and Lisa Ryan
Pauline A. Schneider
Tom and Cathie Woteki

The Harman Center for the Arts Gala After Hours is a great opportunity for DC’s trendy young professional crowd to enjoy this unique event. For more information please visit our After Hours Page.

Elizabeth McGovern
The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre
“Elizabeth exemplifies the mastery that develops from the deep roots laid as a classically trained actor, evident in each of her roles on stage, film and television. While developing her craft at The Juilliard School at the young age of 19, Elizabeth was catapulted onto the big screen in Ordinary People, then a few years later in Ragtime, where she earned her first Academy Award nomination. However, big screen success has not kept her away from the great works of Shakespeare, Chekov and Shaw. The talent and love she exhibits for the classics have allowed her to develop her craft to a great level of artistic excellence. I am so pleased she will join the ranks of her Downton Abbey co-star, Dame Maggie Smith, as a recipient of The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre.” -Michael Kahn

KPMG, LLP
The Sidney Harman Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
For the past 25 years KPMG, LLP has generously supported the Shakespeare Theatre Company as well numerous visual and performing arts organizations across America and around the world. Their unwavering commitment has resulted in numerous sponsorships of mainstage shows (including the critically-acclaimed The Winter’s Tale, our most recent show), previous Galas, Will on the Hill events and a recent matching gift campaign. Kindness such as this continues to allow the Shakespeare Theatre Company to thrive and present ground breaking classical theatre in our Nation’s Capital.

More details coming soon!

Patron Levels and Benefits

Platinum Benefactor Table(s): $50,000
12 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $2,100

  1. One table for 12 at the Gala Dinner in a premium location; two seats may be designated for celebrity and other VIP guests
  2. Premium seating for you and your guests at the Gala Performance
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to a Gala Patrons event hosted by the Gala Chair(s)
  4. Invitation for you and your guests to one additional exclusive Gala event
  5. Invitation for 2 to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  6. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2013-2014 season
  7. Full page recognition in the Gala Program
  8. 2013-2014 season subscription for 2 for all Shakespeare Theatre Company productions (excluding Opening Night)



To purchase tickets please contact:
Eric Bailey
Special Events Manager
202.547.3230 ext. 2330
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Gold Benefactor Table(s): $25,000
10 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $1,750

  1. One table for 10 at the Gala Dinner in a prime location; two seats may be designated for celebrity and other VIP guests
  2. Premium seating for you and your guests at the Gala Performance
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to a Gala Patrons event hosted by the Gala Chair(s)
  4. Invitation for the host couple to one additional exclusive Gala event
  5. Invitation for 2 to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  6. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2013-2014 season
  7. Half page recognition in the Gala Program



To purchase tickets please contact:
Eric Bailey
Special Events Manager
202.547.3230 ext. 2330
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Silver Benefactor Table(s): $10,000
10 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $1,750

  1. One table for 10 at the Gala Dinner in a prime location
  2. Prime seating for you and your guests at the Gala Performance
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to a Gala Patrons event hosted by the Gala Chair(s)
  4. Invitation for 2 to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  5. Prominent listing in the Gala Program
  6. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2013-2014 season



To purchase tickets please contact:
Eric Bailey
Special Events Manager
202.547.3230 ext. 2330
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Benefactor Ticket(s): $5,000
2 tickets per sponsorship package

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $175

  1. Two tickets to the Gala Dinner in a prime location
  2. Two tickets to the Gala Performance in a prime location
  3. Invitations for you and your guests to a Gala Patrons event hosted by the Gala Chair(s)
  4. An invitation for two to one additional exclusive Gala event
  5. Invitation for 2 to an exclusive 2014 Free For All celebration
  6. Prominent listing in the Gala Program
  7. Recognition in the Shakespeare Theatre Company program for the entire 2013-2014 season



To purchase tickets please contact:
Eric Bailey
Special Events Manager
202.547.3230 ext. 2330
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Gold Patron Ticket(s): $1,000
1 ticket

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $175

  1. One prime seat for the Gala Performance and Dinner
  2. Invitations for you and your guests to a Gala Patrons event hosted by the Gala Chair(s)
  3. Listing in the Gala Program



To purchase tickets please contact:
Eric Bailey
Special Events Manager
202.547.3230 ext. 2330
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Patron Ticket(s):$750
1 ticket

The nondeductible portion of your contribution is $175

  1. One seat for the Gala Performance and Dinner
  2. Listing in the Gala Program



To purchase tickets please contact:
Eric Bailey
Special Events Manager
202.547.3230 ext. 2330
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

After Hours Ticket(s): $125
1 ticket
  1. Seating at the Gala Performance at Sidney Harman Hall
  2. Lounge area at the National Building Museum
  3. Open Bar
  4. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts
  5. DJ and Dancing with the stars of the evening

Offer valid for patrons ages 21-40 only. All sales are final. No walk-ins or refunds permitted.


To purchase tickets please contact:
Eric Bailey
Special Events Manager
202.547.3230 ext. 2330
HCAGala@ShakespeareTheatre.org

Platinum Benefactor
Houlihan Lokey
Michael R. Klein and Joan I. FabryGold Benefactor
Anita Antenucci
Miguel and Patricia Estrada
Miguel A. Estrada and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Kristin and Kingdon Gould
George and Georgia Stamas and Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin

Silver Benefactor
John B. Beckman, David A. Gibbons and Richard T. Horan Jr.
Thomas Campbell and Gail Dady
Carol and Landon Butler
Comcast Corporation
DirecTV
Steven and Deborah Epstein
Peter Finn
Donald Graham
Harman Family Foundation
John and Meg Hauge
Jeffrey M. Kaplan
David J. Lee
Kris Morris
National Building Museum
Denis and Tamara O'Sullivan
Stephen M. Ryan and Lisa Frasco Ryan
Vicki and Roger Sant
Doug and Gabriela Smith
Judith Morris and Marvin Weissberg

Benefactor
Esthy and Jim Adler
Nick and Marla Allard
Altria Group
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Greg Dovel
Marilyn and Michael Glosserman
Catherine Held
Steve and Judy Hopkins
Mike and Gina House
Chris and Kathleen Matthews
Theodore B. Olson and Lady Booth Olson
Robert S. and Martha T. Osborne
Anne and Daniel Toohey
Lynn and Jonathan Yarowsky

Gold Patron
Anonymous
Ballard Spahr LLP
Francois Begin and Sabine Engelhard
Lisa and David Blatt
Ted and Helen Boutrous
Buffy and William Cafritz
Leslie and Ray Clevenger
George and Kellyanne Conway
Kenneth W. Crow
David Debold and Vicky Debold
Richard and Christina Doren
Tom J. Downey and Carol M. Browner
EagleBank
Roy Englert and Daniel Boettcher
The Honorable and Mrs. Melvyn J. Estrin
Angela D. Fox
Mark and Beth Filip
Golden & Cohen LLC
Kevin Hennessy
John Hill
Thomas G. Hungar
J.F. Lehman & Company
JM Zell Partners, LTD
Dan and Jessica Katz
Rebecca Klemm
Alice and Bill Konze
Ken and Carol Lackey
David A. Lamdin
Jim and Michelle Lavelle
Judith A. Lee
Marlene and Fred Malek
Peter Malone and Catherine Alden Malone
Dorothy and Bill McSweeny
Hazel C. Moore
Ann and Bill Nitze
John F. Olson
Alan and Marsha Paller
James Pedas and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation
Ann and Walter Pincus
Toni Ritzenberg
Peter D. Rosenstein
Pauline Schneider
Judi Seiden
Victor Shargai and Craig Pascal
Meredith Siegfried
Eden and Jerry Rafshoon
Phil Sharp
Elizabeth and George Stevens
Ed Stucky
Amir Tayrani and Adria Villar
Christine Varney and Tom Graham
Tom and Cathie Woteki
Alan and Irene Wurtzel

Patron
Carol and Ken Adelman
Howard B. Adler and Tanya Potter Adler
Jeffrey S. Akman and Steven Scott Mazzola
Richard Appel
BGV Construction
Lucy Reilly Fitch
Amy Forbes
Tim and Susan Gibson
Abigail Golden-Vazquez
The Mark and Anne Hansen Foundation
Amy Howe and Tom Goldstein
Kristin A. Goodfellow
Leander Gray
Douglas McCormick
Gregory and Teresa Fort Piasecki
Jennifer H. Rearden
Charles Rossotti
Dexter and Melissa Walker
Sharon White
Suzan Zimmerman

Contributor
Charles and Kathleen Arberg
Christopher Bellini
Dowd Bennett LLP
Harry and Daria Berman
CM Equity Partners
Manus and Theresa Cooney
Seth and Pam Farber
Ira M. Feinberg
Karen and Baruch Fellner
Scott and Sara R. Fisher
Daniel Floyd
Christy and Graham Gerst
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Hoover
Jeff and Margaret Hudson
Gregory and Simone Katsas
William J. Kilberg
Daniel and Jay Kim
Janine and Marshall King
George K. Kollitides III
Greg and Lillian Lennox
Joseph and Jennifer Lower
Kerri Martin Bartlett
Randy Michael Mastro and Jonine Lisa Bernstein
Douglas Mayer
Derek A. McDowell
Kate Medina
John M. and Julie L. Meersman
Philip Mindlin
Daniel and Susan Plaine
Stuart M. and Wendy L. Riback
Benjamin and Nicolle Rippeon
Hattie Ruttenberg and Jon Molot
Patricia Larsen Scalia and Eugene Scalia
Gene and Martha Schaerr
Sam and Karen Seymour
Audrey Strauss
William Glenn Yarborough
Debra Wong Yang
S.M. Witzel